Our Team

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Who says Work can't be Fun?

We are very fortunate to have an amazing trained and skilled group of Team Members, who turn even the busiest days into an enjoyable and fun experience.

Monique — Treatment Coordinator

moniqueOur amazing treatment coordinator, Monique, joined us in 2011, and has vast experience in the field of dentistry and customer service.

Monique has experienced herself many orthodontic appliances, including a quad helix, a headgear, and full braces. She used to be able to fit a $2 coin in between her front teeth!!! Having gone through this she is able to relate to our patients and give them first hand advice on what is involved in the process. Monique will accompany you as you are introduced to our clinic and will explain the process of treatment that is involved. She will also help you structure your payment plan most conveniently, and in a way that would best suit your individual needs. You will find her compassionate and professional so do not hesitate to discuss any of your Orthodontic concerns with her.

Monique is currently taking her maternity leave. We look forward to her return (as soon as mum and bub will get some well deserved sleep)

Vanessa — Senior Dental Assistant

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Vanessa joined us after close to 20 years of General Dental Assisting, mostly in the area of Bentleigh which she loves.

Her extensive and rewarding career included a variety of roles such as chairside assisting, treatment coordination and practice management. 

Although relatively new to orthodontics, she quickly picked up the nuances of ortho, and helps coordinating treatments and financials.

As a mother herself to two adolescence, she helps parents and children go through the initial process of treatment with a kind and compassionate manner.

I love spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy living an active life, listening to music (when I get the chance....) traveling and being outdoors. Its great to work with Dr Tepper-Adler and to get to see how patients' teeth move and form big new smiles every day. 

Amanda — Senior Dental Assistant

IMG_8665.jpgAmanda has recently returned to the clinical aspects of Orthodontic after an exciting career with one of Australia's largest Dental and Orthodontic Supply companies, as well as running her own successful business while her children were growing up.

She has been a certified Dental Assistant since 1998, and has spent most of her clinical years as a treatment coordinator and assisting Orthodontic Specialists near Melbourne.

Her friendly and professional manner, along with the wealth of experience and knowledge she brings, make her such a valuable asset to our team.

Kerrie — Dental Assistant  and Schedule Coordinator

IMG_8700.jpgKerrie joined us first as a front desk schedule coordinator. Her background in Event Management and Hospitality comes in very useful when it comes to assisting Dr Tepper Adler in running her busy schedule. Soon she got involved in all aspects of the practice and has recently graduated the Dental Assisting course at RMIT.

Outside work, I just love cooking, Yoga, traveling and socializing with friends and family.

Katrina — Dental Assistant Trainee 

katrina_resized.jpgKat has joined us as a trainee after over a year of General Dental Assisting. She finds the fast pace of Orthodontics fun and exciting. Her bubbly personality and infectious smile makes even the anxious children very relaxed and positive.

She recently started her course in Dental Assisting at RMIT and loves it!

Natalie — Dental Therapist

natalieWe are extremely fortunate to have Natalie, our vibrant and highly skilled Dental Therapist, assisting Dr. Tepper-Adler at the surgery, and contributing to making your teeth look great. As a Dental Therapist, Natalie has had specialised training in treating the teeth of children and adults. With experience in performing local anesthesia, extraction, restorations, cleaning and the taking of radiographs she hence brings a wealth of experience to our practice.

I love the way Orthodontics combines health, wellbeing and beauty. I see how we change people's lives and feel very privileged to be part of that journey. 

Daniel — Practice Manager

danielAlthough most of the time behind the scenes, Daniel finds time in addition to his research and practice in optometry, to help run the clinic smoothly and efficiently. He is always happy to resolve any unattended issues, but is usually being asked by parents’ questions regarding his area of expertise: children's vision.