Dr Karthik Lakkaraju
Balcatta Dentists

Dr Karthik Lakkaraju

Obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Dental Surgery in India with further courses completed in implants and orthodontics, Dr Karthik took his dental exams in Sydney in 2006. He worked both there and subsequently on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Opportunity took him to Queensland, where he was fortunate to work with great mentors, state-of-the-art technology and new techniques. It was a holiday that brought Dr Karthik and his wife to Perth, and they loved it so much they decided to stay.

Melding Medicine and Artistry

Dr Karthik credits his mother for his career, as he grew up admiring her love of nursing. But he wanted more than what traditional medicine had to offer and decided on the dentistry path as it weaves medicine with artistry and engineering. For Dr Karthik, dentistry is the complete package. He most enjoys the feeling he gets when he sees a patient achieve a beautiful smile, or can put an end to pain and increase the quality of life. He believes oral health is a mirror of general health and reflects the person’s personality and confidence.

Staying Abreast of the Latest in Dentistry

Dr Karthik keeps up to date with monthly courses in personal and professional development, whether in Melbourne, Sydney or overseas. Self-development is one of his biggest goals, to help his dental patients feel more comfortable.

Enjoying an Active Family Life

Outside the practice, Dr Karthik spends time with his two young boys, loves to travel with his wife and enjoys cricket and badminton.
Dr Senthil Subramaniam
Balcatta Dentists

Dr Senthil Subramaniam

Dr Senthil graduated in 1998 from Madras Dental College, India and spent 3 years undertaking specialty training in Orthodontics at the same institute. After 8 years of practice in hospital dentistry and part-time orthodontic practice, he went on to do the TC White Training fellowship offered by the Prestigious Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2008. Since then he has been a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Additionally, he has 5 years and 2 years of general dental practice experience in New Zealand and Australia respectively. He regularly attends lectures and courses to update his knowledge in order to provide the best dental treatment to his patients and is passionate about bringing out an aesthetic and healthy smile in all of them. Dr Senthil is happily married with a daughter and a son. He enjoys computers, jogging and south Indian cooking.
Kasia Parker
Balcatta Dentists

Kasia Parker

I graduated from UWA as a dentist in 2011, and have since had the pleasure of working throughout both country and metro areas. This has giving me a wide scope of experience, and I have learned so much from the patients I have worked with, as well as mentors and fellow colleagues. I am excited to be a part of Comfort Care Dental, a team that focusses so much on patient health and wellbeing. I believe that our mouth and teeth are so important, not just for good chewing and overall health, but also as part of how we feel about ourselves. It is my passion to work with patients to create their own vision of health, and personal achievement in these areas of dentistry. I love working with children, where good habits can flourish in a caring and positive dental environment - as well as taking care of the elderly, and special needs patients. I have particular interest in gum care relating to gum disease, along with the cosmetic side of dentistry - whether replacing old/discoloured fillings on front teeth, or using veneers or crowns. I have memberships with the ADA, as well as AHPRA. I am also a member of the Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics (AADFA), through which I completed training to allow me to use wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers safely and effectively to further improve the effect of overall dental care (such as in the case of grinding/clenching), and dental cosmetics. On my days off, I enjoy gardening and spending time outdoors with family and friends, including camping and target shooting, but I also love relaxing with Netflix, my three cats and eclectus parrot.