Our Team

Dr Hitesh Ghai

Dr Hitesh Ghai

Principal Dentist

Dr Ghai has been the Practice Principal at Burnside since 2009.

He is diligent in his pursuit to stay current in providing the leading dental care procedures, while using state of the art technology, materials and equipment. He has a very humble and down to earth nature, and enjoys all aspects of dentistry. His special interests are in Implant Dentistry and full mouth rehabilitation. He stays at the forefront of all recent advances in clinical dentistry and has a Masters Certificate in Implant Dentistry from UCLA.

Away from the practice, Dr Ghai is an avid golfer, lover of cricket and enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and dogs.

Dr Mayuri Sahgal

Dr Mayuri Sahgal

Practice Principal

Dr Mayuri Sahgal co-owns Burnside Dental Practice with her husband, Dr Hitesh Ghai.

She graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2007 and has worked in private practices since.

Dr Sahgal is a fervent believer in the importance of preventative and conservative dentistry. She has a very gentle and patient manner and enjoys treating patients of all ages, from young children right through to the elderly.

Dr Sahgal has special interest in root canal therapy, ceramic restorations, and enjoys all aspects of general dentistry.

Outside of the dental practice, Mayuri spends all her time with her family, daughter, and dogs.

Dr Kong Yen

Dr Kong Yen


Despite his youthful look Dr Kong is an extremely experienced dentist with a career spanning over 25 years. He has worked extensively in private practice in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and London. He has also worked at the Adelaide Dental Hospital and spent some time in country practice.

He grew up in Adelaide and graduated from Adelaide University with his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1992, and returned to Adelaide in 2015 for family reasons.

Dr Kong is a dedicated dentist who carefully considers the overall health and needs of his patients. He is passionate about dentistry and loves to assist his patients in achieving optimal oral health. Kong has a gentle manner and is a great communicator.

Dr Kong prides himself on spending the time to address his patients’ dental issues, whether it involves improving the appearance of a smile, tricky pain diagnosis or dealing with dissatisfied clients from other practices. He also enjoys the challenge of treating adults who are scared of dental treatment and has helped restore the faith of many patients in modern dental care.

Dr Kong considered specialising in orthodontics in 2002 on his return from the UK and sat his primary exams with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons at that time.

Dr Kong has regularly attended many further education courses over the years to keep up to date with advances in dentistry, and has had training in a number of short term orthodontic systems including Smilefast and Clearcorrect (similar to Invisalign).

Dr Kong is a clinical tutor at the new Adelaide Dental Hospital teaching 4th and final year students.

Outside of work Kong is a family man and is kept busy with his wife Laura and son Maxwell. He loves visiting other countries and cultures and has travelled extensively. He enjoys social tennis, cricket and snowboarding and is a fan of the live music.

Kong maintains professional registration and membership of Australian Dental Association (ADA) and is a member of the Prosthodontic Society of SA.




Parwin has been an integral part of our hygiene program here at Burnside since 2010.

She has a special interest in treating patients with moderate to advanced periodontal disease, and like all of our hygienist / therapists, has a strong preventative focus.

She has a warm and caring nature and can quickly and easily build a rapport with her patients be they 8 or 80!

When not working with us, Parwin loves to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.




Lauren is the newest addition to our dental hygiene team.

She has been in the dental industry since 2008 and has been with us at Burnside Dental since 2013

Lauren believes that dental issues can be prevented and she is passionate about education, knowledge is key!

In her free time, she enjoys keeping fit, walking her dog Ollie, and spending time with friends and family.

Dental Assistants

Dental Assistants

The practice is very fortunate to have a great team of dental assistants to support our dentists.

Due to the complex nature of a lot of our treatments, the girls require a very diverse skill set. From Dr Ghai’s surgical patients, Dr Sahgal’s wide variety of patients and procedures (from children to Cerecs to root canals), their days are never boring. They have many years of dental experience between them and are all fantastic at their main role – making their patients feel comfortable and at ease.

Book an appointment at the Burnside Dental Practice today by calling 8364 2557!