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Meet Our Team

We offer you high quality dentistry at reasonable fees. We attend many continuing education courses to stay abreast of the many advances in dentistry. We offer personalized care in a pleasant environment.

We believe routine care saves you time and money. Most people need dental cleaning at least twice a year. There are links between poor dental health and heart disease, low birth weight for pregnant women and other medical issues. Our hygienists are highly skilled.

Dentist - Dr Thereza Mendes BDS

Thereza has an eye for detail and ensures that she is continuously updated in continued learning as she believes it’s important to stay current with recent dental technology, information and techniques in order to provide first rate care to all patients. Thereza brings a relaxed and flexible approach to her work and has special interests in general dentistry, CEREC, TMJ, root canal therapy, extractions, and equally enjoys working with adults and children.

Outside of work, Thereza enjoys walking her dog Roxy, going to the gym, travel, photography and learning new recipes.

Dentist – Dr Deepti Kaushik BDS

Dee has a gentle and caring chair-side manner combined with striving for excellence in giving her patients the highest quality of care. She is committed to providing patients with high quality and preventative treatment whilst offering long-term successful treatment options.

She enjoys all facets of general dentistry, and keeps up to date with current philosophies and technology. She has special interests in Root Canal Therapy, TMJ, CEREC Restorations, extractions and equally enjoys treating adults and children.

Outside of work, Deepti is a dedicated family woman, she listens to music in her free time and likes to go on walks to explore and learn from nature.

Practice Manager – Joanne Petrie RDH

Jo has many years in the field of dentistry that began straight from school, with 9 years Military service as a Dental Hygienist. Jo brings experience and knowledge to her profession and enjoys seeing people become healthier and happier as a result of effective oral health care. Jo has now taken on the role as the Practice Manager and looks forward to engaging with patients from a different perspective. Jo is in charge of ensuring the clinic runs efficiently, appointment scheduling and financial arrangements. She will be happy to take your call and answer any questions you may have.

Outside of work, Jo enjoys reading, craft, running around after her teenage children and her many animals that she has.

Dental Hygienist – Elissa Giampietro BOH

This is one of our most important areas, providing an essential preventive care service to patients of all ages, with the aim of avoiding future decay and gum disease.

Elissa’s main goal is prevention. She is very passionate about her role as a Hygienist, believing that she can help people enhance their quality of life through great oral health education and treatment. She loves seeing the progress that her patients make over time as their awareness and appreciation of good oral health increases, equally enjoying treating adults and children. Elissa strives for excellence gives patients the highest quality of care, keeping herself up to date through continued education and is a member of the Dental Hygiene Association Australia.

In her spare time, she loves spending time with her son, going to the gym and spending time with family and friends.

New Patient Offer

At Preventive Dental Care in Deakin we welcome new patients to our practices where you will be treated with respect and the highest quality care from your first point of contact with us. We also understand that different people have different requirements and for this reason have two New Patient Offers to cater for all new patients.