Our Staff

Dr Geoff Ross

geoff_rossDr Geoff Ross has been a dentist for the past 30 years, and has worked in both Australia and the United Kingdom. He is up-to-date and experienced with all dental treatments. He thoroughly enjoys looking after his patients and their dental requirements.

After attaining a Bachelor of Dental Science in 1982 from the University of Queensland, Dr Ross worked in England for three years. On returning to Australia he worked for three further years in a variety of clinics gaining experience in all facets of dentistry. He has been practicing at 716 Station Street, Box Hill for the past 28 years. There has been a dental surgery at this address for over 40 years.

Dr Ross is connected with several dental associations, including:

  • The Australian Dental Association
  • The Australian Osseo-integration Society
  • The Australian Endodontics Society
  • The Australian Society of Implant Dentistry
  • The Australian Periodontics Society

Dr Ross is married to Coral and has two sons, Conor and Callum. As with most families life outside work is busy supporting the boys with their activities, sports and interests. When time permits, he enjoys travel, bicycle riding, and attempting to get fit.

Dr Adrien Shnier

dr-adrien-shnierDr Shnier attained his Bachelor of Dental Science degree from Melbourne University in 1986. He gained experience working in a variety of clinics in Altona, Fitzroy and another Box Hill surgery, before joining Dr Ross over 20 years ago. His hobbies include power-lifting – he has competed in three World Championships – collecting antique rugs, table tennis, surfing, cars, walking and politics. Adrien is well read and well versed in all dental developments.

Dr Shnier is a member of:

  • The Australian Dental Association
  • The Australian Osseo-integration Society
  • The Australian Endodontics Society
  • The Australian Society of Implant Dentistry
  • The Australian Periodontics Society

Dental Nurses

Our dental nurses are a pleasure to work with and help our patients feel comfortable and cared for during treatment.


ErinErin obtained her dental assisting qualification under the guidance of Dr Geoff Ross in 2006. She is a great dental nurse with an acute eye for infection control. She pays great attention to detail, and your comfort is assured with Erin by your side.

She has a great sense of humour, and is a delight to have in the practice.

With over ten years’ experience in the profession and at this practice, she loves getting to know the diverse group of patients that regularly visit our Melbourne dental practice. Fascinated with dentistry from a young age, your oral health is in safe hands with Erin!

Erin enjoys an active lifestyle outside of the practice and loves sport and animals of any kind (especially dogs!).

Erin is married, and has a large number of pets.



Claire gained her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2004 and gained wide  experience working as an agency dental assistant at our practice and at a wide variety of general and specialist practices in Melbourne over several years. We were delighted when Claire took up a full-time dental assistant position with us two years ago.

Our patients love Claire’s smile and sense of humour, along with her calm reassuring manner.

Mainly working chairside, Claire is a dedicated great member of our team, and also manages to have a busy social life outside her working life.



A qualified medical nurse, Alkira completed her Certificate III in Dental assisting in 2016 while working at this practice under the guidance of Dr Geoff Ross. Alkira has not looked back since working in the Dental Profession.

Alkira’s delightful warm personality is much appreciated by our patients and staff alike. Alkira helps our patients either during reception in the office, or chairside during treatment. Her manner is calming, gentle and thorough.



Yvonne is our newest team member, and a great addition to our staff.

Yvonne gained her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2013 and has brought experience from her previous positions to our practice.

Mainly working chairside, Yvonne enjoys working part time, and travels from out of town to work with us. In her spare time, Yvonne is always busy with friends, family, and pets.

Yvonne has great core values, and her calm demeanour and infectious smile relax even our most anxious patients!