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Our Oakleigh Dental Team

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

Dr Ronak Patel

BDS MJDF

Principal 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.

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

Why choose Dr Ronak Patel?

Dr Ron is a licensed and experienced Invisalign, ClearCorrect, Smile Aligner 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. 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.

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

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).

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.

Dr Fady Goher

BDS

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.

Education and Professional Development

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

Additional qualifications include
• Australian Dental Council (2011)
• Residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (2015)
• The Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2017)

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

• Implant Restoration
• Clear Aligner Therapy (Invisalign®)
• Orthodontics
• Digital Smile Design

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

Dr NaMoo Park

BDentHSc

Dentist

Upon completion of his Degree in Dentistry at Griffith University, Dr NaMoo Park provided dental care on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane before relocating to Melbourne.

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.

Besides being experienced in all forms of general dentistry, he has skills in cosmetic dentistry, including more complex dental treatments involving implants.

NaMoo is accomplished in all areas of orthodontics, including the use of Invisalign clear braces. He has been awarded a Fellowship in Orthodontics from the International College of Continuing Dental Education (FICCDE) for recognition of his extensive training.

Dr NaMoo keeps his work-life balance with his rescue dog, Tazzie. He enjoys a wide range of sports and enjoys taking his motorcycle out on sunny days. When the weather isn’t great, he enjoys spending his time in the kitchen, baking the next creation for his family and friends.

Tara MacKenzie

DipOralHlth(DentHyg) DipOralHlth(DentThrpy) Cert III (Dental Assisting)

Oral Health Therapist

Tara has been working in the dental industry for approximately twenty years. After 5 years of dental nursing, she graduated from Melbourne University completing her Dental Therapy Diploma resulting in Dux in 2006, followed by her Dental Hygiene Diploma in 2007. While at university she was also awarded the health promotion prize in 2006.

She is committed to continuing and developing her skills in all aspects of dentistry by spending extra time ensuring she is up-to-date with continual education. This broadening of her skills keeps her career challenging, interesting and rewarding.

Tara has a very caring and gentle approach to her patients. She always makes the time and effort to listen and understand all your needs for every appointment.

During the second half of 2019, Tara was travelling around Australia with her husband and three beautiful children, on a life-changing experience. The adventure is over, but she has plenty of stories to share. Tara’s three children take up a lot of her spare time. However, she is passionate about fitness, camping, all aspects of musical theatre and has just started relearning the guitar.

Kat Rigg

BOH DipBA

Oral Health Therapist

Kat was interested in pursuing a career in dentistry as she wanted to ease patients’ anxiety that they previously had. She has been working in the field since 2003. “The most fulfilling aspect of my job at the practice is helping to treat and educate patients about the best way to keep their teeth for life.”

In addition to possessing a Bachelor of Oral Health, Kat also earned a Diploma of Business Administration.

Outside the practice, Kat enjoys spending time with her husband, three children and their Border Collie. She also likes to stay active by walking.

Barbara Calway

Cert Dental Assisting, Cert III Business Admin, Dip Practice Management

Front Office Coordinator

The most fulfilling part of my job is helping our patients look after their health. It’s truly amazing what can be achieved with today’s technology. I love seeing the changes that our patients experience.

Barb has received her Certificate in Dental Assisting, a Certificate III in Business Administration, and Diploma of Practice Management. She uses this diverse training at the front desk every day.

When she’s not making sure our practice is functioning smoothly, you’ll find her with her family. She’s a voracious reader and loves travelling when she can.

Get to know more about Barb when you visit us for your next appointment.

Dearna Miller

Cert III Child Care, Cert IV Business Admin, Dip Practice Management, Dip Screen Media, Dip Beauty Therapy

Front Office Coordinator

Helping patients be organised about their dental health is the most fulfilling aspect of Dearna’s job at the practice. Scheduling appointments and handling billing are some of her duties.

Dearna possesses a Certificate III in Child Care, a Certificate IV in Business Administration, a Diploma of Management, a Diploma of Screen and Media, and a Diploma of Beauty Therapy.

Her hobbies include body painting, playing video games and makeup.

Beth Bowes

Level III Dip Dental Nursing

Dental Assistant

Enhancing patients’ smiles and working with Dr Ronak (Ron) Patel are the most fulfilling aspects of Beth’s role at the practice. To prepare for her job, she earned a Level III Diploma in Dental Nursing. She also is certified in assisting with dental implant placement.

Outside the practice, Beth likes to keep active, socialise with friends and explore Australia.

Gemma Horn

Dental Assistant

"I find 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."

Gemma was 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.

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

We are available for urgent, dental emergencies.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have moved to only seeing emergency patients as advised by the Australian Dental Association (ADA). We will continue to provide service in the clinic for dental emergencies, plus provide over the phone advice and assistance for dental issues. We are here to support you through this challenging period. We are all in this together, and we commit to our wonderful patients that we will continue to look after your dental care needs.