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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
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
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
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
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 Allister Yan
Born and bred in New Zealand, Allister graduated from Otago University in 1995. He continued to practice in New Zealand, owning 2 practices in Auckland, until the end of 2014 when he relocated with his family to Melbourne. Allister has since been working as an Associate dentist in a busy surgery in East Bentleigh.
Allister brings a wealth of chair time knowledge and is passionate about preventative dentistry and believes that most dental problems can be prevented entirely or resolved more simply in their early stages. He has a strong interest in Aesthetic and restorative dentistry (fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, implants, and root canals) and is capable of tackling those more difficult extractions. Since 2014, Allister has extended his cosmetic knowledge to incorporate FastBraces orthodontic treatment into his treatment planning for his clients, and is only one of a few Senior Masters FastBraces providers in Melbourne, with over 100 cases under his belt. Treatment can take less than 120 days.
His main focus when treating patients is to ensure that they are comfortable during treatment, explaining each procedure in ways the patient can understand, and at the end happy with treatment outcomes. Allister likes to get to know his patients from day one, as gaining that trust is very important in the dentist/patient relationship.
In his spare time, Allister enjoys cooking - especially on his kamado bbq, is an avid DIY'er, gardener, and honing in his barista skills at home. Allister also enjoys travelling with his wife and 2 teenage children.
Hygienists in Toorak
Hygienist / Oral Health Therapist
Courtney graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2015 as an Oral Health Therapist.
Courtney is originally from a small country town in northwest Victoria (Ouyen). After spending 9 years in Adelaide Courtney relocated back to Victoria and now calls Melbourne home.
One of Courtney’s strengths is taking the time to develop strong relationships with every patient while motivating them to achieve optimal oral health.
When not at work Courtney loves spending time at the beach, embracing nature, skiing, traveling, spending time with friends, and most importantly visiting family back in the country.
Courtney is a passionate, caring, and gentle dental hygienist/therapist making visiting the dentist enjoyable.
Courtney Barker is available every second Thursday and Friday.
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.
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.
Katrina is one of our Dental Hygienists originally from Melbourne.
Her dental career started in 2008 as a dental assistant, furthering to gain a Certificate IV in Oral Health Promotion in 2011. This course sparked a passion for Katrina to pursue a focus in preventative dental care which led to completing studies in Oral Health (Dental Hygiene) in Adelaide. Her number one priority is patient centred care, where patients feel safe and comfortable during their time with her.
She aims to ensure that all patients are satisfied with their experience, whether it is their first visit or hundredth. Katrina is also especially considerate of those who have dental anxiety or may have had previous negative experiences. She enjoys dental hygiene especially where she can help the patient improve progressively, and has an interest in teeth whitening and orthodontic procedures. So far in her career, Katrina has worked in both public and private settings, working at the Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital Periodontics Department and in private clinics within the Bayside and inner Melbourne suburbs.
Outside of work, Katrina enjoys travelling, cooking, going to the movies and long walks. She recently got married at the beginning of this year and soon hopes to own a fur baby.