Our team of endodontic (root canal) specialists have graduated with distinction from their respective dental schools and have obtained their specialty degree from the prestigious Endodontic Specialist training in Australia and New Zealand. Gentle Endodontics is a family run and operated business that provides professional endodontic services in a caring and nurturing environment. With family values at the core of our philosophy, we have taken time and care in selecting the best Specialist Endodontists to be apart of our team.

A. PROF. MEHDI RAHIMI (PRINCIPAL ENDODONTIST)

Dr Rahimi is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Charles Sturt University (Orange) and Adjunct Associate Professor at La Trobe University (Melbourne). Mehdi graduated with a Bachelor in Dental Surgery with distinction from the University of Otago (New Zealand) in 2002 and received his Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry (Endo) degree from the University of Melbourne in 2008. He has been actively involved in Endodontic teaching at various continued education levels, both nationally and internationally. Mehdi is a guest lecturer at Sydney University and Melbourne University and a CPD mentor for the Australian Dental Association NSW. Mehdi has obtained a number of publications in the field of forensic dentistry and Endodontics (resin-based obturation material and fractured instruments). In 2000 he was awarded the Sir Allan Wilkinson award for the most worthwhile research in Medicine and Dentistry from the University of Otago, in 2001 he was awarded the International Association for Dental Research Young Researchers Award and in 2002 Mehdi received the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award of Merit. Mehdi is the branch federal councilor and immediate past president of the Australian Society of Endodontology (NSW branch), the immediate past president of the Australian Asian Association of Dentists, a fellow of the International College of Dentists (FICD), a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, a member of the Australian Dental Association (NSW) Education & Research Committee, ADA NSW advocacy Committee, a member of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons in Endodontics, and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontists. Since 2020, Mehdi is also an ADA NSW Federal Councilor.

DR. LANGLEY TASMANIA

Dr Langley Tasmania completed his Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) qualification at the Fiji School of Medicine in 2004. He returned to Niue Island to take up a Dental Officer’s posting in the only dental clinic on the island, working as a general practitioner for 5 years. Dr Tasmania went on to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Otago starting in 2010 and completing a Doctor in Clinical Dentistry, specializing in Endodontics in 2012. His research topic was “Contact guidance of endodontic pathogens on micro-grooved polymethylmethacrylate discs”. Dr Tasmania took up part-time private work and contributed back to the University of Otago as a clinical tutor at the dental school from 2013 to early 2015. He was in private practice in Canberra for a few years before relocating to Sydney to join Gentle Endodontics in 2014. Dr Tasmania is actively involved in continuing education courses.

PROF. CHANKHRIT SATHORN

Chankhrit is an Adjunct Professor of Endodontics at La Trobe University. Formerly, he was a visiting Professor at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, Adjunct Professor at Charles Sturt University, Adjunct Associate Professor of Endodontic Research at La Trobe University and Convenor of the Predoctoral Endodontics and Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry Programmes at The University of Melbourne. He completed Endodontic specialist training and a PhD at The University of Melbourne and became a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the Special Stream of Endodontics. His basic dental training was from Thailand.

His area of research focuses on evidence-based Endodontics, systematic reviews, effectiveness and efficiency of various interventions. Based on the cumulative publication of his research studies, Chankhrit has been awarded The Ernest Joske Research Award for work that constitutes an important contribution to dental science research.

He has been invited to speak at several national and international Endodontic congresses such as ASEADA, IFEA, and ESE.  He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic JournalNew Zealand Dental JournalJournal of Dentistry, and European Journal of Dentistry. He maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Melbourne and Sydney.

DR. GARIMA SHARMA

Dr Garima Sharma worked as a general dentist in both public and private clinics in Sydney for many years before undertaking her specialist training in Endodontics. Garima completed her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Endodontics from the University of Adelaide, and was awarded the G.O. Lawrence Scholarship during her specialist training by the University of Adelaide.

Garima has published research papers in both national and international journals.

Garima is a honorary clinical educator at University of Sydney, teaching undergraduate students both at Westmead and Sydney Dental Hospital.

Garima is the current President of Australian Society of Endodontology (NSW branch). Outside work, Garima enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends.

DR. Paul Nakad

Dr Paul Nakad completed his Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Melbourne in 2017. Subsequently, Paul practiced general dentistry in the south-western region of Sydney in a private practice for three years. In 2021 he embarked on further specialised training back at the University of Melbourne for post-graduate studies. Paul’s research project for his minor thesis delved into the intricate realm of electrical properties associated with Nickel-titanium rotary instruments. He is a member of both the Australian Society of Endodontology and the Australian Dental Association. Paul has a deep passion for sports and spending time with his family and friends to enrich his balance between his professional and personal life.