Meet our experienced team of professionals.
Dr. Lisa Matriste
|Qualifications||BDSc Hons (Uni of Qld) Associate, Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine Environmental Committee, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology|
|Interests||Since retiring from clinical practice, I am spending more time retreating to the wilderness. I love wildlife and the natural environment, especially the sun and surf thanks to my Queensland heritage.|
|Something about myself||I devote my energies towards helping people when I can and adding happiness to their lives.|
|Why Laser + Holistic Dental?||I established the 2nrich Centre to create a multi-faceted approach to addressing the huge range health problems in modern society. I wanted to work in a clinic with progressive and industry leading technology that still had an environmental conscience – the best way to achieve this was to start my own clinic. This has evolved into Laser + Holistic Dental with the focus on developing new clinical standards and utilising the most advanced technology available.|
Dr Lisa is currently injured and is not seeing patients.
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Dr. Elias Aronis
|Qualifications||Dr Elias Aronis joined the Laser + Holistic Dental team throughout 2022. Elias completed his Bachelor of Dental Science in 1997 at Melbourne University and went on to own a practice located in Berwick for 18 years. Throughout his time as a practice owner Elias embraced a holistic practice of dentistry and shows this through his work with a large emphasis on CBVT images to ensure he is caring for each aspect of the patients health and not what is only visible to the eye.
Elias has completed other courses such as the Masterclass in CBVT interpretation, AADFA Cosmetic injectables, Occlusion and Advanced Aesthetics with the Las Vegas Institute and has completed the IAOMT certification (International Organisation for Oral Medicine and Technology). Along with vigorous training at Laser and Holistic Dental in the state of art technology provided by the practice.
|Interests||Throughout his years of practices Elias has a very in depth knowledge and interest in TMJ (temporomandibular joint) and is able to educate patients about treatments that honestly change their day to day quality of life. Since learing more about the holistic treatments we provide Elias has also gravitated towards our cavitation procedure and has shown utmost skill in treating these underlying conditions.|
|Something about myself||In Elias’s spare time you will find him enjoying his family with his two beautiful daughters or enjoying a sneaky donut.
Book – The Real Story – Stephen Donaldson
|Why Laser + Holistic Dental?||Elias joined the Laser and Holistic team after learning how closely the practice philosophy aligns with his core beliefs and the way he has practiced dentistry throughout his career.|
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Dr. Mitali Syamal
|Qualifications||Dr Mitali Syamal joined the Laser + Holistic Dental team at the beginning of 2023. Mitali completed her Bachelor of Bio Medicine at Melbourne University in 2016 and then went on to complete the Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2020 also at Melbourne University. Mitali is very motivated and exceptionally conscientious and talented. She has now undertaken the Invisalign orthodontic course and has successfully completed her primary examinations with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons – even receiving outstanding commendations in the subjects of anatomy, physiology, cell biology, biochemistry and pathology. She has completed other courses such as the Masterclass in CBVT interpretation and has set goals to complete other courses offered by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology so that she will become an Australasian expert in Biological/Holistic dentistry.
Mitali gained her dental experience through working in the rural communities and has a real passion for patient care and shared decision making regarding upcoming treatments. With the rural community presenting a wide range of patients she has gained a thorough understanding that each patient has different circumstances.
|Interests||Following her career dream of being an Implantologist and being driven by her passion for doing oral surgery, Mitali is embracing the opportunity of delivering these services at Laser+Holistic Dental and becoming a global expert in metal free implantology utilizing the healing benefits of lasers and regenerative therapies.|
|Something about myself||In Mitali’s spare time you may find her sitting on top of a mountain hiking trail and admiring the nature that Victoria has to offer – most likely sitting with a suduko puzzle or becoming inspired to add to her website blog.
Other passions include playing the piano. Maybe she can be convinced to do lunch-time recitals at the clinic?
Book – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Favourite Quote – ‘A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers’ – Suzy Kassem.
Languages – English, German
|Why Laser + Holistic Dental?||Upon graduating from Dental school, Mitali took up the challenge to work in regional Victoria knowing that she would be seeing a lot of patients with diverse dental problems that she would be responsible to manage.
Mitali recognized that she was the perfect ‘fit’ to join Laser + Holistic Dental because of her desire to become an expert in progressive dental technologies. Laser+Holistic Dental has invested in state-of-the-art equipment to support dentists to provide a service beyond conventional mainstream dentistry and follows an approach of caring for the body in a larger picture. Mitali also values the experienced practitioner team for mentorship and case management. There is no better place than Laser + Holistic Dental to improve her knowledge and treatment outcomes for her patients. Commitment to excellence and other core beliefs are in alignment!
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Oral Health Therapists
|Qualifications||Daniel Ta joined the Laser + Holistic Dental team at the beginning of 2022. He has brought with him a renewed energy with his holistic beliefs to our team. Daniel completed his Oral Health Therapy degree at Charles Stuart University, Wagga Wagga after years working as a qualified Dental Technician.|
|Interests||Daniel has taken charge of running our inhouse 3D printing Laboratory and will be designing and manufacturing a large portion of dental appliances such as dentures, orthodontic retainers, occlusal splints and bleaching trays. This initiative will prove to be more cost-effective, reduce downtime and improve quality assurance for our patients. In additional to delivering Invisalign orthodontic services, Daniel will also be furthering his education in the area of Dental Sleep Medicine which includes treatments for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea. Helping patients have a better quality of sleep and reduce the associated health risks is very rewarding.|
|Something about myself||In his spare time, Daniel enjoys spending time with his family and friends eating delicious food. Daniel also enjoys the peace and quiet of working on cars or going out fishing.
Favourite quote? “Perfect is not enough.”
Favourite book? Clifford the Big Red Dog
Languages? Vietnamese, English
|Why Laser + Holistic Dental?||
With the advanced technologies and products available at the clinic Daniel has been able to help patients improve their overall health. Daniel is very passionate in educating his patients in how to maintain optimum oral health and helps his patients to focus on preventive methods rather than invasive treatment options.
When you come to Laser + Holistic Dental for your routine oral health maintenance appointment, Daniel will be the one to perform your clean and help guide you through potential treatment options and direct you to the appropriate dental practitioner for certain procedures. If you are under the age of 26, chances are Daniel will be your main point of contact for appointments.
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|Qualifications||Liuba made the ‘smart’ choice to join our Laser + Holistic team joining in 2022. She brings a new set of skills to our oral health team. Liuba completed her Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy with Adult scope Qualifications – Bachelor of Oral Health through LaTrobe University. Liuba’s other qualification in dentistry include Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics (RMIT 2015), Diploma of Dental Technology (Menzies Institute of Technology, 2013), Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting (Homesglen Tafe, 2011), Certificate III in Dental Assisting (Blacktown College, 2009).|
|Interests||Liuba enjoys developing strong working relationships with her colleagues and is able to build rapport with all her patients based on trust and a positive attitude. This approach ensures that treatment is customised to each individual’s needs, ultimately achieving the best possible result in a very efficient way.|
|Something about myself||Liuba enjoys morning walks, cultivating a healthy lifestyle, and the company of friends and family. She likes spending her time watching the sunset over the Bay from her apartment.
Favourite quote? “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” -James Cameron
Favourite Book? Unf*** yourself by Gary John Bishop
Languages? English, Intermediate Chinese (Mandarin)
|Why Laser + Holistic Dental?||
Liuba has embraced the learning opportunities that Laser + Holistic Dental offers in contrast to conventional dental clinics. She loves the variety of clinical procedures and being able to spend quality time with her patients by having longer appointments rather than meeting number production targets. Liuba strives to provide all her patients – children and adults alike – with thorough and comprehensive oral health care.
She has a particular interest in assisting patients with achieving a Holistic approach with oral health through preventive measures. She especially enjoys providing the SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) protocol in replacing defective mercury dental amalgam fillings. She finds using lasers to cure gum problems very rewarding and a game changer in periodontal disease management. Recently Liuba obtained certificates and licencing in 3D radiology diagnostic imaging. With her commitment to learning, Liuba is on track to becoming one of the most qualified Oral Health Therapists in Australasia. Developing these skillsets allows Liuba to deliver high quality work in all facets of dental treatments and gives her immense career satisfaction.
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Admin & Nursing Staff
|Qualifications||Caitlin joined Laser + Holistic team as a trainee Dental Assistant. She will be undertaking formal qualification of Certificate III Dental Assisting to develop her skills further. She has undertaken qualifications in her other interest in hospitality and sports science. We can’t wait to watch the direction Caitlin’s career takes as she learns and develops in an educational environment.|
|Interests||With Caitlin’s compassionate nature combined with her interest in dentistry, she provides a safe and nurturing manner to assist with special needs patients and patients that may have a dental phobia. Caitlin is amazing at educating the patients chairside and guiding them through there appointments. Caitlin will also be one of our main staff members assisting with the 3D diagnostic digital scans for treatment. Caitlin really enjoys being part of the progressive and ethical business model of Laser + Holistic Dental. Job satisfaction is achieved when she witnesses the delight of patients upon sharing her knowledge. whilst communicating these differences allowing patient to see how far dentistry has come and the technology available.|
|Something about myself||Caitlin is full of life and your typical ‘Peninsular girl’. She loves spending time with her family, having a game of women’s football and is an amazing pole dancer. If she’s not running around then Caitlin’s real passion is food. Having worked as a chef for years we have lined her up for every birthday cake we can imagine. Caitlin has recently moved to the Stonnington area and lives with her partner and her two cats Phoenix and Trixie.
Favourite quote? “No drama, sheep farmer.”
Favourite Book? Twins of Auschwitz, The Forgotten Highlander
Languages? German, English, Learning Auslan
|Why Laser + Holistic Dental?||It was an easy decision for me to join Laser + Holistic Dental. The opportunity provided me with a wealth of knowledge beyond any other dental clinic that I had worked at.I knew it was time to make a move as I had outgrown the traditional approach to dentistry. I was excited about embracing the new learning curve and expanding my knowledge about oral health. Laser+Holistic Dental provides me with the support I need whilst I progress in my chosen career. There is so much variety every day as I diversify my skillset – and that makes me feel happy when I help others.|
|Qualifications||Kelly is our newest addition to the Laser and Holistic Dental family, we welcomed Kelly as a training dental assistant with 6 months experience, Although Kelly is fresh into dental she has grown up with her father and aunt as dentists so is very knowledgeable and eager to learn. Kelly began her career path pursuing Communication Design but know that she wanted to change industries to one where she is working closely with patients and provide the care that is needed in the health care sector. Kelly is a motivated young lady who has set her future goals onto becoming a dentist and is hoping to apply for a bio-medicine course in 2023.|
|Interests||During Kelly’s time working as a dental assistant she has grown very fond of surgical and restorative procedures and is enjoying the education development that Laser and Holistic dental can provide with state of the art equipment.|
|Something about myself||In Kelly’s spare time you are likely to find her spending time with sister and her fur baby nephews, Kelly also enjoys a game of table tennis following years of playing competitively whilst growing up in New Zealand.|
|Why Laser + Holistic Dental?||Kelly joined our team after learning about the opportunities for educational development on the holistic approach to dentistry. She has taken an interest into our surgical protocols which allows our patient a much healthy healing process and success rate for future treatment.|
|Qualifications||Advanced diploma in Liberal Arts, Cert lll in Health Admin|
|Interests||Reading, reading and did I mention reading? Also spending time with my loved ones, taking walks and indoor rock climbing.|
|Something about myself||The things that help me in my quest to be a better human is practicing kindness whenever possible, expanding my understanding of the world through learning, being true myself and trusting my instincts.|
|Why Laser + Holistic Dental?||Working with the fantastic Laser + Holistic dental team is a proof, that, a health provider working together with the patients to improve their whole wellbeing, is a way of the future. It is an amazing opportunity to be a part of a positive change while providing excellent patient care and at the same time utilising cutting edge technology. It truly is a win-win outcome.|
|Qualifications||Meagan joined the Laser and Holistic Dental in 2022 as part of the administrative support team. While Meagan is relatively new to the field of dentistry, her previous employment at a prominent Wellness Spa Retreat and her core values in natural healing ensures that our holistic and spiritual beliefs are embedded into our team. Meagan will be developing the Laser + Holistic signature dental spa experience cultivating a relaxing mood which is always a challenge when visiting the dentist. Meagan’s extensive experience of customer-service roles in retail and hospitality has garnered her with the necessary skills, business acumen, and a passion for providing bespoke service.|
|Interests||As Meagan is quite new to dentistry the opportunity to learn about the effects that our dental and oral conditions can have on our body and overall health has been the most exciting part of her role. With having the opportunity to learn this important part of the health puzzle, Meagan in transforming her own oral health and sharing the news with others.|
|Something about myself||Meagan enjoys spending her spare time with her husband and treating him to her secret barista skills. Meagan is always up for a fancy-dress party and comes out with some amazing costumes. She moved here from Tucson, Arizona in 2018 and welcomed two lovely cats into her Aussie home. Their names are Wombat and Emu.
Favourite quote? “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne ceaselessly into the past.” -The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Favourite Books/Podcasts? Tigerbelly podcast, Are We Still Friends podcast, and The Devil Wears Prada (book but mostly the movie!)
Languages? English, Spanish
|Why Laser + Holistic Dental?||Like a “bee to honey”, Meagan was drawn to the environmental principles of Laser+ Holistic Dental and is assisting with the beautification of the site both indoors and outside. One of Meagan’s special projects is rehabilitation and planting of the garden beds to attract bees into the hostile urban landscape.|
|Qualifications||VCE Graduate, Interior Decoration Certificate III, Laser Safety Certificate, Currently studying Enrolled Nursing|
|Interests||I enjoy seeing my friends, hanging out at home and watching Netflix. I love going on adventures, whether that be camping or travelling interstate or overseas! I hope to buy a van and do it up so it makes the adventures more fun and comfortable!|
|Something about myself||I am a hard-working individual who has very high goals for my future. As I have started studying nursing, I hope to achieve the holistic ability to treat and heal people. My true passion lies in aesthetics so I look forward to becoming a team member of Laser + Holistic Aesthetics when I am qualified.|
|Why Laser + Holistic Dental?||Over the years I have watched Laser + Holistic Dental grow into the practice that needs 100% recognition. The team works collaboratively in providing advanced services and technologies to our patients and it is always a joy to see them fulfilled. We are a close-knit team who have great knowledge of the services and we strive on helping people have the best outcome from their dental work.|