Dr Mena Shehata is the principal dentist and founder of Waterloo Dental. Dr Shehata founded the practice as a place where the art and science of dentistry are celebrated, and passionately performed. Dr Shehata is passionate and dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to each and every patient. This passion sees him travel the world to continue his professional education and expand his knowledge and skill to world class standard. Dr Shehata has studied at:

  • The University of Southern California (USC): Advanced Surgical and Restorative Implantology
  • King’s College London: Masters of Science (MSc) in Aesthetic Dentistry
  • Griffith University: Undergraduate (BOralH) and Graduate Diploma (GDipDent)

He is an active member of:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
  • The Australian Society of Implant Dentistry (ASID)
  • Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics (AADFA)
  • The Australian Dental Association (ADA).

Dr Shehata regularly attends lectures and courses both locally and abroad to keep at the forefront of modern dentistry. Having been mentored by global leaders, Dr Shehata brings passion, knowledge and experience to Waterloo Dental. He has been involved in clinical supervision of final year students at Griffith University, where Dr Shehata completed both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Dr Shehata is particularly passionate in the fields of:

  • Biomimetic Dentistry; the art of science of Nature
  • Smile Design and Enhancement
  • Dental Implantology
  • Children’s Dentistry

Dr Shehata genuinely enjoys getting to know his patients. He believes mutual trust and respect is built on integrity, care and effective communication. It is comforting to meet a dentist who is so calm and patient, and we are sure you will agree when you meet him.

Dr Shehata has a beautiful little boy that you might see or hear during your dental trip!



Michelle is our in-house technician! Her lab is top-secret (last door, end of hall-way. Big sign says LAB), and she’s in it much of the day. She looks after the fabrication of most prostheses we use here at Waterloo Dental. Working closely with Dr Shehata, Michelle helps bring about the many wonderful changes we make to people’s lives.

Michelle is also a trained registered nurse, so she enjoys assisting Dr Shehata in surgical and implant procedures. Following nursing, Michelle worked for several years in a specialist prosthodontic practice before joining Dr Shehata at Waterloo Dental. She brings an immense wealth of knowledge and skill to the team.

Michelle enjoys eating everything and anything in Sydney!



Polyana makes Waterloo Dental a very happy place. With a beautiful smile and personality to match, she assists our patients with joy and care. It’s true she has to lift the gas chair to it’s highest position, but there’s no measure to her ability and aptitude to deliver excellence in clinical care. Polyana is also a dentist and loves being in the clinical practice of oral health. She is interested in TMD and Aesthetic Dentistry.

Polyana is currently studying a PhD in dental muscular dystrophy at the University of Sydney, and hopes to further her academic and clinical career both in Australia and abroad!

She pretends to enjoy yoga and pilates outside of work, but she is not very good at it.



Giselle is a warm, caring, maniac. We are positive she is deaf. And when calm music flutters throughout the practice, she falls asleep. However, for some reason, our patients LOVE her!! And so do we! Giselle invests 110% into everything she does. And often it is in helping her patients feel welcome and at home. She has drowning conversational ability, so don’t expect to speak much when you meet her.

Giselle completed 3years of dental school and is currently undertaking a diploma of dental technology! Her interests are in dental rehabilitation and restoration, and seeing the life changing impact this has on a patient.

She enjoys socializing (a little too much) and developing genuine relationships with similarly warm people.