Meet Our Team

The K1 Dental team is made up of people from a wide range of cultures, ages and walks of life that our patients can relate to. Our team includes dentists, oral hygienists, an oral surgeon and support staff. Each dentist has their own area of speciality so that we can better cater to our patients’ needs.

Dentists

Dr Jaclyn Fahey

Dentist

Jaclyn chose to go into dentistry after doing work experience in high school as a dental assistant. She continued to work in this position through high school and university. This invaluable work experience helped her see what a career in dentistry was really like and she loved the dynamic nature of working in a dental practice.

Jaclyn graduated from The University of Melbourne with honours in 2009. She has a special interest in root canal treatment and crowns and bridges. She believes in gentle. pain-free dentistry that is patient-focused. "I love interacting with patients and working in a close-knit team. The problem-solving skills required in dentistry keep the job very interesting. and I enjoy helping patients get out of pain or improve their smile. I have an underlying passion for dentistry and helping patients achieve ideal dental health outcomes."

Jaclyn enjoys working with the friendly patients at K1 Dental. She teaches them how to achieve or maintain dental health and provides them with the high-quality dental care they want.

Jaclyn is also a great help to patients with dental anxiety and can help you overcome your fears through positive dental experiences. Her love of food and travel, as well as her great sense of humour make Jaclyn easy for our patients to relate to. When not in the surgery. Jaclyn enjoys cooking, travelling and taking long walks.

Dr Jia Wen

Dentist

Jia chose to go into dentistry because she wanted to work in a team environment with a range of people.

She enjoys being able to help patients and improve their quality of life. Sometimes the effects of her work are instant, but she also likes seeing the longer journeys that some patients take to get good dental health and aesthetics.

She attended The University of Melbourne to achieve her Bachelor of Dental Science. Jia first started at K1 Dental as a dental assistant on the weekends while studying at university.

She livens up the practice with her bubbly personality and unbridled enthusiasm! Jia’s patients often compliment her on her gentleness, attention to detail and efficiency. She has a strong focus on a preventative treatment philosophy to help patients achieve optimal long-term dental health.

Jia finds dentistry challenging, but her passion for the field endures because she feels it provides a worthwhile contribution to society. Jia specialises in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, prosthodontics, endodontics and orthodontics. She is also an accredited Invisalign® provider. To maintain a high standard of patient care, Jia likes to keep up-to-date with continuing professional development courses.

Over the years, she has attended numerous courses on a national and international level to keep her on her toes and add to her passion for dentistry. When she’s not working, Jia enjoys travelling, reading, yoga, trying out new recipes and also speaks fluent Mandarin.

Dr Adam Evans

Dentist

Originally from the UK, Adam brings a wealth of experience from his own cosmetic dental practice and a long career in both public and private dentistry.

He relocated to Melbourne with his family in 2009. Prior to joining K1 Dental, he worked in the public sector as a senior dentist at the Dental Hospital. There, he demonstrated clinical dentistry to students at the university.

Adam has an interest in all aspects of general dentistry and orthodontics, which he’s been doing since 1991. When he’s not with patients, Adam enjoys a good game of golf and exploring the Dandenong Hills where he lives with his family.

Dr Sam Saeedi

Dentist

Dr Sam Saeedi was born and raised in Perth and graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Dental Science.

At age 11, he was the best kitchen hand at his father’s ice cream store, later to be promoted to general manager. Sam loves cookies and cream but has an appreciation for moderation and dental decay. He always aspires to bring smiles to the people around him and hence fell in love with the art of dentistry.

Sam recognises the value of effective communication with patients and colleagues. He strives for excellence and keeps up to date with new developments and resources in dentistry. In addition to English he also speaks Farsi.

Outside of dentistry he enjoys spending time with family and friends. He also particularly enjoys outdoor water activities, movies and music; and is always looking for new bike/hike paths to explore in Melbourne.

Sam believes the mouth is a portal to the entire body. For this reason, he lives by the motto that a healthy oral environment contributes to a nourished lifestyle.

Dr John Tia

Dentist

Dr John Tia graduated from the University of Sydney in 1999 and has over 19 years of experience and knowledge in private practice. He has recently relocated from Singapore with his young family to settle permanently in Melbourne, to enjoy the beautiful city and its lifestyle.

Known for his amiable and gentle approach to patient care, Dr John Tia believes that attention to detail, modern methods and really listening to understand individual needs are the cornerstones to giving the highest quality dental care for his patients. He believes in and enjoys assisting his patients to achieve beautiful, healthy smiles.

With extensive experience across all aspects of general dentistry, Dr John also holds special interests and skills in the areas of Dental Implants, Wisdom teeth removal, Invisalign and Aesthetic and Cosmetic dentistry – including treatment for rebuilding worn or heavily broken down teeth. He is also an accredited provider for INVISALIGN and Inman Aligner.

Away from the office, John enjoys spending quality time with his wife and 2 young kids. His other interests include badminton, basketball, travelling and home renovations. John is also a foodie and is always on the hunt for new destinations to discover and unwind.

Dr Branko Krstic

Dentist

Branko completed his dental degree in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1997. He then moved to the UK where he spent 15 years working in mixed NHS and private practices where he obtained a wealth of experience.

Branko completed his implant and sedation training whilst there too and attended extensive postgraduate courses and training. He relocated to Australia in 2012 and prior to joining K1 he worked in a group practice in outer Melbourne suburbs where he was a principal dentist and responsible for mentoring and guiding younger practitioners.

In his care he successfully mentored 12 young dentists whilst working there. Branko’s passion are root canal treatments, surgery, veneers, crown and bridge work and complex restorative cases including full mouth reconstructions and smile makeovers.

Outside work he is a bit of a foodie and enjoys going out for nice meals, travelling as well as spending time with his family.

Hygienists

Kim Ho

Hygienist

Kim graduated from Newcastle University with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Kim’s training allows her to provide extensive dental treatment for children as well as periodontal treatment and routine preventative care for adults. Kim is a very gentle and caring oral health hygienist / therapist. She is committed to providing the best oral health care and positive dental experience for all our patients.

Amanda Richards

Hygienist

Amanda has a special interest in preventative dental care, treating mild to moderate periodontal disease and in helping patients achieve their best possible smile through whitening procedures. Her scope enables her to see a wide variety of patients including children and adults and Amanda works closely with all of the dentists to achieve the best possible oral health outcomes for our patients. She prides herself on providing a high standard of care, and through evaluation, treatment and education helps her patients achieve optimal oral health and overall health for life.

Amanda loves spending time with my husband and three children. She enjoys travelling, playing guitar and cooking. She very much looks forward to meeting you at K1 Dental.

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