Our Team

Melbourne dentist Dr Kia Pajouhesh established Smile Solutions in 1993 as a sole practitioner and now leads a thriving team of general dentists and registered specialists. We utilise the resources, knowledge and experience of as many as 51 specialists, dentists and hygienists. These dedicated professionals are all members of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and a range of other specialised associations and study groups. Peer review and case analysis by multiple practitioners are a fundamental step in the treatment planning for each of our clients as we strive to give you the highest quality of care.

An auxiliary team of a further 50 or so members makes up the Smile Solutions management, reception and nursing staff.

Practitioners

Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Cosmetic and Restorative Care

BSc, BDSc (Melb)

Dr Madeline Sinclair

Dr Madeline Sinclair

General Dental Care

BDSc (Melb)

Dr Silvia Ciach

Dr Silvia Ciach

General Dental Care

BDSc (Melb)

Dr Ian Aitken

Dr Ian Aitken

General Dental Care

BDSc (Melb), LDS (Vic)

Dr Peter Henderson

Dr Peter Henderson

General and Cosmetic Dental Care

BDSc (Melb), LDS (Vic)

Dr Yasmin Coulthard

Dr Yasmin Coulthard

General Dental Care

BDSc (Melb)

Dr Thorsten Dannheimer

Dr Thorsten Dannheimer

General Dental Care

BChD (Pret), Dip.Odont (Oral Surgery) (Pret)

Dr Roger K. Newbury

Dr Roger K. Newbury

General Dental Care

BDSc (Melb), LDS (Vic), FICD, FPFA

Dr Madeleine Hoopmann

Dr Madeleine Hoopmann

General Dental Care

BDSc (Adel)

Dr Maliha Siddiqui

Dr Maliha Siddiqui

General Dental Care

BDSc (Hons) (Melb)

Dr Fallon Vincent

Dr Fallon Vincent

General Dental Care

BOH (DentSci), Grad.Dip.Dent (Qld)

Dr Anthony O’Rourke

Dr Anthony O’Rourke

General Dental Care

BDS (Liverpool)

Dr Fiona Kelly

Dr Fiona Kelly

General Dental Care

BDSc (WA)

Dr Nikhita Arora

Dr Nikhita Arora

General Dental Care

BDSc (Qld), Grad.Dip.Dent (Qld)

Dr Tina J Ledger

Dr Tina J Ledger

General Dental Care

BDS (Liverpool)

Dr Sandie Copland

Dr Sandie Copland

General Dental Care

BAppSc(Orth)Hons (Usyd), DDS (Melb)

Dr Philippa Robinson

Dr Philippa Robinson

General Dental Care

BSc, DDS (Melb)

Dr Nirushan Raveendiran

Dr Nirushan Raveendiran

General Dental Care

BOralH (DentSci), Grad.Dip.Dent (Qld)

Dr Jacques Theron

Dr Jacques Theron

General Dental Care

BChD (Pret)

Dr Jesse Becker

Dr Jesse Becker

General Dental Care

BS (CSU), BDS, PgDipSci (Otago)

Dr Patrishia Bordbar

Dr Patrishia Bordbar

Specialist Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

B.D.Sc. (Melb), M.B.B.S (Hons) (Melb), PGDip.Surg.Anat (Melb), M.D.Sc (OMS) (Melb), F.R.A.C.D.S (OMS)

Dr Ricky Kumar

Dr Ricky Kumar

Specialist Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

BHB (Auck), MBChB (Auck), BDS (Otago), F.R.A.C.D.S (OMS)

Dr James van den Berg

Dr James van den Berg

Specialist Periodontist

Periodontal Care

B.D.Sc. (Birm), MClinDent (Lond), PGDipCD (Melb), M.R.A.C.D.S (Perio)

Dr Nima Bazrafshan

Dr Nima Bazrafshan

Specialist Periodontist

Periodontal Care

DClinDent (Melb)

Dr Artika Soma

Dr Artika Soma

Specialist Endodontist

Endodontic Care

BDS (Otago), DClinDent (Otago)

Dr Gregory Tilley

Dr Gregory Tilley

Specialist Endodontist

Endodontic Care

BDSc (Melb), LDS (Vic), FRACDS

Dr Chankhrit Sathorn

Dr Chankhrit Sathorn

Specialist Endodontist

Endodontic Care

DDS, Grad.Dip.Dent, DClinDent, PhD, M.R.A.C.D.S (Endo)

Dr Martin Poon

Dr Martin Poon

Specialist Orthodontist

Orthodontic Care

BDSc (Melb), Cert Orth MS (Uni of Penn)

Dr David Austin

Dr David Austin

Specialist Orthodontist

Orthodontic Care

BDSc (Melb), MDS Orth (Hong Kong), MOrth RCSEdin

Dr Andrea Phatouros

Dr Andrea Phatouros

Specialist Orthodontist

Orthodontic Care

BDSc (WA), MDSc. Orth. (WA), F.R.A.C.D.S

Dr Stephanie Tang

Dr Stephanie Tang

Specialist Orthodontist

Orthodontic Care

BDSc (Melb), MOrth (Hong Kong), MOrth (RCS Edin)

Hashmat Popat

Hashmat Popat

Specialist Orthodontist

Orthodontic Care

BDS (Brist), MFDS RCS (Eng), MScD, MOrth RCS (Ed), FDS(Orth), PhD (Card)

Dr Harleen Kumar

Dr Harleen Kumar

Specialist Paediatric Dentist

Paediatric Care

BDSc (Melb), DClinDent (Melb)

Dr Charmaine Hall

Dr Charmaine Hall

Specialist Paediatric Dentist

Paediatric Care

BDSc (Melb), DClinDent (Melb), M.R.A.C.D.S (Paed)

Dr Jamie KW Foong

Dr Jamie KW Foong

Specialist Prosthodontist

Prosthodontic Care

BDSc (Melb), MDSc (Melb)

Brent Smart

Brent Smart

Dental Prosthetist

Removable Prosthodontic Care

Adv.Dip.DentPros (Melb)

Hygienists / Therapists

Sophie Oostermeyer

Sophie Oostermeyer

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy

Dip. OHT (Melb)

Samantha Makin

Samantha Makin

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy

Dip. OHT (Melb), ADOH (Adel)

Jennifer Slattery

Jennifer Slattery

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy

BOH (Melb)

Naomi Hoopmann

Naomi Hoopmann

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy

BOH (Adel)

Chatelle Wehi

Chatelle Wehi

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy

BOH (LaTrobe)

Isabelle Sayers

Isabelle Sayers

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy

BOH (Melb)

Christina Melas

Christina Melas

Orthodontic Dental Therapy

Dip.OHT (Melb)

Jane Gleeson

Jane Gleeson

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy

BOH (La Trobe)

Steffanie Lehmann

Steffanie Lehmann

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy

BOH (Adel)

Kate Milburn

Kate Milburn

Oral Hygiene

ADOH (RMIT)

Krista Peek

Krista Peek

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy

BOH (Qld)

Iolanda Testa

Iolanda Testa

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy

BOH (La Trobe)

Maddie Edwards

Maddie Edwards

Oral Hygiene

ADOH (RMIT)

Clinical Management

Amy Turner

Amy Turner

Practice Operations Manager

Karleen Giampietro

Karleen Giampietro

Practice General Manager

Dannielle Collins

Dannielle Collins

Practice Administrations Manager

Jodi Evans

Jodi Evans

Orthodontic General Manager

Jessica Holt

Jessica Holt

General Practice Nursing Manager

Johanna San Martin

Johanna San Martin

Specialist Centre Nursing Manager

Brittany Hart

Brittany Hart

Orthodontic Nursing Manager

Santhy Langdon

Santhy Langdon

General Practice Reception Manager

Jess Lee

Jess Lee

Specialist Centre Reception Manager

Marion Ford

Marion Ford

Customer Relations Manager

Operational Management

Rachel Heading

Rachel Heading

Accounts Manager

Emily Pitcher

Emily Pitcher

Human Resources Manager

Lauren Pammer

Lauren Pammer

Facilities Manager

Beth Plunkett

Beth Plunkett

Compliance Officer

Claire Goodes

Claire Goodes

Design & Brand Manager

Kimberley Shadbolt

Kimberley Shadbolt

Social Media Manager

Dr Philippa Robinson

Dr Philippa Robinson

Clinical Coordinator

BSc, DDS (Melb)

Tim Rutherford

Tim Rutherford

Information Technology