About Us > Dr Nomita Gonsalvez

Dr. Nomita Gonsalvez is one of the principal dentists of our practice. After graduating in 1998 Nomita has aimed to provide a high standard of gentle dental care to her patients. She takes a holistic approach to dental treatment and strives to educate her patients about the impact that healthy teeth and gums can have on their health and well-being.

Her main interests are in early childhood orthodontics (with or without braces), adult orthodontics (Damon and Invisalign/invisible braces), cosmetic dentistry (veneers crowns and dental implants), sleep disordered breathing, craniofacial pain and temporomandibular joint disorders.

She is passionate about managing postural, breathing and developmental issues in growing children. As management of these issues not only improves the child’s dental health but can improve their overall health, behaviour, cognition, memory and performance.

Nomita’s interest in sleep disorders and craniofacial (and TMJ) pain started when she identified these problems in her then 5 year old son who had issues with snoring, memory loss, bed wetting, mood swings and tooth grinding. This led her to undertake further training with prominent leaders in the field of craniofacial pain and sleep like Dr Noshir Mehta and Dr Steve Olmos (with whom she completed an intensive 12 month mini-residency and advanced practical mini-residency in Sydney in 2013). To further her knowledge in this area she is in the process of completing a Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (University of Western Australia) and is in fact the first Victorian based dentist who has undertaken this course.

Nomita graduated with the second highest aggregate mark in her final year of Dental Science at the University of Melbourne. She also received several prizes, including the Ernest Joske Prize and the Royal Dental Hospital Auxiliary prize. She undertook an exchange program as part of her dental studies in the UK, at Guys College London and Cambridge hospitals. After graduation she was appointed the dental resident at Monash Medical Centre in 1999 (one of only two coveted positions available in Victoria). Here she worked closely with the visiting dental specialists – Dr Philip Zimet, Dr Jeff Kestenberg, Professor Quail and Maxillofacial surgeons Mr. Bill Beasly and Mr. Rowan Story. As part of her post graduate training, Nomita has passed the first part of the fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS).

She has also completed educational programs conducted by leading experts in orthodontics such as Dr. Skipp Truitt, Dr Derek Mahony 2005 and 2007, Dr John Mew and Dr John Flutter. To further refine her orthodontic skills she worked in Sydney over a 12 month period under the supervision of orthodontist, Dr Derek Mahony in 2006-2007.

In 2002, she jointly led a volunteer Rotary dental team that provided dental care to Tibetan refugees in northern India. This eventful trip led to the inception of the Dental Gallery. Three of the four members of that same team (Yvonne our reception manager being the third) work together at the dental gallery.

She loves spending time educating, reading, walking and learning to play the piano and guitar with her 2 children.

“It is vital to acknowledge that most people have some degree of fear and anxiety about dentistry and my job is to understand the fears my patients have and to make their dental experience more comfortable and pleasant and to support them empathically through their treatment.”

Professional Affiliations

Member of Australian Dental Association
Member of International Association of Orthodontics
Member of American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
Committee Member Australian Chapter of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
Member of the Australian Sleep Association
Alumni of Las Vegas Institute
Invisalign Accredited
Myobrace Trained
Inman Aligner Certified Provider