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, and support staff. Each dentist has their own area of interest so that we can better cater to our patients’ needs. Learn more about our dentists in Toorak below.

Dentists in Toorak

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 stimulating and 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 traveling, reading, yoga, trying out new recipes, and also speaks fluent Mandarin.

Dr Jia Wen attends to patients on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

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, traveling, and taking long walks.

Dr Jaclyn Fahey is available on Tuesdays and every 2nd Friday.

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.

You can schedule appointments with Dr Adam Evans on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Dr Jesse Becker

Dentist

Dr. Jesse Becker is a third generation dentist from Denver, Colorado, USA. He settled in Melbourne in 2015 after graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, in 2011.

He originally travelled to New Zealand for adventure and made contacts at the dental school and decided to study abroad. He moved to Australia after graduating and met his wife in Gold Coast they moved to Melbourne to pursue their careers.

Jesse has a keen interest in restorative, implant and cosmetic dentistry. He is a personable, passionate empathetic and engaging dentist who strives to provide his patients with the best possible service. His upbringing in a dental family has benefited him with a keen understanding in the importance of communication when treating patients and an ethical edge for dental profession as a whole.

Dentistry is a calling to him and providing the best for his patients is his absolute pleasure.

Dr Jesse Becker is available for appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Friday and Saturdays.

Dr Divij Shah

Dentist

Dr Divij Shah (Div) is a highly skilled and compassionate dentist dedicated to providing exceptional dental care to patients of all ages. With a commitment to creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere, Div ensures that even the most nervous patients feel at ease under his care. His genuine concern for his patients' comfort and well-being sets him apart in the field of dentistry.

Div achieved his Master of Dentistry from La Trobe University. Prior to relocating to Melbourne and joining K1 Dental, his journey has been marked by extensive experience in both regional and metropolitan NSW.

Div enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with a special interest in preventive, family and cosmetic dentistry. He always strives for the optimal results for his patients and will not settle for a less than ideal outcome. He believes in the importance of patient understanding and takes the time to thoroughly explain all treatment options, empowering his patients to make informed decisions about their oral health.

Outside of the dental practice, Div enjoys playing tennis, badminton, travelling and preparing delicious vegan feasts. Div is dedicated to helping his patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile that they can be proud of!

Dr Cristina de Medrano

Dentist

Dr. Cristina de Medrano is a dentist with a comprehensive background in oral surgery and implantology. Her academic journey in dentistry began at the University of Barcelona, followed by an advanced surgical training at the Dental Surgery Department at Hospital Clinic of Barcelona through an enriching internship. Under the supervision of a well-respected dental maxillofacial and oral surgeon, she was involved in a variety of complex surgical procedures, including third molar surgeries and implant courses.

After completing her education, Dr. de Medrano worked in a remote French-Caribbean island, where she gained valuable experience in a variety of surgeries and dental treatments. She later established her own dental clinic, focusing on implants and benefiting from the mentorship of experienced professionals in dental surgery and implantology.

Her professional development has been influenced by her father, a dentist specialised in oral surgery, and her uncle, a dentist and professor in prosthodontics at the International University of Catalonia (UIC). Dr. de Medrano has also completed additional training with the Australasian Implantology Academy (AIA) to align with Australian dental standards and holds an Australian Dental Council (ADC) Completion Certificate. She is a member of the International Team of Implantology (ITI) and the Australian Dental Association (ADA), with further training by Griffith University and ADA in facial aesthetics and TMJ disorders.

Outside of her professional life, she enjoys spending time with her husband, David, and their two daughters, particularly outdoors or in water-related activities. She is passionate about snow skiing, surfing, and she loves to practice yoga, and reading in her leisure time.

She speaks Spanish, French and Catalan.

Hygienists in Toorak

Marcia Limas

Hygienist / Oral Health Therapist

Marcia is our Oral Health Therapist who graduated from The University of Melbourne. She is known among our patients for being very gentle, bright, and caring. Patients love her positivity and patience, creating an environment in the dental chair that's very relaxing - especially to patients that tend to get nervous.

Marcia enjoys all spectrums of dentistry, with special interests in periodontics (gum and bone health) as well as aesthetic dentistry. She continuously keeping her dental knowledge and technology up to date by attending conferences and courses, ensuring to provide all her patients with the best treatment and care.

In her spare time, Marcia loves baking, painting, and practicing yoga. She believes yoga helps her to stay fit and happy. Marcia is originally from Indonesia, growing up right here in Australia.

You can schedule an appointment with Marcia Limas every Saturday.

Shaila Timalsena

Hygienist / Oral Health Therapist

As a dedicated Oral health Therapist, Shaila is passionate about ensuring the oral health and well-being of her patients. With a gentle touch and a commitment to patient education, Shaila plays a pivotal role in helping individuals achieve and maintain their brightest smiles.

Originally from New Zealand, Shaila graduated as an Oral Health Therapist from Auckland University of Technology.

Shaila is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to every patient. She understands that each individual's dental needs and concerns are unique and takes the time to listen and address them. Shaila believes that patient education is paramount and empowers patients to take control of their oral health.

Shaila loves the thrill of shopping for unique finds, and is always ready to explore new destinations through travel. But she mentions the most cherished moments are the ones spent with her friends and family, creating lasting memories together.

Angelica Popa

Hygienist

Angelica was born in Romania and arrived in Australia at the age of 21 years. All of her formal Dental education was completed right here in Australia.

Angelica has worked in the dental industry for the past 20 years.

She loves every aspect of her job and is very particular, with a great eye for detail. Angelica is extremely passionate about Health and particularly about Oral Health and the links between the too.

When not at work, she loves live music, sport, and traveling. Angelica particularly enjoys going to concerts and festivals, watching Gymnastics (the Romanian in me!), swimming, and tennis.

Fun fact: My second born child was an Elite Gymnast in her primary school years!

Brodie Evans

Oral Health Therapist

Brodie Evans graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Oral Health. She gained valuable experience during her training in metropolitan and rural Victoria/New South Wales including Wagga Wagga and Albury.

Brodie's approach with patients is to make patient's feel comfortable with her gentle and friendly manner and prides herself on tailoring oral health care to each patient to achieve their optimal oral health goal together. She enjoys every aspect of her profession and is particularly interested in gum disease management and prevention and children’s dentistry.

When she's not at work, Brodie loves cooking (especially Italian), spending time horse-riding with her mum and playing with her cheeky two cats!

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