About Us

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Meet the Team

A dedicated team of thoughtful, experienced and caring dentists, supporting all ages from children to great grandparents.

All our dentists have shown strong commitment to lifelong learning through their careers, long before this was a Dental Board requirement.

Dr Chris Callahan

Chris studied Dentistry at Melbourne University. After graduation he was Resident Dental Officer at the Alfred Hospital and then entered general practice. In 1987 he completed his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

Chris has practiced in several locations, including Moorabbin, Kew and Coburg.

He began practice at Malvern Village Dental in 1990.

Chris is a visiting consultant at the Alfred Hospital. He has particular interest in removable prosthodontics, dental materials and special needs dentistry.

Chris enjoys treating families, whether children, parents, grandparents or occasionally great grandparents. Each generation can support the family experience of dentistry, and Chris finds the experience of being an “extended family member” one of the most rewarding parts of practice.

Dr Carmel Buckley

Carmel has been a dentist for over 30 years after graduating from the University of Melbourne. She has worked in private practice since graduating, and has been at Malvern Village Dental since 2008.

Carmel’s main dental interest is in the area of general restorative dentistry. Her aim is to not only restore and maintain her patient’s health, but to ensure the experience is relaxed and comfortable.

Outside of dentistry, Carmel enjoys running and has completed both half and full marathons. She also enjoys cooking and is well known for her cake and biscuit making abilities.

Dr Kathryn Bastian

After 16 years, we will sadly say farewell on March 1st 2022. Kathy is leaving to pursue other interests, including her love of horse riding.

We thank her for all her assistance over the years.

Despite the Influenza and COVID epidemics care is still available for routine and urgent matters.
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