Shell Cove Dental

Meet the Team at Shell Cove Dental

Welcome to our dental clinic! Our entire team is looking forward to meeting you and helping your family achieve the healthy and attractive smiles that you deserve.

Dr. Sherif Elkady


Dr Sherif Elkady has completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree (BDS) from Cairo University in 2001. He then joined the Department of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry at the National Research Centre in Cairo and finished his Masters Degree in Orthodontics in 2008 from the University of Suez Canal in Egypt.

Dr Elkady then moved to Australia where he became registered as a General Dentist since 2012. Dr Elkady has strong interests in the fields of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants as well as modern digital techniques in the dental field.

Dr Elkady is a certified Invisalign Provider and a certified Digital Smile Design (DSD) member. Dr Elkady is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA). He is also a current member of the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry (ASID), The International Team of Implantology (ITI) as well the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). Dr Elkady is also a member of the Egyptian Orthodontic Society (EOS) as well as the World Federation of Orthodontics (WFO).

Dr Elkady is keen for his patients to have a Comprehensive treatment where different aspects of dentistry can be integrated to reach a healthy teeth and beautiful smile.

Sherif has settled in the Shellharbour area since 2015. In his spare time, he likes to enjoy the outdoors with his lovely wife and two young children.

Sherif is always available to provide his patients with in-depth explanations of their conditions and treatments in an easy-to-understand way.

Dr. Ahmed Bassim


Dr. Ahmed Bassim graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2003 from Alexandria University. He then started working in The private sector and University hospitals in Egypt, gaining massive clinical experience in general dentistry. After that Dr. Ahmed attended numerous courses in Dental implantology and cosmetic dentistry in various countries in the world.

Dr. Ahmed has settled in the Shellharbour region since 2013, and has been working in the area ever since.

Dr. Ahmed has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry, root canal treatment, and Implant dentistry.

Dr. Ahmed Has a Masters degree in oral implantology from Goethe University (Frankfurt, Germany), also Dr. Ahmed is an accredited member of the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry (ASID), he is also a member of the of International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and a certified Digital Smile Design (DSD) member.  Dr. Ahmed Bassim is currently a member of the Australian Dental Association(ADA)

In his spare time, Dr. Ahmed likes to snorkel in Bushrangers bay, play soccer and read about history.

Sahil Bareja

Dental Therapist/Hygienist

Sahil is an Oral health therapist with dual qualifications in dental hygiene and dental therapy. Sahil graduated from University of Sydney with Bachelor of Oral health and further completed his Graduate certificate in Oral health science from the University of Adelaide to expand his skills in adult restorative dentistry.

Since graduation, Sahil has completed numerous continuous professional development courses to update his skills both clinically and professionally. In 2014, Sahil completed his Mini-residency in Snoring, Sleep Apnoea and TMJ Disorders and he further pursued his interest by enrolling in Masters of Sleep medicine from University of Sydney. Sahil has recently completed his Certification in Oral Myology from Graduate School of Behavioral sciences (USA).

Along with working in private practice, Sahil also teaches at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Sydney as a Clinical educator. He is also a founder of a dental education app called Mydental health, which enables patients to take responsibility of their oral health while at home unsupervised. Sahil is the Director of NSW Dental Hygiene Association of Australia (DHAA) and constantly attends professional development courses to expand on his current skills. Sahil takes pride in his work and has special interest in field of Dental sleep medicine.

In his spare time, Sahil likes to travel overseas, explore and spending time with his family.


Practice Manager

Lauren is our Practice Manager and has been working in the dental industry since 2012. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience to Shell Cove Dental. Lauren takes care of the practice to make sure the day to day runs smoothly. She loves to make the patients and staff feel welcome and at ease with her friendly smile and bubbly attitude.

Lauren will always go above and beyond and this is reflective in her work. She looks forward to meeting you at your next appointment. Away from work Lauren has a 4-year-old boy that keeps her busy. She enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.



Dental Nurse

Michelle joined the Shell Cove Dental team in March 2019. She has been in the dental industry for over 10 years and brings with her a wealth of knowledge. Michelle completed her dental certificate at Westmead dental. Michelle is an asset to the team and with her easy going nature will make even the most anxious patient feel at ease.

Outside of work, Michelle loves spending time with her grandsons listening to music, going for bushwalks and going to the gym.

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