Our Team at Happy Smiles, Grafton

Happy Smiles Dental is dedicated in helping you create the smile of your dreams.

Crafting Smiles with Aesthetic Precision
Dr. Nahar, a leading General Dentist at Happy Smiles Dental, commenced his dental journey in 2011, graduating with a fervent dedication to dentistry. Hailing from India, he transitioned to Australia after completing the rigorous Australian Dental Council exams at Griffith University in 2016, eventually settling in Grafton in 2018.
At the heart of Dr. Nahar’s practice is an unwavering pursuit of excellence. Specializing in cosmetic and complex rehabilitation, he meticulously restores smiles with precision and artistry. His commitment extends beyond technical proficiency, as he prioritizes patient care through preventative treatments and comprehensive education.
Beyond dentistry, Dr. Nahar finds joy in life’s simple pleasures. Whether indulging in culinary delights, enjoying music, or partaking in sports like cricket and tennis, he embodies a balanced lifestyle. Nestled in the serene beauty of the Clarence Valley, he finds inspiration for his craft.
For Dr. Nahar, dentistry is a privilege—an opportunity to create personalized smiles and foster lasting oral health. Experience the art of aesthetic dentistry with Dr. Nahar at Happy Smiles Dental.

Dr Santosh

Dr Santosh has a strong background in dentistry and a unique passion for providing affordable, high-quality dental care. His experience in the industry spans more than a decade, and he has been able to refine and expand his expertise while attending to thousands of patients in various locations across the country.
Although skilled in all facets of dentistry, some of Dr Santosh’s specialties include general dental advice, preventative dentistry and dental implants. He is passionate about providing solutions which replacing missing teeth to restore the smiles of his patients, having completed a graduate diploma in oral implants from the University of Sydney, Westmead Campus and assisted many patients throughout the years.
Dr Santosh is wholeheartedly focused on delivering the best dental services to the residents of Grafton and surrounds, while satisfying the needs of families and individuals in the local community.
In his free time, Dr Santosh pursues his passion for sport including, cricket, badminton and field hockey!

Dr Chris

Dr. Chris is a seasoned dental professional with over 25 years of experience in the field. His journey has taken him from remote and rural areas to the skies as a flying dentist with the esteemed Flying Doctors organization. For the past 19 years, he has dedicated himself to serving the public within the healthcare system, and now brings his wealth of expertise to the private sector.
With a focus on general dentistry, Dr. Chris is committed to providing exceptional care to his patients. His extensive background ensures that he brings a comprehensive understanding of dental practices and procedures to our team.
Outside of his professional endeavors, Dr. Chris finds joy in various outdoor pursuits. You can often find him tending to his garden, exploring the great outdoors through camping adventures, or catching waves while surfing. His passion for life outside of work reflects his balanced approach to both his professional and personal endeavors.


Dr. Pinakie Nahar: Orchestrating Excellence as Managing Director
Dr. Pinakie Nahar, a 2011 graduate alongside Dr. Nahar, brings a unique touch to the dental narrative. While not practicing clinically, she assumes the pivotal role of Managing Director at Happy Smiles Dental. Her contribution lies in the seamless orchestration of operational efficiency, ensuring that the dental practice functions seamlessly to serve the community.
Dr. Pinakie Nahar has played a silent yet impactful role in the success of Happy Smiles. Her commitment to the community is reflected in her behind-the-scenes efforts, steering the company towards providing optimal dental care.
Beyond her corporate responsibilities, Dr. Pinakie Nahar finds fulfillment in supporting the practice’s mission. Her strategic vision and dedication to operational excellence contribute significantly to the overall success of Happy Smiles Dental.
Dr. Pinakie Nahar stands as a cornerstone in the commitment to community well-being through dental care. Her influence ensures that Happy Smiles continues to be a beacon of oral health, making a difference in the lives of those it serves


Introducing our esteemed Practice Manager, Elli!
Elli has been working with Happy Smiles now for over a decade and brings valuable experience to the team. Her unwavering dedication to helping individuals enhance their smile confidence is truly remarkable.
Elli has completed her Certificate III and IV in Dental Assisting, which includes Dental Radiography, demonstrating her comprehensive expertise in the field.
Elli’s primary role is to ensure that your experience at our practice is nothing short of exceptional. She is readily available to address any queries, resolve concerns, meticulously plan your appointments, and collaborate with our outstanding team to ensure your visit to the dentist is a positive one.
In her leisure time, Elli indulges in her passion for speedway racing alongside her husband. She also enjoys camping adventures and cherishes quality family time with her two children.
We are privileged to have Elli as an integral part of our team, dedicated to delivering top-notch dental care and service excellence. Be sure to say hello to Elli next time you visit!

Emily Norton

Emily successfully completed her academic journey at the University of Newcastle in 2023, earning a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy. With dual qualifications as a dental therapist and dental hygienist, she possesses the expertise to deliver comprehensive preventive and restorative treatments to patients across all age groups.
Emily embarked on her dental career with Happy Smiles Grafton in 2017, initially serving as a dental assistant. It was during this period that she discovered her deep-seated passion for dentistry, prompting her to pursue advanced education and ultimately attain the title of Oral Health Therapist. Her dedication lies in imparting preventive oral health measures and education, coupled with ensuring a comfortable dental experience for her patients.
Beyond her professional commitments, Emily engages in personal interests such as fitness, literary pursuits, and quality time with her family, friends, and pets.


Courtney has been in the dentistry field for over a decade and brings this invaluable experience with her to Happy Smiles. She has a diverse background spanning Orthodontics, Implantology, Endodontics and more. She embodies a deep passion for dental care and patient well-being. Her journey in the dental industry has seen her adeptly juggle various responsibilities from reception duties to hands on assistance to treatment co-ordination, ensuring a seamless and welcoming experience for every patient. Courtney’s commitment to excellence extends beyond her professional duties; she thrives on building genuine connections and making patients feel at ease from the moment they walk through the door.
Outside of work, Courtney finds solace in her love for music and cherishes moments spent with her family and friends.
Next time you visit Happy Smiles for your general dentistry needs or a smile makeover, don’t hesitate to say hello to Courtney. She’s always ready to lend a listening ear and make your dental experience as comfortable as possible.


Helen boasts an impressive career spanning over 34 years in the dental field, marked by her dedication to excellence. Throughout her extensive professional journey, she has accumulated invaluable expertise across various dental disciplines, including Orthodontics, Implant Surgery, Oral Surgery, Endodontics, Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Prosthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, and General Anaesthesia.
With an unwavering passion for her work, Helen is a true asset to our practice, offering a treasure trove of knowledge and experience. She has not only witnessed but actively embraced the transformative changes in dental technology over the years and is excited about the innovative technologies integrated into our practice.
Helen is renowned for her exceptional chair-side manner, which immediately puts patients at ease during their dental procedures. Her dedication to patient comfort and satisfaction is palpable.
We extend a warm invitation for you to experience the professionalism and expertise that Helen brings to our practice. We look forward to welcoming you on your next appointment, where you will have the pleasure of meeting Helen.

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Emily began her career in dentistry in January 2021, quickly developing a passion for the field. Her experience spans both general dental practices and specialized orthodontic treatments. She has had the privilege of working alongside esteemed orthodontists, gaining invaluable insights and expertise in the process. Currently, she is pursuing her Certificate III in Dental Assisting to further enhance her skills. Since joining our team, she has been a dedicated and invaluable member, contributing significantly to the success of our practice.
Beyond her professional responsibilities, Emily enjoys engaging in quality time with friends and family. Additionally, she takes pleasure in taking her dog to the beach for a swim, embarking on bush walks, and pursuing the craft of crochet.


Aleesha, our dedicated dental receptionist, brings a wealth of experience and passion to our team. With 9 years of front-of-house experience, she has honed her skills in community interaction and patient care. Her journey in dentistry began when she undertook her own Invisalign treatment, sparking a passion that has only grown since.
Aleesha takes great pride in seeing her patients leave with a smile they love, and she deeply values the relationships she builds with them. She is grateful for the opportunity to work alongside an experienced team, where she continually expands her knowledge of dentistry.
When she’s not at the front desk, Aleesha loves to embrace the outdoors. Whether it’s soaking up the sun at the beach or camping with friends, she’s always ready for a new adventure. Her love for exploration extends beyond her personal life and into her professional one, as she continues to explore and grow in the field of dentistry.

Discover the Benefits of Choosing Happy Smiles Dental

High Quality & Comfortable Dental Treatments In Grafton
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Passion and

Your comfort and input are of utmost importance to us, ensuring that you never feel pressured into unnecessary treatments. Our focus is on enhancing the true and authentic you with tailored dental care. To achieve a flawlessly natural-looking smile.
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Innovative & Latest

Utilizing cutting-edge technology, we create personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique smile and priorities. Our dedicated dentist collaborates with you to design a care plan that meets your specific needs and surpasses your expectations.
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Friendly Team

As your trusted local dental provider, we are here to support you through emergencies and provide unbiased advice. We are committed to being your long-term partner in health, caring for your growing family and their smiles at Happy Smile Dental
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We take pride in our outstanding reputation as a top-rated dental practice on Google. We have successfully revitalized many beautiful smiles. Our utmost goal is to deliver the highest level of professionalism and personalized service
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