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 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.
Lizet is our newest team member and is one of our lovely receptionists. 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.
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.
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.
Collette recently joined BFD. Looking for a career change, Collette completed a Certificate III in Dental Assisting with Holmesglen Tafe.
Collette enjoys seeing the variety of ways patients can improve their dental health. She interacts extremely well with all age groups, and instantly puts her patients at ease.
Outside the clinic she loves to spend time with her husband and children and loves any chance to bake. This is great news to all the staff as when Collette is working, she will frequently bring in treats for her work colleagues. Yes, we 100% brush our teeth afterwards!
Vicki a long-standing member at Bayside Family Dentistry who has over 14 years’ experience in the dental industry and been with us for 12 of those!
Over so many years Vicki has built a long-lasting bond with all her patients.
She is currently studying a degree in Bachelor of Arts (major in literary studies). Her hobbies are reading books, watching tv shows, animals, improvisation acting and board games.
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.