Our Team

Dr. Barry Phelan - Contemporary Smiles

Dr Barry Phelan (Dentist)

Dr Barry Phelan is the principal dentist at Contemporary Smiles.

Barry is passionate about all things dental and Barry has equipped his clinic with the latest technology such as an onsite cone beam CT scan which gives accurate 3d radiographic image of the teeth and jaws. This allows for the accurate planning of any proposed implant solution at the initial consultation. He also has incorporated the latest digital intra- oral scanners, Cerec Omnicam, which allows for onsite imaging, designing and milling of ceramic restorations.

Dr Phelan takes particular interest in the field of Implant dentistry. He is passionate about keeping up with the latest techniques in Implantology. He has travelled worldwide to study with the opinion leaders in the field and has achieved a fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the largest worldwide Implantology organization. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Oral Implantologists.

Dr. Nisha Fernandez - Contemporary Smiles Dental

Dr Nisha Fernandez (Dentist)

Dr Nisha Fernandez is a born and raised Wollongong local.

After moving to Orange NSW to obtain a Bachelor of Dental Science, Nisha is thrilled to be back working in her hometown. Nisha’s empathetic nature and gentle touch allow patients of all ages to feel comfortable and relaxed in her care. She is a great believer in preventive and minimally invasive dentistry, going that extra mile to help her patients understand and maintain their own oral health.

Nisha enjoys all facets of general dentistry and is committed to keeping herself up to date through continuing education to ensure her patients receive the most contemporary dental care utilising the latest technology. In addition, Nisha is an AADFA trained and certified clinician in the use of therapeutic and cosmetic injectables for the facial region. These injectables have been used to assist in the treatment of a broad range of problems, such as jaw clenching, teeth grinding (bruxism), improving ‘gummy smiles’ and a range of other aesthetic issues like frown lines.

Nisha also has knowledge and experience in helping patients to overcome snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea problems.

Outside of dentistry, Nisha loves to travel and is a self-confessed ‘foodie’.

Diamanta Tambakis - Hygienist at Contemporary Smiles

Diamanta “Dee” Tambakis (Oral Health Therapist)


Diamanta or more commonly referred to as “Dee” is a Wollongong local.

She attended the University of Sydney where she graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2010. In 2017, Diamanta completed a Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice) at the University of Melbourne.

As an Oral Health Therapist, Diamanta has a particular interest in treating children in a calm and happy environment to establish a positive lifelong approach to dentistry. Diamanta places a strong emphasis on prevention and maintenance in both children and adults.

In her spare time, Diamanta enjoys spending time with her dogs Hudson and Scout, travelling, and enjoying Wollongong’s beaches.

Our Support Staff

Delivering excellent outcomes for our patients is a team effort. We want every contact that you have with our practice to be professional and caring.

We are privileged with the staff that we have here at Contemporary Smiles. They are excited and committed to help deliver positive outcomes for our patients.

With our daily huddle and our weekly training, all our team will understand what our objectives are for our patients and the treatment protocols that will be necessary to deliver.

Our commitment to you is a caring efficient team that strives to deliver on clinical excellence and compassionate care.

Contemporary Smiles Team