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Our Dentists

Sui

Dr Sui Kong

Dr Sui graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2001 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. She has worked mainly in private practices but her interest in children with special needs have also led her to work in the public system.

As a dentist she has volunteered in Vietnam and India treating children and Tibetan refugees.

Sui enjoys all aspects of dentistry, with a particular interest in fostering a good dentist-patient relationship based on trust and respect. Her aim is to create a relaxing atmosphere where patients are treated holistically in a calm and caring manner.

Outside of dentistry, Sui is training to be a yoga teacher. She prefers to spend time snowboarding, rock climbing, going to music gigs, travelling and having adventures with her toddler daughter.

Gillian

Dr Gillian Elliott

Dr. Gillian Elliot studied Dentistry at the London University and a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and a licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons, in England, where she was born and raised.

She has made Australia her home in 1978, where she’s been living with her husband and two children in Melbourne. Since then, she practiced dentistry at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, was a clinical demonstrator at the University of Melbourne and examiner for overseas dentists. For the last 15 years, she has been part of our team at Citra Wattletree Dental Practice.

Dr. Elliot has a passion for family dentistry, with a special interest in aesthetic and children’s dentistry. She is focused on prevention and healthy eating well as providing her patients a gentle and caring environment to have the best oral health care for a long lasting smile.

Outside of dentistry, she is an amateur artist and loves theatre and films.

Nashmie

Dr Nashmie Cader

Dr. Nashmie Cader joined the Wattletree team in October 2013. Dr. Cader was born in Sri Lanka but grew up in New Zealand where she graduated from the University of Otago in 2008. Since graduating, she has treated patients in both private and public dental practices.

Dr. Cader is proficient in all areas of general dentistry. Her interests are in advanced restorative dentistry, CEREC, implants and also root canal therapy using modern rotary NiTi equipment.  Dr Cader has completed a Graduate Diploma in implants from the University of Melbourne and is able to provide surgical implant placement at the practice.

When she’s not working with patients, Dr. Cader enjoys exercising, baking and travelling.

Jackie

Dr Jackie Wong-She

Jackie was born in Wellington New Zealand and graduated from Otago University (N.Z.) in 1998.
She then practised in Wellington in both Hospital and Private Practice.

In 2000 Jackie moved to London and worked in the N.H.S. and Private Practice. Jackie arrived in Melbourne in 2007 and has been practicing in Private Practice since. She was working in Collins Street prior to joining the team at Citra Wattletree Dental Clinic.

She has a very gentle touch and thorough and caring approach to all her patients.
In her spare time Jackie enjoys playing basketball, touch rugby and is a keen skier.

Christina

Dr Christina Shue

Dr Christina Shue graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2009. She worked for a private practice in Bendigo for 3 years before moving back to the city and has been working in Carlton and the Citra Dental Group since then.

Christina enjoys getting to know her patients and their families and is always available for a chat. She finds it most rewarding when a previously fearful patient overcomes their fear of the dentist and finishes their treatment with a beautiful smile.

She has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnoea and straightening teeth, whether it be with conventional braces, Invisalign or the Inman Aligner.

In her free time, she can be found doing yoga, experimenting with new recipes and watching movies with her husband and cat.

Bhavana

Dr Bhavana Vasudeva

Dr. Bhavana graduated with a Bachelors in Dental Surgery in 2003 and Masters in Dental Surgery in year 2009, specialising in Periodontology overseas. A keen interest in the use of Lasers in Dentistry led her to join the Masters programme conducted by the University of Vienna in 2011.

In Australia she has been working as a general dentist with special interests in Periodontics and the use LASER for corrections of tongue tie, gingivectomy and gingival de-pigmentation as well as an adjunct for treating gum diseases.

She is known to be a gentle dentist and strives to make the dental visit as pain free as possible. She has extensive experience with Cosmetic and general dentistry and likes to keep herself updated with the latest developments in dentistry.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, travelling and loves spending time outdoors.

Our Dental Hygienists

Michelle

Michelle Azzopardi – Hygienist / Therapist

Michelle has been a member of Wattletree detal for over 17 years and has a true passion in helping people make informed decisions and in achieving optimal oral health.

She has experience not only as a hygienist but also as a dental therapist and dental prosthetist.

Michelle loves adventure, travel, sports and outdoor activities.