Our Dental Team
The Trusted Dental Team Looking After Gold & Tweed Coast Residents
Smile Street stands above other dental practices thanks to the dedication of our close-knit team of dentists, dental assistants and oral health therapists. Every member of our team strives to ensure our clients receive the best possible patient care and experience when visiting our Coolangatta or Murwillumbah clinics.
Dr Ramesh Sivabalan
Dr Ramesh Sivabalan enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. In particular, he gains satisfaction in introducing patients to minimally invasive dentistry and patients succeeding through it. Dr Sivabalan strongly believes that patient education is paramount to sustainable oral health. Ramesh endeavours to empower his patients through understanding and finds by doing so patients value and care for their treatment and teeth in a noticeable way.
In his spare time, Dr Sivabalan enjoys spending time with his wife, three children and extended family. Where time permits, he enjoys playing golf and swimming. He is a fan of all sports, especially Rugby League (Parramatta Eels), Soccer (Western Sydney Wanderers) and Aussie Rules Football (Sydney Swans).
Dr Sudhagar Sivabalan
Dr Sudhagar Sivabalan graduated from the Doctor of Dental Medicine at Sydney University, having completed a Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology Sydney in 2011. He has had extensive experience with a variety of oral care through placements at Sydney Dental Hospital (SDH), Westmead Central for Oral Health (WCOH) and Dubbo Local Health Clinic, treating both adults and children. In addition, Sudhagar was involved with research in facial profile aesthetics, allowing him to offer his patients a range of aesthetic and corrective options.
He takes great pride in providing high-quality restorative dentistry and leaving a smile on patients’ faces. In his spare time, Sudhagar is actively involved in his youth group and enjoys service activities such as nursing home visits and donating blood. He has a keen interest in music, particularly in singing and playing the piano. When possible, Sudhagar enjoys travelling and exploring new horizons.
Dr Krutika Shanbhag
Dr Krutika Shanbhag graduated from Griffith University with a Master of Dentistry and has extended knowledge as a qualified dental technician. Dr Krutika is passionate about general dentistry and has a keen interest in oral surgery. She is compassionate, enthusiastic and committed to providing a high level of patient care by focusing on patient’s needs. She has extensive experience having had placements in both public and private sectors treating a range of patients. She believes patient education is very important and has participated in oral health promotion projects in primary schools. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family, traveling, experiencing new cultures and is a big foodie.
Dr Zi Lin Sun
Dr Zi Lin Sun was raised on the Gold Coast where she obtained her Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Technology at Griffith University. She then ventured west to complete her Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Western Australia. During her dental schooling and early graduate years in WA, she gained significant exposure in rural and metropolitan areas, in both public and private sectors. Additionally, Zi has participated in dental volunteering activities treating refugees and homeless patients in Australia and rurally in Nepal. Throughout these experiences, she has seen the profound impact a healthy mouth and smile can have on a person’s life.
Zi has a gentle and caring approach, with a goal to always make patients feel at ease. She believes in patient education and preventative dentistry, particularly the importance of regular check ups to prevent small problems becoming big ones. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with interests in aesthetic dentistry, paedodontics and clear aligner treatment.
Outside of work you will find Zi at the beach or hiking in the hinterland. She loves painting, pottery and travelling to experience new cultures and foods.
Luximi Sivabalan (Oral Health Therapist)
Luximi is a University of Sydney Graduate in Oral Health Therapy. Luximi completed her Adult Scope in 2019. Luximi has a passion for the well being and health of the wider community, promoting and educating in oral health awareness across various platforms. Luximi is a keen advocate for prevention over cure and works within this philosophy. Aside from her career, Luximi’s love and joy is derived from spending time with her beautiful family, including her husband, three gorgeous children and their Cavoodle. Luximi foresees her future to be enriched with further education in the oral health field, to continue to expand her knowledge and understanding such that she can continue to provide quality care for the community.
Kristy (Practice Manager Coolangatta)
Kristy is a qualified dental assistant with over 10 years experience. Kristy has completed a Certificate III and IV in Dental Assisting, a Diploma in Practice Management and more recently, a Graduate Certificate in Management. Kristy believes that continued education and self development is important for the whole dental team and is paramount in ensuring that the best possible care is provided to our patients. Kristy is passionate about providing a welcoming environment and pleasant experience for patients. When not at work, you will find Kristy spending time with her husband and their 3 children at the beach.
Stevi Lee (Reception/Dental Assistant)
Stevi is a qualified dental assistant with over 5 years experience. Stevi has completed her Certificate III and IV in Dental Assisting. Stevi has a passion for training and mentoring junior dental assistant’s and prides herself on always providing a high level of care to patients. Stevi spends her down time with her partner, family and friends and enjoys camping and going to the beach.