At Anokhi Dental we strive to meet our patients' needs in terms of exceptional comfort and high-quality dental services. We reflect this in many aspects of our practice, including within our closely-knit team. We have gathered the most dedicated, knowledgeable, and professional dentists and staff members to bring you Anokhi Dental. Please meet our team below!
Dr Aushi Patel BDS (Lond), AIAOMT
Dr Aushi Patel is the principal dentist and owner of Anokhi Dental. She has been practicing dentistry for over 23 years, with more than half of this as a holistic dentist. Her fundamental belief is in the benefits of combining ancient wisdom with modern dentistry.
Aushi was born in East Africa and spent much of her childhood in Canada. After moving to the U.K. in her teens, she was accepted into King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry. She obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of London in 1995.
She spent several post graduate years working in the hospital system as a senior house officer in oral and maxillofacial surgery. There, her passion for surgery was ignited and her knowledge of medicine and understanding of dentistry in relation to the whole body grew.
Soon after moving to Sydney in 2000, she was introduced to the concept of a holistic approach to dental care. This resonated well with her knowledge of medicine and appreciation of traditional medicine and its value in dentistry.
Aushi joined Bio Compatible dentistry in 2003 and through a gradual process became sole director and owner in 2007. Over this time, she has avidly studied nutrition, detoxification, traditional medicine and many other concepts relating to holistic healthcare. She is absolutely committed to biological dentistry and Ayurvedic philosophies. She works closely with some of the country’s leading holistic doctors, ayurvedic practitioners, naturopaths, acupuncturists, chiropractors, osteopaths and many more to provide truly integrative healthcare.
Aushi is an accredited SMART member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). She has been trained and tested in biocompatible dentistry, including current methods for safer removal of mercury amalgam fillings.
Her gentle approach and compassionate nature have underpinned many successful years dealing with nervous and anxious patients.
Aushi is a member of the following associations:
Australian Dental Association (ADA)
International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM)
Dr Silvina Cabrerizo BDS (UNC)
In 2001, Dr Silvina Cabrerizo graduated as a dentist in Argentina at the National University of Cordoba. Silvina’s Argentinian heritage of family values align well with the compassionate and caring environment of Anokhi Dental.
Silvina operated her own successful dental surgery in Argentina for 10 years before practicing in New Zealand for 4 years. She has undergone the Australian Dental Council Licensing exams and is currently practicing in Australia. She has more than 15 years of clinical experience, including many years alongside the most respected dentists in Argentina.
Silvina is committed to staying up to date with the latest dental techniques and knowledge, by regularly participating in post graduate courses and training. This allows her to constantly broaden her knowledge, enabling her to treat every patient with a high level of professionalism in the latest developments.
Two years of postgraduate training in prosthetic dentistry and occlusion, plus an additional two years of training in surgicals and implants attest to her keen interest in full mouth rehabilitation.
Silvina’s professional goals include combining the latest technology with effective treatment to achieve the finest cosmetic and functional results in every patient. She is a firm believer that oral health is linked to the body’s general health and loves to share her passion for overall wellbeing with her patients. Silvina is known throughout the practice for her compassion and gentle care. She is known to care for and treat her patients as she would her own family.
Silvina is a member of the following associations:
International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
Dr Nick Kulkarni
BDS, Grad Dip Oral Implants (Sydney University)
Nick has been a dentist for over 18 years and has extensive experience in all fields of dentistry with special interest and training in implant dentistry. He believes in offering evidence based treatment to all of his patients, placing their wellbeing at the forefront.
He takes great pride in being gentle and caring towards his patients. Nick is a loving father of 2 and when not at work, he is trying his best not to spoil his two daughters too much.
Born in India, Nick has spent time in Russia and Dubai before calling Australia home. Whilst in Dubai, Nick continued with his implant training with Misch Institute in Florida, USA. In 2009, he was awarded with the Fellowship of The International Congress of Oral Implantologists in Vancouver, Canada. After moving to Sydney, Nick completed his post-graduation in Dental Implants from The University Of Sydney.
Nick is a visiting implant dentist in multiple practices across NSW, but he enjoys all aspects of general dentistry.Approachable, attentive, caring and witty(as witty as a dentist is allowed to be) are a few words that can describe him.
Dr Patricia Vivaldi
Dr Patricia Vivaldi brings to our team her extensive experience working in private practices both in Australia and in her native homeland Brazil. She has been actuating as a Cosmetic and Family dentist since 2001 and her calm, gentle and caring manner has made her popular amongst entire families, especially children. Patricia further developed her skills in Paediatric Dentistry by completing a Masters degree in Brazil, in 2005. Her holistic approach to kids’ dental treatments includes assessment of habits, growth and breathing patterns, allowing early intervention with Orthodontic/ Orthopaedic appliances when needed. She is also an Invisalign provider and offers Orthodontic treatments with clear aligners for children, teens and adults.
Dr Patricia has undertaken post-graduation training in Australia and around the world in several areas such as Endodontics (root canal therapy), Prosthodontics (crown, bridge, veneers), treatment of sleep apnoea and she is certified to perform treatments with Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. She utilises the most modern technology with digital 3D scanning, for both diagnostics and simulation of Cosmetic and Orthodontic treatments. This is particularly beneficial for those patients who can’t tolerate the discomfort of traditional impressions.
Patricia is passionate about Cosmetic Dentistry and is particularly recognised for her knowledge and artistic skills in improving smiles in a natural and conservative way. She attended a 6-month-training course at the worldwide renowned Fahl Institute in Brazil, and she is one of the few dentists in Australia capable of reproducing the characteristics of a natural tooth utilising composite resin.
Dr Vivaldi’s main goals are to see her patients smiling confidently and to help them overcome their fears and anxiety in regards to dental treatment. She is a strong advocate of prevention and wants to help her patients to have a beautiful and healthy smile for life.