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Shop 1, 81 Church Street Whittlesea, VIC, 3757

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Dr Farida Wardak

Farida is the principal dentist at Whittlesea Family Dental.  She graduated with Honours from The University of Melbourne in 2002 and has since been a member of the Australian Dental Association.  Farida started working in Whittlesea as a new graduate and has stayed passionately committed to serving the community.  She takes great prides in providing high quality dental care to her patients, treating them with honesty and compassion.   Her focus is total patient care with modern techniques and keeping preventive dentistry in mind.  Farida enjoys all aspects of dentistry and regularly attends continual professional development to further advance her skills.  Farida is the proud mother of three children who keep her busy in her spare time.  She also enjoys walking, reading and travelling with her family. 

Dr Rochelle Baxter

Dr Rochelle loves being a dentist. She has a bright, friendly and cheery personality which she brings to your dental experience. She graduated from the University of Melbourne in the year 2000. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, including crown and bridge work, veneers, root canal treatment, tooth whitening and extractions. Dr Rochelle and her team provide a blend of advanced techniques and modern materials to provide treatment tailored to you, with a reassuringly gentle touch.
Dr Baxter has been a member of the Australian Dental Association for over 20 years and regularly attends professional development courses. She enjoys expanding both her dental knowledge and clinical skills and keeping up with the latest advances in dentistry.
In her spare time, she enjoys the great outdoors with her husband and three children, and their assortment of pets. She loves gardening, camping, boating and riding horses.


Dr Shelton Jeyaratnam

Shelton has extensive experience in public and then private practice around Victoria and Melbourne since he graduated from University of Sydney in 2008. He has worked in medical hospital or emergency and oral surgery departments and enjoys seeing complex patients. He has also tutored dental students, been on committee with Australian Dental Association. He currently enjoys restorative and rehabilitative dentistry, and building long-term relationships, to assist people to be confident with their oral health and their smiles. When not at work he enjoys going to cinema, music and food festivals with his wife, and volunteering for St John Ambulance. Growing up in Epping, he enjoys serving the northern community.

Dr Melissa Shum

Melissa Shum graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry and a Master of Dentistry from La Trobe University in 2013. She has spent several years travelling amongst various locations of rural Victoria whilst working as an undergraduate student. Melissa enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. She likes to focus on preventive care and minimal intervention. Her passion for dentistry lies in its technical aspects and the many positive outcomes it can have on patients including physical health and psychological aspects. Outside of dentistry, Melissa loves to spend her time cooking, watching movies, learning art or painting and playing different sports such as snowboarding and gymnastics.


Support Staff

From left to right:

Teresa Turner (Dental Assistant); Kelsey Reischel (Dental Assistant);  Jenny George(Dental Assistant and Receptionist); Charlene O’Neill (Practice Manager); Angela Iaconis (Dental Assistant)