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Our Staff Profile

Delima Branch

Dr Sumaya Rao

Dr Sumaya Rao is a general dental surgeon. She obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from India in 1997 and has over twenty years of experience in clinical practice. She obtained her post graduate diploma in oral Implantology from Manipal, India, in 2003. She later obtained her membership diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2004. She was employed at the Ministry of Health in Brunei as a dental officer for over ten years, and presently into private dental practice. She is highly skilled in all aspects of general dentistry with a keen interest in restorative field, cosmetic work, and endodontics.

Dr Sumaya loves her work and interacting with patients. She strongly believes in preventive dentistry and patient education, spending time helping patients understand the choices they can make to ensure good dental health. Her gentle and reassuring nature helps alleviate the anxieties and fears of nervous patients. She is particularly popular among children for their routine dental needs and aims to build a strong relationship with kids and their parents.

Dr Sumaya has diversified her interest in the field of quality assurance and accreditation, and actively engaged to meet the dental compliance requirements of Malaysian Society for quality in health in the journey towards continuous improvement of practice standards.

Dr Siva

Dr. Siva is a Consultant Orthodontist presently working at Premier Dental and Orthodontic center in Brunei. He has more than 10 years of clinical experience in the field of Orthodontics. He obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree in the year 2006 from the prestigious Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai. He completed his post-graduation, Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) in Orthodontics and Dento facial orthopedics in 2009 from SRM Dental College and Hospital, India. He was awarded with University first rank and gold medal and he was the best outgoing student during his post- graduation.

Later on, he cleared the Membership in Orthodontics exam (M.Orth) from Royal college of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2012 and Membership in Faculty of dental Surgery exam from Royal college of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow in 2014 eventually. He received the Membership in Orthodontics from Royal college of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow 2016.

Dr. Siva has undergone special training in treating patients with self-ligating Damon braces and he is a certified clear aligner provider. His main areas of interest are treating patients with clear aligners, using mini-implants, lasers in Orthodontics and Smile designing. He has special expertise in preventive, interceptive and adult Orthodontics.

He has attended many national and international conferences and has presented scientific papers in international conferences. His paper was awarded as Best innovative topic in Students Clinician American Dental Association.

During the leisure hours, he likes to explore the world with his family, read books and plays cricket.

Dr Taiyeba Begum

Dr Taiyeba is a General Dental Surgeon with over 25 years of experience. She graduated from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1988. She has achieved Master of Science in Dental Public Health qualification from Queen Mary University of London, UK, in 2011. She has a Membership qualification of Royal Society for Public Health London UK.

Dr Taiyeba has working experience in Brunei Darussalam for over six years in the public sector at the Ministry of Health, and the private sector at Panaga Health Centre, Brunei Shell Petroleum. She has worked in Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia and UK (NHS) treating patients with diverse and multi-cultural backgrounds from all regions around the world.

A dedicated Dentist who is passionate about providing the best patient care through high-quality service and patient education, Dr Taiyeba has long experience in treating children, adolescent, adults and elderly patients. She is committed to maintain safety and infection control for the patients and the dental team. She is committed to follow safety protocols and implement infection control measures for patients and entire dental team.

Dr Taiyeba regularly attends International conferences and workshops to update knowledge and skills in the practice of clinical dentistry.

Seri Branch

Dr Nalini

Dr Nalini is a General Dental Surgeon with over 15 years of experience in clinical practice. She obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree from India in the year of 2000. She has worked for over ten years at the Ministry of Health in Brunei and currently working in the private sector. She also has a Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
Dr Nalini has strong inter-personal skills and believes its highly important to develop a positive atmosphere that helps patients feel comfortable and promotes a friendly and inviting environment at her practice. Being a very empathetic listener, she feels extremely rewarded by helping patients with their dental needs. She takes a keen interest in educating patients on the importance of oral hygiene and committed to providing the best patient care through high-quality services. She has experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, as well as the elderly populations.

Dr Nalini continues to pursue various continuing education opportunities to keep herself updated of new research, materials and changing technology in the field of dentistry.

Other Team Members

Dental surgery assistants

Dental technicians