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’.

Meghana Pai

Meghana Pai (Oral Health Therapist)

Meghana graduated with a Bachelors of Oral Health (hygiene/therapy) in 2014, In 2018, Meg completed a Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Science (Advanced Clinical Practice) at the University of Adelaide.

As an Oral Health Therapist, Meg enjoys the preventative and early intervention aspect of dentistry in children and adults. She is passionate about tailoring diet and hygiene advice to suit the individual needs and lifestyle of her patients. Meg strives to provide comfortable and effective treatment and works collaboratively with the dentists and specialists to ensure best treatment outcomes for her patients.

Besides her obsession with teeth, Meg enjoys exploring cultures and cuisines through her travels and restaurant bucket list.

Daniel McKay - Contemporary Smiles Dental

Daniel Mackay (Oral Health Therapist)

Daniel graduated from Central Queensland University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. He has spent the last 5 years practicing dental therapy in both the public and private sector in New South Wales and Queensland. Dan works collaboratively with Dr Barry Phelan and Dr Nisha Fernandez to provide the best quality dental care and treatment to all our patients. Dan is an amazing Oral Health Therapist with a thorough approach and a gentle demeanour. He has extensive experience with children, adolescents and adults and is passionate about ensuring all patients feel comfortable within the dental setting.

Together with Meg, Dan provides routine dental maintenance and cleanings and more specialised care including treating gum disease and All-on-4 maintenance. When Dan’s not working, he enjoys mountain biking, squash and all the activities the Illawarra has to offer.

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