Services

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.

Seamless integration of all systems and practice within the centre enables each specialist to have instant access to treatment plans, laboratory results, 3D imagery and patient files, allowing for an evidence based best practice model of operation.

General Dentistry

We provide a high level of service and care for all general dentistry needs. We have 12 dedicated chairs for general dentistry. Our general dentistry services include:

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

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

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

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

  • Prof David Manton

Prof Manton graduated BDSc (Melb) in 1984 and worked in general practice until 1991 when he undertook an MDSc in Paediatric Dentistry. He was dental advisor to the Federal Government from 1994 – 1996 and won the KG Sutherland Prize of the RACDS in 2007. David has spoken throughout Australia, Asia and Europe and has wide ranging experience in laboratory and clinical trials of CPP-ACP, molar-incisor hypomineralisation (MIH), Minimal Intervention Dentistry and the detection of caries. His interests are in all aspects of paediatric dentistry, enamel de- and remineralisation, teledentistry, and MIH.

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

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

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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Melbourne Dental Clinic Private Practice

The Melbourne Dental Clinic has established an identity as a comprehensive dental clinic with a teaching and learning focus.

Additionally, the Melbourne dental Clinic provides a private dental practice with the leading qualified clinicians who assist in the training of our students.

This Private Service is available at the same venue, with the same state of the art equipment and the dentist who cares for you will be fully qualified and have been working in both private practice and as a clinical demonstrator to our students for many years.

The fees for the service are at a standard Melbourne metro private practice rate and all treatment will be given an estimate prior to commencing.

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