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We know you have choices. We strive to be your first.

At Dental Design, we don’t believe that the perfect smile should be reserved only for the wealthy and elite. Every patient deserves to have the brightest and whitest smile possible. We also believe that achieving that smile shouldn’t be a financial imposition. Dental Design was made for you.

Established in Freshwater in 1993, Dental Design was and still is committed to offering the best personal dental care and service to every single one of our patients. Dr Harminder Sian understands that each individuals’ dental needs are the utmost priority.

Our practice was built on the foundation that “we understand that everyone has individual needs and desires. Our ultimate goal is to give everyone a great healthy smile that they can be proud of and most importantly maintain throughout their life.”

We have a state-of-the-art facility, professional staff who are dedicated to your comfort and care, and the ability to work within almost any budget.

Meet Our Team

Min - Principal Dentist

 Min

Dr Harminder Sian, or Min as he prefers to be called, was born in sunny Leeds, Yorkshire, during the Swinging Sixties. The youngest of eight children, Min was never short of hand-me-downs! Of Indian parentage with a strong Kenyan influence, he has been blessed with a blend of the different cultures that have helped shaped his life.

He graduated from Manchester University in 1988 and worked in London for a couple of years before coming to his senses and migrating to Australia in 1991. His first position was as an associate dentist in the Blue Mountains, a beautiful introduction to life and work in his new homeland.

Min bought this practice, then located on the corner of Lawrence and Oliver Streets in Harbord, in 1993. The practice relocated to Carlton Street in 2000 before finding its current home in Dee Why at the start of 2014.

He married Narinder in 1995. They welcomed a daughter, Arina, in 1997 and a son, Rajan, in 1999. However, the golden child is their Poodle/Chihuahua cross, Rey! Min can often be seen at Bunnings on weekends with Rey taking a ride in the trolley!

Min has always taken a keen interest in sports, playing a lot of football (the proper type!), hockey, cricket, and rugby union over the years. However, the advancing years mean the bones creak and the muscles ache a lot more nowadays! A lifelong fan of Leeds United, Min’s mood can often be determined as to how well they went at the weekend!!

With a passion for his work and a love for the latest technologies, Min has always sought to improve the practice. Attending many courses and investing in high-tech equipment has resulted in a modern, smooth-running practice that showcases the advancements dentistry has made over the past couple of decades. His particular interests are in Invisalign, being a registered provider since 2006, and implants, placing his first implant in 1999. Aesthetic dentistry, which allows him to improve the looks and confidence of his patients, is another aspect he loves.

Blending professionalism with a warm, welcoming approach has always been his style, and his goal is always to make his patients feel like they are Number One! He looks forward to looking after the health of your mouth and therefore impacting in a positive way on your general well-being.  

Laura - Dentist

 Laura

Dr Laura Smit hails from Christchurch, but now has made the Northern Beaches of Sydney her home. She graduated from the University of Otago in 2010 and had the opportunity to be mentored by one of New Zealand’s leading dentists. Laura has been with the Dental Design team since April 2016 and thoroughly enjoys looking after the wonderful people she gets to see.

Laura values comprehensive treatment planning and attention to detail. She offers a varied skill set, including endodontics, crown and bridge work, restoring implants, Digital Smile Design, and bite rehabilitation of worn teeth. Laura is a member of the Digital Smile Design community, having attending the first accreditation course held in Australia.

Since graduating, Laura has committed herself to ongoing education attending several courses with a drive to deliver gold standard dentistry to her patients.

Away from the practice Laura loves to keep herself active, she keeps fit and has a keen interest in nutrition.

Charlotte - Oral Health Therapist

 Charlotte

Charlotte completed a Bachelor of Oral Health degree at Newcastle University and continued her studies, completing a postgraduate diploma in dental therapy. She is an executive member of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists Association.

Charlotte is enthusiastic and passionate about the importance of good oral health. She enjoys both aspects of her role as an oral health therapist, which includes completing all treatment for children and dental hygiene procedures for adults.

Likes: Spin classes, going to the beach

Dislikes: The bacteria that cause gum disease

Favourite quote: “Only floss the teeth you want to keep!”

Treva - Dental Hygienist

 Treva

Treva completed her Bachelor of Science with a major in Dental Hygiene at University of Alaska Anchorage.

She loves educating patients to help them have a thorough understanding of why their oral health is important and the impact it can have on their overall health.

She also has a particular interest in Invisalign treatment. Fortunately, she has had a diverse professional background that has enriched her knowledge of the Invisalign processes.

Treva enjoys the Australian lifestyle of socialising, spending time at the beach, camping and staying active.

Naomi - Dental Hygienist

 Naomi

Naomi completed a Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Newcastle. Passionate about good oral health, she is a member of the Australian Dental Hygiene Association and regularly attends professional development seminars, taking a particular interest in the treatment of periodontal disease.

Naomi is confident and a child-friendly dental hygienist who loves working with children and educating them in dental hygiene from an early age.

Naomi lives locally and enjoys the Northern Beaches with her partner, Lee, and their two sons, Ari and Soli; and their family and friends.

Jina - Practice Manager

 Jina

Jina has been working in dentistry since 2001, here in Australia and in the UK. She is a qualified dental assistant with extensive experience in all aspects of dentistry.

Jina joined Dental Design in April 2014 as our receptionist and has since moved onto the role of Practice Manager, a responsibility she has relished and is performing with aplomb.

In her spare time, Jina enjoys going to the gym, surfing, camping, and spending time with her husband and friends. In 2016, Jina and her husband Allerick welcomed the arrival of their first son, Tate.