Our Team

100 Redfern Smiles

A family run practice

To find out about our credentials, please scroll below. Here's a bit about our family:

Charbel and Dilara first met at university when they were doing their first degrees in Science. Dilara mistakingly named Charbel ‘George’ (she thought he was someone else!). After a bit of awkwardness, and years of avoiding each other…they met again in dentistry and sparks were lit. From then on, they were inseparable -  sharing a love of the dental profession and all things teeth! A year after they graduated, Charbel popped the question at the beautiful Great Ocean Road, and after asking him to repeat himself (because it was raining and she couldn’t hear him over the rain), Dilara said yes! 

Charbel had been working in the beautiful far South Coast town of Bega (where the cheese is made) for a number of years. Dilara joined him later on in Narooma and they thoroughly enjoyed their time working and relaxing in the beautiful far South Coast of NSW. They still keep in touch with their friends and colleagues and love talking about their experiences there. 

It was about the time Dilara was expecting their first baby that Charbel and Dilara decided they wanted to be closer to their families and to come back to the area in which they had first met. Only a stone-throw away from the chapel in which they wed, and the university lecture theatre in which they met, they came across the beautiful orange terrace that is 100 Redfern Smiles. A local family run practice, with friendly Goran wanting to take more time away from the profession - it seemed like the perfect fit. And the rest, they say, is history…

Dr Charbel


Dr. Charbel El-Bacha is a graduate of the University of Sydney with Honours. He has a background in science engineering before studying and entering the profession of Dentistry. As a result, he is well informed and versed in the mechanics and physiology of dentistry. He is adept at root canal treatment, extraction of teeth including removal of wisdom teeth, and complex crown and bridge work. He has also co-authored a paper on the role of functional strain and capsule compression on mandibular cyst expansion and cortication (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30419484).

Dr Charbel has a deep understanding of all facets of dentistry and strives to always provide comprehensive information to patients about treatment options. He enjoys spending time explaining to patients verbally, and diagrammatically the treatment, and reasons for treatment, because he believes that the best treatment is an informed treatment. 

Dr Charbel is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA), the International Team for Implantology (ITI) , a registered provider for Invisalign, and currently in the process of completing an Implant Fellowship with The University of Miami. He is currently an assistant tutor for the Endodontic discipline at the University of Sydney and served as Treasurer and Vice-Treasurer for the Sydney University Dental Association.

Dr Dilara


Dr. Dilara Yashin completed her degrees in Science as well as Dentistry (Honours) from the University of Sydney. Dilara loves working with children and has completed a Master of Teaching, which has helped in her approach to working with people of all ages and walks of life. 

Dilara has gained extra experience in the emergency and maxillofacial clinics at Westmead Hospital. Her special interests in dentistry are in the field of endodontics (root canal therapy), paediatrics and orthodontics (braces/Invisalign). She is primary author in a recently published paper on biological markers in saliva that could be used to highlight patients at risk of having root shortening from orthodontic treatment (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28782095).

Dilara currently works in private practice and is a clinical educator for dental students in the field of root canal therapy at the University of Sydney. She is a past Vice President of the Dental Alumni Society of the University of Sydney and is currently a committee member of the Australian Society of Endodontology (ASE).

When Dilara is not practicing dentistry she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cake decorating, travelling and swimming. 

Dr Goran Pechanats


Dr. Pechanats is a graduate from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. He has extensive experience in all facets of dentistry. As the former practice principal of 100 Redfern Smiles at 100 Redfern Street Redfern and also a Redfernian himself, Dr Pechanats has treated a great number of members of the Redfern community.

His emphasis on patient comfort as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry enable him to provide his patients with the best quality of care in the field. Dr. Pechanats has been practicing in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, surgical treatment and endodontics.

“I am proud to provide my patients with the best in dental technology, treatment options and patient comfort.”


Dental Assistant

Working for over 15 years in Sydney and overseas, Jane is recognised as a very talented dental assistant.

She has provided high quality of service to and built great relationships with clients of our surgery since the year 2012.

She loves bowling, snowboarding and traveling. Just as much as she loves her job!


Front Desk Coordinator

Julia was born in Vietnam but raised in Sydney since the age of four. She has been a part of our team since the beginning of 2015 as our full time front desk administrator.

She loves meeting new people, is exceptionally skilled in building rapport with all of our patients and aspires to make every patient feel at home the moment they walk through the door.

She loves to travel and tends to do so every weekend that she has the opportunity to! 


Dental Assistant / Front Desk Coordinator

Jenny is has completed her certification III in dental assisting and she absolutely enjoys her life at 100 Redfern Smiles.

She appreciates all the supports from staff members and there is a great teamwork environment in the practice. She loves to build a relationship with patients. 

Outside of practice, she enjoys shopping, cooking and watching movies.