Evatt Dental Care

Meet The Team

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Lead Dentist

Dr Deborah Kong

Evatt Dental Care welcomed Dr Deborah Kong to the practice in December 2014 as the lead dentist. Dr Kong was born and raised in Canberra. Dr Kong moved to Adelaide to complete her dental qualifications, obtaining her Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2007. After graduating she spent a number of years working in Sydney before returning to her home city, where she is able to spend more time with her family.

Dr Kong is highly experienced across all aspects of general dentistry and is committed to providing her patients with high quality dental care that is tailored to suit their…

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Evatt Dental Care welcomed Dr Deborah Kong to the practice in December 2014 as the lead dentist. Dr Kong was born and raised in Canberra. Dr Kong moved to Adelaide to complete her dental qualifications, obtaining her Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2007. After graduating she spent a number of years working in Sydney before returning to her home city, where she is able to spend more time with her family.

Dr Kong is highly experienced across all aspects of general dentistry and is committed to providing her patients with high quality dental care that is tailored to suit their individual needs. She focuses on preventative dental care and aims to work alongside her patients to help deliver them excellent oral health. Dr Kong also enjoys working with anxious patients and finds it extremely rewarding to assist them in overcoming their dental fears.

Committed to furthering her professional development, Dr Kong regularly attends continuing education courses to ensure she keeps up to date with the rapidly changing world of dentistry. She has been awarded with accreditation with the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry. Additionally, she has completed her SomnoMed course and attended lectures on the snoring and sleep disorder therapy, including the use of mandibular advancement devices/splints to manage the condition. Dr Kong is a SomnoMed Dental Sleep Professional.

Dr Kong strongly believes in giving back to the community and the dental profession. Since 2011, Dr Deborah Kong has been serving on the ACT Dental Group Committee in the positions of secretary and general committee member. She started serving on the Australia Dental Association NSW ACT and Southlands Division committee in 2016 and was on the organising committee for the 2019 Australian Dental Association NSW Convention. In 2017, Dr Kong volunteered in Vietnam with the Christian Health Aid Team providing much needed dental services to poor and disadvantaged children and carers at schools and orphanages. Dr Kong is also a regular volunteer at the Australian Dental Association's Red Cross Clinics which provides emergency dental care to asylum seekers.

Dr Kong welcomes international patients being able to speak Cantonese and Mandarin.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Kong enjoys watching movies, hiking, travelling and is an avid theatre goer. She likes to stay active to counteract her love for all things food related by going to the gym and running.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Tara Lagos

Associate dentist, Dr Tara Lagos, was welcomed to the Maven Dental Evatt team in April 2015. Dr Lagos graduated from Griffith University in 2013, and holds a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and Graduate Diploma in Dentistry (receiving the Griffith University Academic Excellence Award).

Prior to joining the Evatt practice in her hometown of Canberra, Dr Lagos gained valuable experience working at Nepean Hospital in Sydney where she practiced general and emergency dentistry. During this time she took part in a clinical rotation at the Paediatric Department at Westmead Centre for Oral Health. Dr Lagos has also volunteered…

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Associate dentist, Dr Tara Lagos, was welcomed to the Maven Dental Evatt team in April 2015. Dr Lagos graduated from Griffith University in 2013, and holds a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and Graduate Diploma in Dentistry (receiving the Griffith University Academic Excellence Award).

Prior to joining the Evatt practice in her hometown of Canberra, Dr Lagos gained valuable experience working at Nepean Hospital in Sydney where she practiced general and emergency dentistry. During this time she took part in a clinical rotation at the Paediatric Department at Westmead Centre for Oral Health. Dr Lagos has also volunteered in remote clinics across rural Queensland and Vanuatu.

Dr Lagos enjoys getting to know her patients and helping to make a positive impact on their lives. She is passionate about fostering fun and positive dental experiences, and ensures she takes the time to understand the individual needs of her patients.

While enjoying all aspects of general dentistry, Dr Lagos holds clinical interests in restorative and paediatric dentistry. She additionally places strong emphasis on preventative care and incorporates this into her approach with every patient. Dr Lagos regularly attends professional development courses and training to further her skills and knowledge.

Away from the practice, Dr Lagos is often found spending quality time with her family and friends, painting, drawing, hiking and enjoying all things outdoors.

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Dental Hygienist/Oral Health Therapist

Melwyn Monteiro

Melwyn obtained his Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Sydney in 2012 and joined the team at Evatt Dental Care in early 2013. Melwyn's degree sees him formally qualified as an Oral Health Therapist. This means that he is able to treat gum disease as a hygienist for patients of any age. In addition to this, Melwyn’s scope gives him the opportunity to practice paediatric restorative dentistry on patients under the age of 18.

Treating his patients with a high level of respect and care, Melwyn strives to bring out the best in his patients. He believes in empowering…

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Melwyn obtained his Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Sydney in 2012 and joined the team at Evatt Dental Care in early 2013. Melwyn's degree sees him formally qualified as an Oral Health Therapist. This means that he is able to treat gum disease as a hygienist for patients of any age. In addition to this, Melwyn’s scope gives him the opportunity to practice paediatric restorative dentistry on patients under the age of 18.

Treating his patients with a high level of respect and care, Melwyn strives to bring out the best in his patients. He believes in empowering individuals to make positive changes, that results in an improvement in their dental and general health. Melwyn is passionate about dental health promotion and continues to make countless visits to local schools and preschools. He is proud to deliver educational presentations to children on the importance of maintaining excellent dental health and its key role in the prevention of dental issues.

Whilst Melwyn enjoys treating all patients under his care, he has always shown a natural affinity for treating children. He is continually humbled by the compliments he receives with regards to his ability to treat younger patients and those who are anxious. He strives to make dental visits enjoyable, and is truly passionate about creating a comfortable environment that allows patients to feel at ease.

Melwyn possesses a keen desire to learn, and continually attends professional development courses to build on his knowledge of dentistry and general health.

In his spare time Melwyn enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoys recreational outdoor activities and sports which include Tennis, Cricket, Swimming and Running.