St Mark Group

Meet the Team at Wolli Creek

Dr Evet Ishak, BDS, Sydney University HONS

Principal Dentist

BDS Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Sydney University HONS 

Dr Evet Ishak is the owner and principal general dentist of St Mark Dental Group.

Dr Ishak graduated with a Bachelor of Dentistry with Honours from the University of Sydney in 2001. Prior to this, she has also completed a Bachelor of Dentistry at Cairo University in 1990.

She has worked in private practice for over 20 years. Her humble and genuine caring nature, and personality allow patients to relax and enjoy their time spent in the chair.

Dr.Ishak has been registered with the AHPRA since 2001 and is a current member of the Australian Dental Association.

Dr Ishak set up her first practice in Sydney’s southern suburb of Monterey in 2005. Her growing practice enabled her to move into a second branch in Wolli Creek in 2017.

She has a particular interest in the field of orthodontics and is currently undertaking the EODO 3-year mini-residency program in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics with Dr Derek Mahoney.  Prior to this she has successfully attained a fellowship by completing a 2-year course with progressive orthodontic seminars in 2007 at the International College of Continuing Dental Education, Singapore.  She also performs a range of treatments including Invisalign, Clear Correct, Fast Braces and Cfast.

As part of her continuing professional development Dr.Ishak has attended a number of courses with the dental implantology academy,  NCA Infection control, management of medical emergencies and practise management courses.

Outside of dentistry Evet enjoys outdoor activities and travelling. She also has a keen passion for design and architecture in her spare time.

Dr David Bashout

BDS CSU Dental Surgeon

BDS Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Dr Bashout is a dedicated dentist who always puts his patients first. His friendly approachable manner ensures that all of his patients are comfortable.

Dr Bashout has a keen eye for detail and practices all aspects of general dentistry; his interests include Invisalign, preventative and paediatric dentistry. Dr Bashout has an approachable manner and delivers the highest quality treatment in a relaxed environment. 

In addition, he is currently pursuing further education in the areas of complex restorative dentistry, Invisalign and implant surgery, as he believes in the importance of offering a complete range of services to his patients to give the highest quality of care.

Dr Simon Briggs, BDS(syd)


Dr Simon Briggs services dental practices throughout NSW providing high quality consistent treatment for patients.

Dr Simon Briggs began his mobile practice in 2000 on returning from 2 years studying and working in the UK.

After graduating with his BDS(syd) in 1997, Dr Briggs worked in the Maxillo Facial department of three prominent hospitals in London and Wales. He returned to Sydney with his Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons (FDS RCS) London, and began teaching and working at Westmead Hospital, Sydney.

Dr Briggs obtained his Diploma of Clinical Dentistry in Intravenous Sedation and Pain Control in 2000 and began servicing several practices in Sydney and rural NSW areas.  Dr Briggs was able to offer a unique combination of practises including wisdom teeth removal, pain control in the form of IV Sedation, dental implant procedures and bone regenerative procedures. Now with over 18 years experience in the field, Dr Briggs services approximately 30 practices.

Dr Briggs has completed multiple courses internationally and domestically in bone grafting, oral implantology, Advanced Life Support and Intravenous Sedation.

He is a member of Australian Dental Association (ADA).

Today, Dr Briggs has become a mentor in implant techniques for a number of colleagues and practices, placing well over 350 implants per year.

As well, Dr Briggs is highly trained in Dento-Facial Aesthetics and provides patients with various options of treatments including relaxant injections, Dermal Fillers and aesthetic therapies. He is a member of the Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthethics.

His other professional memberships include the Australian Dental Association, Australian Society of Implant Dentistry, Australian Society of Dental Anaesthesiology and the International College of Oral Implantology.

In his spare time, Dr Briggs enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, collecting wine and playing soccer and tennis.

Dr Sam Botros

Dr Sam Botros, Cosmetic Surgeon specialises in Liposuction/Liposculpture and Tummy Tucks procedures. Dr Botros is a fellow of the Cosmetic physicians college of Australia.

He has joined St Mark Group and leading our  Cosmetic Medicine department.  We understand that your wellbeing is paramount. We treat our clientele with honesty and sensitivity to provide you with exceptional care. Our high calibre skin and body imperfection solutions are specifically designed to your unique needs and desires, enhancing your appearance and quality of life.

From body contouring procedures to facial rejuvenation, Lavida Cosmetic Medicine offers a comprehensive range of skin treatments and surgical services in a comfortable environment with state of the art facilities and equipment delivering complete dedication in patient care. 

Dr Daniel Ishak

Associate Partner

Daniel has been practically raised in St Mark Dental (Principal Dentist’s son), and in this time has grown and excelled in many aspects. Taking the surgery as being his own, he has demonstrated great dedication and interest in the success of the workplace. His charismatic, kind nature and natural talent make him the perfect candidate to appropriately deal with patient’s concerns as well as handling administrative paperwork. Dr Daniel holds a Doctor of Medicine degree and is currently on the medical speciaty program. He is currently a Medical Registrar at St George Hospital Kogarah.


Dr Mark Ishak

Associate Partner

Dr Mark Ishak holds a Doctor of Medicine and Bachelor of Medical Science. Mark’s easy going nature and his constant laughter create a cheerful and relaxed environment throughout the surgery. Through his dealings with patients, it is quite obvious that he is loved by them and creates ease in an otherwise stressful situation. He has also demonstrated a high effectiveness and a great level of understanding in any job he is assigned. Dr Mark is currently doing his Medical Residency at St George Hospital Kogarah, and in any situation he is put in strives for excellence in achieving the best possible outcomes for his patients.

Ella Alaei

Practice Manager / Dental Prosthetist

Ella is our vibrant front office coordinator that has been a part of our team for over eight years. Ella’s kind nature, and happy disposition always makes her a pleasure to speak to and interact with. Ella is approachable, enthusiastic and always willing to go above and beyond for our patients' care and comfort. With all her knowledge from various Certificates in Prosthetist, Dental Nursing and Dental technician, she has proved to be a valuable member of the team. Ella has now graduated dental prosthetist and is commencing further studies to progress her career in oral health.


Dental Nurse & EEN

Kendall has worked at our practice since 2005 as a dental nurse and is furthering her studies at university as a Medical Nurse and has developed a wealth of experience and knowledge in the dental and medical field. 

Kendall is loved by our patients for her happy nature and enthusiasm for dental health. There is often so much laughter coming from inside the room, we wonder what’s happening. She certainly helps to make dental visits less threatening.


Dental Nurse & EEN

Georgia has been a familiar face at the surgery since 2005. She is a competent and skilled dental nurse and has completed studies at university as a medical nurse and receptionist who takes pride in her ability, and service to our patients. Georgia has a special interest in cosmetic procedures, oral surgery and IV Sedation within the practice.

Georgia guides patients through their treatment and will happily answer any questions you might have regarding appointments, treatments and any other concerns.


Dental Nurse

Maria has successfully completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting making her an excellent asset to our practice. 

Maria has a warm and friendly personality and is always complimented on her ability to put even the most apprehensive patient at ease. She also has a special interest in dentures and will be furthering her skills as a technician in the near future.


Dental Nurse

Carolyne is a friendly and experienced staff member who has previously owned 3 successful businesses on her own. Carolyne has been a member of the St Mark Dental team since 2013.

Carolyne has extensive experience in dental nursing and customer service. Her work ethic and knowledge of the dental industry is unsurpassed, and she is, therefore, a key member of our team.She works efficiently at the front reception desk to ensure every visit is a happy one. She loves being part of such a vibrant, cohesive team and being able to meet new faces and help so many different people each day.

You will see Carolyne at the front reception desk usually have a chat with our patients or In a treatment room assisting one of our resident Dentists.
Loves to travel aboard & also is a foodie always sourcing out new cafes & restaurants.


Dental Nurse

May has been working at the practice for over ten years now, and as such has developed valuable relationships with many of our patients.

May is talented and empathetic. She is skilled in assuring and advising both patients and staff members in difficult or distressful situations. Her exceeding loyalty and cheerful nature overwhelm everyone in the practice.


Dental Nurse

Originally from Serbia, Miliyana is one of the newest additions to our dental team. As a dental assistant, she helps support our dentists in all types of procedures.

Miliyana enjoys the challenges that dentistry presents. Her work builds her confidence and promotes constant learning.

In her free time, Miliyana practises traditional Serbian dancing, and she regularly performs ensembles.

John Infante


The Creation of Tailored Plans

Dr John personalises his treatment plans according to the goals of his clients and works with athletes and families of all backgrounds. He believes that correcting muscular imbalance, improving postural awareness and adhering to a strong exercise regime are essential in the rehabilitation and maintenance of health.


Massage Therapist

Laura is a fully qualified Remedial Massage Therapist.  She became a massage therapist since she was very young, she started her journey 15 years ago after graduating from high school in Colombia, South America.

  • Remedial Massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Myofascial release
  • Swedish/ therapeutic massage
  • Kinesiology taping
  • Facials for massage therapy


Sarah Colyvas

Exercise Physiologist

After moving from Newcastle to live in the United Kingdom and travel for two years working in hospitality, Sarah decided to return to Australia and enroll in University. Sarah always wanted to work with and help people in the healthcare industry, and it was her passion for exercise that leads her to become an exercise physiologist.

Education and Experience

During her studies, Sarah completed her Cert III and IV and started work as a personal trainer applying everything she was learning in her degree to her work. With personal training, Sarah has not only worked with healthy individuals but those with musculoskeletal injuries, diabetes, neurological and cardiovascular conditions and elderly clients.

Now graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology, Sarah is interested in expanding and applying her knowledge in clinical practice with a special interest in neurological and cardiovascular conditions.

Use your health insurance for your visit and find out how we can create a customised plan to improve your health. We offer our patients two convenient practice locations in Wolli Creek and Kareela. Contact us today for an appointment!


Massage Therapist

Victoria is a fully qualified Remedial Massage Therapist, passionate about helping people to understand the reasons of their pain and applying a holistic approach to resolve the issue.

Victoria’s goal is to provide treatments that are done with the consideration of each individual’s needs, and work towards achieving long-term health improvements for each client.

Her specialties are:

  • Remedial massage
  • Relaxation massage
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Sports massage

Tamara Royal

Massage Therapist

Tamara Royal is one of our Remedial Massage Therapists at Wholistic Health Centre. She is a remedial massage therapist who is committed to finding the source of the pain and treating it in a way best suited to the individual.

She has a compassionate approach to clients needs and enjoys working with clients to relieve chronic pain and postural issues.

Tamara can provide the following modalities:

  • Relaxation/Swedish massage
  • Remedial massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Myofascial release
  • Pregnancy massage

Through this she is able to improve circulation, manage pain, improve flexibility and support recovery of injuries

Outside of working hours Tamara enjoys spending time with her young family.

Tamara has previously trained as a dancer for 15 years and enjoys all types of music.

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