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Experience Friendly Care at East Perth Dental Centre

When you visit the East Perth family dentists at East Perth Dental Centre, you truly get to experience what it feels like to be a part of the family. After all, we have a mother-son doctor team right here in the practice!


Dr Kieran Chew

Associate Dentist

Associate Dentist, Dr Kieran Chew, established the East Perth Dental Centre alongside his mum and principal dentist Dr Judy Westerhout in 1999. Dr Chew graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science and was the recipient of the GD Henderson prize in Oral Surgery.

Dr Chew is dedicated to offering his patients comprehensive dental care in a calm environment with the option of in-house sedation and relation techniques. He also continually pursues innovative training in Australia and overseas to ensure he provides the most advanced care possible to his patients. Some of his additional studies include:

  • Las Vegas Institute (LVI) of Advanced Dental Studies - Las Vegas, USA

  • Nobel Biocare, Straumann and Aesthetic Alliance dental implant program - Australia

  • Oral Sedation Dentistry - Washington, USA

  • Invisalign® courses and master classes - Australia

  • Progressive Orthodontics Seminars, Pain Management - Sydney

  • Sirona and CEREC training for indirect biomimetic restorations and cermaic inlays - Australia

  • Wrinkle Relaxers, Progressive Dentistry Pty Ltd - New South Wales

  • Hands-on implant course at Live Training Institute - Mexico


In his free time, Dr Chew takes part in mission work, providing underprivileged children with dental care. During 2012-2015 he was a mission leader and traveled frequently to Vietnam and Cambodia where he provided oral health services to the local communities. When he isn't partaking in volunteer work he enjoys surfing, playing the guitar, rock climbing and studying theology and philosophy.


Dr Omelia Wan

Associate Dentist

East Perth Dental Centre welcomed Associate Dentist, Dr Omelia Wan, to the practice in 2002. Dr Wan graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2000 with a Bachelor of Dental Science. Two years after graduating she joined the East Perth practice part time before going full time in 2007.

Dr Wan enjoys the many facets of dentistry, with a particular interest in treating children. Her essay on preventative dentistry for children saw her receive an award from the Australian and New Zealand Pediatric Dental Society. Keeping up to date with the latest dental techniques and technologies, Dr Wan regularly attends continued professional development courses and hopes to complete further training in TMJ disorders.

Within the practice, Dr Wan has a vision for providing the highest quality of care to each and every patient, and helping them to be free of dental diseases and regain their smile. She also welcomes international patients being fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese.

Away from the East Perth Dental Centre practice, Dr Wan enjoys travelling and volunteering at Princess Margaret Hospital.


Dr Alan Lim

Associate Dentist

Graduating from the University of Western Australia in 1984, Dr Alan Lim now has over 30 years’ experience in the dental industry. Dr Lim’s career has seen him practice in rural and suburban areas of WA. Dr Lim has a keen interest in Sleep Medicine and Dentistry, but also enjoys composite bonding, Crown and bridge work, Endodontics, Periodontics, Implants, TMD and Orthodontics.

Dr Lim is passionate about all aspects of Sleep Dentistry and has spent years researching to advance our understanding of Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). His treatment philosophy stems from the belief that there is an additional occlusal and airway connection to TMD.

Alan is currently involved in research in Sleep Medicine (OSA) in conjunction with the University of Western Australia. 15 of his patients were involved in a trial at the University where Dr Lim treated them using the Oventus appliance. His next project with UWA will be compiling a list of retrospective patients treated with DNA Therapy to see it’s effect on bone plasticity.

Even as an experienced dentist Dr Lim recognises that he needs to continue developing to ensure his patients get the best treatment possible. Dr Lim frequently seeks opportunities to learn from his colleagues, and had previously undertaken courses in Restorative Dentistry, Orthodontics and Dental Implants. He is also passionate about teaching the next generation of dentists, regularly lecturing both here in Australia and overseas on Epigenetic Dentistry (DNA Appliance) and OSA.

Away from East Perth Dental, Dr Lim loves spending time with his adult son who lives in Tokyo. He is also a talented musician that plays jazz guitar and double bass. Dr Lim also spends most of his Sundays at church with his family.


Dr Naomi Martin

Associate Dentist

Dr Naomi Martin is an Associate Dentist practicing from East Perth Dental Centre. She has a Bachelor of Dental Science (Hons) from University of Western Australia (2014) and experience in both the public system, as well as private practices in Perth and Canberra.

Dr Martin is a friendly, caring, and thorough clinician. She has a particular interest in crown and bridgework, periodontics and preventive dentistry, and takes satisfaction in performing all treatment to the highest standard.

Outside of work, she enjoys morning walks on the beach with a coffee and spending time with friends and family.


Dr Ranjitta M Mugunthan

Associate Dentist

Dr Ranjitta M Mugunthan has been working as a general dentist since 2000 and joined the East Perth Dental Centre team in October 2020.

After working public sector for several years, she transitioned to the private sector in Sydney where she was fortunate to have been provided with continued hands-on training in many aspects of general dentistry. To this day, she ensures to keep up to date with the latest dental techniques by attending regular courses. 

Her clinical interests are in general dentistry, as it involves getting someone out of dental pain - an aspect of dentistry that she find extremely rewarding. She also has a great interest in restorative dentistry and helping her patients improve their smiles and consequently, helping to provide a better quality of life due to improved function and aesthetics.

Dr Ranjitta enjoys the opportunity to interact with different people who often have amazing life stories to share. 

Outside of dentistry, she enjoys cooking and trying different recipes, long walks-especially bushwalking, and photography.

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Dr Aakash Patel

Associate Dentist

Growing up, Dr Aakash Pateel was always interested in the medical field, eventually deciding to hone in on dentistry for the ideal blend of science, art, and hands-on expertise. After graduating from the University of Western Australia in 2014 with a Bachelor of Dental Science, Dr Aakash has been treating patients in private practice, now operating from East Perth Dental Centre.


Dr Aakash finds great value in the varied nature of general dentistry, ensuring every day presents a unique set of challenges and rewards. A strong advocate for preventative dentistry, he prioritises patient education, focusing on their oral hygiene to enhance their quality of life and long-term health. His meticulous approach shines through, especially in restorative and crown/bridge procedures, where precision meets aesthetics to deliver great results for his patients.


At the heart of Dr Aakash's practice is a genuine commitment to patient care. He takes immense pleasure in fostering meaningful connections, ensuring every individual feels at ease, and comprehends the nuances of their treatment.

Outside of the dental clinic, Dr Aakash is an avid connoisseur of food, coffee, and wine, often pairing these indulgences with the company of friends. A globetrotter at heart, he seizes every chance to travel. His artistic inclinations extend to photography and music; with the soothing keys of the piano being his chosen method of musical expression.

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Dr Maher Wood

Associate Dentist

Dr Maher Wood brings a wealth of experience to East Perth Dental Centre. He completed his Australian Dental Council Certificate in 2022 and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania, in 2002. Having worked in several family dental surgeries in Perth for over 15 years, he combines passion and proficiency in various aspects of dentistry.

Dr Maher prioritises providing high-quality, minimally invasive dental care. Dedicated to preserving natural teeth, he uses the latest advancements in dental technology and techniques to ensure patients receive the most comfortable and effective treatment possible. His extensive experience includes operative dentistry and minimally invasive procedures, making him a reliable choice for comprehensive dental care.

Through his years of practice, Dr Maher has developed a deep interest in biomimetic dentistry, crowns and bridges, aesthetic fillings, smile makeovers, root canal treatment, and surgical extractions. He is also skilled in emergency and preventative dental treatment and adept at helping patients feel comfortable during their visits, easing their dental phobia and anxiety.

Currently pursuing a post-graduate diploma in dental implants, Dr Maher remains committed to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry, continually enhancing his skills and knowledge. He finds immense satisfaction in improving patients' oral health and overall well-being, witnessing the positive impact on their confidence. He enjoys the creativity and problem-solving aspects of dentistry, blending artistic expression with scientific knowledge.

Outside of his professional life, Dr Maher maintains a healthy lifestyle by staying active through running and tennis. He also finds balance by exploring new places, enriching his life with diverse experiences.

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