Dr Nymphia Naik

Paediatric Dentistry and Paediatric Dentist


2000- Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Otago, NZ - (BDS)

2007- Doctor of Clinical Dentistry- Paediatric Dentistry, Melbourne, Australia - DCD(Paed)

2008- Member of Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons- MRACDS (Paed)

North Lakes Paediatric Dentistry

North Lakes Paediatric Dentistry is Dr Nymphia Naik’s second practice in Queensland. After running a successful specialist practice in Sunshine Coast for the last 8 years, Dr Nymphia decided to move closer to home, here, in North Lakes. Prior to this Dr Nymphia worked as a Paediatric Dentist for 5 years in North Sydney and 7 years as a general dentist in Perth, Sydney and New Zealand.

Her special interests include:
  • Prevention of dental decay in young children
  • Providing comprehensive dental treatment to children with Autism spectrum disorder, Attention deficit disorder and those with special needs

When she is not busy running her practice, she is busy running after her very energetic son. She also enjoys yoga and salsa dancing.

Previously Held Positions:

Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast

2012-2019: Director and Practice Principal, Sunshine Coast Paediatric Dentistry

2019-2020: Principal Paediatric Dental Specialist, Sunshine Coast Paediatric Dentistry


2008-2013: Paediatric Dentist, Specialist Paediatric Dental Practice, North Sydney

2009-2011: Part-time Staff Specialist, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Sydney Dental Hospital

2009-2010: Clinical Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney


2007: Clinical Demonstrator for undergraduate dental students, University of Melbourne

2006-2007: Lecturer in Dentistry, AIDER for lecturing to overseas candidates undertaking Australian Dental Certification Exams

2005- 2007: Specialist training- Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry), University of Melbourne


2004: Junior Registrar, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children

Current memberships:
  • Australian Dental Association (ADA)
  • Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS)
  • Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (AAPD)
  • American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (AAPD)
  • International Academy of Paediatric Dentistry(IAPD)
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry, (ANZSPD)
  • International Academy of Dental Traumatology (IADT)

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Just like a Paediatrician is a specialist medical doctor for health care needs for children and young adults, a Paediatric dentist is a specialist paediatric dentist and fills an important role in the provision of oral health care

Paediatric dentists are dental professionals who have completed a further 2-3 years of post-graduate training in this specialised course of dentistry where they care for children with comprehensive needs, special needs or need gentler care. This specialty training program is generally two to three years of further training after graduation from dental school. This includes hospital training which involves working with children with severe medical and dental needs and emergencies. -Paediatric dentists also work in alliance with other medical professionals including paediatricians and general dentists, who refer selected patients for comprehensive and specialised dental treatment that requires this specialised training. The Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry (ANZSPD) is an organisation with an alliance of paediatric dentists, general dentists and oral health therapists with their linked website offering a diverse selection of resources explaining their specific role in dentistry.

Paediatric Dentists specially obtain their training to:

  • Identify and manage dental disease and to know how to help children and their families have healthy teeth and mouths.
  • Deliver specialised techniques for managing anxious and/or young children including using special approaches for giving local analgesia and dental sedation as well as providing dental treatment under general anaesthesia.
  • Treat children who have medical, physical and intellectual conditions including those with behavioural challenges such as Autism and ADHD.
  • Work with doctors, paediatricians, nurses, allied health professionals as well as teachers and child care workers to help make sure that children have the best dental health possible.
  • Advocate for children’s oral health

A “Dental Home” is where your child initiates, establishes and maintains their ongoing relationships with a dentist of their choice. It is a relationship built on trust, empathy and care.

Ensuring your child has a Dental Home means that your child’s oral and dental health care is managed in a safe, family centred and comprehensive manner. It means best practice where optimal dental care is concerned! (Ref: ANZSPD)

Prevention is top priority in your child’s dental home

Tooth decay can have serious health consequences in the long term. Early preventive care is a sound and effective investment into your child’s oral health future

Did you know that the overall dental costs for a child who has had a dental visit before age one are around 40 % lesser in the first five years as compared to a child that did not see a dentist before their 1st birthday!

Early Childhood Caries can be prevented by :

  • early access to professional and preventive dental care including caries-risk assessment
  • tailored preventive and management plans
  • Ongoing checks

Childhood cavities have been linked to lower than ideal body weight, pain, infection and lower quality of life including time lost from school and can last a lifetime. How can you, as a parent, make a difference? By ensuring your child has had an age one visit and infant oral health examination, parents can team up with their Paediatric Dentist/ Dentist to help prevent early childhood caries and lay the foundations for optimal oral health throughout life. (Ref: AAPD)