Our Team Provide Great Dental Service

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East Melbourne Dental Staff

Whatever the reason for your dental visit, the team at East Melbourne Dental Group will deliver the care and expertise you need.  Our practice believes that your dental health is integral to your total health and wellness, and that prevention is always much better than cure.

The first person you will encounter is our Practice Manager, Alison, who has been a part of the team since it started. She will make sure that you are warmly welcomed and if you have a dental emergency, will do her utmost to get you in for treatment as quickly as possible.


Dr Tatiana Pashkova

Dr Tatiana Pashkova

Dr Tatiana Pashkova graduated from Melbourne University dental school over a decade ago. Tatiana spent the majority of her career working in private practice in Collins Street and the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. She developed a keen interest in dental implant surgery early in her career. In pursuit of this passion she moved to New York USA to learn dental implant surgery from the best professors in the world. She spent two years at New York University where she attained extensive skills in the field of dental implantology.

Tatiana has worked at Melbourne University Dental School since 2009 as a casual clinical supervisor.
Tatiana enjoys providing comprehensive dental care to her patients from young to old, focusing on prevention of dental disease. Tatiana is known for her gentle approach in delivering the best of dental care.

Tatiana is married with one daughter. In her spare time, she likes to experiment with trying new recipes, and tending to her garden.

Dr Graham Culy

Dr Graham Culy

Principal Dentist Dr Graham Culy has more than 30 years’ experience in dentistry plus a diploma in Acupuncture.  After running a successful practice in New Zealand for many years, he established East Melbourne Dental Group in 2001, with the mission to enable people to achieve optimal dental health in a genuinely caring way.

He is passionate about providing treatments that achieve long term solutions, rather than short term fixes, while being ever mindful of patients’ overall health and well-being.

Graham is also Dental Phobia certified whose gentle approach enables him to successfully treat many people with dental anxieties or dental phobias.

He has undertaken research into amalgam substitutes at Melbourne University Dental School and believes that the only truly bio-compatible and long lasting filling material is porcelain (as used in the Cerec system). He also has postgraduate training in the prevention and treatment of temporal-mandibular joint problems.

Graham is married and has 4 children. Graham loves being outdoors, and is a keen gardener. He is also loves being creative with wood or working out how to build things or fix things.

Dr Simon Speed

Dr Simon Speed

Dr. Simon Speed Dr Simon Speed obtained his dental degree from James Cook University receiving an academic merit for high achievement. He also holds a Bachelor of Science and completed a Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Queensland in 2007. Prior to undertaking his dental qualification, he completed his medical residency at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and has worked for several years as a surgical registrar, predominantly in the fields of Orthopaedics and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

His years of experience in general medicine bring with them a wealth of knowledge and skill and provides him with a special interest in managing dental patients with co-morbid illness and those with special needs.

Outside of work Simon is happily married to Ash, an anaesthetist, and they have a young daughter, Charlotte who keeps them on their toes. His other interests include skiing, cycling and keeping fit and he will happily discuss any of these topics at length at any time.

We would also like to introduce you to our newest team member, Dr Victor Ho, a highly educated Dentist with a wealth of experience.

Dr Victor Ho

Dr Victor Ho

Dr Victor Ho is a graduate of Melbourne University Dental School. He is a member of the Australian Dental Association as well as the Prosthodontic Society and the Endodontic Society.

Victor is a caring dentist with many years of experience and provides exceptional quality dentistry. He keeps up to date by attending lectures ,courses and workshops provided by the University and the different societies. For many years, Dr Victor Ho ran a successful practice in an inner Melbourne suburb.

He is married and has 4 grown up children and 2 dogs. He enjoys walking , reading and travelling.

Dr Elizabeth Ladyjenski

Dr Elizabeth Ladyjenski

Dr Elizabeth Ladyjenski graduated from Dental School, at the University of Melbourne, in 2005. In 2007, she completed a residency at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, in Oral Surgery. Ever since then, her area of expertise, has been the removal of wisdom teeth and minor oral surgery. Her desire is to help each patient she meets, to feel at ease, understood and respected. Dr Elizabeth believes compassion and communication are the most important aspects of healthcare. Spirituality is a big part of her life and she often brings some of her crystals, into the surgery. She believes that animals are incredible beings and she lives and breathes a vegan lifestyle.

Our highly experienced team also includes Dental Therapists and Dental Hygienists Cheryl and Luul. Both have won many fans for their gentle approach, great rapport (children are especially fond of them) and fabulous results in oral health.

Dental nurses Briohny, Linh and Liis  who together have a wealth of experience in the dental field, are absolutely fantastic and are totally focused on your comfort and care.

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We are genuinely proud of our people and it shows.  Our experience makes all the difference.