Dental Centre


Dr Anthony Shapiro

Working hours

  • Mon-9am-5pm
  • Tues 9am -6pm
  • Wed 9am - 7pm
  • Thurs 8am - 2pm

Dr Anthony Shapiro

Family Dentist

Dr. Anthony Shapiro graduated from Johannesburg University in 1986, and moved to Sydney with his family in 1995, taking over the Avalon Wholistic Medical & Dental Centre from Dr Brian Tracey.

He is committed to the idea of creating a friendly welcoming Centre which embodies a commitment to professional excellence.

Since he began practising dentistry, Dr. Shapiro has actively pursued his many interests in continuing education. To use a small example, he has studied implants, sports dentistry, oral health, as well as continually investigating new products and advances in dentistry, of which there are many!

In recent times Anthony has introduced the popular Cerec machine to the practice, enabling patients to have crowns made onsite and conveniently fitted on the same day.

His main concern is ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care, so that they can have the best treatment available, and make educated choices about their dental care.

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Dr Nika Hrastosvek

Working hours

Fridays 12-5pm

Dr Nika Hrastosvek

Family Dentist

Nika graduated from Dental Medicine in 2009 and traded European snowy mountains for sunny Sydney beaches. She has been practicing on the Northern Beaches since gaining her Australian Dental Council certification in 2013.

She is passionate about dentistry and staying up to date with the latest advancements such as clear aligners, anti-snoring devices and aesthetic dentistry.

She is a big advocate of prevention and proper hygiene as the pillars for long term dental and general health.

Outside her professional activities, Nika is a mother, a surf lifesaver and enthusiastic home cook.


Alecia Harrison

Alecia Harrison

Dental Nurse

We have three Kiwis at the Centre and Alecia is one of them!

Alecia has been Anthony’s full time dental nurse for well over two years, and has five years’ experience in dental surgeries, after previously working in health care.

Alecia loves people and brings a friendly smile to all the dental patients, regardless of age, and is happy to support anyone who might feel a little less confident about sitting in the dental chair.

Alecia is very fond of the Northern Beaches, but never forgets the All Blacks!