Our Team

We are delighted to welcome you and your family as patients to the practice and thanks for allowing us to demonstrate our excellence in procedural services, values and personal approach to patient care.

Our team has a passion for the highest standard of dentistry, and for caring for people as individuals, not just as ‘patients’.

At Gardens Dental, we deliver the best care possible for you and your family, all at an affordable price. From the moment you walk through our door, you will experience the difference of our gentle anxiety-free care. You will be welcomed by our friendly team, who will look after you throughout your time with us.

Our dental team provide a variety of services from general dental care, cosmetic dentistry, prosthodontics, orthodontics, surgical procedures and implant therapy.

Dr. Amr Ashmawy “Ash”

Originally from Egypt, Dr Ashmawy graduated with a distinction in Dentistry in 2000. Since then, he has worked in both public and private sectors, and has also held teaching positions coaching undergraduate students, which has kept him at the cutting edge of dentistry – from preventative work to more complex procedures.

Dr Ashmawy moved to Australia with his wife and twin sons in 2010, residing in Melbourne where he has worked in public and private dental practices. He believes, if he wouldn’t recommend a procedure to a member of his own family, he would never recommend it to his patients. He prides himself on his high quality detailed work.
In his spare time, Dr Ashmawy loves swimming, bike riding and spending time with his family and friends.

Dr. Sora Al Safi

Sora is originally from Canada where she graduated with a Biological Sciences degree before making the move to Australia. She then obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Melbourne.
Sora aims to make your dental visit as comfortable as possible with her gentle and caring approach. She tailors each experience to your needs and interests.
She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, with special interest in restorative and aesthetic dentistry. She is a member of the Australian Dental Association and regularly attends professional development courses to keep up to date with new technology and treatment options.
Outside dentistry, Sora spends her time hiking, travelling, and experimenting with new cuisines.
Sora is fluent in English and Arabic. She is available on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Dr. Alice Chen

Dr Alice graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry and Master of Dentistry. She has worked in both public and private dental clinics across regional and inner suburban Victoria, before starting at Gardens Dental.
Alice enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and takes pride in providing high quality care in gentle and calm manner. Patient care and comfort is of her top priorities and she prefers to spend time to know her patients before recommending any treatment.
Outside dentistry, Alice enjoys all things food related, whether it’s cooking and sharing a meal with her family and friends or dining at one of Melbourne’s many restaurants.

Dr. Cathy Zeng

Dr. Cathy graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Medical Sciences (University of Western Ontario) and Doctor of Dental Surgery (University of Melbourne). Originally from Toronto, Canada, Dr. Cathy boast a wide range of experiences, including working with patients from a variety of different backgrounds. She has worked in both public and private sectors including The Royal Dental Hospital, as well as a variety of both suburban and inner city practices.

Dr. Cathy enjoys taking the time to get to know her patients and work with them to understand their specific needs. She is dedicated to providing comprehensive dental care that is specially tailored to suit each individual’s goals. She is particularly passionate about helping people with dental anxiety and ensuring they leave with positive experiences.

Dr Cathy enjoys all aspects of dentistry, from preventive check-ups through to more complex treatments, including but not limited to cosmetic dentistry, wisdom teeth removal, crown and bridge. She maintains a membership with the Australian Dental Association and is passionate about keeping up to date with the latest dental advancements and is currently working towards a postgraduate diploma in orthodontics. With her up-to-date clinical knowledge and holistic approach, she is dedicated to providing her patients with a natural and long-lasting smile.

Outside of dentistry, she is a keen traveller and food enthusiast. She loves to be outdoors and explore all that Victoria has to offer.