Monday - Friday - 7.30 - 5.30

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Our Team

We are fortunate at Yarra Street Dental Clinic to have caring and friendly team.

Dr Rob Aurelio


Rob graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2001 with First Class Honours and was the dux of both 4th and 5th years. He won several awards including The John Iliffe Scholarship, the ADA Victoria Branch prize and Rowden White prize for the highest aggregate, the Gladys and George Campbell scholarship for the highest marks in dental studies, the Tuckfield and Shepherd Prize for the highest marks in dental prosthetics and the winner of the Ernest Joske Memorial Prize for ‘the best all round student in the final year of the course’. Rob was fortunate enough to commence working that year at this practice, and in 2006 became a principal dentist following the retirement of Dr. Kim Coillet.

Rob has always tried to follow the ethos of the practice which is to treat people with kindness and care, as if they were a close relative. He enjoys all aspects of general and specialised areas of dentistry and regularly attends continuing education courses to keep abreast of all new innovations.

Rob is a very keen fisherman, he enjoys camping and hiking, a football tragic being an avid supporter of the Essendon Football Club, and enjoys tinkering in the shed.

Dr Theja Surapaneni


Theja completed his dental training at La Trobe University, having the wonderful opportunity to work in various public dental clinics around regional Victoria He first joined Yarra Street Dental Clinic in 2016 and December 2019 became a principal dentist of the clinic along with Rob. 

Theja's philosophy for dentistry is oriented towards minimal invasiveness and prevention, whilst building trust and rapport with his patients. He is particularly interested in restorative and family dentistry. Theja is also dedicated to upskilling through a broad range of continuing professional development courses.

Interestingly, Theja has had a few television appearances, most notably being ABC's 'Hard Quiz', 'Catalyst', and 'The Weekly'. 

Outside of dentistry, Theja loves all things cricket and is a passionate Western Bulldogs fan. Theja also enjoys tennis, general fitness, and trivia nights.

Dental Nurses and Administration

We are fortunate at Yarra Street Dental Clinic to have caring and friendly nursing and administrative staff - some of who have been with us for 25 plus years, but who's counting!

They will always be there to greet you warmly and assist in a timely manner.