Our team is what makes Centennial Smiles different. We believe you will notice the difference the moment you walk in the door and are greeted with friendly smiles.
From Dr Dunn's expertise and attention to even the smallest detail to our gentle approach to patient care, each experience is an exceptional one. We believe that dentistry does not need to be simply "tolerated"; it can also be viewed as an opportunity to relax and feel good about taking care of your health.
While we take clinical expertise seriously, we like to laugh and have fun. Our patients appreciate the energy and culture of a dental team that values our patients and each other.
Take a moment to learn a little about us by browsing our biographies below. We look forward to welcoming you to Centennial Smiles.
After graduating from the University of Sydney in 1992, Dr Andrew Dunn gained experience at a number of dental practices before setting his sights on establishing his very own. After purchasing a practice in 1996, it was time to expand into a larger, full-service practice, and in 2008, Centennial Smiles was born. With a genuine love of dentistry, and a drive to adopt the latest technologies, Dr Dunn is committed to providing his patients with exceptional dental care.
Dr Dunn is a member of the Australian Dental Association.
'I love interacting with patients all day and creating a fun atmosphere for team members. We work hard and have loyal long-term team members along with lots of lovely patients who appreciate the care we provide.'
Family is important to Dr Dunn, and he spends most of his free time with his husband, David, and their twins. They also have two crazy dogs to round out their household.
Fluent in both English and French, Dr Emma Grubb has been with the Centennial Smiles team for 8 years. Her specialities include paediatric dentistry as well as general restorative dentistry. She is also interested in orthodontics and is a qualified Invisalign provider. Dr Grubb enjoys coastal runs, kayaking in the harbour and hiking especially throughout New Zealand and Tasmania. Travel, cooking and listening to live music are also among her favourite hobbies.
Having completed a diploma in practice management, and as the Business Manager for Centennial Smiles, David's responsibilities include business strategy, accounting and finance, and human resources as well as the day-to-day running of the practice. He joined the team in 2008, prior to opening.
Dedicated to education, David also holds degrees in accounting, a Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Business Accounting.
‘I enjoy meeting new people. We see many patients and have had some wonderful conversations over the years. I also enjoy variety; no two days are the same.’
David’s hometown of Murwillumbah was a fantastic place to grow up. It is a small country town in far Northern NSW. The beach is a short drive away.
When David is at home, you will often find him running after his twins, Margaret and Robert. He also enjoys traveling and exploring new countries.
Victor attended the University of Adelaide for his degree in oral health. He joined Centennial Smiles in 2009 and has earned awards for excellence in dentistry:
As an oral health therapist, Victor's responsibilities include providing dental hygiene and paediatric therapy services, promoting preventive treatments by educating patients, and ensuring that all patients are well cared for with all concerns addressed.
'I enjoy catching up with patients every time they come in and seeing the great improvements in my patients' mouths at follow-up appointments.'
In his free time, you can find Victor watching MasterChef and playing tennis.
Since 2010, Jinous has provided both dental hygiene and therapy (paediatric) services as an Oral Health Therapist. Having worked in both the private and public sectors, she is experienced in all facets of dental hygiene. Jinous graduated from Newcastle University with a bachelor degree in dental hygiene. Jinous was also one of ten students who completed a graduate diploma of dental therapy.
A keen learner, Jinous is committed to continuing her studies in order to be a highly competent practitioner. She is a member of the Australian Dental Hygiene Association and attends conferences and seminars on a regular basis. Her passion for oral hygiene, combined with her professional and friendly demeanour, ensure her patients feel relaxed and well looked after. Outside of dentistry, Jinous enjoys travel and experiencing new cultures.
Alicia started her dental career in 1999 as a sterilising assistant and then undertook training to become a dental assistant. To further her career, she studied dental hygiene at the University of Newcastle. In 2010, she graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health, and in 2015, she joined Centennial Smiles.
Alicia is passionate about preventative dental care, which includes your overall health and well-being, and is continually updating her professional skills to provide you with the latest techniques, including teeth whitening.
‘Because I had major dental work as a child, I particularly find it rewarding to help patients with dental anxiety or nerves to help to overcome their fears.’
Alicia volunteers for SES and received the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2016. She also enjoys riding her horse, gardening, going to rodeos and attending motor shows.
Since 1998, Yulianna has been responsible for patient liaison, human resources assistance, front office coordination and assisting with the day-to-day running of the practice.
Yulianna has also completed a number of dental-related courses, including Certificate II in dental assistance.
Outside of Centennial Smiles, she enjoys spending time with her husband, her two daughters, and her dog, Boston.
Tej has been with the practice since 2011, and in that time, she has taken on the role of clinical and front office coordinator. Her professional approach to her work, exceptional ability to multi-task and kind personality has made her an 'all rounder' in the Centennial Smiles team.
Tej is also a qualified dentist, having completed her bachelor of dentistry overseas in India. Tej is responsible for doing many of the laboratory procedures at Centennial Smiles.
Outside of dentistry, Tej enjoys curling up with a good book and is passionate about cooking.
For almost 4 years, Som has been a valuable member of the clinical team. She is responsible for being a right hand to our dentists during treatment as well as being responsible for the processing and sterilisation of all clinic equipment. If her Centennial Smiles team could describe her in one way - other than boasting about her professional and vibrant nature - it would be her unique ability to pronounce words like Salmon, Lemon, Spaghetti and European.
Since 2013, Vivianne's responsibilities as a Clinical Coordinator include working closely with dentists at all stages of treatment, processing, and sterilisation of instruments and ensuring that all clinical areas run smoothly. Outside of her clinical role, Vivianne conquers the coastal walk from Coogee to Maroubra regularly, as well as cycling and spending time with her loved ones.
Vivianne is also a qualified dentist, having completed her Bachelor of Dentistry in Brazil.
Vanessa is a Sydney native and has earned her Certificate III in dental assisting and her Certificate IV in dental radiography. She joined Centennial Smiles in 2014 as a dental assistant and clinical coordinator.
‘I love everything, from interacting with the lovely patients all the way to the great staff. Oh, and also the weekly coffee runs!’
When Vanessa is away from the surgery, you will find her staying active by going to the gym, lifting heavy weights and boxing. She also enjoys the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on the weekends. She loves Latin dancing and spending time with friends and family.