Bavithra, who goes by Bav, graduated from Latrobe University with a Bachelor of Clinical Sciences in Dentistry and Masters of Dentistry.
Bav grew up in Perth, Western Australia but after spending most of her dental degree in regional Victoria, it has now become her new home. Bav spent the last two years in Mildura and Melton providing dental care in the regional community, now extending her services to Colac. She believes in better equipping patients with knowledge about preventative and proactive care to minimise the amount of treatment needed in the future.
Bav enjoys getting to know people from all walks of life and ensuring that care is tailored to their individual needs. She values in ensuring everyone has a pleasant experience at the dentist, leaving them feeling empowered after their dental appointment.
Outside of Colac Dental Practice, Bav stays active by going for hikes and is currently learning. However, on a Sunday morning she can be found exploring cafes in Geelong!
Jayne completed the Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours at the University of Melbourne in 2002. From 1998 to 2002 Jayne worked at the Royal Dental Hospital in Carlton, The St Albans Dental Clinic and volunteered with The Royal Flying Doctors providing dental care to remote communities outside of Broken Hill NSW.
Jayne has been providing dental care to the Colac community for the last 17 years. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with a particular interest in children’s dentistry. Jayne strives to complete professional continuing education throughout the year to help bring as many dental services as possible to Colac. She was born in the rural town of Ararat in Victoria and is committed to providing quality dental care to people in regional areas of Victoria.
Jayne has a passion for preventing dental traumas and has successfully partnered with the Colac Tigers Football club to provide mouth guards for all junior players. Jayne has operated the after-hours emergency dental service for Colac for over 6 years and frequently treats dental injuries – especially sporting injuries.
Ross graduated from Melbourne University in 2002 in the same class as Jayne. Since then, Ross gained experience working first in Seymour then Geelong, before owning a practice in Geelong from 2009 to 2020. Ross has also completed volunteer dental work in Bolivia and for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Ross enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and particularly enjoys forming long term relationships with patients and making sure patients are comfortable and happy with both the care provided and during the procedures themselves.
Gabrielle completed her bachelor of science degree from the University of Melbourne prior to relocating to Sydney to complete her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Sydney. Gabrielle grew up in Gippsland, Victoria and since graduation has worked in rural western New South Wales. She is passionate about providing dental care to rural and regional areas.
Mark completed his BDSc (Adelaide) FRACDS (GDP) at the University of Adelaide, where he won the Australia Society of Endodontics prize. Since graduating Mark has had work experience working within the South Australian Dental Service and in the private sector in New South Wales and Victoria.
Mark has also volunteered dental services in Cambodia with the Cambodia World Family Charity group. Mark has recently been elected to Fellowship by examination with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in General Dental Practice – FRACDS (GDP).