We represent a comprehensive team of general dentistry, oral surgery and hygienist services. Our hygiene team play an important role in oral health, particularly periodontal care.
Principals are Dr Jennifer Levecke B.D.Sc., Dr William Levecke B.D.Sc., and Dr Wynne Yip B.D.Sc. who head up a highly skilled team of General Dentists, Oral Surgery Consultant, Dental Prothetist and Dental Hygienests.
Jenny Levecke joined the practice in 1987. She maintains a family oriented practice, including most facets of dentistry. Jenny has completed further training in Cerec CAD-CAM, the restorative aspects of dental implant treatment and Endodontics. Jenny is a member of the Australian Dental Association (Vic Branch) having served on several sub-committees. She is also involved as an examiner of overseas trained dentists for the Australian Dental Council.
Will Levecke joined the practice 1990, and has served on the Executive of the Australian Osseointegration. His special interests are in Cerec CADCAM and the surgical and restorative aspects of Dental Implant Treatment. In 2006 he was appointed Teaching Fellow at School of Dental Science, University of Melbourne. He is a member of the International Team for Implantology. (ITI) Will is a member of the Australian Dental Association (Vic Branch) and the Australian Osseointegration Society (Vic Branch). He served as an honorary dentist during the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth games. Will maintains an interest in the applications of IT to dental practice and is involved in the ongoing testing of new applications.
Wynne Yip joined Blackburn Dental Group in 2006 after having worked in various disciplines of dentistry since she graduated in 2000. She has been a clinical demonstrator/supervisor in the undergraduate teaching clinic at the University of Melbourne as well as the LaTrobe University Dental School in Bendigo. Over the years, she has participated in many dental health promotional events. In more recent years, Wynne has been involved as a volunteer with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in the provision of dental treatment to communities in remote areas of Victoria.
Wynne is a member of the Australian Dental Association and the Australian Central Association of Dentists. She actively takes part in continued education courses on a regular basis. Her special interests are paedodontics (children’s dentistry), oral rehabilitation and cosmetic dentistry and Cerec CAD-CAM restorations. Wynne is fluent in Chinese (Cantonese).
Khanh Nguyen joined the practice in 2014. Having graduated from The University of Queensland in 2007, Khanh has provided her services both in Brisbane and far north Queensland, including at a mobile special needs dental practice. In 2011, Khanh was awarded a scholarship to study a research masters at The University of Melbourne. Her research was focused on adhesive restorations. She is also a clinical demonstrator at the Melbourne Dental School and has presented lectures for Dental Health Services Victoria. Khanh is a member of the Australian Dental Association (Vic Branch), the International Association of Dental Research, and the Academy of Dental Materials.
Rachelle Welti first started coming to Blackburn Dental Group as a patient as a young child. In 2013, Rachelle started her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Melbourne. She felt strongly that exposure to a dental practice would greatly benefit her in her studies and she initially obtained a dental assistant position at Blackburn Dental Group. At the end of 2016, Rachelle graduated and began her new dentist role at Blackburn Dental Group. As part of her course, Rachelle has had the opportunity to work in many clinics including some in rural areas under supervision providing services in all aspects of dentistry. In 2015, Rachelle visited Cambodia as a volunteer dentist. Rachelle has special interests in paedodontic and conservative dentistry. She is currently involved in a research project at the Royal Children’s Hospital investigating decay risks in children with cerebral palsy.
Sophia Richardson returned to Blackburn Dental Group in October 2016 following further studies in Australia and the UK. She is a Melbourne-trained Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and obtained her Dental and Medical degrees at the University of Melbourne, before completing advanced training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. After attaining her speciality fellowship FRACDS(OMS), Sophia undertook further subspecialisation in orthognathic and maxillofacial trauma surgery at The Royal Melbourne Hospital (2012), and The Oxford University Hospitals Trust UK, where she was the Senior Clinical Fellow in: orthognathic and maxillofacial trauma surgery, salivary gland pathology, and head and neck oncology (2013-2014). Since her return to Melbourne and private practice, Sophia plays an active role in teaching maxillofacial registrars and in ongoing research in Australia and United Kingdom. She looks forward to participating in voluntary overseas surgical aid programs with her husband who is a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon. Sophia has two children, and outside of work she loves family time, photography, travel, architecture, and music.
Andrew Snelling joined the practice in February 2016. He has had many years of experience in the area of Precision and Implant Retained dentures having followed in his father’s footsteps. He is a member of several industry organisations including the International Team of Implantology & Dental Prosthetist Association of Victoria. Andrew is locally, nationally and internationally recognized as a trainer and lecturer in the field of Dental Prosthetic also specializing in Implantology. He is committed to continual development of standards and ethics within the industry. Andrew is constantly increasing his knowledge in his field and is kept updated on new technology and materials available.
Dental Hygienists are specially trained registered members of the dental team who work together with our dentists to provide fully integrated dental care. Blackburn Dental Group was one of the first practices to introduce this oral care service in Victoria. Our four hygienists, Cathy Moors, Leeanne Adams, Karen Field and Liza Millard, share this role in our practice. Our hygiene team play an important role in oral health, particularly periodontal care, by providing individualised preventative treatment and demonstration of correct home care to patients, in order to prevent dental disease and tooth wear.