Dr Ian Malkinson has had a love for dentistry from an early age. He followed his passion and dedication to dentistry, graduating in 1990 from the University of the Witwatersrand Dental School in Johannesburg, South Africa. As of 1993, Dr Malkinson successfully attained the Australian Dental Examination Council qualification.
In South Africa, Dr Ian Malkinson spent 3 years in public and private dental practices. He and his wife immigrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1994. Here in Melbourne, Ian has been a member of the Australian Dental Association since 1994.
Dr Malkinson has been the Principal Dentist of his South Melbourne dental practice since 1995. The dental practice has grown over time from a small solo practice to a large group practice which offers all aspects of dentistry using the latest in dental technology.
Over the years, Dr Malkinson has completed numerous advanced dental courses.
- Invisalign 2013
- Implant surgical placement London institute of Seattle USA 2012
- Dental implantology academy 2011
- implant training at university of Adelaide 2011
- Laser dentistry training university of Queensland 2011
- Lumineers smile design training 2009
- Sleep dentistry training 2014
- Bone grafting 2017
Dr Ian Malkinson believes that the health of the patient’s mouth is the foundation to all dental care. Once the teeth and mouth are healthy, Dr Malkinson provides the patient with a smile they can be proud of. He believes that one’s mouth reflects their inner health. Cosmetic procedures such as Invisalign and crowns provide them with the confidence to enjoy their oral health. Many times these “cosmetic” procedures are part of the process of a healthy mouth that can provide a lifetime of pleasure, comfort and well-being. Dr Malkinson constantly strives to keep up to date with all the latest information and technology to provide his patients with the best dental experience possible.
Dr Fiona Kelly graduated from The University of Western Australia’s Dental School in 1991.
She moved to rural Western Australia, Geraldton and worked in private practice and bought her first dental practice in 1993. One of the first women dentists in WA to do so.
In Geraldton, over 17 years, Dr Kelly immersed herself into the community working in private practice as well as public emergency work with The Geraldton Regional Hospital and St John of God Hospital. She also took a keen interest in the community and paired with The City of Geraldton to run mentoring programs for youth, a board member of the regional Tafe and an appointment with the University of WA as a dental student mentor for those considering a rural career.
Dr Kelly then moved back to Perth and opened a practice in Subiaco for a further five years. During this time she continued her role as a mentor with University of WA and also worked with Nobel biocare in dental implant mentoring.
In 2012 Dr Fiona Kelly moved to Melbourne to be close to her sisters, and after a stint at a large surgery in the CBD moved to Dental on Clarendon in early 2021.
Dr Fiona Kelly believes in complete dental care that involves a collaborative approach with the patient. She enjoys the technical aspects and her real passion is getting to know her patients and understanding their motivations and needs in a compassionate and caring environment.
With 30 years of experience, Dr Kelly has worked in all areas of dentistry. Her particular passion is restorative and cosmetic dentistry using the new 3D scanning, digital smile design and cerec technologies.
“Dental on Clarendon represents exactly what a dental surgery should be. It is filled with professionals from the front desk and supporting staff to the hygiene team and dentists, who are passionate about excellent dental and overall care. The honest professionalism and attention to detail both inside and outside the surgery room makes it a pleasure to come to work each day. I am proud of the level of dental excellence we can provide our patients with this modern well run practice.” Dr Fiona Kelly
Dr Yingzhi (Alexandra) Xu obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2011.
During her studies, she had the opportunity to further her various interests in dentistry through research studies funded through scholarships. One of these projects resulted in publication with her as the second author in 2011.
After graduation, Dr Xu joined a large private practice in Perth’s CBD, where she worked for about four years. In 2015, Dr Xu moved to Melbourne and worked in private practice before joining Dental on Clarendon in late 2021.
Dr Xu believes that one of the most important components of dental excellence is listening to, and working together with, her patients to meet their needs and concerns. She also understands that seeing the dentist can be a source of anxiety for many. Therefore, Dr Xu strives to provide a relaxed environment and gentleness at every appointment.
Dr Xu is fluent in both English and Mandarin, having relocated at a young age with her family from China to New Zealand.
Outside of Dentistry, during her time in Perth, Dr Xu studied fashion design part-time at Curtin University and in 2014 won her category in Telstra Perth Fashion Festival Future Runway. Since moving to Melbourne, Dr Xu has continued in her creative pursuits and was one of the designers included in the Creative Victoria ‘Fashion Unites’ project with Multicultural Museums Victoria that was part of the Melbourne Fashion Festival Program 2021. Dr Xu’s interest in art and design gives her a keen eye for small detail and aesthetics that she applies to dentistry.
Dr Xu enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and looks forward to providing you with comprehensive dental care as part of the fantastic team at Dental on Clarendon.
Jon graduated from the dental school of the University of Melbourne in 1993. After an intern year at the Royal Dental Hospital and the Goulburn Valley Base Hospital he commenced work in private practice in Elwood. He already had a keen interest in implant dentistry and orthodontics and started taking further studies in both these fields.
After five years private practice he was keen to spread his wings and flew off to London to work and discover Europe. What was to be a two year stint became twelve years. He worked at an amazing cosmetic private practice that really enabled him to hone his skills. He underwent surgical implant training, Invisalign training in 2005, and was mentored in his first full mouth rehabilitation cases (smile makeover).
The surgical training enabled him to place implants as well as to restore them with crowns. Jon loves to be able to offer someone a new tooth when unfortunately, one of their natural teeth needs removal.
Jon returned to Melbourne in 2013 and started working straight away at Dental on Clarendon and hasn’t looked back. He loves this practice and the friendly environment it is. Patients are greeted with smiles from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave. It’s a great place to come to work to in the morning.
Jon has been doing orthodontics all of his 26 years as a dentist and Invisalign since 2005 when it was still in its infancy. He has seen it become more and more sophisticated to become the amazing brand and product that it is today. He is passionate about Invisalign and has seen countless times how it touches people’s lives. Teeth aren’t hidden behind brackets and wire braces while they are being straightened. Patients can actually see their teeth straighten week by week. And each visit the smiles get broader and broader, none more than Jon’s. What great job satisfaction to be able to bring a smile to someone’s face. Now with the new 3D scanner its even easier because there are no mucky impressions needed, it is all digital.
Another of Jon’s passions is digital smile design. In the past when doing veneers and smile makeovers the technician would have to guess the length and width and shape of the veneer teeth and at the trial stage we would have to make changes so both the dentist and patient were happy. Now with digital technology we can test different shapes and lengths of teeth so really see before the technician even starts what the final result could look like. It’s a great tool and a game changer in Smile design, not to mention fun to use.
Jon’s steady calm nature makes him a natural at helping people suffering from phobias and anxiety. Even the nervous ones can leave with a smile and they surprise themselves what they can achieve.
Dr Reddy was born and raised in the Bayside suburbs of Melbourne. She graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2005 with honours, after which she worked in Echuca in rural Victoria for a few years before moving to Adelaide. In Adelaide she worked in both public and private dental clinics, as well as tutored dental students at The University of Adelaide where she enjoyed helping the students grow in skill and in confidence. She is currently involved The University of Melbourne’s mentor program which aims to provide practical support to final year dental students as they transition into the workforce.
Dr Reddy greatly believes that being a health care professional is a privilege and she has spent a lot of time volunteering her services to those less fortunate. She was involved in The University of Adelaide’s Community Outreach Dental Program which provides dental care to the most vulnerable members of our society, including those that are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and also refugees. Being involved in such a program taught Dr Reddy that providing oral care is not just important from a health point of view, but it can also be vital in helping people have greater confidence and a greater sense of self worth. Dr Reddy has also travelled overseas to provide volunteer dental treatment – in 2013 she travelled to India as part of a multidisciplinary group that included doctors, nurses, optometrists and physiotherapists to provide health care and liaise with local agencies to improve services.
Outside of dentistry, Dr Reddy’s main passion is for Latin dancing which has taken her to South America a couple of times, and has also encouraged her attempts at learning Spanish. In 2015 Dr Reddy completed a Graduate Diploma in Language and Culture Studies with The University of South Australia which helped her hone her Spanish skills – however the real test is always when trying to communicate in a foreign country. She would love to go to South America again to continue dancing and continue her efforts in mastering another language.
Dr Reddy is passionate about preventative dentistry for the whole family. She strongly believes that by being fully informed you will be best placed to make the optimum decision for your individual needs, and the needs of your family. She will go the extra mile to help you achieve your dental goals.
Oral Health Therapists/Hygienists
Daniela is a Melbourne University graduate with completion of the Diploma in Dental Therapy (2005) and Bachelor of Oral Health (2007). With dedication to the profession and to best meet patient needs, Daniela expanded her clinical skill set through Sydney University’s Adult Scope in Dental Therapy course (2018).
Daniela’s sixteen years of clinical experience, has spanned across both public and private sectors, inclusive of orthodontic, cosmetic and specialist settings. Continually striving to provide optimum patient care, Daniela also successfully integrated hygiene and therapy departments across several private practice settings she has worked at in both Melbourne and Queensland.
With her niche being children’s dentistry and complex needs patients, with a particular interest in disordered breathing and airway function, you will find Daniela’s naturally warm, gentle and familial disposition helping even the most nervous people being able to return for treatment.
Daniela’s smiling and chatty nature can be seen from the moment you arrive or her laugh heard from down the corridor! With 3 children of her own, a love of great food, the outdoors and fitness, you will always find something to talk about with her!
“It has always been the joy of connecting with people that makes me love doing my job. Providing exceptional health care is my goal and in turn, gaining a patient’s trust is a privilege. Over the 10 years of working at Dental on Clarendon, I value the care people have entrusted with me, to have given them confidence to keep returning. I look forward to meeting you.” Daniela Cachart
Solette completed her Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 1995 At Stellembosch University, Tygerburg Dental Faculty with high distinction and received the award for outstanding achieving by Oral B Laboratories – South Africa, outstanding achievement by The Dental Warehouse, and an award for excellence in Clinical Radiology by Miller’s Dental Supplies.
After completion, she worked over 16 years in South Africa, England, Ireland and New Zealand, during which time she completed her certificate in the administering of local anaesthesia. She also attended several workshops with Prime Practice on practice management, team building and communication.
She loves above all, the interaction with her loyal clients and helping to motivate them towards better oral and systemic health.
Being a local to the area, she enjoys spending time at the market, beaching, baking, keeping fit and spending time with friends, spending time in the country with her partner and keeping busy raising 2 young boys who attend Albert Park school.
“I am extremely passionate about my role as a dental professional and educator. I am meticulous in my daily work, always striving for excellence while providing gentle, effective and caring treatment. I look forward getting to know you and looking after you and your family’s oral health.”
Adnan completed his Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga in 2012. His clinical interest is children’s dentistry and adult gum health. In the field of dentistry, he is passionate about educating and giving his patients of all ages a healthier and happier smile. He is a registered health practitioner with AHPRA, and frequently attends yearly conferences, workshops and online webinars to further his clinical knowledge and skills.
In his free time, Adnan loves to build and tinker with computers, and has also developed a keen interest for all kinds of photography.
Tracy qualified with of the Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Kings College in London in 2000,and has acquired a vast amount of experience and knowledge in the dental field.
For 15 years Tracy practiced in a high profile celebrity based practice. She was part of a specialist team which included dental clinicians, oral surgeons, orthodontists, implant clinician, endodontist, paedodontist and a periodontist.
Tracy played an integral role working very closely with all the clinicians and specialists. It was Tracy who put the hygiene care protocol in place and set up the whole oral health care and hygiene department. She put in key performance indicators and also undertook hygiene
audits for patients.
Appointment schedules and programs for the hygiene department were put in place as well as fresh breath care, implant home care and children’s oral health care.
Tracy’s foresight and professionalism for ultimate patient care flourished the hygiene department, and all the clinicians were brought up to the same standard.
Tracy has been involved in complex multidisciplinary cases and continues to work very closely with periodontists, supporting them throughout patient treatment programs and monitoring changes and undertaking all the periodontal charting and maintenance.
Tracy has also taken care of patients who were featured on TV and media coverage, educating the public in oral health care.
Having always kept up to date with all the latest clinical techniques and knowledge regularly arranging seminars for the clinicians and team with all the main dental companies, keeping us abreast of changes in home care and products available.
Tracy located back to home town Melbourne in 2014.
Tracy is passionate about all aspects of dental health and education, along with a special interest in whitening and the cosmetic aspect of dentistry.
Tracy enjoys travelling, skiing and is also a keen scuba diver.