Our Team

Our Dentists

Dr Iram Hasan (Principal Dentist)

Dr Iram Hasan is our principal dental surgeon and has been practicing for more than 15 years in Melbourne, country Victoria and abroad. Dr Hasan has experience in providing dental care for patients who suffer dental anxiety, and has a relaxed, personalised and caring approach. She takes great pride in providing quality service with a great deal of passion for her patients. Dr Hasan worked at Bairnsdale community dental as an associate dentist in a private practice in Carrum Downs, and has gained a good rapport with patients.

Dr Hasan has four years of intensive study and clinical training in Orthodontics and two years clinical diploma achieved as part of an Orthodontics Mini Residency with Dr Derek Mahony. When it comes to clinical skills, she strongly believes in continuous development and undergoes numerous hours in training and education each year, to provide her patients with high standard care in line with latest technological advances in dentistry.

Dr Hasan has a special interest in child and adult treatment techniques in Dentofacial orthopaedics, Myofunctional therapy, invisible aligner systems and fixed Braces.

She also enjoys working with patients needing cosmetic, implant, and Endodontic treatment.

Member of ADA

She enjoys volunteering at fundraising for disadvantaged children and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr Mitchell Urdea

Dr Mitchell has provided hight standard dental care in the Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs for over 20 years.

After a short period of private practice in the heart of Geelong he moved with his family in Knox in the late 90’s and established Lakewood Dental Clinic as a solo practice. He then expanded this to form the current Lightwood Dental where services are provided in a new modern, state of the art setting.

Dr Mitchell has had extensive training in all aspects of dental care and is highly motivated by patient well being. He has a gentle, caring approach and enjoys a happy, loyal patient base.

He tries to keep fit and active, likes outdoors, he is a regular gym goer and enjoys gardening in particular.

Dr Denisa Salgea

For Dr Denisa, Dentistry is more than just a career. She enjoys discussing the different options available for each case and advises the best solution to meet the functional, aesthetic requirements within the financial capacity if patients.

In the last 10 years since graduating from Dental School, she went from being lectured to being a lecturer, from working for the Department of Defence to being employed by Goulburn Valley Health, from public to private and from private to private practices. Needless to say, she is very well experienced in multi- faceted Dentistry.

Working with children is one of her passions. She likes to make each dental appointment fun for the little ones. And now that you know her, she looks forward to getting to know you too.

Our Staffs

Marta Urdea (Pratice Manager)

Marta is the heart and soul of our team. She is responsible for ensuring that everything (and everyone) in the clinic works efficiently and smoothly. There is nothing that is asked of her and that she won’t do to help the team perform their best, and take care of our valued patients.

She leads by example and her friendly and cheerful demeanour works a charm both with patients and the team. She is flexible & sensitive and puts the needs of others before hers, making sure our patients receive the best service. Her smile makes the difference.

More than 20 years of professional experience running a dental practice has made excellent customer service a second nature for Marta. We know that our patients will love speaking with Marta when they call, because they are in good hands.

Bella Foleti

Bella Foleti is a caring compassionate nurse with qualifications certificate lll in Dental assisting with three years experience.

Main priority is to a make sure patient is most comfortable before, during and after treatment.

She is dedicated to improving her nursing and administrative skills and prove to be a valuable asset to the team at Lightwood dental. In spare time does volunteer work for the Kpop community and enjoys travelling.

Veevian Chong

Veevian Chong is our senior dental assistant. She has been a dental nurse for 5 years and has qualifications in dental assisting as well as being a certified dental technician.

She plays a key role in supporting the practice manager with the day to day running of the business. She is naturally helpful and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure our patient’s comfort and well being.

She has a friendly and caring nature with good organisational and communication skills. Besides nursing, Veevian is a badminton coach and a keen sports person.

She has a great sense of humour, and likes to make our patients relax and smile.

More About Lightwood Dental

We invite you to take a tour around our new and modern office and surgery room. Visit our Clinic page.

Quality service using the latest in modern dentistry. See more reason to trust Lightwood Dental, visit our Why Choose us? Page.