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Meet Parkes’ Dr Khazima Riaz (Dentist)

Riaz Dental Surgery’s Warm Provider

Dentist Parkes, Dr. RiazDr Khazima Riaz wanted to be a dentist for as long as she can remember … even as a young child. “My dentist was lovely; that was a big reason why,” she says.

In dental school, she thoroughly enjoyed seeing what a huge difference her skills could make for people who were self-conscious about their smile and appearance. Then in 2004, she completed her Bachelor of Dentistry at the University of Sydney. In her final year she won the Oral B Foundation prize for outstanding clinical competencies.

The Best Part About Being a Dentist

The impact of making a difference on her patients’ overall health is something that Dr Riaz finds highly rewarding. She says the best part about being a family dentist is the opportunity it gives her to meet different people each day. “I learn so much from talking to my patients … interacting with people and learning about them.”

She also enjoys improving the function and aesthetics of teeth. As a member of the Australian Dental Association and peer organisations such as the Western Division Study Group, she continues to stay active in furthering her professional education.

A Busy Mum and Foodie

When Dr Riaz isn’t working, she enjoys gardening and eating (but not cooking) and is a self-proclaimed foodie. However, her most important role is that of a mother. Her husband (a local GP) and two young boys love sports and the outdoors. They spend a lot of their free time watching and participating in sports.

Meet Dr Riaz, Parkes’s only female dentist, today. Book a visit with our relaxing, prevention-focused practice.

Dentist Parkes | (02) 6862 1261