Meet the Dentists

Dr Ella Chester

Owner and Principal Dentist

Dr. Chester grew up in Toronto, Canada. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from McMaster University before attending the University of Toronto to obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery as one of 2 provincial recipients of the TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Community Leadership.

Dr. Ella joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2008 and served as a Dental Officer across Canadian and international bases for almost 10 years, getting multiple commendations and eventually receiving the honour of being the exclusive dentist for JTF2, the Canadian Special Forces Unit.  During this time Ella completed a year long surgical residency course to enhance her clinical skills in implant placement and complex extractions. She is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and is an Associate Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. She persistently takes Continuing Education courses to enhance her knowledge of endodontics, prosthodontics and aesthetic dentistry.

Ella’s work made her passionate about treating patients with PTSD and general anxiety and she has completed additional training to administer IV sedation in Canada. After her service with the military she worked in a surgical practice in Hamilton alongside Periodontists and Maxillo-facial Surgeons with a focus on wisdom tooth extraction and implant placement under sedation.

Dr. Ella’s passion is working with patients who are nervous about dental work. Her goal is to create a positive patient environment and help anyone feel confident and comfortable about dental treatment.

After several years of working across various practices in Queensland, Dr. Ella decided to open a practice close to home. A Newport local herself, Dr. Ella is thrilled to serve the Newport community

Dr Janak Patel

Associate Dentist
Dr Janak grew up and graduated from Leeds in 2015. He is known to be a considerate and gentle dentist who really enjoys taking the time to get to know his patients and what they want. His main aim is for people to feel comfortable during their visit and to leave with a smile that gives them confidence. He particularly enjoys helping anxious patients overcome their fears, especially those that might be worried about visiting for the first time in a while or after many years not been to see the dentist.
Dr Janak is passionate about dentistry and continually undertaking new courses to expand his skill set and knowledge. He also values giving back to the community and in his free time provides voluntary dental care for vulnerable adults. Along with many awards, Dr Janak won the Derek Saks Prize in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Leeds and has a special talent in creating new smiles using composite resin, a more cost-effective and alternative option to porcelain crowns.
Outside of dentistry Dr Janak likes to keep active with hiking, cycling and surfing. He is also a bit of a foodie and loves a good pizza. He is very excited to be joining the team here at Chrysalis and to be of service to the Newport community.
He is available on Tuesdays and is offering a free 20-minute consultation to anyone who is looking to improve their smile through a personalised smile consultation.

Dr Sophie Yao

Associate Dentist

Dr Sophie is a gentle and down to earth dentist who strives to make her patients feel welcome and at ease coming to see her. She understands that dental anxiety does occur and endeavours to make the patient feel most comfortable. Sophie takes time listening to her patients needs and works with them to establish their goals. Sophie’s kind and patient nature as well as her love for children makes her great with young children.

In her down-time, Sophie likes to learn from her associates and mentors to keep improving her skills as well as continuing professional development courses including Dental Sleep Medicine and Ripe Global’s Restoring Excellence. Dr. Sophie is a big foodie too, (a trend that seems to spread throughout the whole team) and she loves making a good steak and mixing up a cocktail which is usually her favourite gin and tonic.

Dr Gaurav Gogna

Associate Dentist

Dr Gaurav graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Dental Health Science. He has experience working with people suffering from anxiety, depression and other mental health issues which consequently has helped to grow his passion for caring for his dental patients, whilst providing them with dental treatment in the most comfortable and assuring environment. Becoming a valuable member at Chrysalis Dental Care, Dr Gaurav aims to take his time to build a rapport with his patients, understand their concerns and needs, whilst helping them achieve confidence through a healthy and beautiful smile.

Dr Gaurav has a particular interest in orthodontics, paediatric and periodontal health. He also completed the Invisalign Go course, restore my first implant and nitrous oxide symposium. In his spare time, he enjoys spending his time cooking and exploring different foods and new places around Brisbane.

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