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Our Geelong Dental Clinic Team

James Street Dental is a well established Geelong Dental Clinic offering a comprehensive range of dental services.
We aim to provide high quality dental service for each individual patient in a comfortable and caring environment.

Dr Patrick Puckett

Patrick Puckett dentist

Practice Principal

Dr Patrick Puckett graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1991 and has worked at James Street Dental since 1992. From 1998 to 2000, Patrick completed the requirements necessary to attain Level I, II, and III accreditation with the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry. In 2010, Patrick was admitted as a Member of the

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Dr Erin Callahan

Dr Erin Callahan

Practice Principal

Dr Erin Callahan graduated from The University of Melbourne with honours in 2004.  She commenced practice at James Street Dental in 2005.

Erin provides care in all facets of dentistry from preventative care and routine restorative dentistry through to root canal treatments, crown and bridge work,

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Dr Darren Thrift

Dr Darren Thrift

Dentist

Darren was born and grew up in the country town of Warburton, apart from three years he spent living with his family in England.

Darren studied dentistry at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1984.  He moved to Warrnambool where he worked for a total of six years.  A few years were spent in Melbourne working part time

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Dr Joe Zhou

Dr Joe Zhou

Dentist

Our newest member of the dental team, Dr Joe Zhou graduated from the University of Otago School of Dentistry in New Zealand at the end of 2009. He then spent a year at Dunedin Hospital in New Zealand where he worked as an oral and maxillofacial house officer. Joe moved to Australia early in 2011 to begin his journey in private practice.

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Dr Simon McPherson

Dr Simon McPherson

Dentist

Dr Simon McPherson is a compassionate dentist with over 20 years experience.

He has returned to James Street Dental after working in Melbourne CBD, where he gained several years experience specialising in implants, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry.   Simon likes to work closely with the patient to ensure an optimal

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Ms Laura Malishev

Laura Malishev oral health therapist

Oral Health Therapist

Laura undertook a double degree in oral hygiene and dental therapy at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, qualifying as an Oral Health Therapist.

Laura works in conjunction with our dentists to provide extended scale and cleans and to educate patients of all ages in the best way to care for their teeth and gums.  

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Dr Mike Mladenovic

Dr Mike Mladenovic

Dentist

Having grown up in coastal Victoria, Mike discovered his passion for Dentistry after his travels overseas. 

He returned home and trained in Bendigo at La Trobe University. Having spent time practicing in country Victoria, he made Geelong his home in 2015.

Outside of work, Mike is a keen surfer who loves doing his own carpentry

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