My individual vision is to leave a legacy of change in the dental industry, helping to eradicate dental phobia and alleviate dental anxiety and patients’ fears. As principal dentist and owner of Integrated Dental Health, and more broadly in the community, my goal is to help develop and encourage the use of specific tools for dentists and patients to empower themselves.
My practice vision is to help heal and empower with exceptional dentistry in a calming nurturing environment.
Dr Henriette graduated with a Bachelor of Dentistry from The University of Sydney in 1999. She has practiced at Sydney’s Holistic Dental Care Centre, Windsor, Gosford and in the Blue Mountains and has performed volunteer work overseas, including in Tonga and Bali.
She established the state-of-the-art practice Waratah Dental, in Lithgow, in 2009 and in 2016 she opened her flourishing practice Integrated Dental Health in Katoomba. In more recent times, she has moved to establish her new Integrated Dental Health practice in Canberra. In all of her work, she has committed to ensuring to the extent possible that patients have a calming and relaxing dental experience.
She chooses her team carefully and provides relaxation therapies and a “comfort menu” not common in the dental industry. “Education, empathy and a holistic approach are key, along with exceptional service. Our focus is oral health and the latest in innovative treatment and pain relief, but also on the whole person.”
For her ground-breaking work, Dr Henriette was awarded in 2021 a prestigious “Altitude Award” for revolutionary achievement in the dental industry. Related to her broader interest in healing and relaxation Dr Henriette has trained in craniosacral therapy, acupuncture for dentistry and stress (including trauma) release.
Outside of work, she loves the snow, skiing, hiking and climbing in the mountains, meditation and yoga. And in her remaining spare time, she loves to read and write poetry!
Dr Damian completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Sydney, after completing his degree in Medical Science from The Australian National University.
With his experiences providing dental treatments for patients in the Sydney Dental Hospital, Westmead Centre for Oral Health and in private practices in metro Sydney, Dr Damian provides tailored dental treatments for patients of all ages to suit their individual needs.
Dr Damian is devoted to establishing good dental relationships with his patients. Through his gentle and calm approach, he endeavours to help children develop good dental habits. For those who are afraid of coming to the dentist, Dr Damian works to make dental treatments easier and more enjoyable.
As an official member of the Australian Dental Association, Dr Damian continues his professional development through advanced courses offered to him by the University of Sydney and ADA NSW.
Incorporating the latest and the best cutting edge dental techniques in his treatments, Dr Damian focuses to restore injured teeth in an effort to help our patients to comfortably enjoy their natural teeth and smile confidently.
Dr Charlotte Kim places a great importance in providing quality dental care to her patients. She has a gentle and calm demeanour and strives to provide an ethical and professional yet enjoyable and comfortable experience for all her patients.
As a dentist, she is committed to implementing preventative care by placing emphasis on excellent oral hygiene care at home with regular check-ups and a healthy diet. Having worked in rural Victoria in the past, she has enjoyed all aspects of dentistry in particular: restorative dental treatment, root canal therapy and surgery. During her time in rural Victoria, she has visited a number aged care homes and day-care centres for oral health promotion.
In her spare time, she is an avid reader. She also enjoys cooking and sharing good food with family and friends. Eventually she aspires to travel around the world and complete long-distance running marathons.
Dr Aysha Oniya graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Distinction from James Cook University, Queensland. She has a strong interest in helping to educate and empower patients and in preventive dentistry. She is focussed on building open communication and on a gentle, caring approach.
She has experience working in far north Queensland, including in a public health clinic managing patients with complex medical histories, and in Darwin and the remote Northern Territory. Her time working in remote areas taught her how factors such as the environment, accessibility and changes in individuals’ circumstances can impact on dental health. In both Queensland and the Northern Territory, she “learned to manage patients from a wide variety of backgrounds and … to prioritise their needs and comfort”.
Dr Aysha has experience in all general treatments, including restorative work, extractions and preventive treatments, and a passion for the latest technology, including digital dentistry.
Outside of work, she enjoys hiking to scenic places in the Blue Mountains, the Marvel Movie franchise and most foods – savoury, not sweet!
Hayley delights in helping to improve patients’ health. As a hygienist in general dental and orthodontic practices, she finds it “hugely rewarding to see positive change”. “The great benefit of being a dental hygienist is seeing the improvements in peoples’ health. And when patients notice the change themselves, that makes my day!”
Hayley obtained qualifications in dental radiography and graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2012 after working for many years as a dental assistant. She has extensive knowledge across the many aspects of dentistry, including oral surgery, implants, endodontics, periodontics, restorative work, and paediatrics. After moving to Australia from the UK in 2007, she gained particular satisfaction in making the change from assisting dentists to treating people herself. As an expert hygienist, she treats patients, identifies risk factors and tailors individual treatment plans.
In addition to her work as a highly experienced hygienist at Integrated Dental Health, Hayley has years of experience as a hygienist and skilled practitioner in the field of orthodontics. “I particularly enjoy the detailed procedures I undertake working with an orthodontist, ensuring, for example, that retainers function correctly, feel comfortable and are as easy to clean as possible.”
When not in a dental clinic tending to patients’ oral health, Hayley enjoys bushwalks in the Blue Mountains and training in the gym. “Lifting weights makes me stronger physically and mentally.”
Dr Minal Patil loves to make people smile. And with years of experience as a cosmetic and implant dentist, she’s in a position to bring out the best. “I love to help create beautiful smiles and the confidence that goes with that, balanced with optimal oral health. Smiles are a first point of contact and the service I provide can transform lives.”
She has studied and worked for almost two decades in Australia and internationally. She acquired her registration to practice as a dentist from Sydney University, where she was “Best Performer” in the Australian Dental Council exams, and completed her Mastership in Oral Implantology from Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York and MSc in Oral Surgery and Implantology from Guglielmo Marconi University in Italy.
As well as state-of-the-art dentistry, Dr Patil is committed to a caring, personalised approach. “It’s important to me that every patient gets the best outcome and feels empowered to take control of their health.”
In addition to her work with the IDH team, Dr Patil is a principal dentist at her highly successful practice, Angel Dental Care in Picton. Her interest in helping to create beautiful smiles was sparked as a child when she saw her mum regain her confidence after receiving implants and porcelain veneers. “That really inspired me – along with the bright smiles on glossy magazine covers I looked at as a child!”
Outside of work, Dr Patil is also studying to become a health and nutrition coach. She is a runner, loves to cook and is an active member of a foundation set up by her family in India to support disabled children.
Moe has more than 14 years’ experience in the dental industry and specialises in dental prosthetics. He is committed to advanced denture-making to suit clients’ needs, including the latest digital techniques and implant-supported dentures. His belief is that dental prosthetics should be as close to the real thing as modern technology and good dentistry can provide.
Moe completed his Diploma of Dental Technology in 2008 and was awarded a prestigious Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics at Sydney Dental Hospital in 2014. After completing his studies, he joined the family-owned Bioceram dental lab where his father was a dental ceramist. Moe worked as a dental technician at Bioceram and also as dental prosthetist serving the community of Cowra. In recent years, he has worked in private practice in Sydney. He is now also enjoying servicing the Blue Mountains area at the Blue Mountains Dental Clinic in Katoomba, working in collaboration with highly skilled restorative dentists at Integrated Dental Health.
Outside of work, Moe is married with two daughters and enjoys sports, trips to the beach and “getting out bush”!