Dr. Amol Dabholkar BDS – Principal Dentist
Dr. Dabholkar has been practicing dentistry here in Australia and abroad for over 12 years. His extensive experience in his profession and commitment to serve the public pushed him to establish the Smiles Dental Care, which he serves as its principal dentist.
He has completed his special post graduate training in restorative dentistry from the University of Adelaide in 2006. He also took additional training in Orthodontics (braces treatment), Implants, Teeth Whitening and Cosmetic (Tooth-like Fillings, Veneers and Crowns/Bridges), Rotary Endodontics (Root Canal treatment) and Minor Oral Surgery (Wisdom Teeth and other surgical procedures).
His particular interests in dentistry are Smile designing and Anti-Anxiety Techniques for the Dental Phobic (including Inhalation and Oral Sedation) in Australia, New Zealand and abroad. He also possesses special interests in Orthodontics, surgical removal of wisdom teeth, root canal treatment, implants, complex oral rehabilitation of worn, decayed teeth and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Dabholkar leads a team of highly skilled and knowledgeable individuals to help manage his dental practice. They are progressive, gentle and caring towards their patients. He imparts to his staff his knowledge and skills on effective customer management and proper dental procedure delivery to provide exceptional and quality service with a smile!
Melody Napper – Practice Manager
Melody began her dental nursing career here in Margate in 1984 so she brings a lot of experience to Smiles. Married for twenty-five years, she has two teenage children. Melody shares Dr Amol’s passion for delivering dentistry with a difference. A caring and compassionate person, Melody will assist in making your visit to Smiles as pleasant and comfortable of an experience for you as possible.
Vanessa Barrass – Senior Dental Assistant
Vanessa is a fully qualified and highly experienced dental assist who strives to make your visits to Smiles Dental Care exceed your expectations. She is well-versed in all dental procedures and is eager to ensure you understand what to expect during your entire treatment process. Vanessa is a mother to three children and has been heavily involved in her children’s school. As a busy mum, Vanessa is a very caring and compassionate person with a great sense of fun. With her by your side you are sure to experience a pleasant trip to the dentist every time.
What Our Clients Say
“I consider myself fortunate to have discovered the services of Dr Amol Dabholkar at Smiles Dental Care, Margate. After growing up in outback Australia, infrequent visits to the dentist were almost invariably associated with too extractions, blood, hurt and ongoing pain for days following a consultation with those rare breed – the dentist who occasionally toured country regions. As a consequence I developed an ingrained fear of dentists and a will to avoid ‘men in white coats’ to the point where my teeth today are testimony to those early ‘bad’ experiences.
Quite by chance and in some desperation, I elected to give Smiles Dental Care at Margate a try in an effort to address dental issues which, once again, needed attention but which I had delayed through fear of the consequences. I had also received previous quotes for the work which were beyond my means.
In Dr Amol I discovered a gentle, caring and compassionate practitioner who carried out a series of major tooth resurfacing and refilling procedures to repair a lot of old, cracked amalgam fillings, many of which dated back 40 or 50 years. This has almost been completed over the past seven months with a minimum of personal discomfort and in a time-frame which has been tailored to fit in with my budget.
In view of my experiences, I feel confident and well able to commend Dr Amol’s services to seniors and other who may find themselves in need of quality dentistry.” - Bart