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Meet the team

We delight in having an amazing team working together with Dr Lipshatz to make your orthodontic experience simply fabulous.

Our Orthodontic Assistants and Reception Team

All of our front desk and Orthodontic assistants are committed to caring for our patients every step along the way.

Whether it’s assisting with Health Fund rebates or being super gentle during procedures, our team shine at being genuinely kind, helpful and friendly. They all work to the highest standards and quality care is paramount to everyone at our practice.

Each individual is well trained, knowledgeable and committed to creating beautiful smiles, and as a team they work cooperatively to make your Orthodontic experience fun as well as clinically successful.

Many of our staff have been with us for many years (up to 23 years), and some have returned after starting families or relocating back to Melbourne from overseas/interstate. The warm family feeling amongst the team helps create the happy atmosphere that our practice is well known for.

Our team includes some crazy football fans, avid dog lovers, a professional photographer, wonderful Mums, half marathon runners, happy campers, seasoned travellers and lots more. Have a chat during your appointments and get to know our fantastic staff.

We take great pride in our SMILES FOR LIFE Team.

Our Hygienists

Laura and Joanna are both integral members of our team and their professionalism and proficiencies enhance the high level of patient care we offer each patient.

Laura Micutz has been working with us since she graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Oral Health. She delights in both the pleasure of helping people achieve their perfect smile, as well as working in the warm, family atmosphere of our practice. Laura is married and out of work enjoys time with her precious dogs and socialising.

Joanna Levins graduated from the University of Bendigo with a Bachelor of Oral Health and has been a devoted member of our team ever since, including some time off to have her beautiful little boy. Joanna particularly enjoys the feel good moments when patients are so happy to see their new smile after their braces come off, and also enjoys being part of the warm, community feel of our practice.

She recently married and when not working enjoys fitness, her dogs and even finds time to be challenged by puzzles.

It is wonderful to have either Jo or Laura in our clinic every day and their competencies paired with their great chair-side manner make for a positive experience every appointment.

Atida Lipshatz – Practice Manager

Although trained and experienced as an Optometrist, Atida has been involved in our practice since we opened 25 years ago.

With a passion for excellence in customer service, she is tremendously proud of the quality experience our patients receive from the first phone call to years after the braces come off. She knows that Jeff’s genuine care for his patients, as well as his experience and expertise are what distinguish us as such a highly regarded Orthodontic Practice. She feels privileged to work with such a capable and dedicated team and loves being part of the positive journey where patients are transformed by their beautiful smiles. Atida works on all the behind the scenes running of the practice and is committed to making it the kind of outstanding practice she would choose to visit herself or with her children.

Atida knows that the clinical results for our patients will be of the highest quality and is committed to ensuring excellence in every other aspect of the Orthodontic journey.

Natalie King – Reception Manager

Natalie completed a Bachelor of Science at Monash University before embarking on her career in the dental field.

Having also completed her training as a Dental Assistant, Natalie commenced with us in 2017, bringing with her comprehensive clinical knowledge as well as a wealth of experience in administration.

Natalie quickly felt at home in our practice and aligns with our core values of offering quality patient care and delivering excellent clinical results.

We are thrilled to now have Natalie heading our team as Reception Manager, and she is very ably taking charge of all account and administrative responsibilities.

With her love of hands-on patient care, Natalie continues to work as a very capable and professional dental assistant a few sessions/week.

So, whether it’s in our treatment rooms, at the front desk or in our patient administration room, we are sure that you will enjoy Natalie’s warm and caring nature and benefit from her meticulous organizational skills and fine attention to detail.

Natalie is the proud owner of a new home in the area, so you may bump into her in the local streets as well!

Wherever it is, she is sure to greet you with a happy smile!

Welcome back Andrea!

At Jeff Lipshatz Orthodontics, we delight in the close and friendly feeling shared by our patients and our team.

Anyone who has been part of our practice “family” in the last twenty plus years, knew Andrea as the capable and caring angel who welcomed and helped everybody.

After more than 2 decades of professional service, Andrea left our practice and completed her studies in Celebrancy.

We are overjoyed that Andrea has now returned to our team and can be found smiling at our reception desk 3 days/week. So drop in and say hi to the star of friendliness and helpfulness- And you may like to book her as a registered celebrant too!