Meet Our Fantastic Team


Dr. Atul Manani

Dr. Atul Manani graduated from the University of Sheffield with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1995. He then attained a Masters Degree in Restorative Dentistry in 2001. Completing his post graduate training in the U.K., Dr. Manani moved to Australia 10 years ago. Since then he has undergone many hours of continuing education with the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Manani has also completed a management program to assure patient satisfaction & support in his role as a principal dentist with Smile Sensations. Most recently Dr. Manani has graduated a postgraduate diploma in dental implantology at CSU (Orange, NSW). Dr. Manani is a member of: The Australian Dental Association, The American Dental Association, The Australian Society of Computerised Dentistry & The Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies. When he is not caring for his patients, Dr. Manani enjoys travelling with his wife & young family.

Dr. Sanjiv Pathak

Dr. Sanjiv Pathak is a young, vibrant & cheerful person & enjoys his role as a principal dentist with Smile Sensations. He attained his graduation in 2003 & brings years of experience to his dental work. After training at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, Dr. Pathak attained registration from the Australian Dental Council. Dr. Pathak has since excelled & graduated a postgraduate diploma in dental implantology at Charles Sturt University (Orange, NSW). He has developed his postgraduate skills with his special interest in wisdom teeth removal to perform complex surgical procedures in clinical & hospital environments. Dr. Pathak loves his job every day by ensuring all his dental work is a masterpiece in his great attention to detail. He is very patient in his approach & takes out time to explain your dental needs in great details. He is capable of offering you the latest in the modern dental world & works with your demands to achieve the best possible outcome. When he is not with his patients, he loves spending time with his beautiful wife & the cute, new arrival in the family.

Dr. Priyank Manani

Dr. Priyank Manani, although a more recent graduate, has several years of experience & attained registration with Australian Dental Council in 2011 from Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital. He offers a wide range of general dental services. He is also trained in computerized dentistry. Priyank has a special interest in pediatric dentistry. His gentle demeanor is well suited to addressing the needs of your children & reassuring the worried parent. Priyank & his wife now live in the local community & he admits that he loves to play cricket.

Dr Tanu Pathak

 

Dr Tanu R. Pathak graduated with her Bachelor of Dental Science in 2003 & has been practising dentistry since. She furthered her knowledge & finished a Masters in Oral Pathology in the year of 2009 with special interest in the diagnosis of oral precancer & cancer. Dr Tanu attained registration from the Australian Dental Council in the year of 2011, & since has been practising dentistry in Australia. Dr Tanu completed a 2-year training course for orthodontics in 2013. Dr Tanu thoroughly enjoys practising cosmetic dentistry & orthodontics. When Dr Tanu is not in the dental practice, she enjoys staying at home with her young daughter & loving husband.

Riya Patel

Riya is an Oral Health Therapist (OHT) with adult scope of practice. She is a gentle and compassionate OHT who is committed to providing exceptional dental care in a friendly environment. She especially loves working with children. She is currently studying Masters of Global Health. Riya speaks fluent English, Hindi and Gujarati. Outside of work, Riya loves drawing, hiking and dancing.

Zalak Desai

Zalak is an Oral Health Therapist (OHT) with adult scope of practice, who graduated from La Trobe University in 2018. She has a gentle approach when treating all patients and ensures that their comfort in the dental chair is her number one priority. She very strongly believes that prevention is the best treatment and loves to work with her patients to ensure that they have a healthy smile. She also loves working with children. Zalak’s hobbies include reading, dancing and charming everyone with her amazing sense of humour.

Zoe Williams

Zoe is the newest oral health therapist (OHT) to the Smile Sensations team. She wants you to be proud of your smile and will work with you to achieve that goal. She enjoys a growing reputation as a gentle and caring therapist, and her thoughtful approach leaves patients feeling comfortable and reassured about their treatment.

A graduate of Charles Sturt University, Zoe loves kid’s dentistry but believes good oral hygiene habits can be yours at any age.

Zoe grew up on the south coast and is now enjoying Canberra life.

Foram Vithalani – Practice Manager

Foram makes sure the 5 clinics run smoothly, ensuring that patients are taken care of, and his collegues have what they need to provide excellent dental care to support our community. He enjoys going to each clinic, seeing the variety of patients who come through the door, and working with our fantastic team of Dentists, Oral Health Therapists, Hygienists, Dental Assistants, and Receptionists. Foram liases with the Clinical Team to explain treatment plans and payment options to patients, making sure they know what is going to happen and how we will continue to take care of them after their treatment is complete. Foram has overseas experience as a dental practitioner and practice manager, so he is a valuable part of the Smile Sensations family. When he is not at work Foram enjoys the open roads of Canberra, socialising with family and friends, and enjoying movies.