Meet Our Team


Dr Prasad Karlapur

Prasad graduated in 2002 and has practiced as a dentist ever since. He is passionate about caring for people and ensuring that he can offer up-to-date advice on achieving dental health.

That passion motivated Prasad’s post-graduate training in 2004 at Rajiv Gandhi University, Bangalore India. It was also why in 2007 He was awarded his Masters in Prosthodontics (Crown and Bridge).

In 2011, Dr Prasad successfully completed his Australian Dental Council Exams. Since then he has worked as a dentist in Australia.

With the benefit of that experience, Prasad started his own General Dentistry practice in Harrison in 2014. He now has a strong patient base in the area.

In pursuing his passion for offering the latest patient  are and advanced dentistry, Prasad regularly attends professional courses across Australia and overseas. So, he is able to provide the various treatments in all aspects of general dentistry.

Patients come to Dr. Prasad from many different cultural backgrounds, partly because he speaks multiple languages fluently and partly because each one knows he cares and values them. His friendly nature helps children to be confident and co-operative during their dental visits.


Dr.Sushma Penugonda

Dr.Sushma graduated in 2007 from prestigious Dr.MGR Medical university, India. In 2012 she obtained recognition from Australian Dental Board to practice in Australia. She is passionate about caring for people and ensuring that she can offer up-to-date advice on achieving dental health.

Dr. Sushma worked for a brief amount of time in rural Victoria and moved to Canberra in 2012 and worked in few private practices. For the last three years she has been working for Canberra health services health as Dental officer. She is currently employed by ACT health and at a public centre, she performs dental treatments under General anaesthesia in calvary hospital, treatment under happy gas (Nitrous oxide) sedation for anxious adults and children. In addition to working in the clinics, Sushma also provides services like on-call and afterhours services with The Canberra hospital to manage trauma cases.

Dr.Sushma also works at Harrison Dental care and has knowledge and experience to do the best treatment for her patients. She treats patients from multicultural backgrounds, compromised medical conditions, physical and mental disabilities.

Sushma is very passionate about learning and implementing newer advancements for the benefit of patients .

Dr Priya Malhi

Priya‘s mission is to provide comprehensive dental services to all patients in an environment that is safe, reassuringly pleasant and comfortable.

Education and Memberships

Priya grew up and studied in India where she completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery. She moved to Australia in 2009 and wrote her ADC exams in 2011. She is a member of the Australian Dental Association and continuously seeks out training and professional development opportunities that allow her to remain aware and knowledgeable about new dental practices and the latest technology being considered or used.


Priya is a perfectionist who wants everyone to enjoy the benefits of good dental health. She provides an attentive ear and a compassionate approach when patients need it most. With over 11 years of experience as a dentist, Priya brings a wealth of expertise to Harrison Dental Care. Years of overseas and Australian work exposure, giving her the unique privilege of serving a diverse range of patients from all walks of life and has honed her array of clinical knowledge, skills and experience – both as a general practitioner as well as compassionate healthcare provider.
Currently, she works  as a contracted civilian  Dentist for Australian Defence Force .She provides high quality dentistry to the members of ADF. Priya’s past experiences include working in the private and public sector in Melbourne.She has also worked on a mobile dental van, treating elderly patients in nursing homes. As an AHPRA registered, ADC Accredited Practitioner as well as Member of Australian Dental Association, Priya  is committed to high patient safety and infection control standards.


Priya loves meeting people and their families and is looking forward to becoming actively involved in the local community over the coming years. Away from the dental practice, Priya enjoys spending time with her young family, travelling and retail therapy.
Kaylei works with Dr Prasad in his Gungahlin Clinic