Meet our friendly team
Meet our friendly team
Meet our friendly team
Meet our friendly team
MEET THE TEAM
Dr Luvena Tan
Luvena Tan graduated from the University of Western Australia and joined the practice in 2014. She enjoys educating patients on the importance of oral health and seeing improvements. She cares for her patients and strives for a good relationship with her patients and colleagues. During her spare time, Luvena enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing the piano, trying out different restaurants and tending to her thriving vegetable patch. Luvena is available for appointments Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Dr Christine Nedelcu
Dr Christine Nedelcu graduated in 2000 at the University of Sheffield in the UK, and for the past 20 years, Christine has practiced general dentistry in Stockholm, Sweden. During these years, she has developed her dentistry skills practicing general/family dentistry including restorative and implant prosthetic treatments. Christine and her family moved to Perth at the end of 2021 and is looking forward to meeting and treating patients after a short break. Christine is excited to explore more of WA with her family and is available for appointments Monday to Friday.
Dr Heng Hui Wong
Dr Heng Wong graduated from Griffin University, Queensland, in 2018 and moved to Perth in 2021. She has a keen interest in all aspects of General Dentistry. Dr Heng strives to ensure her patients receive high quality care and comfort. She regularly pursues continuing professional development opportunities to advance her skills and knowledge. Aside from dentistry, Dr Heng enjoys travelling and spending time with her friends and family. Heng is available for appointments on Mondays.
Dr Asfiya Anjum
Dr Asfiya graduated from Bangalore, India in 2012 and completed her Australian Dental Council examination after relocating to Australia in 2020. Asfiya and her young family have lived in the East Coast of Australia, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane before settling in Perth. Dr Asfiya believes that a visit to the dentist should be pain-free and a comfortable experience for her patients. She loves all aspects of dentistry, keeping up with continued professional developments, with the latest courses in oral surgery and implant dentistry. In her spare time Dr Asfiya loves spending time with her two children and family, she loves to travel and has a secret passion for Harry Potter books.
Dr Asfiya is new to The Dentists and available for appointments on Wednesdays.
Shavaya Huskinson Armstrong
ORAL HEALTH THERAPIST
Shavaya graduated from University of Sydney as an Oral Health Therapist. Shavaya has worked all over Australia over the past 9 years, gaining vast experience from working in outreach clinics for children in NSW and NT, as well as working with the ADF Dental Corp. Shavaya is available for appointments on Monday and Thursday.
We are part of BUPA Dental
Bupa is a healthcare company, looking after over 22 million people across 190 countries. We've drawn on this wealth of knowledge and expertise to provide people living in Australia and New Zealand with quality healthcare services, support and advice. We also continue to grow and develop relationships with key healthcare partners at home and abroad.
Oral health is one of the cornerstones of overall health, but it’s an area that’s often neglected. Tooth decay is the most prevalent health problem in Australia (1), affecting nearly 50% of Australian children by the age of 12, while Australian adults lose 3 million hours of paid work or study each year due to dental issues (2).
In fact, 90% of all tooth loss is due to tooth decay and gum disease (1) conditions that are largely preventable with the appropriate care.
Ongoing benefits of visiting this practice as a Bupa member include:
No Gap Kids Dental*
certainty of known out-of-pocket expenses on most dental services
increased benefits on most dental services
on-the-spot claiming facilities
Everything Bupa do is for the health of its customers. Bupa is part of a global family that reinvests its profits to provide better services for our customers. Bupa believe this is the only way to truly put you first.
1 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Chrisopoulos S & Harford JE 2013. Oral health and dental care in Australia: key facts and figures 2012. Cat. no. DEN 224. Canberra: AIHW.
2 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Harford JE & Islam S 2013. Adult oral health and dental visiting in Australia: results from the National Dental Telephone Interview Survey 2010. Dental Statistics and Research Series no. 65. Cat. no. DEN 227. Canberra: AIHW
* When treatment is provided by a Members First dentist. Available on our family packages, Ultimate Health Cover, Silver, Gold and Platinum Extras covers when taken with hospital cover on a family membership. Fund rules, waiting periods and yearly limits apply. Child dependants only. Includes major dental in VIC and SA only. Excludes orthodontics and hospital treatments.
We are a HBF Member Plus Provider
With 100% back on your first scale and clean each year and no annual limit for preventative dental, HBF extras cover helps keep you smiling.
At HBF we understand how important our health care providers are in
caring for our members in the moments that matter.
Some dental providers, called Member Plus providers, have chosen to enter into an agreement to guarantee out-of-pocket expenses on Preventative dental treatment, which means a guaranteed 75%, 85% or 100% back*. Plus, eligible members receive one fully covered scale and clean at a Member Plus provider per calendar year.
For dental treatment outside of the Preventative category, HBF can’t guarantee out-of-pocket expenses so please call us on 133 423 for an accurate benefit quote.
We are QIP Accredited
“Achieving accreditation demonstrates a commitment to the provision of excellent dental care and continuous quality improvement within the practice.”
- Quality Innovation Performance
What is QIP Accreditation?
The accreditation of private dental practices’ is based on the integration of a set of National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards into everyday practice culture and patient safety. These standards harmonise regulatory requirements passed down by both Federal and State governments, with highlights being the demonstration of clear and evidence based patient benefits when visiting an accredited practice.
What this means for you
When choosing an accredited practice a patient can expect a reduction in clinical and general risks, as well as the peace of mind in knowing that all staff are educated and engaged in the implementation of dental systems and improvement of dental processes within their practice.
National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards for Dentist’s were adopted by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care in 2011. The attainment of these standards means a dental practice has proven to be of the highest calibre in delivering quality patient care within Australia.
We now proudly belong to a new age of accredited dental practices, meeting QIP quality standards of patient care for all patients.
What this means for us
We assure you we are committed to ongoing improvement of the policies and procedures that govern our dental practice, providing assurance to patients, staff, colleagues and peers that we are committed to quality, safety and excellence across all standards.
Accreditation is independent recognition that we have met the requirements based on a defined criteria and set of standards that all practices can be judged equally against. Accreditation provides assurance to our patients, staff and everyone associated with the Practice that quality and performance standards have been met and are being constantly evaluated and improved upon.
If you would like to find out more about the accreditation of our practice please contact us for more information.