About Peoplecare Eyes & Teeth

Peoplecare Eyes & Teeth is your one-stop shop in Wollongong for all your dental and optical needs. And you don’t need to be a Peoplecare member to visit us, everyone’s welcome!

We opened as an optical store in 2012 to give Peoplecare members more with their health cover. Not long after opening, we added our state-of-the art dental rooms.

Our team of optometrists offer bulk-billed eye tests* and have their highly trained eyes ready to look after yours.

Our team of dentists offer no gap preventative dental^ and have the advanced training to look after your teeth with major dental services like implants and Invisalign clear aligners (like braces, but clear!).

Save time by booking an appointment online: have a go, it’s quick and easy!

Like special deals? We’ve got them. Read about our specials here.

*Bulk-billing is through Medicare. Read more through the Department of Human Services.

^View the all-important T&Cs on our no-gap dental page.

 

Peoplecare Eyes & Teeth COVID-19 Update - Emergency treatments only

Unfortunately, we’ve had to close Peoplecare Eyes and Teeth to all non-emergency dental and eyecare appointments because of the escalating COVID-19 situation.

Our first priority is to protect our beloved community, patients, visitors and staff from the potential threat and spread of the Coronavirus.

Please postpone any general or preventative check-ups until the COVID-19 crisis has settled. We will look forward to seeing all of our loyal customers and patients again when the situation has resolved.

Our dental and optical clinicians will still be able to help with the most urgent requests through telephone consultations, so please call us 1300 574 778 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday) and we will do our best to help.

For after hours dental or optical emergencies, or if you can’t get hold of us, please go straight to emergency departments at either Wollongong Hospital or Shellharbour Hospital.

We appreciate your understanding and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Visit our Facebook page for updates and we hope to be back with you before too long.

Please stay safe and sound.

Take care,
The Team @ Peoplecare Eyes & Teeth

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Meet the team

Dr Akhilesh Pavin

Dentist

 

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Akhi, one of our senior dentists, loves hitting the gym, a game of cricket, meeting new people on his travels and making everyone around him comfortable.

Akhi got his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in India and started working in Australia in 2010 as an associate dentist in Moree. He spent 3 years in Moree before joining our team. 

Before coming to Australia, Akhi spent 3 years at a hospital in India, assisting in oral surgery for major trauma. He also spent 2 years as a lecturer at a dental college.

In 2011 his interest in dental implants was sparked, and he got a Certificate in Implantology in 2013. In 2014 went to Colombia for advanced surgical training in implantology.

In 2019, Akhi graduated from his Masters (MSc) in Oral Implantology from the Geothe University in Frankfurt, Germany and also earned a fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Dr Mouhamad Al Koudmani

Dentist

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Mouhamad, one of our senior dentists, loves time with his family, travelling the globe, giving his green thumbs a go in the garden and making a visit to the dentist pain free.

Mouhamad became a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1998, and was a senior dentist at Westfund Dental in Lithgow. He’s also worked at HCF Dental in Sydney’s CBD.

He joined our team in 2013, and his big interests are preventative and cosmetic dentistry.

Trevor Matley

Optometrist

 

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Trevor, one of our optometrists, loves bringing out his inner-muso on the guitar, his cat (and all creatures), good food and pointing patients in the right direction.

Trevor graduated with honours in 1984 with a Bachelor of Optometry.
He brings 32 years of experience to our team, 19 of those with his own practice in Bowral. Before coming to Peoplecare Eyes & Teeth he worked at the NIB Eyecare Centre (which later became SmartEyes).

Trevor’s big interest is neuro ophthalmology.

Janet Fong

Optometrist

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Janet, one of our optometrists, loves experimenting in the kitchen, spending the day with family, a nice glass of red and solving patients’ problems.

Janet got her Bachelor of Optometry at the University of NSW. She graduated in 1996 with first class honours.
She spent 2 years working in Sydney before moving to Hong Kong, where she was the visiting clinical associate at the School of Optometry at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

In 2008 Janet moved back to Sydney, where she worked at HCF Eyecare. She spent 2 years doing locum work in Wollongong before joining our team.

Janet’s big interest is ocular pathology.

Fun fact: Janet speaks both Cantonese and Mandarin.

Elena Martinez

Optometrist

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Elena, one of our optometrists, loves helping the planet with bush regeneration, putting on a feast for her friends, a chocolate hit and helping people see things clearly.

Elena graduated from Melbourne University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Optometry.

She worked in Footscray and Sunshine in Victoria, before spending a year in Coffs Harbour for a sea change. She came to Wollongong in 1998 and had her own practice in the medical centre at Wollongong Uni, as well as working at the NIB Eyecare Centre (which later became SmartEyes).

Elena’s big interest is finding out what causes eye conditions, because prevention is better than a cure.

Fun fact: some of Elena’s patients have been seeing her for over 28 years!