DR STEPHAN KANTHARAJAH
BDent Hons (USYD), BCom (USYD)
Hey there! My name is Stephan. I completed my Dental Degree with Honours at the University of Sydney and received the John Steven Hill Memorial Prize for Proficiency in Clinical Dentistry. Prior to this, I completed a Commerce Degree at the University of Sydney. Since then I have completed a comprehensive 2 year post graduate program in Orthodontics.
I have lived my entire life in Sydney. I grew up in the Hills district and went to Sydney Grammar School. I now live in Cremorne Point with my amazing wife and business partner, Namita, and our two children, Dia and Jai. Dia is 6 (going on 14…) and Jai is a cheeky 5 year old.
I really enjoy treating kids. I think it’s very important for them to have a positive experience at the dentist. One of my specialities is treating children with special needs. It is a deep rooted value I have that every child and their parents have access to affordable and exceptional dental care.
Apart from special needs patients, I feel passionate about reducing dental anxieties at the dentist. I have developed many techniques to help ease the fears so many patients experience, and aim to make it as pleasant an experience as possible. My specialities range from orthodontics (both fixed braces and Invisalign) and treating phobic patients, to children’s and general dentistry. As well as seeing patients at my dental practice, I am able to share my specialised technical knowledge as a VDO (visiting dental officer) at Linguard Private Hospital (Newcastle), Brisbane Waters Private Hospital (Central Coast) and Hunters Hill Private.
Aside from dentistry, I am a professional musician, playing an Indian percussion instrument called the Tabla. I have performed with visiting artists from overseas, and local artists including James Morrison, Guy Strazz and Double T. I met Namita on the art scene. She used to dance and I would accompany her on the Tabla. My corny 1 liner is that “she used to dance to the beat of my drum!”. I think I am doing the dancing now…
I have established two successful dental practices on the Central Coast and Newcastle. And now, together with Namita and MJ, I am very excited to be bringing you, our local community, our wealth of experience and expertise.
The Dental Sanctuary is a shared vision of excellence in Dentistry. Come and say hi!