A1 Dental

Office Hours: Barton Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm | Belconnen Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm



8A/3 Sydney Avenue, Barton


5F/21 Benjamin Way, Belconnen

Welcome to A1 Dental:

your reliable dental clinic canberra

Your Partner in Trusted and Affordable Dentistry

At A1 Dental, we believe that a healthy and confident smile can truly transform lives. With a commitment to providing outstanding dental care in a warm and welcoming environment, we strive to be your trusted dental practice for you and your family.

Our Knowledgeable and Empathetic Team

Welcome to A1 Dental, where exceptional dental care is met with personalised treatment and attention. A1 Dental is renowned for our highly skilled practitioners, outstanding communication & service, ensuring you understand your treatment options and all costs upfront. We pride ourselves on educating & empowering you to make an informed decision that best suits your needs. Our team provides a warm and inviting environment, empathetic care, and state-of-the-art technology. We go above and beyond to make sure every visit is a pleasant and stress-free experience.

Transparent and Patient-Focused Approach

At A1 Dental, transparency is at the core of our practice. We believe in open communication and providing upfront pricing with no hidden fees, so you can have complete confidence in your dental treatment. Our patient-focused approach means that we value your time and strive to accommodate your busy schedule. From convenient appointment booking to offering same-day emergency appointments, we are here to make your dental experience as smooth and seamless as possible.

Comfort and Relaxation

We understand that dental visits can sometimes cause anxiety or discomfort. That’s why we go the extra mile to create a comfortable and relaxing environment. Our Practices are designed with your comfort in mind, featuring TV screens above the chairs to help distract and ease any nervousness. The waiting room offers comfortable lounges, reading material, and a warm and inviting atmosphere.

State-of-the-Art Technology and Expertise

At A1 Dental, we are committed to staying at the forefront of dental technology and techniques. Our state-of-the-art equipment enables us to provide efficient and precise treatments, while our skilled team keeps up with the latest advancements in dentistry and professional development courses. From routine hygiene cleans and fillings, to complex clinical cases, you can trust that your dental care is in the hands of experienced professionals who are dedicated to delivering outstanding results.

Your Partner in Long-Term Oral Health

We believe that dental care is not just about individual treatments; it is also about building a professional relationship to sustain life-long smile health & maintenance. Beyond your dental visit, we offer comprehensive aftercare, including follow-up calls or text messages to ensure your post-procedure well-being and provide any necessary advice.

With two practices conveniently located in Canberra, A1 Dental is easily accessible, with parking available in the building and public transportation nearby. We welcome individuals and families seeking top-quality dental care and strive to create a positive and personalised experience for every patient who walks through our doors.

Our Professionals

We are your trusted partner in achieving and maintaining your healthy and beautiful smile. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and discover the exceptional care that awaits you at A1 Dental.

Smile, relax and Experience the A1 Dental difference.

Dr Shareif Elhoufy

Shareif is a qualified Dentist with over twenty-five years of experience, with an Australian Dental Council certificate (ADC) and is a federal member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA). Shareif believes that a personalised patient centred philosophy has led to the continual growth of A1 Dental. He strives to not only provide great care, but to have complete and comprehensive treatment plans in which his patients understand. Shareif adopts a conservative approach to dentistry combining function and aesthetics with cutting edge methods and materials. He has interest in all facets of Dentistry, especially: Preventative Dentistry, Patient Education, White Ceramic Restorations and Root Canal Conservative Therapy. Shareif is strongly committed to ongoing postgraduate education and in 2010 commenced the prestigious Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons MRACDS education programme for the greater benefit of his patients. Aside from being a dentist, Shareif also enjoys spending time with his family.

Dr Mohamed Elfar

Mohamed graduated in 2000, obtaining a Bachelor Degree of Dental Science (BDS) Honours degree from Ain Shams University (Cairo, Egypt). He was selected to study a Master of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and work in the university as an assistant lecturer. The MSc (oral and Maxillofacial surgery) was granted after his thesis defence in 2010 from Al-Azhar University (Cairo, Egypt). He undertook advanced training in oral implantology, bone grafting and reconstructive dentoalveolar surgery. Mohamed is registered as an Oral and Maxillofacial specialist in Egypt. He has been working in the private practice as a general dentist in Australia since 2008 and established his own dental practice in Canberra in 2011. Mohamed was granted the Membership of the Royal Australian College Dental Surgeon (MRACDS) in 2013 after completing 2 years of further study. In the year 2015, he was granted Fellowship in the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics. Mohamed was granted the ICOI Fellowship and ASID fellowship in 2019. Mohamed’s dentistry skills are constantly expanding, with his most recent achievement completing 2 years of study and practicing orthodontics for the past 9 years. He has successfully completed his Graduate Diploma of Orthodontics in 2020 with a distinction from James Cook University. Dr Elfar is committed to long-life learning and staying updated with the latest knowledge/technology in implant dentistry.

Dr Taban Napaki

Taban graduated from James Cook University with Distinction and was awarded membership to the Golden Key International Honour Society for her academic performance. She has experience working in both public and private practice and is passionate about preventative dentistry and helping individuals take control over their oral health. Taban takes the time to ensure that you are comfortable during your visit and understand your oral health status and treatment options. She believes patient education forms an integral part of any dental visit and strives to ensure her patients have a positive experience.

Dr Tristan Ollis 

Tristan completed his dental studies at Griffith University on the Gold Coast and began his career working in private practice in Hervey Bay (QLD). As a Canberra native, Tristan was keen to return home and is excited to work at A1, a practice which shares his dental aspirations and treatment philosophies. Tristan prides himself on a calm and gentle demeanour as he understands that the best dentistry begins with an exceptional dental experience. He is a strong believer in empowering patients with the knowledge to improve their dental hygiene and partake in dental decision making. Tristan aims to work with his patients to create tailor made and long-lasting treatment solutions unique to each individual’s needs, circumstances, and preferences. In his down time Tristan is very active and frequently partakes in the Canberra Park runs, social basketball and hikes in the Canberra region. A foodie at heart, he is always keen to cook/bake and especially eat new and exciting cuisines. 

Dr Michael Barin 

Michael believes that empathetic, clean, and honest communication is key to empowering his patients with their own dental health. When you visit, whether it’s for routine check-up for you and your family or a major procedure, Michael works to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. His focus is on good communication with his patient and management of dental anxiety. He enjoys looking after families and young children and has a particular interest in oral surgery, dental implants, and aesthetic dentistry. Michael completed an honours degree in political economy at Sydney University before moving overseas to live, work and travel. He returned to his alma mater to complete dentistry as a graduate student. His interest in health and wellbeing extends beyond the clinic which he works to achieve for himself through good food, rock climbing, Skiing and being active with his young family and their border collie.

Dr Mustafa Mahar

Dr Mustafa graduated dental school with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and Master in Dentistry degree from Griffith University in Queensland. During his study, he received 3 awards in academic excellence, and the Dean’s commendation upon graduation. He gained extensive experience working in QLD, prior to joining the A1 team in January 2020. Patients appreciate his gentle manner and the dedicated time he spends in ensuring they make an informed decision for their oral health. Mustafa believes in preventative and evidence-based care for his patients. He is an active member of the ADA (Australian Dental Association) and regularly attends continuing professional development courses to stay updated on recent advancements in dentistry. His interests are crown and bridge work, root canal treatment, and kids’ dentistry – his Master’s research focused on managing dental behaviour in mildly apprehensive children using interactive visual cards. Outside of dentistry, he is an avid sports enthusiast – he particularly likes cricket and soccer. He also captained Griffith University in table tennis at the annual Australian University Games. He enjoys spending time with family and eating out at restaurants. 

Dr Arash Mohseni

Dr Arash holds a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of Sydney. Prior to calling Canberra home, he gained valuable experience working in the private sector in Newcastle, focusing on regional health. Originally from Vancouver, he swapped the perpetual drizzle of the Pacific Northwest for the sun-kissed atmosphere of Australia. Dr Arash finds joy in all facets of general dentistry and is deeply committed to minimal intervention dentistry, prioritizing patient education. He cultivates a serene and relaxing environment, ensuring quality care with a gentle touch for his patients. Beyond the dental chair, Dr Arash enjoys socializing with friends and family, exploring local Canberra markets, hiking, sailing, and immersing himself in the world of comedy.