Designer Smiles Dentistry

Meet the Specialists and the Team

Dr. Sarkis Nalbandian Visiting Professor YSMU Specialist Prosthodontist & Implant Surgeon

Meet the Specialists and the Team

Dr. Sarkis Nalbandian Visiting Professor YSMU Specialist Prosthodontist & Implant Surgeon

Dr Sarkis Nalbandian

Specialist Prosthodontist and Implant Surgeon

B.D.S.(Hons), Dip. Clin. Dent. (Oral Implants), Uni. Syd., M. Clin. Dent. (Prosth) King’s College, Uni.London., D. Clin. Dent. (Prosth), Uni. Syd., FIADFE, FPFA, FRACDS, MRACDS(Prosth).

Dr. Sarkis Nalbandian completed his Bachelor of Dental surgery in 1983, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants) in the year 2000, from the University of Sydney. He has also completed his Masters (Prosthodontics) in 2005 with Distinction from the prestigious King’s College, University of London, and his Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) from the University of Sydney. Member of the Academy of Australasian Prosthodontists. He is a Fellow of Australasian College of the Dental Surgeons and a member of Specialist Stream in Prosthodontics.

He has researched and published articles on the patients’ decision-making processes when selecting composites or porcelain veneer systems. His special interests include: the application of composites and porcelain technology for treating complex functional and aesthetic problems, along with the application of piezo surgery in implantology, accelerated orthodontics (PAOO) and bonding to zirconia Dr. S. Nalbandian is a founder and course director for International College of Dental Practitioners (ICODP.COM) and has a specialist private referral practice in Sydney focusing on Aesthetics, Prosthodontics, Implant surgery, TMD & Facial Pain.

Dr Nalbandian has lectured both locally and internationally on Aesthetics, Dental Implants and Complex Prosthodontics.

He is a contributor and consultant to postgraduate master’s degree programs in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics at King’s College, University of London. Dip Clin Dent (oral Implants) at University of Sydney.
Visiting professor at YSMU.


Kristy Gupta

Oral Health Therapist

Bachelor of Oral Health ( The University of Sydney)
MEMBER: Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia

Kristy graduated from the University of Sydney in 2010 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. She is a registered Oral Health Therapist and a member of The Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia.

  • She possesses qualifications as both a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist.
  • Oral Health Therapists provide high quality care to children, adolescents and adults.
  • Kristy is very passionate about oral health and the early detection and prevention of dental diseases, particularly periodontal (gum) disease. She has been specially trained to perform regular and preventative treatment and maintenance of the mouth, teeth and gums.

Kristy prides herself on her ability to communicate and educate children and parents effectively in how to keep their teeth and gums in good shape. She is very confident and motivated to educating children about oral health from an early age. Kristy takes delight in working with the team at Designer Smiles and is committed to achieving the optimal oral health for her patients.

Outside of work, Kristy thoroughly enjoys dancing and yoga.

Dr Natasha Koelmeyer

General Dentist
Doctor of Dental Medicine

Dr Natasha Koelmeyer is a General Dentist that graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine. She enjoys getting to know her patients, listening to their dental concerns and ensuring that her patients feel comfortable and relaxed. Natasha enjoys all aspects of dentistry particularly family and preventative dentistry. She regularly attends continual professional development courses which ensures she is up to date and able to provide the best care for her patients

In her spare time, she coaches debating and enjoys painting.


Dr Radhika S R

Clinical Coordinator
Bachelor Of Dental Surgery (INDIA)

Radhika S R completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from a reputed dental college in India during 2008.

  • After graduation she worked in a hospital and then joined Designer Smiles as a full time Clinical Coordinator in 2011.
  • Radhika highly experienced in dentistry, caring and understanding of our patients needs.
  • Dr Radhika is instrumental in managing and coordinating the specialist centre to the highest level of care.
  • Radhika is highly experienced
  • Radhika is a delightful human being. She is a right hand of Dr. Nalbandian.

Dr Bibek

Dental / Clinical Assistant
BDS (Manipal College of Dental Science)
MIPH (University of Sydney)

Dr Bibek is a clinical assistant of Dr. Nalbandian. He has joined Designer Smiles in 2014-15.
He is highly experienced and multi-lingual. He speaks English, Nepalese, Indian & Norwegian.Patients love Bibek.


New Year 2022 Staff Dinner

Our Team

Alana Sim, Matilda Parry, Jessica Prout, Brooke Prentice, Emily Shields, Ellen Russell, Phoebe Welsh, Alexander Nalbandian

What our Clients Say!

I've been a customer of Designer Smiles for over 20 years and I cannot say enough good things about them! From the moment you walk into the office, you are greeted with a warm and friendly atmosphere that immediately puts you at ease. The staff is knowledgeable, professional, and caring. They use the latest technology and take the time to explain everything. I highly recommend them!

Ken Baumli

Dr Sarkis is the maestro of cosmetic dentistry….for years I suffered with 2 slightly darker front teeth due to a childhood accident. I’ve had composite veneers before but nothing compared to the composite veneers Dr Sarkis did……now I feel so confident smiling again……Dr Sarkis I can’t thank you enough…

Monica McKenzie

Quite literally the best dentist I’ve been to in a lifetime. Dr Natasha Koelmeyer specifically is just a wonderfully kind and gentle Doctor. Must also mention that the head specialist here is also second to none. Their knowledge (goodness they know their stuff) their approach, their kind and gentle manner - my daughter actually enjoys going to the dentist. They’ve got a really considered patient centric mentality. I wouldn’t go anywhere else, every single person there including the reception staff is a star. Thank you Designer Smiles!

Michelle Lacasse

My journey with Dr Sarkis began about 10 years ago. I did not realise that I had lacked self confidence and shone away from "my true smile". Dr Sarkis was honest, reassuring and professional throughout my process and not only was he able to achieve that perfect smile but achieve same without compromising the health of my teeth and gums.The ongoing care at Designer Smiles is 5 star whether it is a routine check, clean minor or major dentistry. Thank you Dr Sarkis and also your team.

Christina Vergotis

I found Designer Smiles from one of their YouTube videos showcasing the Icon treatment to fix white spots on teeth. Dr. Sarkis Nalbandian's consultation provided me with a thorough plan and showed me how their practise could give me predicable results for my concerns. I knew I was in safe hands. I had Kristy Gupta perform both of my procedures and she was very professional and so kind. I am very happy with my results!

Winsome Kain

I cannot express how grateful I am for Sarkis and the team at Designer Smiles. Around 11 years ago my life changed when Sarkis first transformed my smile with composite veneers. This month, with my original teeth in tact I returned to have my composite veneers upgraded to porcelain. I was amazed that Sarkis and his team could do this without an injections, no pain and whilst still keeping my original teeth in tact. I absolutely love the result and I would highly recommend that anyone that is unhappy with their smile in any way, must visit designer smiles

Matt Williams

Started my treatment with the team at Designer Smiles in 2019. Had other dental treatments including Maxillofacial, expanders, straightening and gum grafting but out of all the procedures and surgeries Dr. Sarkis was the key as he was applying the ‘finishing product’ which included composite veneers. I am gobsmacked by the incredible job done. He talks the talk and definitely walks the walk. And his support team there are simply incredible and make you feel part of a family not just another dental clinic to take your money. Can not recommend highly enough. Customer for life here!!

Shaun Meader
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