Dr Nikka – Associate Dentist
Dr Nikka moved from Bussleton, a coastal country town south of Perth last year, to be closer to her family including her brother Dr Frank (some good ol’ nepotism hehe)! She graduated from Sydney University with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2018.
Since then she has been practicing in Western Australia where she has developed a keen interest in all aspects of general dentistry including oral surgery, paediatrics and endodontics. She loves to have a good chat and is eager to explore more of Victoria
Dr Lucy Zia – Associate Dentist
Dr Lucy was born in Melbourne, but grew up on the far north coast of New South Wales. From a young age, Lucy enjoyed going to the dentist, and learnt from her childhood dentist the importance of oral health.
After a year living in London, Lucy moved to Melbourne and completed her Bachelor of Science and then Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Melbourne. Lucy has been working with us at Abbotsford Dental Clinic and Stanley Street Dental in many different capacities since we opened and thoroughly enjoys all aspects of dentistry.
Lucy is particularly passionate about patient education and relationships, valuing quality over speed in all aspects of her professional interactions. Lucy spends her free time cooking with her husband, and is hoping to travel as much as possible over the next few years before starting a family.
Dr Tina Son – Associate Dentist
Dr Tina was born and raised in Korea, and moved to South Australia to complete her final years of high school. After finishing her Dental degree at the University of Adelaide in 2009 Tina worked at two private practices in South Australia, and completed her Invisalign course before moving to Singapore for 4 years.
Whilst living in Singapore she did further education in oral surgery and implants, but her main passion is the day-to-day of general dentistry, particularly with anxious patients. Dr Tina spends her free time with her rescue greyhound Charlie and enjoys cooking for her friends and loved ones.
Her extensive knowledge and experience in dentistry, combined with her bright and positive personality make her an asset to our team and well loved dentist for all of her patients.
Dr Frank Nikakhtar – Principal Dentist
Frank is the principal dentist and founder of Abbotsford Dental and Stanley Street Dental. Frank has developed a loyal patient base over the years due to his attention to detail and good sense of humour. Frank enjoys all elements of general dentistry but has a particular passion for smile makeovers and Invisalign.
In 2013, Frank experienced a cancer scare; the silver lining, however, was the way he adopted a holistic and minimally invasive approach to all of his patients and treats them as people, not just teeth.
Frank grew up in Perth and graduated from the University of Western Australia. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, travelling, playing basketball, and trying his hand as an amateur chef.