At Casuarina Square Dental Care, our dentists have been serving patients in Darwin for over 25 years. Our reputation has been built on providing comfortable, high-quality dentistry that will fit into our patients' budgets. Our team is dedicated to helping patients achieve optimum oral health and meet their goals for their smiles.
Our accomplished dentists have over 60 years of experience between them. This allows us to offer comprehensive services and a level of care uncommon at most practices. We look forward to building a relationship with you and your family.
Take a look below to get to know our team a little better before you arrive.
Dr Jean Francois Cohen
Principal Dentist and Director
Dr Jean Francois Cohen is passionate about oral rehabilitation, using his knowledge of Prosthodontics and Implantology. Graduating with a DDS from the University of Marseilles, France, in 1992, Jean has been practising dentistry for over two decades. He is a partner of Casuarina Square Dental Care and is an integral part of our team.
Jean’s passion for his work recently lead him to travel to the US in 2015, to complete his Master Clinician in Implantology at Loma Linda University, allowing him to further his knowledge and practise some of the most modern dentistry in Darwin.
Jean looks forward to building relationships with his patients and the opportunities to improve not only their oral health, but also their overall health and well being.
Outside of dentistry, Jean’s interests are fitness, cooking, gardening and spending time with his family, friends and dogs.
Dr Karen Marshall
Principal Dentist and Director
Karen has been with Casuarina Square Dental Care since the practice began. She is passionate about making a difference to the dental health and general well being of her patients and works diligently to provide quality dental care to patients throughout the NT.
Encouraging patients to maintain healthy habits, which in turn leads to better dental health, is a particular highlight of her job. She also enjoys alleviating the dental fears of her patients so every patient can achieve a confident smile in a comfortable manner.
Outside the practice, Karen enjoys spending time with her family, reading, gardening and researching genealogy.
Dr Maryam Varzeshi
After graduating with Master of Medical Laboratory Sciences from RMIT University and worked with Queensland Health Pathology for few years, Dr Varzeshi decided to change careers. She graduated from Griffith University and became a dentist as she was interested in caring for patients as well as the art of dentistry.
Dr Varzeshi is passionate about oral health care among different populations and worked with disadvantaged groups during her training in Queensland. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, including paediatric, endodontics, and oral surgery and is enthusiastic about continuing professional development.
Dr Varzeshi is always ready to explore new areas and make positive changes in life and she enjoys travelling and adventures outside the work. She also speaks Farsi in addition to English.
Dr Jeremy Lung
Born and raised in Darwin, Dr Jeremy Lung was once a patient of Casuarina Square Dental Care. It was these experiences that encouraged him to pursue dentistry as a career after finishing high school. Graduating from James Cook University, Jeremy returned to Darwin with the aim of providing oral health care for rural and remote populations in Australia. Throughout his training, he has worked with disadvantaged populations, including those in remote communities of Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Jeremy enjoys building relationships with anxious patients to allay their fears. Jeremy is committed to continuing professional development and learning so he can provide up-to-date and optimal treatments for his patients.
When he is not working or studying, Jeremy enjoys food, photography, the combination of the two, and badminton. Jeremy also enjoys learning languages and speaks Chinese, Japanese, and Korean conversationally.
Dr George Vlazny
George graduated from Sydney University in 1976 and had his own private practice in NSW for over 30 years until deciding to move to Darwin to be with his partner, Patricia, and pursue his love of fishing.
Dr Vlazny has been with us for almost four years now and brings a wealth of dental knowledge and experience to our friendly team. With such a professional and caring practice, work is a pleasure, and he hopes to share his enjoyment and experience with the people under his care.
Outside of the surgery, Dr Vlazny can be found fishing and enjoying photography.
We are delighted to introduce our new Hygienist, Julie McNutt, who recently joined the team at Casuarina Square Dental Care.
Graduating with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene, Julie has over 14 years of experience and is very passionate about providing the highest quality of care.
As a Dental Hygienist, Julie will focus on maintaining the best care possible for your teeth and gums, helping you to achieve and maintain great oral health, to last a life time.
Julie is a mother of 2 and when not in the surgery, enjoys keeping fit and spending time with her family in the outdoors.
Daniel has graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Oral Health and is very passionate about providing the highest quality of care. He enjoy helping his client’s to achieve optimum oral health and have a beautiful smile.
As a hygienist, Daniel will focus on maintaining the best care possible for your teeth and gums, helping you to achieve and maintain great oral health. He will be working alongside your regular dentist to focus on your oral health. He is also well trained in child friendly teaching techniques so that your children will have fun while coming away with the knowledge to look after their teeth.
Being a lover of outdoors, when not in the surgery, Daniel enjoys keeping fit, travelling and camping.