Our Dentists

Dr Prathap Kripakaran (PK)

Dr Prathap Kripakaran has been practising in Australia since 2004 after completing a training course at the University of Melbourne and having passed the Australian Dental Council licentiate examinations.

As the principal dentist of Northern Beaches Dental, Dr PK is dedicated towards ensuring his patients always receive the very highest standards of dental care. In addition to all areas of general dentistry he has a special interest in microscope assisted root canal procedures, implants and oral surgery including wisdom teeth extractions. He is passionate about keeping up-to-date with the latest technologies and ensures the clinic is equipped with the very best technologies. Dr PK regularly attends continuing education courses and feels this is absolutely essential as dental technology is constantly evolving and developing.

You will find Dr PK is great at helping nervous patients feel comfortable and relaxed. He finds it immensely rewarding when he is able to help someone achieve good dental health and very much enjoys the technical side of dentistry.

Dr PK has lived in Mackay since 2005 and is proud to be part of such a lovely community. He likes to talk about cricket, the economy and international affairs and is always interested in IT and technology. When he isn’t at work, Dr PK likes to relax by spending time with his wife and son, reading or watching sports whenever he gets the chance.

Dr Simi Jacob

Dr Simi Jacob has been practicing in the region for the last seven years after acing the Australian Dental Council licentiate exams. She also completed the Graduate Certificate of Clinical Dentistry from the Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne.

Having worked in a busy hospital based dental practice prior to moving to Australia, Dr Simi Jacob is confident in all areas of General Dentistry and truly loves the variety of a Family General practice. She enjoys treating children and believes that a positive dental experience goes a long way in reducing stress and delays in seeking treatment. She also enjoys Cosmetic Dentistry and loves the confidence a good smile can bring to patients. She is a trained Invisalign provider.

Dr Simi Jacob is known to be very easy going and gentle and is much loved by her patients, especially the very nervous patients. She truly believes in doing the best she can for each patient and takes the time to get them comfortable and ready for treatment.

When she is not at work, Dr Simi Jacob loves spending time with her husband and little boy and enjoys good movies, music and the company of her friends.

Dr Alex Teh

Dr Alexander Teh graduated from the School of Dentistry at the University of Adelaide and moved to Mackay in 2015 when the opportunity arose to work for a family oriented modern private practice.

Having a very pleasant and gentle demeanour, Dr Alex is well liked by his patients. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and believes that patients should know all treatment options available to them prior to treatment. He doesn’t hesitate to spend time explaining things.

Dr Alex enjoys reading and is always keen to keep up to date with recent research in dentistry.

When not working, you might see him on his bike around town. He also enjoys fine dining and is an ace guitarist.