Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team Brisbane

Here at Dental Pearls, we provide a highly personalised and sympathetic approach to your care and treatment.

Every member of our staff is here to provide you with the friendly and helpful service that you require; from your initial point of contact with us, through to your departure from the practice. In fact, our staff have a combined total of over 100 years of experience in dentistry!

If you want to stop by for an informal enquiry at our practice you will be made welcome from the very beginning by our approachable staff members.

Our team members are continually furthering their education within their preferred fields to ensure that Dental Pearls remains on top of the latest technological developments.

As such, we can be confident in providing you with the essential information you need in making an informed decision regarding any potential treatments with us. At Dental Pearls, we will never advise you to undergo procedures that aren’t necessary or suited to your needs.

Meet Our Team Brisbane

Dr Karuna Khatri

Principal Dentist

B.D.Sc (Hons) Lond

Dr Khatri qualified in 1988 from the renowned Guy’s Dental Hospital, at the University of London, UK, with a first class honours degree. Since then, Dr Khatri has been practicing as a professional dentist in private dental care and has been a business owner for over 15 years.

As part of her continued effort to provide the best care at Dental Pearls, Dr Khatri regularly attends practical education seminars and further education programs, to remain informed as the dental world advances.

Dr Khatri’s work as a dentist has also extended to voluntary service for the global charity ‘Rotary International’, with whom she has co-ordinated efforts in providing dental treatment to patients in India.

Dr Karuna Khatri absolutely thrives on keeping an active lifestyle, when she is not at Dental Pearls, Karuna is busy with her many activities which include gym, reformer Pilates and she has recently taken up Latin dancing classes. Karuna is also skilled at cooking. Dr Karuna Khatri enjoys spending time with her husband and two grown up sons.

Dr Khatri speaks English, Hindi and Gujarati. She is currently studying to be able to provide her patients with orthodontic treatment in the future.

Meet Our Team Brisbane

Katie Mateja

Dental Hygienist / Oral Therapist


Katie took on the role of Dental Hygienist and Oral Therapist upon completion of her Bachelor’s Degree in 2009, which she undertook at The University of Queensland.

Katie’s ambition has always been to provide the most comprehensive and professional care. Whilst striving to increase oral hygiene standards in general, Katie’s passion is providing treatment and most importantly, dental awareness to all our clients including the younger generation.

Katie’s role as Oral Therapist makes her ideally qualified to discuss the importance of good dental care and treat paediatric patients from four years old up until they reach 18 years of age. Also qualified as a Dental Hygienist, Katie spends the majority of her time attending our adult clientele at their six monthly recall or maintenance appointments. During such appointments, Katie will attend to one or more of the following: professional teeth cleaning and polishing, taking of dental radiographs (x-rays), taking of intra-oral photos for educational and diagnostic purposes along with education and encouragement for continual dental care and management.

Katie is also in charge of the whitening program at Dental Pearls and will be happy to discuss both in-house (zoom) whitening or take-home whitening procedures during your hygiene visit. Katie has also attended some further studies in the area of myofunctional therapy.

Katie is a firm believer in the contribution that sound oral health plays in your overall wellbeing and to this end, works with tireless effort to help you attain optimal oral health standards, while minimising the potential for dental disease. Your hygiene visit will always find Katie with a cheerful and enthusiastic disposition accompanied by a highly skilled and knowledgeable standpoint.

Katie enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves most things active, in particular her love for dancing (Physical Culture) which she trains for on a weekly basis.