The Team


Chanel Kenny (Benson)

Ass. Deg. DH (WA), BDSc (WA), Grad. Dip. Clin. Dent. (Oral Implants) (NSW), Grad Dip. Clin. Dent (Restorative) (NSW) (to be conferred)

Principal Dentist

Chanel is the principal dentist at Elegant Smiles purchasing the practice in 2008, she started her career in dentistry over 20 years ago as a Dental Hygienist. After being involved in the industry she realised that excellent dentistry provided with compassion could have a long lasting, profound effect on a patient’s life. While Chanel enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, her passion is reconstructive and cosmetic or aesthetic dentistry. She relishes the challenge to restore your mouth to give you strong, healthy teeth that allow you to smile, talk and laugh with confidence.

Chanel enjoys treating children and won the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry Prize in Paediatric Dentistry whilst she trained at UWA. Chanel strongly believes in the importance of attending continuing education courses to keep up with the ever-changing technology in the field of dentistry. Chanel completed a two year Post Graduate Diploma of Clinical Dentistry focusing on Oral Implants at the University of Sydney in 2013. Chanel's passion in dentistry is reconstructive and aesthetic or cosmetic dentistry and is completing her specialist training in Prosthodontics at the University of Sydney.

Chanel is registered with AHPRA and the National Dental Board and is a member of the ADA(WA) and ADA Inc.,  Australian Prosthodontic Society (APS), International College of Prosthodontists (ICP), International Team of Implantology (ITI), the Australasian Ossesointegration Society (AOS) and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Outside of work, Chanel is a qualified Dive Master and is a West Coast Eagles member.


Brenda Au

BSc (Hons) (WA), BDSc (Hons) (WA)


Brenda studied at the University of Western Australia (UWA) receiving a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biophysics before deciding to change direction and study Dentistry. She completed her Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours at UWA in 2006. Following graduation, Brenda worked in public dental health services and private practice in Bunbury and Perth, following her husband for work and study. Brenda works part-time and started work at Elegant Smiles in 2014.

Brenda enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and enjoys treating patients of all ages. She prides herself on being thorough and ensuring that her patients are always comfortable. She regularly attends ongoing continuing education courses to ensure she stays up to date and practices modern dentistry.

Brenda is registered with AHPRA and the National Dental Board and is a member of the ADA(WA) and ADA Inc. Outside of work, Brenda loves spending time with her family, loves animals and is relishing her other job as a new school mum for her daughter.


Liz Kress

Cert. DCA

Office Manager

Liz studied as a Dental Chairside Assistant in 1990. After working as a dental assistant for a number of years, Liz progressed into the administration side of dental practices. She began as a dental receptionist and then later became a clinic manager and finally a practice manager. Liz has worked in both government and private dental practices and enjoys interacting with patients of all ages.

Liz works full-time and started working at Elegant Smiles in 2014. She loves seeing how happy patients are when they regain confidence with an improved smile. Outside of work , Liz loves socialising, group fitness, cooking and spending time with her family, including her two dogs.


Sharni Pasterfield

Dental Chairside Assistant

Sharni joined Elegant Smiles in 2016 after a state change and a career change. After being a Pharmacy Dispensary Technician for 5 years she decided to train as a dental chairside assistant and is loving the challenge. Sharni loves seeing the change in patients when they come on for their smile makeover treatment and walk out a different, more confident person. Outside of work, Sharni loves going out for breakfast, going adventuring with her partner and sitting on the beach.

Odaya Amsellem

Odaya Amsellem

Dental Chairside Assistant

Odaya is originally from Israel and graduated from DNA Kingston in 2012, joining Elegant Smiles in 2018. Odaya loves the reward of working with nervous patients and seeing smile makeovers that change patients lives. Outside of work, Odaya loves learning new cultures and languages and travelling around the world with her partner.