Shellharbour Dental Specialists
It is a pleasure to be an orthodontist – being able to improve people’s smiles is really rewarding and gives me a lot of pride. My relationship with my patients in particular is of utmost value to me, along with remaining passionate and motivated to do my best every day. I was born and raised in Venezuela, but I am now a proud Australian citizen who calls Sydney home.
Orthodontics has been a part of my professional life almost since the beginning of my career. After graduating from dentistry over 11 years ago, I completed a continuing education course in orthodontics and worked privately in an orthodontic practice as well as general dentistry for three years.
Moving to Australia was the next step and I relocated to Sydney to undertake my specialist degree in Orthodontics at The University of Sydney, where I also serve as a casual lecturer. I am now a fully registered orthodontist, a member of the Australian Dental Association, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the Special Stream of Orthodontics. I maintain an active interest in education; attending national and international conferences and always striving to stay on top of the latest developments.
My hard-working team is not only committed to providing informative options specific to individual needs, but like me, are passionate about what they do and are devoted to providing high standards of care.
Every one of our patients is addressed using a tailored approach and it’s our aim to give every patient the confidence that their treatment will be comfortable, professionally-handled and successful.
So, if you’re interested in any of our services, come on over to Earlwood Orthodontics and experience our friendly environment for yourself – I look forward to meeting you.
Dr Shanya has completed a Bachelor of Dentistry and Bachelor of Pharmacy before proceeding to complete her three year Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics at the University of Sydney. She has also completed a membership at the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Since then, she has had the privilege of working in NSW for multiple practices in orthodontics.
Orthodontics is truly her passion, and she thoroughly enjoys coming to work each day to chat to patients and provide a lifelong difference to their confidence!
Ever since I finished my own braces treatment as a teenager, I knew that I wanted to become orthodontist! As a specialist orthodontist, it is incredibly rewarding to be able to provide both children and adults with the treatment they need to find confidence in their smile. Being able to give a patient the gift of confidence to smile is something I look forward to doing each and every day.
I completed my dentistry studies at the University of Sydney, graduating with Honours in 2007. After this, I worked as a general dentist treating medically complex patients at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown. Still excited to pursue orthodontics, I accepted a three year orthodontic training position at the University of Hong Kong (which I completed in 2012). During this time I also completed a Membership in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, UK.
Since then I have been privileged to work as an orthodontist both in my hometown Sydney, as well as in Singapore. This has exposed me to a wide range of patients with vastly different and unique orthodontic issues.
Being an orthodontist involves countless clinical hours creating smiles but it is equally important to keep up to date with the latest technology and research for my own professional development and for my patients. I regularly attend local and international conferences to ensure that my knowledge is current and that I continue to provide state of the art treatment.
When not in the clinic I enjoy as much snowboarding, scuba diving and trying to play golf as I can.