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THE TEAM

Curious about the Bespoke Dental team? Read on! They’re an interesting bunch.

DR MIRANDA SAGEMAN

Dentist & Practice Owner / Principal

With a tendency to shy away from the limelight and play down her strengths, Miranda is a steady and experienced hand in our practice. Working as our primary dentist, her quiet consideration of dental treatment is a clever veil for intelligent delivery of patient care. Miranda completed her studies at the University of Sydney in 1990.

DR JESSE GREEN

Dentist & Practice Owner / Principal

Qualifying as a dentist in 1994, Dr Jesse is Bespoke Dental’s co-founder. It is no understatement to say Jesse is a details man. Talk about sweating the small stuff, Jesse has microscopic vision for anything he thinks will make Bespoke Dental better.

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Known for his single-minded preoccupation with the finessing of details, he’s deftly balances this with communication skills known to exceed any expectation you may ever have about a dentist. He listens to what you say; he hears what you don’t say.

His greatest joy in dental practice? Formulating a treatment plan that will deliver to his patient exactly what they need. He works from the premise that sound advice helps people make wise decisions.

A genuine cricket tragic (a fact made all the more heartbreaking due to his acute lack of talent),Dr Jesse is also known for his ability to turn every process into a model and his keen desire to see others become the best version of themselves.

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DR JANIE KIM

Dentist

Before settling in Canberra and joining our practice, Dr Janie worked in a private practice in Sydney for a few years. She has a diverse range of experience including cosmetic dentistry, facial injectables, and wisdom teeth extraction.

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Dr Janie graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2008 and is currently an AHPRA registered dentist. Her dental career started in Christchurch Public Hospital as a Dental House Surgeon where she gained firsthand experience in managing emergency dental pain and facial trauma while working alongside maxillofacial and ENT surgeons.

As the mother of two beautiful girls, she enjoys caring for the oral health needs of children and ensures that all our young patients have a positive experience during their visits.

Dr Janie is known for her warm and gentle chairside manner, and she makes sure every patient is well looked after. With her mixed experience in private and public sectors, she is able to deliver high quality dental care along with perfect smiles for every patient.

Despite her busy daily schedule as a dentist and a mum, she loves to spend her spare time with her music. She is a keen musician with her piano, cello and double bass. In winter, you will often find her in the snowy mountains, skiing down the slopes with her daughters.

Dr Jamil Aqel

Dentist

Dr. Jamil Aqel is a Canberra native. He received his Bachelor of Medical Science degree from the University of Canberra and graduated with his Bachelor of Dental Science from Charles Sturt University. Jamil worked as a dental assistant prior to becoming a dentist and helped deliver excellent dental care. Through his years working in the dental field, he has continued to develop his knowledge and skills and grow as a clinician. 

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Jamil is passionate about preventive and holistic dentistry and believes the mouth is the window to the rest of the body. He aims to help his patients achieve excellent oral and general health by looking at the big picture and thinking outside the box. He enjoys all facets of dentistry and has a keen interest in dental sleep medicine and treatment of jaw joint dysfunction (TMD).  Jamil is very eager to undertake further professional development courses to continue to deliver optimal dental care to all his patients. 

 

In his spare time, Jamil enjoys outdoor activities including playing tennis and hiking. He is also a coffee and food connoisseur and hopes to embark on his musical journey by learning to play the piano.

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Pete Upatising

Oral Health Therapist

Pete’s enthusiastic nature and patient-centred approach to dentistry allows him to comfortably build rapport with patients. His gentle touch and listening ear further help him to develop altruistic connections with patients of all ages and from all walks of life. As an Oral Health Therapist, Pete provides hygiene and restorative treatments for adults and all aspects of general dental care to his younger patients.

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Pete graduated from the University of Sydney in 2018 with a Bachelor of Oral Health (Distinction). Prior to joining the Bespoke Dental family, he worked in multiple locations throughout remote and rural NSW including Tamworth and Shellharbour. During this time whilst working in general dentistry, he further developed skills working with various specialists in orthodontics and paediatric dentistry. Pete particularly enjoys working with children and helping instil them with good oral hygiene habits from a young age. He firmly believes that good oral health is intrinsically linked to optimum overall health.

During his downtime, Pete enjoys keeping active, whether it is playing tennis, going to the gym, or going for walks. He also loves to relax with friends and enjoys

exploring new cafes. Pete looks forward to meeting our new patients and helping them along their journey to optimal oral health.

 

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is treating patients, regardless of age, who enter our doors feeling dentally anxious but eventually love coming back for their visits. Understanding dental anxiety is something I can personally relate to, particularly since I was afraid of the dentist as a child. Now that I think about it, it’s a little bit funny that I ended up in this profession!” ~Pete

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Kate Bliss

Oral Health Therapist

Originally from Canberra, Kate studied in Melbourne. She has worked for almost a decade as an orthodontic assistant. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the Australian National University, where she graduated in 2015. She also received a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2019.

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When I’m not at work, I engage in various crafts, including crochet, felting, and baking. I have an active volunteering life with an organization that is committed to achieving climate justice. I also foster greyhounds before their adoptions.

“I love working with children and people with special needs. Interacting with people and building relationships means a lot to me. I also like the fact that everyone has different dental needs. I enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done and trying to problem solve issues that my patients may be having.” ~ Kate

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Anjali Chopra

Front Office Coordinator

Originally from India, Anjali moved to Canberra in 2019. She graduated from Western Sydney University in 2020 with a Master’s in Public Health. Anjali received her Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Dietetics in her native country.

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She loves writing, photography, trying out new Indian dishes, and managing social media.

“I am a strong believer in Kahlil Gibran’s quote, ‘Work is love made visible.’ Working in dentistry enables me to help people achieve their best oral health. It makes me proud to contribute to someone’s smile. Working in dentistry is teaching me how the food choices we make have a huge impact on our oral health. I love to spread that knowledge around.” ~ Anjali

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Indira Meda

Treatment Coordinator

Indira received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2009. Originally from India, Indira moved to Canberra in 2017 after getting married. She has worked as a Dental Assistant in both Canberra and Adelaide. She is currently preparing for the Australian Dental Council Exams in order to become a certified dentist in Australia.

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When she is not working, Indira loves cooking, watching movies, and travelling with her husband.

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Hannah Vu

Dental Assistant

Hannah is originally from Vietnam, she moved to Canberra in 2016. Aside from her dental education, she also studied software engineering at UC. In her free time, Hannah loves travelling, food, shopping, and picking fruit.

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In her free time, Hannah loves traveling the world and discovering new things. She finds the more she goes outside, the more she understands people and our beautiful planet. Hannah also loves spending time with her family, friends and loved ones. She is also a foodie. Whenever she travels to a place, she always wants to try their local cuisine, especially Asian foods.

“I love helping people with their oral health and seeing them happy and smiling. I also enjoy the interaction and conversations between our patients and team. It always makes my day more colorful.” ~ Hannah

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Amy Sargent

Dental Assistant

Amy joined the Bespoke family after more than seven years working in the education field. She has spent time living in both Coffs Harbour and Sydney. Amy prides herself in being motivated and ready to take on new challenges.

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Since becoming a part of our team, she has found a new sense of passion and is very excited to join our patients on their oral health journey. People tell her that they appreciate her good sense of humour, energy, and creativity.
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Megan Sharman

Receptionist and Dental Assistant

Originally from a small town in rural NSW, Megan moved to Canberra to attend Australian National University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science. She has special interests in medical science, biology, and human anatomy.

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Megan loves being able to help both in the dental chair and at the front desk, creating personal relationships with patients, and learning as much as possible about the dental industry. Our patients appreciate her energetic and bubbly personality.

In her spare time, Megan enjoys many hobbies including reading, and exploring her creativity with painting, embroidery, and calligraphy. She also appreciates getting outside and roller skating, and joining new classes and clubs.