The Figtree Family Dental team has been brought together to provide an experience of total care to our patients

Every member of our team is committed to a shared vision of quality, affordable, integrated dental care. Having worked together in practice over several years, we’re fully aligned as we aspire to

Our team is made up of our principal dentist, Dr Nitin Dhanani, our Oral Health Therapist, Mrs. Yung Starling, clinical assistants, and front desk team. Each individual has professional credentials and experience, which they build on through ongoing professional development and specialty training programs. 

Meet our team

Dr Nitin Dhanani

On making Wollongong his home, Dr. Nitin has carved a place for himself in the hearts of Figtree Family Dental patients, many of whom have followed him from Dapto Cosmetic and Family Dental Practice where he worked for over seven years.

Now having established Figtree Family Dental, Dr. Nitin is capitalizing on his 15 plus years experience and realizing his dream: create the most advanced dental clinic in Wollongong and give his patient community access to a more comprehensive range of services.

I am passionate about what I do.

When I first started dentistry, I wasn’t aware of the difference it could make to a person’s life if done well.

My idea for Figtree Family Dental is the realisation of a vision I’ve had for many years: provide an aesthetically appealing, technologically advanced dental practice. Build it in the centre of town so it’s easy to access. Make it patient-focused and affordable, and provide the highest level of care. I’m proud to say that’s exactly what my team and I are doing here at Figtree Family Dental

Dr William Kalo

Dr William Kalo is an experienced and accomplished dentist who has joined the team at Figtree Family Dental. William has been practicing dentistry for 8 years, since graduating from James Cook University in Queensland. After spending a few years at Figtree Family Dental, he has moved to our brand new practice in Dapto. His interest in Dentistry is attributed to his Grandfather, who was one of the first local dentists in Papua New Guinea.
Since joining the team, Dr Kalo is determined to advance his skills and knowledge by utilising the wealth of experience and technology available under Dr Dhanani. William is a friendly and compassionate dentist with good chair side manner and a gentle touch. He is also committed to improving patient care and comfort. William loves spending time with his family, exercising and keeping fit.

Virginia Salas - Oral Hygienist

Virginia has been in the dental industry for over 20 years and has practiced in both Sydney and the Illawarra. Virginia began her career as a dental assistant before Graduating from Newcastle University with a Bachelor in Oral Health in 2010. It’s her vast experience and passion for oral health that make Virginia a valued and respected member of our team.

As a dental professional, Virginia instils a sense of purpose and control in her patients about maintaining their oral health. She tailors preventative treatment to each individual, making use of her gentle touch and eye for detail. Her focus is on maintaining the health of your gums, bone and structures that support your teeth. This approach reduces the likelihood that you’ll need more expensive and extensive treatment in the future.

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