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 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 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 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 benefitted 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.

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 her husband and three children. She enjoys travelling, playing guitar and cooking. She very much looks forward to meeting you at K1 Dental.

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!

Courtney Barker

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.

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