Dr. Manuel Bautista - Principal Dentist /Owner
Hi, I am Dr. Manuel Bautista, principal dentist and owner of Plenty Smiles. I am passionate about dentistry and people, I am always looking at ways to improve the quality of life of my patients. I graduated from dental school in Colombia in 2005. Very early during my studies at dental school I figured that I enjoy having a positive impact in people's lives with my profession. What do I mean by that? ... I want to make sure you have the most positive experience when you come to our practice, and we do that by listening, bringing the best of technology and caring about you.
That's what makes me different. I believe that being generous is one of the most satisfying things in life, I apply this principle everyday with my patients. The more I care about their concerns and their wants; the better I can communicate with them creating a relaxing environment and developing a unique dental treatment plan. Let me tell you about what I enjoy more in my career:
- Dental implants or Implantology, have definitely change the way I practice; today, implants can restore your smile bringing your confidence back. Single, multiple or "four implants one smile" procedures are an every day experience at our practice.
- Cosmetic dentistry: Porcelain veneers and crowns can literally give you a fantastic smile in a matter of days! A procedure that can be minimally invasive, safe and life changing!
- Orthodontics or simply teeth alignment: conventional braces and clear options are a great solution for those ones who have crooked teeth but want to boost their confidence significantly, let's be honest a person with a beautiful smile is more likely to succeed in life! So why not start early.
I devote great part of my time to professional and personal development courses, personally believe that a great impression starts with a great smile but also with confidence in yourself.
So, pretty much I will make sure you love our practice, because we are here to improve your smile and your confidence!
Dr. Leah Machmud - Dentist
Dr Leah graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery from The University of Melbourne after initially completing a Bachelor of Science majoring in Anatomy. She has special interests in cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, prosthodontics and orthodontics. Dr Leah is currently a certified provider of Invisalign – the leading clear aligner system.
Dr Leah’s passion for dentistry began as a child during her first experiences with her family dentist. Her own experiences have highlighted to her the importance of a good dental experience for everyone. Now, as a dentist, she is committed to offering a supportive, positive and calming environment, and is dedicated in providing the best dental care for each of her patients.
Originally from Sydney, Leah attended Newtown High School of the Performing Arts for three years before moving to Melbourne, gaining admission for excellence in the flute. It was there that she further developed her passion for music and the performing arts and realised the impact oral health can have not only on general health, but also on self-confidence and self esteem.
In addition to dentistry, Leah loves spending time with her family and friends and also enjoys improving her fitness. She is frequently found playing with her nieces and training for Melbourne charity fun runs.
Dr Leah looks forward to meeting you and providing you with individualised dental care within a positive and supportive environment. She hopes to make your dental experience an enjoyable one too.
Adriana Salazar - Hygienist
Martinique Conell - Treatment Coordinator
I studied at RMIT in 2007 to become qualified dental assistant and have been working in the dental industry for almost 10 years.
In my years of experience I have attained so much and so many different things not only with my knowledge of dentistry but confidence in helping share that knowledge with people who may be experiencing pain or have questions regarding how they can improve the aesthetic appearance of their teeth and smile.
I have been working here at Plenty Smiles as the Clinical/treatment coordinator and have been happily working here for the past 3 years. The best part of my job is being part of an amazing team that works hard together and the interaction I get to have on a daily basis with each and every patient.
When I am not at work, I love spending time with my wonderful family and friends, I love trying new things, meeting new people and taking trips anywhere warmer than Melbourne :) .
Ana Maria Morillo - Dental Assistant
Cheryl Caceres - Dental Assistant
Armita Nasersharif - Dental Assistant
Jose Bautista - Practice Manager
Together with Dr Manuel Bautista we established Plenty Smiles in early 2011 following a single purpose: Provide quality dentistry to all our patients. My background is in Engineering and Accounting and before starting Plenty Smiles I worked in financial planning for 2 years. I really enjoy seeing our patient’s happy face after an extreme smile makeover. My responsibilities at Plenty Smiles are to support our team members and patients. I also ensure a smooth running of our dental office. I like surrounding myself with positive people, when I am not working; I love going out for dinner with my partner, organise BBQ’s and camping trips. I also attend personal development seminars around the world.