Nova Dental, Melbourne CBD

Meet The Team

DR NIKHITA ARORA | Dental Melbourne
Associate Dentist

Dr Nikhita Arora

Dr Nikhita Arora is a passionate dentist that joined the Nova Dental Melbourne team in 2018. Dr Arora loves combining her passion for art with an interest in health science to provide functional and aesthetic dental solutions for her patients. Creating confidence by helping her patients achieve a beautiful smile is something that Nikhita says she will never tire of.

After graduating in a Bachelor of Dental Science and gaining a Graduate Diploma in Oral Surgery, Dr Arora spent time volunteering her services both domestically in Rural Queensland and internationally in India and Vietnam. In between her volunteering efforts she…

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Dr Nikhita Arora is a passionate dentist that joined the Nova Dental Melbourne team in 2018. Dr Arora loves combining her passion for art with an interest in health science to provide functional and aesthetic dental solutions for her patients. Creating confidence by helping her patients achieve a beautiful smile is something that Nikhita says she will never tire of.

After graduating in a Bachelor of Dental Science and gaining a Graduate Diploma in Oral Surgery, Dr Arora spent time volunteering her services both domestically in Rural Queensland and internationally in India and Vietnam. In between her volunteering efforts she also spent over five years working in private practices across Melbourne.

Dr Arora’s dental interests lie in Endodontics, and aesthetic based restorative prosthodontics and functions. Nikhita constantly seeks opportunities to increase her knowledge and skills, actively completing professional development courses as well as researching contemporary techniques in dentistry.

Outside of Nova Dental, Dr Arora is a lover of art and a keen photographer. She also enjoys keeping fit by performing yoga and travelling the world.

DR ANTHONY O'ROURKE | Melbourne Dentist
Associate Dentist

Dr Anthony O'Rourke

Dr Anthony O’Rourke 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-oriented 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 and the use of CEREC in everyday dentistry

Anthony also co-founded, the Clinical…

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Dr Anthony O’Rourke 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-oriented 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 and the use of CEREC in everyday dentistry

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

Dr O’Rourke joined Nova Dental, part of Maven Dental group, in July 2020. Anthony brings a wealth of experience to 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 his patients.

Anthony’s special areas of interest and expertise are in the fields of cosmetic dentistry, implant prosthodontics, TMJ (jaw joints), splint therapy, and digital dentistry.

Throughout his career, he has been committed to pursue postgraduate education and has attended multiple further education courses in Australia, Europe and the USA.  Dr O’Rourke completed the Pankey Institute continuum at their Advanced Dental Education Centre in Miami.

 

 

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 | Nova Dental Melbourne
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!).