Our Team

Meet the NovaDental Team at our Melbourne CBD Clinic



Dental Surgeon, B.Sc. B.D.Sc. M.D.Sc (Melb)

Jon has a passion for collaborating with his patients’ to find optimal dental health, function and cosmetic solutions that will provide an excellent long term outcome. Jon has a special interest and extensive experience in Implants; TMJ and Reconstructive dentistry and is regularly sought out by not only patients’ but his peers for guidance and treatment planning in these areas. Jon continues to ‘love’ being a dentist and enjoy the challenges of dentistry. His greatest joy is providing beautiful smiles for his patients and seeing how these transform their lives in the best possible way.


B.Sc (Melbourne) 1972
B.DSc (Melbourne) 1976
M.DSc (Melbourne) 1987


Specialised training – Implants & Reconstructive Dentistry
1. Prof. G Zam – Toronto, Canada
2. Prof. I Klinberg – Sydney, Australia
3. Prof. T Jent – Gothenberg, Sweden
4. Prof. Pat Henry – Perth, Australia
5. Dr. Joseph Kan – California, USA


1. Muscle and Joint
2. Implant
3. Cosmetic


1. Melbourne University – 1987 – 1991
2. Implant Programs – 1992 – current,
for Nobelbiocare and Prof. Pat Henry
3. Post Graduate Clinical Training Programs
Full mouth cosmetic
Full mouth rehabilitation involving implants, crowns and bridges



Dentist, B.D.Sc (Hons), (Melb)

Dr Clare graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2011 with a Bachelor of Dental Science (Hons) and was awarded numerous prizes and scholarships while completing her training. She began her career working in public dentistry where she developed a strong foundation in general dentistry. Dr Clare enjoys her work at NovaDental in Melbourne. She keeps up to date with the constantly evolving field of dentistry through ongoing professional development and advanced training programs.



Dentist, B.D.S (Adelaide)

Dr Frances graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2010 with Bachelor of Dental Surgery. She has worked in private practices across South Australia, country Victoria and Melbourne. Dr Frances has completed one year postgraduate studies at the University of Melbourne in the area of Prosthodontics. She is passionate about dentistry and providing conservative, prevention focused, pain free dental care. Dr Frances enjoys all aspects of dentistry and aims to bring her knowledge and skills to help her patients achieve their long term outcomes.



Dentist, B.D.Sc.

Dr David is a talented dentist who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the practice. He particularly likes working with skeptical and nervous patients, providing them with a renewed sense of trust in dentists. Dr David’s interests include smile design, cosmetic remodelling and endodontics. He is continuously furthering his skills and knowledge to ensure he delivers his patients the best possible care.



Dentist, B.D.Sc.

Dr Nikhita holds a Bachelor of Dental Science and is in the process of gaining her Graduate Diploma in Oral Surgery. She loves combining her love for art with her interest in health science to provide her patients with functional and aesthetic dental solutions. Dr Nikhita clinical interests lie in Endodontics and restorative dentistry, which supports her passion of creating beautiful smiles. Alongside her role within the practice she also enjoys undertaking volunteer work locally and internationally.



Oral Health Therapist, B.O.H (Melb)

Natalie Vlainic graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2011, excelling in both Dental Therapy and Dental Hygiene. Prior to this, Natalie spent over 5 years working as a Dental Assistant. Essentially, this has formed the foundation of her dental career. Natalie is extremely passionate about providing treatment to children, adolescents and adults. As an Oral Health Therapist, she thoroughly enjoys treating children and believes education and health promotion from a young age is vital. She also comprehends the challenges that adults face with dental care and aims to provide individualised treatment, education and health promotion to each patient.



Dental Hygienist, Adv. Dip Oral Health

Jo or ‘Joey’, as she’s commonly referred to, has been a member of the NovaDental team for 21 years. She became a registered Dental Hygienist after completing her Advanced Diploma of Oral Health at Adelaide Gille Plains Dental Institute in 2010. Having worked in various roles within the dental health profession for over 25 years now, Jo has gained extensive experience and knowledge in many aspects of dentistry. Jo has a real passion and interest in Implant Dentistry and Periodontal Disease. Her commitment to her patients is to support them in improving and maintaining optimal oral health. She’s happy to admit she loves her job.