Meet our Team

Professional service... with a smile!

Dr Karthikeyan Muthusamy

BDS., DClinDent

Specialist Periodontist

Dentist Dr Karthikeyan Muthusamy

Karthikeyan made his home in Gunnedah in 2010, and is now affectionately known by locals as M.K. M.K. embarked on the journey of postgraduate training to the U.K. and Gold Coast, but is back to provide dental services to Gunnedah. He is trained in periodontics, oral surgery and dental implants. His special interests are helping people out with gum disease, wisdom teeth, dental implants and special needs. In his spare time, he plays tennis, golf, cricket and does a bit of horse riding. 

Dr Sheeraz S.Raheem

BOralH(DentSc), MDent, MPH ​


Dentist Dr Sheeraz S.Raheem

Sheeraz made Gunnedah his home after graduating with a Master of Dentistry from Griffith University on the Gold Coast. He has lived in many parts of the world and grew up in Canada, eventually moving to Australia in 2015. Sheeraz also holds a Master of Public Health and qualifications in Anaesthetic Technology. His special interests are in general family dentistry, dental sleep medicine, orthodontics, and conscious sedation. Sheeraz loves the outdoors, fishing, playing basketball, and he enjoys country living with his wife and young daughter.​

Dr Kalen Chao



Dentist Dr Kalen Chao

Kalen moved from the United States to Australia to pursue her studies at James Cook University in Cairns. She has since moved to Gunnedah to become an important part of the Gunnedah Dental team. She has a passion for all aspects of family dentistry. When she’s not at the clinic, you can find her hiking, camping, and exploring the countryside.

Elle Caton

Oral Health Therapist

elle caton dental hygienist 2a

Elle is new to Gunnedah after living in Forbes for a few years after graduating CSU in Wagga Wagga. She enjoys working with children and aims to make dental visits fun and a happy experience. 

Elle’s family is all over rural NSW and she enjoys the country lifestyle. I am a dog and cat person and love most animals in between. 

Gayathri Muthusamy

Practice Manager

Gayathri Muthusamy

Gaya moved to Gunnedah in 2017 after completing her Masters of Business Administration in Sydney.  She loves living in a small town and being part of the community. In her quiet time, she likes to do gardening and go bike riding with her young son. 

Our Dental Assistants

We have a team of passionate and experienced dental assistants at Gunnedah Dental Centre. 

The members of our wonderful team bring professionalism, hard work and enthusiasm to Gunnedah Dental Centre, and are an important part of what makes us a great choice for your family dental clinic.

gunnedah dental staff 2022
Back row from left – Joy Bartlett, Megan Tootell, Kim Byrnes, Shaylee Martin. Front row from left – Maryann Whitton, Molly Blackmore, Kylie Dunstan