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Meet The Team

Thanks to our team of dentists, specialists and hygienists, Core Dental Group is able to provide a wide range of dental solutions. All our practitioners are members of the Australian Dental Association (ADA), as well as a range of other specialised associations and study groups.

Our practitioners are supported by a team of receptionists, managers and nursing staff. Your individual case will benefit from our systems of peer review and treatment planning, to guarantee optimum care.


Dr Kristina Cakarovski

Principal Dentist - Wyndham BBiomed (Hons) (Melb), BDent (Hons) (Syd)

Dr Jacques Theron

Principal Dentist - Carrum Downs BChD (Pret)

Dr Scott Krause

Principal Dentist - Southbank DDS (LLU)

Dr Tina Ledger

General Dentist BDS (Hons) (UK)

Dr Alysha Soltys

General Dentist BBiomed (Melb), DDS (Melb)

Dr Kiran Jawanda

General Dentist BOH, GDipDent (Griff)

Dr Ryan Sherry

General Dentist BDS (Glas)

Dr Steven Ross

General Dentist BDS (Glas)

Dr Andrea Arenas

General Dentist BDS, ADC cert

Dr Kelly Chau

General Dentist BDS (Adel)

Dr Lisa Li

General Dentist BDSc (Hons) (Melb)

Dr Stephanie McManus

General Dentist BBiomed (Melb), DDS (Melb)

Dr Lucy Burchall

General Dentist BHSc (Dent), MDent (La Trobe)

Dr Tristan Balthazaar

General Dentist BSc (Melb), BBiomedSc (Melb), DDS (Melb)

Dr Sindhu Parthasarathy

General Dentist BBiomed (Melb), DDS (Melb)

Dr Marina Ghobrial

General Dentist BHSc (Dent), MDent

Dr Anchal Verma

General Dentist BDS(Adel)

Dr Jacky Fa

General Dentist BOHDSc, GradDipDent (Griff)

Dr Laura Bromham

General Dentist BDS (JCU)

Dr Han Kim

General Dentist BDS (Otago)

Dr Shazia Naser

General Dentist PhD (Orth), MSc (UCL), MOrth RCSEd, BDS, CFD, DPHDent, DCPSP-HPE, FICCDE

Dr Greg Tilley

Specialist Endodontist BDSc (Melb), LDS (Vic), FRACDS, MRACDS (Endo)

Dr Charmaine Hall

Paediatric Dentist BDSc (Melb), DClinDent (Melb), MRACDS (Paed)

Dr Heshani Kellapatha

Paediatric Dentist BDS (Adel), BScDent (Hons), DClinDent (Melb)

Dr Stephen Bajada

Specialist Orthodontist BDSc (WA), MScD (Adel), MDS (Adel), FICD

Dr Ed Karim

Specialist Orthodontist BDS, BDSc (Hons), DClinDent (Ortho)

Dr David Austin

Specialist Orthodontist BDSc (Melb), MDS Orth (HK), MOrth, RCS (Edin)

Dr Yana Itskovich

Specialist Orthodontist BOHDentSci, GradDipDent (Griff), FRACDS (GDP), DClinDent (Otago), MOrthRCS (Edin), MRACDS (Orth)

Dr Nupur Kataria

Periodontist BDS (Adel), Doctorate Clinical Dentistry (Perio) (Adel)

Mr Brent Smart

Dental Prosthetist Adv.Dip.DentPros (Melb)

Hygienists / Therapists

Jacinta Aquilano

Dental Hygienist and Therapist BOH (La Trobe)

Chatelle Wehi

Dental Hygienist and Therapist BOH (La Trobe)

Sandy Kaur

Dental Hygienist and Therapist BOH (Griff)

Skye Beanham

Dental Hygienist ADOH (RMIT)

Tara Harrison

Dental Hygienist ADOH (RMIT)

Rhiannon Pincott

Dental Hygienist ADOH (RMIT)

Belinda Smithwick

Dental Hygienist ADOH (RMIT)

Senior Nurses

Alana Beck

Group Nursing Manager

Joanne Foxford


Michelle Clancy


Vanessa Lacey

Group Nursing Manager

Senior Receptionist

Jaden Lee


Candice Rudd

South Melbourne

Loredana Rischitelli

Caroline Springs

Group Management

Alana Beck

Group Nursing Manager

Rikki Lucas

General Manager

Christine Hayman

Business Operations & Facilities Manager

Michelle Harrison

Group Practice Manager

Chantelle Clark

Group Practice Manager

Emily Pitcher

Human Resources Manager

Laura Saric

Human Resources Business Partner

Vanessa Lacey

Group Nursing Manager

We’re proud of our support team of receptionists and dental assistants, who are always on hand to make your experience more comfortable.

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