BDS ( Adelaide)Dr Pinky Singh obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from The University of Adelaide in 1998. After graduation, she worked in Singapore for six years. She returned to Australia in 2004 and has since worked in many private practices in Sydney including HCF Dental Centre in Parramatta.Dr Singh is an exceptionally competent clinician and loves all aspects of dentistry especially cosmetic dentistry. Being a mother of two primary school kids, she is exceptionally good with children. With her warm friendly approach, she makes the visit to her practice very relaxing. She is very kind and caring with excellent communication skills and her gentle nature helps to make her patient’s dental experience a pleasant one.Dr Singh is passionate about dentistry and is highly committed to continuing her education and professional development so that she can continue offering excellence in dentistry. With over 16 years of dental experience, she is highly regarded in the profession and is renowned for her technical excellence.
Dr Singh is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and Hills Dental Study Group. She has also enjoyed her involvement with Special Olympics International, having volunteered for the Special Smiles program at the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games in Newcastle.She is very involved in the local community. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of Castle Hill. She regularly volunteers her time to give talks to local preschools to give parents the right information to begin good dental habits with their children.
Outside of dentistry, she loves to spend time with her kids, go for long walks, watch movies and read books. She is an avid reader and loves to talk about books.
Dr Archana Pradhan
BDS(Hons), PhD, DClinDent (Special Needs Dentistry) (The University of Adelaide)
Fellow of Special Care Dentistry (USA)
Dr Archana Pradhan obtained her dental degrees from The University of Adelaide. In recognition of her contributions to the emerging specialty, she was awarded a Fellow of Special Care Dentistry by Special Care Dentistry Association, USA.
She is a Consultant at the Special Needs Unit, Adelaide Dental Hospital, and has been providing dental care to people with special needs since 2004. In 2014, she commenced private practice at the Colgate Australian Clinical Dental Research Centre (CACDRC) at Adelaide Dental Hospital and visiting consultancy at Showground Dental Care, Sydney. Her scope of practice includes the full range of the specialty and she provides care for:
– Patients with physical/intellectual/psychiatric/medical conditions
– Patients with severe dental anxiety and
– The frail elderly, including nursing home residents.
She manages most patients in the chair with behavioural techniques and oral sedation. However, for the small number of patients, with nil compliance or complex dental treatment needs, arrangements are made for treatment under IV sedation or a general anaesthetic.Dr Pradhan has been involved with several research projects on older adults, Special Olympics athletes, and people with disabilities and their carers.
She has presented and published papers at several national and international conferences and journals. She provides volunteer dental services to various organisations like Special Olympics and Royal Flying Doctor Service. As the lead for People with Disabilities, Australia’s National Oral health Plan (2014 – 2023) and the National Clinical Director, Special Smiles, Special Olympics Australia, she has been a strong advocate for people with disabilities and their carers.