Dr Prue King BDS
Dr Prue King graduated from Otago University (NZ) and moved to Sydney from Wellington, NZ, where for many years she ran a busy integrative dental practice. Prior to that she worked in general practice in London where she was first exposed to many of the holistic concepts which form the basis of her practice today.
Lotus Dental is the culmination of a passionate vision she held for many years: a practice dedicated to integrative dentistry in the context of holistic health, extending beyond the normal “square box” of dentistry… Summed up as
‘Dentistry with the whole body in mind’
Dr Prue’s particular area of interests are in
- treating TMJ dysfunction (the treatment of jaw related disorders including head and neck pain),
- functional orthodontics (normally without extraction of teeth),
- bite rehabilitation / reconstruction,
- cosmetic dentistry
- prevention and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease.
She has a fellowship in Craniofacial pain from the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and has studied Nutrition and Metabolic Medicine with 4AM.
She actively supports dental health in the context of the whole body, by working with other integrative practitioners including chiropractors, osteopaths, massage therapists, holistic GPs, and ayurvedic practitioners to help improve the structural and biochemical integrity of the body.
A long-time committed yoga practitioner, Prue is also a practicing Yoga Teacher with a post-graduate diploma in Yoga Therapy and offers individual yoga therapy sessions, furthering her commitment to getting people involved in their own health and rehabilitation.
Prue is the mother of three teenage boys and in her ‘spare’ time enjoys walking, reading, art and visiting Sydney’s beautiful beaches.
Prue is a member of:
Dr Urvashi Pandey BDS
Dr Urvashi Pandey is one of the principal dentists at Lotus Dental.
She was born in Dharamsala in northern India, graduated in dentistry in 1996, and after moving to Australia received her Australian Dental Council Certificate in 2003.
- An accredited Invisalign dentist
- SMART certified by IAOMT for safe amalgam removal
Urvashi has a particular interest in the diagnosis and treatment of temporo-mandibular dysfunctions (TMJ), craniosacral pain, snoring and sleep apnoea, and the early detection of malocclusions in children with a view to minimising future issues.
… And she loves creating beautiful smiles for people through cosmetic dentistry!
Dr Urvashi is known for her patience, attention to detail, and her gentle and approachable nature. She believes that good dentistry is a blend of creativity, modern techniques and vision and follows a holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment.
Urvashi completed a two year short residency in Orthodontics in 2013. She uses removable and fixed appliances, including myofunctional appliances and braces, to create balance and facial harmony.
She is a member of:
Urvashi is a part owner and co-director of Lotus Dental, along with Dr Prue King.
Apart from Dentistry, her other interests include Yoga, Ayurvedic medicine and cooking, painting, mosaics and gardening. She is based in Sydney with her husband, two teenage boys and their German Shepherd dog.
Dr Jackie Bonifacio DMD
Dr Jackie obtained her degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2007 and received her certification from Australian Dental Council in 2016.
Her training and practice involves and strongly focuses on the belief that oral health is an integral part of an individual’s totality. She is very thorough in understanding, diagnosing and formulating management plan that aims to provide a patient-centred outcome.
Dr. Jackie’s areas of interest are minimally invasive restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery and implants.
She regularly attends continuing education courses to improve her skills and feels very fortunate to be mentored by seasoned practitioners who share the same interest and passion in integrative practice.
Dr Jackie has a friendly and approachable nature. She knows and understands that dental treatment can cause stress and anxiety so she makes sure that you are comfortable and well informed before any procedure commences. She likes her patients to be involved in treatment planning, considering all the factors important to each individual.
Outside work, Jackie volunteers at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance providing treatment in their dental department. On her days off she enjoys bush walking for hours with her rescued Australian Cattle dog, discovering hidden spots in the Lower North Shore area. She also enjoys cooking, reading and being social with friends and family.
She is a member of:
• Australian Dental Association
• International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
• International Team for Implantology
• International Congress of Oral Implantologist
• International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine
and is SMART certified by IAOMT for safe amalgam removal.
Veronica Queralt-Vila RDH BOH, Orofacial Myologist
Veronica is a qualified dental hygienist with more than 10 years experience, having obtained her degree in Oral Health from Newcastle University. She has also completed extended training in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.
She is enthusiastic about improving the oral health of our patients though our preventive program.
Through her experience working in private practice, Veronica has developed extensive hygiene skills – both practical and also in communicating with adults and children to encourage correct oral care.
Orofacial Health provides rehabilitation and therapy for Tongue Thrust Correction, Oral Rest Posture Therapy and the recognition of tongue and lip ties and their influence on orofacial growth and function.
The goals of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy are to:
- Encourage nasal breathing
- Develop a lip seal
- Implement a palatal tongue rest posture
- Encourage bilateral chewing
- Work on proper posture
Outside work, Veronica also provides dental hygiene as a volunteer at The Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Her other interests include yoga, snorkelling, cooking, painting and gardening.
Tips for healthy gums/teeth for life:
- Brush teeth twice daily
- Frequent snacking/drinking leads to dental decay
- Regular dental examinations
- Floss daily
- Water any time is best!