We opened as an optical store in 2012 to give Peoplecare members more with their health cover. Not long after opening, we added our state-of-the art dental rooms.
Since then we’ve kept growing, adding more and more Peoplecarers to our team.
Meet the team
Dr Akhilesh Pavin Dentist
Akhi got his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in India and started working in Australia in 2010 as an associate dentist in Moree. He spent 3 years in Moree before joining our team.
Before coming to Australia, Akhi spent 3 years at a hospital in India, assisting in oral surgery for major trauma. He also spent 2 years as a lecturer at a dental college.
In 2011 his interest in dental implants was sparked, and he got a Certificate in Implantology in 2013. In 2014 went to Colombia for advanced surgical training in implantology.
Akhi, our senior dentist, loves hitting the gym, a game of cricket, meeting new people on his travels and making everyone around him comfortable.
Dr Mouhamad Al KoudmaniDentist
Mouhamad became a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1998, and was a senior dentist at Westfund Dental in Lithgow. He’s also worked at HCF Dental in Sydney’s CBD.
He joined our team in 2013, and his big interests are preventative and cosmetic dentistry.
Mouhamad, one of our senior dentists, loves time with his family, travelling the globe, giving his green thumbs a go in the garden and making a visit to the dentist pain free.
Trevor graduated with honours in 1984 with a Bachelor of Optometry.
He brings 32 years of experience to our team, 19 of those with his own practice in Bowral. Before coming to Peoplecare Eyes & Teeth he worked at the NIB Eyecare Centre (which later became SmartEyes).
Trevor’s big interest is neuro ophthalmology.
Trevor, one of our optometrists, loves bringing out his inner-muso on the guitar, his cat (and all creatures), good food and pointing patients in the right direction.
Janet got her Bachelor of Optometry at the University of NSW. She graduated in 1996 with first class honours.
She spent 2 years working in Sydney before moving to Hong Kong, where she was the visiting clinical associate at the School of Optometry at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
In 2008 Janet moved back to Sydney, where she worked at HCF Eyecare. She spent 2 years doing locum work in Wollongong before joining our team.
Janet’s big interest is ocular pathology.
Fun fact: Janet speaks both Cantonese and Mandarin.
Janet, one of our optometrists, loves experimenting in the kitchen, spending the day with family, a nice glass of red and solving patients’ problems.
Elena graduated from Melbourne University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Optometry.
She worked in Footscray and Sunshine in Victoria, before spending a year in Coffs Harbour for a sea change. She came to Wollongong in 1998 and had her own practice in the medical centre at Wollongong Uni, as well as working at the NIB Eyecare Centre (which later became SmartEyes).
Elena’s big interest is finding out what causes eye conditions, because prevention is better than a cure.
Fun fact: some of Elena’s patients have been seeing her for over 28 years!
Elena, one of our optometrists, loves helping the planet with bush regeneration, putting on a feast for her friends, a chocolate hit and helping people see things clearly.