Meet Our Team
All our dentists are internationally qualified and trained, bringing their expertise to serve the local Gold Coast community.
The StarKlinics team are highly-skilled dentists dedicated to bringing you professional, pain-free dental care.
You can trust us to take care of you and your family, and support you all the way.
Dr Kate Stark
BDS GKT Lond (Honours) Cert.Imp
Dr Kate Stark graduated with Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) from GKT London.
Dr Stark loves digital dentistry and loves the fact we can offer one day visits; this means less time in the dental chair and more time to do what you love.
Dr Stark is also heavily involved in mentoring and lecturing in Australia.
Once you visit our practice you will also see that Dr Stark loves to paint and all the artwork in our clinic is pieces that Dr Stark has completed herself.
Dr Hadeel Abdelhamid
BDS (Honours) ADC
Dr Hadeel Abdelhamid completed her bachelor’s degree in dental sciences and oral surgery in Egypt, finishing top of her class.
After working as a general dentist in private clinics, she moved to the Gold Coast where she passed all the challenging exams and obtained her license in Australia. With her skills and love of dentistry she joined Griffith University Dental School mentoring dental students.
Dr Hadeel also enjoys working in private clinics where she is highly focused on providing her patients with quality work and committed to restoring her patient’s smiles. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry with special interest in root canal treatment and cosmetic dentistry.
She enjoys spending time with her little family and traveling to explore different places.
Dr Reema Anjilimootil
Dr Reema Anjilimootil was born and brought up in Kuwait and did her higher education from the UK and India exposing her to different cultures.
Moving to Australia Dr Reema cleared the challenging Australian dental exam. She is passionate about oral health and been teaching at the Griffith University for about 6 years.
She does mostly general dentistry but enjoys cosmetic , paediatric and geriatric dentistry.
In her free time she enjoys painting, traveling and spending time with her family.
Dr Avind Goomany
Dr Avind Goomany graduated from Leeds Dental School (UK) in 2014. Since then Avind worked in a range of services including emergency care and private practice.
Working as a general dental practitioner, his interests lie in the surgical side of dentistry and replacement of missing and damaged teeth. He enjoys treating anxious patients and using various techniques to help nervous patients have a positive experience.
Avind is new to the Gold Coast and moved down under with his family in June 2020. He cannot wait to put a smile on your face!
Dr Shazia Suleman
Dr, Shazia Suleman completed her undergraduate bachelor training in north Queensland, Cairns. During her undergraduate training, she worked in Townsville and Mackay with the dental hospital providing holistic care and educating patients on oral health. She also participated in oral health education programs for rural and remote children. She then moved to Brisbane and since graduating, had undergone a number of extra training in further development.
Dr. Shazia is currently doing her masters postgraduate training through King’s College in London for aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Shazia hopes to incorporate her holistic background and aesthetic work to provide patients with comfortable, caring and high quality dentistry. In her free time, Dr. Shazia enjoys painting, water activities and volunteering at animal shelters.
Dr Wonjoon Lee
Dr Wonjoon Lee graduated from The University of Queensland (Honours) in 2016 and has been working at variety of private practices located in NSW and Queensland including some rural regions. He has been living in Gold Coast since 2006.
Dr Wonjoon has great interest in general and emergency dentistry; with patient care and satisfaction of the utmost priority. He has been training on CEREC crown for more than a year and interested in increasing his scope of knowledge on implant dentistry in the future.
Dr Wonjoon likes to give thorough information on all treatments and self-care to ensure all his patients gain the most out of their appointments. He will do his best to restore patient smile’s and maintain oral health.
In his spare time he likes to be with his family, listen to music and he is able to play classical guitar and piano.
Dr Ivar Tongia
ASID (Australian Society of Implant Dentistry)
Dr Ivar Tongia is passionate about helping his patients achieve lasting, healthy and beautiful smiles!
Dr Ivar has been placing Dental Implants since his ASID (Australian Society of Implant Dentistry) Accreditation & Certification in 2011/2012 and is continually learning & striving to further his knowledge in Implantology.
Dr Ivar is also a very experienced clinician in the field of oral surgery (wisdom teeth surgery/ surgical extraction procedures).
Cosmetic Dental makeovers is a particular skill set honed over many years of experience.
Dr Ivar’s particular attention to smile design (symmetry, proportion, profile and balance), with the use of advanced technology in pre-treatment models and case presentation has enabled optimal patient satisfaction with consistent & predictable results.
Dr Ivar also offers Invisible Braces or Clear Aligners (Invisalign, Sure Smile, Clear Correct, Rapid Smiles) or Fixed Clear Braces to help you get the straight teeth that you’ve always wanted. You may even qualify for the 6-month smile program! (straightening, whitening and complete smile-makeovers in 6 months*) If the jaws need correction prior to this because of sleep, breathing or jaw joint/TMD issues then Dr Ivar also offers jaw growth appliance therapy & correction as an alternative to jaw surgery. However, a thorough assessment is required to gauge what is appropriate in each instance.
Having achieved a certification in General Orthodontic Residency under the tutelage of Dr Steven Gallela (founder of the Facial Beauty Institute in the USA & a world renowned International speaker and Orthodontist) coupled with his experience in Dental Implants, Facial Injectables & Aesthetics and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr Tongia strives to continue to bring the best of dental technology & cutting-edge dentistry to each of his patients to achieve their goals.
Australian-Trained at the prestigious University of Sydney and with over 20 years of experience, Dr Ivar’s ability to change lives through better health, changing smiles and helping to bring self-confidence and self-esteem to his patients has always remained his utmost goal & passion.
Dr Ivar’s professional journey began with sojourns in Business (Computers), Graphic Design and Medicine before finding his niche in the world of Dentistry.
Dr Tongia loves his family time with his children, grandchildren and his mini Foxie, Coco.
Dr Ivar loves reading books on leadership, personal growth and cooking!
Baking Chocolate Brownies, beach walks and singing Jazz standards are his favourite pastimes.
Dr Nimra Asfar
(BDentTech) (PGDipCDTech) OTAGO
Dr Nimra Asfar completed her Bachelor of Dental Technology from University of Otago, New Zealand and later completed her Clinical Postgrad (PGDipCDTech) with Distinction as a Dental Prosthetist. Having experience in the dental field for several years, she is highly focused on quality work and committed to restoring her patient’s smiles. She is dedicated to enhance her patient’s natural appearance and provide them with superior functioning removable appliances.
Outside work, she loves to enjoy the Sunny Gold Coast weather. From walks on the beach to exploring local cafes and restaurants.
• Full upper and lower dentures
• Immediate Dentures
• Partial dentures
• Tooth and Clasps Additions
• Denture Repairs
• Denture Relines
• Professional Clean of Dentures
• Night Guards/ Splints (On Referral)
• Snoring Appliances (On Referral)
Jayana was born and raised on the Gold Coast.
She completed her Cert III in Dental Assisting in January 2017 and has been in the dental industry for over 4 years.
Jayana loves seeing the happy smiles of our patients after their treatment has been completed, and the confidence they gain from having their smile restored.
In her spare time Jayana enjoys going to the beach and exploring the city with her friends and family.
Front Desk Assistant
Emily has grown up on the Gold Coast, however has moved around Australia and New Zealand with her previous career as a Flight Attendant.
Dental has always been a passion of hers and is looking at completing her Certificate III in Dental Assisting.
In her spare time, she enjoys taking her dog to the beach and spending time with her friends and family.
Sofia completed her Bachelor of Dental surgery in India with high scores in academics. Sofia moved to Australia in 2010 and completed her certificate 3 in dental assisting from Southbank Institute of TAFE, Brisbane. Since then she has been working as dental assistant in various clinics across Brisbane and Gold coast.
In 2017, Sofia completed her Graduate Diploma in health research at Griffith university.
As Sofia got very good scores,she was directly offereda Doctor ofPhilosophy without having to do amaster’s degree. Sofia’s PhD research study is based on Titanium implants “Harnessing the immune response to enhance osseointegration”. She is also mentoring Griffith university first year dental students.
Sofia’s passion for dentistry has gotten stronger and she always aim toput a smile on people’s faces.
In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and to explore new places.
We are very lucky to have Sofia here at StarKlinics.
Marina was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary.
She started her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in January this year and came on board with us late February and has completed her practical hours.
Marina has excellent customer service skills, loves meeting new people and create a positive, worry-free experience for patients.
In her free time, Marina enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She’s also passionate about dancing and general well-being.
MMeet Danielle: She likes to go by ‘Dani’ and has completed her certificate III Dental Assisting in early 2020. Dani says that the thing she loves most about her job is, “making our patients feel comfortable, confident and cheery”. She is proud to be apart of such a friendly and dedicated practice. Outside of the practice she loves to take her dogs down to the beach and go on random spontaneous adventures with friends.
Shazia was born in India and raised in the middle east. She then moved to India to do her bachelor of dental surgery and worked in private clinics for 4 years. She relocated to Australia in 2015 and only recently moved to the gold coast.
Shazia currently completed her certificate III in dental assisting and is also studying to obtain her dental license here in Australia.
Shazia loves working in the dental industry and helping patients have a positive experience. When she isn’t working, she can be found spending time with her daughter and exploring the beautiful places if the Gold Coast.
Alex was born and raised in Liverpool England and started his career as a swimming pool lifeguard.
Alex trained as dental assistant at the Royal Liverpool Dental Hospital for 2 years and continued to work there for a further 2 years before assisting in general dentistry for 3 years.
Alex then enrolled to become a Dental Technician, where he studied for a further 3 years.
He worked as Dental Technician in the UK for 1 year after becoming qualified, and then made the decision to move to Australia.
Trainee Dental Assistant
Janey has been living on the Gold Coast for 1 year since moving from New Zealand, she is absolutely loving it here in Australia. Janey is currently studying for her certificate 3 in dental assisting and is excited to be training here at StarKlinics with such a talented team.