Our team of dental professionals are trained at Australia's top dental schools. Click on the images below to see more about our team.
Dr. Raymond Khong
Raymond graduated in 1994 from the University of Melbourne and has worked in his current clinic since then, first as an employed dentist to owning the clinic now. Driven by the dedicated staff members, Diamond Creek Dental grew from a small part-time practice to the well-respected busy full-time practice here today. He is assisted by two highly skilled dentists with a passion for excellence in the dental field, Dr Michelle Mun & Dr Mira Azarcon.
Raymond has four children from ages three to ten. He loves treating children in his clinic and they seem to be quite comfortable with his approach. It is always a joy to see these children from year to year and watching them develop.
Music & Singing
Raymond’s passion outside of dentistry is music-or more precisely, singing. Raymond is trained operatic tenor and has sung with the Australian Opera, the Victoria State Opera and various local opera companies. In 2003 he was nominated for a Green Room Award for Best Singer in a Principal Role for his stirring performance in Chamber Made Opera’s worldwide premiere of The Possessed, an original Australian opera. (Review in The Age). Though trained in opera, Raymond is known for his talent as a “crossover artist”, singing in variety of styles from opera to musicals to modern ballads. These days he is in demand on the concert and cabaret circuits, after establishing a name for himself over the last nine years in touring shows. He has written a few shows himself which enjoyed successful runs.
Raymond has released two CDs to date and is gearing up for his third. In 2004 “Voices for Hope” was released (now sold out and only available on special order) and then in 2009 “Voyage”, both on the MOVE label.
Raymond has always wanted to give back something to the less fortunate communities and in 2011 he joined a team of dental professionals to Peru to treat the local children in the very remote township of Pampachiri, high in the Andes. These children had never seen a dentist before and the experience was certainly unique and eye opening. Aside from the dentistry, the team is also instrumental in establishing a community kitchen for the village women.
In 2012 Raymond went solo to Cambodia on a similar mission, joining up with an international team when he arrived there. The work consisted of acute care of orphans and also oral health education for preventative care.
In 2013 Raymond returned to Pampachiri in Peru but this time as Team Leader. The team of ten dentists that he co-ordinated saw just under 1,000 patients in just one week! The tricky part of this was the language barrier, with Raymond having to learn basic Spanish and Quechua (Inca dialect).
Dr Raymond is one of a handful of clinical consultants invited to consult in The University of Melbourne’s private clinic programme. In 2012 the University of Melbourne built a new clinic named Melbourne Dental Clinic, designed for the purpose of giving dental students experience of working with private paying patients, instead of public non-paying patients they already saw in the Royal Dental Hospital. The professor in charge invited Dr Raymond to be one of only a handful of private dentists to consult and advise final year students. He was very happy to take on this role as he has always felt a strong need for the proper education and training to upcoming future dentists.
Dr. Michelle Mun
Michelle is a Melbourne native whose parents hail from sunny Malaysia. After completing a Bachelor of Biomedical Science with a special interest in Neuroscience, she obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Melbourne in 2015.
Michelle is known for her kind and welcoming approach to patients and her ability to manage dental anxiety. She is a firm believer in equipping patients with the knowledge and tools to improve their self-care, and therefore is always happy to answer any and all questions about dentistry. Patients can feel relaxed after an honest, friendly and informative dental visit with Michelle.
As a self-confessed geek, Michelle is proud to be serving on the Australian Dental Association’s Digital Health and Dental Informatics Committee until 2020. She is registered with AHPRA, an ADA member and a member of the Health Informatics Society of Australia.
Outside of dentistry, Michelle can be found spending time with family, creating ordered chaos at the pottery wheel, or off on adventures with wine and friends.
Dr. Mira Azarcon
BMedSci (USyd), DDS (Melb)
Mira is your everyday outdoorsy, fitness motivated, beach loving Aussie. She is actually a Sydney-sider, now converted Melburnian. Trading in beach life for coffee, she has now settled into Diamond Creek and we are so lucky to have her!
Mira has a degree in Medical science (2012) and is a Doctor of Dental Surgery (2016). She is dedicated to continuing her education and is involved in numerous dental societies. Mira is interested in all aspects of dentistry, from simple fillings to more complex work like root canals.
As well as having an immense passion for her work, Mira is a strong advocate for animal welfare and is an active foster carer for Maneki Neko Cat Rescue. She takes in little kittens as well as older cats that are in need of a home until they find their forever home. When she isn’t taking care of her cat family, she loves to keep fit at the gym, or outdoors on a hike.
Going to the dentist can be stressful, but Mira is dedicated to making her patient’s feel super comfortable. So whether you want to come in for a check up, or you have an emergency, or even just a chat, Mira is always happy to help!