Mediatrix Team

Since 1976, Mediatrix Dental Clinic has been providing excellent dental care. What started off as a solo practice by Dr Vincent Gauci, is now one of the largest dental clinics on the island, with its own on-site Dental Technology Lab.

Dr Christian Gauci B.Ch.D M.Sc Oral Implantology (Frankfurt)

Dr Chris is the principal dental surgeon and co-founder of Mediatrix Plus Clinics as we know it today. He graduated from the University of Malta in 2001 obtaining his B.Ch.D degree.

He started to gain experience by working for the first few years within the government health service, at St Luke’s Hospital and in various Health Centres while also working in the private practice. He has specialised in the field of implant dentistry.

He is a member of the International Team of Implantologists, and has travelled to Switzerland, Vienna, Italy, Finland and Germany to pursue his studies.

He studied at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany for a Master of Science in Oral Implantology achieving his M.Sc degree. He is also a member of the Dental Association of Malta, the Malta Association of Post- Graduate Dentistry and of the MOI Alumni.

Dr Lucia Carini D.D.S M.Sc Orthodontics (Italy)

Dr Lucia, procured her D.D.S degree in 2013 when she graduated from Università Politecnico delle Marche (Ancona) Italy. She first came to Malta as part of the Leonardo project, which helps young professionals gain exposure to work practices outside her country. She fell in love with our island which is now her home. She is currently studying for her Masters in Orthodontics in Rome. Dr Carini is a member of the Dental Association of Malta.
You might meet her cycling or on a walking tour around Maltese country lanes.

Dr. Ritienne Galdes B.Ch.D M.Sc Endodontics (London)


Dr Ritienne has been practicing in this clinic since graduating from the University of Malta in 2016, gaining her B.Ch.D degree. In 2019, she pursued a specialisation in endodontics ( root canal treatment ).

 She read for a Master of Science in Endodontics at Kings’ College London where she was awarded a pass with distinction achieving her M.Sc degree. 

Apart from her impeccable dental work, she is great with patients, and patients love her. She manages to calm down even the most apprehensive of patients with her smile.  

She is a member of the Dental Association of Malta and KCL Alumni. She is an avid Manchester United fan, loves art and is also very passionate of her patron saint, St George and the local feast.

Dr Deborah Mifsud M.D.S.

Dr. Deborah Mifsud graduated from the University of Malta in 2019 with a Master of Dental Surgery. She is a compassionate dentist dedicated to providing exceptional care, particularly for children. 

She remains committed to continuous professional development, staying updated on the latest advancements in dentistry, especially in pediatric care. 

Dr. Mifsud’s passion for lifelong learning ensures that her patients receive the highest standard of dental treatment. Outside of dentistry, she enjoys reading, travelling, and swimming, and tries her best to achieve balance within her professional and personal life.

Dr Eisle Baroni – B.D.S

Dr Eisle completed her dental degree in 2012 at the Catholic University of Valencia, followed by a master’s degree in Prosthodontics and Dental Aesthetics at the European University of Madrid in 2014.

Alongside her expertise in dental care, she is adept at soothing patient anxieties within the office environment. 

Beyond her professional pursuits, she enjoys rejuvenating on the scenic beaches and savoring the allure of Malta during her leisure time.

Dr Irena Pavlović – D.D.S





Dr Irena graduated from University of Dental Medicine Zagreb in 2022.

She is a compassionate dentist with a kind demeanor.  

Able to calm anxious patients, she combines expertise with empathy.

Outside the clinic, Dr Irena’s passion for music shines as she plays the saxophone, and her love for dance and exercise reflects her energetic and well-rounded personality.

Ms Jackie Schembri – R.D.H

Ms Jackie is our resident dental hygienist. She gained her diploma in 1992.

Apart from reminding us to Floss and Brush whilst working at Mediatrix, she is also a mother of three.

She is a member of Malta Association of Dental Hygenists.

Mr Roderick Azzopardi BSc(Hons), RDH-DENTAL HYGIENIST

Roderick is a resident Dental Hygienist at Mediatrix Dental Clinic.

He began in the dental field as a Dental Assistant in 2015 and then continued his studies until graduated as a dental hygienist from the University of Malta in 2019.

Roderick takes pride in patients’ care and continuing oral education. What he enjoys most is relations with patients by chatting, joking and trying to put up a smile on their faces in order to keep patients comfortable as much as possible while providing a stellar work. 

Roderick enjoys reading biographies, discussing international economics and politics and also travelling.

Ms Mariah Grixti - R.D.H


Mariah Grixti B.Sc (Hons) (Melit.) Dental Hygiene graduate of 2023 from the University of Malta. In 2019 she also graduated with a diploma in dental assisting from the University of Malta. 

Prior to starting her profession as a Dental Hygienist, Mariah worked as a Dental Assistant for 5 years. 

In her free time she enjoys reading, hanging out with family and friends as well as traveling.