Our Team

Dentists

Dr. Ian
Dr. Ian
Dentist
Dr. Ian Dentist

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
Dr. Fiona
Dentist
Dr. Fiona Dentist

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 (Alex)
Dr. Yingzhi (Alex)
Dentist
Dr. Yingzhi (Alex) Dentist

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.

Dr. Bal
Dr. Bal
Dentist
Dr. Bal Dentist

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.

Dr. Paul Keong
Dr. Paul Keong
Dentist

Oral Health Therapists/Hygienists

Daniela
Daniela
Oral Health Therapist
Daniela Oral Health Therapist

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
Solette
Hygienist
Solette Hygienist

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
Adnan
Oral Health Therapist
Adnan Oral Health Therapist

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.

Ronni
Ronni
Oral Health Therapist
Ronni Oral Health Therapist

Ronni has been in the field of dentistry for 35 fun years. She started as a Dental Assistant for 9 years before completing her studies as a Dental Therapist and Dental Hygienist.

Patient care is Ronni’s central focus and she is passionate about whole body health and the oral/systemic disease connection and her knowledge of the body allows Ronni to share the significance of oral health and how it dramatically effects other important body systems. So working at Dental on Clarendon is the perfect fit for Ronni, as our values align – after all, our motto is “we don’t just treat our patients, we care for them.”
Ronni is a gentle and enthusiastic dental practitioner who is highly driven to provide exceptional care for her patients. Her ability to combine science, clinical evidence and a touch of humor makes for an educational and lively experience for her patients. She has a strong belief that dental practitioners are powerful health care providers, which is evident through her passion for treating people, not just teeth!

Over her career, Ronni has continued to update her knowledge base and skills in oral and systemic health, as well as cosmetic dentistry by attending a multitude of educational courses. She is a member of the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia (DHAA Inc.) and has held executive committee positions in the Tasmania and Victoria branches, a member of the Australian Dental & Oral Health Therapists’ Association (ADOHTA), and a founding member of the American Association for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH).

When Ronni is not in her scrubs, you can find her in a Pilates studio or sipping a café latte somewhere, but you’ll most definitely find her being chased around by her handsome twin grand babies who make her heart sing every day!

Admin Staff

Martin
Martin
Practice Manager
Brandon
Brandon
Treatment Plan Coordinator
Kathy
Kathy
Clinical Manager
Alyce
Alyce
Receptionist

Dental Assistants

Steph
Steph
Dental Nurse
Parris
Parris
Dental Nurse
Tas
Tas
Dental Nurse
Elisha
Elisha
Dental Nurse
Joan
Joan
Dental Nurse
Astrid
Astrid
Dental Nurse
Alisha
Alisha
Dental Nurse