The People Behind the Masks

We love our patients and treat them as family

Meet The Team

We aim to give our patients the best possible experience.

  • Dr.Ved Berani - Principal Dentist and Founder

    Dr.Ved Berani

    Dr Ved Berani, a second generation dentist and the principal dentist at Healthy Smiles, shows great pride in his work, for helping his patients achieve cosmetic and aesthetic results , all this while utilising SLEEP DENTISTRY and SEDATION . A proponent of painless and anxiety free dentistry, Dr Ved has dedicated his practice to the phobic and anxious patients by offering a suite of sedation options from Twilight sedation(IV), General anaesthetic, laughing gas and  oral sedation.

    Recently his dedication to continuing education has driven him to achieve the Fellowship (FIADFE) at the greater New York dental meeting of the International academy of dento-facial aesthetics and also the Membership (MFGDP) of the faculty of general dental practitioners in the UK .Dr Ved made his first mark in the history of the University of Bombay in the year 1999 when he topped with a distinction! He shares his knowledge and experience, with all patients and clinical coordinators to increase the overall experience of practising in a private practice more enjoyable for everyone.In addition he is completing advanced Implant certification from the GIDE institute in collaboration with Loma Linda University (Los Angeles) in 2018.

    Since taking over the 35 year old practice from Dr Kleine 14 years ago, he has dedicated his time to delivering high quality state of the art dentistry in a relaxed and pleasant environment. He introduced the philosophy “Healthy mouths… Beautiful smiles” , which helps deliver high quality cosmetic dentistry while still retaining basic principles of prevention and maintaining a healthy foundation of teeth and gums. His special interests are sleep dentistry, full face aesthetics , implants , ALL on 4 Malo concept and porcelain Veneers which drives the cosmetic results he achieves for all his patients.

    Patients first philosophy has led him to develop and grow his current practice to a team of 15 and is always available for his patients. He is an avid golfer and manages his time at work and at home with 3 children and one day hopes to have a culinary degree in world cuisine.

    Dr Ved Berani is a male Dentist in Blackburn South, VIC.

    Continuing education :
    • Prosthodontics (University of Melbourne) 2007
    • Surgical crown lengthening (University of Melbourne) 2008
    • Inhalation Sedation (ADA) , Melbourne 2008
    • Dentistry for Ageing population ( ADA) , Melbourne 2009
    • Post graduate training for MRACDS (RACDS), 2009
    • Implantology Basics, Melbourne 2009
    • Mini Residency in Prosthodontics, Brisbane 2010
    • GC Advanced Learning Modules, Melbourne 2012
    • 3M Go-Digital Symposium : Bringing Predictability into Restorative Process, Melbourne 2015
    • Esparza -Live Surgical Training in Implant and sinus lift (Miami, USA and Colombia) June 2015
    • Advanced Surgical Training (Sinus Lift), DIA Institute (St Vincents Hospital), Melbourne 2015
    • Fellowship of the International Academy of DentoFacial Aesthetics - FIADFE (NY) 2017
    • Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners - MFGDP- Ad Eundem (UK) 2017
    • Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons - MRCS (Lon) 2017
    • Master Implant Clinician Program - GIDE and Loma Linda University - 2018
  • Priyanka Sethi Berani - Co-Founder and Managing Partner

    Priyanka Sethi Berani

    Priyanka Sethi Berani, is a commerce graduate with a strong background in management and practice enhancement.

    Technology is her forte. She is a fun-loving individual with exceptional customer service skills and is always there to answer queries and help patients. She looks after the day to day running of the surgery, and the back office workload.

  • Dr Jeremy Perera - Senior Associate Dentist

    Dr Jeremy Perera

    Dr Jeremy Perera is an accomplished and highly qualified dentist with over 12 years of experience in general dentistry with special interests in Cosmetic dentistry and Orthodontics.

    Jeremy believes that “A beautiful smile can bring so much to a person, it shows confidence, warmth and projects your personality which in turn draws others in.” He is, therefore, personally motivated to ensure that all of his patients have a beautiful healthier smile for life.

    Jeremy has a very special interest in the field of orthodontics, with vast experience in using Clear aligners, Traditional braces, Early intervention orthodontics and Myobrace. He is the Senior Invisalign practitioner at Healthy Smiles and a Platinum Provider for Invisalign.

    He is also an accredited digital smile design (DSD) provider with many years of experience in dealing with complex smile reconstruction cases using Ceramic crowns, Veneers and Implants. This along with his passion for orthodontics has enabled him to create the most Beautiful, long lasting Healthy Smiles to his patients ranging from pre-schoolers to seniors.

    Jeremy is very gentle and kind and has an ethos of personalised patient care, which has gained him a lot of popularity among his patients. He is also highly experienced in delivering comprehensive treatment to the most anxious patients, using different sedation techniques such as Sleep Dentistry and General Anaesthesia. He is very passionate about his work and always thrives to deliver the best to all of his patients as he would treat his own family.

    He ensures that his skills and knowledge are always current and works with the most cutting-edge technology in dentistry using various digital platforms and equipment. He hones his skills by undertaking various international dental training courses with the best specialists in the field.

    Jeremy’s love for dentistry even extends to when he is only holidays, where he volunteers his time and services to rural communities. He is a sports enthusiast and loves cricket, rugby and is a mad Hawks fan. He also enjoys creating exotic dishes and cocktails in his leisure time. Jeremy and beautiful wife are blessed with 2 young boys, who keep them busy.

    Continuing Education:
    • All ceramic restorations (2012, 2009)
    • Rotary Endodontics (2012, 2010, 2008)
    • Conventional and Mini implants (2012, 2008, 2007)
    • Fixed prosthodontics (2010, 2009, 2007)
    • Root rehabilitation with fiber posts and fiber splints (2008)
  • Dr Kae Bajwa - Associate Dentist

    Dr Kae Bajwa

    Dr. Kae Bajwa graduated with the highest distinction from the University of Otago in New Zealand. Excelling academically, she was the recipient of numerous academic awards including the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Most Outstanding Student Award. Her caring nature and aptitude for the health sciences made the decision to pursue a career in the dental health profession a natural choice.

    Dr. Kae is an experienced practitioner whom has a special interest in delivering pain-free Cosmetic Dentistry. For this reason she is continually updating her knowledge by attending professional development courses. She offers her patients several tooth straightening options including Invisalign Clear Braces, Smilefast Quick Braces and the Inman Aligner quick alignment system. She has also been trained to deliver Cosmetic Dermal fillers and Wrinkle relaxants and to construct appliances for snoring and sleep apnoea.

    Dr Kae is committed to ensuring all of her patients enjoy a pleasant and pain-free dental experience in a relaxing and positive environment. She works intimately with her patients to develop effective prevention and treatment strategies individually tailored and delivered at each patient’s desired pace. Kae enjoys getting to know her patients on a personal level and nothing makes her happier than seeing them leave the practice relaxed and smiling. She has recently completed a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to assist her in helping anxious clients overcome any dental fear and anxieties.

    Dr. Kae enjoys volunteering, travelling, spending time with her family and both singing and playing music. She does yoga and meditation regularly and is passionate about self-development.

    Continuing Education:
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma (Melbourne)
    • Inman Aligner (Melbourne)
    • Dermal fillers and Botulinum toxin training - Australasian Academy of Dento-facial Aesthetics (Melbourne)
    • Smilefast (Melbourne)
    • Soundsleeper Sleep Apnoea Training (Melbourne)
    • Aestheticon Conference (Sydney)
    • Invisalign (Melbourne & Sydney)
    • Aesthetic Dentistry - Pascal Magne (Brisbane)
    • Dental Corporation Associate Development Program (Melbourne & Sydney)
    • Rotary Endodontics – Protaper (Melbourne)
  • Dr Prerna Narang - Associate Dentist

    Dr Prerna Narang

    ​​Dr Prerna has joined our team as an enthusiastic dentist, bringing her extensive experience of over 10 years working in both private and public sectors. She provides her patients with the highest level of dental care, utilising cutting edge technology and listening carefully to each individual's particular needs. Always with a gentle hand and highly competent team she attends to the task best decided upon.
    Dr Prerna has been actuating as a general dentist with a special interest in Endodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry; and finds it extremely rewarding to see her patients smiling confidently after having their treatments completed. She is also a strong advocate of prevention and her ultimate goal is for her patients not only to have a beautiful but also a healthy smile for life.

    ​She actively participates in continuing education to be current with the advances of dentistry. This allows her to always provide the best care for her patients. 

    Apart from dentistry, she loves spending time with her family and friends. Her other interests include travelling, doing yoga and donating for some charities. 

    Continuing Education:
    • Digital Smile Design by Coachman (Melbourne)
    • Comprehensive Guide to Veneers(Sydney)
    • Achieving Predictable Ceramic Restorations (Melbourne Uni)
    • Advanced Contemporary Endodontics
    • Laser Assisted Periodontics

  • Dr Navdeep Nagra - Associate Dentist

    Dr Navdeep Nagra

    Dr Navdeep KNagra  is an experienced general practitioner with over 10 years of experience who graduated with first rank in the university..

    Nav enjoys all aspects of dentistry, with a particular interest in children’s dentistry and has focused her continuing education in paediatrics and endodontics. She has a special interest in volunteering as a dentist in disadvantaged communities treating indigenous young children.

    She has a gentle, caring approach and is very much at ease looking after nervous and anxious patients.

    Nav is also passionate about clear braces which are an alternative to straightening teeth for anyone who does not want fixed braces. Nav is committed to attending regular dental courses for continuing post-graduate education, over the past 10 years

    She is married with 2 beautiful children.

    Continuing education :
    • Straumann Restorative Training program in Dental Implants
      Level 1: Basic introductory to implant dentistry
      Level 2: Basic sciences as they apply to implant
      Level 3: Emphasis on the necessary clinical skills and Insights needed to manage patient
      3 day Advanced Restorative program on Implant Dentistry,
    • Clinical Excellence with Ceramic Restorations
    • Clear Correct by Osseo dental
    • Management of Medical Emergencies in the Dental Practice
    • Advanced Contemporary Endodontics
    • Paediatric Dental Trauma Management
    • All-Ceramic Crowns and Veneers in the Aesthetic Practice
    • Total bridge experience
  • Pallavi Nandwani - Associate Dentist

    Pallavi Nandwani

    Dr Pallavi Nandwani completed her dentistry from Otago university after completing her New Zealand dental registration exam in 2014. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has special interest in oral surgery.

    Pallavi has also worked previously at regional hospital in north east Victoria and is extremely passionate about helping patients with special needs and with complex medical histories.

    Apart from work Pallavi’s hobbies include regularly exercising at the gym and running. She also has two young daughters who are equally as important to her.

    Pallavi has attended many courses from Melbourne University to enhance her skills as a general dentist.

    Continuing professional development courses most recent
    ​1. Dentoalveolar refresher course in oral surgery from Melbourne University 2019 

    2. Cracked and Split teeth management from Melbourne University 2018

    3. Contemporary Endodontics from Melbourne University 2018 

    4. Practical Oral surgery course June 2017 from University of Sydney 

    5. Optimising resilts in Oral surgery 2018

    6. CPR training  2016, 2017

  • George Alvarez - Oral Health Therapist

    George Alvarez

    George graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2005 with a Bachelor of Oral Health Science in Oral Health.

    He also holds a Dental Degree and is a Doctor of Dental Medicine in the Philippines. George brings to our practice 20 years of experience in the dental field. Since moving to Melbourne George has worked extensively in Dental Health Services Victoria with children.

    George is very experienced in working with nervous patients and is extremely gentle and thorough taking the time to go into great detail with you regarding your gum and dental treatment. He believes in the importance of educating his patients to enable them to achieved long term good oral health and like the rest of our team, maintains a high level of ethical standard and sensitivity in his delivery of dental care.

    He is also happily married and has 3 boys and twin girls but in spite of his busy family life he still sets aside time to do his own exercise routine and in his spare time enjoys singing and playing tennis.

    George is looking forward to meeting all our current patients as well as new patients to the practice. We are very pleased to have George join our team at Healthy Smile Dental Group!

  • Victoria Cuce - Dental Hygienist

    Victoria Cuce

    Victoria Cuce graduated from RMIT University with an Advance Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene) 2017 and was fortunate enough during her studies to gain a variety of clinical experience at The Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne, North Yarra Community Health and working alongside North Richmond Community Health program “Chompers”.

    She began her career in dental 8 years ago as a dental assistant, completing Certificate III in Dental Assisting (2014) and Certificate IV Dental Assisting -Dental Radiography (2015)
    at RMIT University. Victoria flourished within the dental industry, working as a senior dental assistant and practice manager at a private practice in the North Eastern Suburbs.

    Victoria’s prides herself on providing a positive, comfortable and trusting environment. She strives to improve, maintain and achieve patients oral health goals by delivering effective education and preventive treatment.
  • Dr. Jaclyn Wong - Associate Dentist

    Dr. Jaclyn Wong

    Dr. Jaclyn Wong has a special interest in oral surgery having completed both medical and dental degrees at the University of Melbourne. After completing her medical degree, Jaclyn trained for 3 years in general and specialty surgery with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. During this time, she developed a keen interest in oral and maxillofacial surgery, in particular Orthognathic and trauma surgery.

    After completing a post graduate diploma in Surgical Anatomy, Dr Jaclyn Wong returned to Melbourne University to complete a dental degree. She graduated with Honours in Dentistry and worked as a registrar in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery for six years at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Dental Hospital and Austin Hospital.

    Jaclyn’s research has included analysing the novel technique of All on 4 implant surgery with particular focus on the functional and clinical outcomes of zygomatic implants as a component of the All on 4 system. She has trained with experts in this field and travelled to Portugal to learn from the inventor of the system at the Malo Clinic and now works as part of the surgical team at Healthy Smiles .

  • Dr. Anand - Specialist Anaesthetist, Sleeping Safely

    Dr. Anand

    Dr. Anand is a UK and Australian accredited specialist anaesthetist. In addition to his private practice and work with Sleeping Safely, he is a specialist at Monash Health.

    He graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in medicine in 2001.

    During his medical training, he successfully completed an additional science degree in Immunology.

    After residency training in Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics, he gained acceptance onto the prestigious Edinburgh anaesthetic training programme. Subsequent training involved highly sought after positions in tertiary academic hospitals in Glasgow and Melbourne.

    After his senior fellowship training at Monash Health, his love of international tennis and sport in general led him to settling in Melbourne.

    Dr. Anand is meticulous in the provision of safe and cost-effective anaesthetic care to his patients.

    He is rigorous in the maintenance of his specialist knowledge and professional standards.

    Specialist fellowships & memberships
    • Fellow - Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK)
    • Fellow - Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
    • Member - Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association
    • Member - Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
    Special interests
    • Obstetric anaesthesia
    • Regional anaesthesia
    • Difficult airway management
    • Safety in anaesthesia/management of anaesthetic emergencies

    Outside work, he enjoys spending time with his family, and pursuing his hobbies of stand up paddleboarding, motorcycling, flying and tennis.

The Crew

  • Parapti Sharma - Operations Manager

    Parapti Sharma

    Parapti is our vivacious and young team player who has graduated as a Dental Technologist in Melbourne with flying colors in 2014!  She brings to her role, enthusiasm, experience and team leadership qualities making everyday pleasurable to work with her. She has been with us since over 7 years and has seen our practice grow, becoming an important part as an exceptional Operations Manager.

    In her spare time she also enjoys reading books and shopping :)
  • Anne Prest - Front Office Coordinator

    Anne Prest

    Anne,  our front desk coordinator's warmth and friendliness will have you feeling at home as she welcomes you into our practice. She ensures our patients have a full understanding of all treatment options available and all appointments are in place to maintain great oral health.  She has a background in customer service, working in the dental software industry for the past 11 years, consulting with dentists to ensure that ultimately patients are receiving great outcomes. 

    Outside of Healthy Smiles, Anne loves spending time with family and friends in the great Australian outdoors - enjoying camping, day hikes, gardening and getting out and about with her two fur-babies.  Anne loves the salt water and is a volunteer life saver through the summer months and enjoys getting out on the water on her stand-up paddle board.
  • Erin Mcsheffery - Front Office Coordinator

    Erin Mcsheffery

    Erin is our friendly, chatty member of our front office team here at Healthy Smiles. Alongside helping our patients at Healthy Smiles she also studies Social Work at Deakin University. 

    Outside of work she enjoys travelling and eating out with her boyfriend.
  • Samantha Clearihan - Front Office Coordinator

    Samantha Clearihan

  • Tara Stoparic - Front Office Coordinator

    Tara Stoparic

    Meet Tara, our new front desk coordinator who is bright and loves meeting all of our patients. She is currently studying health science at Deakin university and enjoys boxing in her spare time. 
    Tara can also converse in Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian!
  • Rebecca Jones - Admin Assistant

    Rebecca Jones

  • Natahlia Ellis - Senior Dental Assistant

    Natahlia Ellis

    Natahlia is our dynamic and passionate dental nurse who enjoys working within the dental field and expanding her knowledge everyday

    Being a quick learner, she enjoys day to day’s challenges, and a great sense of achievement of her own goals. Always up for a challenge, Natahlia finds our work both interesting and satisfying, and prides herself on happy patients, truly enjoying the people and the environment Healthy Smiles has to offer. In her spare time, Natahlia enjoys playing tennis.
  • Anna Vo - Dental Assistant

    Anna Vo

    Anna is our energetic and enthusiastic dental nurse, who exudes confidence and thrives under pressure. Being a highly motivated individual, she appreciates helping and motivating others to work towards their goals, as working within the dental industry has given her a great sense of achievement of her own goals. She is hardworking and a strong team player who works well in collaboration with our other team members. Anna is also pursuing her further dental studies at the moment and enjoying the experience and training Healthy Smiles can offer. 

    In her spare time Anna enjoys partying !
  • Mounika Kupalla - Dental Assistant

    Mounika Kupalla

  • Madeline Thio - Dental Assistant

    Madeline Thio

    Madeline is our junior dental assistant who loves the world of dentistry and eager to learn more everyday ! 

    She brings to her dental assistant position at Healthy Smiles, passion, maturity and vast knowledge of her work. Madeline hopes to also study more about the Dental and nursing to expand her knowledge in the field. In her spare time Madeline enjoys cooking and socialising.
  • Lovepreet Kaur - Dental Assistant

    Lovepreet Kaur

  • Chantelle D'Çruz - Dental Assistant

    Chantelle D'Çruz

  • Elijah Alvarez - Dental Assistant

    Elijah Alvarez

    Elijah Alarez  has recently joined our practice as a Junior Dental Assistant. He is vibrant, young and committed, showing enormous flare for dental assisting and continues to expand his knowledge within the dental field.

    He is currently pursuing his further studies in Nursing at Monash University in Melbourne and is also looking to get a degree in Paramedicine in the near future. 

    In his spare time he enjoys listening to music, seeing friends, and attending church.

  • Tarryn Sheppard - Dental Assistant

    Tarryn Sheppard

  • Karuna Rathod - Dental Assistant

    Karuna Rathod

  • Sony Saripella - Dental Assistant

    Sony Saripella

    Sony is an overseas Dentist who graduated in 2014 from GITAM Univeristy in India with high distinction, and still keeps herself updates with the new technology.
    She is further pursuing her Masters degree in Public Health to improve her knowledge to excel in every aspect of her profession, bringing her enthusiasm and love for the world of dentistry at Healthy Smiles dental group. 

     In her spare time Sony enjoys music, travelling and books !

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Your Experience with us

At cosmetic dental clinic in Blackburn, we guarantee that your experience with us will be memorable in the best ways possible. Your experience starts with our trained front office coordinators who will ask a series of preliminary questions to determine your dental health issues, needs and wants. You will then be provided with a new patient pack, which includes questions about your present health and medical history as these relate to your dental visit.

You will then be scheduled for your dental appointment in our cosmetic dental clinic in Blackburn. Your professional dental hygienist and dentist will work toward providing the best possible personalised dental care according to your needs and wants.

Keep in mind that as a patient, you also have the responsibility of working with our staff in order to make your dental visits pleasurable.

Dr Ved Berani – Principle Dentist at Healthy Smiles
We guarantee that your experience with us will be memorable in the best ways possible.
- Healthy Smiles
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We are, indeed, the cosmetic dental clinic in Blackburn and we work for you
So, do come visit us soon.

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152 Canterbury Road, Blackburn South, VIC 3130

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