your dental care team
YOUR DENTAL CARE TEAM at North Strathfield aims to provide the highest quality care in all aspects of dentistry to help you achieve optimum oral health. We strive to create a warm, friendly and comfortable environment for our patients, and our team is dedicated to ensuring our services are always of an excellent standard by keeping up with the latest technology and participating in continuing education programs to update and increase our knowledge and skills.
Dr Alex Kwaan
Dr. Alex Kwaan BDS (USyd)
Dr Alex Kwaan graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004 and commenced his career as a Dental Officer with the Royal Australian Air Force and various family dental practices in Queensland and Victoria. In 2008, he relocated back to Sydney and settled in YOUR DENTAL CARE TEAM at North Strathfield.
Dr Alex enjoys all aspects of dentistry. He is dedicated to providing the best possible treatment for his patients which has led him to pursue further education including a mini-residency in Orthodontics and more recently a Graduate Diploma in Oral Implants with Charles Sturt University. He is also passionate about minor oral surgery (including wisdom teeth removal), root canals, children’s dentistry and patient education. His warm and gentle manner means that his patients will have a relaxing and enjoyable visit.
When he is not looking into a patient’s mouth, Dr Alex can be found cycling with his kids or napping.
Dr Brian Fung
Dr. Brian Fung BDSc (USyd)
Dr Brian Fung graduated from the University of Sydney in 2009 with Honours. After spending 5 years in the country town of Tamworth, he returned to Sydney and found a home at YOUR DENTAL CARE TEAM.
Dr Brian regards the relationship he forms with his patients to be paramount in the way he practices dentistry and he feels privileged by the trust that is being placed in him. He believes everyone has different dental needs and as such should have their dental care tailored to them. In Dr Brian, you will find a dentist who is not only passionate about the craftmanship of his work but also someone who takes great care to ensure your visits are painless and stress-free.
Dr Brian's goal is to provide dental work that is not only long-lasting and functional, but also looks good in the mouth; be it a filling, crown and bridgework or cosmetic veneers. He is also very good at making root canal therapy and wisdom teeth extraction as comfortable as possible for his patients.
Dr Brian is a keen football (soccer) player and he enjoys exploring new recipes and restaurants to feed his insatiable appetite for good food.
Dr Julia Hu
Dr. Julia Hu BDSc (Melb)
Dr Julia Hu graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2009 with Honours. She loves all aspects of family dentistry, specialising in cosmetics and orthodontics to create beautiful, lasting smiles. In addition to completing a 2 year mini-residency in Orthodontics, Dr Julia is also a certified Myobrace provider.
Dr Julia believes effective communication is the key to a pleasant and pain-free experience and is vital in order for her to provide individualised care to each of her patients at YOUR DENTAL CARE TEAM. In order to ensure that she provides the best care to all her patients, she has also undertaken numerous continuing education courses.
She used to enjoy high tea, playing Angry Birds, and romantic walks by the beach, but now she enjoys looking after her son Christian and daughter Evie.
Dr Natsumi Iwashima
Dr. Natsumi Iwashima BDent Hons (USyd)
Dr Natsumi Iwashima graduated from the University of Sydney in 2009 with Honours. Since then she has worked in several private practices around Sydney until she joined YOUR DENTAL CARE TEAM where enjoys looking after patients with the rest of the team.
Dr Natsumi is passionate about preventive health care and maintaining good oral health for her patients and restoring teeth in the optimal way for each patient. She prides herself in producing quality work and loves getting to know her patients and their families.
Dr Natsumi enjoys playing various sports including basketball and tennis, eating tasty food and hanging out with her young children.
Dr Lucas Bui
Dr. Lucas Bui
Dr Lucas Bui first graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Medical Science degree before completing his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Sydney.
He enjoys treating patients of all ages and is committed to providing everyone with a high quality of dental care as he believes that the most important thing you can wear is your smile. His positive and friendly approach helps when working with patients to maintain or improve their oral health. He strives to stay up to date with the latest dental technology and knowledge, regularly attending dental seminars.
Outside of YOUR DENTAL CARE TEAM, Dr Lucas is a sports fanatic, enjoys staying active and keeping up to date with the Premier League.
Shadi Essam BOH (UON) BSc (USyd)
Before graduating from a Bachelor of Oral Health with Distinction, Shadi had completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Sydney and worked as a dental assistant at YOUR DENTAL CARE TEAM.
Shadi believes passionately that oral health is an integral part of general health, and healthy choices made by individual and families can contribute to their overall wellbeing and quality of life. She believes that healthy eating and drinking, as well as regular visits to the dentist, can prevent her patients from many unnecessary oral conditions.
In her spare time, Shadi enjoys listening to music and going to concerts. She also loves watching sports, especially soccer. Currently, she is teaching herself the drums and enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.
Kris Kumar BOHT (UON)
Kris was a dental assistant at YOUR DENTAL CARE TEAM for over 9 years before graduating with a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy with Adult Scope from the University of Newcastle. He is now part of YOUR DENTAL CARE TEAM as our Oral Health Therapist.
Kris continues to be dedicated to providing the highest level of care to his patients. His positive and calm attitude, coupled with his chair-side experience, helps his patients feel relaxed and at ease during their treatments. He strives to educate his patients and works with them to achieve their best long term dental outcome both functionally and aesthetically. Kris also regularly attends CPD (Continuing Professional Development) courses to learn new techniques and to expand his knowledge.
Kris used to enjoy boxing, motorsports, surfing, traveling and spending quality time with his family and friends ... but now he is a new dad.