Dr Stephen Lee
Principal Dentist & Co-Founder
Having graduated from The University of Queensland, Dr Lee began his dental career in private practice. Not long after, he opened his own dental practice in Noosa, where he worked for a few years, before relocating to Melbourne. In 2011, Dr Lee joined the team at Craigieburn Dental Gallery, which has a great environment and patient focus. Dr Lee became the Principal Dentist of our clinic in 2012.
Dr Lee enjoys all areas of dentistry including general restorative (fillings), crown and bridge, dentures, impacted surgical wisdom teeth removal, dentures, orthodontics, sleep dentistry, endodontics (root fillings) and even implants.
His philosophy, when it comes to dentistry, is to try and provide the best care possible in view of a good long term result. Dr Lee believes that good home care, coupled with regular dental checkups, can lead to lifetime dental health. Dr Lee understands that many patients have a fear of dentists and the treatment we provide, so he always tried to take extra care, to be as gentle as he can be, in order to allow his patients to have a more relaxing and pleasant experience.
“I hope that, one by one, the negative perceptions of dentists will turn into positive ones.”
Dr Erica Jeong
Dr Erica Jeong graduated from Doctor of Dental Sugery at Melbourne Dental school.
Dr Jeong joined Craigieburn dental gallery and Dallas dental group in 2014 and enjoys providing quality dental care for the local community and families. Dr Jeong loves all facets of general dentistry. She has keen interest in aesthetic and children’s dentistry.
Outside work, Dr Jeong regularly practices yoga and travels with her family.
Dr Meena Girges
Dr Meena graduated from LaTrobe University Bendigo in 2015. He started off his career working in the Albury Wodonga Hospital, where he was heavily involved in community outreach programs.
In 2016 Dr Meena moved back to Melbourne to be closer to family. Meena’s interests in dentistry are varied, but the aspects he finds most enjoyable are establishing trust and rapport whilst guiding patients through their treatment.
Outside of work, Dr Meena enjoys traveling, keeping active, and spending time with his dog Milo.
Dr Kai Ooi
Dr Ooi was inspired to pursue dentistry as a career as his sister and brother-in-law are both dentists.
After graduation, Dr Ooi spent 2 years working in the Warrnambool Base Hospital, located in the South West region of Victoria.
Prior to that, he has also done work attachments in Shepparton VIC, Morwell VIC, and Broken Hill NSW, with the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Dr Ooi has been with Craigieburn Dental Gallery since August 2015 and has a wealth of experience, treating diverse groups of patients ranging from toddlers to prison inmates. Pain relief is his favourite aspect of dentistry.
Outside of dentistry, Dr Ooi enjoys music, art, theatre, hockey, travel, target competitions and fitness. He has completed the 90 kilometre Comrades Marathon in South Africa in 2014 & 2015.
Dr Semi was always attracted to dentistry as a career due to its hands-on nature and the opportunity to interact with patients. She graduated from Bachelor of Biomedicine and Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Melbourne.
Her treatment philosophy is to provide the best care possible in a caring and gentle manner. She treats her patients in a way that she would treat her own family members. With a particular interest in restorative and children’s dentistry, she enjoys all aspects of general dentistry.
Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, baking and looking for new restaurants to try out with her family and friends.
Dr Karyn graduated from the University of Melbourne and has been since working with Craigieburn Dental Gallery. Her treatment philosophy is to provide patients with the highest quality care in a gentle manner. She always strives to create a relaxed and caring environment for all her patients and finds her job highly rewarding when patients like her gentle touch and regain confidence in dentists.
Dr Karyn is a strong believer in evidence-based practice. She actively attends CPD courses to update her knowledge in dentistry, so she can provide high-quality care for all her patients. Dr Karyn enjoys all aspects of general dental treatments but has a special interest in preventative, restorative and endodontic dentistry.
In her free time, Karyn loves learning and trying new things. Lately, she has been practicing her watercolour painting skills.