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Meet the Team

Whether you're looking for an entire cosmetic dental makeover or a high quality general dentist for your regular cleans and checkups, we can help.

Our team of dentists are experienced in the latest proven techniques in general dentistry, and also have advanced training in implant and oral surgery, as well as cosmetic dentistry.

Standing - Dr Frank Noronha (Director), Rohit Budhwar (Director), Lilly (DA), Dr Gerrard Vippulananthan, Lauren (Practice Manager)
Seated - Dr Vandana Budhwar, Cindy (Reception), Tori (DA), Lilly (DA), Tye (DA)

Dr Vandana Budhwar

(Principal Dentist)

B.D.Sc, Grad Dip Implants (Melbourne)

Dr Vandana Budhwar completed her dental degree in 2004. Following graduation, she worked at The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne as an 'Emergency Registrar' for 3 years.

Dr Budhwar has also practiced extensively in private practice across country Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne. She has taught and demonstrated to dental students at the University of Melbourne, and has completed a Post Graduate Clinical Diploma in Implantology.

Vandana is committed to delivering quality, evidence based comprehensive dental care to her patients and she has a special interest in periodontal and implant regenerative therapies, soft tissue grafting and reconstructive dental surgery. 

Outside of dentistry Vandana enjoys spending time with her young family, keeping fit and reading historical fiction.


Dr Frank Noronha

(Principal Dentist)

B.D.Sc (Melbourne)

Dr Frank Noronha completed his Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Melbourne. With almost 30 years of experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge to his patients. He also has over 20 years experience in Orthodontics and uses the latest techniques including fixed braces and the less invasive Invisalign. 

In his spare time, he enjoys travel and dining with friends & family.

Dr Noronha is also fluent in Mandarin & Cantonese.


Dr Caleb Harvie

(Associate Dentist)

B.D.Sc (La Trobe)

Dr Caleb Harvie completed his Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry/Masters of Dentistry with La Trobe University Bendigo. During this time he completed clinical placements across many rural communities, including Ballarat. 

Though originally from Mildura, during his time in Ballarat, he fell in love with landscape, climate and the people. He is committed to providing exceptional quality patient care, developing long term patient relationships, and to providing best service to the community. 

He believes that by having a good understanding of the patient's constraints and desires, the best outcomes can be worked towards. Outside of the clinic he enjoys tinkering with electronics, cooking and going to church. 

Dr Meg Magatala

(Associate Dentist)

B.D.Sc (La Trobe)

Dr Meghana (Meg) Magatala completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry/Masters of Dentistry with La Trobe University Bendigo. During this time, she has completed various clinical placements in rural Victoria and was drawn to the community, and lifestyle of Ballarat.

She has a keen interest in providing high quality, minimally-invasive dental care in a stress-free environment. Meg's gentle and caring attitude enable her to work closely with her patients to address their individual needs and create lasting relationships. 

Her motto, "Keep Smiling", will make sure you have the best possible dental experience and leave the clinic with a smile on your face.

Outside of dentistry, Meg enjoys travelling, dancing and outdoor adventures such as four-wheel driving.

Dr Hillel New

(All on 4 Surgeon & AAFE Certified Cosmetic Consultant)

Joining the team as the All-On-4 surgeon in 2018, Dr Hillel New has been providing patients with dental care for 28 years. Graduating from the University of Melbourne Dental School in 1991. 
Hillel began his surgical career with a 3 month oral surgery elective at the prestigious Royal London Hospital. There, he became immersed in oral surgery and was taught advanced surgical skills, not yet taught to his peers in Australia. Exposure to these surgical interventions fast-tracked Hillel's expertise and his motivation to move into private practice.
At his main practice CDIC in Malvern, Dr Hillel New continues to hone his skills, particularly in the area of major dental rehabilitation, cosmetic dentistry and laser dentistry. Known for his easy going nature and attention to detail, Hillel has a real passion for working with clients to achieve the best possible outcomes, offering a range of solutions to help them. Hillel's dental treatment philosophy centres around a commitment to evidence based dentistry and he holds the view that effective communication is the key to treatment success and good long-term patient relationships.
Under Dr New's guise, Smile Studio Ballarat was invited to become the Regional Consulting Centre For All On 4 Clinics. 

DR zainab JALAL

(Associate Dentist)


Dr Zainab H. Jalal completed her dental degree in 2006. She has been involved in private practice, hospital sector and academia for many years. She has completed her Australian Dental Council Examination in 2020.

She is a kind, caring and very friendly dentist, dedicated to patient`s dental needs and works meticulously to achieve high quality dental treatment. She aims to make your dental experience as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Outside of dentistry she enjoys bike riding, horse riding and reading spiritual and self motivation books.