Meet the team

Dr. Shiv, Owner and Principal Dentist

Dr Shiv grew up in New Zealand, graduating Dentistry with Honours at Griffith University in Goldcoast. After working fifo between Brisbane and Central Queensland, he moved to Emerald with his now wife, Natasha and together they founded Serenity Dental. Dr Shiv got his recreational pilots licence whilst living in CQ and spends his free time on his motorbike, at home with his young family or travelling the world (17 countries in the last 24 months!).


Extra training since graduating include: Advanced implant and bone-grafting, Sleep Apnoea, 2 year orthodontic training program, Invisalign, AADFA training for facial injectables, Laser dentistry training, 2 year training program in aesthetic dentistry for the provision of neuromuscular dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation and many more.

Natasha Pillay, Owner and Practice Manager

Natasha grew up in Seattle USA. Since founding Serenity Dental, Natasha has worked as a chair-side assistant, a front desk co-coordinator and now as practice manager. Natasha keeps up to date with the latest in patient care and is always making improvements to the patient experience at Serenity Dental. In her spare time she takes part in a few local mothers groups with her two young sons and enjoys reading. Based full time at the Emerald Clinic she’s always ready with a smile to answer your call!




Dr. Ethan, Associate Dentist

Dr. Ethan joined Serenity Dental in 2018. He grew up in South Korea, and immigrated into Australia in 2009. He acquired his degree from Griffith University in Gold Coast.
Dr. Ethan enjoys a calm and peaceful life in Emerald. He also likes to visit family and friends in Gold Coast area.
Dr. Ethan does all aspects of general dentistry and enjoys his job. He is very proud of his work and has a passion for patient care and management. If you have previous dental trauma or are scared of dentists, Dr. Ethan is the right person for you.




Rose, Oral Health Therapist

Rose first joined the team in 2013 when she moved to Emerald, and worked alongside Dr Shiv as his dental assistant. Since then, she has completed her Bachelor of Oral Health through CQUniversity in Rockhampton, and re joined the team in 2017 as an Oral Health Therapist. Along with an interest in preventative dentistry and orthodontics, Rose strives to make each dental appointment a positive experience for all her patients. Outside dentistry, Rose enjoys eating fancy foods with her husband, Steve, and gardening with her cat, Migaloo.




Krista, Senior Dental Assistant

Krista joined us early 2016 as a dental assistant and is currently working towards gaining her certificate III in dental assisting. Her favourite part of dentistry is seeing the end result and happiness that cosmetic dentistry can provide for our patients. Krista has lived in Emerald most of her life and shes passionate about animals. Outside of work, she spends her spare time with her partner, her two dogs and enjoys cooking.

Amber, Senior Dental Assistant

Amber joined Serenity Dental in mid-2016 already having had 2 years previous dental assisting experience. She has recently completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting. She finds the most rewarding thing about being a dental assistant is helping people move part their fear of dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation cases and seeing the joy on our patients faces. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family and is an avid Disney and pun’s fan.

Bridget, Dental Assistant

Despite only joining the team in 2019, Bridget is a hard working and positive dental assistant, with a passion for patient comfort, as well as orthodontics. Born in Nelson, New Zealand, she moved to Australia 9 years ago, leaving all her family behind. Since arriving in Australia Bridget has lived in mostly rural areas. Moving to Emerald with her wife 4 years ago she enjoys the small town feel that Emerald offers.  In Bridget’s spare time, she enjoys playing with her rescue dogs from WA, Rocky and Dingo, camping and trying new foods (Yum!).

Amelia, Dental Assistant

Amelia joins us recently moving from Brisbane to be with her fiancé. Amelia lived in Emerald about 9 years ago and has since lived in both Hobart and Melbourne. Amelia also enjoys catching up with friends and getting back to Brisbane to see her family when she can. Amelia likes to travel and has been to Thailand and Japan and has a list of future destinations! Amelia’s favourite thing about being an assistant is helping people move past their dental anxiety and seeing them transform to being excited for their future appointments.

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