With six specialties as well as general dentistry available in the one location, our multi-disciplinary team collaborate together to make treatment recommendations that facilitate quality patient care.

General Dentistry

We have two general dental services, both of which provide the following:

  • Comprehensive oral health care;
  • Preventive dentistry;
  • Restorative dentistry including fillings, crowns and replacement of missing teeth
  • Regular check-ups and cleaning;
  • Root canal therapy.

Student Based Service

Our student dental sevice has final year students from the Melbourne Dental School  who are guided and closely supervised by our leading dental practitioners. Appointment times are longer than normal to allow time for close supervision.The teaching and learning component of our service provides the opportunity to reduce our fees.

The Fees for the StudentGeneral Dental Service are broadly 20% less than the Australian Dental Association’s published annual average fees (ADA Average Rate – derived from their last survey).

Private Dental Practice

Our Private Practice, co-located with the student service and our specialist dentistry services, is enhanced by its location in central Melbourne, and supported by an Oral Health Therapist and an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.

The fees for our Private Dental Practice are set at standard Melbourne metropolitan rates.

Introducing our Private Dental and Oral Health Practitioners

Dr Kamalin Chetty BChD (Pretoria) PD Implantology

General Dentist

Dr Kamalin Chetty graduated in 2005. His areas of practice include restorative dentistry, endodontics, dentures and dental implants; with a particular focus on cosmetic dentistry such as porcelain and composite veneers and teeth whitening.

Kamalin adopts a patient-centred approach to his practice. He recognizes that visiting the dentist may be stressful and, therefore, appreciates the importance of being relatable and personable, whilst providing a high level of clinical and surgical care.

Kamalin is committed to continuously providing the best care for his patients by staying abreast of the latest developments within the dental profession.

Outside of Denistry, Kamalin is a sports lover with a passion for cricket, soccer and tennis.

Dr Alanna Tanner BSc DDS (University of Melbourne)

General Dentist

Dr Alanna Tanner was born and raised in Melbourne, pursuing a career in dentistry after completing a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. When the Melbourne Dental Clinic was first established, Alanna was part of the first cohort to train at MDC. Since completing her Doctor of Dental Surgery with the University of Melbourne in 2014, Alanna has been working in a suburban family practice.

Alanna enjoys many facets of dentistry and actively maintains continuous education. She completed the Progressive Orthodontic Training with honours, takes a special interest in TMJ treatment (jaw-joint pain) and enjoys helping her patients achieve their dream smile. Alanna enjoys interacting and treating patients of all ages, whilst delivering optimal treatment outcomes guided by evidence-based practice.

Alanna’s pharmacological background and further clinical training enable her to provide nitrous oxide “happy gas” sedation  to assist anxious patients during their visits to the clinic.

Outside of dentistry Alanna enjoys spending time with family, friends and her dog Max, a beagle crossed with a pug.

Ronald Tan BOH PGCDT (ACP)

Oral Health Therapist

Ronald completed his Bachelor of Oral Health on the Dean’s Honours List and with the highest aggregate score from the University of Melbourne in 2009. During his studies he received awards for excellence including the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia Prize and the Dental Health Services Victoria Dental Therapy Prize. He then completed his Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice) in 2013, also from the University of Melbourne.

He has worked in public and private dental practices on the Mornington Peninsula since 2010 and prides himself on working to the highest standards. Ronald keeps up to date by regularly attending and organising conferences and lectures for the profession. He is also a Clinical Tutor Instructor for the Bachelor of Oral Health program.

In his spare time Ronald is a landscape photographer and enjoys woodworking to frame his artwork and create furniture.

Mr Jameel Kaderbhai

BDSc (Qld) MFDS RCS (Eng) PGDip OMS (Melb) MBBS (Melb) FRACDS (OMS)

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

After graduating from dentistry at the University of Queensland in 2003, Jameel completed his medical degree at the University of Melbourne followed by specialty training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery through the Victorian & Tasmanian Training Centre. Jameel pursued further sub-specialty training in Europe and the United Kingdom, including a prestigious fellowship in craniofacial surgery at the Birmingham Children’s and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals. He currently has appointments at several tertiary Melbourne Hospitals where he is dedicated to training future specialist surgeons.

Jameel is committed to ongoing learning and is a regular participant at international and local meetings for his specialty. Areas of interest include oral surgery and complex implant treatment, including augmentation of hard and soft tissues. Jameel has a passion for working in multidisciplinary teams; whether this involves complex dental implant treatment or correction of facial deformity.

Jameel will provide Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical services on a sessional basis at the Melbourne Dental Clinic

Clinical Governor

  • Dr Rebecca Wong

Rebecca graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1988 and worked in private practices in rural & metropolitan Victoria and in New Zealand. After completing her specialist-in-training Master in Restorative Dentistry (Prosthodontics) at the University of Melbourne in 1996, Rebecca commenced an academic career in the University of Malaya in Malaysia in 1997. She then returned to Melbourne to commence her PhD in 2003. While completing her PhD, Rebecca commenced a full-time academic position at the Melbourne Dental School in 2007. Teaching was focused on Dental Materials and General Practice subjects. Rebecca has been the Year Coordinator for clinical years in both the Bachelor of Dental Science and now the graduate-entry Doctor in Dental Surgery. Rebecca held the position of Director of Clinical Education in 2013-2017 and more recently as Director of Teaching & Learning.

Scholarly Interests

She has recently completed a Master in Clinical Education in 2017 at the University of Melbourne.

Rebecca is a Fellow and Member (Prosthodontics) of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and has been an examiner for the College since 2009. Rebecca also is an external examiner for final year undergraduate dental students at the School of Dentistry, La Trobe University and has examined overseas-trained dentists through the Australian Dental Council for the last 10 years.

Rebecca received the Kim award for Best Speaker while representing Malaysia in the Asian Academy of Prosthodontics in 2001. She received the IJ Marks and TC Adamson Prize for teaching from the Melbourne Dental School in 2014.

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Endodontics is the specialised area of dentistry that focuses on teeth affected by inflammation of the tooth pulp and tissue surrounding the root of the tooth. The endodontic procedures we offer include:

  • Root canal treatment;
  • Endodontic surgery;
  • Treatment of cracked teeth, and;
  • Treatment for dental trauma.

Our postgraduates are dentists who have returned to continue their educational process in an educational specialty program focusing on endodontic treatment.

Clinical Governor

  • Prof Peter Parashos

Prof Parashos Graduated BDSc (Melb), LDS(Vic) in 1980, and after eight years in full-time private general practice completed his MDSc (Melb) in 1988. After 12 years in full-time private endodontic practice completed his PhD (Melb) in 2004. He is a Fellow by examination of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and a Member (Endodontics) of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the International Association for Dental Traumatology. Currently, he is Professor and inaugural Chair of Endodontics, Convener of Postgraduate Endodontics, Head of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Melbourne, and Senior Consultant at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM).

Scholarly Interests

Interested in all aspects of Endodontology, especially the translation into clinical practice of the biology of endodontic disease. He is Associate Editor of the Endodontics section of Dental Traumatology, as well as on the Editorial Boards of the Australian Endodontic Journal and the Brazilian Dental Journal. He is also on the scientific advisory panels for the Journal of Endodontics, the International Endodontic Journal, and the Australian Dental Journal.

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Orthodontics is the science of straightening teeth and correcting jaw alignment using appliances such as braces or removable plates. Our service provides comprehensive orthodontic treatment for adults, teenagers and children using the most up-to-date techniques and materials, including:

  • The latest technology brackets;
  • Elastic wires;
  • Temporary anchorage devices;
  • Clear aligners.

Our postgraduates are dentists who have returned to continue their educational process in an educational specialty program focusing on orthodontic treatment

Clinical Governor

  • A/Prof Paul Schneider

Associate Professor Paul Schneider received his dental education at the University of Melbourne. He obtained a Masters degree in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Minnesota and was Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio for two years before moving to New Orleans for the Louisiana State University Orthodontic Program where he received a Certificate in Orthodontics. He has been registered as a specialist orthodontist since 1983 and since then has been in private practice and teaching at various universities around the world. He has been Associate Professor and Head of Orthodontics at the University of Melbourne since 2011.

Under his guidance 22 students have successfully submitted their theses and obtained their DCD degrees from 2011 to 2017. Twelve students are currently working towards these same goals. Successful research collaborations have been initiated with universities in USA, Italy, and Japan.

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Paediatric Dentistry

When it comes to dental care for children our training paediatric dentists are experienced in all areas including behaviour management techniques. Our focus for the child is to make their experience the best possible. Our child-friendly waiting rooms, colourful dental chairs and behaviour management techniques will help contribute to your child having a positive experience.

Some of the specific services we provide to children include:

  • Preventive dental care including fluoride application and pit and fissure
  • Restoration of primary and permanent teeth
  • Treatment of dental trauma;
  • Minor oral surgery, including extractions.

Our postgraduate students are dentists who have returned to continue their educational process in a specialty program focusing on paediatric dental treatment. Our clinic is set up with a closed clinic concept geared toward the treatment of children. Generally our fees are based on the Australian Government fee schedule. We treat children eligible under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS).

Clinical Governor

Scholarly Interests

David is currently the Elsdon Storey Chair of Child Dental Health and heads the section of Growth and Development at The University of Melbourne and is involved in several collaborative research projects with both paediatric dentistry and orthodontics post- graduate and PhD students. He is on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry and the European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry. He is on the Advisory Committee (board) of the European Association for Caries research - ORCA

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Periodontics is the specialised area of dentistry concerned with the supporting structures of the teeth, mainly the gums and jawbone.

Our postgraduate students are dentists who have returned to continue their educational process in an educational specialty program focusing on periodontic treatment

Clinical Governor

  • Prof Ivan Darby

Ivan graduated in 1991 from the University of Glasgow and returned after four years in general dental practice in North Wales to undertake a PhD. This was followed by a post-doctoral position at St Bart’s and the Royal. He moved to Melbourne in 2001 to take up a position as lecturer in Periodontics at the School. In 2006, Ivan passed the FRACDS(Perio) by full examination. Since 2006 he has been a visiting lecturer to the School of Dental Science at the University of Papua New Guinea and is currently external examiner for Fiji National University. Ivan has run the postgraduate program in Periodontics for 15 years and is currently chair of Ethics and Equity, Diversity and and Staff Development at the School. He is President-elect of the Australian Society for Periodontology and the editor of the society’s journal.

Scholarly interests

Ivan’s research interests include periodontal pathogenesis and microbiology as well dental implant research, in particular regeneration around implants and ridge preservation. He is also involved in projects investigating halitosis and improving the oral health of patients with diabetes. In addition, he is a reviewer for over 20 journals and an active local, national and international speaker.

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Prosthodontics provides treatment for patients with missing, worn or damaged teeth by providing in-depth diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance support. The prosthodontic procedures we offer:

  • Conventional crowns;
  • Fixed bridges;
  • Ceramic crowns and veneers;
  • Partial dentures;
  • Full dentures;
  • Teeth whitening, and;
  • Restoration of dental implants.

Our post graduates are dentists who have returned to continue their educational process in an educational specialty program focusing on prosthodontic treatment

Clinical Governor

  • A/Prof Roy Judge

Roy graduated from the United Medical and Dental School of Guys and St. Thomas’s, University of London. He migrated to Australia in 1992 and took up the position of Dental Officer at the United Dental Hospital in Sydney. In 1995 Roy commenced the Postgraduate Specialist Program in Prosthodontics at the University of Melbourne. This was completed in 1997 and he immediately took on a position as lecturer at the Melbourne Dental School. Currently Roy is an Associate Professor at the Melbourne Dental School. His current roles at the school include;

  • Head of Prosthodontics
  • Director of Continuing Professional Development
  • Convener of the Specialist Program in Prosthodontics.

Scholarly Interests

Roy has spoken throughout Australia and overseas in regard to provision of implant dentistry, implant complications and the mechanical properties of bone around implants and teeth. His PhD was related to this research topic and has flowed on to several research projects carried out by graduate diploma and DCD specialists in training.

Roy is the chief investigator for the eviDent practice-based research project entitled “Implant Complications in Practice”.

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