Speaker Bios

Dr Chee Chang

Specialist Prosthodontist
Specialist Prosthodontist
Dr Chee Chang

BDS (NZ), MFGDP (UK), DClinDent (Pros) (NZ)

Dr Chee Chang trained at the University of Otago (NZ) graduating in 1999. He then joined Wellington Hospital In the capital city of Wellington, New Zealand and worked as a dental house surgeon where he further developed his skills in oral surgery and management of complex medically compromised patients. Following this, commenced work in private practice in Auckland, and would later relocate to the UK where he worked in Somerset county and in London.


Chee completed a postgraduate diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons (UK) in 2006 in advanced general dentistry. He later returned to New Zealand to undertake specialist training, finishing in 2009. During this time, Chee completed his research thesis on dental ceramics, and has published his work in a well respected international journal, The Journal of Prosthodontics.

He has maintained teaching positions at both the University of Sydney and Melbourne University. Chee lectures regularly to dental students, dentists and other dental specialists on all aspects related to prosthodontics and implant dentistry. He is a frequently invited speaker at conferences, both in Australia and overseas, and is a key opinion leader for a number of dental companies.

Chee is a member of the Australian Dental Association, the International College of Prosthodontists, the Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists, the New Zealand Association of Prosthodontists and Restorative Dentists, the Australian Prosthodontic Society, and the International Team for Implantology (ITI). At present, Chee serves as the Federal President of the Australian Prosthodontic Society, and also serves on committees for the Australian Dental Association. Outside of dentistry, Chee continues to enjoy travelling, and is also a fan of basketball. Aside from his dental qualifications, Chee also has a Diploma in Audio Engineering, and still enjoys DJing from time to time.

Dr Meredith Owen

Specialist Periodontist
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Dr. Meredith Owen

BSc (Hons), BDent (Hons), DClinDent (Perio), MRACDS (Perio)


Dr. Meredith Owen received an honours degree in BioMedical Science

from the University of Guelph before studying dentistry at the University of Sydney. She graduated with honours and was awarded the Henry Bruce Maxwell prize for restorative dentistry, an academic merit scholarship, and an alumni achievement honour for leadership and community engagement. She also obtained her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontics from the University of Sydney, and upon completion was awarded membership into the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.


Dr. Owen has been working in private practice since 2010 and currently resides and works in Newcastle, Australia. She is involved in teaching

for the University of Sydney, and was both a clinical educator and a mentor.


She is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists, the Australian Society of Periodontology, and the International Team for Implantology.


Outside of the clinic, Dr. Owen can be found enjoying Newcastle’s beautiful beaches, on her mountain bike, or shooting hoops.

Dr Oliver Pope

Specialist Endodontist
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Oliver completed his BDSc at the University of Queensland in 2006 and was awarded first class honours. Following several years as a Dental Officer in the Royal Australian Navy he completed his Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Endodontics at the University of Melbourne. Oliver was awarded the inaugural Ephraim Ehrmann Prize in Endodontics for best overall performance in the degree. Oliver’s research into the clinical applications of CBCT has been published in the Journal of Endodontics. Oliver is in full-time private practice and maintains significant involvement in the provision of CPD both locally and internationally. He is a member of the Australian Dental Association, the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontists and Federal Committee member of the Australian Society of Endodontics.

Dr Sophia Richardson

Specialist Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr Sophia Richardson


Sophia is a Melbourne-trained Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, with international experience. She obtained her Dental and Medical degrees at the University of Melbourne, before completing advanced training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Following award of her speciality fellowship (FRACDS(OMS)), Sophia chose to undertake further subspecialisation in orthognathic ('corrective jaw') surgery and maxillofacial trauma surgery at The Royal Melbourne Hospital (2012), and at The Oxford University Hospitals Trust, United Kingdom, where she was the Senior Clinical Fellow in: orthognathic and maxillofacial trauma surgery, salivary gland pathology, and head and neck oncology (2013-2014).

​Since her return, Sophia has commenced private practice in Melbourne, and has appointments as an Oral and Maxillofacial Consultant at Monash Health, the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. She plays an active role in teaching and examining maxillofacial registrars, medical, and dental students.

Sophia strives to care for all her patients with compassion and integrity. Her practice includes the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, including: dento-alveolar surgery, implantology, and management  of maxillofacial trauma. She has a keen interest in orthognathic surgery; and is looking forward to participating in voluntary overseas surgical aid programs with her husband who is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.

Sophia has two children, and outside of work she loves family time, photography, travel, architecture, and music. 

Mr Dragan Grubor

Specialist Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Associate Professor Mr  Dragan Grubor completed his undergraduate training in Sarajevo, former Yugoslavia. He then obtained his Master of Science Degree and completed his advanced postgraduate training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Sarajevo, Belgrade and   University of Illinois, Chicago, USA. After the completion of his specialist training, Mr Grubor worked as an Assistant Professor at the Sarajevo School of Dentistry, while practicing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery  at the University Teaching Hospital.


After moving to Australia in 1992, Mr Dragan Grubor went on to obtain the Australian degrees -Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS Adel) and the specialist surgical qualification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery -  Fellowship FRACDS (OMS).

Associate Professor Mr  Dragan Grubor used to hold positions of a Senior Consultant   in the Northern Hospital, Austin Hospital and also  the Head of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at the Royal Dental Hospital in Melbourne.  He also had been the coordinator of implant training program for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery trainees for Victoria and he  owns his private surgical practice.


Associate Professor Dragan Grubor  conducts undergraduate students teaching in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Melbourne Dental School as well as   postgraduate teaching.  He also teaches dental implants through the DIA (Dental Implantology Academy).

He  continues to publish, present  and teach nationally and internationally. He has accumulated more than 35 years of   experience as a specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and in teaching on undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level.