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Our Dentists

Each of our dentists are highly qualified and dedicated to ensuring that they deliver the best dental treatment for you and your family.

Dr Alex Goichman (B.Med.Sc D.M.D)

Dr Alexander Goichman has been practicing clinical dentistry since 2001; he is an experienced clinician with attention to details and passion towards dental restoration and rehabilitation involving implants, crowns and complex facial and smile makeovers.

Early in his career, Alex gained clinical experience in private and corporate dental practices working alongside Oral surgeons, Prosthodontists, Endodontists and Periodontists.
During these early years, Alex realized that by gaining in-depth experience in different aspects of dentistry and being exposed to diverse and different approaches to dental diagnosis and treatment modules will allow him to offer his patients the highest level of care.
As a result of these years Alex had established his treatment philosophy: Dentistry, same as medicine, needs to start by comprehensive and accurate diagnosis which relays on skill, knowledge and backed by technology. This is to be followed by detailed planning and only then a high level of treatment.

Throughout his clinical career, Alex has noticed that most people prefer quality yet “in-house” dental care, therefore, Alex insists that his entire dental team will constantly be training and improving to be able to offer most aspects of dental care “in-house” to the highest standard.

Always wanting to learn and improve Alex is passionate about dental technology and materials. Having a background in chemistry you will often find Alex experimenting with new materials and technologies: attempting to improve working protocols and experiment with different applications.

With the advances in digital technology, Alex was able to combine his knowledge of chemistry and passion for the accuracy of 3D design to develop dento-digital treatment protocols which collect digital 3D dental data to pre-plan then carry out accurate and reliable dental solutions for a variety of dental and aesthetic conditions.

Alex has been the principal dentist and owner of Balaclava Dental Care since 2008, implementing his clinical philosophy enabled BDC to grow and become a multi clinician, multi-disciplinary and advanced dental centre. In recent years, due to high patient demand, we found it necessary to expand our operations and now are fortunate to include Malvern Family Dental as a sister clinic, offering the same level of service and care to our existing and new clients.

When not working, Alex enjoys spending time with his wife, three children and 2 dogs. He is a trained Barista who often roasts his own coffee, plays Basketball and loves Mountain Biking with his kids and dogs on the hills and mountains around Melbourne.

Alex is fluent in English, Russian and Hebrew.



Dr Maryam Henein graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2009.

She has a broad range of dental experience, having worked in Darwin, including remote indigenous communities, as well as private practices across Melbourne and in Port Macquarie. Her approach to practice is minimally invasive and she is a firm believer that prevention is better than cure. Importantly, she also believes that one must continually update their skills and knowledge with further education.

In addition to being in private practice, Dr Maryam is involved in dental volunteering projects in the developing world. Outside of dentistry, her interests include philosophy, meeting people and hearing their stories, travelling, yoga, pilates, AFL (go Saints!), good coffee, trying new things and spending time with friends, family and her beloved pug, Blue.


Dr Nonu Kohli spent her early days as a dentist volunteering to help underprivileged people access dentistry, and saw firsthand how oral healthcare can improve lives. Since moving from India to Australia in 2014, Nonu has continued to love helping others through dentistry, treating patients in English, Punjabi and Hindi. With special interests in aesthetic procedures such as crowns, bridges and veneers, she loves helping others smile with confidence.

Nonu understands how nervous people can feel towards dental treatments. With her gentle, patient manner, she creates a relaxed and comfortable setting in her appointments, and takes plenty of time to explain treatments and answer questions. Nonu gets excited about educating her patients on how to best look after their teeth, and loves to see people leaving their appointments with new knowledge and a newfound inspiration to protect their smiles.

When she’s not at work, Nonu’s adventurous spirit drives her to travel, so she can see exciting new destinations, meet plenty of new people, and try lots of delicious food.

Nonu is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi

Miss Yvonne Sha

Bachelor Of Oral Health

Oral Health Therapist

“Yvonne graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health with duo qualifications in dental therapy and hygiene. Having many years of experience in a supporting role in the dental field, Yvonne has worked alongside Orthodontists, Oral surgeons, Prosthodontists and dental technicians giving her a wide range of dental knowledge to provide the highest level of care. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially dental hygiene and paediatrics and is a strong advocate for minimally invasive and preventative dentistry. Her calm demeanour and gentle approach to dental procedures make her especially compatible with children.

Before relocating back to Victoria, Yvonne practised dentistry in Canberra’s public sector as well as served the NSW rural and indigenous population. She is now ready to give back to the suburban community she grew up in around the inner eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Yvonne is bilingual, fluent in both English and Chinese – Mandarin.

Outside of dentistry, she loves travelling and food, her goal is to travel to 100 countries and explore the cuisines each has to offer. She also enjoys spending time with her family, painting and playing badminton. ”

Our Staff

You’ll see these friendly faces around the clinic and hear their happy voices on the phone. They’re always more than happy to help our patients out so feel free to direct any enquiries their way if you need any assistance.


Eileen has been in the field of dental nursing for just over 9 years.  She has worked in several practices across Melbourne and regional areas, gaining experience ranging from dental practice management to specialised implants and periodontics.
In her spare time, Eileen enjoys spending quality time with friends and family.  She loves to travel near and far to warmer climates and she especially loves the beach.