Our Team

Our Oakleigh Dental Team

The team at Station Square Dental are dedicated to offering the optimum in care to the people of Oakleigh area – this includes Hughesdale, Huntingdale and Oakleigh South.

Our Oakleigh Dentists

Our Team 1

Dr Ronak (Ron) Patel

BDS MJDF

Principal Dentist

Oakleigh dentist, Dr Ronak (Ron) Patel graduated from London’s prestigious Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Dental School in 2003, before working extensively in private dental practices throughout the UK. Drawing on his impressive experiences as a dentist, he decided to establish his own practice with his wife Priya, who is also a dentist.

Ron and Priya then immigrated to Melbourne in 2011 where they joined the East Melbourne Dental Group. With their unparalleled experience in dentistry and passion for providing the highest quality of health care, the practice soon became the most reputable of its kind within the city.

Professional Experience

While Ron is experienced in all facets of dentistry, his advanced training and qualifications allow him to concentrate in fields such as endodontics (root canal therapy), implants, cosmetic dentistry, cosmetic injectables (including lip fillers), adult orthodontics, worn teeth, and CEREC CAD/CAM technology.

  • Bachelor of Dental Science at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Dental School, London, England
  • The Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA)
  • Invisalign Provider
  • ClearCorrect Provider
  • Smile Aligner Provider
  • Inman Aligner Provider
  • All On 4 Plus Premium Provider
  • Dental Phobia Certified

Special Skills & Interests

Dr Ron is a licensed and experienced Invisalign, ClearCorrect, Smile Aligner, All On 4 Plus and Inman Aligner practitioner. He is one of Australia’s top Inman Aligner providers and is also an Inman Aligner trainer for his fellow dentists. His orthodontic and implants training and experience means that Dr Ron is able to guide his patients on the most suitable approach to personalise and transform their smiles. Ron is also the first Dental Phobia certified dentist in Australia and anxious patients can attest to his skill in making them feel relaxed and comfortable.

Dr Ron also has a passion for facial aesthetics and is highly experienced in providing dermal fillers for lip enhancements and nasio-labial folds, and anti-wrinkle injections for wrinkle reduction. He has trained extensively with Dr Brian Franks in the UK and AADFA in Australia.

Outside the Practice

When not at work, Dr Ron enjoys spending as much time as possible with his three young children.

Our Team 2

Dr Priya Patel

BDS (Honours)

Dentist and Practice Owner

Dr Priya was inspired to become a dentist because it combined science and art with manual dexterity. To prepare for her career in dentistry, Dr Priya earned a BDS (Honours) from King’s College in London in 2003. She is a Member of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK).

Professional Experience

She stays abreast of the latest in the field of dentistry by regularly taking continuing education courses. To date, she has taken advanced courses in facial injectables and dermal fillers, clear aligners (such as Invisalign)oral surgery and management of anxious patients.

  • Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Dental School, London, England
  • Member of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK)
  • Member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA)
  • Invisalign Provider

Outside the Practice

In her spare time, Priya enjoys staying fit and long-distance running, having completed the Melbourne Marathon several times.

Our Team 3

Dr Fady Goher

BDS, MFDS

Dentist

Dr Fady Goher is passionate about relieving his patients’ dental pain and helping them to achieve bright and healthy smiles. He provides a comprehensive range of dental services.

As his mother and older sister are dentists, Dr Fady decided to become a dentist as well. “I’ve grown up watching my mother practicing dentistry and I was inspired by her passion for the profession,” Fady says. Dr Fady finds fulfillment in being able to ease patients’ fears about dental treatment and educating them about improving dental health.

Professional Experience

To prepare for his career as a dentist, Dr Fady earned a BDS from Alexandria University School of Dentistry, Egypt, in 2007.

Special Skills & Interests

Dr Fady stays abreast of the latest in dentistry by regularly taking professional development courses.

Outside the Practice

In his spare time, Dr Fady enjoys reading, cycling, going to the gym, travelling and spending time with family, friends and with his gorgeous dog Charlie.

Our Team 4

Dr Fiachra Maher

B.Dent Sc(Hons) Dip PCD MFD (RCSI)

Dentist

Fiachra was born and raised in Dublin, where he studied dentistry. He worked as a dental surgeon at St. James’s Hospital before moving to Australia in 2023.

As a child, he had several experiences at a dentist that left him feeling anxious. He uses this as his inspiration to help change people’s perception of the dentist. He ensures that all his patients receive the most comfortable dental experience he can provide. His philosophy is to put himself in his patient’s shoes. Therefore, all his treatments are of a standard that he would be happy to receive himself. This attitude has helped him win over even the most nervous patients.

He is passionate about dentistry and frequently travels internationally to learn from the best of the best. He is always striving to advance his knowledge.

Professional Experience

Fiachra obtained an Honours degree from Trinity College Dublin in 2019. He has two years of work experience at the Dublin Dental University Hospital, where he gained extensive knowledge of various aspects of dentistry, including restorative, oral surgery, and paediatric emergency dentistry.

During his time at the University Hospital, he completed the necessary additional education to become a faculty member of dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and earned a diploma in Primary Care Dentistry.

After that, he worked at St. James’s Hospital in Dublin, where he gained significant surgical experience while working in the National Maxillofacial Surgery unit.

Special Skills & Interests

Fiachra has a keen interest in evidence-based dentistry and research. He has presented his findings at both national and international events and has authored several scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Fiachra specialises in various aspects of general dentistry, with a particular focus on oral surgery, wisdom tooth extraction, children’s dentistry, and treating patients with dental anxiety.

He adopts a compassionate approach when managing patients with dental anxiety and strives to develop a trusting relationship with each patient.

Outside the Practice

Back in Dublin, Fiachra played Gaelic football and hurling competitively in his spare time. These days, he enjoys CrossFit, weight training, and running and now has developed an interest in Australian Rules Football.

Melbourne Oakleigh All On 4 Implant Dentist Dr Alex Fibishenko BDS dental implants surgeon

Dr Alex Fibishenko

BDS

Dental Implant Surgeon

Even before graduation, Dr Fibishenko focused on oral surgery and prosthodontics (restorative dentistry using replacement teeth), receiving student awards in these areas. His professional practice has since surrounded implant dentistry, oral and facial aesthetics and dento-facial surgery.

He founded the All On 4 Clinic network in Australia and educates dentists in All On 4 implantology. Dr Fibishenko has also pioneered the All On 4 Plus approach, adding improvements and innovations to the revolutionary All On 4 method.

Professional Experience

Dr Fibishenko’s qualifications include:

Special Skills & Interests

  • Dental Implants
  • All On 4 Plus Dental Implants

Outside the Practice

Away from the dental surgery, Dr Fibishenko travels nationally and globally, presenting lectures on dental implants, oral rehabilitation and aesthetic dental solutions. He enjoys spending time with his family.

Our Oakleigh Hygienists

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Linna

BOH (Melb)

Oral Health Therapist

Linna prides herself on patients of all ages leaving each visit from Station Square Dental less anxious and a lot wiser about their oral health.

Linna’s passion lies in the prevention and maintenance of gum disease and dental decay. She believes in patient education so that even the youngest patients are well-equipped for a future of excellent oral health.

Professional Experience

Prior to settling down at Station Square Dental, Linna had a fulfilling career in many areas of dentistry. Linna has played an integral role in oral care for patients who have undergone cosmetic dentistry, such as All On 4 implants and orthodontic treatment (braces and Invisalign). Linna also had the privilege of serving members of the community and rural populations.

Linna completed her Bachelor of Oral Health at The University of Melbourne and is also a course ambassador. Her extended adult scope qualification means she can examine and treat patients of all ages. Linna received notable achievements, including the Dean’s Honours List and the prestigious Hu Friedy Golden Scaler Award.

Special Skills & Interests

Post All On 4 Care
Orthodontics Care

Outside the Practice

Aside from sprouting wisdom in her patients about their oral health, Linna loves to explore Melbourne’s diverse culinary scene. She enjoys cooking, board games, and investing time in her friendships.

Our Oakleigh Dental Assistants

Our Team 5

Gemma Horn

Cert III Dental Assisting

Dental Assistant

Gemma finds it fulfilling seeing patients who have concerns with their teeth or are quite anxious to get treatment and walk away smiling and very happy with the care they’ve been given.

She became interested in the field of dentistry because she likes the fact that teeth that have been broken can be restored to look the same as before.

Professional Experience

  • Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Outside the Practice

In her spare time, Gemma enjoys catching up with friends and checking out places with pretty scenery.

Melbourne Oakleigh Dental Assistant Jane Tran

Jane Tran

Cert III Dental Assisting

Dental Assistant

Jane enjoys working in dentistry as she meets people from different cultures and of all ages. In addition, her naturally caring personality means patients feel comfortable and calm when they come to the dentist.

Jane works hard to create a relaxing environment and warm ambience for all patients, and she enjoys seeing the happy smiles coming out of the dental chair.

Professional Experience

  • Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Outside the Practice

She enjoys catching up with friends over a movie or a coffee, and walking around her local area helps keep her fit.

Melbourne Oakleigh Dental Assistant Latifa

Latifa

Cert III Dental Assisting, Cert IV Dental Assisting (Radiography)

Dental Assistant

Latifa loves helping patients to meet their oral health goals so they can achieve their dream smile. In addition, her approach includes preventative measures to reduce future health issues. She has a particular knack for making anxious patients feel comfortable and relaxed.

Professional Experience

  • Certificate III in Dental Assisting
  • Certificate III in Dental Assisting (Radiography)

Outside the Practice

Away from our dental practice, Latifa scours YouTube to learn DIY and home improvement skills. She also enjoys shopping, cooking and baking.

Melbourne Oakleigh Dental Assistant Olga Knyazeva Front Office Coordinator

Olga Knyazeva

Cert III Dental Assisting

Dental Assistant

Olga loves working at our dental practice, where she’s always meeting people from many varied nationalities. Her caring nature is evident in her approach, and she loves seeing patients laughing and being happy after their dental appointments.

Professional Experience

  • Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Outside the Practice

Already a happy parrot owner, she’s looking to adopt a dog or cat in the future. Olga loves going to the gym with her partner and travelling to different countries.

Our Oakleigh Dental Practice Management Team

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Rifa Saleem

BDS, Cert III HealthAdmin

Practice Manager

Rifa is our Practice Manager, making sure our practice runs smoothly so that our patients have optimal experiences when they visit. With her background and experience, she is very passionate about the dental industry.

The most fulfilling aspect of Rifa’s job is to see patients achieve the smile they’ve dreamed of. She’s always looking into improving her leadership and management skills to benefit our team and the overall practice.

Professional Experience

Bachelor of Dental Science (2013), Certificate III in Health Adminstration.

Outside the Practice

When not at work, Rifa loves to travel with her husband to exciting new places.

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Mary Stamatopoulos

Dip Mgt

Assistant Manager

With an extensive background in management, Mary is our Assistant Manager. She helps keep everything running like a well-oiled machine.

Mary is passionate about making a real difference in the lives of our patients, and the wider Oakleigh community.

Professional Experience

Diploma of Management (2011)

Outside the Practice

Away from work, you may find Mary completing a Reformer Pilates class. That’s of course if she’s not cooking, spending time at the beach or catching up with friends over a good meal.