Dental Office in Melbourne
As providers of dental care that is of the highest quality, Carlton Dental uses a team approach. With each member specialising in a different aspect of dentistry, from general care to emergency dental care to cosmetic dentistry, our common goal is to offer a combination of excellence and empathy that makes the dental experience painless, relaxing and, of course, beautiful.
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The five people who comprise the Carlton Dental team are as follows:
Dr. Barry S. Johnson
BDSc and LDS
Dr. Barry S. Johnson, BDSc and LDS, is the founding member of the team, having been with the practice since 1975. He is now a well-known fixture in the Carlton area along Lygon Street. Captivated by the intricacies of dentistry, he pairs his passion for his profession with great people skills. The result is a diverse practice in which his skill and expertise enable him to specialise in complex problems with an eclectic mix of patients, including local university staff. Barry specialises in the following:
Dr. Wessam Atteya
BDS, ADC, FRACDS, MFDS RCSEd, MFD RCSI
Dr. Wessam Atteya, BDS and FRACDS, joined the practice in 2013 after a stint at The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. Practising his motto of ‘quality dentistry, quality life’, Wessam provides friendly, compassionate dentistry, which he believes has the potential for a lasting impact on patients’ lives. Originally, from Cairo, Egypt, Wessam is fluent in both Arabic and English. His central dentistry focus includes:
Wessam is married and is the father of two young children.
Dr Omar Awni
Omar graduated from the University of Baghdad College of Dentistry in the early 90s, and after successfully completing the New Zealand Dental Council Registration Exams, has since worked in many private clinics in Australia and New Zealand.
His experience encompasses all aspects of the profession, and he has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry. Omar is an excellent listener, and believes in patient-centred care. He has an honest approach and prides himself on taking the time to ensure his patients are fully informed. His skills include:
- Preventive dentistry
- Restorative dentistry
- Crown and bridge work
- Cosmetic dentistry
Omar’s relaxed and soothing approach makes even the most anxious patient feel comfortable.
Outside of work, Omar is passionate about his family and sports, especially football and rugby union.
Dr Raghad Awni
Raghad graduated from the University of Baghdad College of Dentistry in the early 90s, and after successfully completing the New Zealand Dental Council Registration Exams, has since worked in many private clinics in Australia and New Zealand with her husband Omar.
Her experience is broad, ranging from pain management to comprehensive treatment planning, and she prides herself on work that combines the science and art of dentistry. She is passionate about providing high quality, gentle, personalised patient care, with a keen interest in minimally invasive restorative and preventive dentistry.
She treats each patient as she would a family member, making sure the visit to the dentist is a positive experience.
In her spare time, Raghad loves to spend time with her family, cook and travel.
B.App.H.Sc (Oral Health)
Christel Martini is the oral health therapist/hygienist. Joining the practice after working in rural Queensland, she is a graduate of the University of Queensland and holds a Bachelor of Oral Health. Christel’s interest in preventative dentistry is an asset as she assists patients in developing and maintaining healthy, alluring smiles. She spends her leisure time enjoying athletic pursuits, learning the viola, and reading.
Judy Chiang is our Oral Health Therapist. She graduated from a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2008 from University of Adelaide and worked in a busy private practice in Adelaide for over 8 years before moving to Melbourne. She has extensive experience in treating patients with gum disease and providing patient care. Judy is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Hokkien and English.
In her spare time she trains in aerial silks for over 3 years and enjoys gym work. She loves to travel and has visited all seven continents.
Mai Thi Tran
Mai Thi Tran is the receptionist for Carlton Dental. Having worked in administration and healthcare for several years, she is now pursuing certification in dentistry at Box Hill Institute. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Mai Thi enjoys printmaking, and playing the viola and violin. Her other passion is her cat, Aika.
Mai Thi is fluent in both Vietnamese and English.