We have a great team to support your dental journey, here is a bit about our dentists.
Dr Joanne Wansa
Dr Joanne Wansa aka Dr Jo is the Principal Dentist at Dental on Evaline.
Dr Jo started working with her family dentist, Dr Salwa in January 2011 and took over the practice ownership role in mid 2014. She is as local as they come; her birth certificate says CAMPSIE. Dr Jo grew up in Campsie and attended St Charbel’s College in Punchbowl. She truly is local!
Dr Jo graduated from the University of Sydney in 2007 with Bachelor of Dentistry and a Bachelor of Medical Science in 2003. Upon graduating she relocated to the ACT and worked for 3 years in Belconnen. At the end of 2010 Dr Jo moved back home.
She has a particular interest in looking after children or paediatric dentistry and orthodontics especially early intervention orthodontics as well as sleep dentistry. She has undertaken extra study in these fields and loves sharing her knowledge with her patients and her community, regularly speaking and attending schools, youth events and local junior sportsclubs.
Dr Jo has a passion for helping and volunteering. She believes in the power of a smile. Over the past 6 years she has been volunteering both on an international and local level to help those less fortunate. She also supports a number of junior sporting teams, local schools, charity organisations and youth groups. Have a look at her adventures and trips in our community blog area.
Dr Jo is a member of ADA and alumni of the University of Sydney.
It’s pretty obvious that Dr Jo loves her footy especially her beloved Bulldogs. She also enjoys travelling and a good live band.
Dr Salwa Shehada
Dr Salwa Shehada has been practising as a dentist for 40 years, she is the previous practice owner and Dr Jo’s family dentist for over 35 years!
She graduated from Baghdad University in Iraq in 1975 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). She arrived in Australia in 1979 and sat the overseas dentist’s exams. She was the first to pass this exam and holds certificate number 001.
Dr Salwa is and has been a member of the ADA for 38 years, she loves general dentistry and enjoys cosmetic dentistry. Her priority is to give her patients the best treatment available, from scaling and polishing to more complex procedures such as root canals, dentures and cosmetic treatments. Apart from her love of dentistry, Dr Salwa enjoys reading and travelling! She speaks fluent English, and Arabic.
Dr Salwa also volunteers to help refugees through the ADA. Read more in this article.
Dr Elda Tabourian-Hanna
Dr Elda has been a dentist for over 20yrs, the past 10 years with us at Dental on Evaline, she comes from a family of dentists with her grandfather, father and brother all being dentists.
Dr Elda is both and registered dentist and a Registered Dental Hygienist
Dr Elda graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a degree in Dental Hygiene and health sciences in 1992 and then graduated from Boston University in 1996 with a degree in dental medicine and in 1997 graduated from the AEGD residency program from Boston University. She has also been an instructor at the University of Saint Joseph in Lebanon, and a lecturer at the Sydney University Dental School.
Dr Elda is an ADA member as well as that of the American Dental Board, Canadian Dental Board And Lebanese Dental Board.
Dr Elda particularly enjoys treating periodontics (gum disease) and oral hygiene. She is passionate about oral health and spends a lot of time with patients to educate and encourage them to maintain good oral health.
Dr Elda enjoys working with children and volunteers her time at local schools and preschools educating our kids about the importance of oral hygiene. A proud mother of 2 children who says “the kids keep me busy and on my toes” Dr Elda enjoys a good book, going out and trying out new cuisines and swimming, she is fluent in English, Arabic and French