Dr Alex PiantadosiDentist
I have been a dentist for the past 17 years; originally I worked in Mildura, but returned to work in Adelaide in 1997, with GP Dental Partners. My wife Leonie Faulks is also a dentist and we both work at our surgery in Kensington Gardens.
My emphasis is on preventative care for my patients, focusing on minimally invasive dentistry and laser dentistry. I tend to then consider myself a dentist who practices green dentistry, in other words, the less damage we do to the teeth now, then the healthier and stronger they will be in the future, hopefully meaning less treatment. I think that this is an important part in looking after my patients and their families.
The most important thing in my life are my two very young girls, who seem to like visiting the surgery to have me or their mother check and clean their teeth as often as possible, and also my art. Pencils are my current medium of choice, but oil painting is still my most favoured past time, I just can’t seem to get enough time in a day!!
Dr David FullerDentist
I graduated in 1996 and travelled to London where I worked for 4 years. This gave me time to fulfill one of my other passions in travel and experiencing other cultures, foods and architecture.
I met my wife in London, and we have had the opportunity to continue travelling going back to visit her family in South Africa. We now have 3 beautiful kids age 6, 3 and 1 and I love spending my time away from Dentistry being a dad. My other interests include sport and fitness. I am a member of a boot camp group who meet at the local beach, and enjoy taking my son to Crows home games.
I love being a dentist. It allows me to combine the technical aspects of the job with the social side of meeting so many interesting patients. My emphasis is based on prevention. Like the old adage says, “prevention is better than a cure”. When required, I try to be as minimally invasive as possible. I also feel it is essential that patients are aware of all treatment options so all pros and cons can be discussed. This will allow us to assist in achieving the smile they desire.
Dr Leonie FaulksDentist
Dr Rob PiscioneriDentist
Dr Sara StockhamDentist
I graduated from The University of Adelaide, finishing at the top of my class. I also completed a Bachelor of Science in Dentistry (Honours) concurrently, which researched the link between periodontal (gum) disease and pregnancy outcomes; and have presented my findings both locally and at international conferences. I have since completed further training in Invisalign and implant dentistry.
Before becoming a Dentist, I worked in both general and orthodontic practice as a dental hygienist and am also a qualified dental therapist, having graduated from the Bachelor of Oral Health in Sydney. Even before this, I began my dental career as a dental assistant!
My particular dental interests are aesthetic dentistry, crown and bridge, root canal treatment and gum health. I believe in a minimally invasive and preventative approach towards total dental care and maintenance. Patients often comment on my friendly and gentle nature, which lends itself to the successful treatment of patients with dental fear or anxiety.
I grew up in Sydney and have relocated to now call Adelaide home. In my time off, I volunteer at the Common Ground Dental Clinic for homeless people. I love all animals, and enjoy art, interior design and entertainment.
Dr Stephen CarapetisDentist
I graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1973, and have been working with GP Dental Partners since 1979. In 1987 I undertook post graduate study at the University of Adelaide.
I practise general dentistry with a special interest in aesthetics, prevention, implants and Invisalign. I derive a lot of pleasure from communicating with my patients on a daily basis.
I have three adult children and I love to travel. My favourite city is New York, in which my eldest son lives. I love to cook and enjoy fine dining, and good coffee. I am of Greek heritage and speak the language fluently. In my spare time I enjoy playing golf, and have been involved in SA Premier League soccer as a coach in the past. I continue to follow World Football.
Dr Trilok ValluryDentist
I am originally from Mumbai (India) and moved to Australia in 2002 .I had since worked in a number of dental clinics around the east coast of Australia prior to making Adelaide home. I have a keen interest in Aesthetic dentistry and Implant dentistry. I have completed a Graduate Diploma in Implant dentistry from the University of Sydney . I believe that dentistry is an ever changing science and the introduction of technology into dentistry is going to change the way people perceive dentists in the future .I therefore try to stay updated with all the latest equipment available to us to provide the best possible treatment outcomes.
Changing a persons smile can sometimes be a life changing experience . Technology has presented us with a number of ways of achieving this. This is the aspect of dentistry that I feel truly passionate about. Our makeover treatments are now minimally invasive and can be completed in a couple of hours. I practice all aspects of general dentistry.
Dr Wally WaniarckaDentist
I graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1996, and came to work at GP Dental in1998. I really enjoy the friendly environment we have created at our practice and the caring nature of all the hygienists and staff that I work with.
My practise includes all areas of preventative and minimally invasive dentistry, as my main aim is to help my patients keep their teeth for life. Due to my own personal allergy, we have made the practice latex free.
Outside of work I have always been an avid sportsperson, playing a variety of sports. I now spend most of my time coaching volleyball at various levels or trying to get out in the sunshine and working on lowering my golf handicap up and down the fairways of the Grange Gold Club.
I have been working as an Oral Health Therapist since 2006. I worked at GP Dental between 2006 and 2008 and recently re-joined the team in early 2012.
In addition to assisting patients in achieving sound oral health, I also love getting to know my patients socially.
Outside of work, I am an enthusiastic netball and tennis player, and amateur artist. I enjoy catching up with friends and family.
I graduated with a Dental Therapy Diploma and initially worked for SA Dental Service for approximately 10 years. I then trained as a Dental Hygienist, and have combined my dual qualifications and employment ever since.
I have worked in both Paediatric and Orthodontic specialist practices in Adelaide, and now in GP Dental general practice for many years.
Mike has two young adult daughters, Ashleigh and Kirsten. Together they enjoy guitars, music, fishing and camping holidays in their Kombi van.