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Meet the Team

Whether you're looking for an entire cosmetic dental makeover or a high quality general dentist for your regular cleans and checkups, we can help.

Our team of dentists are experienced in the latest proven techniques in general dentistry, and also have advanced training in implant and oral surgery, as well as cosmetic dentistry.

Standing - Dr Frank Noronha (Director), Rohit Budhwar (Director), Lilly (DA), Dr Gerrard Vippulananthan, Lauren (Practice Manager)
Seated - Dr Vandana Budhwar, Cindy (Reception), Tori (DA), Lilly (DA), Tye (DA)


Dr Vandana Budhwar

(Principal Dentist)

B.D.Sc, Grad Dip Implants (Melbourne)

Dr Vandana Budhwar completed her dental degree in 2004. Following graduation, she worked at The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne as an 'Emergency Registrar' for 3 years.

Dr Budhwar has also practiced extensively in private practice across country Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne. She has taught and demonstrated to dental students at the University of Melbourne, and has completed a Post Graduate Clinical Diploma in Implantology.

Vandana is committed to delivering quality, evidence based comprehensive dental care to her patients and she has a special interest in periodontal and implant regenerative therapies, soft tissue grafting and reconstructive dental surgery.

Outside of dentistry Vandana enjoys spending time with her young family, keeping fit and reading historical fiction.

Vandana


Dr Frank Noronha

(Principal Dentist)

B.D.Sc (Melbourne)

Dr Frank Noronha completed his Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Melbourne. With almost 30 years of experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge to his patients. He also has over 20 years experience in Orthodontics and uses the latest techniques including fixed braces and the less invasive Invisalign.

In his spare time, he enjoys travel and dining with friends & family.

Dr Noronha is also fluent in Mandarin & Cantonese.

Frank


Dr Caleb Harvie

(Associate Dentist)

B.D.Sc (La Trobe)

Dr Caleb Harvie completed his Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry/Masters of Dentistry with La Trobe University Bendigo. During this time he completed clinical placements across many rural communities, including Ballarat.

Though originally from Mildura, during his time in Ballarat, he fell in love with landscape, climate and the people. He is committed to providing exceptional quality patient care, developing long term patient relationships, and to providing best service to the community.

He believes that by having a good understanding of the patient's constraints and desires, the best outcomes can be worked towards. Outside of the clinic he enjoys tinkering with electronics, cooking and going to church.


Dr Osman El-Souki

(Associate Dentist)

B.D.Sc (La Trobe)

Dr. Osman El Souki completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Melbourne and undertook placement at a variety of clinics across metropolitan and regional Victoria where he managed a variety of different clinical cases.

With his friendly yet professional approach, Osman is always dedicated to offering the highest standard of dental treatment for all his patients, while delivering them a comfortable and relaxing environment at the same time.

Osman enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is passionate in relieving patients of oral pain. He always aims that all his patients leave the clinic pain-free, with their complaints addressed, and happier than when they walked in.

Outside of the dental word, Osman enjoys keeping active in the gym, watching the footy or heading off to the cinema to watch the latest releases


DR RIZ AHMED

(Associate Dentist)

B.D.Sc

 

Dr Riz Ahmed got his Bachelor's Degree in Dentistry in 2009 and is very passionate about his calling. He has been actively involved in post-grad education ever since, as a student and as a mentor with special focus on early intervention orthodontics (for kids as young as 5, which helps them avoid braces later in life), chronic head and neck pain (dental and muscular) and cosmetic dentistry (personally designed natural looking smiles). His caring nature hias helped him build a strong patient base extending from little kids, families to senior patients.

Outside of work, he loves art, is a massive foodie and his friends know him as the cookie monster! He loves spending time outdoors, photographing nature and tumbling down ski slopes on his snowboard.