Dental Matters prides itself on its team of caring and highly qualified staff. We are a happy and close-knit team, where each team member compliments one another to provide you with the best experience during your visit.
Dr Jason Bae – Dentist
Dr. Bae graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and then spent the next few years working in rural South Australia treating patients with complex dental concerns. After gaining invaluable rural experience, Dr. Bae decided it was time to return to Adelaide. He has recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Implant Surgery and has also volunteered his dental services through the Dental Outreach program, working overseas in Nepal and Mexico.
Dr. Bae enjoys all aspects of dentistry but has a special interest in intricate oral surgery, as well as complex restorative and cosmetic dentistry, helping his patients achieve optimal oral health and exquisite smiles. Dr. Bae’s approach as a clinician is calm and compassionate, tailoring his treatment to your specific concerns and lifestyle. At each dental examination, Dr. Bae will collaborate with you in designing your dental care plan to suit your individual needs. Dr. Bae is also working closely with our resident specialist prosthodontist, Dr Thomas.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Bae enjoys appreciating fine wine, going to the gym, playing Aussie rules football and cycling.
Dr Marcio Maia – Dentist
With over 18 years of dental expertise, Dr. Marcio Maia is not your average dentist. His journey in the world of dentistry began with the completion of a Bachelor of Dentistry in 2006, setting the stage for a remarkable career marked by a commitment to continuous learning and excellence.
Diving deeper into his field, Dr. Maia pursued advanced studies in Endodontics and Implant Dentistry, emerging as a specialist in both disciplines in his home country, Brazil.
Dr. Maia’s academic journey reached new heights with the attainment of a Master’s degree in Dentistry. Passionate about sharing his knowledge, he has been a Professor of Implant Dentistry for over 4 years at the University of Redentor’s post-graduation program in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. His dedication to education extends beyond the classroom, as he has shared his insights at various dental conferences in Brazil and Australia.
While Dr. Maia’s professional achievements are impressive, there’s more to him than meets the eye. Beyond the precision of dental work, he finds joy in the unpredictability of surfing, the discipline of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the strategic allure of chess, and the soulful rhythms of Jazz and Bossa Nova.
A family man at heart, Dr. Maia’s priorities lie in his deep love for his family, and soccer. Fluent in both Portuguese and English, he is not one to shy away from a linguistic challenge, also speaking Spanish and aspiring to add French and Italian to his repertoire.
Dr Rajani Koirala – Dentist
Dr. Koirala chose dentistry as a profession after having a bad dental experience as a child. She completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh before undertaking further studies to obtain her master’s degree in Orthodontics.
After migrating to Australia from Nepal in 2010, Dr Koirala did further training at the Royal Dental Hospital in Melbourne.
Dr Koirala enjoys all aspects of dentistry especially when the esthetic outcome makes the patient happy.
If Dr. Koirala had not become a dentist, she would have become an accountant.
Dr. Koirala’s ideal weekend is spending time with family, watching Food Safari, and listening to Jazz or Ed Sheeran.
Dr Yohan Thomas – Consultant Specialist Prosthodontist
A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the field of dentistry that relates to rebuilding natural teeth and restoring missing teeth with prosthetic replacements. This may involve a routine procedure such as making a crown for a damaged tooth or it could involve more complex procedures, such as full mouth reconstruction or extensively damaged dentitions involving the use of veneers, bridges, dentures, and dental implants.
A Prosthodontist is responsible for executing those treatments, as well as coordinating treatment that may be required by other specialists.
Several years of specialist training and recognition by the Dental Board of Australia as a Specialist in Prosthodontics places Dr. Thomas in the optimal position to manage the more challenging cases such as those with significant functional or aesthetic problems.
If you are contemplating dental treatment that requires the use of dental implants, the extensive use of veneers as part of a ‘Smile Makeover’ and treatment that involves major changes of the dentition, seek the advice of Dr. Thomas in order to obtain the most appropriate, comprehensive and individual tailored solution to your dental needs.
Jane – Hygienist
Jane has been working as a Dental Hygienist since 1994 and has been in the dental industry for more than 30 years. She has worked in both country and city practices.
Jane is passionate about making a difference to the oral health care and general wellbeing of our patients. She prides herself on high quality and thorough treatment and patient education.
Jane is enthusiastic, friendly, and caring. Her aim is to give all of our patients a positive and enlightening experience at every appointment.
When not at Dental Matters spending quality time with her family and friends is a priority.
Ursula – Location Coordinator
Ursula is the Location Coordinator at Dental Matters.
Before dentistry, Ursula was a veterinary nurse for 14 years, working as a general practice vet for 10 years and a specialist vet dentist for the last 4. Whilst she enjoyed being a vet nurse, her body decided it was time to move on and she thought it would be a great idea to work in an industry that terrified her whilst using her skills so learned animal dentistry, hence her switch to human dentistry! Having experienced a lot of dental anxiety as a child, which continued to adulthood, Ursula loves helping our patients overcome that same fear and aims to provide an enjoyable and calm experience when they come to our clinic.
Outside of work, Ursula spends her time caring for her four fur kids and husband, tasting good wine and spending time in the garden.
Leanne – Front Office Coordinator
Leanne is one of our front office coordinators. Originally from country Victoria, Leanne moved to Adelaide to be closer to her family.
Leanne has chosen a career in the dental industry as she loves working alongside people and is passionate about helping people improve their smiles and overall oral health.
If Leanne had not gone into dentistry, she would have gone into veterinary nursing.
Leanne spends her spare time relaxing with family, spoiling her dog or watching a movie marathon.
Julie – Front Office Coordinator
Julie is our Front Office Coordinator. She is the first person you talk to and see when you come to Dental Matters.
Julie loves her role as she gets to meet new people every day.
Her favorite sports teams are the Adelaide Crows and Green Bay Packers. She enjoys watching her favorite movies Casablanca and the Wizard of Oz.
Julie’s ideal weekend includes exploring new restaurants for lunch.
Outside of work, Julie is an active member of Trees For Life
Chelsea – Dental Assistant
Chelsea is our lead dental assistant at Dental Matters. She has worked in the dental industry for 9 years. Chelsea likes to make patients feel calm when they come into the practice. She enjoys having a good chat to help ease any nerves patients may have about being at the Practice.
Chelsea enjoys the cosmetic side of dentistry as she loves the way it gives people confidence when they have a smile to be proud of.
She has a shopping addiction and also loves taking her staffy, Jax, for a walk in the park.