Meet our Team

We focus on you, making sure that you receive excellence in your treatment and the very best in patient care. Our approach is always to offer realistic, unbiased treatment options based purely on your best interests, working with you to achieve the best possible treatment outcome. 


Dr Hillel New

As CDIC’s leading dentist, Dr Hillel New has been providing patients with exceptional dental care for over 32 years. Dr New was one of Australia’s first dentists formally trained to deliver All On 4 dental implants, and has decades of experience performing every type of dental implant procedure. He has built a vast reputation for providing quality, pain-free treatments in both cosmetic and implant dentistry, and is often called upon for his expertise in identifying and troubleshooting problems with dental implants.

His dental treatment philosophy centres around a commitment to evidence-based dentistry, and he believes in effective communication as the key to treatment success and positive long-term relationships with his patients.



Dental Hygienist
Tanja has enjoyed over 25 years working in the Dental Industry, originally educated and trained in her home country – Germany. In 2008 Tanja obtained her Advanced Diploma of Oral Health in South Australia, where she was awarded the prestigious “Golden Scaler Award” for exceptional talent and clinical skills. She has since worked in Melbourne across different sectors in Dentistry including being a clinical tutor at Melbourne University, but her passion and focus remains in periodontal care and preventative oral health. Tanja is dedicated to continual improvement and is registered with the Australian Health and Practitioner Regulations Agency and is a member of the Dental Hygiene Association.


Practice Coordinator
Tammy is our Practice Coordinator, who brings with her a wealth of experience across the dental industry and is committed to ensuring all our patients needs are attended to. Tammy understands the impact a positive practice culture has on patient experiences. She thrives to ensure professional, caring, and enjoyable experiences for our team and patients alike. Outside of work, Tammy loves spending time with her son and partner, keeping an active lifestyle, and travelling back to the beautiful Western Australian coast to see visit her family.


Senior Surgical Assistant
Sophie is a qualified and experienced Dental Assistant. Having spent the past 5 years assisting in general and surgical dentistry, Sophie believes that connecting with patients and being part of their health and smile transformation journey is the most rewarding part of her role. Whether it is chairside or in the theatre room, Sophie loves assisting and learning from Dr Hillel New and having a positive impact on patient experiences. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym, shopping, having fun with her friends and traveling back to regional Victoria to visit her family.


Front Office Coordinator
Moon has an academic background in applied health sciences (skin) and in nutrition but is also experienced in administration roles within multiple health care practices. She brings a warm and mature manner in her contact with CDIC customers and enjoys the oral health learning opportunities made possible by working with expert clinicians such as Dr Hillel New. Outside work, Moon is kept busy as a mother of two young children, enjoys good coffee and loves pursuing a personal interest in skin care, nutrition and general health and wellness.


Oral health Therapist
Sharna is an Oral Health Therapist that has been working in the dental industry for 6 years. She graduated with Deans Honours from The University of Melbourne, and has since gained experience in various sectors throughout Victoria. Sharna emphasizes the importance of preventative dentistry throughout her treatment and focuses on ensuring a comfortable experience for all her patients. When she is not cleaning or filling teeth, Sharna enjoys her time out in nature, especially along the Peninsula. She especially enjoys keeping quite physically active with hikes or the gym!


Dental Assistant
Laksith is originally from Brighton, United Kingdom. He graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science in 2015. Laksith has several years of experience working in dental fields and appreciates the opportunity it gives him to meet and communicate with a variety of wonderful people every day. He takes pride in delivering a great patient experience and loves working alongside such talented and caring people at CDIC. Outside of work, Laksith is a keen traveller and adrenaline seeker. He has spent time in Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Australia, and is always planning for his next adventure.


Dental Assistant
Claudia is a Dental Assistant who originally completed her dentistry training in Paraguay. With an understanding that confidence often goes hand-in-hand with one’s smile, Claudia was drawn to a career in dentistry and the desire to help people with their confidence and dental health. She is passionate about continued learning and enjoys being part of the CDIC team. In her personal time, Claudia loves to travel, keep active, cook and catch up with friends.


Clinical Coordinator
Irma is the Clinical Coordinator at CDIC, where she provides clinical support to our dentists and Oral Health Therapist (hygienists). Irma is an overseas trained dentists and dental technician, and we at CDIC are very fortunate to have someone with her skills working with us. We are also fortunate that with her extended skill set, our inhouse lab work had gone to another level. Irma believes in honesty, respect and providing the best care for all CDIC patients. Irma’s philosophy in life is summed up by her comment, “I treat others as I would like to be treated. And I do my duties as if today is my first or final day.”

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