Our Team

  • Dr Andrew Hawkins B.D.Sc.(Melb)

    Dr Andrew HawkinsAndrew graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1992 and has been a principal of the practice since 1998.

    He is experienced in all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry and enjoys challenging work such as root canal treatment and restoring implants. Andrew enjoys treating people of all ages and has a special talent for relaxing children.

    Away from work Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He is an avid Swans supporter and is a life member of Burwood Cricket Club.

  • Dr Asha McIlwaine B.D.Sc.(Melb)

    Photo of Dr Asha McIlwaineAsha graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1994 and has been a principal of the practice since 1998.

    Asha finds it very satisfying to help people overcome their dental fears and become regular dental attendees. She enjoys providing all aspects of general dental treatment, to every age group. She has often said that the most enjoyable aspect of her job is the relationship she builds with her patients.

    Asha has three rapidly growing children and divides her time between home and work. Outside of work she enjoys regular gym training, reading, cooking and spending time with her family.

  • Dr Luke Phillips B.D.Sc (Adelaide)

    Luke is currently not available to see patients while he is on extended leave to travel with his family.

  • Ms Heidi Lui (Hygienist)

    Heidi Lui

    Heidi has worked in the dental field for many years. She completed her hygiene training in Adelaide in 2009. Prior to this, she had 14 years experience in China.

    Heidi joined the BDOM team in January 2014. She finds hygiene to be a very rewarding career. She is passionate about providing gentle and thorough treatment for all her patients.

    In her spare time, Heidi enjoys hiking, cooking, going to the gym and watching movies with her family.

    Heidi is fluent in both English and Mandarin.

  • Ms Tara MacKenzie – Dental Hygienist / Dental Therapist

    TaraTara graduated from Melbourne University as a Dental Hygienist / Dental Therapist in 2006 (as the Dux of her class). She then went on to complete her studies in Dental Hygiene in 2007. Tara believes that the dental experience should be comfortable for all, and will always make the effort to listen and understand the needs of every patient.

    Tara’s dental knowledge and experience is further enhanced by the six years she spent working as a chairside dental assistant. Outside of work Tara’s time is occupied by caring and raising her family, and participating in amateur theatre.

  • Ms Shellie Morris – Oral Health Therapist

    Shellie graduated from The University of Melbourne as an Oral Health Therapist in 2007. Prior to this, she spent many years as a Dental Assistant, giving her over 20 years experience in the dental industry. A fact that surprises even her!

    Shellie loves looking after patients and has a very caring and gentle approach to her work. She has a specific interest in how poor oral health can impact on a person’s overall health and well being.

    In her final year at The University of Melbourne, Shellie was awarded the Dean’s Honours List, the Dental Health Services Victorian Public Health Prize and the Victorian Dental Therapist Association Graduate Prize.

    Outside of work, Shellie is happily kept busy with her 3 young sons and enjoys water skiing and cross-stitch tapestry.

  • Ms Raidah Sannang – Oral Health Therapist

    Raidah completed her Bachelor of Oral Health at Charles Sturt University in 2016. She has gained experience in a wide range of different dental settings, before joining the team at Bentleigh Dental on Mckinnon in 2018.

    Raidah has a gentle and caring nature and works hard to make sure each patient leaves their appointment happy. She has a holistic approach to patient care and will always ensure thorough and comfortable treatment.

    Outside of work, Raidah enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with family and friends.

  • Our Support Team

    Six members of the support team
    To support our clinicians we have a committed and excellent team of dental assistants and receptionists. They all strive to ensure that your experience at Bentleigh Dental on McKinnon is the best dental experience possible.