Meet Our Dentists at Kew Dentistry

The Kew Dentistry dental team is here to make sure that you have a wonderful experience when you visit our practice. Dentistry is a multifaceted profession, and our team stays up to date on the latest within the field to give you effective, efficient and pain-free care from our collaborative efforts.

Dr. Joe Xanthopoulos
Principal Dental Surgeon and KD Director
BDSc Hons (Melbourne University)

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Dr. Joe Xanthopoulos isn't just passionate about dentistry; he's passionate about its transformative power. Graduating from Melbourne University in 1995, Joe has been specializing in implant dentistry since 2002, honing his skills through a prestigious residency at UCLA in 2009. Dr. Joe isn’t just technically skilled but also a dedicated contributor to the field. He actively participates in the Australasian Osseointegration Society and the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry, constantly seeking ways to advance the profession. He masterfully combines the cutting-edge All-on-4® technique with cosmetic dentistry principles, crafting smiles that not only function flawlessly but also radiate confidence and self-esteem. Outside of work, you will find Dr. Joe cheering on his team, the Melbourne Football Club. His truest joy, however, lies in his role as a devoted husband and father to three daughters.
Dr. Jeff Mok
Kew Dentistry Director
BDSc Hons (Melbourne University)

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Dr.   Jeff   Mok’s   journey   in   dentistry   is   a   testament   to   his  commitment   to   excellence   and   lifelong   learning. Graduating from the University of Melbourne in 1996, Jeff has stayed abreast with the latest advancements in dentistry as well as delving into specialised areas such as orthodontics (clear aligners and fixed braces) and implant dentistry.

With almost thirty years of experience you can be assured you are in safe hands when you see Dr. Jeff. Beyond his clinical expertise Dr. Jeff’s genuine concern for patients extends to establishing enduring connections with individuals and families. Dr. Jeff’s approach transforms each dental visit into an experience that nurtures trust and comfort guided by his warm and caring demeanour.Outside of work you will find Dr. Jeff on the golf course, cycling around the beautiful sites of Victoria or enjoying the many culinary delights Melbourne has to offer.
Samantha (Sam) Raw
Oral Health Therapist (OHT)

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Samantha is an Oral Health Therapist (OHT) who has had 8 years of experience and is currently completing a Certificate of Adult Therapy. Samantha is our first OHT at the practice. As an OHT, she is able to provide thorough and gentle care for our patients, including regular preventive cleans, checkups, x-rays, fillings, and mouth guards. She enjoys managing patients with gum disease as well as seeing children.
Dr. Martin Nguyen
Dentist, BHsc(Dent) / MDent (LaTrobe University)

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Dr. Martin Nguyen is a compassionate dentist known for his caring and empathetic demeanour. He prioritises taking the time to genuinely connect with his patients, fostering a sense of trust and comfort.

Graduating from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry and a Master of Dentistry, Dr. Martin has worked in private practices in regional Victoria and Melbourne. During this time, he has gained a wealth of knowledge in both general and cosmetic dentistry. Dedicated to staying current with best clinical practices, Dr. Martin has completed courses in porcelain veneers, therapeutic injectables for temporomandibular disorders, and most recently, a postgraduate diploma in clear aligner orthodontics. Outside of work, you will often find Martin enjoying the famous Melbourne food and coffee scene or catching up with friends and family with his giant fluff ball of a groodle named Toast.
Meet Our Dentists at Kew Dentistry

We're passionate about delivering an unparalleled experience during your time with us. Recognising the intricate nature of dental care, our professionals continuously update their knowledge and skills to offer state-of-the-art, comfortable, and swift treatments. Your well-being and satisfaction are at the core of our collaborative approach.

Nicole
Kew Dentistry Director and Aria Skin Clinic Founder

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Nicole is a seasoned professional with over two decades of service at Kew Dentistry. Nicole plays a pivotal role in supporting both dentists and staff to ensure the highest level of patient care. Beyond her professional life, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband, Dr. Joe Xanthopoulos, and their three daughters. Nicole will also be at the helm of the new Aria Skin Clinic, which will soon provide additional skin and dermal treatments to our patients at Kew.
Grace
Senior Surgical Dental Assistant

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Grace joined the team in late 2018, quickly advancing from nursing with Dr. Joe to a managerial role. In 2021, she completed her Dental Nursing Certificate III and is now studying to be a nurse. Committed, organized, and hardworking, Grace is a trusted problem-solver. Outside of work, she enjoys socializing, sports, and traveling the world with family and friends.
Jenna
KD Practice Manager & All-on-4 Plus® Co-ordinator

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Jenna has been a member of the Kew Dentistry family since 2009. Beginning as a nurse for Dr. Jeff, her interest in surgical procedures led to her becoming Dr. Joe’s head surgical nurse. After 8 years of surgical assisting, Jenna now works as our Treatment Coordinator, being the friendly face and voice to guide you through any questions and queries you may have about your proposed treatment. Her passion for the job and commitment to ensuring patient comfort make her the perfect practice manager who will always go above and beyond to get the job done.
Phil
Financial Advisor

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Phil (or Greeny) is a unique Aussie personality and a great colleague to all Kew Dentistry employees. He offers a great experience to the practice, always open to dialogue, analytical, respectful, and genuinely concerned for the ongoing growth and development of our healthcare organization. Mr. Green enjoys his Scotch whiskey every Friday night. He is a dedicated human and a senior friend behind the scenes to the Kew Dentistry management team.
Nicholas
Health Organisation Manager

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Nicholas   serves   as   a   Health   Organisation   Manager   at  Kew Dentistry.

A  seasoned   healthcare   and business professional, Nicholas holds an MA in International Politics and Economics from the University of Leeds and an Executive MBA from Leeds Beckett University.

Nicholas works closely with business partners and the Kew Dentistry team on new developments that seek to provide an elevated level of patient   care.   In his free time Nicholas   enjoys  gym  or   listening   to podcasts   over   a   good  coffee   and dessert.
Courtney
Front Desk Coordinator

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Courtney, our front desk coordinator since 2021, brings over 7 years of experience in the dental industry. Renowned for her great sense of humor, she is the bubbly and warm individual that greets you on your arrival.

As a skilled multitasker and problem-solver, Courtney handles inquiries from our over 19,500 patients. Outside work, she enjoys traveling the world, spending time with family and friends, and her cat Henry.
Claudia L.
Accounts Manager & Receptionist

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Claudia joined the Kew Dentistry family in 2003. Always bubbly and up for a chat, she loves building genuine connections with patients while offering great support in person and over the phone with patients who are a little anxious, always taking the time to put patients minds at ease. 
Outside of work, Claudia enjoys going to the gym, catching up with friends and spending time with her family.
Thuy
Senior Surgical Dental Assistant

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Thuy joined Kew Dentistry as Dr. Joe's surgical nurse in late 2021. Bringing a wealth of experience in the dental industry.

Thuy holds both a certificate III & IV in dental nursing. A natural early riser you can
often find, Thuy going on morning walks with her German Sheppard Merlot.
Kassidy (Kass)
Senior Surgical Dental Assistant

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Kass, a team member since 2020, works alongside Dr. Joe as one of his main surgical nurses. Known for her bubbly personality, she is a reassuring presence through your treatment experience at Kew.
Outside of work, Kass is enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being involved in local AFLW and playing with her cat Nala.
Shinead
Senior Surgical Dental Assistant

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Shinead is a highly motivated and detail-oriented professional. Her smile reflects the quality of patient care she’s providing as well as the degree of valuable support to her colleagues. Shinead’s professional
experience has been expanded in surgical cases. She’s always confident and knowledgeable. In her free time, Shinead is enjoying golf, spending time on the beach and she’s a great fan of Hello Kitty.
Zoe
Dental Assistant

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Zoe is comfortably working as part of the KD team as well as individually. She’s always willing to learn and understand  
more   about   the   science   behind dentistry.

Zoe   has   the   ability   to   maintain   a   calm
environment and comfort any nervous patients. Experienced in a wide variety of dental procedures, she’s capable for responding quickly to the dentists’ requests. Zoe likes sports, camping and arts. She’s always gentle and calm.
Claudia W.
Dental Assistant

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Claudia is an educated and friendly personality who enjoys interacting with patients and colleagues.

She is well-organised and multi-tasking with attention to detail while following instructions. Claudia is always gentle, methodical and open to professional learning and development. At her free time, she’s enjoying spending time with her family, dinning in restaurants, and doing sports.
Francesca
Junior Dental Assistant

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Francesca commenced working at Kew Dentistry in 2020, assisting in all aspects of the practice. Francesca’s compassionate, lovable, and driven personality is a massive attribute to the Kew Dentistry team. Throughout her time at Kew Dentistry, Francesca has grown a passion for the dental field, as she strives to become a future dentist during her studies. Outside of the dental field, Francesca loves to spend time with her friends and family. In particular, she loves to cook traditional Italian dishes with her grandparents.
Eleni
Receptionist & Aria Skin Clinic Therapist

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Wanting to explore her passion for skin wellness, Eleni completed a certificate in dermal therapy. Eleni will be working alongside Nicole to provide non-invasive treatment that brings out the best in your skin and challenge the natural ageing process. A self-confessed gym junkie, you often will find Eleni at reformer pilates or strength training classes.
Brent
Lab Director and All-on-4 Plus® Technician
Adv. Diploma in Dental Prosthetics (Melbourne)

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Working with some of the best dental specialists to fine-tune his skills, Brent brings the art of Dental Prosthetics to our dedicated on-site laboratory. A focus on his field has brought him around the world to train, including a tutorship under Master Dental Technician Jurge Stuck. With over a decade of experience, Kew Dentistry benefits from Brent’s focus on All-on-4® dentistry. His meticulous attention to detail gives you the perfect smile!