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Our Dentists

Dentists

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
Dentists

Dr Sophie Hancy

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Dental Science BDSc University of Western Australia, 2013.

About:

  • Worked along the southwest coastline of Western Australia, Geelong region and now Point Cook.
  • She continues the tradition of dentistry in her family and is a third-generation dentist. Her family’s affinity to dentistry was probably a natural progression from their pearling business in Broome where Sophie’s great-great grandfather was locally known as the “Pearl Doctor”.
  • Enjoys all aspects of family dentistry
  • Aspires to create a comfortable environment where she can work collaboratively with each individual to achieve their oral health goals, improve their overall health and regain their confidence to smile.
  • Dedicated to enhancing her skills and knowledge to ensure she provides the most up to date, optimum care for her patients.
  • Enjoys cooking, maintaining a healthy lifestyle with yoga and pilates and has recently taken an interest in learning golf and guitar.

Clinical interests:

  • General Dentistry
  • Family Dentistry
  • Children’s Dentistry
  • Cutting edge dentistry
  • Patient education and motivation
  • Cosmetic dentistry
Dentists

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.
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
Dentists

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

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.