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Meet our Dentists

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 specialty so that we can better cater to our patients’ needs.

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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. Book your next appointment to see Jaclyn! divider-full

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. Jia welcomes you to book your next appointment! divider-full

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. Book your next appointment with Adam, he looks forward to meeting you! divider-full

Dr Naser Albarbari, Oral Surgeon

Naser attained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 1999. He has a keen interest in oral and jaw surgery, which is his main area of focus. These procedures incorporate implant dentistry, wisdom teeth removal and bone grafting surgery. In addition to his clinical duties, Naser is highly active in dental education and is a member of several examiner panels, including the Australian Dental Council and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Outside of the practice, Naser enjoys the thrills of white water rafting and listening to classical music, particularly the works of Tchaikovsky. Book your appointment now to meet Naser! divider-full

Dr Livia Naharnowicz, Dentist

Livia attained her Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Melbourne in 1994. She has over 20 years experience in private practice, and is proficient in all aspects of general dentistry. Livia enjoys making a positive difference to her patients’ smiles and health and finds this the most rewarding aspect of dentistry. With a keen interest in continuing education, Livia also teaches clinical dentistry at Melbourne University and enjoys learning about new and innovative advances in health care. Livia enjoys painting and drawing in her spare time, as well as swimming and travelling and spending time with family and friends. Click here to book your next appointment to see Livia! divider-full

Dr Katy McKenna, Dentist

Since graduating in 2010 from St Bartholomew’s, Dr. McKenna does enjoy providing carefully crafted dental services to her patients of all ages at K1 Dental. One of her favourite things about being a dentist is that it allows her to be artistic yet medically minded, pairing manual dexterity, operative and people skills together, which amounted to the perfect career for her. When you visit Dr McKenna for your care, she’ll take the time to listen to your needs and goals in order to craft the best care plan for you. Whether you need restorative or aesthetic work, she’s ready to help you accomplish your goals. In order to provide the best services for her patients, she regularly participates in CPD (Continuing Professional Development) courses. She recently enjoyed seminars on crown and bridge word as well as endodontic and oral surgery. When she isn’t changing smiles in the practice, Dr McKenna enjoys spending time with her family and two ragdoll cats. She has a young daughter and loves to explore the many wonders that Melbourne has to offer in addition to making digital computer drawings. Get to know more about Dr McKenna when you book your next appointment. We look forward to seeing you!
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Dr Carol Donadio, Dentist

Dr Carol DonadioDr Carol was trained in Brazil and certified to practice in Australia by the Australian Dental Council. Her expertise includes full mouth rehabilitation with crowns and implants as well as cosmetic treatments. She graduated in 2005 as Doctor of Dental Science, followed in 2009 by a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics. Dr Carol enjoys working with people and helping them with both their oral health and their general well-being.

She was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and together with her husband, moved to Melbourne in 2011. She instantly fell in love with Melbourne and has called it home since. Carol has adopted a very mindful way of living since she moved to Australia, caring more for herself and those around her. She practises yoga and meditation daily and loves to spend her free time with family and explore nature.

“I love what I do because it allows me to educate people on well-being and help them transform their lives. To enable someone to rediscover the ability to chew, or smile or even speak properly is one of the most fulfilling feelings. And it is precisely this feeling that drives me to achieve excellence and enrich peoples’ lives.”

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Dr Anthony Curin, Dentist

Growing up, Dr Anthony had a less-than-pleasant experience with a school dentist, which inspired him to become a dentist himself with the goal to provide gentle, quality and effective care to patients of all ages. Dr Anthony graduated with his BDS from University College Cork in the Republic of Ireland in 2003.

In order to provide his patients with the best possible care, he continues to participate in continuing education courses including recent classes in Dental Protection’s Mastering Consent and Shared Decision Making.

At the practice, Dr Anthony most enjoys helping patients become more comfortable with any dentistry procedure and seeing previously nervous patients doing well with their treatment.

Outside of the practice, Dr Anthony enjoys running and is currently training for the Run Melbourne half marathon. He’s also done Muay Thai for the past five years. In addition, he likes to spend his time travelling and enjoying a good cup of coffee.

Get to know more about Dr Anthony when you book your next visit with us!

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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. Book your next appointment with Kim for a nice cleaner smile!
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Jessica Goldsworthy, Hygienist

Jess has a degree in Bachelor of Oral Health from Melbourne University. After dental assisting for over 8 years and developing a love for all things dental, she decided to expand her abilities and pursue a career as an Oral Health Therapist. Jess is Skilled in hygiene for both adults and children, as well as restorative treatment for people aged 25 and under. Her biggest passion is preventative oral health, ensuring each patient walks out with a healthy mouth and the skills and knowledge to keep it that way.

We’re confident you’ll see great results and have a wonderful experience with our caring, knowledgeable team. Contact our practice today!

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