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Dr Richard Hogen-Esch

Dr Richard BDSc, Associate Dentist

I graduated from UWA in 1980. I spent a couple of years working in other practices before starting up my own practice in 1984 in Mandurah. I moved to Mandurah in 1988 with my wife and at that time 2 children. I operated this practice in Mandurah for nearly thirty years before selling and retiring in 2013. At my Practice many aspects of general dentistry was provided. In 2014 I spent a few months working for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in the Mid-west wheat belt, servicing towns where there was no dentist. In the last 2 years  I have travelled to Vietnam to volunteer my services, to provide dental treatment for under privileged Vietnamese children who live in remote areas

I have been a member of the ADA since graduation.

Dr Madeleine DiFrancesco

Dr Maddy BDSc (Hons), Associate Dentist

I graduated from the University of Western Australia with Honors and am a strong believer in making my patient’s dental experience a positive one!

I enjoy taking time with my patients, recognizing that each person is different and require individualised treatment approaches and plans to fit their desired needs. I love all aspects of dentistry including treating gum disease, exodontia and working with children, however, it is working up a beautiful new smile for patients that brings me the most joy.

I am always looking to learn new techniques in dentistry and research the latest materials, as this field is ever changing in its methods and approaches. I have worked in various dental hospitals including Bunbury, Warwick and Nedlands and have gained knowledge from some of the most renowned specialists in the state.

In my spare time I am an avid lover of dogs and I love spending time with my little dachshund Rosie. I love drawing, painting, singing and playing cello as well as have an extensive list of TV shows I am following!

Dr Hau Yan Chan

BDS (JCU), BA (Hons) Fin Serv, FRM

Graduated from James Cook University in Cairns with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and gained valuable experience working at Queensland Health with a focus on rural and indigenous health.

Before studying dentistry, Hau Yan completed a Bachelor of Arts in Financial Services with Honors at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and also became a globally Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM). 

He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, and have a particular interest in Oral Surgery and cosmetic dentistry and focus on providing the best clinical treatment in the most gentle and caring manner by ensuring my patients feel at ease and relax during the treatment.

He's an active participant in continuing education courses and have received training in Simple Orthodontics (Quick Straight Teeth), Cosmetic Injection (Botox and Dermal Fillers) as well as Laser Dentistry. 

Outside of dentistry, Dr Hau Yan enjoy playing table tennis, travelling and spending time with my baby daughter.

Trudi

Practice Manager, DAA certificate 1986, DNA cert IV 2010, DNA cert III 2010

I have been working in the dental profession for 38 years now  , and still find this industry be interesting, challenging and rewarding. I have worked at local general dental practices and orthodontic practices in and around Mandurah. I have endured many aspects of dentistry from assisting dentists in achieving beautiful smiles, reception and treatment coordinating to now doing administration.

I joined Opulent Dental in December 2014 to help manage and develop this friendly, newly built and growing practice

Residing in Mandurah since 1984 I know the city well! I have 2 adult children who have grown up in Mandurah. All of my family reside in Mandurah, so we get to enjoy each other’s company on Mandurah’s beautiful waterways and beaches.

I look forward to seeing you soon in our beautiful practice.

Tahnee

Office Co-Ordinator, Certificate IV in beauty therapy!

I changed from the beauty industry to the dental world in 2014.

Love to welcome new and existing patients into Opulent Dental

Enjoy morning walks with my fiance & husky , baking cakes and spending time with family and friends 

Melissa

Dental Assistant, DNA Cert IV 2008

I studied to become a dental assistant through Dental Nursing Australia in 2008. I worked and studied in a private practice in Mandurah before making a change to become a member of Opulent Dental in 2016.

I have two children which keep me busy, but I also have interests such as netball, fishing and boating.

I find being in this industry extremely rewarding not only for myself but for our patients also.

Leah

Dental Assistant, DNA Cert IV 2012

I enjoy working in the dental industry

Opulent dental is a great place to work. The dentists here are very caring and friendly so makes it enjoyable to come to work.

Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym and working out, also spending time with friends and family.