MEET THE TEAM

Meet the Team

Our Team

Qualified, experienced, professional, caring… we look for these traits and more in our people. We don’t think that is too much to ask for. After all, we take your dental health and smile seriously, to create beautiful, healthy and long lasting smiles.

Dr. Reuben Sim, Principal Dentist, seeks out passionate people who are looking for a career, not simply a job. Each member of the team has special interest and expertise in their dedicated role. We work together to provide a world-class service and offer dental solutions personalised to each individual’s needs. This means you’ll see more focus, experience, commitment and passion being shown to our patients.

Our Clinicians

Dr Reuben Sim
Principal Dentist
BDS (Adelaide), FICIO, FICCDE
Skills: All on 4; Dental Implants; Cosmetic Dentistry

“Our passionate and highly-qualified team pride ourselves in being excellent problem solvers. No problem is ever too difficult for us to solve. We empower people to take action towards revealing their best self with their best smile.”

Get to know Reuben

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 Julie Vo
Associate Dentist
BDS (Adelaide)
Skills: General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Invisalign, Cosmetic Injections and Dermal Fillers

“Your smile is a gift that leaves a terrific first impression, and I would love to create that gift for you”

Get to know Julie

Julie’s goal has been to deliver her patients the best cutting edge, painless, proven dental treatments. Since graduating in 2005 and working over 10 years in the dental industry, she is proud to offer you the unique, friendly and professional service that she has always wanted to give. Her inviting personality and smile makes her patients feel immediately comfortable.
She is passionate about life and family as she is about continuing dental education and enhancing natural beauty. She loves making people feel confident, happy and beautiful through their smiles and cosmetic enhancements and seeing her patients be amazed by the results. Her skills are very versatile and world-class, that she is able to create and design a smile you will love, personalised to you. We love having Julie with us.

Dr Jasmine Hii
Associate Dentist
MD (La Trobe), FICCDE (Ortho)
Skills: General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign, Orthodontics, Wisdom Teeth Removal

“I love to help patients feel beautiful and confident in themselves through their smile”

Get to know Jasmine

Since Dr. Jasmine Hii completed her Bachelor and Health Sciences in Dentistry and Masters of Dentistry in 2013, she has gained a wealth of experience practising as a general dentist at various clinics across Melbourne. Her broad exposure to patients of various ages and different conditions and treatment needs has enabled her to provide the highest level of patient care and develop the highest quality treatment plans. Dr. Jasmine Hii has a strong interest in aesthetic and restorative dentistry and aims to help all her patients feel beautiful and confident with their smiles.

Outside of work, Jasmine has a strong passion for the community, volunteering and international missionary projects. This has seen her volunteer for dental/medical missionary projects in the Philippines over the past two years. She also has a keen interest in fashion and enjoys music, food, cooking and travelling with her family.

Dr Anna Nguyen
Associate Dentist
MD (La Trobe)
Skills: General and Cosmetic Dentistry

“I love interacting with patients from all walks of life, and helping them to achieve optimal oral health is very satisfying to me.”

Get to know Anna

Anna was the Dux of of her high school in Year 12, and five years later graduated with Masters of Dentistry from La Trobe University. Anna departed from Melbourne to live in rural Victoria for her university training, and has since returned to the metropolitan suburbs.

Outside of dentistry, Anna has had contracts with multiple modelling agencies, having had participated in runway and photoshoots for clients such as Redken-L’Oreal, Leica and Lincraft. In 2016, she was featured in a nation-wide campaign for Priceline, having photographs published in Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Women’s Weekly Magazine. Most recently, she competed in the preliminaries of Miss World Australia 2017 for the Victorian division.

Anna loves to express her creative side through work requiring manual dexterity, including playing musical instruments, the art of makeup, and dentistry. She believes the key to achieving a good result is to just simply look carefully and pay attention to the minor details, which she implements daily to the best of her abilities into her dental work. She loves interacting with patients from all walks of life, and finds helping them to achieve optimal oral health very satisfying.

Dr Alan Taing
Associate Dentist
BDSc (Hons, Melbourne)
Skills: General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Root Canal Treatments, Invisalign

“There is nothing more satisfying to me than seeing a patient walk out with a huge grin on their face, whether that’s creating a beautiful smile or solving any dental problems they had.”

Get to know Alan

Prior to joining Dental Boutique, Alan has had extensive experience from working in regional Victoria, from Ballarat to Bairnsdale. It is here that he honed his skills for dental treatment.

In this time, Alan has found a passion for helping create beautiful smiles for his patients. He particularly enjoys using the latest technology, such as digital scanners and Invisalign, to help his patients get the best result.

However, his biggest enjoyment is helping anxious and worried patients feel at ease at the dentist, with his caring personality. He is happy to spend as much time with his patients as they need, eager to explain every little thing about their treatments in an understandable manner.

He is a Melbourne boy through and through, having being raised, educated and trained in the most liveable city in the world. As such, you can find him enjoying the thriving restaurant scene, where he will often be found discussing world politics and the latest technological trends.

Dr Lissome Leong
Associate Dentist
BDSc (Hons, Melbourne)
Skills: General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign & Orthodontics, Preventative Dentistry, Sleep Apoena Disorders

“I am passionate about preventive dentistry and creating beautiful smiles using advanced techniques.”

Get to know Lissome

Dr Lissome Leung trained in Melbourne and graduated with honours in 2005. She worked in country Queensland for 7 years in both public and private sectors before returning to Melbourne to be closer to family. The remoteness of the Queensland practices has given her the opportunity to develop her dentistry comprehensively and attain excellence in a wide range of dental procedures.

She is passionate about preventive dentistry and believes that most dental problems can be prevented entirely or resolved more simply in their early stages. She is also committed to continuing education with special interests in creating beautiful smiles using advanced techniques including Invisalign. She also has interests in helping patients with sleep apnoea disorders.

Lissome is still new to motherhood so in her spare time she is trying to enjoy time with her baby girl Abigail. With the young one, travelling is on hold for the moment so she tries to enjoy family time including outings and playing board games with the family. She also likes to cook or bake up a storm when she gets the chance.

Dr Craig Woodwark
Associate Dentist
BDS (Wits)
Skills: Root Canal Treatments, General Dentistry

“I love to help people smile again who may be in pain or discomfort caused by infected teeth.”

Get to know Craig

Craig is a very skilful dentist. His passion is root canal treatments as the treatment is aimed at treating infected teeth with a dead or dying nerve as he loves to help people keep their natural teeth and has a special interest in preserving teeth.

When he is not working, Craig enjoys spending time with family and friends and going for long bike rides.

Dr May Chan
Principal Dentist
BDS (Adelaide), FICCDE (Ortho)
Skills: Invisalign; Cosmetic Dentistry

“Through personal experience, passion and empathy, we know what it takes to create a smile that you’ll love through a unique simple, pain-free and predictable experience.
We empower people to take action towards revealing their best self with their best smile.”

Get to know May

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.

Obie Chan
Oral Health Therapist
BOH (Melbourne)
Skills: Kids and Family Dentistry, Teeth Whitening and Hygiene

“I have a special interest in educating adults and children about the importance of oral health from a young age, so that they can have healthy gums and teeth for life.”

Get to know Obie

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.

Front Office Team

Hayley Bennett
Patient Consultant

“I love my job and helping people to want to smile again. My greatest satisfaction comes from being able to play a part in and share patient’s smile journey.”

Get to know Hayley

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 Shiels
Invisalign and Lab Coordinator

“I love contributing to our patients’ smile journey so that they can have their new smile in time for that special occasion or as soon as possible, so that they can enjoy their new, beautiful smile for longer.”

Get to know Mairead

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 lab coordinator role since joining the team as a receptionist, as she enjoys managing all of the lab work that comes in and out of Dental Boutique, ensuring the journey for patients is simple and predictable and their new smile is created in their desired time frame.

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.

Natasa Illevska
Front Office Coordinator

“I love seeing patients before and then walking out after treatment a whole different person.”

Get to know Natasa

Natasa is a bubbly and compassionate member of our team with over 10 years of dental experience. Natasa loves working and managing front of house because she loves meeting new people, greeting our patients and ensuring a comfortable and warm dental experience.

Natasa has a passion for customer service and smile transformations. The most rewarding part of her job to Natasa is seeing a patient walk in and walk out after treatment with their new smile and new found confidence.

When Natasa is not working, she loves catching up with friends over breakfast and enjoys relaxing.

Chelsea Fisk
Receptionist

“I love overlooking and helping our patient smile journey’s from start to finish. I feel lucky at the front of house to see this.”

Get to know Chelsea

Chelsea is our friendly and caring receptionist who has had extensive reception experience and absolutely loves working in dental. The best part of her role is being able to coordinate the patient’s smile journey to perfect their smile, and be able to help them at any time whenever they need. She loves that she can be the “go to person” for patients, and that she can help overlook the patient journey.

In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys exploring Melbourne and its surrounds on the weekends and going back to the country to see family and friends.

Leanne Sheridian
Receptionist

“My goal is to make the patient feel like they are more than just a patient. I want them to feel welcome, comfortable and part of the Dental Boutique family.”

Get to know Leanne

Leanne is our very bubbly and experienced receptionist who has worked 15 years in the dental industry and 8 years working in Front Office roles. She also has a Certificate 3 in Dental Assisting and Certificate 4 in Radiography and has worked in a number of specialist practices, as well as a dental lab. She is passionate about making people feel comfortable, warm and welcomed as soon as they walk through the Dental Boutique doors.

In my spare time I like getting into the cafe culture that Melbourne is famous for. Taking my little boy Jack on new adventures with my partner Jeremy and walking my black Labradors Kai and Mana around the many walking trails around Ivanhoe. I also love traveling overseas and my favourite places in Europe.

Brianna Young
Customer Service Consultant

“I love working in dentistry because I can make a difference in the lives of people. I’m their first point of contact and I love helping patients start their smile journey!”

Get to know Brianna

Clinical Team

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.

Taylia
Dental Assistant

“Patient comfort and happiness is my top priority.”

Get to know Taylia

Taylia is a caring and passionate Dental Assistant who loves to make sure every patient feels comfortable and relaxed during all treatments. She works closely with Dr Reuben Sim to ensure all cosmetic treatments run smoothly and every patient leaves happy and feeling confident with their new smile.

During her spare time, Taylia likes to live an active lifestyle and relax with family and friends.

Ashley
Dental Assistant

“I love to see how a new smile can change a person’s life in more ways than one.”

Get to know Ashley

Ashley’s favourite part of her job is seeing the different smile transformations and how dental treatments can change the life of an individual in many ways. She is a very cheerful and caring Dental Assistant, who aims to make sure all patients are well looked after.

In her spare time, Ashley loves to go on road trips to Lake Eildon with her family and friends to wakeboard, kneeboard and jet ski. She loves getting outdoors and making the most of her time outside of work.

Corinne
Dental Assistant

“I am passionate about all things dental!”

Get to know Corinne

Corinne is a lovely and social team member who loves to really get to know her patients inside and out. She is hard-working and dedicated to her role, and hopes to provide patients with a relaxing and pain-free experience.

On the odd occasion that she is not working, Corinne loves to travel and check out new restaurants and cafes in Melbourne.

Tegan
Dental Assistant

“I hope to make people feel confident and alleviate any dental pain and discomfort for patients so that they can enjoy life without having to worry.”

Get to know Tegan

Tegan has worked in the dental industry for many years and her main focus in her role is to help people achieve optimal dental health, alleviate any pain felt and to help patients feel confident in themselves and their smile.

Tegan worked as a Dental Assistant in Tasmania before moving to Melbourne to start a fresh, new career and take on life. Since moving to Melbourne, Tegan loves to attend music gigs and festivals and loves exploring what the city of Melbourne and Victoria as a whole has to offer.

Support Team

Linda Clayton
Practice Manager

“I love seeing our patients smiles change their life in many ways beyond addressing their dental concerns; in ways that make them feel more confident and happier in themselves that enables them to be the best version of themselves.”

Get to know Linda

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 onto 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.

Annalise Tomaselli
Project Manager

“I love combining my skills and passion for dentistry together in my work and aim to change the lives of many patients in all that I oversee and deliver at Dental Boutique.”

Get to know Annalise

Annalise is an enthusiastic team member that has always been interested in the dental industry since she can remember. Having the opportunity to combine her passions, skills and interests in the one workplace makes her feel very grateful and work enjoyable. She lives a very face-paced lifestyle and always has her finger on the pulse, ready to take on new challenges or anything that comes her way.

Her experience extends to delivering digital, engagement and strategic communication solutions and managing multiple projects at a high standard.

She has a passion for three C’s – coffee, chocolate and communications who enjoys keeping up with the latest trends, spending time with her family and friends and holidaying in Europe.

Mirella Chessari
Bookkeeper

“I love the team environment, working together and seeing the team and practice grow every year.”

Get to know Mirella

Mirella is our talented bookkeeper who organises and manages all of our finances and has been managing accounts for many years, including for her own transport company.

She loves working at Dental Boutique because it is a different industry to her previous work experiences and she enjoys the new challenges and excitement of working in a dental practice. Working on her own in most of her other roles, Mirella enjoys working in a team environment.

Our Team

Qualified, experienced, professional, caring… we look for these traits and more in our people. We don’t think that is too much to ask for. After all, we take your dental health and smile seriously, to create beautiful, healthy and long lasting smiles.

Dr. Reuben Sim, Principal Dentist, seeks out passionate people who are looking for a career, not simply a job. Each member of the team has special interest and expertise in their dedicated role. We work together to provide a world-class service and offer dental solutions personalised to each individual’s needs. This means you’ll see more focus, experience, commitment and passion being shown to our patients.

Our Clinicians

Dr Reuben Sim
Principal Dentist
BDS (Adelaide), FICIO, FICCDE
Skills: All on 4; Dental Implants; Cosmetic Dentistry

“Our passionate and highly-qualified team pride ourselves in being excellent problem solvers. No problem is ever too difficult for us to solve. We empower people to take action towards revealing their best self with their best smile.”

Get to know Reuben

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 Julie Vo
Associate Dentist
BDS (Adelaide)
Skills: General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Invisalign, Cosmetic Injections and Dermal Fillers

“Your smile is a gift that leaves a terrific first impression, and I would love to create that gift for you”

Get to know Julie

Julie’s goal has been to deliver her patients the best cutting edge, painless, proven dental treatments. Since graduating in 2005 and working over 10 years in the dental industry, she is proud to offer you the unique, friendly and professional service that she has always wanted to give. Her inviting personality and smile makes her patients feel immediately comfortable.
She is passionate about life and family as she is about continuing dental education and enhancing natural beauty. She loves making people feel confident, happy and beautiful through their smiles and cosmetic enhancements and seeing her patients be amazed by the results. Her skills are very versatile and world-class, that she is able to create and design a smile you will love, personalised to you. We love having Julie with us.

Dr Jasmine Hii
Associate Dentist
MD (La Trobe), FICCDE (Ortho)
Skills: General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign, Orthodontics, Wisdom Teeth Removal

“I love to help patients feel beautiful and confident in themselves through their smile”

Get to know Jasmine

Since Dr. Jasmine Hii completed her Bachelor and Health Sciences in Dentistry and Masters of Dentistry in 2013, she has gained a wealth of experience practising as a general dentist at various clinics across Melbourne. Her broad exposure to patients of various ages and different conditions and treatment needs has enabled her to provide the highest level of patient care and develop the highest quality treatment plans. Dr. Jasmine Hii has a strong interest in aesthetic and restorative dentistry and aims to help all her patients feel beautiful and confident with their smiles.

Outside of work, Jasmine has a strong passion for the community, volunteering and international missionary projects. This has seen her volunteer for dental/medical missionary projects in the Philippines over the past two years. She also has a keen interest in fashion and enjoys music, food, cooking and travelling with her family.

Dr Anna Nguyen
Associate Dentist
MD (La Trobe)
Skills: General and Cosmetic Dentistry

“I love interacting with patients from all walks of life, and helping them to achieve optimal oral health is very satisfying to me.”

Get to know Anna

Anna was the Dux of of her high school in Year 12, and five years later graduated with Masters of Dentistry from La Trobe University. Anna departed from Melbourne to live in rural Victoria for her university training, and has since returned to the metropolitan suburbs.

Outside of dentistry, Anna has had contracts with multiple modelling agencies, having had participated in runway and photoshoots for clients such as Redken-L’Oreal, Leica and Lincraft. In 2016, she was featured in a nation-wide campaign for Priceline, having photographs published in Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Women’s Weekly Magazine. Most recently, she competed in the preliminaries of Miss World Australia 2017 for the Victorian division.

Anna loves to express her creative side through work requiring manual dexterity, including playing musical instruments, the art of makeup, and dentistry. She believes the key to achieving a good result is to just simply look carefully and pay attention to the minor details, which she implements daily to the best of her abilities into her dental work. She loves interacting with patients from all walks of life, and finds helping them to achieve optimal oral health very satisfying.

Dr Alan Taing
Associate Dentist
BDSc (Hons, Melbourne)
Skills: General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Root Canal Treatments, Invisalign

“There is nothing more satisfying to me than seeing a patient walk out with a huge grin on their face, whether that’s creating a beautiful smile or solving any dental problems they had.”

Get to know Alan

Prior to joining Dental Boutique, Alan has had extensive experience from working in regional Victoria, from Ballarat to Bairnsdale. It is here that he honed his skills for dental treatment.

In this time, Alan has found a passion for helping create beautiful smiles for his patients. He particularly enjoys using the latest technology, such as digital scanners and Invisalign, to help his patients get the best result.

However, his biggest enjoyment is helping anxious and worried patients feel at ease at the dentist, with his caring personality. He is happy to spend as much time with his patients as they need, eager to explain every little thing about their treatments in an understandable manner.

He is a Melbourne boy through and through, having being raised, educated and trained in the most liveable city in the world. As such, you can find him enjoying the thriving restaurant scene, where he will often be found discussing world politics and the latest technological trends.

Dr Lissome Leong
Associate Dentist
BDSc (Hons, Melbourne)
Skills: General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign & Orthodontics, Preventative Dentistry, Sleep Apoena Disorders

“I am passionate about preventive dentistry and creating beautiful smiles using advanced techniques.”

Get to know Lissome

Dr Lissome Leung trained in Melbourne and graduated with honours in 2005. She worked in country Queensland for 7 years in both public and private sectors before returning to Melbourne to be closer to family. The remoteness of the Queensland practices has given her the opportunity to develop her dentistry comprehensively and attain excellence in a wide range of dental procedures.

She is passionate about preventive dentistry and believes that most dental problems can be prevented entirely or resolved more simply in their early stages. She is also committed to continuing education with special interests in creating beautiful smiles using advanced techniques including Invisalign. She also has interests in helping patients with sleep apnoea disorders.

Lissome is still new to motherhood so in her spare time she is trying to enjoy time with her baby girl Abigail. With the young one, travelling is on hold for the moment so she tries to enjoy family time including outings and playing board games with the family. She also likes to cook or bake up a storm when she gets the chance.

Dr Craig Woodwark
Associate Dentist
BDS (Wits)
Skills: Root Canal Treatments, General Dentistry

“I love to help people smile again who may be in pain or discomfort caused by infected teeth.”

Get to know Craig

Craig is a very skilful dentist. His passion is root canal treatments as the treatment is aimed at treating infected teeth with a dead or dying nerve as he loves to help people keep their natural teeth and has a special interest in preserving teeth.

When he is not working, Craig enjoys spending time with family and friends and going for long bike rides.

Dr May Chan
Principal Dentist
BDS (Adelaide), FICCDE (Ortho)
Skills: Invisalign; Cosmetic Dentistry

“Through personal experience, passion and empathy, we know what it takes to create a smile that you’ll love through a unique simple, pain-free and predictable experience.
We empower people to take action towards revealing their best self with their best smile.”

Get to know May

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.

Obie Chan
Oral Health Therapist
BOH (Melbourne)
Skills: Teeth Whitening and Hygiene

“I have a special interest in educating adults and children about the importance of oral health from a young age, so that they can have healthy gums and teeth for life.”

Get to know Obie

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.

Front Office Team

Hayley Bennett
Patient Consultant

“I love my job and helping people to want to smile again. My greatest satisfaction comes from being able to play a part in and share patient’s smile journey.”

Get to know Hayley

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 Shiels
Invisalign and Lab Coordinator

“I love contributing to our patients’ smile journey so that they can have their new smile in time for that special occasion or as soon as possible, so that they can enjoy their new, beautiful smile for longer.”

Get to know Mairead

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 lab coordinator role since joining the team as a receptionist, as she enjoys managing all of the lab work that comes in and out of Dental Boutique, ensuring the journey for patients is simple and predictable and their new smile is created in their desired time frame.

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.

Natasa Illevska
Front Office Coordinator

“I love seeing patients before and then walking out after treatment a whole different person.”

Get to know Natasa

Natasa is a bubbly and compassionate member of our team with over 10 years of dental experience. Natasa loves working and managing front of house because she loves meeting new people, greeting our patients and ensuring a comfortable and warm dental experience.

Natasa has a passion for customer service and smile transformations. The most rewarding part of her job to Natasa is seeing a patient walk in and walk out after treatment with their new smile and new found confidence.

When Natasa is not working, she loves catching up with friends over breakfast and enjoys relaxing.

Chelsea Fisk
Receptionist

“I love overlooking and helping our patient smile journey’s from start to finish. I feel lucky at the front of house to see this.”

Get to know Chelsea

Chelsea is our friendly and caring receptionist who has had extensive reception experience and absolutely loves working in dental. The best part of her role is being able to coordinate the patient’s smile journey to perfect their smile, and be able to help them at any time whenever they need. She loves that she can be the “go to person” for patients, and that she can help overlook the patient journey.

In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys exploring Melbourne and its surrounds on the weekends and going back to the country to see family and friends.

Leanne Sheridian
Receptionist

“My goal is to make the patient feel like they are more than just a patient. I want them to feel welcome, comfortable and part of the Dental Boutique family.”

Get to know Leanne

Leanne is our very bubbly and experienced receptionist who has worked 15 years in the dental industry and 8 years working in Front Office roles. She also has a Certificate 3 in Dental Assisting and Certificate 4 in Radiography and has worked in a number of specialist practices, as well as a dental lab. She is passionate about making people feel comfortable, warm and welcomed as soon as they walk through the Dental Boutique doors.

In my spare time I like getting into the cafe culture that Melbourne is famous for. Taking my little boy Jack on new adventures with my partner Jeremy and walking my black Labradors Kai and Mana around the many walking trails around Ivanhoe. I also love traveling overseas and my favourite places in Europe.

Brianna Young
Customer Service Consultant

“I love working in dentistry because I can make a difference in the lives of people. I’m their first point of contact and I love helping patients start their smile journey!”

Get to know Brianna

Clinical Team

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.

Taylia
Dental Assistant

“Patient comfort and happiness is my top priority.”

Get to know Taylia

Taylia is a caring and passionate Dental Assistant who loves to make sure every patient feels comfortable and relaxed during all treatments. She works closely with Dr Reuben Sim to ensure all cosmetic treatments run smoothly and every patient leaves happy and feeling confident with their new smile.

During her spare time, Taylia likes to live an active lifestyle and relax with family and friends.

Ashley
Dental Assistant

“I love to see how a new smile can change a person’s life in more ways than one.”

Get to know Ashley

Ashley’s favourite part of her job is seeing the different smile transformations and how dental treatments can change the life of an individual in many ways. She is a very cheerful and caring Dental Assistant, who aims to make sure all patients are well looked after.

In her spare time, Ashley loves to go on road trips to Lake Eildon with her family and friends to wakeboard, kneeboard and jet ski. She loves getting outdoors and making the most of her time outside of work.

Corinne 
Dental Assistant

“I am passionate about all things dental!”

Get to know Corinne

Corinne is a lovely and social team member who loves to really get to know her patients inside and out. She is hard-working and dedicated to her role, and hopes to provide patients with a relaxing and pain-free experience.

On the odd occasion that she is not working, Corinne loves to travel and check out new restaurants and cafes in Melbourne.

Tegan
Dental Assistant

“I hope to make people feel confident and alleviate any dental pain and discomfort for patients so that they can enjoy life without having to worry.”

Get to know Tegan

Tegan has worked in the dental industry for many years and her main focus in her role is to help people achieve optimal dental health, alleviate any pain felt and to help patients feel confident in themselves and their smile.

Tegan worked as a Dental Assistant in Tasmania before moving to Melbourne to start a fresh, new career and take on life. Since moving to Melbourne, Tegan loves to attend music gigs and festivals and loves exploring what the city of Melbourne and Victoria as a whole has to offer.

Support Team

Linda Clayton
Practice Manager

“I love seeing our patients smiles change their life in many ways beyond addressing their dental concerns; in ways that make them feel more confident and happier in themselves that enables them to be the best version of themselves.”

Get to know Linda

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 onto 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.

Annalise Tomaselli
Project Manager

“I love combining my skills and passion for dentistry together in my work and aim to change the lives of many patients in all that I oversee and deliver at Dental Boutique.”

Get to know Annalise

Annalise is an enthusiastic team member that has always been interested in the dental industry since she can remember. Having the opportunity to combine her passions, skills and interests in the one workplace makes her feel very grateful and work enjoyable. She lives a very face-paced lifestyle and always has her finger on the pulse, ready to take on new challenges or anything that comes her way.

Her experience extends to delivering digital, engagement and strategic communication solutions and managing multiple projects at a high standard.

She has a passion for three C’s – coffee, chocolate and communications who enjoys keeping up with the latest trends, spending time with her family and friends and holidaying in Europe.

Mirella Chessari
Bookkeeper

“I love the team environment, working together and seeing the team and practice grow every year.”

Get to know Mirella

Mirella is our talented bookkeeper who organises and manages all of our finances and has been managing accounts for many years, including for her own transport company.

She loves working at Dental Boutique because it is a different industry to her previous work experiences and she enjoys the new challenges and excitement of working in a dental practice. Working on her own in most of her other roles, Mirella enjoys working in a team environment.

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