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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

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

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.

Liz Fetherstonhaugh has a double degree in Dental Therapy and Dental Hygiene and has been working in orthodontic practice for over 20 years. As well as being well known for her clinical prowess, Liz is a caring practitioner who takes great pride in seeing the beautiful smiles that our patients beam after their treatment. Liz has also lectured in Orthodontics and been a clinical demonstrator/assessor at RMIT and brings a wealth of experience and professionalism to our friendly team.

Liz is married and the mother of three fine young men. She enjoys watching them play football and for relaxation delights in reading and eating out. Be sure to ask her about her alphabet dinners!

Shirani Marks graduated in 2003 from the University of Melbourne as a Dental Hygienist/Therapist. She started her career at our practice and was a dedicated member of our team for seven years treating each patient with her gentle approach and helpful encouragement. We are delighted that she has returned to our fabulous team and continues her commitment to excellence in creating happy smiles and caring for patients and their families with kindness and clinical expertise.

As well as quality family time with her husband and three gorgeous young children, Shirani enjoys cooking, health and fitness.

Jacquie Corbett graduated from Melbourne University with a degree of Applied Science Dental Therapy and worked for several years in School Dental Services. She also acquired experience in research, lecturing and tutoring. She came to work at our practice in 2006 after completing a graduate certificate in Orthodontics from Melbourne University. Jacquie was a wonderful burst of happy energy and a competent clinician for the years she worked here. Jacquie left our practice in 2010 when she moved away to regional Victoria and with her recent return to Melbourne, we are thrilled to welcome her back. She enjoys being part of the professional atmosphere of our practice and the happy environment into which we welcome our patients.

Jacquie is married with two lovely daughters and in addition to spending time with them, she enjoys painting, boating and furniture restoration.

It is wonderful to have our hygienists 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 organisational 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 two 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 three days a 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!