Your Team

Macarthur Paediatric Dentistry

Macarthur Paediatric Dentistry is the first specialist paediatric practice to be established around the Macarthur region of Sydney. We are a practice that offer specialist dentistry in a relaxed, non-threatening environment.

Our purpose is driven by a desire to make the dental visit a positive experience for every child. This may involve using pharmacological methods such as happy gas or general anaesthesia to provide optimal and comprehensive care for your child.

We commonly see:

New born babies or very young children with oral pathology
Children with special needs or medical conditions
Children with extreme anxiety regarding dental treatment
Children and young adults with dental trauma
Dental caries (Decay)
Dental anomalies (Missing teeth, oddly shaped teeth or extra teeth)

The majority of our patients are referred to us by their general medical or dental practitioners and specialists.

However NO REFERRAL IS NECESSARY to book an appointment with us.

Should you want your child seen by a specialist, feel free to call us on (02) 9188-0202, email us at or book online.

Your Team

Dr. Venkatesh Bhardwaj

Founder & Paediatric Dentist

Dr. Venkatesh Bhardwaj. or Ven as he is commonly known, is a specialist Paediatric Dentist. He completed his undergraduate training in dentistry (B.Dent Hons) in 2005 at the University of Sydney. For the next ten years, Ven honed his dental skills working across private practices in Sydney and Canberra. During this time he also worked as a clinical tutor to undergraduate students at both the Sydney Dental Hospital and Westmead Hospital. In 2015, Ven took up a position to commence specialist paediatric dental training at Westmead Hospital and Children’s Hospital, Westmead, which he completed in 2017. Following this, he established Macarthur Paediatric Dentistry in Camden and continues to work as a specialist at Westmead Hospital and Children’s Hospital, Westmead and gives lectures to undergraduate and post graduate dental students.

Apart from teeth, Ven is also passionate about reading and although his lifelong goal of being able to read 50 books in a year is yet to be achieved, his interest in reading has more recently sparked a desire to one day write a book. He is still trying to figure out what he would write about. His love of reading is often combined with his obsession with all things superhero – in fact, if speed-reading books (and minds) were a superhero power, this would definitely be Ven’s first choice!

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Michelle Harrison

Practice Manager

Michelle has over 26 years of experience across the public and private sectors of the dental industry. Ten of these years have been working at the paediatric dental department at the Westmead... Centre for Oral Health with the last four years alongside Dr. Ven where they forged a strong working relationship. Outside of work Michelle enjoys spending time with her three children, going to the beach and shopping.

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Melissa Chetcuti

Front Office Coordinator

Melissa has worked in the dental industry for over ten years. She offers our team a great deal of knowledge and experience. Melissa enjoys working with children ensuring our patients leave with... a smile. Outside of work Mel enjoys spending time with her family and close friends.

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Dr. Lois Oh

Paediatric Anaesthetist

Dr Lois Oh is a specialist anaesthetist working in public and private practice in Sydney. She commenced her anaesthetic training in Blacktown and Westmead hospitals, then went on to
...complete her subspecialty fellowship in paediatric anaesthesia in Children’s hospital at Westmead. Her interests include paediatric anaesthesia and welfare issues. Aside from clinical roles, she enjoys drawing and playing the piano. As for superpowers, Lois is not a fan of Sydney traffic, and would love to have teleportation as a superpower.

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