Our Team

Dr Karlo Taliana


Dr Karlo Taliana has lived within the local community since joining the practice in 1992. He received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1990 from the University of Sydney before joining Chester Hill Dental soon after. In 1994, he became Principal Dentist of the practice and, in more recent years, has enjoyed the opportunity of providing mentorship to younger dentists within general practice. He has always provided a caring, ethical and more conservative approach towards patient care.

He maintains the same philosophy – any advice given on treatment options are made in your best interests. Over the years, he has consistently been able to make his patients feel at ease while attending to their dental needs. He takes the time to listen to your dental concerns. If you are anxious about receiving treatment, he’ll take the extra time necessary to ensure you are comfortable before we proceed with treatment.

Dr Taliana regularly keeps up to date with the latest dental knowledge, techniques and materials, ensuring the best possible service for his patients. He has over 25 years of experience in diagnosing and managing all types of oral conditions.

Outside dentistry, he is passionate about Australian native gardening, landscaping, bushwalking and nature photography. He also enjoys all sports – both as a spectator and competitor. Whether it’s work or leisure, Dr Taliana takes pride in all that he becomes involved in.

Dr Vanessa Diep


Dr Vanessa Diep is one of our dental practitioners who has been involved in both private and public health. She draws from her experience at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health and Sydney Dental Hospital, having had rotations in various departments including General Practice, Medically Compromised Clinic, Special Needs and Emergency.

Vanessa graduated with a Bachelor of Dentistry from the University of Sydney in 2011, and also has a background completing a Bachelor of Medical Science and Master of Science by Research (Lung Cancer).

Vanessa enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, with an interest in restorative dentistry and dental trauma. Constantly striving to deliver optimal care, Vanessa prides herself on providing successful treatments for her patients with the care and attention that each individual deserves.

Vanessa is also fluent in Vietnamese.

Dr Shannon Burke


Shannon believes a trip to the dentist should be fun and informative.

She likes to make sure her patients are relaxed and spends time talking through issues and treatments. With a big emphasis on education and prevention, ensuring patients are on the right track to healthy happy teeth.

Her kind gentle nature makes her especially good at treating anxious patients and nervous kiddies.

She is extremely knowledgeable with not only a degree in dentistry but also a degree in radiography. Shannon keeps up to date with modern techniques and practices making sure each trip to the dentist is as painless and pleasant as possible.

If dentistry isn’t keeping Shannon busy, her 3 kids and dog certainly keep her hands full.

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