A 1988 graduate of Queen’s University, Belfast, Dr Ian Harper arrived in Australia in 2001 and made his home in Ballarat.
Ian’s standpoint is to always remember that he is dealing with a unique human being who may be highly apprehensive and could find a necessary dental procedure difficult or uncomfortable. His approach is one of understanding:
“Walking through the door always requires a commitment from my patient and I will do my best to honour that commitment by giving my best advice and best standard of treatment… I am not a head-in-the-clouds purist and I will not promise something that is impossible to deliver, but I will make you two promises: that I will treat you to the best of my ability and that I will make it as comfortable for you as I can”.
The main focus in Ian’s practice relates to restoring function where, often, it may have been missing for years, preventing the breakdown of existing dental function through careful preventive treatment and advice, and the realignment of crowded or crooked teeth in adults and teenagers through orthodontics.
Ian has always taken the view that there is no substitute for knowledge and that, as a general dentist, this requires a thorough understanding of every aspect of dentistry. He also brings a focus on constantly updating that knowledge with each new advance in the field.
Dr. Daniel Maryanovsky – Dentist
Daniel holds a Masters of Dentistry and a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry from La Trobe University. He has worked across metropolitan and regional Victoria, in both public and private practices.
Daniel’s philosophy is to ensure that every patient is treated like family, receiving high quality and pain-free dentistry so that they can smile with confidence.
He is also passionate about academia and is currently on staff at La Trobe University where he advises on the curriculum and teaches dental students.
Outside of dentistry, Daniel enjoys photography and loves travelling the world to capture beautiful landscapes. He also speaks French and Russian, and appreciates learning about different cultures and languages.
Fredrika Jarvis – Oral Health Therapist
Fredrika has graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy/Hygiene from Charles Sturt University. Prior to studying dentistry Fredrika has studied a science degree at RMIT, whilst working as a dental assistant in both private practice and public sectors.
Fredrika is passionate about treating children’s oral health and educating them in improving and understanding why it is important in keeping healthy teeth and gums. Fredrika also enjoys dental hygiene, preventing gum disease in both children and adults.
Fredrika also has a keen interest in Orthodontics and Invisalign/clear aligners and loves seeing great results after a completed treatment plan.
Fredrika grew up in both Indonesia and Australia and speaks fluent Indonesian. Fredrika has also done some dental volunteering in Indonesia in 2017 and plans to volunteer next in India.
Outside of work Fredrika loves traveling and exploring different countries and also has a passion for sewing and making her own garments.