Our Team

Our Team

The Best Dentists | Plenty Valley Family Dental

Dr. Ruchika Sharma

Dr Ruchika Sharma is the principal dentist at our clinic who has extensive experience as a clinician in both public and private sectors.

She has special interests in orthodontics (metal braces and Invisalign) and cosmetic dentistry. Dr Ruchika has done numerous professional development courses in orthodontics and cosmetic procedures including Veneers, Snap-on Smile and Invisalign to keep herself at forefront of what is the latest and greatest that modern dentistry has to offer. She combines this with her compassionate and gentle approach to delivery exemplary dental care to all her patients.

In her spare time she loves to explore the various culinary wonders in Melbourne, painting and spend time with her cat.

Gaurav Bhardwaj

The practice manager is a management post-graduate and passionate in ensuring that the epitome of service levels are delivered and achieved in patient care at Plenty Valley Family Dental.

He ensure that the whole team of clinicians, support staff and management work in tandem and have a synergistic effect in delivering superior dental care to all our patients.

In his spare time he enjoys cooking, TV and the great Australian outdoors. MBA (Master of Business Administration) – Griffith University Graduate Certificate in e-commerce – Deakin University

Dr Manpreet Kaur

Dr Manpreet Kaur graduated in Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry and Masters of Dentistry from La Trobe University.

She has developed a calm and empathetic demeanour and possesses excellent chair-side manners. Dr Manpreet is confident to work in a multidisciplinary team to provide patients with a high level of quality dentistry. She is passionate about all aspects of dentistry and has a special interest in exodontia and endodontic procedures.

In her spare she likes listening to music and to spend time with her family.

Dr. Yu Jin Park

Dr Park graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Dentistry. She has experience working in various community dental clinics around Victoria and now practices in at Plenty Valley Family Dental with particular interest in conservative and preventative dentistry.

She is a caring and empathetic dentist and strives to provide a gentle and pleasant dental experience to all her patients. She is always committed to continuing education and professional growth. She is fluent in English and Korean.

Dr. Ritu Tomar

Having practiced general dentistry in outskirts of Melbourne metropolitan and country Victoria, Dr Ritu has been providing a broad scope of services in all aspects of general dentistry especially general, restorative dentistry, endodontics, prosthodontics (both fixed and removable) and minor surgical procedures.

Ritu is passionate about dentistry and believes in the power of educating herself to help her patient stay at the forefront of what dentistry has to offer Ritu’s caring nature enables patients to overcome their anxiety of dentists.

In her spare time she loves exploring new places and globe-trotting.

Dr Jessie Jia

Dr Jessie Jia is originally from Canberra and graduated from the University of Queensland with Honours in a Bachelor of Dental Science. She has practised a number of locations in Queensland and has recently traded the sunny state and moved to Melbourne to start a new chapter with her partner.

Jessie enjoys all aspects of general dentistry her passion is preventative dentistry and puts an emphasis of patient education, so all her patients can make an informed decision on the treatment required and have the knowledge and capability to maintain their teeth for life. She welcomes anxious patients and strives to make everyone’s visit a friendly and relaxed experience.

In her spare time, Jessie like to explore the myriad of food options the city has to offer and balances the same by leading an active lifestyle an active lifestyle through strength training and yoga.

Dr. Sean Hogan

Dr Sean Hogan graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Melbourne in 1995, and continued his education being awarded a Primary Fellowship from the Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 1996, followed by a Full Fellowship in 2000. Since 2015 he has been an accredited member of the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry and a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

With a keen interest and passion in oral surgery, Sean restricted his practice some years ago to surgery, including extractions and implant dentistry. Credentialed at several private hospitals throughout the State, he also conducts regular surgical dental lists under general anaesthesia. When Sean is not working, he enjoys gardening and spending time with his young family.

Barbara Lapka (Receptionist/Dental Nurse)

Barbara is one of our wonderful dental assistants and receptionists. You'll often find her setting up and assisting in procedures, greeting you at the front desk, or in clinical workspace makingretainers or bleaching (whitening) trays. She has a lot of experience in orthodontic assisting, as well as general dentistry.

In her spare time she likes reading a book, watch a good movie or scuba diving.

Kailee Anderson ( Dental Nurse)

 Kailee is an experienced dental nurse and front office co-ordinator who takes pride is providing the highest level of service and care to all our patients. She works in tandem with the dentists to ensure our patients feel comfortable right from when they walk into the reception to the time they spend in the dental chair.

She is an essential part of the team with the high levels of professionalism, friendly and an addictive smile !

In her spare time she likes cooking and enjoy time with her family.

Dr  Meray  Holohan

Meray grew up in the Northern suburbs and now takes great joy from getting to know families just like hers. Graduating from the University of Melbourne, Meray has spent over 10years fulfilling her passion of providing upmost quality dental treatment to people of all ages with a light-hearted, gentle, comfortable manner. 

Whilst she enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, Meray takes extra pride in working with people with dental anxiety to achieve treatment goals, and overcome fears. 

To Meray, being a dentist is not just about fixing your teeth, it’s also about educating you on how to best maintain them, so that they won’t need fixing, and will keep you smiling well into the future. 


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