Suite 303, Level 3,

20 Woden Centre, ACT 2606

02 6281 4955

Mon- Fri 8:30am - 5:30pm

Our Team

Our entire team at Woden Dental Centre are extremely friendly, caring and welcoming, so you can always expect a warm welcome when you visit our practice.

When you arrive at our clinic, Esther will be the first person you meet, and they are responsible for scheduling, coordination, billing and communication.

We’re also fortunate to have Kay, Swati, Sally and Helen who provide direct patient care at the dental chairside.

Dr Latha Karuppiah

BDS, ADC Cert (Sydney)

Latha brings over a decade of extensive dental experience, with seven years of dedicated practice in Canberra across multiple dental practices. As a friendly and professional dentist, Latha is passionate about delivering exceptional dental care that caters to the diverse needs and desires of her patients.

With a warm and welcoming approach, Latha takes pride in accommodating patients of all ages and backgrounds, ensuring their comfort and well-being throughout their dental journey.

Her expertise spans all facets of dentistry, with a particular focus on and a strong proficiency in root canal treatments. Latha firmly believes in preserving natural teeth whenever possible, prioritizing conservative treatment over extractions.

Having volunteered in remote areas worldwide during her dental studies, Latha developed a deep sense of empathy, enabling her to understand her patients’ concerns and deliver the highest quality care.

Committed to ongoing professional development, Latha consistently refines her skills to ensure the best possible outcomes for her patients. She is well-versed in various dental procedures and particularly enjoys the artistic and detail-oriented aspects of dentistry. Latha is also currently pursuing advanced studies in Orthodontics, further enhancing her skills to provide comprehensive orthodontic treatments for patients. With a strong commitment to expanding her expertise, she aims to offer specialized orthodontic care, ensuring a wider range of dental solutions for her patients.

Outside the realm of dentistry, Latha finds joy in gardening, sewing, and experimenting with culinary delights. She also cherishes leisurely strolls around the lake, often accompanied by friends, as a way to unwind.

Latha is not just a dentist but a caring professional dedicated to providing exceptional dental care, focusing on the individual needs of each patient while valuing the preservation of oral health and overall well-being.

Dr Leeian Ros George


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Leeian is committed to providing you and your family with excellent dental health care in a professional and friendly manner. After completing her BDS she worked in various clinics and hospitals before moving to Canberra.

She is passionate in helping patients improve their oral health and achieve a beautiful smile. She continuously attends dental courses and workshops to keep up to date with the latest techniques and advancements to provide her patients with outstanding care.

She enjoys practising all aspects of general dentistry and prides herself in her attention to detail as well as prioritising patients’ comfort and satisfaction in the dental environment. She takes a gentle and conservative approach to put even the most anxious patients at ease. She makes sure to talk patients through each step of a dental procedure, and give them reassurance and words of compassion to encourage comfort and calmness in the dental chair.

In addition to treating adults, she enjoys treating children and young adolescents as she is an advocate for prevention of dental disease as well as promotion of a positive dental experience from an early age.

Apart from Dentistry she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is also member of Y’s club and involved in several community services organised by the club.

Dr. Natasha Pajnigara

BDS, MDS (Periodontology) ADC Cert (Melbourne)

dentist-lathaShe completed her Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery in 2012 and Masters in Periodontology in 2016. She moved to Canberra in 2018 after practicing for more than 5 years overseas and has fallen in love with Canberra and the people here. She is experienced in all aspects of general dentistry including fillings, root canal treatment, crowns with special interest in treating gum problems and doing deep cleans.She always strives to understand her patient’s problem and provides the best possible treatment according to their specific needs. She loves to educate and help patients achieve excellent oral health in a relaxed atmosphere and make positive changes in their lifestyle to achieve optimal oral hygiene.She regularly attends further dental educational programmes in Australia as a part of her continued efforts to provide the best care to her patients.Apart from dentistry she loves playing badminton and spending time with her friends.Natasha looks forward to meeting you and looking after your oral health.

Dr Afroz J Islam

BDS, ADC Cert (Melbourne)

Dr AfrozAfroz has a keen interest in providing compassionate care to patients, demonstrating a strong commitment to their well-being. Her approach involves taking the time to alleviate any chair-side anxieties through her gentle demeanor. Her area of expertise encompasses a broad spectrum of general dentistry, with a specific focus on aesthetic procedures, restorative treatments, crowns, extractions, root canal therapies, as well as pediatric and geriatric dentistry.

Having obtained her BDS degree, Afroz garnered invaluable experience by working in diverse clinics over several years, and she further honed her skills through postgraduate training abroad. She consistently seeks opportunities to enhance her proficiency by pursuing various courses and academic studies. Afroz’s journey led her to Australia, where she developed a strong affection for Canberra, ultimately choosing it as her permanent residence.

Joining the esteemed team at Woden Dental Centre fills Afroz with great enthusiasm, as she eagerly anticipates contributing her exceptional dental services to the local community.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Afroz is a devoted mother to two boys. Balancing work and her children’s activities, she finds solace in travel, nurturing her garden’s plants, concocting delectable chutneys, and embarking on invigorating walks.

Dr Deepti Kaushik

Deepti has a gentle and caring chair-side manner combined with a relaxed and flexible approach to her work. With over 12 years of experience in this field, she is committed to providing patients with the highest quality of care and preventative treatment whilst offering long-term successful treatment options.

She enjoys all facets of General Dentistry and keeps up to date with current philosophies and technology. She has special interests on Root Canal Therapy, TMJ problems, Crowns, Extractions and equally enjoys treating adults and children.

Outside of work, Deepti is a dedicated family woman, she listens to music in her free time and likes to go on walks to explore and learn from nature.

Dr Arun Rajaram



Dr Arun Rajaram obtained a Bachelor of Dental Science in 1999 and completed ADC certificate examination in 2004.
Prior to becoming acquainted with Woden Dental Centre, Arun has practiced in a few practices in and around Canberra.
Dr Rajaram is a friendly, easy-going and compassionate dentist in Woden Valley who strives to provide his patients with a warm, welcoming and relaxing dental visit with a strong focus on oral surgery. Skilled in all aspects of dentistry and can perform complicated extractions with ease and gentle smile on face.
His area of expertise includes wisdom tooth removal, crown and bridge, aesthetic restorations and all type of extractions. Upon completing his training in oral surgery, he cleared the ‘Member of Faculty in Dental Surgery’ from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK.
Enjoys his weekend golf and day trips around Canberra.

Suite 303, 20 WODEN CENTRE,
Woden, ACT 2606
10 Minutes from Canberra

02 6281 4955

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