Meet The Team

Dr Nicholas Taft – BDS (Manc 1990), MFGDP 1998, ICCDE 2008, RACDS (GDP) 2017

  • Principal Dentist
  • 30 years experience
  • Member of The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
  • Member of the Australian Dental Association

I’m originally from the UK and qualified at Manchester University in 1990. I then underwent a Postgraduate Vocational Diploma in my first year at the University of Birmingham. After graduation I worked in the Birmingham conurbation for four years as an associate dentist before setting up my own practice in the UK. I had my practice for eight years before packing up, selling and moving to Australia with my family to begin Northshore Dental and Oral Health.

During my time in the UK, I committed to postgraduate work to become a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons.

As a member of The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Dr Taft is a leading authority in Australian dentistry. He aims to give the best quality of evidence-based dentistry to all his patients.

Find out more about Dr Nick Taft…

Dr Stefano Burti

– BDS (Varese;Italy 2010), BDP (Vicenza;Italy 2002)

Stefano started his dental career in Italy in 1998, completing secondary school with a qualification as a dental technician.

He then furthered his studies by attending the University of Insubria (Varese) Master Degree in Dentistry in 2010.

Stefano worked for two years in in Italy, and in 2011 he arrived in Australia to study English. In 2016, he obtained his dentistry qualification recognised by Australian Dental Council and since then he has been working in a few dental clinics around Melbourne. After his second child, he decided to move to Sunshine Coast for a better family lifestyle and a warmer place.

Stefano has been a member of Australian Dental Association from 2016 and he has been orientated to provide the best dental care for all his patient, believing that prevention is better than cure, or an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

every visit, especially if you are feeling anxious or nervous. He will take the time to make sure you understand the different solutions and work with you to find what is best for you.

Dr Natasha Bentkowska Teoh

BDS (Adel 2010), Progressive Orthodontics (Advanced Level 2017), Bachelor of Design
Studies (Adel 2004 )

  • Member of the Australian Dental Association

I began as an Architecture student at The University of Adelaide and graduated with a
Bachelor of Design Studies (Adel 2004). Soon after graduating, a visit to my aunt’s
dental practice in Singapore, made me realised that my passion is in the health care. So,
I returned to my alma mater with a Bachelor of Dental Science.

I spent next few years gaining valuable experience and wide exposures, before setting
up my own practice on the Gold Coast for 5 years. Eventually, fate would have it that I
landed in the dream place of Sunshine Coast and Northshore Dental and Oral Health.

With this extensive experience of 11 years, I become very comfortable and confident
to provide all general dentistry work. I strongly believe in combining the “old school” and
“new school” approach to dentistry; combining the time-tested established dental
practices aided and improved by the state-of-the-art technology and machinery. I am
able to practise in this manner at Northshore Dental and Oral Health. Besides, the
support system is amazing and patients visiting us here will only get the best experience.
In 2014 I embarked on Progressive Orthodontics Course and reached the Advanced
Level orthodontics. I have practised and completed many cases.

I derive lots of satisfaction and joy when my patients journeyed through with me in their
orthodontic treatment. As their teeth gradually realigned, it gives me pleasure seeing my
patients regaining their high self-esteem and confidence.

Above all, my motto is “patient comfort”. We know that it is daunting for patients,
irrespective of gender and age, Not to feel uncomfortable and even nervous in a dental
chair. Therefore, it’s of utmost importance for me to relax My patient from the beginning
to the end of their dental visit.

Sol Martinez Bachelor 

Degree in Dentistry Graduated 2007 National University of Cordoba, Argentina Bachelor Degree in Oral Implantology Graduated 2019 Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina

Australian Dental Association Examination to Register as Dentist in Australia 2022

I’m interested in all aspects of general dentistry but has special interests in dental implants and smile make overs.

I am originally from Argentina, grew up in a town in the middle of the Country called Córdoba.

After finishing high school, I went straight to the University of Cordoba to study dentistry, of which I graduated in 2007. As a dentist, I have dedicated my career to helping people maintain good oral health and confidence in their smiles. I have also completed extra education and certification on Implants and Oral rehabilitation from Catholic University of Córdoba in 2019.

am passionate about staying up-to-date on the latest advancements in dentistry, and I take pride in providing high-quality, personalized care to each and every one of my patients. In my spare time, enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cycling, and visiting new places.

After finishing  my specialty on Implantology I decided to move to Sunshine Coast to enjoy a balance life between work and outdoor life.

Dr Sapphire Zhang 

Dr Sapphire is a Dentist at Northshore Dental & Oral Health

Qualification: BOH GradDipDent

  • Specialised in treating anxious patients especially patients that haven’t been to a dentist for years due to dental phobia
  • Passionate about aesthetic and general dentistry: bleeding gum, bad breath, smile design, veneer, crown & bridge
  • Skilled in root canal treatments, both anterior and posterior teeth
  • Strongly believe in preventive dentistry and dental education, especially for children
  • Highly experienced with surgical extraction and wisdom teeth removal am an Australian trained dentist with many years of private practice experience. I’ve been working full time in private clinics since graduating from Griffith University, I’m passionate about dentistry and I thoroughly enjoy helping my patients achieve their best smiles and watch them and their families thrive over the years. One of my favourite achievements in dentistry is to witness my patients transform from extreme dental phobia/anxiety and embarrassed with their mouth, to enjoy coming to see me for their regular check up and cleans, with a beautiful and confident smile. In my time away from the dental chair, I enjoy having outdoor adventures including scuba diving, horse riding, skiing, jet skiing and fishing. I have also had a keen interest in house renovations over the years, so please share your adventure stories with me next time you come in and see me. I’m looking forward to looking after you and your family.

Tasha Satti


 – Oral Health therapist  – Bachelor of Medical Science (Australian National University 2008)

Bachelor of Oral health (Sydney University 2012) ,

As an Oral health therapist I am passionate about preventing disease and educating my patients about their oral health . I like to encourage my patients to take ownership of their oral health where it is important for my patients to be comfortable and relaxed – I use the latest technology in airflow to improve comfort during your hygiene appointments.

With an experience of more than 10 years I have developed my skills in teeth whitening, treating gum disease , children’s dentistry and enjoy restorative dentistry on adults –

My dental experience involves working in the public dental community clinics for 5 years followed by working privately. This has provided me invaluable experience especially in children’s dentistry, periodontal treatment and teeth whitening. I have also been an educator for university students for children’s dentistry –

Outside of work, I am a mother to two beautiful children and enjoy family outings , promoting oral health on social media and staying active.

I look forward to welcoming you to Northshore Dental & Oral health and help you in your journey in achieving and maintaining optimal oral health.

 Cath Amos- Practice Manager

I have worked in the dental field as a Dental Assistant, Front Office Coordinator and Practice
Manager for 20+ years. Exceptional patient care has always been very important to me. My position
as Practice Manger at Northshore Dental gives me the opportunity to look after patients with our
team and provide a high level of care and professionalism to our community.
Dr Taft encourages his team to further themselves with education and as such I am currently
studying and completing my MBA.
In my spare time, I love to spend time with my teenage children and pretend I am a master chef,
as well as taking long walks on the beach with my fur baby.