Meet our Friendly Team of Dentists Bundoora

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Dr Ravi Bangia (Director, CEO, Medical Director)

MBBS, MD (Anaesthesiology),
PG Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound (Melbourne Univ),
EDIC (ECISM, Europe),
Graduate Dip. in Clinical Research Methods (Monash Uni),

Dr. Ravi Bangia, with degrees from Maharshi Dayanand University in India and a fellowship from Austin Health, is a registered anaesthetic consultant at top Melbourne hospitals and an ICU consultant at Austin Health. He's committed to client care and consistently enhances his skills through ongoing education.

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Dr Ravi is an overseas trained specialist and has been a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists since 2010. In 2011, Dr Ravi gained his Post Graduate Certificate of Clinical Ultrasound from Melbourne University. He holds a European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC) from the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and which he obtained in 2015. EDIC is an organisation seeking to standardise education and training of intensive care in Europe and in other countries, and many jurisdictions specify this qualification in intensive care medicine. In 2018, Dr Ravi received his Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research Methods from Monash University. Dr Ravi has been proactive in writing the vision for Mobile Anesthetics services to match and surpass Australian standards, using his extensive knowledge of clinical studies and design.

Far from taking his skills for granted, Dr Ravi views being an anesthesiologist as a great honour as it provides him with the opportunity to be the advocate for his clients when they are having surgery. Being an anesthesiologist is a big responsibility, as he must ensure individuals under his care receive a pleasant, pain-free experience at a stressful time when they are having surgery. Dr Ravi provides an exceptional level of care for his clients and is always seeking to ensure they receive the best possible treatment to improve their outcome. He always aims to make a positive difference to individual’s lives. Dr Ravi’s kind and gentle approach and expertise relieve clients of underlying fears and anxiety around given procedures. His polite and gentle bedside mannerisms make him popular with colleagues and clients. Dr Ravi’s eye for detail is the reason for safe anaesthetic practice.

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Dr Gunjan Bangia


Gunjan, a compassionate dentist with a Bachelor's degree in Dental Surgery from Bharti Vidyapeeth, India, specialises in various dental fields, including general and cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, implantology, oral surgery, periodontics, and prosthodontics. Gunjan is deeply committed to educating and empowering patients to care for their oral health, recognising its connection to overall well-being.

Gunjan believes dentistry is not just about teeth and takes a holistic approach by considering teeth as part of the body's organs. Gunjan examines how jaw movement affects various body parts, including the head, neck, shoulders, and back, sometimes leading to unresolved issues.

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Dr Gunjan has been an integral part of the Banyule Community Health Dental Team for 9 years. As the senior dentist, Dr Gunjan has led the team for more than 5 years. Under her abled leadership and visionary approach, BCH received recognition as one of the top three dental health services in Victoria, awarded by DHSV. In 2012, Dr Gunjan was nominated for the prestigious Public Healthcare Awards, in recognition for her significant contribution to public oral healthcare in Victoria.

Being a responsible and highly committed member of the dental community, Dr Gunjan is actively involved in mentoring first year dental graduates from across Australia and from overseas. She has been a registered mentor with DHSV and is with Australian Dental Association. She has been instrumental in designing guidelines for Melbourne University Dental students and had been a Lead Student Supervision dentist at BCH. Along with a passion for teaching, Dr Gunjan has mentored experienced dentists for their clinics as well as for student supervision.

Not only interested in dentistry, Dr Gunjan is an ardent reader and enjoys philosophy, fiction, autobiographies and writes poetry. A keen cook, Dr Gunjan describes it as ‘creating food’ and feels that good food and a general sense of well-being goes hand in hand. As a mum, Dr Gunjan enjoys reading about parenting and is supported by her husband in raising their two children. She also enjoys the tennis & cricket seasons and likes to sketch.

If you would like schedule a consultation with Dr Gunjan, please call us on (03) 9467 6759. Our practice is located at Suite 5, Level 1, 20 Scholar Drive, Bundoora VIC 3083.

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Dr Phillip (Ly) Ho


Dr Phillip Ho is a dentist with a degree from La Trobe University and additional training in Oral Health Therapy from the University of Melbourne (2012). is dedicated to public health and passionate about dentistry. He values a non-judgmental approach to healthcare, aims to optimise oral and dental health by listening to your concerns, and specialises in dental implants, rehabilitation, crowns, bridges, root canals, and gum grafting to ensure your comfort during visits. Dr Phillip graduated from La Trobe University as a Dentist and also holds a degree in Oral Health Therapy from the University of Melbourne (2012). This extended career in dentistry exemplifies his committed service to public health and passion in the field.

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Dr Phillip loves to connect with people of all ages and has a non-judgmental approach to healthcare. Through listening to your concerns and needs, Dr Phillip aims to work with you to optimise your oral and dental health. It is most important to Dr Phillip that you feel comfortable when visiting him.

Dr Phillip's specialist interests are in dental implants, complete dental rehabilitation/make-overs, crowns, bridge, root canals, and bone & gum grafting.

Dr Phillip finds great enjoyment in staying informed of emerging evidence and providing care with the latest technology. It is through this that Dr Phillip can provide high-quality care to everyone he has the pleasure to meet.

During his studies, he was awarded the Pro Vice-Chancellor's Commendation for Academic Excellence Award (2014) along with the Golden Key International Honour's Society in both 2014 and 2015.

Dr Phillip has professional affiliations and attends regular professional meetings with the following organisations:

  • Australasian Osseointegration Society (Committee)
  • Australian Prosthodontic Society (Member)
  • Australian Society of Periodontology (Member)
  • Australian Dental Association (Member)

In his spare time, he has an interest in improving his culinary skills.

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Helen Gotti: Dental Therapist


Helen Gotti has been our experienced Dental Therapist since 1983, is a member of the Australian and New Zealand School of Paediatric Dentistry (ANZSPD) and continually updates her skills through CPD courses. Fluent in English and Greek, she specialises in children's dental care, focusing on preventing oral disease and helping anxious or special needs children through her gentle and effective tell-show-do approach.
Helen Gotti is our qualified Dental Therapist, having graduated from the Dental Therapy School of Victoria in 1983. She is a member of the Australian and New Zealand School of Paediatric Dentistry (ANZSPD). Helen regularly attends CPD courses, continually updating her skills and further increasing her knowledge. Using experience gained from working within the Private and Public sector, Helen helped to establish the current Banyule Community Health Primary School Outreach Program, participating in the recent graduate Oral Health Therapy program. Helen is a clinical demonstrator to Dental Therapy students at the Dental Hospital and regularly mentors staff.

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Fluent in English and Greek, Helen is skilled in dealing with dental issues in children of all ages and she is particularly passionate about the prevention of oral disease, strongly believing in providing high quality, comprehensive and comfortable dental care. Helen is especially interested in helping anxious or nervous children, those who have experienced paediatric trauma and children with special needs. Aided by her extensive experience in behaviour management for anxious children, Helen uses a tell, show, do technique that is recognised as being the preferred way to introduce children to dental care.

Helen is excellent at connecting with children of all ages as they find her calm and gentle approach to treatment soothing and reassuring. Appointments are never rushed, and Helen takes pride in explaining treatments and procedures to her young patients, using language they can easily relate to and understand. This caring approach helps to provide the best treatment outcomes for children and their families.

Helen enjoys a broad range of hobbies and interests outside of dentistry, her favourite of which is exercising. She also loves to read, enjoys walking on our beautiful beaches, visiting the cinema and watching Broadway musicals. Over the years Helen has travelled extensively across the world with her family, experiencing many different cultures which has taught her to be open-minded whenever meeting new people with different beliefs and cultures.

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Dr Prabhav Jotham Kotekar

Dr Prabhav Jotham Kotekar (Popularly known as Jo)


Dr. Prabhav Jotham Kotekar, also known as Dr. Jo, holds a Master of Dentistry from La Trobe University. He is committed to offering first-rate oral health care, specialising in treating patients with dental anxiety while emphasising a gentle approach and attention to detail. In his spare time, he enjoys computer building, watching movies, and continuing his dental education through professional development.

If you’re looking for a caring, compassionate dentist Bundoora, look no further than New Age Dental Surgery. Our holistic approach to dentistry, exceptional care, and advanced technologies enable us to address all your dental needs. Whether you require a routine dental check-up, cosmetic dentistry procedures, or complex dental surgery, our team of experts is here to provide you with the highest standard of care. Contact us today on (03) 9467 6759 or (04) 4800 7606 to schedule an appointment and experience the difference of New Age Dental Surgery.

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