Our team

Our Team

Mr  C  Warren Crossley

Warren qualified as a dentist in 1991, completing his training as a maxillofacial surgeon in South Africa in 2004, where he gained much experience in the management of trauma and pathology at Baragwanath, the third largest hospital in the world. He completed his Australian Dental Council exam in 2010.

He has lead the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne where he continues as a consultant surgeon. He is a senior lecturer for the University of Melbourne and is involved in the training program for future Dentists and Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons of Australia.

He and his wife Cathy, a local GP, moved to Australia with their three boys in 2008. They live in Berwick and enjoy the semi-rural lifestyle that the area offers.

A focus on this and his family, with a desire to provide quality, patient-centered care, has resulted in the creation of CADS with his colleague, Dr Krati Garg, with whom he has worked for many years in Australian public service.

Warren also works in private practice in Hawthorn performing a variety of surgical procedures including removal of wisdom teeth, placement of dental implants, grafting and sinus lifts as well as many less common but more complex surgical procedures.

Dr Krati Garg

Krati graduated as a dentist from the College of Dentistry Indore, India, with a gold medal in Periodontics in 2001. She trained in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Gujarat university, India and was awarded a gold medal across all specialties of Master of Dental Sciences in 2006. She worked as a senior lecturer in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, People’s College of Dental Sciences, India, before migrating to Australia in 2007.

She completed her Australian Dental Council Exam and Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS) in 2009. She is a consultant oral surgeon at the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, at Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, and has led the department as Acting Director (2020) and Deputy head (2015-2017). Her passions include quality assurance and education and she is actively involved in the teaching program for dental students, residents and trainees in the department.

She wishes to bring her experience and expertise to the patients in private practice in collaboration with Mr Warren Crossley, her colleague of many years at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne.

Krati also completed Masters of Journalism at the University of Melbourne, and loves writing feature stories. Her work has been published in The Age, SBS News and Crikey.

In her spare time she enjoys cooking and likes to travel with her family exploring different cultures and cuisines.

Dr Amrita Gokhale

Dr Amrita Gokhale pursued the Oral Medicine speciality training program at Melbourne Dental School and the fellowship exams of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia.Amrita grew up in India and moved to Australia in 2008 with the aim of travelling and undertaking post-graduate qualifications.

After completing the licensing Australian Dental Council exams she worked at public and private dental clinics in Melbourne and regional Victoria for six years. While she enjoyed general dental practice, she realised that the speciality of Oral Medicine was her calling and was successful in pursuing the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry program at The University of Melbourne, to specialise in Oral Medicine.

During her training program, Amrita worked at the Dental Oncology Unit at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre; the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service Co-Operative; and The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne’s Oral Medicine clinic, where she continues her service.

Other than managing orofacial conditions , Amrita’s research interest is pain education for the management of chronic orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders. When not at work, Amrita enjoys cooking, travelling and gardening.

Lynda Zadow

Lynda has worked in General Practice for the last 25 years, the last six years of which have been as a business manager. She is deeply committed to patient care and comfort and loves looking after the patients at CADS as a practice manager and receptionist. Lynda has three wonderful sons and a rescue greyhound. She enjoys reading and loves quilting in her spare time.