Our Team

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Our caring Greensborough dental team

The team at Diamond Valley Dental Group is committed to offering optimal dental care to people living in and around the Greensborough area. Our patients come to us from Eltham, Montmorency, Bundoora, Rosanna and Macleod, and other surrounding areas.

We’re proud to be a dental practice where generations of family members come to, year after year. Our patients appreciate the calm and gentle environment we create for any dental appointment at our Greensborough dental surgery.

We know that going to the dentist makes some people anxious. And we know that a calm and relaxing space helps ease anxiety. So we’ve made our dental surgery just that – a place where you can relax.

Meet our Greensborough dental team

dentist Greensbourough A/Prof John Boucher AM

A/Prof John Boucher AM


Principal Dentist

John grew up in the northern suburbs and has lived and worked in the Diamond Valley for over 40 years.

On eight separate occasions, John and his wife Rhonda have travelled to Vietnam on a voluntary basis with Rotary Australia. During these trips, he provided primary dental care in rural Vietnam communities.

In 2019, John appeared in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), for his career-long involvement in dental education and standards. 

Above all, John loves his clinical practice at Diamond Valley Dental Group in Greensborough and has an interest in all aspects of restorative dentistry.

Professional Experience

John commenced practice at the Diamond Valley Dental Group in 1979 after graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Science from The University of Melbourne, first in his class with First Class Honours. Since then, John has dedicated his professional life to providing the best possible dental care to the Diamond Valley community, endeavouring to always respond to all patient needs. 

Special Skills & Interests

John has been a clinical teacher and examiner at The University of Melbourne since 1981 and has also examined for La Trobe University Dental School. John regularly provides lectures on Restorative Dentistry and other topics for Melbourne Dental School and has lectured at State and National ADA Conferences. 

He is an examiner for and past President of the Australian Dental Council. John is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS) and the Distinguished Service Award of the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB). He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists (FICD) and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. John is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Outside the Practice

Away from the dental chair, John has long been involved in athletics and running. He is a Life Member of the Keon Park Amateur Athletic Club, and was Secretary for over 20 years.

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Dr Purnima (Nima) Goel


Dental Surgeon

Nima chose to become a dentist because ever since she was young, she has always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives via healthcare. And she is more than glad that dentistry seemed to choose her.

She has accumulated over a decade of experience, both overseas and since moving to Australia in 2017. She is highly skilled in all aspects of general dentistry. But her true passion is seeing the results of smile makeovers, which she achieves by combining her depth of dental skills with either traditional orthodontics or Invisalign.

She loves to see patients of all ages with a particular mastery for helping people troubled by dental anxiety. She achieves this with her personal touch and gentle care and, if necessary, providing treatment under general anaesthetic.

Professional Experience

Purnima is a member of the Australian Dental Association. She regularly attends meetings, lectures and seminars to ensure she always provides her patients with the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment.

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, National Dental College Derabassi (2012)
  • Australia Dental Council (2020)
  • Member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA)
  • Certified Invisalign Provider
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Orthodontics, The OrthoED Institute (2023)
  • Relative Analgesia (2022)
  • Advanced Life Support Level 1, Citimed (2021)
  • Digital Smile Design (2021)
  • Contemporary Endodontics, The University of Melbourne (2020)
  • Prosthodontics for Practice, The University of Melbourne (2021)
  • CPR & First Aid
  • CBCT Radiation, Radiation Licence
Other Professional Achievements
  • Recognised for best presentation at the National Undergraduate. Conference in Radiology and Oral Medicine.
  • Organised Indian Dental Association (IDA) camp for dental awareness.
  • Organised multiple camps in association with an NGO.

Special Skills & Interests

  • General Dentistry
  • Root Canals
  • Dental Crowns
  • Orthodontics
  • Invisalign Clear Braces (Aligners)
  • Digital Smile Design (DSD)
  • Dental Anxiety

Outside the Practice

In her spare time, Nima stays fit, playing badminton and dancing. And she keeps her mind fit, solving mysteries and can spend hours working puzzles. But to wind down, she can’t go past binge-watching TV or taking in a movie.

Of course, she loves cooking Indian food, especially desserts, but her favourite cuisines are Mexican, Thai and Middle Eastern dishes.

But she is easily at her happiest, spending time with her family and friends, and loves to organise parties that bring everyone together.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi 
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Dr Shahad Ali

DDS (Melb) BBMED (Melb) GDPsych (Melb)

Dental Surgeon

Shahad is our relaxed and lively dentist who prioritises making her patients feel heard and valued. She takes the time to get to know her patients and strives to provide an easy, stress-free appointment with her compassionate and gentle nature.

Shahad has undergone eight years of study at The University of Melbourne, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Biomedicine, a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and a Doctor of Dental Surgery.

Originally from Iraq, she grew up in Adelaide and moved to Melbourne at the age of 11. She chose a career in dentistry as it combines her three favourite things: medicine, art and psychology. These manifest together as her love to help out her patients in a medical capacity, getting to know her patients on a personal level and using her fine-tuned hand skills.

Her background in psychology has allowed her to develop skills in managing patient-centred care with a holistic approach. She loves providing an understanding and nurturing approach where patients feel safe enough to receive the dental care they need.

Professional Experience

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, The University of Melbourne (2020)
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology, The University of Melbourne (2016)
  • Bachelor in Biomedicine, Major in Neuroscience, The University of Melbourne (2015)
  • International Baccalaureate, Australian International Academy (2012)
  • Certified Invisalign Provider
  • Member of the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB)

Special Skills & Interests

Shahad enjoys all aspects of dentistry, including general restorative and cosmetic dentistry, crowns, root canal treatments and extractions.

Outside the Practice

Outside of the dental practice, Shahad has a range of hobbies centred around the fantasy genre. 

She loves reading fantasy novels. Among her favourite series are Harry Potter and A Court of Thorns and Roses (anything by Sarah J Maas when it comes to it). And to bring it all into full circle, she loves writing fiction as well. 

But before you classify her as an introvert living in a fantasy land, she loves to have weekly board game nights with friends. 

And ever the perfectionist in everything she does, Shahad even paints her own board game miniatures. Think Dungeons & Dragons, Descent, Oathsworn and Cthulhu. This has gifted her with a fine dexterity that transitions brilliantly into making your pearly whites look their best. Plus, it makes board gaming more fun. 

When dinner comes around, she loves anything with carbs. She loves experimenting with different cuisines, including lasagna, curries, and hand-pulled noodles. Her absolute favourite thing, though, to make is sushi. 

To finish off an evening, Shahad loves to curl up with her cat, Toothless, to watch TV show marathons. And by the way, is Toothless the best name for a dentist’s cat ever? Yes! Yes! Yes! 

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Dr Osman Ali


Associate Dentist

Having grown up in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, Osman feels right at home here in Greensborough.

Professional Experience

Dr Ali graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from The University of Melbourne.

Osman is undertaking a Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontics through BOSS Digital Orthodontics College. He loves seeing patients happy with the smiles he’s helped to transform.

Special Skills & Interests

Proficient in all areas of general dentistry, patients enjoy visiting Osman as they know they’ll experience dental care performed in a calm, patient-centred manner.

Outside the Practice

Out of the dental practice, you’ll find Osman hiking, playing soccer and going to the gym. In addition, he enjoys cooking Italian food and makes an excellent chicken schnitzel.