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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 am committed to creating a positive dental experience for my patients through genuine empathy, care and understanding. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry, however, my primary love of the profession is the ability to exercise my artistic skills to result in giving someone the smile they’ve always wanted. I also love seeing kids and helping out patients who get anxious with dental work.

I am always looking to further my knowledge to refine the techniques and materials I use to create the highest standard of treatment. I am currently undertaking further courses in implant dentistry, Invisalign and orthodontics and complex prosthodontic work.

In my life away from work I love to spend time at the beach and out in nature with my partner and beautiful greyhound. I love painting, drawing and creating music.

Dr Vuk Paripovic


Dr Vuk graduated Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Sydney, having previously completed the Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Monash University, Melbourne. He has interned with Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Oral Medicine departments in NSW public health system. He believes that good oral health is fundamental for well-being and overall general health.

He has interests in the fields of restorative dentistry, periodontics, and oral surgery pursuing the latest developments to achieve excellent outcomes for patients.

Outside of dentistry, he has a lifelong passion in tennis and keeping fit. Having coached for Tennis Australia in addition to other commitments in Melbourne and Sydney.

Dr Andrew Chan

Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science / Graduate Diploma in Dentistry

Dr Andrew graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science / Graduate Diploma in Dentistry. He owns and manages many dental practices in NSW and WA while practicing the profession at the same time for over 10 years now.  

Dr Andrew is a compassionate and friendly professional who ensures all his patients are comfortable with all aspects of their dental care. His passion in dentistry is in the areas of Dental Surgery, Implant Dentistry, and Cosmetic Dentistry.  His interest also lies in providing pain-free dentistry to his patients and so he continues to attend a plethora of local and international professional development courses to ensure he stays abreast of the latest developments in dentistry to provide the best care possible for his patients. 

Dr Andrew always keeps his practice as friendly and warm to everyone and enjoys sharing the odd joke with his patients. He has a straightforward, no-nonsense approach to dentistry and is a firm believer in the concept of doing it right the first time. He strongly feels that there is no substitute for quality when it comes down to the aesthetic and longevity of his dental work. 

Outside of dentistry, he is a loving and caring husband to his wife and child. He is also a travel enthusiast; and enjoys reading a variety of books in his spare time.

Dr Cindy Yong


Cindy completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery with the University of Adelaide. She was born and raised in Malaysia prior to starting her dental career in South Australia. Hence, she is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay.

Cindy enjoys all aspects of dentistry, from treating gum diseases to working with children. She is also passionate about restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Being able to help patients build up their confidence by working up a beautiful new smile for them gives her utmost gratification. She carries with her a calm and patient personality, providing a gentle touch to her treatments.

Cindy aspires to continue her professional training and development, to keep up with the latest techniques and materials in the dental field, and to continuously improve and expand her skills and knowledge.

Outside of dentistry, Cindy enjoys drawing and crafting little ornaments. Her nifty fingers are always at work!

Kerry Hipworth

BSc (Oral Health Therapy), BHSc

Graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Oral Health Therapy). Previous to studying OHT, I completed a Bachelor in Health Science, majoring in Nutrition.

I enjoy working with children and treating gum disease, and I am very gentle, patient, caring and thorough. I have a passion for prevention, considering all aspects eg diet and oral hygiene

Outside of work I  enjoy day trips, camping, stand up paddle boarding and I am a massive dog lover of my puppies Hamish and Andy !

Peter Lam

Dental Technician

Peter was born and raised in Sydney, NSW, where he also attended primary and high school. He began his dental career in 2006 at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Peter completed his Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Technology in 2008 and began furthering his tertiary education with a Masters of Dental Technology in Dental Prosthetics in 2009. Whilst undertaking his Masters degree, he worked alongside Apex Dental Laboratories enabling him to further his knowledge and skills in dental technology. Graduating from his Masters in 2010, he continued to work with Apex full time in 2011. During this time, he undertook a position at Griffith University as a tutor and academic, teaching Dental Materials.

After gaining a thorough understanding of dental technology, Peter moved back to Sydney, NSW in 2012 to pursue a clinical career as a Dental Prosthetist, working solely with nursing homes all over NSW. Peter learnt how to treat and manage a wide variety of patients including those with dementia, Alzheimer's, and those in pallative care.

After attaining a great deal of experience in clinical dental prosthetics working alongside nursing homes, Peter opened up a dental clinic, in 2014 in western suburbs of Sydney, which provided both general and prosthetic dental services. During this time he worked closely with dentists giving him a more complete understanding of dentistry in general.

In 2016, he moved to Perth to continue to his pursuit of providing the highest quality of dental prosthetic care and treatment.


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.


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.


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.

Amy Montgomery

Cert IV Dental Assisting

Graduated from DNA 2017

I decided to have a career change from Beauty Therapy. 

I am enjoying my time here at Opulent Dental as a Dental Assistant and Receptionist.

This allows me to greet and get to know our patients that come through the door. 

I love to be with my family and friends, enjoying nights out for dinner and having a great laugh. 


Office Co-Ordinator, Certificate IV in beauty therapy!

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

I love to welcome and build rapport with all patients at Opulent Dental And make them  feel as welcome and comfortable as possible

Outside of the workplace, I enjoy beach walks with my fiancé and husky. I love to spend time with my family and friends as well as enjoy the beautiful beaches Mandurah has to offer.