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Meet the Team

At Exquisite Smiles, each of our patients receives the benefit of our experienced team’s extensive education and many years in practice. We look forward to meeting you and helping you take care of your oral health!

Dr Rajeev Bhandare

Grad Dip of Dental Implantology from the JCU.

Rajeev graduated from the prestigious University of Mumbai in 1997, following his passion for smile design and putting apprehensive patients at ease. He ran a successful practice in Mumbai for 14 years before moving to Australia in 2011. He’s qualified through the Australian Dental Council examinations and worked in Mackay for two years before relocating to Redcliffe, working in private practice.

An Education From Around the Globe
Exquisite Smiles opened in 2015, providing high-quality family dentistry to Warner. Rajeev brings not only his university education but the knowledge gained from taking regular courses and seminars on a variety of dental topics.
His further qualifications include

  1. Graduate Diploma of Dental Implantology from the James Cook University(JCU)
  2. Fellowship of the International Congress of Implantologist (FICOI), USA, 2005
  3. Advanced Implant Training in Seoul, Korea
  4. Trained in Engine-Driven Advanced Endodontics Hodec USA, 2006
  5. Advisor to Prime Dental Products, lecturing on Endodontics and Prosthodontics since 2004
  6. Amongst the First Indian dentists to be trained under Dr Newton Fahl Jr in Brazil, Mastering the Anterior Composite
Smile and the world smiles with you!
When not in the practice, Rajeev is a family man who loves to unwind by cooking scrumptious Indian delicacies for his family and friends. He has been married to his college sweetheart for more than 15 years, and they are blessed with two sons.

Jigna Bhandare, Practice Manager

Jigna qualified as a dentist in India and ran a successful practice for 15 years, acting as manager while seeing patients. She’s married to Rajeev, and their move to Australia has allowed her to spend more family time with their two sons.She’s well-versed in all areas of dentistry, which is of great assistance to our patients. Her eldest son was a child actor in India, so she was able to travel around with him. She has a passion for experiencing other places.When she isn’t at Exquisite Smiles, Jigna loves to travel or is glued to the ‘’Travel and Living” channel.

Dr Dipal Dave, Associate Dentist

Dr Dipal Dave graduated in 2008 and since then has worked in both the public & private health sectors in Rajasthan which is well-known for its historical hill forts & palaces and is claimed as the best place for tourism in India. Dr Dipal moved to Australia after completing her Australian Dental Qualifications in 2019 & has been in practice since then in Queensland, serving our community.

Wilmina Rovillos, Certificate-III Dental Assistant

Wilmina preferred to be known as Mina, practised Dentistry in the Philippines for 15 years before she moved to Australia with her family for good. She has completed her Certificate-III in Dental Assisting at TAFE Brisbane. She enjoys watching movies, cycling, swimming and playing the piano in her spare time. She is adventurous and at the same time loves to relax, refresh and recharge at the spa for her "me-time".


Sachi is young & bubbly & always has a cheerful smile on her face. As Dentistry is sometimes related to stress & anxiety, Sachi's friendly & approachable nature makes every patient comfortable & at ease when they walk in at Exquisite Smiles. Sachi has worked as an assistant in Dentistry for 4 years. She is a singer/songwriter and has played in small venues around Brisbane. Her dream is to be a successful candidate when participating in VOICE. She loves dogs and has a small puppy named Gracie. She also enjoys crocheting and loves her endless coffee breaks.

Lucy, Certificate-III Dental Assistant

After graduating from high school, Lucy completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting. She grew up in North Queensland in a cane farming community. Her favourite things to do are travelling, cooking, sleeping and spending time with friends and family.


Jaime is completing her schooling and does a few hours every week with us. She likes spending time with her family and going to AFL games with her brothers.She likes going to concerts when she can with her friends. She likes watching movies and tv shows in her spare time. She plays sports like footy and does weight lifting. She does a lot of art, like clay sculptures, painting, drawing and digital art

Nadia, Certificate-III Dental Assistant

Nadia graduated in the field of Architecture in 2010 & worked as a draftsperson for a few years in Iran. But, since childhood, she always wanted to be in the dental field as her uncle is a dentist & her sister is a dental nurse. After moving to Australia, She completed her Certificate-III in dental assistant in 2020 and enjoys working in the dental team. Her lovable and caring nature is reflected when she is working with kids at Exquisite Smiles. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her daughter and also enjoys drawing, painting & pottery.

Our Support Team

Dr Rajeev and Jigna are joined by a friendly, experienced support team including Dipal, Wilmina, Sachi, Lucy and Jaime.

Our team are here to ensure that your visit to Exquisite Smiles is a comfortable experience. We aim to always operate with honesty and integrity and make sure our patients are supported with excellent care and all the information you need, every step of the way.

We can’t wait to welcome you and your family to our practice.

High Quality Family Dental Care

We put our patients first at Exquisite Smiles and will tailor a dental treatment plan to suit your individual needs and budget.

We offer payment plans and can complete insurance claims instantly with on the spot HICAPS processing.

Book your time with our caring, friendly team today!

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