Meet the Team
Our friendly and dedicated team is ready to welcome you!
At Western smiles, you will notice the difference in our team. We're a happy and committed group of people who genuinely enjoy working together to achieve what's most important to us- creating a great dental experience for you. Our team members have been specially selected for their empathy, willingness to go the extra mile and focus on providing a comfortable and relaxed environment for you. We will take the time to understand your individual needs and expectations to provide the most personalised care and service.
Professional and Caring
Dr Peter Duke
BDS U'Ncle, DGDP RCS (UK)
Graduated from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne UK with Bachelor Of Dental Surgery in 1991. Entered into private Dental practice in 1991 and commenced post graduate studies.
Currently a councillor of the Australian Dental Association WA Branch..
He has had extensive experience in many areas of general dental practice over his 20 year career.
He has maintained a focus on education to keep abreast with latest techniques and to strive for excellence in his field.
He has worked at Western smiles (formerly known as Mirrabooka Dental Surgery) for the past 12 years and has steered the practice through an extensive re-development.
Outside of dentistry, Peter can often be found jet-skiing on the Swan River or the ocean, and is a keen motor cyclist and follower of motor sports.
Beginning in the Dental industry back in 1983, I have seen a lot of changes. I began as a Dental assistant but soon realized I preferred working at the front desk.
Throughout this period of time I have had some amazing opportunities. I played a key role in creating 3 Dental practices from a conceptual idea. One of those was a specialised practice in NZ.
I love working at Western smiles Dental as we all have the expertise to service our patients and also have fun as well which does create a great atmosphere.
I do love life, people and having fun.
I graduated as a Dental Hygienist from the Prince Philip Dental Hospital in Hong Kong and worked in New Zealand for 8 years before moving to Perth in 2012.
I'm fluent in English and Chinese and also completed a BA in Japanese language.
I am able to support the many cultural needs of our patients having had many years of treating patients with very diverse needs.
I take great pride in my profession and I look forward to sharing this with my patients at Western smiles. In my spare time you will find me enjoying the wonderful things that the City of Perth offers.
I trained as a dental assistant in Wellington New Zealand for two years and gained my qualification in 2012.
I have recently moved to Perth and enjoy working at Western Smiles as it is a fun and modern dental practice with a great team to work with.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends and getting to know Perth better.
I am currently studying a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy at Curtin University. I am in my first year in which I am really enjoying.
Working at the practice as a dental assistant really helps me with my study. The team at Western Smiles is really friendly and it is a great work environment.
In my spare time I play a lot of netball indoor and outdoor.
Dr Grishma Patel
BDS (UMDS LOND)
I graduated from Guy's Hospital (UMDS) with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1986 and have had a long career working in General Practice, ten years of which were in my own practice in Hampshire UK. I feel privileged to be part of the Western Smiles family and appreciate the modern work environment and aim for excellence and comprehensive patient care, which are the ethos of this practice and which very much reflect my own values.
I am enthusiastic about and enjoy all aspects of dentistry and enjoy the challenge of creating beautiful smiles and empowering patients to value their dental health.It is of particular importance for me to change people's negative attitudes towards and fear of dentistry by ensuring a painless and comfortable dental experience.
In my spare time, I like to attend post graduate courses and lectures so that I can provide the most up to date care for my patients, I moved to Perth with my family in January 2008 and love the sunshine and fresh air and have made many new friends.My daily routine consists of a long walk with our dog Zeus which I look forward to and I have a keen interest in staying fit and also love cooking a variety of cuisines and having dinner parties for my friends.
I graduated as a registered nurse in 1990 and pursued an extensive nursing career before deciding to take a different career path into dental administration. Since joining the Western Smiles team in 2008 I have seen the practice evolve into a modern, high tech new age practice.
I love working at Western Smiles, as the environment is friendly & welcoming. We have a wonderful team who all work together to create the best possible experience and outcome for all of our patients.
In my spare time I love water sports and spending time with my family & friends.
I have been working at this practice for just over 18mths.
I qualified earlier this year and I am currently the head nurse at our practice. I have also completed a certificate in radiography.
On the weekend I do enjoy socialising and water sports.
Hi, my name is Andrea and I am passionate about working at Western Smiles. I believe excellence should be continually strived for and I am proud to be working in a practice where excellence is the core theme.
My extensive experience in many areas of dentistry has allowed me to achieve a high level of dental knowledge and competency. This allows me to be able to assist in the provision of excellent dental care to all of our patients. I am happily married to a Process Engineer and my greatest pleasure is travelling with him, exploring different cultures and tasting different cuisines.
I am delighted to be working in this dental practice with such excellent colleagues, enthusiastic staff and fantastic high tech facilities. I look forward to welcoming you to our practice and hope to provide friendly and professional dental care to you and your family.