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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 minimal discomfort 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.

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.

Lisa

Clinical Team Leader

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.

Elise

Clinical Manager 

Elise has six 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.

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.

Samantha

Oral Health Therapist

Samantha is a strong believer that dentistry is not expensive; neglect is. Her main objective is to encourage patients to attend the dentist regularly by making their experience not only fun but educational.
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Outside of work she loves to travel, eat, train (because she eats too much) and spend time with her friends, family and pets.


My Dog

This is Curtis, a Bulldog.
His favourite food: Garlic bread
His favourite toy: His fluffy monkey
His favourite thing to do: Roll in dirt

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 practicing as an Oral Health Therapist with us for over a year now. She is passionate about oral health education and preventative care. Her priority is to make her patients feel comfortable and at ease. It gives her great joy to establish a good working relationship with a patient and be able to help patients feel confident about their smile.
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Separate from treating patients, Tessa is also a clinical supervisor for the University of Melbourne final year Bachelor of Oral Health Students. Every month Tessa also participates in an Outreach Rural Program that provides dental care and oral health education to a remote Aboriginal community.

Outside of work, Tessa is a food enthusiast and enjoys baking on her days off.

Specialty: Oral Health Therapist
Education: Bachelor of Oral Health Science (Charles Sturt University)
Work Days: Wed, Fri, Sat

Tara

Hygienist

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


My Dog

This is Sprinkles, a Pug.
Her favourite food: Anything and everything
Her favourite toy: Mina teddy bear
Her favourite thing to do: Going for walks and chewing bully sticks

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

 

Kiara

Front Office Coordinator / 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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She loves working at Dental House Group because having such an amazing team makes coming to work so much easier.

Marketing is something she loves doing. She loves pushing herself and showing off her ability at work.

Outside of work, she loves spending time with family and friends. She also loves travelling, camping, cooking and DIY projects.


My Cat

This is Patch.
His favourite food: Chicken
His favourite toy: Millie Mouse
His favourite thing to do: Lay by the fire all-day

Bethany

Front Office Coordinator

Beth joined the admin team in November 2020. Beth loves working for Dental House Group as it’s a great vibe and the team is super friendly. She enjoys hanging out with family and friends on the weekend, going to Echuca, skiing out on the river and watching the Dees play at the MCG.

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She loves to meet new patients and is always willing to leave them with a big smile.

Beth works full time at both Bacchus Marsh and Sunbury Dental House.

Specialty: Office Coordinator

Work Days: Monday – Wednesday and Saturdays.

Ally

Front Office Coordinator

Ally joined the team back in October 2020. Ally is currently studying to become a Nurse and Midwife at Victoria University. She enjoys camping down at the river, playing sports and spending time with family and friends.

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Ally loves working at dental house group because she gets to meet new people and be involved with their dental journey.

Specialty: Office Coordinator

Work Days: Wednesday – Saturday

Kayla

Front Office Coordinator

Taya

Front Office Coordinator

Dental Assistants

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


My Dogs

This is Penny, a Miniature Dachshund.
Her favourite food: Anything she can find
Her favourite toy: Everything that she can chew
Her favourite thing to do: Bark at nothing

This is Prince, a Miniature Dachshund.
His favourite food: Anything but dog food
His favourite toy: His teddy bear
His favourite thing to do: Going for walks

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

 

Eboni

Dental Assistant

Eboni 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

 

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 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

 

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

 

Alana

Dental Assistant

Alana is one of our trainees that has been with us at Bacchus Marsh Dental House. Alana loves the variety, meeting new patients and making them feel comfortable, at ease and feel more confident. It’s a very rewarding role for her!

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She finds Oral Heath very interesting and she loves seeing how happy patients are after they have had a full clean and walk out with a smile.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and enjoys learning everything dental!. She is a natural at putting patients at ease and is always eager to learn more.

Cassie

Dental Assistant

Cassie loves working with the Dental House Group, because our team is so welcoming and friendly. She is a new dental assistant and the support and opportunities that are offered here at Dental House Group are endless. She hopes to go further in the dental industry as it something that really interests for her future.
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Things she enjoys doing when she’s not working at Dental House are spending time with her friends and family, enduring long walks with her dog and baking sweets for her family.

Sarah

Dental Assistant

Sarah has recently joined the dental house team and has had 2 years dental experience. She enjoys working with the dental house group as they have such a variety of procedures and dentists specialising in different areas.
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In Sarah’s spare time, she enjoys entertaining and cooking as well as going to festivals and watching Netflix.

Leo

Dental Assistant

Kayla

Dental Assistant

Isabella

Dental Assistant

Nikkita

Dental Assistant

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