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Meet the Team


Dr Suzanne Cairns

Dr Suzanne is a highly-trained and knowledgeable dentist with more than 20 years of experience in her field. Suzanne’s passion for her work is backed by her past training and continuing professional development.

Suzanne is the principal dentist who is fun, energetic, and she loves having a good chat with her patients. The areas of dentistry she loves most are:
Implants and All on 4 Restorative and Facial aesthetics (anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, and PDO thread treatments).
She loves giving people back the function of their mouths. This leads to a holistic improvement to overall health, wellbeing, and of course self confidence.

Dr Suzanne Cairns’ experience and credentials
  • Bachelor Dental Science (BDS) Dundee UK 2003
  • Public and private sectors, Scotland 2003 – 2006
  • Cairns & Melbourne Dental Hospitals, Royal Flying Doctors Cape York 2006 – 2007
  • Botox to treat TMJ headache UK 2010
  • Primary Examinations (RACDS) 2014
  • POS Orthodontic Seminars 2016-17
  • Clear Correct 2018, POS Aligner Modular 2019-20
  • Somnomed Dental Sleep Medicine 2016
  • Surgical Implant dentistry (Melbourne Dental School) 2018-19
  • AADFA Fundamental in Botox and Fillers 2020, Fiber 2021,PHONO, PHLEB 2023
  • MALO CLINIC ALL ON 4 Clinical Residency 2023, Portugal

Dr Brett Borger

Dr. Brett Borger was raised in Melbourne where he studied Biomedicine and then Dentistry at Melbourne University. Brett graduated in 2016 and was on the Dean’s Honours List. Brett has the wonderful combination of great hands, experience and fantastic communication skills – he knows how to listen to what his patients want and always makes sure to explain clearly the options available.

Brett is a gentle and kind dentist with a passion for all aspects of dentistry, striving to make the dental visit a positive and relaxing experience. Brett has been working in regional NSW and Sydney. His work has often involved treating disadvantaged population groups with limited access to dental services, and through this work he has developed a strong ability to deliver care to anxious patients with complex dental needs.

Dr Brett has been on multiple Australian Dental Association Committees and spends time teaching students at Melbourne University, where he enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion for dentistry.

Outside of dentistry Brett enjoys cooking, swimming, travelling and reading. Brett is also a keen Essendon supporter!

Dr Nikki Gosrani

Dr Nikki has a bachelor of dental science from Cardiff University. With over 10 years of clinical experience in general dentistry in the UK, New Zealand and Australia; Dr Nikki strives to provide comprehensive dental care to adult and paediatric patients.

She takes pride in providing dental treatment in a relaxed and caring environment. She is especially passionate about making sure patients are able to achieve optimal dental health by helping them understand what is happening in their own mouth. Special interest in restoring dental implants, clear aligner treatment, dental sleep medicine and tempromandibular disorders (TMD), including splint therapy and muscle relaxant injections.

Dr Nikki’s experience and credentials
  • Bachelor of dental surgery BDS (Hons) Cardiff University (2012)
  • Bachelor of Science BSC Oral Disease  Cardiff University (2009)
  • Straumann Implant Restorative Programme (2019).
  • Invisalign provider (2019)
  • American academy of craniofacial pain (AACFP) mini residency (2021)
  • Dr Sarah Cheong

    Dr Sarah Cheong was born in Singapore and migrated with her family to Melbourne in 2003. She completed a Bachelor of Science at The University of Melbourne in 2014, and subsequently, a Master of Dental Science at La Trobe University. Throughout her studies, Sarah has had the opportunity to work in a range of rural and regional settings from Bendigo, Mildura, Horsham, Ballarat and Melton, where she has cared for patients.

    Sarah enjoys all aspects of dentistry, however she is particularly passionate about oral surgery, periodontal health, restorative and aesthetic dentistry in children and adults. Sarah enjoys meeting new patients and helping them overcome their dental anxiety. She prides herself as being gentle, communicative and empathetic towards her patients. She strives to ensure that her patients achieve healthcare goals and positive treatment outcomes. Sarah remains committed to lifelong learning and professional development.

    Outside of work, Sarah loves to spend time with her family, partner and her two cats. She enjoys travelling, playing futsal and soccer. She is a keen St Kilda supporter, and an avid Manchester United fan. Sarah is a classically trained pianist and enjoys musical theatre. She has also participated in dental volunteering programs.

    Front of House


    Introducing Allison, our new beautiful face on our reception. Allison and her family moved from Manchester, 21 years ago and now calls Australia home, but…she still has her Manchurian accent! 

    “ Loves a strong bru “  

    She enjoys a good long chat over a big glass of wine, walking, eating out and spending time with her family. 

    Dental Assistants


    Meet Mandy who is originally from South Africa and joined the team in February 2022 after a career change and thank goodness for us and patients alike. Mandy is thoroughly enjoying her new venture and has made a big impact with her team.

    Mandy favours facial aesthetic treatments and enjoys assisting with smile design, implants, root canal procedures and assisting with extractions.

    Outside of dentistry, she is an avid camper, and has a passion for travelling. She has travelled to 18 countries and lived in Saudi Arabia, Dubai and finally settled in Melbourne with her husband and 3 sons.



    Helen has been dental assisting for a few years now (37) and is delighted to have joined the BFD team in 2021.

    After hours she enjoys beachside walks with her husband and dog Kt.
    Helen also has a green thumb and has the rest of the staff interested in gardening.



    Alison joined us as a trainee and has thrived with her new dental family.

    She loves dentistry as it allows her to work with her hands, did you know Alison makes her own silver jewellery pieces? Alison’s loves outside of dentistry are heavy metal music, travelling and her two beloved dogs.


    Natalia joined BFD In October 2023, and we loved her so much we asked her to come back after Christmas. Natalia is originally from Chile. She moved here for 6 months back in 2017 and is still here.

    No she hasn’t lost her passport (!) she came to visit her sister, niece and nephew and fell in love with Melbourne. Natalia is a qualified dentist too, from back home in Chile,  but hasn’t felt the need as yet to jump to the other side of the chair. For now,  she loves travelling, scuba diving and spending time with her family. 

    Admin & Accounts



    Lizet is our Social Media Coordinator and Book keeper. She has a wicked sense of humour, is always immaculately presented even at 6pm, and and loves a good rock gig!

    Lizet is the last one to leave… and her make up is still amazing.
    Lizet also comes from South Africa and is a fabulous cook.

    Your teeth. Your Health. Our Passion.