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Meet Our Team

The Woonona Dental team is here to support your excellent oral health with a range of high-quality dental solutions.

Dr Raj Pather

Dentist Woonona, Dr. Raj PatherBorn in South Africa, Dr Pather moved to Australia in 1978. He attended the University of Sydney, graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1985. Immediately, he began working in Illawara and then Dapto. He’s served our community area for over 30 years, and his father, too, was a well-known medical practitioner in Illawarra.

Dr Pather has numerous professional associations. He has completed aid work through Equal Health in Calcutta and other parts of India and became a Fellow of the International Academy of Dentists in 2006. He’s a member of the Australia Dental Association and was Secretary of the South Coast Division from 1990-1992, then President from 1992 to 1994. Additionally, he is a member of the Australian Society of Dental Implants and the International Team of Implantology.

He has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry and implant surgery. Married with two children, Dr Pather enjoys travelling to different parts of the world with his family and motor racing.


Dr Amit Balgi

Dentist Woonona, Dr. Armit BalgiBorn and brought up in Wollongong, Amit completed school and an undergraduate degree at the University of Wollongong before moving to Orange to pursue Dentistry, where he obtained his Bachelor of Dental Science from Charles Sturt University. After graduating in 2016, he continued to work for the University in Private Practice, but also in an academic role, lecturing and tutoring Year 3 and 4 students.

He has developed a strong interest in Endodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry. He enjoys treating anxious patients and those that feel uncomfortable about visiting the Dentist.

Amit continues to develop and improve his professional skills by attending courses when he can.


Dr Darian Karunaikumar

Dentist Woonona, Dr. DarianDarian is a Perth born, Sydney bred dentist with an undergraduate medical science followed by Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Sydney. His early time in clinical practice was spent in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, and he’s now swapped the hustle and bustle for a sea change, calling the Illawarra region his new home.

His main areas of interest lie in oral surgery and prosthodontics. He strives to provide comfortable treatment for his patients and to produce high quality restorations. He regular attends further education to improve his skills.

Darian loves to travel and volunteer. He’s served in dental missions on several occasions to underprivileged communities in Guatemala, Honduras and twice in rural Cambodia, and can’t wait for the next opportunity.


Larnii Moed, Oral Health Therapist

Laarni, Oral hygienistAfter finding her passion through dental assisting, Larnii decided to further her education and completed a Bachelor of Oral Health at Charles Sturt University becoming a dual qualified Oral Hygienist and Dental Therapist.

Larnii’s passion is Oral Hygiene and she shows this through her caring and gentle manner with all of her patients, utilising a meticulous approach, she places a strong emphasis on education and prevention. Larnii loves helping people of all ages and can make even the most apprehensive patient feel at ease.

Outside of work Larnii enjoys all forms of sport, going to the beach and being social.

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Our dentists have almost eighty years combined experience, most of which has been in the Woonona and greater Illawarra region. As part of our ongoing commitment to quality and providing the best service to our patients, we regularly take part in continuing development activities both in Australia and abroad.

Contact us today to book your time! We look forward to meeting you and your family!
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