Our Team
Our Team

Compassionate and experienced dental professionals

Many children and adults experience anxiety and fear at the thought of visiting a dental clinic. Whether you’ve had stressful dental experience as a child or are embarrassed by how long it’s been since you last saw a dentist, our gentle dentists at Dental House are here to help. Every single member of our dynamic team is committed to ensuring you and your family’s visit is as comfortable and pain free as possible. We are dedicated to creating a positive experience, each and every time you visit our practice.

Team Leaders

Dr Fong Nien Yong (Max)

Principal Dentist

With more than 10 years of private practice experience, Dr Fong enjoys both general and cosmetic dentistry. He has a friendly, gentle and compassionate chair side manner that makes patients feel comfortable. He believes that everyone deserves to be treated with care and a great smile.

Dr Warren Antonoff

Principal Dentist

A co-founder of Dental House Group, as well as the founder and principal dentist at Lifestyle Smiles at Brighton, Dr Antonoff is a an experienced dentist, as well as a Master Smile Designer. He graduated from the University of Melbourne. In between his busy schedule, he enjoys a spot of golf. 

Belinda Wilson

Practice Manager

Belinda has 27 years’ experience in the dental industry in a ranges of roles including dental nursing through to management. She loves working with the amazing Dental House Group staff who share the same values and direction to provide exceptional customer care.

Rebecca Smith

Service Team Leader

Rebecca joined the practice two years ago and has 16 years’ experience in dental, both chair-side assisting and front office. Rebecca has completed a Certificate III in Dental Nursing along with Certificate IV in Dental Administration.

Michelle Lewis-Bant

Front Office Team Leader

Michelle has been with the team for nearly 2 years. Front Office Leader Michelle has a wealth of experience in the dental industry and has been with the team since 2018.

Georgia

Clinical Team Leader

Georgia works at Dental House Group as a Clinical Team Leader. Georgia loves the variety of patients she meets at Dental House. She enjoys getting to know them and catching up with them each time they visit the clinic.

Oral Health Therapist / Hygienist

Caroline

Oral Health Therapist

Caroline works across our Sunbury and Bacchus Marsh Practices and has been with us for 2 years. As an Oral Health Therapist, Caroline is passionate about preventative care and loves treating children to ensure their childhood dental experiences are positive, fun and comfortable.
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On days off, Caroline loves spending time with her dog Chester and creating arts and crafts.

Charmaine

Oral Health Therapist

Charmaine joined our team in November 2018. She has extensive expertise in dental therapy, hygiene and periodontal treatment. Aside from that, she also has experience with Invisalign, Zoom in-chair and take-home whitening, and Airflow/Guided Biofilm Therapy.
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Charmaine is passionate in providing high quality and fun service to all patients in need especially to children.

She believes that providing fun service for children will build a good dental foundation which leads to continuous maintenance and prevention.

Outside of work, Charmaine loves exploring various restaurants and trying different cuisines. She is a fitness enthusiast and is a lover of cheese and wine.

Specialty: Oral Health Therapist

Education: Bachelor of Oral Health Science (La Trobe University)

Work Days: Tues, Fri, Sat

Merna

Oral Health Therapist

Merna has been part of our team for more than a year. She is an experienced Dental Therapist working at a community clinic for three years. Aside from that, she is also experienced in Dental Hygiene and Orthodontics.
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“I am passionate in providing patients with a valuable service while at the same time establishing a trusting relationship. I enjoy working with patients to help them reach an optimal level of oral health personalised to their own needs and values.”

Outside of work, Merna loves travelling and exploring different countries and food.

Specialty: Oral Health Therapist

Education: Bachelor of Oral Health Science (La Trobe University)

Work Days: Mon, Wed

Tessa

Oral Health Therapist

Tessa has been practising as an Oral Health Therapist in both private and public dental settings.

She has worked for North Richmond Community Health Centre and Goulburn Valley Health Dental services in Shepparton.

Apart from that, she is also involved in various oral health programs such as Chompers program and Pearly Whites Program. She also participated in dental volunteering projects in rural schools in Cambodia and providing free yearly public oral cancer screenings in Pharmacies across Melbourne.

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Every month, she travels to the rural town of Robinvale to provide dental care and Oral Health education in collaboration with Murray Valley Aboriginal Co-op (MVAC), local schools and the Robinvale community as part of an Outreach Rural Program.

Separate from treating patients, she is also a Clinical Demonstrator for The University of Melbourne.

She is passionate about promoting oral health and making every dental visit a positive experience. Her goal is to make every child’s dental visit a happy experience. She has a great relationship with them and likes to help them start good Oral Hygiene habits from a young age.

Her priority is to make her patients feel at ease and comfortable. She believes that everyone should have access to quality healthcare. Her experiences as an Oral Health Therapist gives her great joy to establish a good working relationship with a patient and be able to help patients feel confident about their smile.

Specialty: Oral Health Therapist

Education: Bachelor of Oral Health Science (Therapy/Hygiene), Charles Sturt University; Bachelor of Science, The University of Melbourne; Level 3 First Aid, CPR First Aid Australia

Work Days: Wed, Fri, Sat

Samantha

Oral Health Therapist

Front Office Coordinators

Nerida

Front Office Coordinator

Nerida works at Dental House Group as a Front Office Coordinator. Nerida has been a part of the team for four years and has more than 15 years of dental experience. She loves meeting new people and enjoys catching up with them when they come in for check-ups.
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Nerida feels proud to be a part of the loyal and supportive team here at Dental House Group. She loves to meet new people each day and enjoys building relationships with our regular patients. When she’s not working, Nerida enjoys spending time with her family, watching her children do what they love including basketball and coaching, and going camping in their caravan.

Specialty: Office Coordinator

Education: Cert III Dental Nursing

Work Days: Tues, Wed

 

Sharyn

Front Office Coordinator

Sharyn has been a part of the team for one and a half years and loves the people she works with, as well as the friendly and welcoming environment. She enjoys the variety of tasks within the Front Office Coordinator role.
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Outside of work, Sharyn enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and baking, going out for dinner and going to the movies.

Specialty: Office Coordinator

 

Elise

Front Office Coordinator

Elise has five years’ experience in dental and enjoys helping patients feel at ease and talking to new people every day. She loves coming to work and seeing patients overcome their fear of the dentist.
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Outside of work, Elise likes camping, shopping, catching up with family and friends, relaxing with her partner and adventures with her German Shepherd, Anzac (they often end up sharing an ice cream!).

Specialty: Office Coordinator

Education: Cert III Dental Assisting

Work Days: Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat

 

Samone

Front Office Coordinator

Samone is a recent addition to the team and has four years’ experience as a dental assistant. She cares about ensuring patients feel relaxed and comfortable while at the dentist.
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“It’s a nice feeling coming to work happy and enjoying the team you work with. The clinic and team helps our patients feel relaxed and comfortable each visit which I care about.”

In her spare time, Samone enjoys spending time with her family, caring for her daughter, day trips and enjoying life.

Specialty: Office Coordinator

Work Days: Wed, Sat

 

Jennifer

Front Office Coordinator

Jennifer has worked in the dental industry since 2011. She holds experience working with Dentists and Oral Health Therapies; assisting them in general dentistry, general anaesthesia, orthodontics, crowns and bridges, and dentures.
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“I am passionate about helping people get their dream smile. I also really enjoy working with children. It is challenging, but is also very rewarding!”

Outside of work, Jennifer loves to spend time with family and friends. She and her partner also enjoy travelling and experiencing different cultures, watching movies and keeping up with the latest TV shows.

Specialty: Office Coordinator

Work Days: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

 

Lisa

Front Office Coordinator

Lisa joined our team in November 2019. She has three years of experience as a Medical Administrative Specialist and two years of experience as a Dental Receptionist. Delivering quality service to all practitioners, patient and staff is very important to her, as she feels this creates a very positive, relaxed and happy workplace.

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“I am very passionate about always ensuring to deliver excellent service to all who attend the centre and to make a significant and lasting first impression as this helps to ensure the patient feels very comfortable and relaxed.”

Outside of work, Lisa likes spending quality time with her husband and her three children.

Specialty: Office Coordinator

Work Days: Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat

 

Dental Assistants

Georgia

Dental Assistant

Georgia works at Dental House Group as a Clinical Team Leader. Georgia loves the variety of patients she meets at Dental House. She enjoys getting to know them and catching up with them each time they visit the clinic.
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Georgia enjoys building relationships with patients, working in the community where she lives. When she’s not working, Georgia likes to go to the gym, horse riding, and spending time with family, friends and her dog.

Speciality: Dental Nursing

Education: Cert III Dental Assisting

Work Days: Mon – Thurs

 

Joy

Dental Assistant

Joy works at Dental House Group as a Dental Assistant. Joy loves getting to know her patients and always looks forward to meeting new people each day at work. Joy has been a dental assistant with Dental House for over five years and has been in the industry for over 20 years.
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With over 30 years of nursing experience, she has developed extensive knowledge and interest in all areas of dentistry. In her spare time, she enjoys reading mystery and detective books or spending time with her family.

Speciality: Dental Nursing

Work Days: Mon – Fri

 

Emily

Dental Assistant

Emily works at Dental House Group as a Dental Assistant. With four years of experience a dental assistant, Emily loves every part of her job. The variety of patients and services offered by Dental House allow every day to be different and exciting.
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Her positive energy in the workplace, comes from her desire to learn something new every day in the dentistry environment. She feels lucky to be a part of such a supportive and happy team.

Outside of work Emily enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Emily has a come from a large family, she has a lot of nieces and nephews, a childcare qualification, and is passionate about working with children.

Speciality: Dental Nursing

Work Days: Mon – Fri

 

Krystal

Dental Assistant

Krystal works at Dental House Group as a dental nurse. Krystal has worked in dentistry since 2011. She enjoys working closely with the dentists and helping patients each day.
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“I love working with a supportive group of people that allow me to push myself and who are open to my ideas. Our clinic has a great atmosphere and a fun loving environment to work in.”

“I love to keep active whether I’m outdoors or indoors. I’m a very bubbly and energetic, therefore I tend to surround myself with people that are as energetic as myself whom I can bounce ideas off. I enjoy spending most of my time with my family and friends, they encourage me to work harder and enjoy every day like it’s my last.”

To keep active during her time off work, Krystal enjoys playing indoor soccer, going to the gym and walking her dogs Twitch and Zeeva. When she’s in relaxation mode, you’ll find her at her holiday cabin by the fire or cooking up a storm.Speciality: Dental Nursing

Work Days: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri

 

Hannah

Dental Assistant

Hannah works at Dental House Group as a Dental Assistant for 2 years. Hannah has been in the dental industry for a decade and adores the variety that job brings. She loves the hardworking Dental House team and how they get to make such a huge impact on patients’ oral health.

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“I am a local; I love the patients and people I work with. This practice has a very caring and personal nature that I love.”

In her spare time, Hannah likes to exercise, binge watch Netflix, being with her family, socialising and food.

Speciality: Dental Nursing

Education: Cert III Dental Assisting

Work Days: Mon, Sat

 

Melissa

Dental Assistant

Melissa works at Dental House Group as a Dental Assistant. With over a decade of experience, Melissa’s favourite part of the job is seeing her patients leave the practice with a smile on their face. She loves being able to play a part in helping then achieve their goals.

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Melissa believes in providing the best possible service to the community and working with dentists whose work she has complete trust and faith in.

Outside of work, Melissa enjoys languages, reading, lead-lighting and crafts.

Speciality: Dental Nursing

Education: Cert III Dental Assisting

Work Days: Tue – Sat

 

Elise

Dental Assistant

Elise has five years’ experience in dental and enjoys helping patients feel at ease and talking to new people every day. She loves coming to work and seeing patients overcome their fear of the dentist.
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Outside of work, Elise likes camping, shopping, catching up with family and friends, relaxing with her partner and adventures with her German Shepherd, Anzac (they often end up sharing an ice cream!).

Speciality: Dental Nursing

Education: Cert III Dental Assisting

Work Days: Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat

 

Eboni

Dental Assistant

Eboni joined the Dental House team nine months ago and has been working as a dental nurse for five years. She loves the positive energy at the practice from both her team and patients.
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Eboni is passionate about having a positive impact on people’s lives and making people feel good about themselves.

In her spare time, Eboni enjoys going to the movies/drive-in, food and restaurants, spending time with friends and family, and shopping.

Speciality: Dental Nursing

Work Days: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri

 

Bree

Dental Assistant

Bree joined the team in the last year and enjoys meeting new patients and making them feel safe and comfortable.
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She loves to spend time with her daughter, family and dog as well as catching up with friends and fitness classes.

Speciality: Dental Nursing

Education: Cert III Dental Assisting

Work Days: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

 

Samone

Dental Assistant

Samone is a recent addition to the team and has four years’ experience as a dental assistant. She cares about ensuring patients feel relaxed and comfortable while at the dentist.
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“It’s a nice feeling coming to work happy and enjoying the team you work with. The clinic and team helps our patients feel relaxed and comfortable each visit which I care about.”

In her spare time, Samone enjoys spending time with her family, caring for her daughter, day trips and enjoying life.

Speciality: Dental Nursing

Work Days: Wed, Sat

 

Keeley

Dental Assistant

Keeley started at Dental House Group six months ago and enjoys working as part of a team. She loves working at a dental practice and enjoys what she does every day.

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In her spare time, Keeley loves playing netball, spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, playing with her dog and going shopping.

Speciality: Dental Nursing

Work Days: Tues, Thur, Fri, Sat

 

Lisa

Dental Assistant

As a seasoned dental assistant, Lisa has over 28 years of experience working in different locations, public and private with people in all walks of life.

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Outside of work, Lisa loves travelling, spending quality time with her dog and is a fitness enthusiast!

Speciality: Dental Nursing

Work Days: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat

 

Courtney

Dental Assistant

Courtney has been working as a Dental Assistant for three years. She also experienced similar roles in the past like General Dental Assistant, four-handed dentistry and assisting with CEREC crowns.
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She loves working for Dental House because of its excellent team environment, latest technology and for the family-oriented practice. She is passionate about patient care, infection control, and contributing to a positive workplace.

Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family and friends. She also likes camping, fishing and travelling.

Speciality: Dental Nursing

Work Days: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat

 

Kiara

Dental Assistant / Marketing Assistant

Kiara works at Dental House Group as a Dental Assistant and Marketing Assistant. She has four years of experience working as a dental nurse.
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“I love dental nursing and making the patients feel at ease. I am also involved in marketing for Dental House. Marketing is something I love doing, and it makes coming to work so easy. I love always being busy.”

Outside of work, she loves playing netball with friends and making herself busy on her grazing table business called The Grazing Girls.

Speciality: Dental Nursing, Marketing
Work Days: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs,

 

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