Our Team

Dr Jeffrey M Kestenberg – General Dentist

Dr Jeffrey Kestenberg graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1980 and completed his Masters Degree in prosthodontics in 1982. In 1983 he was awarded a fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

He has a keen interest in microdentistry, minimally invasive dentistry and laser dentistry. In recognition of his efforts, Jeff was awarded a Fellowship of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry. He also has an interest in the dental treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.

Jeff has been at Coburg Dental Group since 1981 and is a consultant in Prosthodontics at Monash Medical Centre where he treats cancer patients after mouth surgery to reconstruct their teeth.

He has also lectured locally, interstate and overseas to undergraduate and graduate dentists on laser dentistry, prosthodontics and obstructive sleep apnoea.

Dr Meredith C Metin – General Dentist

Dr Meredith Metin graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 1996. She began her career at Monash Medical Centre as a Dental Resident in 1997. While there she treated medically compromised and trauma patients. It was there where she met Dr Jeffery Kestenberg, and she came to work with him at Coburg Dental Group in 1998.

Meredith has always been an active member of the Australia Dental Association (ADA) and was a member of the Dental Health Education Committee and Fluoridation Committee between 1999 and 2005. She was the Chairman of the Dental Health Education Committee of the ADA between 2003 and 2005. Meredith’s areas of interest are Preventive and Restorative Dentistry. She is married with two sons.

Dr Shannon Gune – General Dentist

Dr Shannon Gune has a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery from the University of Melbourne (1997) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry majoring in Endodontics (root canal treatment) and Crown, Bridge and Dental Implant Prosthodontics.

He has had oral surgery training in Nottingham, England (1999) and his biggest passion is dental implant surgery.

Dr Kenny Chong – General Dentist

 

Dr Kenny Chong graduated from The University of Otago (NZ) with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2001. He began his career at the Maxillofacial Department of Waikato Hospital in New Zealand as the Dental Registrar in 2002. While there, he treated medically compromised and trauma patients. In 2003 Dr Chong moved to Melbourne, Australia where he worked at multiple practices both in the private and public sector.

Kenny furthered his studies at the University of Melbourne where he gained a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry in 2005 and Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry – Fixed Prosthodontics in 2012.

Kenny is the convener of the (DDS) Fixed Prosthodontics program at Melbourne Dental School where he is involved in the lead role of educating and training the next generation of dental graduates. He is also involved in the management and delivery of the graduate dental continuing professional development program with the Melbourne dental school. Amongst his other commitments he maintains his role as a consultant prosthodontist at the Royal Dental Hospital.

Apart from his general prosthodontic interests (Implants, Crown and Bridge, Veneers, Dentures and Worn teeth) Kenny’s sub-specialty lies in the management and reconstruction of oro-facial deformities and trauma. He is an active member of the Academy of Australian and New Zealand and the Australia Dental Association (ADA)

Dr. Helen Luo – General Dentist

During her student years, she received a prize in Paediatric Dentistry and continues to enjoy treating children.  Helen’s interests include general preventive and restorative dental care, Cosmetic Dentistry, Laser dentistry, Ceramic restorations and providing Comprehensive Treatment plans for her patients.  Her philosophy is to provide progressive, quality dental treatment to her patients in a gentle, caring environment.  Helen is a people person and enjoys getting to know her patients personally and building a long term relationship with them.

In her spare time, Helen goes to the gym and paints and is a parent representative for the local primary school where her two daughters attend.

She is fluent in Mandarin.

Dr Darshan Brar – General Dentist

Dr Darshan Brar joined Coburg Dental Group in 2014. She has extensive experience in dentistry spanning 15 years.

She completed her Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry in 2009 from the University of Melbourne and is a member of the Australian Dental Council.

Highly skilled in all areas of general dentistry, Dr. Brar has particular interest and expertise in Endodontics( Root canal Treatment ), Prosthodontics,Cosmetic Dentistry and the dental needs of patients with chronic and complex medical conditions.

Dr. Brar places high value on patient satisfaction and building lasting relationships. She is known for how er patience, gentleness and skill. She has been involved in Community dentistry for several years, identifying patients needs, developing individualized treatment plans and preventative programs. In accordance with her goal of incorporating new and advanced technologies into her practice, Dr. Brar participates in continuing education workshops and seminars.

Darshan lives with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys running, reading fiction, oil painting and spending time with her family.

Mohammed, Vicky, Kate & Mandy – Hygienists

Mohammed is a registered Dental Hygienist who has been working at Coburg Dental Group since 2000. He completed a Diploma in Oral Health Therapy at the University of Melbourne. As an active member of the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia (D.H.A.A.), Mohammed has participated and completed many continuing education programs which enable him to add to his dental skills, but also to keep him up-to-date with anything new in dentistry.

Vicky is a registered Dental Hygienist and has a Diploma in Oral Health Therapy from the University of Melbourne. Graduating in 2002, she received both the Dental Practice Board of Victoria Prize and Dental Hygienists Association Award for ‘Best Clinical Skills, with an emphasis toward patient care and management’.
She previously worked in the field of orthodontics and has been working with us at Coburg Dental Group since January 2003.

Mandy is a registered dental hygienist and completed her training at Adelaide University in 1978.  Adelaide provided the first course in Australia to train Dental Hygienists and Mandy was one of 10 students to be trained in its third year of existence. Mandy has worked at Coburg Dental Group since 2001.

Sue – Dental Therapist

Sue graduated as a Dental Therapist in 1980 and has been working Fridays here at Coburg Dental Group since early 2009.
Since graduating, Sue has worked for the School Dental Service – now based in local community health centers and continues to work there Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sue is also involved in clinical supervision of Oral Health Therapy students for the University of Melbourne at the Royal Dental Hospital. Sue is married with three children.  She has been involved in the Scouting and Guiding movements and is enjoying her commitment to the Lions Club at present. Sue enjoys nothing more than providing a pleasurable dental experience for all who step into her dental surgery.

Dr Matthew Siebel

Matt started work at Coburg Dental Group in 2011 as an Oral Health Therapist, completing scale and cleans and working with children. He has since completed his Masters of Dentistry at Latrobe University and is undertaking his Post Graduate Diploma of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics.

Matt strives to help all of his patients feel comfortable in the dental chair, understand all aspects of their dental health and the options available for managing any problems that may arise. He feels that patient education is the most important role of the dentist and is essential to achieve ideal outcomes for everyone he sees.

Orthodontics (braces), general restorative treatment and treatment planning are Matt’s dental passions, but he incorporates all facets of dentistry in the plans he develops for patients.