OUR TEAM

Dr-Danushan(Dan)

Dr Danushan (Dan) Sampanthar

Principal Dentist

Born and raised in Australia, I have been living and practicing in Geelong since 2011, having graduated from Adelaide University with Honours.

Since my graduation I have taken great enjoyment seeing dentally anxious patients, both young and old, for the first time and having the leave saying that went well! or Im not sure what I was worried about!. I enjoy practicing and developing my skills in all aspects of dentistry with experience in pain free cosmetic and rehabilitative dentistry. Getting to know all my patients over time also provides me with great satisfaction.

Outside of work I enjoy cooking and eating with both friends and family. When not making the most of the stunning locations around Geelong on my bike or on my feet, I also enjoy travel. In this respect I have been fortunate to have participated in dental missions to Cambodia and Guatemala.

I look forward to meeting you and putting you at ease as we embark on your dental journey together. Contact us today!

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Dr Arumugam Punnia Moorthy

Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr Arum Punnia-Moorthy graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Hons) from the University of Sri Lanka in 1972. Since then Dr Punnia-Moorthy has had over 35 years of teaching experience in a number of University Dental Schools namely Peradeniya (Sri Lanka), University of Bristol (UK), University of Liverpool (UK), University College London, Eastman Dental Hospital (London) and University of Sydney and an impressive clinical training and practice of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at many affiliated University Hospitals in the United Kingdom and in Sydney.

He received a WHO scholarship to commence his postgraduate training at the Institute of Dental Surgery, Eastman Dental Hospital, University of London in 1976. He obtained his fellowships, FDSRCS (England) and FFDRCS Oral Surgery (Ireland) and completed his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training in a number of University Teaching Hospitals affiliated to the Dental Schools in Bristol, Liverpool and University College London. He completed his Lecturer/Senior Registrar training and Ph.D in Oral Surgery (University of London) in 1986. In 1987 he was appointed as Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Oral Surgery and later the Head in the Discipline of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Sydney. He obtained a Masters Degree in Medical Education (MClinEd) from the University of New South Wales in 1999, a unique achievement of his long and illustrious teaching career. Dr Punnia-Moorthy moved to private practice in Burwood in 1996 whilst retaining a part-time position as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. Since 2004 he has become full-time in private practice and is a visiting Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon to Westmead Private, Strathfield Private and Holroyd Private Hospitals.

Dr Punnia-Moorthy is a highly experienced Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon who is dedicated to continuing education, teaching (undergraduate/postgraduate) and clinical research. He currently spends his time between private practice in Sydney, education in Sri-Lanka, playing tennis is hoping to spend time getting to know Geelong and the Surfcoast.

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Marilia

Practice Coordinator

Born and raised in Brazil, I moved to Australia 4 years ago when I got married.

Having had braces myself, I will always remember the day I got my new smile and the change it made on my life. That is why I became a dentist in Brazil. I believe that dentistry is not only about cleaning your teeth or being healthy, which is very important, but also believe a healthy bright smile can help to give someone confidence, hope and strength to continue to smile through the years, no matter what lies ahead, just as it did for me.

Dentistry is very positive if you are with the right professional team who is able to communicate well, which is why I am happy to be part of Smile4U.

I am one of those people who believe in the power of help. Let us help YOU as much as we can. Let your happiness be our happiness!

I am looking forward to greeting you here at Smile4U as your Coordinator! You will have personalised, tailored treatment because we always endeavour to deliver the best treatment for you!

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Mu Gay

Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Mu Gay. I was born in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border.

My family and I moved to Australia in 2009 and I am now lucky and proud to call Geelong, Australia my home.

I speak four languages, including English, Burmese, Karenni and Karen. After finishing school at Belmont High, I completed a Diploma of Health Science.

I am now doing my dental assistant’s traineeship with Smile 4U.

I look tiny and wear a smile on my face all the time. I love to learn new things and develop myself. I want to make a visit to the dentist as comfortable as possible for our clients.

I pride myself on being gentle when I am working with clients and keeping the work area thoroughly clean and tidy.

I am very glad to have such a marvellous opportunity with Smile 4U. The main thing I am learning from Smile 4U is helping each other. I believe Smile 4U will never make you regret coming to them.

We are trying our best to help you to feel satisfied with us.

So get the fear out of dentistry and Contact us today and organise a time to visit the place where professionalism meets FUN.