Dr Mark Oblak attained a Bachelor of Dental Science from Melbourne University in 1992, subsequently working at multiple dental establishments throughout Brisbane, Melbourne and Tamworth.
Having played the role of principal practitioner at Vermont South Dental since 1997, Dr Oblak is fully refined in the execution of complex dental practices such as implant surgery, cosmetic dentistry and Cerec.
Mark is a highly driven Vermont South dentist who is able to ensure that his patients receive the most advanced and high quality care by undergoing intense CPD training pertaining to multifaceted aspects of oral care year after year.
Aside from his obvious passion for advanced dentistry, he enjoys cooking, tennis, soccer and the AFL.
Dr Joseph Paino, also known as Dr Joseph is the practice principle who created Enhance Dental in 1995. His vision was to create a world class dental practice near Melbourne’s centre on the famous tree lined boulevard on St Kilda Rd.
Dr Joseph has extensive training and experience in Cosmetic dentistry such as porcelain veneers and advanced teeth whitening. He has spent countless hours doing advanced dental treatments in restorative dentistry, prosthetic dental implants and the virtually invisible orthodontic method called Invisalign (straight teeth – no braces).
Dr Joseph also has extensive training and experience in the amazing orthodontic advancements involving computerised methods to straighten crooked teeth without braces. This procedure is known as Invisalign® and is almost invisible unlike braces. Dr Joseph Paino has also achieved recognition as a PLATINUM ELITE PROVIDER for treating an extensive number of very happy patients from all over Australia with the Invisalign system for more than ten years.
Russell graduated from RMIT in Victoria Australia in 1973 as dux of Applied Science of Dental Technology. He then won the Victorian Chamber of Commerce Study Award as well as Apprentice of the Year in Dental Technology. In 1974 he was awarded the Overseas Foundation Scholarship by Rotary International to study dental ceramics in New York and Chicago. He returned to Australia in 1975 and together with Tom Friedman, founded Omega Ceramics Dental Laboratory, which is now considered one of the leading dental laboratories in the country.
Russell has lectured widely on aesthetics and art in dentistry in Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States, and has published articles on dental ceramics in dental journals worldwide. His main areas of interest are implant design development, implant aesthetics and clinical and laboratory coordination and communication. He is a qualified dental prosthetist and combines his comprehensive clinical knowledge with his vast experience as a master dental ceramist.
Dr Jim Yannopoulos achieved a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Melbourne in 1987. He has been a prominent figure within the dentistry arena ever since, having began his career in Brunswick since he graduated in 1987. He has owned the practice Brunswick Dental Group since 1991. Dr Yannopoulos regularly participates in continuing education and is affiliated with a number of organisations such as:
- Australian Dental Association
- Melbourne Seattle Study Club
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- International Team of Implantology
- Australian Osseointegration Society
- Australian Society of Implant Dentistry
- Australian Crown and Bridge Society
Dr Martin Gale lived in Northern England until he was 25 years old. He qualified as a dentist at The University of Newcastle, with distinctions in anatomy and physiology. He worked for two years in general dental practice before deciding to move to Hong Kong to study a PhD at The University of Hong Kong. He also taught in the Department of Conservative Dentistry there and worked part time in general dental practice. Dr Gale’s PhD investigated how fillings can leak, letting bacteria inside and so causing pain, decay and staining. This bacterial leakage problem can often lead to the need for root canal therapy. So Dr Gale was inspired to study a two year masters program in clinical endodontics (root fillings) at The University of Melbourne, Australia. Now armed with a strong theoretical research background and an excellent practical training, Dr Gale began work as a specialist endodontist in Melbourne in 2000. He set up Ivanhoe Specialist Endodontics in 2005 and continues to offer specialist endodontic services from Ivanhoe, Melbourne. He is married with two daughters who delight and amaze him. He also cycles regularly and particularly enjoys travelling in Australia, which is such an awesome country.
Achieving the desired cosmetic approach sometimes requires a network of professionals. We work proudly with Melbourne based and high-quality ceramists and dental prosthetists. Keeping it local has ensured we have never had to settle for second best. We have embraced the Digital Smile Design concept having seen the fabulous results it delivers.
• Member of Australian Dental Association
• Member of Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch
• Member of Melbourne Seattle Study Club*