Dr. Bernice Martin graduated from LaTrobe University and joined the team in 2015. Before returning to life in Melbourne, she spent some time treating patients in the communities of rural Victoria including the likes of Bendigo, Mildura and Albury/Wodonga. Bernice enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and has a particular interest in endodontics and aesthetic dentistry. She is a member of the Australian Dental Association and continually attends professional development courses to keep updated and improve the treatment she offers patients.
Outside of dentistry, Bernice can often be found struggling up the 1000 steps Kokoda trail or as part of red and black Essendon crowd at the footy. She also has special interests in snowboarding, musicals and various sports such as soccer, tennis and badminton
Dr. Ankur Kothari graduated from the University of Melbourne with honours. A member of the Australian Dental Association, Ankur likes to be up to date with all the latest science and techniques in dentistry. He lives locally and is committed to providing high quality and comprehensive care, with a gentle and compassionate approach.
Outside of dentistry, he enjoys playing squash, reading, and computer programming.
Steffi graduated from LaTrobe University and joined them team in 2016. Having spent two years treating patients in rural/regional Victoria, Steffi has come to appreciate all areas of general and family dentistry. From spending a student placement at Peter McCallum Cancer Centre with oral cancer patients, Steffi has gained an interest in helping patients understand the importance of dental care to their overall health. She has also enjoyed volunteering for oral health promotion programs both in and out of Australia.
Out of the clinic you might see Steffi on the badminton court or at fun runs. She also loves a good book, crochet and drawing.
“Dr. Ivy Nguyen graduated from the University of Melbourne and joined the team in 2019. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and aims to make every visit to the dentist a comfortable and enjoyable one. Ivy believes that no-one should ever be scared of the dentist and tailors each experience to the needs and interests of each patient.
Outside of dentistry, she enjoys pilates, snowboarding, and tennis. She also loves trying new cuisines and travelling (especially for food!).
Dr. Alex Nguyen completed his studies at the University of Melbourne before joining the team in 2020. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, and has a particular interest in restorative dentistry. Alex practices with the mindset that all patients should feel welcome, made easy by his friendly nature.
As recreation, Alex religiously follows the NBA and supports the Dallas Mavericks. He also enjoys all things fitness whether it be the gym, running or netball.
Dr Jeevan Sivalingam graduated from the University of Queensland, completing his dental degree with honours. Since graduation, he has worked in several private practices, and has been dual registered in both Australia and the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Australian Dental Association and regularly attends continuing education courses both in Australia and internationally. He has a special interest in Dental Sleep Medicine and has completed a post graduate diploma at the University of Western Australia
Outside of dentistry, Jeevan enjoys travelling and exploring new cultures and always likes to display some photos of his adventures at the practice. Having been brought up in the UK, Jeevan is also a keen footballer (soccer) and can still be seen playing for his local team. He spends most of his time outside of work with his wife and children.
Originally from Melbourne, Dr. Sanjana Ilango completed her studies at James Cook University (Queensland) and joined the team in 2018.
Sanjana enjoys practicing all aspects of general dentistry, ensuring to provide compassionate and patient-centred care. She also maintains a commitment to continuing education courses in order to keep up to date with the latest advances in dentistry.
In her spare time, Sanjana enjoys travelling, photography and yoga.
Dr Jessica Atalla was born and raised in Melbourne, and moved to Brisbane to study dentistry at the University of Queensland where she graduated with Honours. She then moved back home and joined the team at the start of 2020.
Jessica is passionate about providing patients with a positive experience whilst delivering the highest standard of care. Having gone through a range of dental treatments herself, Jessica understands what it feels like to be anxious so she goes the extra mile to try put all patients at ease.
Outside of work you would usually find Jessica at brunch or dinner with friends, planning her next trip or doing pilates.
Dr. Rhadika Suntharendran graduated from the University of Melbourne and joined the team in 2017. She is interested in all aspects of dentistry, in particular restorative and paediatric dentistry. Rhadika strongly believes in a gentle and caring approach to her treatment that is catered to each of her patient’s individuals needs. She regularly attends education and professional development courses to stay up to date with the dental world and ensure her patients receive the best care possible.
Outside of dentistry, Rhadika is into fitness (she wakes up at 5am in the morning to go to the gym!), is a foodie and travel bug, enjoying the cuisines and cultures the world has to offer. She also loves reading and spending time with her German Shepherd Sheba.
Dr Qian Ying Lee graduated from The University Western Australia and joined the team in 2021. Qian Ying enjoys all aspects of dentistry, particularly restorative dentistry. Putting a smile on her patients’ faces has always been her aim. She continually attends professional development courses as she strives for clinical excellence to provide the best possible care to her patients.
In her spare time, Qian Ying loves watching dramas, listening to K-pop music, drawing and playing badminton. She also spends time reading and reflecting on philosophical or spiritual thoughts about life.