Friendly, caring and exceptionally qualified—that's how patients describe Dr Emmanuel Pertsoulis and the team at Maroubra Family Dental. Together with his dedicated staff, Dr Pertsoulis has created thousands of beautiful smiles for more than 20 years.
We provide valuable and quality comprehensive dental treatment for the whole family. Please browse through the website, and if you have any further questions or would like to book an appointment, please contact us on (02) 344 4888.
Meanwhile, we hope you’ll take a look at our bios below to get to know us a bit better before you come to our Maroubra Junction, NSW dental clinic.
Dr Emmanuel Pertsoulis
Principal Dentist / Practice Owner
Dr Pertsoulis, who has a bachelor of dental surgery (University of Sydney) and a diploma in clinical orthodontics (City of London Dental School), founded Maroubra Family Dental in 1997.
He enjoys helping patients with their dental needs and establishing a relationship with them for life. His goal is always to provide outstanding dental care at an affordable price. Dr Pertsoulis particularly enjoys using his artistic background to create long-lasting, beautiful dentistry. He also appreciates his role as mentor to the quality dentists on his team. His plan has always been to create a legacy for Maroubra in having an outstanding family dental practice.
Originally from Sydney, Dr Pertsoulis enjoys working with his hands in various media to make functional, beautiful times out of wood, glass, stone, leather, clay and precious metals. He also uses his artistic talents in gardening and is currently working his third home garden, creating an outstanding living work of art. In addition, Dr Pertsoulis enjoys running, ocean swimming, playing tennis and travelling.
Dr Janie Hsieh
Dr Hsieh calls Taipei, Auckland and Sydney her hometowns. She has been a team member of Maroubra Family Dental since 2007. Educated at the University of Otago (Bachelor of Dental Science) and the London Institute in Seattle, Washington, USA (dental implant surgery), Dr Hsieh is a recipient of the Trinity College London Grade Nine Piano with Distinction award.
About her work at the practice, she says: ‘I love seeing the smiles on my patients’ faces when I know that we’ve made a change in how they feel about their teeth and have made an impact on improving their oral health. Dentistry connects science with art, and it is always evolving. The variety of cases we see make my job interesting. Through my job, I also get to meet many new people and have the opportunity to help people. All of these would not be possible without a wonderful team of staff and colleagues who are always working together to provide the best care for our patients.
Outside of her work, Dr Hsieh enjoys meeting new people, travelling, reading, going to the gym and playing music with her boys.
Dr Sheng Zhang
Dr Zhang has extensive training in dentistry, with a bachelor of dental surgery (Adelaide), bachelor of oral health (Sydney), master of clinical periodontology courses (Bern University) and pinhole surgical technique (Pinhole Academy), general orthodontic residency, facial beauty institute and master dental implant program (Brenner Implant Institute). Among his special awards are the Adelaide University medal, Pierre Fauchard Academy Award and Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons prize.
Dr Zhang finds his job rewarding in that he can provide early intervention of dental and health conditions to make a meaningful difference in a patient’s quality of life.
Originally from Syndey, Dr Zhang enjoys travelling, studying, cooking, reading and playing volleyball when he is not working.
Dr Andrzej Osipowicz
Dr Osipowicz has a Bachelor of Dental Science Degree (University of Queensland) and a graduate diploma in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics (London City Dental School). Originally from Sopot, Poland, he enjoys creating lasting changes with preventive and conservative health strategies for patients of Maroubra Family Dental.
When he is not improving smiles, Dr Osipowicz can usually be found studying, travelling or dancing, as well as practising photography and enjoying good wine.
A valued member of Maroubra Family dental for nearly a decade, Anna has a bachelor of nursing (University of South Australia) as well as an Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (dental hygiene).
When asked about the ‘best parts’ of her job, Anna shares that there are several: patient care, providing a safe place for patients and empathy and understanding for those patients who might have had a bad experience in the past. She says it is great when patients make a change in their oral health habits, such as changing their tooth brushing techniques and introducing flossing, and seeing the effects that can have on their oral health. Anna also appreciates having the opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team of dental professionals every day.
Anna, who was born in the former Soviet Union, enjoys exercise (particularly pilates), reading, cooking classes, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Maria Cifuentes San Martin
Born in Mexico, Maria now calls Maroubra her hometown. She has a cert III in dental assisting and took an implant surgery auxiliary course from the Nobel-Biocare Centre for Training. Maria was a recipient of the ‘distinction award’ for cert III in dental assisting.
Part of the dental clinic team at Maroubra Family Dental since 2010, she loves ‘absolutely everything’ about her job. Maria has been working in the dental industry since 1989 and has seen many advances and new techniques in the industry throughout the years. She particularly enjoys interacting with patients and providing that feeling of calm and reassurance for an experience that is unpleasant to most people. Maria is grateful she is able to share her knowledge with patients, and she is cognizant of the fact that every little detail matters to patients. She is proud to part of a wonderful dental team that collaborates to provide a relaxed family environment to patients.
Outside of work, Maria enjoys reading, travel, music and dancing.
Mary has been a valued team member of Maroubra Family Dental since 2004. She has a Bachelor of Education Diploma as a primary school teacher from the University of Sydney. About her work, Mary has this to say: ‘I love getting to know our patients and making them feel comfortable in a happy and friendly work environment. I enjoy positive feedback about their dental experience at our practice and using this feedback to try to improve our quality of service.’
Outside of work, Mary likes to spend her time walking, travelling, cooking, dining and going to the theatre.
With the clinic since 2011, Zoe has her Certificate III in Dental Assisting, Certificate IV in (radiography) Dental Assisting and Certificate IV in (oral health promotion) Dental Assisting. She enjoys working with the Maroubra Family Dental team members and getting to help people every day.
Originally from Maroubra, Zoe can probably be found painting, baking, travelling or going to the gym in her free time.
Pakaraporn was trained in Phuket Patong Hospital, in Thailand, where she is from originally. As part of Maroubra Family Dental since 2017, she loves the variety of her position. She finds that because she gets to interact with such a varied group of people, she is always learning.
In her spare time, she loves to cook and is always searching for new recipes and cooking techniques to try out.
Originally from Sydney, Amanda enjoyed working as a property assistant in real estate followed by changing career paths as a Dental Assistant. She joined us in 2018, and has 6 years of experience as a dental assistant. She thoroughly enjoys being social with patients and making them feel comfortable.
As a dental assistant she feels that every day is different and brings new challenges. To Amanda, everyday is a learning experience. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach, travelling, and cooking.