We regularly collaborate with Dentists, Dental Specialists, Doctors and GP’s, to support your overall health and wellbeing.

The Hobart Perio team are dedicated to caring for you. Our clinical and administrative support team are fully qualified professionals and trained to the highest levels.

We ensure, the safety and comfort of all our patients, so when you visit our practice, you are looked after in a friendly and caring way.

Our specialist team aim to make your visit a positive one with results that improve your mouth, teeth and gums.

Meet Our Clinicians

DR ALEX DU BOIS

BChD, MScDent (Distinction) (Rest. Dent), DClinDent (Perio),
FRACDS (Perio), FICD – Specialist Periodontist

Dr Alex du Bois, Doctor of Clinical Dentistry, was born in Cape Town, South Africa and spent a big part of his childhood living in Germany and the Czech Republic before completing his dentist training in South Africa. From there, he moved to Launceston in 2007 and fell in love with Tassie. Alex completed the Australian Dental Association Exam to recognise his dental degree in Australia and was accepted into the specialist training program (Periodontics) at the University of Adelaide in 2009. After completing his training in 2012, he worked in a busy specialist group practice in Adelaide for four years. With a growing family he and his wife, a General Medical Practitioner, returned to Tasmania and established Hobart Periodontics.

Alex is an honorary Tasmanian and loves the beautiful environment and healthy lifestyle Australia offers. He believes in maintaining a healthy work/life balance because ‘life is too short’ and this is why he has a passion for helping his patients and spending time with family and friends in the great outdoors.

With the help of a devoted and highly skilled team, Dr Alex du Bois performs most of his work on patients from his Collins Street practice or one of the local private hospitals. He continues to stay connected, informed and educated through numerous memberships and affiliations, including Australian and New Zealand Association of Periodontists (ANZAP), International Team for Implantology, (ITI), Australian Society of Periodontology, Australian Osseointegration Society and The Australian Dental Association (ADA). He is also a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS).

DR THEODORE PANG

BDS, DClinDent (Perio), FRACDS (Gen) – Specialist Periodontist

Theodore completed his undergraduate Bachelor of Dental Surgery training at the University of Adelaide in 2009. Following a year of working in regional Queensland, he moved to Tasmania and commenced general dental practice Tasmania at The Dental Surgery, Newstead until 2018. During this period of his career, he learnt to appreciate the importance of periodontology in dental health. This continuous pursuit of knowledge led to undertaking full time postgraduate specialist training at the University of Melbourne, where he honed his knowledge and skills in the treatment of periodontal disease and dental implantology.

He successfully completed his final written and clinical examinations in 2021. His final thesis was on medications and implant failure with a specific focus on antidepressants and proton pump inhibitors.

Since returning to the Apple Isle, he now consults out of the rooms of Launceston Periodontics and Hobart Periodontics. Midweek, he maintains his academic instructor role for Doctor of Dental Surgery students at the University of Melbourne, teaching via electronic correspondence that became the norm during COVID-19 lockdowns.

Much of his spare time after returning home to Tasmania is dedicated to seeking peace and health by running along the scenic roads and mountains trails the State has to offer. He has also reexperienced the immense joys and challenges of learning music and is working towards mastery of Bach’s Partita No. 3 on the violin.

DR RICHARD HARVEY

Richie completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Adelaide. He received numerous awards, including the Dean’s Award, in recognition of his academic and clinical results throughout his undergraduate studies. In the final year of his undergraduate program, Richie sat the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons’ Primary Examinations. He was awarded commendations from the examiners for his results.

Following graduation from his general degree, Richie returned home to Tasmania and worked for several years as a general dentist. During this time, he practised the full scope of general dentistry.

Richie completed his Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontics) training in Victoria, at the University of Melbourne and the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. As part of his training, Richie discovered an association between periodontal disease and the vitamin D binding protein. This research formed the basis of his thesis, for which he was awarded first class honours.

Richie has held a teaching position at the University of Melbourne in the Doctor of Dental Surgery program and has examined in the dental surgery programs of several universities. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Periodontists, the Australian Society of Periodontology, the Australasian Osseointegration Society. Richie regularly presents, in the fields of periodontology and implantology, both locally and interstate.
In his spare time, Richie enjoys running, horse riding, travel and sharing a glass of wine with family and friends.

DR VAHID SAKHAEI

DDS, GDipDImplant, DClinDent (Perio), PhD (MHMS) – Specialist Periodontist

Vahid completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2010. After working in public and private practice, his passion for research and learning led him to complete a PhD at James Cook University (JCU). His interest in biofilm formation on dental and implant surfaces motivated him to complete a Graduate Diploma in Dental Implantology (GDipDImplant). His clinical experience with implant surgeries led him to seek specialist training in Periodontology.

Vahid completed his Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontics) at the University of Sydney. His thesis focused on the use of dietary supplements to enhance periodontal treatment outcomes. Vahid recognises the role that oral health plays in overall health and well-being. He is dedicated to helping his patients achieve and maintain periodontal health.

Vahid has always enjoyed combining clinical practice and working as an academic. He served as a Senior Lecturer, coordinator of dental school subjects and clinical mentor at James Cook University and the University of Sydney. He is an active member of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP), Australian Society of Periodontology (ASP), Osteology Foundation and Australian Dental Association (ADA).

Vahid now calls Hobart home and looks forward to exploring more of Tasmania’s walks and food culture in his spare time.

KARINA CLARK

Dental Hygienist 

Karina Clark, our dental hygienist, joined the practice also in 2019. Karina, originally from Koonya on the Tasman Peninsula, has worked previously as a critical care nurse. She took her dental hygiene training in Adelaide in 2002. Karina lives in Hobart with her husband Tim and young son Josh and daughter Sophie.

Call us today on (03) 6135 4040 to arrange a consultation with our team who provide specialist periodontal care and advice.