Our Team

Smile Dentistry originally began in 1980 with Dr. Christina Howard, and since then we have grown to a much larger practice. Today we are joined by many other talented dental professionals including Dr. Azita Tavakoli, Dr. Zoe Demosthenous, Dr. Olivia Lien and Dr Johanna Ramon. For added convenience, some of our doctors also speak Greek, Spanish and Persian so that we may better communicate with our patients. We recognise what impact a healthy, bright smile can do to your confidence and well-being – so our team remain dedicated to help you achieve your desired results.

When visiting Smile Dentistry you can look forward to our uncompromising dental service, backed by a high level of skill and experience. We are dedicated to delivering superior preventative, aesthetic and reconstructive dentistry in a patient-centered environment. From all our staff, we look forward to continuing to provide the very best in personal care, attention to detail, comfort and clinical excellence. Anything less is a compromise!

Our Dentists

Dr Christina Howard BDS BA (Syd. Uni.)

Dr. Christina Howard has been practicing for over 30 years, having graduated from the University of Sydney in 1980 and has a wealth of experience in General and Cosmetic Dentistry. She has a great interest and specialises in Orthodontics and Glamsmile Porcelain Veneers.

Dr. Azita Tavakoli
 BDS (Otago Uni. NZ)

Patients who see Dr. Tavakoli frequently comment on the excellent quality of her work and on her kind and approachable manner.

Her special interests are in general and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Tavakoli has recently been away on maternity leave, but has returned to work on Saturdays.

Dr. Zoe Demosthenous
 BMedSc BDent (Syd. Uni.)

Dr. Demosthenous receives many referrals from existing patients who are impressed with her friendly and sympathetic manner and the high quality of her work. She enjoys all facets of general and cosmetic dentistry. She is particularly popular among our youngest patients, who always have fun at their very first check-ups!

Dr Jelena Skovrlj

Dr Jelena joined the practice in 2017. Dr Jelena prides herself on her clear and effective communication skills and patients love her calm and friendly approach.

Dr Johanna Ramon

Dr Johanna enjoys many aspects of dentistry, including crown and bridge work, cosmetic dentistry, and preventive dentistry.

Riha Sharma

Riha Sharma is our in house Oral Health Specialist, working side by side with Dr Christina Howard Monday to Wednesdays.

Oral Health Therapist

Riha is an Oral Health Therapist, having graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelors of Oral Health. Being dual qualified as both a Hygienist and Therapist, Riha is able to carry out gum and preventive treatment on adults and restorative dental treatment on children up to the age of 18.

Riha takes a particular interest in periodontal health and Orthodontics and works part time at an Orthodontic Practice. She also enjoys working with children and educating them about their dental health.



Our Nurses

Here at Smile Dentistry we have a great team of Dental Nurses who take pride in making each patient feel at ease during their visit. Our dental nurses are here to make your visit to Smile Dentistry a pleasant and comfortable experience from start to finish. Many of our dental nurses have accomplished certificates in Dental Assisting, Dental Radiography and more. Our Nurses strive to keep up with the latest in dental education and training, making our nurses an important asset to the practice.

Phone: 02 9818 3951
Fax: 02 9810 1279
43 Rowntree St,
Balmain, NSW, 2041