Dr. Graham Irving
B.D.Sc (Melb), L.D.S (Vic)
Dr. Himashi Amarapala
B.D.S (Pak), A.D.C.C. (Aus)
Graham has over 40 years experience both here in Australia and the UK in all aspects of dentistry and can offer comprehensive treatment plans combined with a cost effective solution, especially in crown and bridge, implants and precision attached dentures.
He has been the principle dentist at this clinic for 25 years and will continue for some time yet.
With Practice Manager Sheryn, Head Nurse Tina and Associate Dr. Himashi Amarapala they have over 100 years of combined knowledge and experience.
Since graduating in 2003 Dr. Himashi was attached to the academic staff at the only Dental Faculty in Sri Lanka prior to moving to Melbourne. Although she had a keen interest in research particular in oral Cancer and was awarded a Norad Scholarship at University of Bergen in Norway she discovered that Clinical Dentistry is her passion.
Upon completion of the Australian Dental Council Examination in the First attempt Dr. Himashi has been working in both Public and Private sector and has a plethora of experience including in the holistic aspects of dentistry while she was attached to a Holistic Dental Clinic in South Yarra prior to joining Cathies Lane Dental and been with the practice since 2012.
Dr. Himashi is has treated patients of all ages and needs, and endeavors to always provide the utmost care and excellent delivery of treatment. She makes it her priority to put everyone at ease in a friendly, relaxed environment. She facilitates patient participation so that patients can play a much more important role in their treatment plans, and the creation as well as maintenance of beautiful smiles by emphasizing on good oral and dietary habits!
Dr. Himashi is strongly committed to the pursuit of continuing dental education in order to provide patients with the latest, most advanced treatments and techniques. In fact, she often has more than doubled the state requirement for continuing education year after year. This dedication to furthering her knowledge and skills, particularly Aesthetic Dentistry, interceptive treatment, orthodontics as well as Dental Sleep Medicine and reflects her commitment to bring her patients the most satisfying and long-term results possible.
“We try to make the experience as pleasant as possible. We have integrity, and we are honest. We go out of our way to help our patients understand the entire process. Seeing my patients understand dentistry and creating a personal relationship with them are some of the things I enjoy most about being a dentist; helping them to enjoy (or at least not dread) coming to the office for treatment.”