Dr Abhi Pathak

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Dr Abhi graduated with an honours degree as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Gujarat in 2007. He moved to Australia in 2010 when he became accredited by the Australian Dental Council and commenced practicing dentistry in Renmark, South Australia. In 2013, Dr Abhi moved to the Shoalhaven area.

Dr Abhi brings his extensive experience to South Coast Dentists, offering the Nowra community an individual approach to all their dental needs. He strives for perfection in his approach to each and every patient, takes the time to understand his patient’s requests and answers all of their questions.

Dr Abhi’s has a warm and friendly approach to each patient ensures a comfortable and personal experience. He strives tostay up to date with the ever-evolving world of dentistry by regularly attending dental conferences and courses all around Australia.

Dr Abhi is a dedicated, skilled professional with experience in the general fields of dentistry and has a particular interest in implantology and aesthetic dentistry. By attending courses and conferences regularly Dr Abhi stays up to date with his continuing professional education .

Dr Abhi is married and has two young daughters; he enjoys spending his free time with family and friends as well as travelling the world with his family.

Dr Nick Coughtrey


Dr Nick was born and grew up in Sydney. He graduated with a Bachelor of Dentistry Degree from the University of Sydney in 2012. Following graduation, he has practiced in Batemans Bay and Sydney, gaining experience in a vast range of clinical procedures, treating all types of patients with the latest dental materials and technology.

Dr Nick has relocated with his partner to Nowra to work at South Coast Dentists. They love the south coast, particularly the scenery and friendly people. They also have family in the area they are happy to now live closer to.

Dr Nick finds dentistry to be an extremely rewarding career. “I particularly enjoy working with patients to directly address their concerns regarding their teeth. These concerns may be the appearance of their teeth, the function of their teeth or a even a painful toothache. At South Coast Dentists we are equipped with the latest advances in dental equipment and materials to adequately address your concerns.”

Dr Nick regularly attends courses to further improve his dental knowledge and range of treatment techniques I can provide.

Outside of dentistry Dr Nick enjoys sports, the outdoors and travel – particularly enjoying exploring new places with his partner.

Dr Layth Al- Shear


Dental Hygienist

Layth has been working closely with Dr Abhi since 2017 providing comprehensive dental care to our patients.

Born and raised in Amman-Jordan, Layth Finished a Bachelors Degree in Dental Surgery in 2010. After obtaining general dental experience there, he moved to Australia in 2012 to further advance his knowledge and experience in Dentistry; Oral Health Education and Dental Hygiene in particular.

He Attended Dental School in Adelaide-South Australia and graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Oral Health. Layth moved to Sydney after and started working as a Dental Hygienist in NSW. He also completed a Training and Assessment Certificate to pursue teaching in the Dental field at TAFE – Sydney institute. Layth fell in love with Australia and decided to continue living and working here. He settled in Wollongong where he met his partner. Currently, Layth is working on expanding his scope and knowledge dealing with Preventative Dentistry and Gum Disease with further dental education.

Outside dentistry, Layth enjoys cycling, hiking and travelling.

Harmony Lucas

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Oral health therapist

Harmony grew up on the south coast and has since returned to the area after her studies. Harmony studied at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, completing her Bachelor of Oral health (therapy/ hygiene) in 2022.
Harmony has been working at South Coast Dentists since early 2023, working closely with our team to provide the very best care to each patient. Harmony plays an important role in the practice using her hygiene and therapy skills.
Harmony is committed to provide patients with a comfortable and comprehensive dental experience, ensuring patients’ needs are heard, understood, and met. Harmony is passionate about working with children to help build foundations of oral health that will last a lifetime.
Harmony stays up to date on the latest advancements in oral healthcare, continuing to expand her education and professional experiences as a growing dental practitioner.”

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