About Us

  • Supriya Raj
  • Dr Darren Ma

    Started his journey to becoming a holistic dentist under the mentorship and guidance of the late Dr Paul Simon Soon, receiving on the job training during his 4 years as a dental assistant. Having graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours, Darren continues to pursue knowledge and training for excellence in dentistry.

    In 2011 he attended the residency program at the prominent Pankey Institute (Miami, Florida, USA) to study prosthodontics and occlusion (how teeth should fit and work together with the jaw, joints and muscles.

    In 2015 he was awarded a membership to the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons after two years continuous professional development and passing the rigorous examination process.

    In 2016, to further his learning, he took up a part time teaching position at the University of Melbourne, providing clinical training for postgraduate dental students in the field of endodontics.

    Darren is a current member of the Australian Dental Association and Australian Society of  Endodontology and has a keen interest in the field of endodontics (root canal treatments) and treatment of trauma and emergency dental pain.

    He was a past member of the Australian Society of Periodontology and is very actively involved in diagnosing, managing and promoting prevention of gum diseases in daily practice

    Darren believes in total well being and the ability to heal by tackling the root of problems  (pun intended) rather than short term masking the symptoms of disease with bandaid/patch up treatments.

    He is highly committed to continuous education and training, having spent over 200 hours outside of work in the last 2 years at lectures, hands on training and live surgery programs in order to hone his clinical skills for the benefit of his patients. He derives joy from helping people achieve their health goals through stabilising, rehabilitating and maintaining their oral health.

    Outside of work, Darren loves to stay active. He enjoys conventional sports to like tennis, badminton, Muay Thai boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and weight lifting to stay fit. He also loves his cars and motor sports and can often be found tinkering with his car and racing it at the racetrack. Darren is also an extreme fan of good food. He loves to cook and make epic meals for his friends and family. Another aspect of this is traveling the world to try exotic cuisines. Having traveled to many parts of the world and enjoying the wonderful assortment of cuisines, Darren is more passionate than ever to provide his dental services so we can all enjoy our lives and the good food around us without pain or debilitating tooth loss.

  • Dr Sam Talpis

    Dr Sam Talpis is a dynamic dentist/Implantologist who prides himself on his gentle and caring approach.

    He has restricted his practice to minor oral surgery including wisdom teeth extractions and Dental implants as well as having special interest in Zirconia/Ceramic implants.

    He completed his dental degree on the Gold Coast, QLD, a Post Graduate Diploma in Dental Implants in NSW as well as having worked in an Malo ALL on 4 clinic in Melbourne. He has attended many advanced grafting and sinus lifting courses around the world including Dr. Sascha A. Jovanovic in Los Angeles California, Dr Radoslav Jadach, Dr Rodrigo Nevea, Dr Ricardo Kern and many other specialists over the years.

    Sam is a member of multiple implant organisations including the international academy of ceramic implantology and the European society for ceramic implantology.

    Having lived and travelled around the world, Sam can also speak fluent Russian, and some Croatian. Outside of dentistry Sam enjoys playing tennis, traveling, bike riding and scuba diving.

  • Dr Catherine Fu

    I graduated from La Trobe University, Bendigo.  I enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, in particular management of dental anxiety by helping the individuals achieve their optimal oral health. I also enjoy seeing young children and helping them to maintain good oral health habits from young age. I am a clinical demonstrator at the University of Melbourne and preclinical demonstrator at La Trobe University. I enjoy attending the CPD courses to further upskill my clinical knowledge. Out of work hours, I love    playing piano, drawing, cooking and being actively involving in Australian Air League.

    I am a member of the Australian Dental Association, organiser of La Trobe Alumni CPD event and a Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

  • Dr Ken lee

    Dr Lee graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Dentistry) and a Master of Dentistry. He then spent two years as a dentist with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Far West NSW, before returning to Melbourne to further pursue his interest in helping improve patients’ quality of life and health through orthodontics and dental sleep medicine.

    His interest in orthodontics, dental sleep medicine and managing craniofacial pain has led him to complete over 500 hours of advanced continuous education in these fields. Dr Lee believes in the importance of working closely with ENT’s, sleep physicians and physical therapist to provide the highest level of care. He is also a member of the Australasian Sleep Association.

    Dr Lee is passionate about helping people and has always prioritised the well-being and health of his patients. He constantly aims to deliver dentistry with integrity, respect, comfort and care.

    In his free time, Dr Lee enjoys cooking, sailing and snowboarding.

  • Dr Raksha Baskar

    Dr Raksha graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Dental Science and worked in South Australia for a short period, prior to joining the Holistic Dental team in 2016. Raksha enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, with a particular interest in paediatric and restorative dentistry. She aims to make every dental visit a positive experience for her patients. Outside of dentistry, Dr Raksha enjoys singing, cooking and volunteering. Are you searching for a safe online casino? If it’s true, check out this article about Wildz casino made by casinomech.in gambling professionals. You’ll learn all features of Wildz casino.

  • Dr Neil Raj

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Recent Blogs

July 17, 2018

Composite Veneers vs Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are thin layers of material that are coated on the outer surface of the teeth to make it more white and attractive. It is also used to improve the shape and overall appearance of your teeth. Dental veneers...

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April 23, 2018

Pediatric Dentist Melbourne

Kids Dentistry Children start getting their baby teeth during the first 6 months of life. When they reach 6 to 7 years, they start to lose their first set of teeth. This gets replaced eventually by secondary, permanent teeth. Children...

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April 03, 2018

How to Get Rid of Bad Breath Permanently

Insomnia causes and solution For those who suffer from the most widely recognized sleep disorder, insomnia, the purposes behind their situation can contrast. A few people experience problems starting sleep. Others have unrefreshed sleep or stir too soon and can't return...

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Google Reviews

Scott Loft
Scott Loft
05:36 14 Nov 22
I absolutely hate going to the dentist, but the staff and dentist (Louis) were very good and made sure I was as comfortable as possible. Will be going back in future for sure.
Cony Brown
Cony Brown
04:42 26 Jul 22
Louis is very knowledgeable, caring and makes checks and cleansing every 6 mths easy on his patients. He has given me some very useful tips with brushing and flossing with improving results. Admin staff helpful with reschedule and follow up before appointments. Highly recommend.
Advait Joijode
Advait Joijode
05:14 28 Nov 21
Dr Louis is excellent with providing realistic goals to his patients and pinpoints short and long term implications of ignoring dental care. The administration and liaison staff are cheerful and friendly. Highly recommended!
Charles DC
Charles DC
03:09 02 Jul 21
This was our second visit to see Dr Neil Raj. We were very impressed with Dr Raj and his assistant Maxine’s professional manner, friendliness and care that we received in relation to both our current and future dental needs. Dr Neil puts you at ease with his thoroughness and provides practical suggestions for your individual circumstances. He is also very open to any questions and is very reassuring in his treatment plans going forward. The reception staff also offer an excellent service, are friendly and always try their best in accommodating your appointments. We highly recommend this practice. We give it a 5/5 rating!
valentina mozetic
valentina mozetic
06:34 21 Apr 21
Amazing place, run by amazing people!!!My first visit was 2 years ago with Dentist Neil Raj.He changed my prospective of dentistry, my teeth, care of them and my self!He is an amazing dentist, surrounded with an amazing team.They take care, they listen and give you the best solution possible.As their name says, they are doping a holistic approach - not just your teeth, they are treating you as a person!I would recommend to everyone!!!
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