Our dental team in Essendon
Our team are highly trained and more importantly, passionate about dentistry. They efficiently assist Dr Agim Hymer and Dr Dev Boparoy in achieving the best for our patient’s whilst undertaking the day-to-day tasks of running a successful Melbourne dental business.
They are also highly active in the Essendon community and surrounding suburbs. The FirstBite Dental team have been responsible for teaching young children how to look after their teeth in kindergartens and primary schools from Moonee Ponds to Cragieburn and Sydenham to Coburg. To see information about their school talks and dental education visit their events section.
Dr Agim Hymer
Dr Agim Hymer has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years in Melbourne, country Victoria and abroad and is the principle dentist and founder of FirstBite Dental. Located in North Essendon, FirstBite is a practice that has a strong focus on educating their patients on the importance of oral care.
Agim’s specific areas of interest are educating the public in becoming responsible for their own oral health, also ensuring that the dental profession will always offer the highest standard of care and provide the patient with an informed range of options that allow them to decide on the treatment plan that suits them best.
Dr Hymer travels the world lecturing in many aspects of dentistry. He is a senior lecturer for Progressive Orthodontics.”My aim is that dentists and the public are fully informed in what is available in the world of dentistry.”
Within this website, the public have access to a wide range of dental information – covering topics from teething to implants.
Dr Dev Boparoy
Dr Dev Boparoy grew up and studied in New Zealand where he graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand.
He is a Partner here at FirstBite Dental.
His experience started in New Zealand, after which he moved to Queensland, providing emergency and general dentistry treatment. He also worked within the School of Dental Services where he provided, and still does, general anaesthetic treatments on adults and kids in hospital.
Dev’s areas of interest now incorporates more advanced treatments including cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics (fixed braces and Invisalign) as well as Implant Dentistry. Spending over 150 hours a year in continuing education and development allows us to provide the latest in technological advances in dentistry.
Providing our patients with the highest standard of care, our aim is to provide our patients with all their options and create a treatment plan to achieve and maintain your perfect smile.
Member of the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry
Member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Member of the Australasian Clear Aligner Society
Both Dr Agim Hymer & Dr Dev Boparoy are also members of:
- The Australian Dental Association.
- FICCDE Orthodontics (Fellow of the International College of Continuing Dental Education, Sydney & Singapore)
- Progressive Orthodontics Providers (General Dental Practice), both completing the Advanced Orthodontic Series
and involved with:
- Invisalign, Clear Correct and TRULine Clear Orthodontic Systems
- Special interest in Dental Implant Surgery (MIS, Ankylos and 3M Mini Implant Systems)
- Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Apnoea in conjunction with the Western Respiratory and Sleep Clinic
- Somnomed Sleep Apnoea Device provider
- Facial Injectables for the treatment of TMJ Disorders
- The use of Lasers for Dental Treatment
Dr Alan Taing
Dr Alan Taing is a Melbourne boy through and through, having been raised here and graduating with Honours from the University of Melbourne. He has extensive experience working in Melbourne as well as regional Victoria, from Ballarat to Bairnsdale.
In this time, Alan has found a passion for helping create beautiful smiles for his patients. He has completed further study so he can use the latest technology, such as digital scanners and Invisalign, to help his patients get the best result. He also continues to focus on latest advancements in conventional orthodontics and dental implants so that he is always able to offer the best treatment to all his patients.
However, with his caring personality, what he enjoys most is helping anxious and worried patients feel at ease at the dentist, regardless of whatever they require. He spends as much time as is needed to make sure all his patients are comfortable, well-informed, and treated like family.
Being a Melbournian, you will often find him out and about enjoying the thriving restaurant scene, discussing world politics and keeping up to date with the latest technological trends.
Dr Frazer Gatens
Frazer is local who has grown up in the Strathmore and Essendon communities. Over that time he has been involved in many of the clubs around the area.
His passion is community health care and giving the people of the Essendon and the whole of Moonee Valley the best dental care possible. This love for his local community was the primary reason, as to why he studied dentistry.
Frazer has a keen interest in the prevention of dental disease, with strengths in working with children’s dental needs and to those that may be anxious about dental surgery.
He completed his Master’s of Dentistry at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. He now enjoys giving back to the community through work with the aboriginal community and those who are disadvantaged.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing football at his local club, hiking and socialising with friends and family.
Kristy joined the FirstBite team in 2000. Within the practice Kristy has a special interest in gum (periodontal) health.
Her aim is to educate patients on how to a maintain healthy oral environment for life. During her time she has attended numerous courses to develop her skills to be able to provide optimum service.
Working part time at FirstBite Dental provides the perfect balance with looking after two very active young boys at home.
Jessica graduated from LaTrobe University in Bendigo as an Oral Health Therapist in 2013 and received an award for the best final case study presentation.
Throughout her time working as an oral health therapist, Jessica has volunteered in Nepal providing dental hygiene services to various disadvantaged communities. She has worked in both public and private clinics utilising her dental hygiene and therapy skills.
Jessica’s key interests are in oral health promotion and prevention, where she wishes to educate people of all ages, enabling them to achieve control of their own oral health. Jessica continues to advance her skills through attending ongoing continual education courses.
Outside of the dental clinic, Jessica is happily kept busy with her young daughter and enjoy socializing with friends and family.