Introducing the Care For Smiles Team

The Care For Smiles Team provides comprehensive dental care in a caring, patient and gentle manner. Caring patiently and gently, always.

Dr Priti Rosemary Phillipos, Dentist


Dr Phillipos is an experienced General Practitioner Dentist and the principal of Care For Smiles. She is passionate about her profession with interests including Children's Dentistry, Root Canal Treatments, Cosmetic Dentistry and Minor Oral Surgery. She is a firm believer in Preventative Dentistry and timely intervention for preservation of teeth. She takes pride in offering the best dental care in a relaxed atmosphere for patients of all ages.

Dr Phillipos can communicate in a number of European, Middle Eastern and Indian languages.

Prior to setting up Care For Smiles, Dr Phillipos was a Senior Dentist and Clinical Leader at Dianella Community Health (Broadmeadows) and an Assistant Dentist at the Family Dental Clinic Thomastown.

Dr Phillipos is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA). Appointments with Dr Phillipos are available weekdays and Saturdays.

Dr Nish Aruliah, Dentist


Dr Aruliah obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree at Adelaide University. She enjoys performing all aspects of dentistry including restorative work, root canal therapy, crown and bridge work, extractions, dentures and teeth whitening. She has a special interest in family and paediatric dental care, as well as treating dentally anxious patients.

She is a gentle, understanding dentist and a strong advocate for preventative dentistry and oral health education.

Dr Aruliah is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA). Appointments with Dr Aruliah are available Tuesday afternoons; Thursday evenings; and Saturday mornings.

Dental Nurses



Ane is a diligent young mother with a pleasant and compassionate personality. Ane has worked with Dr Phillipos for seven years. She is fluent in Macedonian and also acts as our Practice Manager.

Ane usually works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.



Kath works at Care For Smiles Monday through Friday, providing both reception and nursing duties.

When she gets free time, Kath enjoys reading, going to the gym, spending time with her dog 'Miggy' and travelling.

Our Furry Friends

Mr Chuckles. Always there for you.

Mr Chuckles and Friends

Mr Chuckles is an important member of our team. Although he doesn't say much, Mr Chuckles provides support and comfort to all, both young and young at heart. Mr Chuckles likes having his picture taken and posted on the Care For Smiles facebook page.

Mr Chuckles is always available to give comfort and support.

Mr Chuckles has many friends to help him.

Meet Ladybug, Ellie Elephant and Michelangelo.

Ladybug Ellie Elephant Michelangelo