Dr King is known for her exceptional ability to create a “dream” smile that compliments a person’s appearance and personality. Dr King believes that a beautiful, bright, and spontaneous smile may lead to improved self-confidence, and make a positive and powerful statement about a person
To provide you with the best quality aesthetic dentistry services in Melbourne, Dr King continually enhances her skills and repertoire of expertise. In 2012, she became the first dentist in Australia to hold the prestigious Master’s Degree in Aesthetic Dentistry from King’s College in London.
Providing exceptional care to patients for over 15 years, Dr Houman Larijani is our resident implant expert and a talented dental surgeon with expansive experience and education in oral surgery, implantology and complex dentistry.
His surgeries range in complexity from placement of single implants to whole-mouth rehabilitation. Having performed over 1,000 implant surgeries, Houman is well versed in a wide range of surgical techniques. At the forefront of Dr Larijani’s practice is ensuring his patients understand the different treatment options available to them. His gentle and friendly nature puts even the most anxious of patients at ease as he provides them with the gentlest treatment possible with the highest standard of results.
Graduating with top honours in 2006 and the highest GPA in dentistry ever achieved at the Gilan University of Medical Sciences, Houman was immediately drawn to the world of complex oral surgery, working as a general dentist in a specialist maxillofacial clinic.
After moving to Australia in 2010, Houman quickly passed the rigorous ACD registration exams and began practicing publicly as a Senior Dental Officer in regional Victoria. During that time he also completed his Masters of Public Health at Curtin University, which saw his unique research published in the International Journal of Dentistry.
Having also completed postgraduate training in oral surgery, periodontics and prosthodontics, the highly-trained Dr Larijani is in high demand – now working in private practice as a visiting implant surgeon across Melbourne. He has served as a clinical mentor for newly graduated dentists and is also in the final stages of candidacy for his fellowship in the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRCDS).
From a highly academic family of doctors, engineers, professors and lawyers, Houman’s continued love of research sees him writing papers and articles whenever he gets the chance. When he needs a break from academia and surgery, his passion for car racing and the great outdoors keeps him occupied. He loves nothing more than testing the upper limits of his toys around the Phillip Island racetrack or heading off-road with his family for a camping adventure.
Dentist | General Dentistry | Endodontics, Root Canal
Dr Aimee Machesney
BDS NUI UCC (HONS), B.SC.PHYS
Dr Aimee Machesney joined our team after moving to Australia from Dublin, Ireland. Aimee is a highly experienced dental practitioner with a special interest in general dentistry and endodontics. Aimee provides every patient with the highest standard of care, with a friendly and warm personality that puts the most nervous of patients at ease.
Aimee is also a lecturer in dentistry at the University of Melbourne.
Dentist | Dental Implants | Restorative Dentistry | Oral Surgery
Dr Daniel Maydelman
B.H.SC, M.DENT, FRACDS (GDP)
Daniel is a highly skilled and accomplished general dentist with surgical experience, having completed Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Melbourne’s Royal Dental Hospital. Daniel also serves as a clinical demonstrator, performing live procedures for final year dental students. He is also honourary researcher at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Daniel’s personable and gentle nature helps his patient’s feel at ease and comfortable. Daniel clearly and carefully consults with patients to ensure they understand how to achieve optimum outcomes. On weekends you’ll likely find Daniel keeping active outdoors, either hiking, running or cycling.
Dentist | General Dentistry | Oral Health
Dr Cara Fitt
B.SC (HONS), B.ORAL HEALTH, D.D.S.
Dr Cara Fitt joins the CLDC team equipped with the most up-to-date knowledge of trends in dentistry, having completed extensive studies and research in the fields of medicine and dentistry at the University of Melbourne. Cara is a bubbly, friendly and approachable professional who is committed to providing her patients with comfortable and quality treatment possible. Never sitting still, Cara is passionate about environmental and social causes, volunteering her knowledge in the development of more accessible dental hygiene products. Cara also dedicates time to local sports teams as a coach and youth leader.
General Dentistry | Laser Dentistry | Teeth Whitening
Dr Barbara Dumigan
Dentist Dr Barbara Dumigan is a general dental practitioner with over thirty years of professional experience, with a clinical interest in laser periodontics. Barbara’s aim is to ensure a calming and professional environment for every patient, and believes dental treatment should be comfortable and relaxing, assisted with the implementation of aromatherapy, gentle lighting and music.
Dr Dumigan is highly accomplished in laser dentistry, in particular, laser periodontic treatment. Using dental lasers, Dr Dumigan is able to reverse the progression of gum disease and succesfully save teeth that would otherwise require extraction.
Our Team of Professionals
Our caring dentists and staff offer the latest in general and cosmetic dentistry in a modern, state of the art environment. With the combination of experience, technical expertise and a warm personal approach to treatment, our dentists and staff are confident that your visit to us will exceed your expectations.
Adv.Dip. Oral Health (Dental Hygeine)
Dental Hygienist / Therapist
With a friendly personality and warm smile, Robina’s professional role is maintaining our patients’ ongoing oral health. Holding numerous dental qualifications, including as a qualified dentist in her home country, Robina has chosen to qualify as a dental hygienist in Australia as a firm believer that preventative dentistry is of the highest priority. Robina stresses the importance of regular professional cleans and check-ups, maintaining optimal dental health, whilst educating patients in ideal oral hygiene.
BSc Dental Hygeine and Therapy (UK)
Dental Hygienist / Therapist
Dental hygienist Riya joined the CLDC team after moving to Australia from London. She is committed to providing you with the highest level of preventative care possible. Working alongside specialist periodontists and our team, Riya will provide you with an individual course of treatment to assist you in maintaining your teeth for the rest of your life. A thorough dental check-up and clean every 6 months is so important for the health and longevity of our teeth.
Jun Wai Liu
B.Oral Health (Melb.)
Jun joined the CLDC team after completing his studies in Oral Health at Melbourne University. Jun has quickly taken to his role as a Registered Oral Therapist and consistantly demonstrates exceptional patient care. His chairside manner and communication is gentle, highly informative and inspires trust and confidence in every patient. Jun has a passion for providing people with the very best oral care and remains ever aware of their unique needs as both a patient and an individual.
Su is our practice technician and personal assistant to principal dentist Dr King. Su is herself a trained dental therapist in her homeland of Nepal. With fine attention to detail, a charming and professional manner, Su is a vital component in the smile makeover process, fabricating componentry and preparing materials required to create beautiful smiles. Su brings a wealth of knowledge to CLDC and her warm-hearted nature is a delight to patients and colleagues alike.
Senior Dental Assistant
Erin is a chairside assistant and Senior Dental Nurse at the centre, ensuring our practice is always stocked with the equipment and materials the team needs to provide the highest quality care. With almost a decade’s experience in the dental field, Erin has worked in New Zealand, London and the Gold Coast before joining the team at CLDC.
Tegan is an experienced dental nurse who creates a warm, professional and welcoming experience for every patient at CLDC. Having worked in a number of different sized practices across Australia, Tegan’s friendly and relaxed chairside manner is perfectly suited to easing the concerns of even the most anxious of patients.
The charming Dinara is trained and worked as a qualified dentist in her home country of Khazakstan. She is highly experienced and conscientious member of our chairside team. Dinara’s gentle manner and attention to detail ensures every patient’s visit is as comfortable as possible.
Chairside assistant Anne is a trained and qualified dentist in her home country of Pakistan. As an invaluable member of the team, her role is to ensure every patient has a five star experience from the moment they arrive at our practice.
Nav is trained and worked as a qualified dentist in India. She is a valued member of our chairside team here at CLDC. Nav’s friendly and genuine personality will put even the most anxious of patients feel relaxed, comfortable and at ease.
Akhila is an experienced professional in the dental industry. Having trained and worked as a qualified dentist in India, her skills and knowledge coupled with a cheerful and bright personality make her highly valued member of the team. Akhila takes great pride and pleasure providing exceptional chairside assistance and genuine patient care.
Trainee Dental Assistant
Alicia has entered the exciting world of dentistry through a traineeship at CLDC. As a member of our dynamic chairside team, Alicia’s paramount goal is to ensure the comfort and safety of each patient whilst assisting our practitioners to perform at their very best. Her bright and charming nature is loved by staff and patient’s alike.
Friendly, professional and proficient – nothing is too hard for Tony. With a gentle and relaxed attitude and having worked in the dental world for many years, Tony plans every patient’s visit to be perfect from the moment they walk through the door.
Chloe combines experience and extensive communicative people skills. Chloe prides herself in making our patients feel welcome and relaxed during each and every visit with us. Chloe is extremely empathetic and friendly with our patients, going that step further to enhance patients’ overall experience at CLDC. Chloe exhibits a magnetic quality with long-standing and new patients alike.
The lovely Deb has a passion for high standards in all areas of her roles, and it shows in everything she does. Nothing is too much trouble for Deb, and will assist you in every way possible to ensure your lead up and visit to our centre is comfortable and relaxed.
Meg will usually be your first point of contact with CLDC. Having a wonderful nature and natural people skills, her empathy and understanding allows her to work towards meeting every patient needs and wants. Meg has a strong ability to build rapport quickly and genuinely with every client.
Peter has been involved with dentistry for over 20 years. Having run a number of businesses including dental and medical technology companies, Peter has extensive experience in leadership, staff training and the management of dental practices.
Exceeding expectations is our goal
We strive for every patient at our centre to have a 5-star experience. Our patients are like family to us and we believe that reflects in the feedback we receive.
00:14 05 Mar 21
I saw Dr Maydelman today, it had been a long time since I attended the dentist and the team made it such a warm and welcoming space, they put my favourite music on and even provided me with a blanket. All the little details where such a nice touch. Dr Maydelman made sure to check in with me throughout the clean making sure I was doing okay. The whole experience was great and eased any nerves I had previously. I would highly recommend!
22:04 02 Feb 21
Very professional, friendly and experienced, could not fault the service I received in a very clean environment. I won’t be going anywhere else
08:51 12 Jan 21
Love the service, everyone there are very friendly. Especially Debra and Tony.
01:38 23 Dec 20
Staff are amazing and very professional! They always make me feel so welcome, highly recommend!!
11:45 13 Dec 20
Dr King and her team did amazing work, in the past I would never smile been self conscious of my teeth, the result has been life changing, I am so happy to show my teeth and smile now, initially I researched for months trying to decide what to do, I am so pleased I visited CLDC, thank you
06:21 02 Dec 20
As my front teeth have slowly been wearing away over the past 10 years I have become less comfortable showing my teeth in photos. I have only been smiling with my mouth closed. This year I decided to change this and did some research into cosmetic dentistry. There were so many positive reviews on CLDC that I made an appointment to see what they could do to improve my smile. After consulting with Dr King, I actually became excited with the possibility that something could be done. So - a few appointments later - my smile is huge! I am so much more confident to show my teeth and could not be happier with the excellent service provided. Thankyou so much CLDC!!!read more
04:04 29 Nov 20
Great team that compliment each other. Clean fresh surgery. All the latest equipment. Friendly. Great location, plenty of transport options. Efficient. Listen to you. Gentle. Thorough. Highly recommend. I usually go overseas for dental but can’t travel because of covid. Really happy I found this place. I travel in from a regional area and they are great appointments to fit in with my travel arrangements.
03:30 27 Nov 20
Warmest and friendly people ever. Total trust !!❤️You are not a customer at CLD, you are a family member...Totally professional in every way, even the junior staff are above and beyond the call of duty..Jordie Gundersen
Amanda De A.
12:27 08 Nov 20
Entrusting Cosmetic and Laser Dentistry Centre with my dental care is one of the best decisions I have ever made, and Dr King's transformation of my smile has been nothing short of life-changing. Her skill and dedication has given me a confidence I never thought I would have, and achieved a cosmetic outcome that has exceeded my wildest expectations.Before becoming a patient of this clinic, I hated dentists due to childhood traumas and avoided them at all costs, but it's impossible not to like the CLDC team! They've completely changed my attitude, and I am beyond grateful for their support in a long overdue commitment to my dental health.Aside from the brilliant Dr King to whom I owe my beautiful smile, I would like to give a special mention to Deborah, Riya, Meg & Chloe for showing kindness and compassion throughout my treatments. Thank you team; you are all superstars, and I will recommend you to everyone I know.read more
07:20 05 Nov 20
My experience in choosing CLDC has been nothing less than life changing. To be fair I imagine my case was of the more challenging ones, where all other dentists I tried year after year were unable, and some, unwilling to put forward a solution. I'm grateful that I held the belief that something could be done because the team at CLDC have without a doubt exceeded my expectations.I can't speak highly enough of the professionalism and dedication of the staff towards achieving outstanding results, and I am so impressed at Dr.Kings ability to perform her work, she is certainly a master of her craft and is way ahead of anybody I have tried in the past.I highly recommend this dentistry and will be forever grateful to have had the pleasure of meeting each and every person there along my journey, they are all to be commended equally.read more
10:00 31 Oct 20
I can’t speak more highly of the team at CLDC, they are amazing. I felt like a superstar, it’s 5 star treatment all the way. Dr. Yvonne King is a genius, she also has the warmest way when dealing with her patients. Thank you so so much, this has changed my life. Shout out also to Meg, Tony and Deb, you all rock. One last thing.... my teeth look amazing!
09:53 31 Oct 20
I’ve honestly had the most amazing experience at CLDC, they really take care of you every step of the way.
05:32 29 Oct 20
A most caring and thoughtful assessment of my general dental and gum health. The team at C&L Dentistry were professional and knowledgeable in the latest, most effective treatments and procedures. It's very reassuring to know there is a dental centre around like this one. They're worth travelling to should you live some distance away.
07:36 25 Oct 20
I found that Dr Cara Fitt, was very caring and understanding at my appointments. She took time to explain all the procedures so that I could make an informed decision and made sure I felt comfortable at all times. I highly recommend her as a dentist.
11:32 24 Oct 20
I have never felt more at ease during a trip to the dentist, I had an extremely pleasant experience seeing Dr Cara Fitt.From the moment I walked in a knew I was in good hands, I felt comfortable and relaxed.Dr Fitt explained the process and what she would be working on during the appointment, Dr Fitt was detailed and professional in her approach.I am so pleased with the outcome from my recent visits and look forward to returning next year.Regards Nat
11:55 22 Oct 20
Dr Cara has been wonderful in helping me feel comfortable and at ease during my appointments. I feel very well taken care of and any anxiety I may have quickly dissipates as soon as I walk through the door. Admin staff are always friendly and supportive. The follow up/aftercare is always excellent by Dr Cara and admin.
04:45 19 Oct 20
Amazing team, and dentist, I previously had issues with my last dentist who ruined my front teeth of which I ended up with crowns, Dr King helped to rectify my smile and made me feel absolutely amazing for my daughters wedding. Thank you to the team at CLDC.
03:22 19 Oct 20
I genuinely got over my fear of the dentist thanks to the awesome dentists at Cosmetic and Laser dentistry. After putting it off for so long, and simple dealing with the pain, I called, booked, arrived and left with no fuss what soever. The in-between was a breeze, and the staff were so incredibly friendly and understanding towards my fears, and reassuring to a point that put me closer to ease than I honestly could have hoped. My fear is gone, as is the pain. Could never thank them enough.
08:47 16 Oct 20
From start to finish, the CLDC team were incredibly welcoming. I had a consultation with DR King, and she is clearly passionate about her work. She described the range of options available and what suited my budget. My second visit, and everything was complete. I am so happy with my smile and how natural it all looks! This gave me the confidence I needed to smile from ear to ear, take photos with my teeth showing, and just have overall confidence. If you’ve thought about it for quite some time like I did, I highly recommend going for a consultation.I cannot thank you all enough. I’ve already recommended CLDC to my friends and family who are amazed at the change! Can’t wait to see you all soon ! - Suziread more
02:04 09 Oct 20
I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Houman. He spent two hours doing a complex root canal and I was very comfortable the entire time. He is extremely skilled, professional and caring and I am so thankful to him for saving my tooth. I was also impressed with the gentle manner in which Dr. Houman asked his Dental nurse, Dinara, questions. What a great learning environment. Thank you CLDC
12:08 03 Oct 20
Dr. King; a dedicated, astounding professional, together with her team; driven by excellence in customer satisfaction, prioritizes their patients care and well-being, advises and guides their patient’s appropriate needs for lasting outcomes.I have attended this dentistry clinic for the past 20 years and had positive experiences every time.I am so glad I found you all those years ago and gave you my trust: to take my “life smile” in your hands….A very happy long term customer.
00:14 17 Jul 20
Such a welcoming and professional clinic.My kids felt really comfortable and are now confident that going to the dentist is a great experience!
08:28 16 Jul 20
Well, firstly I must say that the whole family have been attending this clinic for approx 4 years . From all types of issues with teeth to just your general clean to implants, crown etc . For one of us that also has fear and anxiety of dentists too LOLI just can’t find the words to speak highly enough of this clinic. The entire staff is amazing , the service that we have all received has been outstanding. I don’t mind going to the dentist these days as the patience they have when I’m undergoing a procedure they make me feel at ease and relaxed . Their work is of extremely high standard. We travel approx 1 hour each way to come here and it’s totally worth it . Big thank you to everyone at Cosmetic and Laser Dentistryread more
23:51 08 Jul 20
Dr. King and her her team are an incredible group of professionals that deliver excellent patient care. I would highly recommend them to anyone for both routine dental care and amazing orthodontic treatment.
06:12 30 Jun 20
I can’t emphasise enough how happy l am with my teeth.When seeing the end result it brought me to tears of happiness, l couldn’t express my gratitude enough!Not only did they exceed my expectations, the experience was amazing to say the least.The staff are so genuinely caring, helpful and an absolute pleasure to be around!I would definitely recommend anyone wanting to have any dental work done to go!I can’t thank Dr Yvonne King and all her wonderful staff enough for their amazing work,and welcoming feeling l experienced with every visit.read more
06:17 26 Jun 20
I had the best experience I’ve ever had with any dentist at CLDC. I opted for composite veneers and had them done by Dr Yvonne King.The first person I spoke to when I rang to book a consultation was Meg the treatment coordinator, and right from the start I was warmly welcomed. She is a lovely person, happy, bubbly person and is a pleasure to deal with.Dr Yvonne king did an amazing job of my teeth and completely changed my smile without shaving down any of my natural teeth, she really is amazing at what she does and you will not be disappointed. I had a slight issue afterwards due to my bite and slight chipping but the guys at CLDC were able to fit me in to get it fixed straight away with no hassle at all.Lastly, Dr Daniel maydelman also did a check up for me and this resulted in me needing a couple of fillings and some fissure seals. He is extremely thorough, gentle and really kind. I would highly recommend him as a dentist and will be coming here for my bi annual check ups from now on, despite living 40 mins away.Thank you guys!!read more
11:58 10 Jun 20
Outstanding and professional service. The team listen to my needs, I feel I have a voice with them....from reception staff to cosmetic dentists.
00:10 15 May 20
Very happy with this place all the staff is friendly and professional. I highly recommend it.
22:59 19 Mar 20
I have been visiting for the last 12 years and would Recommend it highly to my family and friends. The staff has always been fantastic and very helpful always on time. I actually look forward for my appointment.
23:53 27 Feb 20
Everybody is always friendly and accommodating, always nice going for my visit because you are treated like a person, highly recommended
23:51 23 Feb 20
Dr Yvonne King and her staff go above and beyond to create the most amazing smiles and patient satisfaction is what they aim for.My wife and I have both had cosmetic dental work done by Dr King, and to say we are thrilled with the results is an understatement. Dr King's work is brilliant and we are so happy to recommend her and her staff .
23:56 16 Feb 20
I have enjoyed meeting all the staff at Cosmetic laser dentistry. Their attention to detail and professionalism is outstanding.I have had fillings, crowns and porcelain veneers over the time and my results were fantastic . I highly recommend their expertise you will be amazed with your results! P.S I travel from NSW for their services and it’s worth every mile.
00:02 11 Feb 20
They take great care of your teeth, & go above and beyond. I went there for nearly 20 years and only stopped coz I moved to Qld
23:52 09 Feb 20
The whole team at CLDC have been absolutely amazing from start to finish they completely went out of their way for me and my smile is everything I had imagined and more would definitely recommend Yvonne King is the best!!!
14:48 12 Dec 19
Thanks to all at CLDC for making my recent dental treatment a breeze. It was truly a positive experience. Having not visited a dentist for 3 years due to endless negative dental disasters in the preceding years, I was hopeful that CLDC could, and would, deliver what their website claims. Well deliver they did. The staff understood my initial apprehension; listened to what I needed to say, and were very supportive. Their professionalism, skills, and knowledge, helped restore my faith and trust in dentistry once again. Yvonne's skill in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry achieved an outstanding result, way above and beyond anything I'd imagined. I can finally give a full smile with my newly refreshed gleaming teeth! Feeling so happy, grateful, and confident! Anyone reading this review, and not sure, well just do it, you can't go wrong. Cheers Monikaread more
01:41 08 Dec 19
Very impressed1. Price is very fair2. Service is very thorough eg the clean lasted 45 minutes3. Communication is excellent . All of my concerns were listened4. I was given great advice and tools to deal with a gum issue that was cheap and effective5. Great way of delivering news instead of regular doom and gloom guilt tripping of dentistry
05:12 26 Nov 19
My experience at CLDC has been incredible! My teeth are straight now after having invisalign for only a year. I’ve always been told that invisalign wasnt suitable for my very crowded teeth, and that i would need traditional braces. That was not the case with cldc - i didnt even need any extractions!!Not only that, i used to go to a dentist every few months to get fillings. But i havent needed a single filling in the past year because the lovely team at Cldc have actually taught me how to properly care for my teeth and gums ever since my first consultation. My teeth & gums have never been this healthy in my life! Every single one of their staff members are super friendly and have made my fear of dentists disappear too. Thank you all so much! :)read more
01:47 04 Oct 19
Staff are caring and professional, and go out of their way to ensure you feel comfortable. They’re warm and have great service. I’ve been going here for 2 years and won’t be going anywhere else! Thanks Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry!
01:05 25 Sep 19
I first came into contact with Yvonne, Peter and the team in early 2013 when I asked for some information on whitening. I booked in and had a clean which in 44 years was unsurpassed, the care and attention to detail from the first contact is amazing, the team are cohesive and friendly. I have now introduced my daughter to the team.I trust and respect the teams commitment to my Teeth Heath.The family atmosphere take the trepidation out of my dental works.Love you guys
06:51 02 Sep 19
Professionalism of the practitioners and staff and their personalised attention.
10:24 07 Aug 19
I’m so in love with my smile now. I had no idea how limited my smile was. It’s not just about perfect teeth but you have actually changed my smile. Thrilled. Thank you so much xxxx
11:52 22 Sep 18
very friendly staff, l see Nathaniel who is fabulous put you at ease. l travel from nunawading area ....they keep you smiling.
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02:55 06 Apr 18
Dr Yvonne was caring and very professional towards my son. She explained it thoroughly in a way that a child can understand the procedure. Many thanks to Debbie and Tony for accommodating us in, in a very short notice. Staff are very good and professional!#jobwelldone#frenectomy
23:31 29 Dec 17
Yvonne King is amazing!!! Love my new smile, got exactly what I asked for and look so natural, highly recommend, thank you so much.
03:46 01 Dec 17
These guys are amazing. Extremely Caring and go above and beyond anything you ask. They make you feel like part of the family.
04:05 17 Oct 17
I have been attending CLDC for many many years and have never had any issues. They have warm and friendly staff and have looked after all the woes I've had with my teeth, including Invisalign! If you're on the fence about going to a dentist, I highly recommend CLDC.
09:28 06 Sep 17
Had my veneers done here and couldn't recommend them more. Very professional and friendly staff. from my first visit I felt very well looked after and I'm so happy with how my veneers turned out
11:15 20 Apr 17
It was a fabulous experience from start to a very beautiful smiling finish! Fabulous staff, professional & caring. Love my new smile. Highly recommend Yvonne King & her team. Thank you again.
00:42 21 Nov 15
The team at CLDC are all brilliant, great care & service
10:30 23 Apr 15
Today I bumped into someone that I hadn't seen for years. I was told I look amazing! I am 61. For 58 years I was embarrassed to smile because of my teeth and covered my mouth when I spoke. Two and a half years ago Dr King and staff gave me a smile. Now when I bump into friends, I give them a great big grin and they know just how happy and more confident I am. Your generosity and kindness will never be forgotten.Thank you so much Yvonne and girls for making my life a happier one :)
10:06 20 Mar 15
Love my new teeth. I am so happy with the results.
10:03 20 Mar 15
I love my new teeth, the are better than I expected. Thank you.
11:36 23 Oct 13
I have allot of professional details with Dr King and I am amazed by both her knowledge and clinical skills.