Dr Navjot Kaur Ranhotra BDS, ADC (Perth) – Dentist
Dr Navjot Ranhotra, was born and raised in Shillong, India. She graduated in 2009 with Bachelor of Dental Science. She worked in the private sector in India before moving to Australia in 2013. After clearing ADC exams in 2015 she practiced in Sydney, Central Coast and Dubbo. Dr Ranhotra has been working in the Southern Highlands since 2017. Dr Ranhotra is well-liked by her patients for her caring and gentle approach. She enjoys practicing all aspects of General Dentistry with special interest in cosmetic and paediatric dentistry. She understands dental phobias and fears hence, she takes special interest in helping patients overcome their dental anxiety by focusing on their specific individual needs. In her spare time, Dr Ranhotra likes spending time with her family, reading, cooking and going to the gym.
Growing up in Bowral, Caitlin is a true local. After achieving a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences Endorsed in Dental Hygiene attained from the University of Otago in New Zealand in 2007, Caitlin has returned to her hometown to practice as a Dental Hygienist.
Caitlin is dedicated to helping her patients obtain good oral health and believes that prevention is essential in dental health. Caitlin has a knack for putting anxious patients at ease and loves working with children and ensuring her patients have happy and healthy smiles. Prior to joining us at Highlands Dental, Caitlin worked alongside her father who is an experienced Periodontist.
Caroline Mullan – Oral Health Therapist
Caroline graduated from Sydney University in 2008. During her dental studies she developed a passion for preventative dental care.
Caroline is a member of the DHAA (Dental Hygienist Association of Australia) and is committed to her professional development to ensure she delivers the best patient care for her patients.
Outside of dental, Caroline enjoys living locally and spending quality family time with her three young daughters and husband.
Dr. Suzanne Brent
Dr. Suzanne Brent completed her undergraduate dental training at the University of Sydney and graduated with second class Honours in 1991. After graduating she worked as a Dental Officer at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health for 3 years before commencing her specialist training. In 1997 she gained Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and completed her post-graduate Specialist training in Paediatric Dentistry through The University of Sydney at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health in 1998.
Dr. Suzanne was awarded the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry Colgate Post-graduate Research Prize for her thesis research project –“ 3 Dimensional Reconstructions of the Medial Edge Epitheilium During Palatal Fusion in Rats”in 1997 and was also awarded the Societa Italiana Di Odontoratia Infantile prize for the best poster presentation by a non-italian participant at the 4th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry in 1998.
Following gaining specialist registration Dr. Suzanne worked for 12 months at the Sydney Dental Hospital as the Junior Specialist in the Paediatric Dentistry Department , before commencing full-time private specialist practice at Hornsby in 1999.
Dr, Brent ran her own private Paediatric Specialist Practice at Hornsby between 1999-2015. During this time, she served as one of the Dental Representatives on the Medical Advisory Committee of the SAN Day Surgery at Hornsby from 2006 – 2015 and she was an examiner in the Australian Dental Council Viva Examinations from 2004-2006.
In 2015 Dr. Brent ceased private specialist practice and returned to the Sydney Dental Hospital to take up the position of Senior Clinical Specialist in the Department of Paediatric Dentistry. In this role she held appointments as a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney and was a Visiting Specialist Paediatric Dentist to the Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick and The Canterbury Hospital.
Following a decision to relocate to the Southern Highlands and transition to part-time employment Dr. Brent is now commencing practice at Highlands Dental and looks forward to caring for the children and families of the Southern Highlands Community and fulfilling her lifelong dream of making a garden and raising happy chickens.
Sara Tomarchio – Practice Manager
Sara Tomarchio is a highly dedicated and resourceful Manager who brings over 10 years of Customer focused Management, with a talent for gaining trust through empathetic problem-solving skills and positive attitude. Versatile and productive multitasker with proven ability to manage multiple responsibilities in fast-paced environments with critical deadlines. Detail-oriented and organized, Sara manifests a nice balance between being calm and steady under pressure while displaying sensitivity to the needs of others.
Australian born, Sara grew up in Genoa, Italy; moved back to Sydney in 2008 and has been living in Bowral since October 2020, enjoying being part of such a lovely community. When not at work, she is mothering two incredible free-spirited children that remind her everyday of courage, excitement, joy; they press her reset button and make her appreciate the moments in life…or you’ll find her pottering around the garden, in the kitchen cooking or outdoors immersed in nature.