Dr Robert Harper
Dr Robert Harper has been a dentist for 34 years.
He has a passion for his job and thoroughly enjoys the interaction with his patients, as well as the technical aspect of being a dentist.
Dr Harper graduated from Melbourne University in 1976 and after working in the suburbs on Melbourne, moved to Portland, in Western Victoria where he not only gained a vast knowledge in dentistry, but also the ability to engage with people and understand their dental needs across all facets of dentistry. Dr Harper gained much experience in Portland but decided to further enhance his career in Melbourne and undertook a course in ‘Crown and Bridge’ at Melbourne University, as well as setting up a practice in Swanston Street.
Dr Harper’s passion is to have the latest technology and a well-designed, hygienic and joyful environment to work in and be supported by talented and caring staff. A move to Bridge Road, Richmond has encompassed his idea of a great practice - a of the state of the art surgery designed with excellent dentistry in mind and comfort for the staff and patients.
A highly dedicated dentist and regular participant in Continuing Professional Development, Dr Harper also loves nothing more than spending time with his family, cooking for everybody and getting into the great outdoors as much as possible. Oh and did we forget to mention- he likes photography! He appreciates the fact that his profession has allowed him to work in an Aboriginal Community and he continues to provide dentistry to the less privileged through various ventures.
We continue to be amazed at his level of enthusiasm for all things dentistry and we know he is very proud of the practice he has created at Richmond.
Dr Sally Whitmore
Sally is the newest member of our team at Richmond Fine Dentistry. Originally hailing from Maryborough, she spent 17 years in Perth before seeing the light and moving back east in January 2013.
Sally has a bit of a travel bug which she has managed to combine with her passion for drilling and filling. Sally has worked not only in metropolitan WA, but along its beautiful south coast, in remote Aboriginal communities, and has also done a stint as a volunteer in Vietnam. Despite an ultimate ambition to specialise in orthodontics Sally is thoroughly enjoying the full range of dental challenges here in Richmond.
When she's not busy with her pintsized hands in someones mouth, Sally loves contorting her body in Bikram yoga, and is a keen (if slightly uncoordinated) snowboarder.
Nicole Masters came to our practice from South Australia where she graduated from her Bachelor of Oral Health.
Nicole had previously worked as a dental nurse then realised she could make a difference to people’s lives by becoming a hygienists/therapist. We’re glad she decided to become a hygienist/therapist- she is great at helping her patients improve their oral health condition.
Young children and teenagers relate well to Nicole- she can really engage with them and therefore gets good results because of patient motivation. They sense the happy environment she and Maddy create and this makes the appointment more relaxed and comfortable and children/teenagers more receptive to information and education. Healthy smiles growing up = happy smiling adults. Nicole spent some years after graduating in a great practice in Mildura but now resides in Melbourne. Nicole is available for school children education and public speaking events for people interested in oral health, like staff at nursing homes and hospitals.
Nicole is busy outside of Richmond Fine Dentistry, being active in the great outdoors and enjoys Pilates and music.
Navkiran (Nav) Grewal
Nav graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science Degree in India where she practiced as a General Dentist until migrating to New Zealand in 2004, where she stayed until 2010 before moving to marvellous Melbourne.
She completed her Advanced Diploma in Oral Health (Hygiene) from Adelaide in 2011 to qualify as a dental Hygienist and has been registed with the Australian Dental Board sine then. Nav has been a member of Richond Fine Dentistry from April 2012 and now works Mondays and Saturdays.
Nav is a passionate, friendly member of staff who enjoys her work as a Hygienist and is committed to providing excellent care. She particularly enjoys helping ease the anxiety many patients experience. She is dedicated to providing patients with gental treatment and is passionate about sharing her knowledge to assist them in achieving their dental goals.
Besides working as a Dental Hygienist she loves spending time with her family and exploring Melbourne.
Ameena Basile is our Practice Manager and ‘wonder woman’ at Richmond Fine Dentistry.
Any issue with computers, rosters, MYOB, phones not working, printer gone bung or you just need to have a chat, Ameena can help.
Ameena is always thinking ahead of ideas to incorporate into our practice to enhance our level of service and ensuring the implementation of these ideas. Having grown up in country NSW she is very resourceful, and reliably manages our staff and patients, with competence and calmness.
Ameena has been with us for 6 years and has 18 years’ experience in Medical and Dental Clinics with clinical and administrative back ground. Ameenahas completed Diploma in Practice Management and with her previous accountancy studies; she is a real asset to the team at Richmond Fine Dentistry.
Mother to a beautiful 3 year old, she is a busy Mum and wife, and loves to spend time with her extended family, enjoying the good life. Like all our staff she loves holidays and experiencing new destinations.
Claudia is our enthusiastic dental assistant
She will always greet you with a lovely smile no matter the time of day.
Claudia is a very experienced nurse and has completed the radiography course so she can now take digital x-rays and OPG’s.
Claudia is well organised, happy to help and quite skilled with laboratory work, with the making of mouth guards and whitening trays.
Claudia has been with us only a short time but already reflects our Practice values, and is a caring, calm person who loves her job and loves to enjoy her life. Claudia is an ideal assistant to Dr Harper and Dr Whitmore, is a great team member and helps make our days run smoothly.
If you have met Lidia already, you will know what we mean when we say how delightful, caring and genuine she is. Having worked with Dr Harper for 5 years, they work as a great team and Lidia is an excellent patient care coordinator because she has a vast knowledge about treatment planning and is patient and caring.
Lidia always follows up with treatment plans or whitening results, and cares very much about her patients. Our patients keep coming back, when Lidia goes on holidays, time and time again we hear, “Where's Lidia?” Often she has gone back to her home town Perth, or she might be in Thailand having far too much fun.
Lidia loves her Melbourne life of catching up with friends, going to the gym, dancing and socialising.
Judy is the Business Manager at Richmond Fine Dentistry.
Having recently completed her Bachelor of Health Information Management after many years of part time study whilst raising children, she is well qualified to manage the many aspects of our busy dental practice.
Judy has a passion for accurate information and secure storage of patient information- so her skills are much appreciated at our fully digital Practice. Having been in the dentistry field for 20 years and being married to a dentist for nearly as long, she lives and loves dentistry. Judy is always happy to help with all aspects of the dental practice, and manages the reception for physiotherapy and the hand rehabilitation clinics that share our rooms. We always know when she is around because the magazine selection is fancy, the flowers abundant and the aromatherapy smells great.
Judy takes pride in maintaining a high standard of care at all levels within our practice. Judy loves to play tennis, devour house design magazines and enjoy weekends away with the family to appreciate the simple things in life.
Adriana is our lovely Hygiene Coordinator who has a passion for the dental industry and patient care, having completed her certificate 3 in dental assisting she is full of knowledge. Adriana loved spending time with her patients talking and getting to know them.
Adriana enjoys her time away from work with friends trying new cafes and restraunts, spending time with her nephew, trying new recipies in the kitchen and going for a run.
Sarah is our Front office Coordinator. She will be the smiling face who greets you as you enter the practice. Sarah has a background in customer service roles and front desk duties having previous experience in dental. Sarah will do her best to provide answers to your questions and assist you in schedulng of any appointments.
Having recently moved to Melbourne she is enjoying finding her way around and trying new cafes and restaurants.
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