About Us

Our Dentist

Dr Mithun Shetty and Dr Priya Naik | Dentist Castlemaine Dr Mithun Shetty & Dr Priya Naik

Mithun and Priya are experienced and dedicated dental surgeons with a vision to cater to the needs of the community and contribute to its success.

They have been trained in the best clinical skills – Mithun has a Masters in Periodontics from India and has successfully completed a course in Implantology in Sydney; Priya has a Masters in Endodontics from India.

They are currently licensed as General Dental Surgeons (Australian Dental Board Certified) in Australia. The two have been excellent team leaders.

Mithun’s kindness and passion complimented by Priya’s cheerful and caring nature contribute to their excellent rapport with people of all ages. Loving parents to two young boys, Mithun spends his leisure playing golf, fishing while Priya loves travelling, cooking and spending time with family and friends. Mithun is an ardent soccer and cricket fan too.

 

Dr Meray Mansour  (General Dentist)

BHSc Dent, MDent (LaTrobe)

I have called Bendigo home since 2008 and this year I’ve been incredibly lucky to work in Castlemaine at Castlemaine Smiles Dental. The team here is incredibly friendly and truly go the extra mile for each patient and clinician which pushes me to be the best dentist that I can be.

I’ve always known that I wanted to study and work where I was raised, so graduating from La Trobe University Bendigo with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters in Dentistry was a great achievement for me.

I love all aspects of dentistry and the beauty of my job is that I get to experience every part of it. However, I do enjoy paediatric dentistry and cosmetic dentistry as it can have a big impact on people’s confidence.

Outside of work I love oil painting and spending time with my friends and family.

 

Dr. Patrick Mattu

Dr. Patrick graduated with a Bachelors of Dental Surgery in 2008 and joined the team at Bendigo Smiles towards the end of 2018. He also practices during the week at our sister clinic, Castlemaine Smiles. Dr. Patrick has been practicing for over 10 years and has a special interest in Complex Restorative Dentistry, Extractions, Endodontic Dentistry and Aesthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Patrick has also had previous experience in mentoring and teaching dental students while they were on placement, when he used to live in the Sunshine Coast.

Dr. Patrick has made it his goal to fulfil the oral health needs of his patients to the highest possible quality, whilst making the treatment as comfortable as he can, especially for anxious or fearful patients. Dr. Patrick is well known for his friendly personality which enables his patients to feel right at home in the dental chair.
When Dr. Patrick is not at work, he enjoys watching the cricket, cooking, dangerous thrill rides and spending time with his wife and son.

 

Emily Harwood (Therapist)

Our Oral Health Therapist Emily graduated from her Bachelor of Oral Health Science at La Trobe University in Bendigo in 2015. Taking on a dual role within the practice, Emily provides Hygiene services , as well as a Dental Therapy treatments (including cleans, check-ups, extractions of baby teeth and fillings) for our younger patients up to the age of 25.

Emily’s passionate about providing preventative treatment and ensuring her patients feel at ease when they visit the dentist.

 

Emily also has a degree in Health Science and Health Promotion, this has built her strong foundation for preventative health care. Emily strives to provide her best work through educating her patients and believes in motivating her patients to successful oral health outcomes. Emily enjoys keeping fit, catching up with friends and family and playing with her Golden Retriever, Sargent.