Our Team


Dr Alice Im | My Local Dentists West Ryde

Dr Alice Im

Dr Alice Im graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in The Bachelor of Dentistry (Honours) and The Bachelor of Advanced Science.

Dr Alice spent many years working and living in regional South Coast where she enjoyed working closely with her local community in providing a vast range of dental care for all age groups.

She loves seeing patients’ confidence transform with their smile and has a particular interest in orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.

Through extensive training she provides orthodontic treatment in all forms (appliances, fixed braces, Invisalign) for both children and adults.

In her spare time, Dr Alice enjoys swimming, tennis and walking her dog.

Dr Thomas Choi | My Local Dentists West Ryde

Dr Thomas Choi

Dr Thomas Choi has graduated from both The Bachelor of Pharmacy, and The Bachelor of Dentistry (Hons) at the University of Sydney. He is dedicated in not only ensuring you have a healthy and beautiful smile, but helping to support and grow the local community.

Dr Choi enjoys working with all age groups, and treating your whole family with up to date professional service and care. Although he firmly believes prevention is better than a cure.


  • A Member of International Association for Orthodontics
  • Accreditation from The Australian Society of Implant Dentistry
  • Member of Australian Dental Association
  • Accreditation from Invisalign
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Dr Lucas Bui

Dr Lucas Bui first graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Medical Science before completing his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Sydney.

Dr Bui enjoys treating patients of all ages and is committed to providing everyone with a high quality of care as he believes that the most important thing you can wear is your smile.

His positive and friendly approach helps when working with patients to maintain or improve their oral health. He strives to stay up to date with the latest dental technology and knowledge and regularly attended dental seminars.

In his free time Dr Bui is a sports fanatic; coaching badminton and keeping up to date with the Premier League.

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Dr Raymond Hua

Dr Raymond Hua grew up here in Sydney and studied his dentistry in Queensland at Griffith University where he was the President of the dental student association.

He practiced in rural Queensland for a government-based clinic and has also volunteered his abilities overseas in Nepal. Through these systems he grew talent towards extracting teeth, however this never mirrored his style of dentistry.

He returned to Sydney for 3 years in a clinic where he was allowed to develop his skillset towards saving teeth whilst achieving high level aesthetic results. He now joins us here where he will continue to develop his skills and deliver the best long-lasting results.

On the weekend, Raymond enjoys playing board games and several sports, including squash, soccer, tennis and running.

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Dr Carmen Leung

Dr Carmen Leung graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and a Masters in Dentistry.

She enjoys working with patients to build their confidence in their own oral health and smile.

Her friendly and caring demeanour allows her to adjust to individual needs and provides anxious patients a more comfortable and pleasant dental experience.

Dr Leung enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with an interest in endodontics. She finds it important to stay up to date and regularly attends CPD courses.

In her free time, Dr Leung enjoys swimming, painting, and good food.

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Dr Michelle Chong

Dr Michelle Chong graduated from University of Sydney in Doctor of Dental Medicine

Having grown up with a doting grandmother who only has two teeth and many uncles and aunties who complain on occasion about their toothaches has led Michelle to wanting to become a dentist.

Michelle strives to do her best every day to help patients, whether it be to relieve pain, to be able to eat again, overcome their fear of dentists, or feel more confident about their own smile.

Michelle has a passion for making straighter teeth with braces and helping to improve smiles. Whether it’s your first time to the dentist or whether you are a seasoned dental goer, Michelle always tries to take a gentle approach to treat her patients, taking the time to listen and explain any treatment that is needed.

Michelle has two children of her own, who she says trains her for handling even the cheekiest of kids when they come to the dentist. Her gentle and firm approach helps kids ensures that kids enjoy their visits to the dentist but at the same time understand the importance of looking after their own teeth.

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Dr Seemagni Naidu

Graduating from The University of Sydney in 2012, Dr Naidu has attained both a Bachelor of Dentistry with Honours and a Bachelor of Medical Science Majoring in Neuroscience. Dr Naidu also holds a joint appointment at Northern Sydney Local Health District, where she is the Senior Dental Officer for the Brookvale and Mona Vale community health clinic. She has significant experience in the management of medically complex, chronically ill and anxious patients. This experience has helped her develop a holistic approach to care, collaborating with other medical specialists to deliver evidence-based quality dental treatment.

Dr Naidu is passionate about her patient centred, and preventative approach to care. She enjoys creating a calm and relaxed environment and is known for changing patient’s experience of the dentist. Her special interests include Oral surgery, Cosmetic Dentistry and the management of anxious children and adults.

Dr Naidu enjoys working in rural communities and has previously worked for a number of years in Lithgow, Dubbo and volunteered for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. She believes in giving back to the community and has visited Cambodia to provide dental treatment to children through rural centres and mobile outreach clinics.

In between seeing patients, you will find her talking about food, travelling and her two beautiful young children.

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Nicole Penno – Practice Manager

Originally from the south coast, Nicole has worked in the dental industry for over 20 years.

Starting as a dental assistant, working in all aspects of dentistry, it has given her a strong foundation in becoming an exceptional practice manager.

She strives to ensure that the everyday running of our surgeries is as seamless as possible to create an enjoyable and calm working environment.

She also loves working closely with our dentists and assistants to provide our patients with the best outcome for their smile.

In her spare time Nicole enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

More About My Local Dentists West Ryde

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