Meet our staff:
Dr Jennifer Bazen (BDSc,GradCertIndigStds,GradDipEd,MIndHealth)
Dr Bazen takes the time to make sure her patients feel comfortable and uses her many years of experience, along with her kind nature and gentle dental treatments, to assist patients, of any age, who may be nervous or anxious. Dr Bazen is very popular with our children patients, striking a calm balance between providing the necessary care and making our young patients feel comfortable and safe during treatment. Dr Bazen has a strong interest in preventive dentistry and enjoys providing dental services for the whole family.
Dr Bazen completed her dental degree at the University of Western Australia (UWA) in 1998 and commenced working in private practice immediately, having been offered a job by one of her teachers whilst she was still a student.
In 2002 Dr Bazen was offered the position of Honorary Clinical Consultant and commenced part time teaching of dental students from the University of Western Australia's School of Dentistry, whilst working in private practice and in the Aboriginal Medical Service. In 2005 Dr Bazen was invited to work for the University of Western Australia on a full time basis, initially in the Centre for Rural and Remote Oral Health and, from 2008, full time within the School of Dentistry.
During her time at UWA Dr Bazen lectured students on various dental subjects, taught manual skills to the dental students, supervised patient treatment by the students and was responsible for running various student clinics, including the 50 chair Undergraduate Dental Student Dental Clinic and the 20 chair Final Year Dental Student Clinic. Dr Bazen maintained her work in private practice whilst teaching at the University, via the University's allowed private practice time within her schedule, and she continued working in education until late 2013, when she returned to full time clinical work.
Dr Bazen achieved the position of Associate Professor of Dentistry whilst working at the School of Dentistry and continues to maintain an Honorary Research Fellow position within the School, through which she supervises student research projects and works on her own research in dental materials.
Dr Paul Ichim (BDS,MDS,PhD)
Dr Ichim is an experienced dentist whose clinical philosophy is focused on the patient's comfort and aimed at working with the patients to maintain their oral health throughout their lifetime. Between 2009 and 2017 Dr Ichim held the position of Professor of Dentistry and Dental Course Coordinator at the School of Dentistry, University of Western Australia. In this role he was instrumental in designing and implementing the new graduate dental program at UWA, the DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine). Under his coordination, the first class of students graduated the new course in 2016.
During his time at UWA Dr Ichim lectured on restorative dentistry and dental materials, taught manual skills and clinical general dental practice to the dental students and was responsible for the overall clinical and didactic teaching of all four years of the course.
Dr Ichim completed his dental degree in 1998 in Iasi, Romania. After graduation he was offered a position with the School within the Department of Conservative Dentistry and in 2002 he obtained the Master of Dental Surgery (ClinDent) title at the same institution. In 2003 he was offered a position with the Department of Oral Rehabilitation at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago in New Zealand. In 2008 he has obtained his PhD from the University of Otago.
Dr Ichim has passed his New Zealand dentist registration exams in 2006 and beside his work at the School of Dentistry he has practiced dentistry in private settings in New Zealand and Australia. He is fully registered with AHPRA.
Dr Ichim has a keen interest in novel dental technologies and dental materials and their clinical application to make dental treatments more successful. He pioneered the introduction of novel technologies as mainstream in dental education at UWA and published extensively on these topics in international peer-reviewed journals and lectured nationally and internationally to dentists and dental students.
His rigorous scientifically-based clinical practice and the focus for the patient well-being is reflected in the range of preventive, conservative and restorative procedures and the overall management of oral health of the patients of Greenway Dental.