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Woonona Dentists in NSW- 2517– About Us

At Woonona Dentists our mission is to provide quality dental treatments for all the family at affordable Fees, in an environment that feels welcoming and caring. As a family owned and orientated practice, we believe in treating all our patients as if they belong to our family – with kindness and compassion. Our friendly and gentle dentists love working with children and also have a track record of making even the most nervous of patients feel more at ease. If you’re looking for professional and reliable dentists in Woonona for your optimal oral health and smile, now and in the future, you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve been serving the people living in the Illawarra area for more than 40 years, and have earned a reputation for being reliable and trustworthy. Your oral health is important to us which is why our dentists in Woonona take the time to get to know you and listen to your dental concerns. By being better informed, you can choose the treatment options which are best suited to your dental needs and budget.

We speak your language

In order to make you feel more at home and to understand what’s involved in your planned treatment, our Woonona dentists speak 5 languages – English, Malayalam, Hindi, Gujarati and Kannada, so you can speak to us in your native tongue if you prefer. We also have dental assistants who speak macedonian.

As well as welcoming residents living in Woonona, we provide dental care for many other surrounding suburbs, including Wollongong, Corrimal, Thirroul, Fairy Meadow and Fernhill.

Experienced Woonona dentists

Our dental team, led by Dr Beena Kurian, all have more than 10 years’ experience working within the dental industry.

Comprehensive Dentistry for Everyone in NSW

We’re proud to provide a wide range of general, preventative, restorative and cosmetic treatments. From toddlers to older people, we’ve got all the treatments you could possibly need here at Woonona dental in our easily accessible Princes Highway location.

Affordable fees and promotions

We believe good dentistry should be available to everyone which is why we, at Woonona Dentists, accept a variety of payments methods, including claims processing for all health insurance providers and Oral health Vouchers. We also offer payment plans such as Supercare, ZipPay and AfterPay to help spread the cost of your dental treatment in an interest free way, and run a variety of special offers and discounts to make your treatments even more affordable.

So, if you’re looking for a quality dentist in Woonona or Wollongong, give Woonona Dentists a call and put us to the test.

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Our team

The Woonona Dental team are here to make sure that you receive high-quality dental services to optimise your oral health. We are committed to provide exceptional dental care to people of all ages in Woonona, Corrimal and Thirroul suburbs in particular and extents our services to whole of the Illawarra region. All our dentists are ADA members and committed to enhance their knowledge and skills by attending regular continuing professional development programs and learning from evidence based practices in dentistry. We look forward to seeing you and your family at Woonona Dentists!

Dr. Breena Kurian


Principal Dentist

Dr Beena Kurian has been practicing all aspects of general dentistry for many years and has taken over the management and ownership of the long established dental practice from Dr. Ivan Young in November 2014. She graduated in Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Oxford Dental College, Bangalore in 2007 and successfully completed her Australian Dental Council Examinations after relocating to Wollongong in 2010.

Beena is a confident and caring professional, who takes time to listen to her patient’s concerns and provides treatments according to their needs and budget. She has a track record of providing a whole range of dental treatments to patients of all ages in maintaining their optimal oral health. She believes in the importance of keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in dentistry and has attended numerous hands-on courses on different branches of dentistry such as Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Periodontics, and Oral surgery. She is interested in all aspects of dentistry but has a special love for Implants, paediatric and cosmetic dentistry. Being a kind and approachable person, she makes everyone at ease and comfortable.

Beena lives with her husband and children in Illawarra and looking forward to continue the long tradition of quality dentistry along with team at Woonona Dentists. In addition to English she is well conversant in Hindi, Kannada and Malayalam. Along with Shinu Joseph, she involves in various community upbuilding projects both in Australia and India. Outside of dentistry, Beena enjoys travelling, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

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Dr Natasha Khushalani BDS

Associate Dentist

The most rewarding aspect of dentistry for Natasha is that she can enhance her patient’s smile and confidence.

Since graduating in 2007, Natasha is dedicated to maintaining the highest level of clinical excellence throughout her patient care. She has committed herself to ongoing education attending several courses with a drive for comprehensive treatment planning and attention to details. With over decade of experience in the dental field, she plans and offers treatments designed to suit the specific needs budget of each patient.

In addition to her expertise in all aspects of general dentistry, Natasha is passionate about improving smile aesthetics for children and adults through orthodontics at Woonona Dentists. Natasha has completed three years study in Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics in 2012 and has helped many patients of all ages to improve their smile and confidence. Dr. Khushalani believes in early intervention in children using functional appliance therapy and the benefits this provides in reducing extractions of teeth. She sets her orthodontic treatment goals to create not just straight teeth, but for optimal facial aesthetics, keeping in mind function and stability.

Natasha is a compassionate dentist and puts her patients at ease by fostering communication and trust. She believes that prevention and regular maintenance is the key to good oral health and wellbeing. Outside of dentistry, Natasha enjoys travelling, exploring different cuisines and spending time with friends and family.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Abha Verma is an experienced dentist who has been working in Wollongong, Sydney and Regional NSW for the past many years. Abha is a member of Australian Dental association and has attended further studies in Root Canal Treatments. Abha has a very caring and warm demeanor and her patients comment on her professionalism and gentleness in provision of the treatments. Abha engages with her patients in a way that they feel listened to and do the best for them in accordance with their needs and budget.

Abha is well versed in all aspects of general dentistry. She has special interests in Root Canal Treatments, Invisalign, kids and family dentistry, simple to complex restorations such as crown and bridges. Abha is a keen learner and attends regular professional development programs to make her equipped with advanced dental skills.

As a socially responsible individual, Abha gives back to her community by involving with Woonona Dentists in various Smile Projects. When not working at Woonona Dentists, Dr. Verma enjoys spending time with her family, practicing Yoga and reading books.



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Dr. Irena K. Stojkovski

Associate Dentist

Dr Irena Kostoska Stojkovski Graduated with Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2017. She has been working in dental practices in Australia and abroad in different roles ever since.  Irena is skilled in all areas of general dentistry and her mission is to provide comprehensive dental treatment to all patients in an environment that is safe, reassuring, pleasant and comfortable. Her patients of all ages appreciate her caring and approachable personality.

Irena strives to be the best in dental care and takes a lifelong approach to learning and education. She continuously seeks out training and professional development opportunities that allow her to remain aware and knowledgeable about new dental developments and the latest technology that would help her excel her patient care.  She believes that prevention, early detection and intervention result in the delivery of the best and long-term care for her patients.  In addition to English, she is well conversant in Macedonian and Serbian. 

Irena lives in Wollongong with her husband and children and is looking forward to continuing the long-term tradition of provision of quality dentistry with Woonona and Dapto Dentists.  Outside of work, Irena enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and exploring local restaurants.


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Associate Dentist

Patanjali (Pat) Pandey is a caring, experienced and approachable dentist with over 15 years of clinical expertise in looking after the oral health of people in both private and public sector. Pat started his career in dentistry after his graduation of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2004. In 2008, Pat relocated to Australia with his family and worked for Oral health services in central Queensland, then as senior Dental officer at Hobart Hospital and in other Private practices prior to joining Dapto Dentists. Academically, Pat has completed Post graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry in 2009 from University of the Western Cape South Africa and achieved his Membership of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Sydney (MRACDS) in 2016.

Pat adopts a person-centred approach and recognises that visiting the dentist may be stressful and appreciates the importance of being relatable, compassionate and welcoming, while providing a high level of clinical and surgical care to his patients. Having worked closely with Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and obtaining MRACDS he has expertise in minor oral surgery, wisdom teeth including impacted and surgical extractions. Pat is well versed in all aspects of general dentistry and has special interest in non-traumatic wisdom tooth removals, RCT and smile makeovers. Pat is committed to continuously providing the best care for his patients by being the forefront in the latest developments within the dental profession and sharpens his skills by regularly attending professional development programs.

Pat lives with his family in the beautiful city of Wollongong. Pat owe a deep sense of gratitude to the community that he belongs so he is involved in various smile projects organised by Dapto Dentists with the goal to make dentistry more accessible and affordable to Dapto Community. Apart from being a dentist Dr. Pandey loves to travel, enjoy food, follow cricket and spend time with family and friends.

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Our History

Dr. Ivan Young joined Dr. Paul Blatch and his associates in 1975 in a Wollongong practice founded by Dr. McGovern. As a practice they offered quality dental services to families of many generations in Illawarra region, mainly at the Kembla Street, Wollongong surgery and later established their Woonona branch in the early 1980s.

Dr. Beena Kurian and Mr. Shinu Joseph took over the ownership and management of Dr. Ivan Young’s share in these practices and formed Woonona Dentists in November 2014.

Dr. Natasha Kushalani, Dr. Abha Verma, Dr. Irena Stjkovski, and Dr. Pat Pandey joined the practice with Dr. Beena Kurian to continue the tradition of high-quality dental care when Dr. Ivan Young retired in 2016.

In July 2017, we opened the doors of our branch practice in Dapto, called Dapto Dentists to better cater to the dental needs of families who live in the southern Illawarra region.

We strive to continue the tradition of caring for the dental health of several generations of patients over the 40 years of its existence.

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Our Difference

At Woonona Dentists, we treat you like we do our friends and family, with respect, care, honest advice and premium quality dental services at very affordable fees.

Tooth icon We are a family owned and operated practice – We are a Trusted Dental Practice looking after the oral health of many generations of patients in Illawarra over 40 years.

Tooth icon We focus on patient education and prevention. We have a strong belief that prevention is better than the cure – this is the reason that we made Check-up & Clean Gap Free or capped at $150

Tooth icon We have a mission to make quality dental care accessible and affordable to people of Illawarra. We believe that good oral health is vital for a healthy and happy life. We are aware that the poor oral health can lead to major health problems, so we are making cost of visiting a dentist affordable so that everyone can visit a dentist regularly.

Tooth icon Safety: We have a modern & hygienic practice, use state of the art equipment which is technologically advanced, and track the sterilised instruments.

Tooth icon Quality: You can be assured that the dentist who provides you the treatment is well informed and up to date with continued professional development. We use Premium Dental Materials sourced mainly from Henry Schein Halas and Dentsply Sirona , use only 100% Australian owned laboratory for veneers, crown & bridge (Provide up to 15 years warranty) and dentures.

Tooth icon Payment Plan: We offers simple, direct debit payment plans for dental treatments through ZipMoney and AfterPay. This means you can receive the treatment you need now, without having to worry about upfront lump sum payments. The plans can be customised to suit your individual needs.

Tooth icon SuperCare: Nobody should have to endure poor dental health because of concerns about capacity to pay. We are the first Illawarra dentist to work with SuperCare to Early Release of your Superannuation to pay for your own or a family member’s Dental treatment.

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