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 Michael Kozman
B.D.S. Dental Surgeon
BPharm. (USYD)

Dr Michael Kozman began his journey as a Pharmacist in 2012, then continued on in his education to train as a Dentist at James Cook University in Cairns, Queensland. He has been working in Adelaide for more than a year and has finally returned to his home city to work within the Penrith community.

He has improved his surgical skills in wisdom teeth extractions and has a special interest in orthodontic treatment using Quick Straight Teeth and Invisalign treatments. He is motivated to achieve excellence in all aspects of dentistry and is great at building long-lasting connections with different members of the community.

In his spare time, Michael loves to cook and bake, as well as planning for future overseas trips with his wife. 

Dr Aditi Khamar
B.D.S. Dental Surgeon

Dr Aditi Khamar graduated in 2010 with First Class Honours and made the Dean’s list. She has worked extensively in private and public practice, across regional and metropolitan NSW. Dr Khamar loves creating natural, beautiful and captivating smiles and takes pride in having an aesthetic eye with gentle, skilful hands. Her patients admire her patience, attention to detail and her gentle and compassionate nature.

With an unrivalled enthusiasm for her profession, she is driven continually to extend the boundaries of her knowledge and undertake further intensive training programs to stay ahead in the field, while being an active member of the ADA. Her special areas of expertise are treating children, anxious patients, and Cosmetic Dentistry.

In her free time, Aditi loves to read, take long walks (camera in hand), and explore the beaches of NSW.

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.

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.

Kerrianne Ryan
Dental Assistant

Kerrianne joined the team in October 2012. She holds a certificate lll in Dental Assisting. She has experience in reception and assisting our dentists in the surgery. She enjoys working alongside her colleagues to create a friendly and welcoming practice for our patients.

In her free time, Kerrianne likes spending time with her family, listening to music and socialising with friends.

Jeanal Cordero
Dental Assistant

Jeanal joined Lethbridge Dental Clinic last year in November 2018. She holds a Certificate III in Dental Assisting as well as Hand Hygiene Certificate to enhance her competency in her career. Given her background as a Registered Nurse back in the Philippines, she acquired extensive knowledge of infection control. She has more than 3 years of Dental Assisting/Reception duties experience and her comprehensive expertise allows her to achieve high levels of success in providing competent and quality patient care.

Ankita Patel
Dental Assistant

Ankita Joined Lethbridge Dental Clinic, working as a chairside Assistant since completing her certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2018. Her gentle touch and friendly chairside manner helps patients feel more relaxed and comfortable during their visit. She enjoys helping to comfort each patient during their treatment and assisting our dentists to make each appointment go as smoothly as possible.

When Ankita is not at the practice, she enjoys shopping, cooking, reading books and spending time with her husband and 2 children.

Melanie Masling
Receptionist

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.