About Us


The Dentists

Dr Thatiana Salomao

Coming highly recommended from dentists within our network, Dr Thatiana was born and raised in Brazil, and had conquered her dream of becoming a Dentist. Graduating from the Federal University of Pelotas in Bachelor Dental Science and practicing in both in her home town and in Sydney, Dr Thatiana will bring with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of Dentistry, including cosmetic treatment, Invisalign clear aligner, root canal therapy and porcelain crowns.

Dr Thatiana’s clinic days will be Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, except the 2nd Friday of each month.

Dr Nika Van Koolwijk

Dr. Nika van Koolwijk graduated from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands in 2013, having spent six years completing a Bachelor and Masters of Science in Dentistry. Soon after graduating, Nika travelled to remote Cambodia to assist in offering Dental aid to the local children with the Cambodia World Family Organization. After finishing her time in Cambodia Nika decided it was time to return the Netherlands and found herself in Rotterdam, working in multiple Private Dental Practices. Immediately Nika found that her skills and passion navigated towards Endodontic (Root Canal Treatment) and Restorative Dentistry. In 2016 Nika moved to Sydney and began studying for the Australian Dental Council Board exams.

Outside of Dentistry Nika enjoys surfing (where you will find her most weekends), travelling the globe and trying out new restaurants and cafés around Sydney.

Dr Joanna Hodgkinson
BDS (Otago)

Jo graduated from the University of Otago NZ in 1995 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree. After working at Wellington Hospital for a year she then spent the next 6 years working in London. She returned to NZ with her family and worked in a dental practice in Wellington for 16 years. She is very excited about the opportunity to work with the team at MDT Dental.

We are extremely fortunate to have Jo with us She is a very empathetic and caring dentist with extensive skills in all areas of general dentistry. She strives to give each patient an excellent dental experience, understanding that it can be a very stressful environment.

Jo has three children, who are all in tertiary education in NZ. She has been involved with rowing for many years, and has joined the North Shore Rowing Club. Jo is loving her move to Sydney with her husband Jamie and is keen to see as much of Australia as possible.

Member of Australian Dental Association
Member of Australian & New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry

The MDT Hygienists

Hygienists are a very important part of our team. They are university trained to provide individual oral care to our patients to prevent gum disease.

Our hygienists are amongst the best in their field. Their caring and gentle touch is much appreciated by our patients, along with their professional advice.

Our Assistance Team

We are very proud of our team. They are highly trained in taking care of all your needs in a caring and competent manner.