Dr Vijay Devayya, Principal Dentist
Dr Vijay is a dentist in Bendigo with a passion for instilling a positive experience in his patients. His professional goal is to provide comprehensive dental care for all patients using a gentle approach allowing him to effectively deliver compassionate dental treatment in a positive manner.
After graduating with a degree in Dental Surgery in India, Dr Vijay went on to complete his Masters of Public Health in Sydney, and simultaneously completed his Australian Dental Certificate Examination.
To be able to provide the best of care for his patients, Dr Vijay regularly attends continuing dental education programs in Australia and worldwide. Dr Vijay has a special interest in Implant Dentistry and Endodontics. He is our go-to dentist for dental treatment under General Anaesthetic.
Dr Vijay and his wife have called Bendigo Home for the past 6 years and are actively involved in giving back to the community both locally and overseas. They have participated in community events such as the Free Dental Day and helped with a dental education trip in Nepal in 2014. They look forward to provide many such community events in 2015 including a sponsorship to the Strathfieldsaye Striders supporting their campaign to raise money for cancer research.
Dr. Vijay's personal philosophy is that every client should receive dental care in a warm, compassionate manner and our office is geared towards fulfilling this goal. He is a gentle and passionate dentist who believes in only offering the level of dental care that he would offer to his family and friends.
When not at work, Dr Vijay enjoys spending time with his wife and friends. He loves his Sport, and enjoys his game of badminton every week.
Dr Kaveri Kariappa, Dentist
Dr Kaveri is very passionate about Dentistry and believes patient education is the key in laying the foundation for good oral care. She believes in paying close attention to the needs and expectations of each of her patients. When you are her patient, you can be assured that she will work closely with you and come up with a complete, individualized plan, that will help you achieve your dental goals.
Dr Kaveri takes pride in her ability to transform her patient's smiles. She can help you create the beautiful smile you have always dreamed of.
Dr Kaveri is passionate about keeping current with the latest advances in dentistry. She has completed hundreds of hours of continuing dental education and training in newer developments in dentistry, in efforts to provide complete dental care to her patients.
"My continued learning and training beyond the basics of dental school has opened so many possibilities for myself and for my patients that I had never imagined likely when I began my dental journey. I am genuinely fulfilled when I see the smiles of my patients once they have completed their treatment. They are a renewable source of energy, which motivates me to stay current with the best continuing education and technology possible.
I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by an inspiring group of professional individuals who excel at and are passionate to extend their knowledge to all of our existing and new patients here at Bendigo Family Dental Care & Palm Square Dental Care" - Dr Kaveri
Dr Olga Kaini, Dentist
Dr Olga graduated from La Trobe University, Bendigo in 2013 and has since called Bendigo home.
As a dentist she strives for excellence in work and patient care. Olga said "I want my patients to have a pain-free, relaxed dental experience. I value my patients' trust and believe that excellence is achievable if the dentist and patient work as a team".
Dr Olga has a special interest in Preventive and Children's Dentistry.
Outside work, Olga enjoys volunteering and spending time with friends and family. She is a keen reader and enjoys learning new languages.
Dr Mariem Gerges, Dentist
Dr Jenny Nguyen, Dentist
Dr Jenny graduated from Griffith University in the sunny Gold Coast, and decided to relocate to Bendigo to join the Bendigo Family Dental Care team. She is a passionate and caring dentist, who strongly believes in providing a gentle and positive experience for her patients.
Dr Jenny has a special interest in preventative dentistry and believes that patient education is crucial to improving the oral health of her patients. She also has a special interest in aesthetic dentistry, and helping patients restore their smiles. She understands the importance of building patient relationships, taking the time to listen to their concerns and working together to achieve positive outcomes.
Dr Jenny also like to be involved in helping the community, and went on a volunteer trip to Cambodia, giving dental treatment to the children living in the provinces and orphanages. It was a wonderful and rewarding experience, and she is looking forward to future volunteer trips.
In her free time, she loves to make desserts for her friends and family. She also likes to relax by practicing her calligraphy and watercolour skills.
Sophie McKenna, Oral Health Therapist
Sophie studied Bachelor of Oral Health Science at Latrobe University in her hometown of Bendigo. Since graduating in 2014, she has worked in the public sector and brings knowledge and experience in a wide range of treatment and procedures.
Sophie listens to her patients and has a strong focus in providing patient centred care that allows patients to be involved in and make decisions about their own care. Sophie aims to work with and support patients in the provision of their dental care and explain treatment and options in a way that is easy to understand.
As an Oral Health Therapist, Sophie is dual qualified and mainly uses her skills, a dental therapist, in providing treatment to both children and, dental hygiene, to treat patients with gum disease. Although you may see Sophie for other treatments at the practice as her qualification allows her to provide a large range of services for all ages.
Along with the rest of the dental team she attends regular dental courses and updates to ensure the provision of the newest practices and techniques. Sophie is often out in the community promoting oral health through providing dental checks and education to pre school and primary school children.