Our Team

Dr Stuart A. Evans

BDS (Hons) SYD

Dr Stuart Evans graduated from the University of Sydney with Honours in 1975. After graduating he remained a tutor in the operative dentistry department for two years whilst undertaking further study in the MDS program. Dr Evans graduated first place in his final year in operative dentistry and prosthetic dentistry. He is a highly experienced clinician and a member of several dental societies including the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Dr Evans annually completes many professional development courses run by the Australian Dental Association which provides specialist local and international speakers across a range of dental topics. He is a member of the Clinical Advisory Panel for Dental Corporation and also in a mentoring role for new graduates.

Dr Evans is interested in providing total oral health of both hard and soft tissues with emphasis on providing painless, conservative and high quality treatment with positive aesthetic outcomes. His commitment to patient care is reflected by attending to three generations of patients from the same families who continue to attend the surgery for preventive dentistry and routine care. Many of his patients regularly travel two hours or more for an appointment with Dr Evans. Away from the surgery, Dr Evans has a passion for Architecture and Design, Construction, Golf, Kayaking and Tennis.

Learn more about the services we have available here, or book an appointment with Dr Evans here.

Dr Cigdem Kipel

BOralH (DSc), GDipDent, FRACDS

Dr. Cigdem Kipel (pronunciation Chi-dem) joins our North Sydney Dental Practice from Queensland where she gained experience in both the public and private sectors across multiple fields of dentistry. She also spent time working in a rural community as well as alongside oral surgeons in hospital theatres. She is particularly skilled in working with anxious patients and understands the special care and attention required to achieve an optimal outcome for those who have experienced fear and anxiety with dental treatment in the past.

Cigdem completed her studies at Griffith University on the Gold Coast where she received the University Award for Academic Excellence over 5 consecutive years. Cigdem was the recipient of an award from the Australian Dental Association for achieving the highest GPA in her class. She has also received awards from the Australian Society of Orthodontics and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry for her exceptional achievements in these fields.

After several years of further study in the fields of restorative dentistry, periodontology and general dental practice, she successfully obtained her Fellowship status with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS) from where she received an Official Letter of Commendation for her outstanding academic accomplishment. She is also a member of the Federal and NSW Australian Dental Association and the Australian Endodontic Society. Cigdem is committed to continuing her education and regularly attends courses to further her knowledge in various fields.

Cigdem is passionate about preventive dental care and patient education. She has an interest in all aspects of general practice including cosmetic and restorative dentistry, endodontics and particularly enjoys working with anxious patients and children. She is a gentle, caring and sensitive practitioner who adheres to the highest standard of care and treatment. Cigdem is an experienced and compassionate practitioner who understands patient nervousness and anxiety concerning dental procedures.

We are certain that your experience with Cigdem will be pleasant, comfortable and positive.

Make an appointment with Dr Kipel today.

Dr Ben Hargreave

B.Med Sci, B.Dent (Hons) SYD

Dr Hargreave graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Medical Science and a Bachelor of Dentistry with honours. His dual degrees allow him to comfortably work within an ever increasing complex relationship between medicine and dentistry, to provide a safe environment for his patients. His research interests included microbiology, oral pathology and his thesis was based on the role of fluoride in preventing dental decay in third world settings. Ben is committed to furthering his education and has gained primary entry into the royal Australasian college of dental surgeons.

Ben labels himself as a "sensitive new age Dentist" and prides himself on pain control in dentistry as well as getting to know his patients not just by their teeth. He enjoys working with children, the elderly and especially the nervous patient. The new age portion is representative of Ben's commitment to practice with the very latest in both techniques and equipment available, which often results in a more conservative, painless and faster experience.

Outside of the dental surgery, Ben enjoys travel, Scuba Diving, Food and wine. Ben enjoys all facets of general dentistry and has had experience in both public and private sectors as well as in voluntary capacity in aid programs in a third world setting.

Learn more about the services we have available here, or book an appointment with Dr Hargreave

Dr Tanya Wiendels

B.Dent (Hons) USYD, B.Sc., Grad Dip. Ed

Dr Wiendels aims to make dental visits a positive experience, placing great importance on making her patients feel comfortable and at ease during their treatment.

Originally from Canada, Tanya graduated with a Bachelor of Dentistry with Honours from the University of Sydney, obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University, Montreal and holds a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Wollongong.

A caring and gentle dentist, dedicated to ensuring your comfort while providing the highest quality of care and treatment, Tanya remains committed to the provision of excellence in dentistry by regularly attending continuing education courses and staying abreast of the most recent advances in dental procedures and technologies.

In 2006 and 2009 Tanya volunteered with ToothAid, providing dental treatment in remote villages in Northern Laos, and assisted with research on a school oral hygiene pilot program.

A member of the Australian Dental Association, with a background in medical research and education, Tanya is experienced in all areas of dental health, with a specific interest in cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry.

With her warm nature, fun sense of humour and friendly attitude, we are confident Tanya will provide a calm and relaxed environment and ensure your treatments are an overwhelmingly positive experience.

Learn more about the services we have available here, or book an appointment with Dr Wiendels here.

Dr Megan Barker

B.Dent (Hons) SYD

Dr Megan Barker graduated from Sydney University in 2010.

She has since worked in Canberra and Sydney providing dental care to adults and kids alike.

She is involved all aspects of general dentistry including prosthodontics, endodontics, paediatrics, CEREC restorations and restorative phase of implants.

Beyond her dental work life, she enjoys being an active member of the Cronulla Triathlon Club competing in sprint triathlons and regular club events. She thoroughly enjoys hiking and recently completed a 100 km hike on the Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory.

Learn more about the services we have available here, or book an appointment with Dr Barker.

Ms Harriet Honner


As an Oral Health Therapist Harriet will diagnose and treat gum disease and tooth decay, provide routine oral health care for children and adults and also help to promote preventative dental practices among school children and the broader community. With individually taught home care techniques, diet advice and regular maintenance she can assist you to maintain optimum oral health for the rest of your life.

Harriet grew up in Gunnedah in north-west rural New South Wales before moving to Sydney and graduating from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Oral Health degree.

She likes horse-riding, playing netball, trying new restaurants and seeing friends and family on weekends.

Learn more about our oral hygiene service with Harriett here, or book an appointment here.

Ms Atefa Said


As an Oral Health Therapist, Atefa provides routine dental hygiene treatment for all ages and dental therapy treatment for children and young adolescence. Atefa is passionate about providing best dental care for all her patients.

Atefa graduated from Charles Sturt University as an Oral Health Therapist in 2014 with distinction average and received the university deans award in 2013 and 2014. She also received the 2014 Dental Hygienist Association of Australia Award for demonstrating outstanding skills and commitment to dental hygiene and achieving excellent grades in the bachelor of oral health.

Upon finishing her degree, Atefa further went to develop her skills as a clinician by finishing a graduate year program with Sydney University working in and around Northern Central Tablelands.

Atefa has experience working in both public and private sector and her commitment in continued professional development allows her to provide up to date dental treatment for her patients.

In her spare time, Atefa loves spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading, swimming, and playing volleyball and tennis.