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Meet the Dentists

Meet Our Dentists

Dr Garrie Rao, Principal Dentist

BDSc Hons (UWA)

Dr Garrie Rao Dentist CarramarFor Dr Garrie, the most fulfilling part of being a dentist is getting to know a person, having open and honest discussions about their circumstances and together helping them achieve a healthy mouth and body. He enjoys sharing knowledge on simple home remedies and alternate natural ways to heal the mouth and body.

The Inspiration for Becoming a Dentist

My passion is to help people get over their fears, motivate them to improve themselves and avoid pain. I love the attention to detail and focus that dentistry requires.

Education and Professional Development 

In 2005, Dr Garrie graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Dental Science (Hons). To stay abreast of the latest in dentistry, he has taken thousands of hours of courses on various topics that include the following:

  • Minimal intervention dentistry
  • Alternate medicine
  • Implants
  • Laser
  • Orthodontics
  • Smile improvement (including composite and ceramic veneers and interesting and cost- effective ways to replace missing teeth)

Outside the Practice

Dr Garrie has a diverse array of hobbies and interests. He loves to ride motorcycles (he has two Indians) and watch science fiction movies. In particular, he’s a huge “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” fan. To stay active, he loves to play tennis and basketball. He’s also an avid and spontaneous traveller and has visited most of Asia, Europe, the US, Australia, Middle East, Africa and New Zealand. “I still want to explore Russia and Scandinavia.”

Experience optimal oral health by seeing us for regular checkups. Contact us today to book an appointment with Dr Garrie!


Dr Cheryl Tan, Dentist

Dr-Cheryl-Tan

BDSc Hons (Melb)

Cheryl Tan graduated in 2011 from the University of Melbourne with honours. Before moving to Perth, she worked 3 years full time in rural Victoria where she refined her skills in dentistry. She has also spent time volunteering for in dental aid project Cambodia, where free dental services are provided to school children. She is passionate about providing the highest quality dentistry and changing any negative perceptions patients may have about dentistry.

It is very rewarding helping someone overcome their fear and improve their dental health.

Cheryl always looks for new skills and techniques to learn to be the very best dentist she can be for her patients. She can’t wait to help you with your dental needs!


Dr Timothy Maxwell, Dentist

BDSc Hons (WA)

Dr Timothy Maxwell, Dentist CarramarDr Tim was inspired to become a dentist as he wanted to make a difference in the lives of his patients by helping them achieve beautiful smiles. In 2014, he graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours. Upon completing his degree, he was awarded the two highest honours for a graduating student: the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Prize for the top graduate in his class, and the Welten Prize in Clinical Dentistry for best clinical graduate.

My aim is not only to provide patients with straight teeth, but beautiful smiles and faces as well.

Having practiced both locally and internationally, Dr Tim has extensive experience in private practice and hospital-based dentistry. He also contributed to a piece on craniofacial osteosarcoma that was published in the International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports. Dr Tim practices general dentistry with a strong focus on conservative aesthetic dentistry and orthodontics. He is a certified Invisalign® provider who approaches orthodontics from a full-face perspective.

Outside the practice, Dr Maxwell enjoys surfing, scuba diving and playing the guitar.


Dr Maheer Shah, General Dentist

Dr Maheer Shah, Dentist CarramarDr Maheer has always been technically driven. He enjoyed challenging hands-on pursuits whilst growing up. When it became time to decide what to study, he consulted family, friends and dental professionals he was under the care of as to the career to pursue.

It became clear that dentistry was a field suited to my strengths and interests. It also provided day-to-day challenges that will help me grow and develop as a person and clinician.

Education and Professional Development

In 2014, Dr Maheer graduated from the University of Western Australia. To keep up with the latest in dentistry, he regularly takes continuing education courses. He’s currently taking multiple ones in CEREC and CAD/CAM technology. Dr Maheer also has completed training in injectables with the Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics. He’s a member of the Academy. He also completed courses in aesthetic and composite work by StyleItaliano.

Dr Maheer’s goal is to provide quality treatments for all of his patients. He also desires to help those who have had traumatic and negative experiences in the past. He wants to help them get the same quality services whilst ensuring that they are comfortable throughout their treatment.

In His Spare Time

When he’s not caring for our patients’ smiles, Dr Maheer enjoys doing Muay Thai and strength and conditioning training. He also likes SCUBA and free diving, underwater photography, and travel.


Dr Peter Sim, Dentist

Dr Peter Sim, Dentist CarramarHaving worked in dentistry for over 40 years, Dr Peter was given the nickname “Painless Pete” by his patients. He is steadfastly committed to maintaining his reputation for being a gentle dentist. Not only is he passionate about getting patients out of pain but he loves creating beautiful smiles.

Dentistry is an art!

To prepare for his career in the field, Dr Peter earned a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Singapore. He graduated in 1979. To stay abreast of the latest in dentistry, he regularly takes continuing education courses.

When he’s not at the practice, Dr Peter enjoys gardening and painting (art).


Bernadette (Bernie), Dental Hygienist

Bernadette, Oral HygienistBernie joins the Diamond Smiles Dental team with a passion for helping patients to improve their smile and general health.

I hope to help patients understand the link between oral health and overall health.

Ever since, Bernie has continued to participate in continuing education courses to help further her professional career and allow her to bring patients the absolute best care possible. One of her favourite parts about working at our practice is the ability to help patients take control of their oral health and better understand the significance between maintaining proper oral health habits and overall wellness.

In 2012 Bernie graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Oral Health.

Outside of the practice, Bernie enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and exploring new places.

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