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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 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 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 Han Kim

General Dentist BDS (Otago)

Dr Dlir Matty

General Dentist BDS (UoM)

Dr Tina Ledger

General Dentist BDS (Hons) (UK)

Dr Kristina Timokhina

General Dentist BBiomed (Melb), DDS (Melb)

Dr Ivy Nghiem

General Dentist BDS (La Trobe)

Dr Stephanie Sarkis

General Dentist BBiomed (Melb), DDS (Melb)

Dr Shakiba Askary

General Dentist BHS (La Trobe), MDent (La Trobe)

Dr Linda Nguyen

Specialist Paediatric Dentist BDSc (hons), DCD

Dr Charmaine Hall

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

Dr David Austin

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

Dr Stephen Bajada

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

Dr Yana Itskovich

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

Dr Greg Tilley

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

Dr Nupur Kataria

Specialist 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)

Belinda Smithwick

Dental Hygienist ADOH (RMIT)

Skye Beanham

Dental Hygienist ADOH (RMIT)

Tara Harrison

Dental Hygienist ADOH (RMIT)

Rhiannon Pincott

Dental Hygienist ADOH (RMIT)

Senior Receptionist

Candice Rudd

Practice Manager - South Melbourne

Jaden Lee


Loredana Rischitelli

Caroline Springs

Sam Gorman


Group Management

Christine Hayman

Business Operations & Facilities Manager

Michelle Harrison

Group Practice Manager

Chantelle Clark

Group Practice Manager

Emily Pitcher

Human Resources Manager

Alana Beck

Group Nursing Manager

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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