Located on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, you will find our friendly and welcoming team at Sunshine Smiles Dental.
We are a family owned and operated dental practice, committed to providing caring and more affordable services for the entire family.
Our Coolum Beach dentists take a holistic approach to dentistry, embracing a culture of honesty, approachability and friendliness, which puts even the most anxious patients at ease.
At Sunshine Smiles Dental, our team works with you to minimise, as much as possible, the need for major dental procedures throughout your lifetime. We encourage all of our patients to attend regular dental checkups, to identify any problems early on and prevent more invasive procedures being needed in the future. Our motto is always ‘spend a little now, to save a lot in the future’
Dr. Vinny Ankaran
BDS, LDS RCS (Eng.) MSc (Clin. Rest.) (UK)
Dr. Vinny Ankaran graduated in 1994 from Birmingham University in England, obtaining his licence in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in the same year.
He has completed extensive postgraduate training, as well as successfully completing a 5-year Masters degree in Clinical Restorative Cosmetic Dentistry in 2010.
Dr Ankaran was shortlisted in the inter-disciplinary category for one the UK’s top cosmetic awards in 2009, the UK SMILE awards (now called the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards). These awards recognise clinical excellence in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, and Vinny was only one of 15 dentists/specialists in the whole of the UK to be recognised in this category.
He has lectured at both the Academy of Clinical Excellence in Wakefield, UK, and the International Centre of Excellence in Dentistry in Birmingham, UK.
Over the course of his 23 years practicing dentistry, Vinny has owned two dental practices, as well as working in several multi-disciplinary specialist practices, providing Endodontic and Cosmetic Dental treatments.
Vinny is committed to providing the highest quality of care to each of his patients, and does so with a warm, down to earth, and approachable manner. He has an interest in root canal treatments and cosmetic cases, approaching every case with enthusiasm and a desire for perfection.
He made the move to Australia in 2011, and calls the Sunshine Coast home. When he’s not hard at work you’ll find Vinny at the local gym or engrossed in the latest film or good book.
You can contact Dr Vinny Ankaran by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Rosy Nikolic
Associate Dentist BDS (Uni Syd.)
Rosy graduated from The University of Sydney, and has spent most of her time working in private practice along the east coast of Australia, including here on the Sunny Coast and also in WA. She really enjoys all aspects of dentistry & helping her patients maintain general dental health, and in particular has had a lot of experience in aesthetic & restorative treatments, as well as more complicated prosthodontic & surgical procedures.
She has had varied and fulfilling experiences throughout her career, including several clinical teaching roles at the Melbourne Dental School, and working alongside talented clinicians and specialists at Melbourne University in one of Australia’s largest multidisciplinary clinics. She has also practiced in special needs clinics, in regional areas of Australia, and has volunteered in paediatric dentistry with disadvantaged children. She is passionate that everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile.
Rosy has a comprehensive approach to dental practice in order to provide all her patients the best possible treatment for their individual needs. So no matter how simple or complex their requirements are, she finds it rewarding making whatever difference she can!
She recently moved back to the Coast with her partner Brad (a WA native), and their two dogs after convincing him there were no great whites here. Outside of dentistry, she loves nature, animals and keeping active: you’ll find her at the beach with her dogs swimming or attempting water sports, bike riding, falling off her skateboard, or practicing yoga.
Dr. Matthew Wong
Associate dentist – BoralH DentSc, GDipDent (QLD)
Matthew was first in course for his Dentistry degree and was awarded the Australian dental association prize and the head of school nomination prize, along with the award for clinical excellence in endodontics.
Since qualifying Matthew has continued to further his education, completing post-graduate training in implantolgy and prosthodontics. He is always striving to learn more and be at the forefront of dentistry to ensure that he can provide the most up to date treatments and highest quality of care.
Matthew is known for his gentle and friendly nature, as well as his ability to explain aspects of dentistry in a way that is easy to understand. He has a great rapport with his patients and can put the most nervous or anxious patients at ease. He takes time to help his patients understand the different solutions available, and determine what fits the patient’s goals, budget and lifestyle.
Matthew speaks English and Cantonese.