Painfree Dentistry

Meet the Team at Painfree Dentistry

Dr Elie Alam and the Painfree dental family have been providing dentistry services at our local Parramatta clinic for the past 19 years.

We provide a relaxing and carefree environment along with a full range of dental technologies and training. Anytime you visit us, you can relax knowing our entire dental team can offer any necessary dentistry services. 

We are dental specialists; patients will never have their time wasted or be referred to other specialists. All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your new beautiful smile.

Dr Elie Alam

Lead Cosmetic Dentist

Dr Alam graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Sydney in 1995. After working at various practices, Dr Alam opened his own practice in 1997 in Harris Park Village, located on the edge of the vibrant Parramatta CBD under the banner of Painfree Dentistry. The practice has grown to become the biggest privately owned practice in the Parramatta district, with seven dentists, an oral health therapist, and many supporting staff.

Dr Alam maintains a high level of excellence in all areas of dentistry and is passionate about learning innovations and using the latest technologies. With an increasing focus spanning over 25 years, his interests are in complex implant procedures, facial and dental cosmetics and craniofacial orthodontics whilst providing the latest techniques in pain-free and gentle dental treatments.

Dr Alam embarked on his dental implant career in 1998 when few practitioners were performing these complex procedures. Over the last 20 years, he has performed more than one thousand implant procedures. Dr Alam is highly skilled and experienced in all aspects of complex implant procedures and associated surgeries such as bone and soft tissue augmentation, internal and external sinus lift and all on 4/6 implant procedures. He is at the forefront of technology, with Painfree Dentistry being the first practice in Australia to install the newest MYRay large field of view/low radiation Cone Beam machine (CBCT) in 2018. Dr Alam was also the first practitioner in New South Wales to perform mini implant procedures back in 1999. Dr Alam is a highly respected lecturer/mentor in the field of dentistry who is happy to impart his knowledge and expertise to his fellow dentists.

Dr Alam started his dental career in orthodontics in 1998. Previously Dr Alam achieved first place in orthodontics in 1994 during his dental studies at Sydney University. Dr Alam has completed more than 4000 orthodontic cases covering all modalities from fixed braces to removable and clear aligners during his career. Dr Alam has been at the forefront of orthodontic treatment and was one of the early practitioners to adopt no extraction orthodontics.

Dr Alam practices craniofacial orthodontics, where the emphasis is on teeth alignment (straightening) and optimal facial aesthetics, especially improving breathing and stopping bad tongue habits. Dr Alam utilises various techniques such as the AGGA (anterior guided growth appliance) and controlled arch mechanics to develop dental arches to their full genetic potential and improve breathing and make extra spaces for crowded teeth. Dr Alam is a strong believer in early intervention. All young children who attend the practice are screened for mouth breathing and bad tongue habits, which will affect the jaw's proper formation, causing malocclusion to occur. In addition, Dr Alam does practice other modalities of orthodontics such as self-ligation braces, clear braces, clear aligners (especially Invisalign), removable orthodontics and fast (4-6 month) braces.

Dr Alam is very passionate about aesthetic (cosmetic) dentistry and facial aesthetics. To date, he has performed more than ten thousand units of crown/bridge/veneers, a record number that would put him as one of the most experienced practitioners in this field. Dr Alam is committed to continuous education and keeping up with the latest techniques, materials and trends. He attends conferences and seminars, both nationally and internationally. In the last few years, Dr Alam has been one of the early adopters of Digital Smile Design, where the ultimate smile is produced by integrating the patients’ individual facial features and providing a smile that you can see before the work being carried out and then replicated exactly in the mouth.

Dr Alam is one of a handful of practitioners who have attained excellence in aesthetic dentistry, complex implantology and complex orthodontic treatment. He can provide treatment options that would often require a team of specialists. These complex treatments are carried out by Dr Alam, a single practitioner under the same roof and often at a considerable time and financial savings.

Dr Centia Succar


Dr Succar earned a Bachelor's of Dentistry with honours and a Bachelor's of Medical Science from the University of Sydney.

She went on to achieve further postgraduate training, with a focus on:

  • 3-D radiology
  • Invisalign
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Dental implants
  • Snoring and sleep apnea
  • Oral inhalation sedation
  • Wisdom teeth
  • Management of medically compromised patients 

Dr Succar received a Proficiency in Permeably Prosthodontics award, as well as a Sydney Levine Award in Periodontology.

She has been with us since August of 2018, and loves making our patients feel comfortable and cared for. Helping anxious patients overcome their fears of dentistry is incredibly rewarding, along with offering smile makeovers for confident smiles.

Dr John Tabba


Dr Tabba has been with us since 2009.

His persistence for perfection has enhanced his skills to help shape the lives of his patients who visit our dental practice for services, including orthodontic treatments, both braces and Invisalign, implant surgery, root canal treatments, wisdom teeth/surgical extraction and general dentistry.

Dr Tabba has made it his goal to provide the highest level of dental care for all his patients. 

His outside interests include astronomy, science, rock climbing, and fitness training. He also enjoys travelling and learning about different cultures

Rami Najjar

Oral Health Therapist

Dr Najjar received his education and training with a Bachelor's of Oral Health in 2012 from the University of Sydney. He went on to earn a postgraduate degree in Restorative Dentistry from the University of Adelaide, where he worked in a specialist orthodontic practice.

He has been with us since 2014 and loves travelling to nursing homes and primary schools to provide dental services to those who do not have access within NSW.

He is committed to progressively learning and adapting to new dental technologies to be a highly competent dental practitioner with a focus on prevention and homecare. His goal is to help patients maintain their oral health through preventive dentistry for a lifetime of beautiful smiles. 

When not at work, Dr Najjar loves spending time with family and friends.

Dr Mark Ibrahim


Dr Ibrahim earned his Bachelor's in Dental Surgery from the James Cook University in Cairns. He worked in rural areas of Australia, including Cairns, Townsville, and Hobart.

Currently, Dr Ibrahim regularly attends professional development courses, such as further studies in orthodontics, including Invisalign courses and obstructive sleep apnea courses. 

He has been with the practice since 2019 and is especially interested in preventive care, dental crowns and bridges, and pediatric care. 

You can find him enjoying watersports, fishing, soccer, cooking, and spending time with family and friends outside of work.

Dr Petronilla Grace


Dr Grace earned her Bachelor's of Dental Surgery from The University of Adelaide. 

She has been awarded the Dux of the International Baccalaureate Commendations in Fixed Prosthodontics/Crowns and Bridges.

She completed her surgical mini-residency in implantology with Dr Christopher Ho at the CARE Academy.

She is currently earning a postgraduate diploma in orthodontics with a focus on clear aligners through BOSS. 

Dr Grace has been with us since 2018 and loves creating brighter smiles for patients. When not at our dental practice, she relaxes through travelling, playing tennis and basketball, and scenic walks.

Gary Chung

Oral Health Therapist

Dr Chung started his dental training with a Bachelor's of Oral Health from the University of Sydney in 2012.

He took adult restorative courses for Oral Health Therapist in 2018 from the University of Sydney and has been with us since 2019. His favourite part of what he does includes helping patients achieve a smile they can show off whilst obtaining optimal oral health. 

To relax, he enjoys hanging out with family, friends and his corgi dog, Alfrie. You might also find him on his Motorbike or Go-karting.

Our Team Enjoys Helping Patients