Smile Solutions

3 specialists


Contact details

220 Collins Street



Before joining Core Dental in Victoria, Steve Bajada spent thirty-five years working as a specialist orthodontist in private practice in South Australia, including eleven years as visiting consultant orthodontist at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide. During that time he continued to develop his skills, broaden his knowledge and employ the latest technology backed by documented research and clinical trials. Steve has delivered some fifty lectures – including at dental schools as part of his undergraduate and postgraduate teaching positions, and at state, interstate and international meetings.

Steve regularly attends conferences and is a member of Australian Society of Orthodontists, European Orthodontic Society and a Fellow of International College of Dentists.

Steve has always believed in putting the interests of the patient first. His goal is to achieve the best realistic outcomes while at the same time addressing patients’ concerns. He will always consider all the options for treatment, including metal and clear braces, Invisalign, lingual braces, and plates. Interdisciplinary cases are of great interest to him and he always enjoys participating in planning meetings between dentist and / or specialist to achieve the optimum result for the patient in each case.


"Dr Katie Xu obtained her general dentistry degree from the University of Melbourne in 2013, graduating with first-class honours. While there, she has received numerous scholarships and awards including the Cato Graduate Scholarship and the Des Crack Memorial Prize for the highest marks in Paediatric dentistry and Orthodontics.

Katie practiced as a general dentist for many years serving the wider Melbourne community before undertaking further study in a 3-year Master’s Degree in the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry specialising in Orthodontics at the University of Melbourne. She has since presented at numerous national orthodontic conferences, and has had research publications in the Australian Orthodontic Journal and the International Journal of Oral Science. Katie is an active member of the Australian Dental Association, and the Australian Orthodontic Society, and is also an examiner for the Australian Dental Council.

Katie’s interests lie in clearly understanding her patient’s orthodontic concerns, their wants and their lifestyle requirements. Together with a detailed assessment, she will provide the most appropriate treatment plan to achieve a beautiful smile. Katie is skilled in all types of orthodontic treatment, including aesthetic treatment options such as Invisalign® Clear aligners and clear, ceramic braces.

Katie is fluent in Mandarin Chinese."