Nova Dental, Melbourne CBD

Meet The Team

Dr Anthony O’Rourke Lead Dentist Nova Dental Melbourne CBD
Lead Dentist

Dr Anthony O'Rourke

Dr Anthony O’Rourke, our Lead Clinician, graduated from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2005 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery.

Following his studies, Dr O’Rourke took a position in the National Health Scheme’s Vocational Training Scheme, which involved working in both emergency clinics and a family orientated practice. In 2006 he began work at a mixed private practice in Cheshire, UK.

In 2014, Anthony moved to Melbourne to work in one of Australia’s largest private dental practices. Whilst working here, he focused his work on digital dentistry to provide fully comprehensive care and the use of…

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Dr Anthony O’Rourke, our Lead Clinician, graduated from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2005 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery.

Following his studies, Dr O’Rourke took a position in the National Health Scheme’s Vocational Training Scheme, which involved working in both emergency clinics and a family orientated practice. In 2006 he began work at a mixed private practice in Cheshire, UK.

In 2014, Anthony moved to Melbourne to work in one of Australia’s largest private dental practices. Whilst working here, he focused his work on digital dentistry to provide fully comprehensive care and the use of CEREC in everyday dentistry.

Anthony also co-founded, the Clinical advisory board, Clinical governance committee, the new grad mentoring scheme, and jointly ran the continued professional development programme for over 80 clinicians and specialists.

Anthony is committed to training and mentoring the next generation of Dentists to excel, both personally and professionally.

Dr O’Rourke joined Nova Dental, part of Maven Dental, in July 2020.

Anthony brings a wealth of experience to lead the already highly skilled team at Nova. He thoroughly enjoys being able to offer a fully comprehensive experience to achieve the best possible outcomes available for each of his patients.

Anthony’s special areas of interest and expertise are in the fields of cosmetic dentistry, implant prosthodontics, splint therapy for TMJ and Sleep Apnoea, and the application of digital dentistry and AI into everyday oral health. He is a mentor and opinion leader in these fields.

Anthony also works closely with a broad range of other dental specialists and team members to ensure each of the patients at Nova Dental receive the best clinical care and service available.

Throughout his career, he has been at the forefront of technology in healthcare and continually pursues postgraduate education and has attended multiple further education courses in Australia, Europe and the USA, and is a member of multiple professional organisations across the globe.

Dr O’Rourke completed the Pankey Institute continuum at their Advanced Dental Education Centre in Miami.

Dr Dilhan Rajasingham Associate Dentist Nova Dental Melbourne CBD
Associate Dentist

Dr Dilhan Rajasingham

Dr Dilhan Rajasingham graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2012 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Following his studies, Dr Rajasingham worked in private practice in rural and metropolitan clinics where he gained comprehensive experience in clinical treatment.

It was early in life when Dr Rajasingham was first attracted to dentistry and orthodontics as he experienced the transformational impact it can have on someone’s health and lifestyle both aesthetically and functionally, firsthand.

Dr Rajasingham joined Nova Dental in 2021 and enjoys working with the diverse, creative and skilled team. He is excited to welcome new patients into his surgery…

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Dr Dilhan Rajasingham graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2012 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Following his studies, Dr Rajasingham worked in private practice in rural and metropolitan clinics where he gained comprehensive experience in clinical treatment.

It was early in life when Dr Rajasingham was first attracted to dentistry and orthodontics as he experienced the transformational impact it can have on someone’s health and lifestyle both aesthetically and functionally, firsthand.

Dr Rajasingham joined Nova Dental in 2021 and enjoys working with the diverse, creative and skilled team. He is excited to welcome new patients into his surgery where he can assist them on their journey to ensure a healthy smile for life while getting to know them more personally along the way! 

Dilhan is committed to his personal development and continuously strives to integrate diverse ideas and concepts to give his patients innovative, effective, and well- researched clinical treatment options. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics from City of London Dental School (2016) and a Master of Business Administration from Monash University (2021). Furthermore, he is currently a member of the ADA Digital Informatics and Digital Health Committee and has advisor roles in clinical and business capacities for healthcare startups.

Dilhan lives an active lifestyle and enjoys playing soccer, basketball and snowboarding in his spare time! He is constantly seeking out new adventures and frequently travels to experience new cultures around the world!

Dr Luisa Sanin Associate Dentist Nova Dental Melbourne CBD
Associate Dentist

Dr Luisa Sanin

Dr Luisa Sanin was born and raised in Colombia where she completed her Bachelor of Dentistry from the Universidad de Antioquia in Colombia in 2002. Upon completing her studies, she gained extensive experience and knowledge working in both rural and metropolitan dental practices. Dr Luisa’s passion for teeth lead her to further her education completing her Specialist Prosthodontist training in in 2007.

Since moving to Australia, Dr Luisa has worked within the private sector in various practices around Melbourne before joining the Nova Dental team. Dr Luisa is a highly passionate dentist and brings a wealth of knowledge to the…

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Dr Luisa Sanin was born and raised in Colombia where she completed her Bachelor of Dentistry from the Universidad de Antioquia in Colombia in 2002. Upon completing her studies, she gained extensive experience and knowledge working in both rural and metropolitan dental practices. Dr Luisa’s passion for teeth lead her to further her education completing her Specialist Prosthodontist training in in 2007.

Since moving to Australia, Dr Luisa has worked within the private sector in various practices around Melbourne before joining the Nova Dental team. Dr Luisa is a highly passionate dentist and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Nova Dental.

Although Dr Luisa enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, she has special interest in dental crowns, bridgework and implant retained restorations as she takes great joy out of being able to restore function and aesthetics for her patients. She is committed to providing the highest level of dental care and aims to ensure her patients maintain their oral health in between routine check-ups as prevention is better than cure! Dr Luisa believes it is of utmost importance to develop long and trusting relationships to her patients as she strives to provide a great experience for everyone at our Melbourne CBD dental practice.

Dr Luisa keeps up to date with the latest developments within dentistry by regularly attending continuing professional development courses; ensuring she is using modern technique and technology on her patients.

Outside of the practice Dr Luisa enjoys outdoor activities, traveling and spending time with her family, including her 2 adopted cats!

Dr Jennifer Lam Associate Dentist Nova Dental
Associate Dentist

Dr Jennifer Lam

Dr Jennifer Lam has joined the team at Nova Dental as an experienced and passionate associate dentist. After graduating from a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry/Maters of Dentistry at La Trobe University in 2016, she practiced in regional and rural areas of Victoria including Bendigo, Mildura and Geelong. It is during this time that she gained thorough experience treating and tailoring individualised treatment plans to a range of patients from young children to the elderly.

Her passion for dentistry has taken her overseas where she volunteered her services to disadvantaged communities in Nepal, Cambodia and Vietnam. Dr Jennifer strives…

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Dr Jennifer Lam has joined the team at Nova Dental as an experienced and passionate associate dentist. After graduating from a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry/Maters of Dentistry at La Trobe University in 2016, she practiced in regional and rural areas of Victoria including Bendigo, Mildura and Geelong. It is during this time that she gained thorough experience treating and tailoring individualised treatment plans to a range of patients from young children to the elderly.

Her passion for dentistry has taken her overseas where she volunteered her services to disadvantaged communities in Nepal, Cambodia and Vietnam. Dr Jennifer strives to deliver the highest level of dentistry and enjoys being a part of her patient’s dental journeys. She works closely with her patients to cater for their individual needs and does her best to make their time in the chair a comfortable and informative experience.

Dr Jennifer loves all aspects of general dentistry however is particularly interested in endodontics, cosmetic restorations, and oral surgery, improving her patient’s quality of life and restoring confidence.

Outside of the practice Jennifer lives an active lifestyle! She enjoys exploring the outdoors, hiking, keeping fit with pilates and yoga, going for walks with her toy x miniature poodle Teddy and eating her way through Melbourne’s cafes and restaurants.

NATALIE VLAINIC | Nova Dental Melbourne
Oral Health Therapist

Natalie Vlainic

Joining the Nova Dental team in 2005 as a trainee dental assistant, Natalie Vlainic’s journey in dentistry has developed her into a talented and compassionate oral health therapist. After joining the Nova Dental team, Natalie completed a Certificate III in dental assisting at RMIT University in Melbourne. She then continued her studies as an Oral Health Therapist at the University of Melbourne graduating in 2011 before returning to the practice.

Throughout her career, Natalie has developed a passion for making a positive change in patients’ oral care through preventive dentistry, promotion, and education. She also has a keen interest in…

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Joining the Nova Dental team in 2005 as a trainee dental assistant, Natalie Vlainic’s journey in dentistry has developed her into a talented and compassionate oral health therapist. After joining the Nova Dental team, Natalie completed a Certificate III in dental assisting at RMIT University in Melbourne. She then continued her studies as an Oral Health Therapist at the University of Melbourne graduating in 2011 before returning to the practice.

Throughout her career, Natalie has developed a passion for making a positive change in patients’ oral care through preventive dentistry, promotion, and education. She also has a keen interest in periodontal disease treatment and maintenance. Natalie places great importance on her relationships with her patients and strives to provide a comfortable experience for everyone that visits Nova Dental. Developing as a professional is important to Natalie and she is committed to constantly learning to further her knowledge and skills to benefit her patients.

When not enjoying her time with her second family (the Nova Dental team), you can find Natalie spending quality time with her family and dog ‘Louis’, socialising with friends, or travelling the world.

Liana Jeffs Dental Hygienist Nova Dental Melbourne CBD
Hygienist

Liana Jeffs

Liana Jeffs joined the team at NovaDental in 2018 after 12 years in Perth working for a family dental practice. Liana graduated with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from Curtin University (WA) in 2006 before working in private practice. In 2018 she and her family decided to make the move across the country to Melbourne and join the NovaDental family.

Liana is passionate about periodontal disease and helping her patients develop long-term management plans for gum disease. She enjoys taking a practical approach to patient education ensuring her patients learn about the benefits of preventative care and maintaining optimal…

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Liana Jeffs joined the team at NovaDental in 2018 after 12 years in Perth working for a family dental practice. Liana graduated with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from Curtin University (WA) in 2006 before working in private practice. In 2018 she and her family decided to make the move across the country to Melbourne and join the NovaDental family.

Liana is passionate about periodontal disease and helping her patients develop long-term management plans for gum disease. She enjoys taking a practical approach to patient education ensuring her patients learn about the benefits of preventative care and maintaining optimal oral wellness. She also enjoys creating dazzling smiles with professional teeth whitening treatments.

Liana also loves creating positive dental experiences for all NovaDental’s patients. She believes a positive experience in the dental chair can change someone’s life, whether that be dental anxiety or boosting confidence in their smile.

When she’s not at the practice Liana loves spending time with her husband and three children. She also enjoys relaxing in the sun reading and baking delicious treats (tooth-friendly ones of course!).