It is our aim to make you comfortable at your visit. We practice dentistry with transparency, this means no hidden surprises. Our dentists are locally trained, regularly educated, and are here to help you make an informed decision. We’re here to hold your hand to guide you through sometimes, unfortunately, difficult scenarios.
Our equipment is state of the art. We use digital radiographs, cameras and utilise digital milling services.
Our girls are all RMIT certificate-trained in Melbourne and know how to keep our place tidy! Our practice is clean, eco-friendly (mercury free, amalgam water filters, digital low exposure radiation, biodegradable cups/plastics).
Our team is composed of 6 dentists (3 male, 3 female) to cater to your individual needs, each of us have particular fields of interest. Our aim is work together as a team to help you and only you. We all look forward to meeting you we hope you have found home.
Dr. Anthony Chiu, (Hons) BDSc (WA)
Anthony graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Science with Honours. He worked in private practice in Perth, Western Australia before moving to Melbourne. Anthony has undertaken further training in various aspects of cosmetic procedures including aesthetic bonding (non-invasive direct bonding). Anthony is fluent in English and Cantonese. Anthony works from Monday to Saturdays and is dedicated to educate and provide gentle dental care his patients in all aspects of preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Joyce Lin, (Hons) BDSc (QLD)
Joyce graduated from the University of Queensland with first class honours. Joyce takes enormous pleasure in caring for and looking after all aspects of patients’ dental health. She firmly believes in the importance of education both empowering her patients with oral health knowledge as well as her own continuing professional development. Joyce has honed in her skills on dental injectables and fillers, and has a keen beauty eye! Outside of dentistry, Joyce enjoys playing the piano and practising yoga. Joyce speaks English and Mandarin and is available on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
Dr Linda Nguyen, Specialist Paediatric Dentist – BDSc (Hons), DCD (Paed Dent), GradDipClinDent
Dr Linda Nguyen graduated from the Melbourne Dental School with a Bachelor of Dental Science with honours. After graduating as a general dentist, she worked at Sydney Dental Hospital as an intern and paediatric dental resident. She was involved extensively with the Aboriginal Oral Health Project, which consisted of providing dental services in outreach dental clinics in rural New South Wales as well as metropolitan areas.
Linda returned to Melbourne to complete her specialist training at the University of Melbourne and Royal Children’s Hospital. During this time, she worked in private practices in Melbourne as well as the Emergency services at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. Dr Nguyen recently completed the Diploma in Conscious Sedation at the University of Sydney and has been working part-time in private practice in Newcastle.
Dr. Michelle Van, BHSc MDent (Latrobe)
Since completing her Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters in Dentistry in 2013, Michelle has gained a wealth of experience from practising as a general dentist in several private practices across Melbourne.
Her experience has developed her passion for providing the best quality care to her patients. You will often see her engaging in lengthy conversations with her patients, talking with them to understand their goals, in order to provide comprehensive and tailored dental care.
She joins our team with a strong interest in restorative and aesthetic dentistry, as well as orthodontics (including early intervention orthodontics, Myobrace, fixed braces and Invisalign). She is a certified Invisalign provider and has completed training to provide treatment under relative analgesia (nitrous oxide).
Outside of work, Michelle enjoys being in the great outdoors and volunteering. Ask her about dental volunteer trip to Vietnam last year!
Michelle speaks English and Vietnamese, and is JLPT N2 proficient in Japanese. She is available on Fridays and alternate Saturdays.
Dr. Benjamin Zhang, DDS (Melb) BBiomed (Melb)
Benjamin graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Dental Surgery. He previously spent time working private practice in Perth, Western Australia before moving home to Melbourne. He strongly believes that the key to a healthy mouth is through open communication and building long-lasting relationships between patient and dentist. Besides English he also speaks Cantonese and Mandarin. He follows the minimal intervention approach to dentistry, focusing on prevention of issues before they arise, but does not shy away from any extractions that may be required. Outside of dentistry, he enjoys working out at the gym, playing golf on weekends and travelling to all corners of the world.
Dr. Catherine Wang, (Hons) BDSc (Melb), PgCert AAD (London)
Catherine graduated from the University of Melbourne with Bachelor of Dental science in 2013. She spent some years working in private practice in Sydney, where she focused in general dentistry and developed an interest in aesthetics and prevention. She believes in minimally invasive and biomimetic dentistry, where patients can achieve superior results with minimal tooth destruction.
To explore further in the field of cosmetic dentistry, Catherine moved to London, and was accepted into the postgraduate programme of advanced aesthetic dentistry in Eastman Dental Institute(UCL). She thoroughly enjoyed the course, and established an in depth understanding of smile design, ceramic veneers and crowns, composite restorations etc. After completing the programme with distinction and award, she was offered a teaching position in Eastman to guide dentists in continuing professional development.
During her practice in London, Catherine has also developed an interest in facial aesthetics (injectables etc). With anti-aging and prevention the main focus, she’s enjoyed helping patients achieve natural looking results.
Now back to Melbourne, she joins our team, and is devoted to provide top service with her gentle and caring approach. Catherine is fluent in English and Mandarin, and she is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Dr. Timothy Van, BDSc (WA)
Timothy completed his Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Western Australia in 2008 and moved from the sunny beaches of Western Australia to establish his practice in Melbourne.
His broad exposure to treating patients over the many years, as well as his dedication to continued professional studies, has led him to develop a strong interest in the management of complex dental problems and cosmetic dental rehabilitation (including dental implants).
His achievements to-date include:
• gIDE Master Clinical Implant Program (Loma Linda University, Los Angeles) alumni
• Nobel Biocare MALO All-on-4 training
• Progressive Orthodontics graduate
• Advanced certified Invisalign provider
• Accredited provider of relative analgesia (nitrous oxide and treatment under Twilight Sedation
• Team leader for multiple CHAT dental volunteer trips to Vietnam
• Diode laser certification
Timothy is not only passionate about his work, but he is also passionate about his family. In his time outside of dentistry, he enjoys spending time and building memories with his wife and two young girls.
Timothy is fluent in English, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Mandarin. He consults on Monday mornings and Friday evenings.
Dr. Natasha Nichols, DDS (Melb), BBiomedSc
Natasha graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Dental Surgery. Natasha places a strong emphasis on ensuring every patient is comfortable and relaxed while visiting the dentist, thoroughly discussing all treatment options to ensure the best outcomes. She is passionate about educating patients and seeing long term improvements in her patient’s dental health and well being. Outside of dentistry, Natasha enjoys playing futsal, trying new foods, travelling and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Michelle Nguyen BBiomed (Melb), DDS (Melb)
Michelle graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Biomedicine. While she enjoys all aspects of dentistry, she has a particular interest in restorative dentistry and endodontics, and is certified for Invisalign Go. Michelle is always striving to make dental appointments a positive and empowering experience for her patients, with her gentle and calming demeanor.
Outside of dentistry, she enjoys trying new restaurants and food experiences, and spending time with her Japanese spitz, Turnip. She is available every Thursday.
Dr Jhai Manogaran DDS (Unimelb), BBiomedSc
Jhai was born in Singapore but grew up in Melbourne. He found his passion for helping people while completing his Bachelor of Biomedical sciences at Monash University. He has since completed a Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Melbourne where he has gained the skills to help people from all walks of life to become dentally fit and regain confidence in their smile. He strives to make the dental experience a relaxing and pleasant one for even the most anxious of patients.
When he’s not gloved and masked he enjoys playing futsal or a round of golf. He also enjoys cooking and traveling with his partner and dog Louis.
Jhai was also once on the TV show The Chase.
Jhai is fluent in both English and Tamil.