Dr Damian Shanahan
B.D.Sc., Fellow ICOI, AADFA Dentist
Dr Damian Shanahan graduated from the University of Queensland in 1990 and has worked in rural areas of Queensland and Sydney City. Damian is the current principle and owner at Beach Dentists. Damian has completed many post graduate courses and is a fellow for the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Damian’s passion is providing his patients with the highest quality dental care and treatment.
Damian is also an AADFA trained dentist, which allows him to provide the best dento facial aesthetics to all his patients. To find out more about AADFA trained dentists, please visit www.aadfa.net.au.
Dr Natalie Taoum
Dental Surgeon, BDSc(OH), G Dip Dent
Dr Natalie Taoum completed her studies at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, and has since worked in regional Queensland before returning to Sydney. Dr Taoum enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, but is particularly passionate about orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. She is recognised for her keen eye for detail in transforming her patients’ smiles in a natural and conservative way, as well as for her gentle and caring personality which will have you forgetting about any discomfort of dental treatment. Dr. Taoum ensures each patient receives a comfortable and relaxed experience, and is exceptionally good at treating children and dental-phobic patients.
Dr. Taoum is a member of the Australian Dental Association, the Australian Society of Endodontology, the Australian Society of Dental Anaesthesiology and in 2018, received the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons Prize.
She is also a registered provider of Clear Correct and Invisalign.
General and Periodontal Dental Hygienist
Leanne is our senior Periodontal Hygienist with over 34 years of clinical experience. She completed training in Adelaide in 1984 at the first Dental Hygiene training institution in Australia, the Centre for Dental Studies Gillies Plains, and gained clinical experience with undergraduate dentists in the Royal Adelaide Dental Hospital. She worked in private practice in Adelaide for 5 years, then spent time overseas and settled back in Sydney in 1990.
Leanne has a loyal following of many patients who have been in her care for up to 20 or more years. In 1991 she did advanced periodontal training with Anna Pattison PdD L.A., and was in the first group of dental hygienists to be trained in Local Anaesthetics at Newcastle University in 2005. Over time, Leanne has developed a particular style, skill-set and techniques, and she has trained and mentored other hygienists with her unique approach to treating moderate to severe gum disease. More recently Leanne has developed a particular interest in the proven links between periodontal and systemic health.
Leanne has an incredible passion for her work and thrives on achieving wonderful results in her treatment and management of periodontal gum disease. Her attendance at top scientific conferences, such as PG Melbourne 2017 (Uni of Melbourne), means she grasps the latest research on Oral and Systemic diseases such as diabetes, cardio-vascular, rheumatoid arthritis etc.
Leanne is a member of the Australian Society of Periodontology and a Member of the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia. When not working, Leanne enjoys photography, camping, swimming, travelling and Aikido / Japanese Martial arts.