Meet the team


Dr Sean Ferdinands is the founder and Principal Dentist of Bay Dental Brighton. Sean is a graduate of the University of Western Australia, qualifying in 2006 with a Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours. Sean enjoys all facets of general dentistry, and makes preventative dentistry a point of emphasis at Bay Dental Brighton.

Sean is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA)

Melbournian born and bred, Dr Cynthia Ma is a proud University of Melbourne graduate with experience in public as well as private clinics. It allows her to use comprehensive skills to treat a wide range of patients in a gentle and caring manner, while striving to make each dental visit stress-free and comfortable.

Cynthia particularly enjoys working with her patients to discover what each individual wants to achieve with their dental health, and is deeply dedicated to continued education courses to provide her patients with the best treatment options.

Cynthia is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA)

Dr Hezel Cohen had the privilege of being able to follow his dream of becoming a dentist at one of the finest dental faculties in the world. He graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 2001, winning the Crown and Bridge Prize for that year. Since then, he has endeavoured to gain experience in all fields of dentistry, and has provided his services to both the public and private sectors in South Africa and Australia. Over the years, he has completed numerous extracurricular courses, including root canal treatment, implant technology, and oral surgery. He is currently studying for his Masters Degree in Clinical Dentistry, focusing on prosthodontics, at King’s College in London.

Hezel is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA)

Natalie is an Oral Health Therapist at Bay Dental Brighton. Natalie was born in Queensland and spent most of her years growing up in Emerald, Central Queensland. After completing high school she continued to work as a Dental Assistant for 3 years before pursuing her dream of becoming an Oral Health Therapist. Natalie has a passion for treating children, providing patients with hygiene treatment and promoting oral health.

Kim is our multi-talented Receptionist, Practice Manager and occasional Dental Assistant. In addition, Kim is a qualified Podiatrist. Kim enjoys the challenges of developing and growing our dental practice.

Judy is our most experienced team member, having clocked up over 40 years in the dental industry. Judy enjoys the challenge of managing the schedule of our Dentists and Therapist, and interacting with our valued patients.

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Georgia is a fully qualified Dental Assistant. Georgia enjoys the assisting our Dentists and Oral Health Therapist, and helps to ensure our patients are comfortable during appointments. She also works behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of the clinic.

Angela originally trained and qualified as Dental Assistant in Scotland. Through her experience in the dental industry she has helped continue to improve our patient care at Bay Dental Brighton. Angela loves the Australian lifestyle after growing up close to Edinburgh, and still maintains her lovely accent!

Margaret is a Dental Assistant that enjoys working with our Oral Health Therapist, Natalie. She is bright and friendly, helping patients feel at ease during their appointment. Margaret is a Bayside local and enjoys reading and playing netball.