Nova Dental

Meet The Team

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Principal Dentist

Dr Jon Kozeniauskas

Dr Jon Kozeniauskas is the driven and passionate principal dentist at NovaDental in Melbourne. Dr Kozeniauskas, having already completed his Bachelor of Science (1972), went on to complete his Bachelor of Dental Science in 1976 in Melbourne. Following his passion for dentistry, he returned to university in 1987 to pursue his Masters in Dental Science.

In the practice, Dr ​Kozeniauskas is dedicated to helping his patients' achieve optimal dental health, function and cosmetic solutions. In addition to general dentistry, he holds special interest and experience in TMJ and reconstructive dentistry and dental implants. His skills in these areas see him…

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Dr Jon Kozeniauskas is the driven and passionate principal dentist at NovaDental in Melbourne. Dr Kozeniauskas, having already completed his Bachelor of Science (1972), went on to complete his Bachelor of Dental Science in 1976 in Melbourne. Following his passion for dentistry, he returned to university in 1987 to pursue his Masters in Dental Science.

In the practice, Dr ​Kozeniauskas is dedicated to helping his patients' achieve optimal dental health, function and cosmetic solutions. In addition to general dentistry, he holds special interest and experience in TMJ and reconstructive dentistry and dental implants. His skills in these areas see him sought out by patients as well as his peers - for guidance and treatment planning in these areas.

In addition to his qualifications, Dr ​Kozeniauskas has also completed specialised training in implants and reconstructive dentistry. His career has also seen him take on an academic role including lecturing at the Melbourne University (1987-1991), teaching implant programs (1992-current) and carrying out Post Graduate Clinical Training Programs in full mouth cosmetic and full mouth rehabilitation (implants, crowns and bridges).

Dr ​Kozeniauskas loves the varying aspects of his role and enjoys the challenges dentistry has to offer. He strives to provide the highest quality dental care to his patients and finds great joy in providing them with beautiful smiles and seeing how it transforms their lives.

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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.

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Associate Dentist

Dr David Kozor

Graduating from Charles Sturt University in 2013, Dr David Kozor is a talented member of the Nova Dental team. Relocating to Melbourne in March 2016, Dr Kozor brings a wealth of dental experience and a friendly smile to the Collins Street practice. Exceeding expectations and endeavouring to give sceptical and nervous patients a renewed sense of trust is part of the job that Dr Kozor cherishes.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 2013, Dr Kozor began his career in a private practice in Albury, NSW. Whilst based in the border-town, Dr Kozor was also a registered nurse…

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Graduating from Charles Sturt University in 2013, Dr David Kozor is a talented member of the Nova Dental team. Relocating to Melbourne in March 2016, Dr Kozor brings a wealth of dental experience and a friendly smile to the Collins Street practice. Exceeding expectations and endeavouring to give sceptical and nervous patients a renewed sense of trust is part of the job that Dr Kozor cherishes.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 2013, Dr Kozor began his career in a private practice in Albury, NSW. Whilst based in the border-town, Dr Kozor was also a registered nurse at Albury/Wodonga Private Hospital catering to complex extraction cases and special needs dentistry.

Dr Kozor’s dental interests include smile design, cosmetic remodelling of the smile, and endodontics. Dr Kozor is committed to increasing his knowledge and skills to allow him to provide high-quality care for all his patients. In the near future, he intends to pursue learning opportunities in dental implants, fillers, and botox. He has also completed the following personal development courses to better his knowledge within the industry:

  • Sirona 3D radiography course
  • ProTaper Next Introduction and Advanced courses
  • Inman Aligner Basic and advanced courses.
  • SmileTRU Orthodontic Aligners.
  • Sirona CAD/CAM and Digital Design

Away from Nova Dental, Dr Kozor is a keen musician. He is also an overly-competitive tennis player and avid Scuba diver, achieving his Master's Certification in 2015.

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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.

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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…

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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 Jon’s 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.

 

 

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Associate Dentist

Dr Fiona Kelly

Dr Fiona Kelly has more than 30 years experience in the dental industry. Throughout this time, she has worked in both rural and city communities where she has had extensive experience in theatre, surgery, and emergency dental procedures. In recent years, and as her career has developed, her focus has moved to restorative and cosmetic dentistry - she loves to fix a smile and change peoples lives.

Dr Kelly finds great satisfaction in the initial check up and diagnosis process. She enjoys getting to know the patient along with the unique circumstances of their situation and how that correlates to…

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Dr Fiona Kelly has more than 30 years experience in the dental industry. Throughout this time, she has worked in both rural and city communities where she has had extensive experience in theatre, surgery, and emergency dental procedures. In recent years, and as her career has developed, her focus has moved to restorative and cosmetic dentistry - she loves to fix a smile and change peoples lives.

Dr Kelly finds great satisfaction in the initial check up and diagnosis process. She enjoys getting to know the patient along with the unique circumstances of their situation and how that correlates to the condition in the mouth. She also enjoys changing perceptions about what a dental visit should be like by consistently striving to make appointments memorable - for all the right reasons. ​Not only does she like to solve immediate dental problems, but she also enjoys developing a long term plan so that patients can have future excellent dental health. 

Dr Fiona is currently studying the Williamson leadership program 2020 with leadership Victoria. A program that teaches its students to become better leaders in the community, making the world and workplaces better.

Outside of work, one of Dr Kelly's biggest passions is the Arts, and can usually be found spending her spare time reading or attending the gym.