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Our Dentists

Dr Dalina Pho

Dr Dalina Pho

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Biomedicine (BBiomed) University of Melbourne
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) University of Melbourne

About:

  • Dalina has gained broad experience at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and various metropolitan and rural community clinics across Victoria
  • She loved going to the dentist as a child and wishes to provide an equally positive dental experience to all her patients
  • She is passionate about providing high quality, comprehensive, individualised dental care in a stress-free environment
  • Always ensures her patient’s concerns are addressed, and they leave the clinic having a much better understanding of their oral health
  • Outside of dentistry, Dalina enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing the piano, and keeping herself busy with some arts and crafts
  • She also speaks Vietnamese

Clinical interests:

  • General dentistry (adults and children)
  • Family Dentistry
  • Oral health education and preventive care

Cathleen Vi Pho

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Biomedicine (BBiomed) University of Melbourne
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) University of Melbourne

About:

  • Cathleen has worked in various metropolitan and regional clinics in Victoria
  • Is committed to providing high quality care to all patients as if they were her own family
  • Aims to treat existing dental issues in a non- judgemental environment and educate patients on how to prevent them from reoccurring in the future
  • Likes to keep to to date on the latest techniques in the field
  • Also speaks Vietnamese
  • In her spare time, Cathleen enjoys watercolour painting, baking and seeing live music performances

Clinical interests:

  • General and family dentistry
  • Prevention and education

    Dr Nomita Gonsalvez

    Qualifications and Further education:

    • Bachelor of Dental Science  BDSc: University of Melbourne 1998
    • Post Graduate Diploma Dental Sleep Medicine 2016 – University of Western Australia

    About:

    • Principal Dentist
    • Dedicated to delivering holistic dental treatment
    • Passionate about sharing knowledge and managing postural, breathing and developmental issues
    • Believes in embracing a team approach to patient care and working closely with medical & allied health professionals
    • Inspired by her 2 young children, aged 8 and 9, she has pursued an interest in early childhood development and associated issues of snoring, memory loss, bed wetting, mood swings and teeth grinding
    • Loves spending time providing educational support to her children, reading, bush-walking, playing tennis as well as teaching herself to play the piano and guitar along with her 2 children

    Clinical Interests:

    • General dentistry (adults and children) especially in treating anxious patients
    • Orthodontics for young children and teens – with Myobrace or fixed braces
    • Myofunctional orthodontics
    • Adult orthodontics (Damon and Invisalign/invisible braces)
    • Snoring, Sleep Apnea & Sleep Disordered Breathing
    • Craniofacial pain & Temporomandibular Joint Disorders.
    • Cosmetic dentistry (Digital Smile Design) incorporating health and aesthetics

    Dr Michael Xu

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Dental Surgery BDS: University of Sichuan (China), 2004
    • PhD and specialist double-degree program in Prosthodontics, University of Sichuan (China), 2005-2009

    About:

    • Relocated to Australia ten years ago, and practiced dentistry in the private sector as well as teaching dentistry at the University of Sydney and James Cook University.
    • Well-versed in all aspects of dentistry.
    • Maintains a rigorous continuing education schedule, constantly updating his knowledge on all aspects of Dentistry.
    • Previous academic and research background equips him to practice dentistry in an evidence-based approach rather than empiricism.
    • His passion for Dentistry and compassion for his patients proves to be a very successful combination, insuring his patients no longer have to fear the dentist or put their oral health at risk.
    • Speaks English and Mandarin.
    • Outside dentistry, Michael is an avid runner and loves completing long-distance running races all over the world.

    Clinical Interests:

    • All aspects of general dentistry
    • Tooth extraction and periodontal surgery
    • Implant
    • Cosmetic dentistry
    • Full-arch rehabilitation
    • Digital dentistry

    Dr Anthony Barberi

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours BDSc (Hons) University of Melbourne 2010
    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with Honours MBBS (Hons) Monash University 2015

    About:

    • Anthony has a special interest in oral surgery having completed both medical and dental degrees. He has focussed his skills particularly in the removal of wisdom teeth and other oral surgery procedures.
    • He spent many years working across Victoria’s major hospitals including the Austin Hospital, Monash Health, Barwon Health and Western Health gaining invaluable experience across medical and surgical specialties with a focus on Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
    • Anthony loves providing a friendly, calm and caring environment for his patients whilst providing professional, evidence-based clinical care.
    • A dad to three kids, Anthony spends most of his free time chasing after toddlers on scooters, making pillow castles and cleaning babycino stains off his shirts.

    Clinical interests:

    • Oral surgery including wisdom teeth removal under General Anaesthetic or Local Anaesthetic.

    Dr Anton Binshtok

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Dental Science BDSc: University of Melbourne 1998.
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Dental Implantology: University of Sydney 2013

    About:

    • Anton spent the better part of three years in the UK where he gained valuable experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery, before returning home to commence a career in private dental practice.
    • He also has a special interest in surgical dental procedures, in particular dental implant placement and the removal of impacted wisdom teeth, either in the clinic or in a hospital setting.
    • Always striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients, Anton’s thorough approach and the attention to detail in his clinical work are complemented by his communication skills and warm personality.
    • His strong commitment to continuing professional education allows him to keep abreast of the constant and rapid advances in dentistry.
    • At home, Anton is embracing his new role as a dad to twin boys.
    • He also has a collection of rescue pets (four at last count), courtesy of marrying a veterinary nurse.
    • His interests include travel, the arts and NBA basketball.

    Clinical Interests:

    • Oral surgery including wisdom teeth removal under General Anaesthetic or Local Anaesthetic.
    • Surgical implant placements.