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Dr Sam Gamsu ADC BDS (Witwatersrand)
Dr Sam graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1985 and received the Award for Merit in Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery, as well as the award for Oral Medicine.
Wanting a better life for his family and after being hijacked once too often, the Gamsu’s migrated to Melbourne from South Africa in 1997. Dr Sam joined Dr David Casper becoming a Principal Partner of Mint Dental.
Dr Sam is passionate about all aspects of dental care, which he provides with precision, patience and a gentle touch. He enjoys working with children, adults and elderly alike.
Outside of dentistry Dr Sam is married and has three children (who won’t leave home) 2 dogs and a cat. In his free time Dr Sam is in the gym, walking the dogs or travelling abroad visiting family.
Dr Marianne Kagiaros BDSc (Melbourne)
Marianne graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Melbourne in 1991. After completing her studies she spent 3 years in country Victoria in private practice where she was able to work with and gain valuable experience from visiting paediatric specialists, oral surgeons, periodontists and endodontists. She is often advancing and updating her skills and knowledge, regularly undertaking continuing education courses. Marianne has also worked in highly esteemed practices in Brighton and Beaumaris.
Since joining the Mint Dental Malvern in 1996, Marianne has developed an intimate knowledge local families and their needs. She has a vast knowledge of general dentistry with a particular focusof on preventative practice. Her approach to dentistry is gentle and caring and is perfectly suited in treating anxious patients and children.
Outside of work Marianne loves spending time with her family and keeping fit.
Dr Reina Yang BDSc (Hons)
Dr Reina studied Dentistry at the University of Melbourne and was awarded the prestigious Melbourne University National Scholarship, graduating with Honours. Reina has spent time working in both the private and public sectors in rural Victoria before moving to Queensland and Tasmania. She has now returned home to Melbourne and is thrilled to be part of the team at Mint Dental.
Reina is passionate about patient care, particularly helping patients overcome their dentistry fears. Her main priority is to listen to the individual needs of her patients and she firmly believes in making the experience as relaxed and comfortable as possible. She constantly updates herself in the latest developments in dentistry through seminars and workshops, with special attention to restorative dentistry and prosthodontics. Working with children is another one of Reina’s passions. She loves making a child’s dental visit memorable and fun and truly believes prevention is key.
In her spare time Reina loves bikram yoga, travelling with her husband and spending time with friends and family.
Michelle Carthy AdvDip.Hyg (Adel) Gcert Dentistry (Adel) Dental Hygienist
Michelle began her dental career with the Australian Army, becoming a dental hygienist. After discharging, she went back to Adelaide to gain a Diploma in Dental Hygiene, then moved to Switzerland for the next 6 years to work with a Periodontist.
On her return to Australia, Michelle furthered her studies, gaining a graduate certification in Dentistry; providing advanced training in periodontal disease and prevention of tooth surface loss.
She has travelled interstate and worldwide to further her knowledge in gum disease management and hand instrumentation.
Michelle has over 26 years of dental experience and has now been part of the Mint Dental team for over 7 years. What she enjoys most about her role is being able to help people regain good oral health. Away from dentistry she enjoys activities such as horse riding, blues dancing, travelling and tinkering with cheese making.
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