Our Team

Dr Sonia Kharinta leads the friendly and experienced team at Lethbridge dental clinic. We bring our experience & expertise together to offer patients a consultation that is both comforting and comprehensive. We also provide emergency dentist services. We are proud of our reputation as a trusted dental practice in Penrith and surrounds.

Dr Sonia Kharinta
B.D.S. Dental Surgeon

Dr Sonia Kharinta began her journey at Lethbridge Dental Clinic as an associate dentist in 2012, where she had the privilege to work alongside and be mentored by Dr Brian Phillips.

Having known Dr Brian Phillips’ passionate vision he had for his longtime practice, today, Dr Sonia is the principal dentist and proud owner of Lethbridge Dental Clinic, honoring Dr Brian Phillips success with her kind and compassionate nature and holistic approach to dentistry. Kids love her cheerful & friendly approach.

Dr Sonia is committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of treatment and care and believes passionately in continuing education and excellence throughout all aspects of her dentistry.

Outside of the dental practice, Dr Sonia loves spending her time exploring the outdoors. She enjoys camping, bike riding and spending time with her family & friends.

Dr Supreet Soni
D.M.D. (USYD), Dental Surgeon
BPharm. Hons. (USYD)

Dr Supreet completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Sydney. She is a calm and gentle clinician who takes her time to provide her patients with the most comprehensive care possible, and prides herself on the relationships she builds with her patients and their families.

Supreet enjoys all aspects of dentistry, with a particular interest in restorative dentistry, aesthetic dentistry and endodontics. She is an active member of the Australian Dental Association and continually updates her knowledge and skills by attending courses to ensure her patients receive the most up to date treatment.

Having attended school at Penrith High School, Supreet is proud to be serving the community she grew up in. Outside of dentistry Supreet enjoys travelling, reading and baking and can usually be found reading a novel with a cup of tea in hand.

Dr Tina Nguyen
D.M.D. (USYD), Dental Surgeon
BPharm. Hons. (USYD)

Dr. Tina Nguyen completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Sydney. She brings a warm, gentle and wholistic approach to providing the best care for patients as recognised by her recent positive patient reviews.

Tina has a passion for all aspects of dentistry in particular preventative, restorative and aesthetic dentistry. She is an active member of the Australian Dental Association and constantly keeps up to date with her knowledge, skills and performance by attending continuing education

In recent years, Tina has volunteered her time to providing dental services to those less fortunate both locally and abroad such as in Cambodia and looks forward to continuing this volunteer work for years to come. Outside of work, Tina enjoys travelling, hiking, exploring nature, playing tennis and belting out a few chords at karaoke!

Ivette Mangas
R.D.H. Dental Hygienist

Ivette focuses on the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease (within the scope of her qualification). Ivette has a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and over 20-year experience in this field. She deeply enjoys the relationship she forms with her patients. Ivette is caring, gentle, and passionate about the dental field. She attends many seminars/webinars every year to keep current with the latest discoveries and to continuously broaden her knowledge.

Ivette also teaches Dental Assisting courses at TAFE NSW. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, mountain biking and travelling.

Samantha Hunt
Practice Manager

Samantha is our Practice Manager providing professional support to our team, and strives to deliver every patient with unique care, providing the perfect patient journey.

Samantha joined Lethbridge dental clinic in 2018. After taking a career break from preschool teaching in 2011, and having a positive experience at a dental appointment, she became fascinated with the industry and has been a part of it ever since. She completed a traineeship in Dental Assisting in 2012, and spent the first 4 years of her career as a dental nurse. This allowed her to gain extensive knowledge and experience, assisting leading dentists in General anesthesia cases and assisting implant surgeons.

Samantha has a passion for all aspects within a Dental practice, both clinical and administrational. She has spent the last 3 years liaising with patients, clinicians and other dental professionals as a front office coordinator and team leader. This has allowed her to expand her knowledge within the management sector. When she isn’t at work, Samantha enjoys reading, exercising, socialising and spending time with her family.

Priyanka Salunke
Masters in Public Health
Head of Staff, WH&S Rep

Priyanka, lovingly known as Priya, has been associated with LDC for more than 2 years now. She says it has been an absolute enriching experience working with our team’.

Patient care and comfort during the dental treatment is Priya’s utmost priority as she believes in rendering care with kindness and empathy. Priya also believes that the health and well-being of our dental staff contributes to efficient delivery of dental services.

Priya recently completed graduate certificate in Work Health and Safety and graduated in Masters in Public Health in 2018. In her leisure time she enjoys reading, listening music and socialising.

Sharni Beasley
Receptionist & Front Office Coordinator

Sharni started her journey with Lethbridge Dental Clinic as a trainee Dental Assistant 7 years ago after leaving high school and has now worked her way up to be our Receptionist & Front Office Coordinator. Sharni’s role is to manage reception & front office. She provides support to the practice and our team in other areas as well as ensure our patients and their families receive the most comfortable experience as possible from the moment they walk through out front door.

Since starting, Sharni has obtained her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and Certificate IV in dental radiography. Since her first day working here she feels she has made a great connection with our patients and loves seeing familiar, smiling faces each day. In her spare time she likes to get outdoors, exercise and socialise with friends and family.

Michelle Kitcheman
Dental Assistant

Michelle is our highly experienced dental assistant who was previously practising as a Dental Hygienist. Michelle holds her Bachelor’s degree in Oral Health. Michelle is loving working local to her home. She enjoys getting out in the sun and camping with her husband and 3 children.

The right treatment programme for you

Understanding the needs and concerns of each and every patient that visits our dental clinic is the first step in determining the right treatment program. Dr Sonia Kharinta and the team of dedicated assistants work together to help patients feel comfortable and confident in developing good healthy oral habits

For highly experienced dentists in Penrith that offer comprehensive care for the whole family, including emergency dentist services…. Give us a call today.