Innovative and Hands-on Implant Education

Our philosophy is centralised on educating dental practitioners in a collaborative environment that harmonises clinical theory and practical training, by leading specialists in their field. 

  • Direct training from leading dental specialists providing research based and predictable clinical outcomes
  • Dynamic mentorship from clinical mentors that provides opportunities for case discussions
  • Online resources for your practice
  • One-to-one live surgery training
  • Training for dental staff designed to help your team’s clinical skills and practice structure
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Our Faculty

Dr. Praveen Nathaniel


Dr. Praveen Nathaniel is a specialist prosthodontist in full time private practice in Glen Waverley, Moonee Ponds and Berwick. He is the principal dentist at the Melbourne Prosthodontic Centre. Dr. Praveen Nathaniel graduated as a dentist in 1986 and worked in general practice for 4 years then finished his Masters in 1992 at the University of Melbourne.

He is well experienced in multiple implant systems, being involved almost at the start of implant dentistry in Melbourne. Dr. Praveen nathaniel has been restoring over 10 systems over the last 27 years and placing 5 systems for the last 13 years. He is passionate about continuing education and has attended many courses with the leading figures in  implant dentistry.

Dr. Praveen Nathaniel has had a long history of teaching the undergraduates, dental nurses, hygienists and overseas dentists as well as running and  presenting continuing education courses for dentists including lectures and courses for numerous implant companies and University of Melbourne. He has lectured extensively locally, interstate and internationally.

Dr. Luan Ngo


Graduating with honours from the University of Melbourne in 1999, Dr. Luan Ngo worked in both public and private practice until 2003 when he commenced a Ph.D. in the field of periodontics looking at biomarkers for periodontal disease. Dr. Luan Ngo completed the didactic component of his specialist training in periodontics in 2009 and since then has been working in both private practice and as an academic at the University of Melbourne.

Dr. Luan Ngo is currently the Lecturer in Periodontics and Convenor of the undergraduate (now graduate entry) periodontics program at the Melbourne Dental School. Dr. Luan Ngo is also currently the president of the Australian Society of Periodontology (Victorian Branch). Dr. Luan Ngo is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the specialist field of Periodontics.

Dr. Rebecca Wong


Dr. Rebecca Wong obtained her Bachelor of Dental Science degree and Prosthodontic specialist training at the University of Melbourne. She has worked as specialist at the Royal Dental Hospital for the last 12 years and is currently the Head of the Prosthodontic Unit. In recent years, Rebecca has commenced part-time private practice at the Melbourne Prosthodontic Centre. At the Melbourne Dental School, Rebecca is currently Deputy Head of School and Director of the Doctor of Dental Surgery Program.

Dr. Cindy Nguyen


Dr. Cindy Nguyen graduated with her dental degree from the University of Melbourne in 2004. Having finished as dux of her year, Dr. Cindy Nguyen received a number of awards from The University, The Melbourne Dental School and also from The Australian Dental Association. Dr. Cindy Nguyen is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the specialist field of Periodontics. 

Dr. Nguyen provides hands-on training to students during pig-head demonstrations and patient live-surgery.

Dr. Devika Iyer

(Masters in Oral Implantology, Masters in Periodontology)

Dr. Devika Iyer has a continued passion for surgery and periodontics. She graduated from the Univeristy of Melbourne in 1992 and commenced her practice Grandstand Dental Care in 1998 with a strong surgical and periodontal focus. Dr. Devika Iyer has been surgically placing and restoring implants for many years after receiving formal training in Implant Dentistry with the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry in 2005, and has expanded her practice since completing her Masters in Oral Implantology from Frankfurt University and a Masters in Periodontics from the International Medical College Germany. She is also a Diplomate at the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (DICOI, USA).

Dr. Devika Iyer has a real passion for working with patients to achieve the best possible comprehensive outcomes. She offers a range of solutions to help them from full arch dental rehabilitation using 4 to 6 dental implants, sinus lifting procedures, complex cosmetic and periodontal procedures, various non-surgical and surgucal procedures including periodontal grafting and the use of Platelet rich fibrin in the use of periodontal regeneration.

Dr. Barack


Dr. Barack studied Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University, before being accepted to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 1978. After completing his doctoral studies, Dr. Barack opted to pursue further education in the field of Periodontics, completing a residency at University of Illinois at Chicago in 1984. He received his Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 1991. While at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Barack served as an Assistant Clinical Professor for the College of Dentistry from 1983 to 1995.

Dr. Barack has focused his periodontal practice to implant surgery and supportive reconstructive surgical procedures. Since 1984, he has refined surgical techniques related to esthetic implant results and the immediate provisionalization of dental implants for the edentulous arches. In addition to his teaching duties at the University Of Illinois – College Of Dentistry, Dr. Barack has lectured internationally on implant and periodontal surgical techniques.

Dr. Matthew Youssef

(PG Dip Implantology)

Dr. Matthew Youssef graduated with both a Masters of Clinical Dentistry from La Trobe University and a Bachelor of Health Science.He has learnt from World Leaders in Oral Implantology, has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Implantology and is also a GIDE Master Clinician in Implantology.

Dr. Matthew Youssef is trained in PRF techniques by Dr. Joseph Choukroun, in Implantology and Restorative aspects by Dr. Sascha Jovanovik, Dr. Luke Villata, Dr. Praveen Nathaniel, and Dr. Joseph Kan.

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Dr. Fadi Yassmin

Dr. Fadi Yassmin is a visionary dental professional known for pioneering approaches in dentistry. With expertise in implant rehabilitation and porcelain veneers, he combines artistic finesse with scientific precision. His patient-centric philosophy, bolstered by cutting-edge technology, exemplifies his commitment to innovative and personalized dental care. Recognized with numerous accolades, including ADA membership and a prestigious appointment to the Zaga Clinic, Dr. Yassmin’s transformative contributions continue to elevate standards in the field.

Dr. David Goubrial

(General Dental Surgeon)

After completing his University Degree, Dr. David Goubrial undertook his Oral Surgery training in the Oral and MaxillofacialUnit at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne.  Dr. David Goubrial also undertook his training in the Special Needs Department and worked at the Northern Hospital Dental Unit managing immunocompromised and special needs patients.

Dr. David Goubrial particular interests are impacted third molar surgery, dental implant and grafting procedures and the management of immunocompromised patients. Dr. David Goubrial operates out of the Ballarat Day Procedure Centre. 

Dr. David Goubrial is passionate about sharing his knowledge. He teaches other general dental and medical colleagues.

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Dr. Geoffrey Hall


Author, international speaker, and myth-busting orthodontist, Dr. Geoffrey Hall has been a central figure in the field of orthodontics in Australia and internationally for several decades.

Dr. Hall has been on the orthodontic teaching staff at both the University of Melbourne and the University of Pennsylvania, and he has served as an orthodontist at Monash Medical Centre in the Craniofacial Unit. Dr. Hall developed a short term cosmetic orthodontic treatment called Smilefast practiced by many dentists internationally.

As a leading orthodontic expert, Dr. Hall’s service to the community extends beyond his patients and he also performs the role of ‘teacher to the dentists’. 

Dr. John Hagiliassis

(B.D.Sc (Melb), Grad Dip Aesth Orth (PGSD))

Dr. John graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dentistry in 1998. Dr. John founded a South Melbourne-based dental clinic in 2011, which quickly listed on BRW’S Fast 100 businesses in Australia for the years 2011 and 2012.

Dr. John is the largest provider of Phillips Zoom! whitening treatment in Australasia since 2012. Dr. John absolutely loves technology and loves finding ways to incorporate it into his practice to make him more accurate and efficient. Many years ago, John was one of the first people to have an iTero scanner in the world and has continued this trend by updating his technology constantly.  

Dr. Rochelle Fisher

(Certificate 4 in dental nursing)

Dr. Rochelle is originally from England, relocating to Australia 9 years ago. She studied at Leeds Dental Institute and has worked with dentists, consultants and professors worldwide. Dr. Rochelle has developed a deep passion for the dental industry, with over 24 years’ experience.

“In the 24 years, I’ve seen such a massive change in the Dental Industry which I feel quite privileged to have come from an era of seeing Dentistry progress through technology. When that fails, I know how to go back to the basics and do things old school. My found passion is to pass on my knowledge and skills to others in the industry”

Dr. Fady Tossoun

Dr. Fady Tossoun

Dr. Fady Tossoun graduated with honors from the University of Melbourne in 2009, following an earlier achievement of first-class honors in Health Sciences from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, in 2004.

After completing his education, Dr. Fady gained extensive experience practicing in both Community and Private Practices before securing a coveted position as one of Victoria’s two Oral Surgery Residents at the Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne in 2012. Here, he underwent rigorous training in various surgical procedures, including Dental Implants and Wisdom Teeth removal.

In 2013, he successfully completed his Primary Examinations at the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) with commendations in all subjects. Dr. Fady achieved another milestone in 2022 when he was conferred as a Fellow of the College.

Expanding his expertise further, in 2015, Dr. Fady pursued additional education in Dental Implants and Cosmetic Dentistry by completing a One-Year Master Clinician Program in Dental Implants at Loma Linda University in California, USA.

Driven by a passion for dentistry, particularly the artistry of creating natural smiles, Dr. Fady is dedicated to providing top-quality care to his patients. Grounded and guided by the principle of treating every patient with the same level of care and respect he would extend to a family member, Dr. Fady embodies integrity in his practice.

Dr. Angelos Sourial

(Principal Dentist)

Dr Angelos Sourial is our principal dentist and brings 20 years of awarded expertise, meticulous patient care and (terrible) dental-themed dad jokes to our practice.

Dentistry is more than just “fixing teeth” to Dr Sourial. He turns up to work each day because he wants to improve people’s lives. Whether it’s helping somebody to eat comfortably again or giving them a smile they can’t wait to show off to the world, he has dedicated his life to helping people get the healthcare they need, ensuring their utmost comfort at every single step. His exceptional skills and attention to care were most recently recognised in 2023, when he was awarded a prestigious fellowship at the Pierre Fauchard Academy and elected as one of the Doctor-To-Doctor World’s Top 100.

While well-practised in comprehensive family dentistry, Dr Sourial’s pursuit of perfection led to a particular interest in cosmetic and implant dentistry. Beginning in 2010, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Implants) at the University of Melbourne, he has since been appointed Federal President of the Australasian Implant Osseointegration Society — the forefront of education and research for implant dentistry in the country.

His dedication to what he does doesn’t end at Adawn either. In addition to his own ongoing education and research projects, he’s committed to improving the industry as a whole, teaching, training and mentoring others through Spear Education Dental Study Club’s Victoria branch. He has also been a long-term supporter of both the The Moira Kelly Creating Hope Foundation and Coptic Orphans, two charities that sit particularly close to his heart.

Though clearly someone who lives and breathes his love of dentistry, there are a few special things outside of it that earn an equal share of time and dedication. An immensely proud and devoted dad to Sophia and Archie, a loving (and lucky) husband to Adawn’s own Marianne, and a diehard devotee to the Canberra Raiders, his enormous heart shines through in everything he does.

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