Dr Tia Riggs joined Southside Family
Erynn graduated from The University of Queensland with Honours and joined the team at Southside Family Dental in 2015 following experience in public health sector.
Erynn is gentle and enjoys communicating with her patients. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but has particular interest in preventative dentistry and kids.
Erynn has a passion in volunteer work where she provides dental services to refugees and the disadvantaged community by being a long term volunteer at Tzu Chi foundation.
- Australian Dental Association
Dr Linh Tran grew up on a strawberry farm, and yearned to be a dentist ever since she got a bumble bee from a school dental van.
Dr Tran joined Southside Family Dental in 2016 and graduated from Griffith University. Dr Tran's has special interests in aesthetic dentistry, oral surgery and treating children.
Outside dentistry, Dr Tran enjoys spending time with her husbane and baby. She also enjoys pilates, and likes to see herself as a food connoisseur.
After studying science and psychology at The University of Queensland, Leanne was accepted into the Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and Graduate Diploma of Dentistry at Griffith University. Whilst in her final year of study, Leanne also completed an honour's degree for which she conducted research into dental restorative (filling) materials.
Leanne has worked in both rural and metropolitan dental clinics in Victoria and Queensland and has valuable experience treating people from all backgrounds and of all ages. Leanne enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and has a special interest in paediatric dentistry. It is important to Leanne to keep up to date with the latest research and technology in dentistry and regularly attends professional development courses.
- ADA Member
- Paediatric Dentition Course 2015
- Nitrous Oxide and Conscious Sedation Training Course 2015
- Orthodontic mini-residency 2016
Leanne prides herself on quality patient care, and strives to make her patients comfortable and at ease during treatment.
On weekends and in her spare time, Leanne enjoys getting away to the Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast to get some sun at the beach.
Emily Chen attended Westlake Girls High School in Auckland, New Zealand. Following graduation, she was accepted into the Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and Graduate Diploma in Dentistry at Griffith University. During her study at Griffith University, she also completed her Honours for her Bachelor whilst studying for her Graduate Diploma. She conducted her research in the Endodontic and Microbiology field of Dentistry and has led her to be a guest lecturer at the RACDS (Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons) for QLD 'Scientific Day' in 2013.
Emily has joined the team at Southside Family Dental in 2014, following rural experience in Mt Isa Dental. She gained wide a range of dental experiences, especially developing skills in oral surgery, prosthodontics and paediatric dentistry. She shares the passion of Southside Family Dental, with Immanuel and Vishnu, in providing personalised, friendly and professional dental care for all patients. Emily is a warm, caring and detailed Dentist and has a strong focus in ensuring patients are comfortable and for them to receive high quality dental treatment.
Emily has a strong commitment in furthering her education and research. She attends various dental conferences to ensure modern dental treatment is provided for her patients and further extends herself in the field, having also recently published a research article in Endodontics.
Outside of work, Emily is passionate about pilates and yoga, spending her spare time going to various pilates and yoga centres.
- Australian Dental Association
- Australian Prosthodontic Society
- Australian Osseointagretion Society (AOS)
Vishnu Sivakumar attended Anglican Church Grammar High School in Brisbane and graduated in 2003. Vishnu was then accepted into Griffith University where he graduated from in 2008 receiving a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and Graduate Diploma in Dentistry. It was during his study at Griffith University where Vishnu met fellow business partner Dr. Immanuel Puvanendiran. Soon after graduating Vishnu accepted a role working at a private practice in Lismore where Vishnu serviced many patients living in rural New South Wales. This period allowed him to master all aspects of dentistry focusing on wisdom teeth extractions. In 2009 Vishnu was offered a position at a private practice in Manly where he worked for three years and he grew appreciation for cosmetic dentistry. During his time working under the careful guidance of dentists whom have been in the industry for over 30 years, Vishnu realised his passion to build his own practice so he could deliver dentistry to his standards. It was this ambition that lead to the creation of Southside Family Dental. At Southside family Dental Vishnu’s focus is to provide a friendly and professional dental service to his patients which they will want to tell their friends and family about.
Outside of work, Vishnu’s commitment to his profession and furthering his education is displayed through his attendance at numerous dental courses and conferences within Australia. In particular Vishnu has a special interest in Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry.
Aside from dentistry Vishnu is passionate about health and fitness, and enjoys playing footy on the weekends.
Immanuel Puvanendiran graduated from Mentone High School in 2002. Upon graduation he accepted an offer from Griffith University, where he graduated from in 2008 with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and Graduate Diploma in Dentistry. It was during his study at Griffith University where Immanuel met fellow business partner Dr. Sivakumar. Following the completion of his tertiary studies, Immanuel accepted a role at a private practice in Ballarat, where he covered a wide range of dental treatment and gained a special interest in dental surgery and full mouth rehabilitation cases. Immanuel then went on to work as a dentist for a primary school in Brisbane. During this period Immanuel developed his skills working with children, hence has the patience and knowledge required to ensure younger patients of Southside Family Dental get the best treatment. He then moved to Lismore for a few years to focus on providing high-end dental treatment for those located country areas.
Immanuels’ desire to provide a friendly yet professional dental service for both children and adults found him steering towards establishing his own clinic – Southside Family Dental. At Southside Family Dental Immanuel understands that each patients dental needs is unique and therefore aims to provide a personalized dental treatment plans.
Immanuel also has a strong focus on continuing his education to ensure that his patients benefit from modern dental treatment. As such regularly attends dental conferences within Australia.
Outside of work Immanuel likes spending time with his wife, dog, 2 cats and hopes to one day own a goat and pig.