MEET THE TEAM
Dr Reuben Sim graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2008 and has since received a number of awards and achievements including:
- The Executive Dean’s Certificate of Merit. This is awarded to final year students who consistently achieve high grades throughout the 5 years of their dental degree. This award is only given to 3 recipients.
- The South Australian Dental Service Prize (finalist). This is awarded for achieving the highest standard in clinical dentistry, professional behavior, patient care and peer support.
- Australian Society of Periodontology Prize. This is awarded in recognition of having attained the highest standard in Periodontology for the Degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery.
- Completion of Part 1 of the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) at the Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Fellowship of the International College of Oral Implantologists
- Fellowship of the International College of Continuing Dental Education
- Advanced certified provider of Invisalign
- Diode Laser Certification
Dr Reuben Sim has invested much of his time, effort and expenses to travel within Australia, the UK, Romania, America, Mexico, Singapore, Hong Kong to further his studies in the field of implant, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics.
The cumulative training has inspired Dr Reuben Sim to push the boundaries of excellence in diagnosing and thinking out of the box to provide options to his clients to help achieve the results they desire. Using a wide range of advanced techniques, he has developed an eye for aesthetics.
Reuben met his wife May during University days, and they share great passion not just in dentistry, but also in travelling. During his free time, Reuben enjoys spending time with his family, and especially enjoying the cuddle times with his baby boy, Ryan. He will not miss an opportunity for a good game of squash and badminton with his mates. He is also in the midst of training for charity bike ride in Thailand.
Dr May Chan completed her dental training and graduated from the University of Adelaide. She has since achieved a variety of awards and achievements including:
- Graduating with Honors from the Progressive Orthodontic Seminars (USA)
- Completing part 1 of the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) at the Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Fellowship at the International College of Continuing Dental Education
- Advanced certified provider of Invisalign
- Diode Laser Certification
- Digital Smile Design Certification
Dr Chan has travelled to various countries to learn the best possible skills and implementations of cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics including Invisalign; this includes travel to the UK, America, Romania, Singapore and Hong Kong.
She works with passion and is evident from the numerous heart-felt and wonderful testimonials from patients. She achieves this by combining clinical excellence and empathising with the patients, listening and understanding their concerns, be it fear and anxiety, costs or the complexity of the procedure.
When she was 9 years of age, May had a traumatic fall and broke her front teeth. After the incident, she suffered from an unattractive smile and was very self conscious of her smile. This experience inspired her to become a dentist specialising in the field of cosmetic dentistry to improve the smile of her clients – as she believes that having a smile you love is the key to happiness.
Chu graduated from the University of Melbourne Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours. After practicing dentistry in numerous clinics around Melbourne, she has finally found a dental practice that aligns with her idea of ultimate patient centred care.
Chu enjoys making positive impacts on patient’s quality of life through eliminating disease, improving aesthetics and function, aiming to create a healthy mouth which gives you the confidence to smile.
The desire to provide the best treatment for her patients has prompted her to complete hundreds of hours of continuous education. By constantly updating her skills and knowledge, Chu ensures that her patients are receiving the best care possible.
Her passion in helping people saw her traveling as a dental volunteer to Vanuatu, where she provided free dental treatments to the underprivileged and promoted dental health education at schools. She hopes her volunteer work will take her to other underprivileged communities.
Outside of work, Chu loves to explore cafes and restaurants in search of delicious food. She can often be spotted practising Bikram yoga or playing badminton to keep fit and healthy.
Obie is an Oral Health Therapist that graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2012. Obie strives to create a gentle and soothing dental experience for all of his patients!
As an Oral Health Therapist Obie works in conjunction with the dentists to help prevent dental disease with a focus on gum health and children’s dental health. He also has a keen interest in helping patients with dental fears and educating patients ways to improve their oral hygiene.
Obie participates in many continuing education courses relating to the treatment of children and the most up to date information on gum disease.
In his free time Obie plays gridiron with the Melbourne University Gridiron Club and participates in Olympic weightlifting at the Hawthorn Weightlifting Club.
Linda’s role as Practice Manager is to ensure that all the patients at Dental Boutique experience a positive, exceptional experience from the very first point of contact. Linda is a compassionate team member who has a wealth of understanding and empathy for all our patients. Linda is able to adapt and bring a sense of calm to any situation from a patient’s fear of dentistry to discussing financial circumstances.
Linda has worked in various areas of the dental industry for over 25 years. Starting as a trainee dental assistant and moving to a senior assistant, receptionist on to a dental sales representative within an International company. Linda extended her passion even further and married a dental technician and together they ran a fully serviced dental laboratory. The experience that she gained from running her own business brings invaluable skills and understanding to her role that she has embraced as patient coordinator at Dental Boutique.
Linda’s extensive knowledge is never ending as she embraces continuing education. She has a Certificate IV in Health Administration and never shies away from the chance to continue her education.
Dentistry has always been a part of Linda’s world. Linda shares this with her husband Matthew and together they have two incredible young men, Harrison and Tomas. The men in Linda’s life are her world. Linda enjoys cooking for them, revels in girl’s weekends away. Traveling is another passion where the family can relax and unwind but it’s very important that they experience the culture of the country they may be visiting to ensure they remain grounded.
Hayley’s role as a Patient Consultant is to educate our patients about their dental condition and their treatment choices. Hayley is able to adapt and bring a sense of caml to any situation from a patient’s fear of dentistry to discussing financial circumstances. Hayley also oversee that every patient’s needs are met and that they are comfortable throughout their dental journey at Dental Boutique.
Hayley has a whelm of experience in the dental industry. She first started as a trainee assistant just under 10 years ago, and she has since completed Certificate 3 in Dental Assisting and Certificate 4 in Dental Radiology.
Hayley loves her job and helping people to want to smile again. Her greatest satisfaction comes from being able to play a part in and share our patient’s dental transformation journey – changing one smile at a time. She believes that if you find a job that you love, you will never work a day in your life.
During her spare time, she enjoys going out for dinner and catching up with her friends. She also loves getting outdoors with her partner Will, and spoiling her dogs – Cyril and Lola.
Mairead is our lovely front desk coordinator who meets and greets all our clients at Dental Boutique. Mairead is passionate about making patients feel welcomed and comfortable at the waiting room. In addition, she helps coordinate appointments for our patients and provides after treatment home care information.
Mairead has worked in the dental industry since leaving school in 2011. She completed a certificate 3 in Dental Assisting and started her career as a dental assistant initially. Over the last 2 years, she found herself growing into the front office role as she enjoys meeting people and pride herself on offering excellent customer service.
Mairead enjoys being part of a progressive and dedicated team at Dental Boutique. She believes that every patient should be treated just like her own family and friends.
In her spare time, Mairead loves travelling, and has visited many places including Europe, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Bali. She loves sharing her travelling stories and tips with our patients at Dental Boutique. In her spare time, she enjoys surfing, basketball, netball, keeping fit and spending time with her beloved family and friends.
The clinical team of assistants are extremely valuable members of our practice. They allow the dentist to be able to carry out their refined procedure smoothly, and often they are mind readers that could predict and provide the right instruments and materials needed ahead. Before the patient arrives, they thoroughly prepare the room and set up carefully for each individual procedure. They are compassionate team members who ensures patients feels comfortable throughout their time in the chair by providing headphones, neck pillows, blankets or anything else that makes your time at Dental Boutique as comfortable as it can be.They also carry out sterilisation procedures to ensure excellence in infection control for the benefit of our patients and team members.
All clinical assistants of Dental Boutique have one thing in common: they are passionate about helping people and make patients feel at ease.