Our Team

The Good Shepherd Dental Team understands how important your teeth are to your health, appearance and overall self-confidence.

Dr Nael Malik

General Dentist
BDS, Adelaide University

Dr Dalia Hanna

General Dentist
BDS, (Cairo Uni), ADC (Melb)

Dr Edith Allasi Canales

General Dentist
BDSc (Hons) (Pe), ADC (Melb)

Dr Yohann Sooltangos

General Dentist
Graduate Diploma in Dental Sciences (Griffith University)

Dr Benhur Lingamnini

Senior General Dentist
BDS, Master in Public Health (Wollongong University)

We meet every patient’s needs

Our team has a genuine love for dentistry, interacting with our patients, and making a difference to the way you look and feel.

Financial plans, special appointments and treatment options are individually customised for you.

We aspire to meet every patient’s needs by offering a variety of general and advanced dental treatments after comprehensively studying and planning each individual case.

Dr Benhur Lingamnini

I have been in private and public practices in Australia since 2008.  I am surrounded by an energetic and capable staff that offer the latest advancements in dentistry with a confident and caring attitude. 

I am capable in performing wide range of dental services, yet I am best known for surgical extractions, specially impacted wisdom teeth, and treatment for anxious patients. I am very passionate about serving local community. I have my own way with children and adult patients who are apprehensive or phobic to dental treatment. I am also proud of having an additional training in orthodontic treatment, which added to my knowledge in evaluating patients for better growth, dental and behavioural problems.

My special interests include helping anxious patients overcome their dental fear, cosmetic dentistry, emergency care, wisdom teeth extraction and children dentistry. 

I am a member of the ADA, and attend various Dental courses to keep myself up to date with the current information to better help my patients.

Born and raised in India, moved to Australia in 2005 and has considered this country as my new home. I have moved to the Hasting Macleay area in 2010 and very happy with this place, which made me settle here. When not working, I love gardening, playing cricket and community services. My wife is a doctor and works for the community in Hasting Macleay area, I am blessed with a boy and a girl.

Dr Yohann Sooltangos

I have graduated from Griffith University on the Gold Coast in 2017 with a Graduate Diploma in Dental Sciences. After working for 6 months in Queensland health as part of my final year placement while at university, I relocated to Port Macquarie and joined the enthusiastic team at The Good Shepherd Dental Centre.

The two important aspects of my job that I enjoy the most is firstly to always make my patient feel relaxed and as comfortable as possible as I understand that seeing a dentist can sometimes be a bit daunting. And secondly the forever evolving and modernising part of dentistry, which is why I am always doing my best to stay up to date with new techniques that are faster, more efficient and more gentle to provide the best treatment for my patients.

I do enjoy all the different fields of dentistry including preventative and cosmetic work but have a particular interest in prosthodontic work (dentures, crowns, bridges, veneers).

Outside of work my main areas of interest are my family, swimming or walking along the beautiful beaches of the Port Macquarie area, soccer and food.

Dr Edith Allasi Canales

I completed my dentistry degree in 2010. Since, I have worked in both metropolitan and rural practices. Whilst working in rural communities, I developed a particular interest in preventative dentistry. I believe that educating patients about good oral health is of paramount importance to maintain a long lasting smile and an overall wellbeing.

One of main mission is to provide the best possible dental care in a comfortable and relaxed environment. I enjoy all facets of dentistry especially Cosmetic dentistry (teeth whitening, fillings, veneers and crowns) and Orthodontics (teeth straightening) which I’m currently training for.

I’m a member of the ADA and regularly attend various courses to provide the best care for my patients.

I speak English, Spanish and Portuguese. And when not at work, I’m exploring the beautiful beaches of the Mid North Coast.

Dr Dalia Hanna

My name is Dalia Hanna, I hold a Bachelor Degree of Dental Science in 2000. During these twenty years, I have worked in both public and private practices. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry, surgery and prosthodontics. I am also very passionate about kids’ dentistry, as I am providing a full range of dental treatments for your young ones. I believe that perfect oral hygiene and charming smile can boost your self -esteem and confidence, as healthy and good-looking teeth influence how we look, speak, eat, socialize, and enjoy life.

In my own time, I enjoy keeping fit and spending time with my family.

Dr Nael Malik

I completed my dental degree from Adelaide University. I have been working in many private dental practices all over Australia. I possess over 15 years of clinical experience in all fields of dentistry. My main interest is placing implants and fillers. I am an active member of the Australian Dental Association.

I am fluent in English and Arabic. My main hobbies are soccer and travelling.