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. 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. Fariha Ahmed, DDS (Melb)
Fariha graduated with Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Melbourne. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, however, places importance on preventative treatment as she understands that this enables patients to achieve long-term dental health.
Fariha believes effective communication is critical to dental treatment. She ensures that she takes the time to get to know patients as a whole, explain dental procedures and discuss treatment options. She has a bubbly and gentle personality which she uses to build rapport and create positive dental experiences, which is often a great help to patients with dental anxiety.
When not in the dental clinic, Fariha enjoys baking (but mostly eating) desserts, trying different restaurants around Melbourne with her friends and playing with her cat- Tigger.
Dr. Marina Atalla, DDS (Melb) BPSc Honours (UQ)
Marina graduated with doctor of dental surgery from the university of melbourne. She has Also attained her bachelor of psychological sciences (honours) from the university of Queensland. With a background in psychology, marina is able to help her patients navigate Through their dental treatments, particularly those who experience anxiety, with ease. She Has had several years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum and this Passion has continued throughout her dental degree in finding ways for these children to Successfully manage their oral health.
Marina enjoys all aspects of dentistry, with particular emphasis on preventative treatment.
Having experienced a range of dental treatments herself, she believes that oral health Education is the most effective treatment. Throughout her degree marina was awarded the Australian prize for periodontology and thus places great importance on gum health. Most Importantly, marina prides herself in creating a smile her patients love. Outside of dentistry marina spends most of her time with her big family. She enjoys crime Podcasts, reformer pilates, and trying to find the best chocolate croissant in melbourne!
Dr. Darren Chen, DDS (Melb)
Darren is a Melbourne local and graduated with Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Melbourne. While he enjoys all aspects of dentistry, he has a particular interest in restorative dentistry. Darren is committed to making sure that your dental visit is a comfortable one and values the relationship between patient and dentist. Apart from English, Darren can also speak Shanghainese and is proficient in Japanese.
Outside of dentistry, you’ll either find him making birdies on the golf course or playing guitar and working on his album.
Dr. Sabina Choi BBiomed, DDS (Melb)
Sabina graduated from the University of Melbourne with the Doctor of Dental Surgery. Having spent her training in rural Victoria, she has now works in several private practices across Melbourne. She enjoys working together with all members of the family to achieve happy, healthy smiles. In particular, Sabina enjoys seeing children for their regular dental visits and with her gentle nature, she can make their first dental experiences enjoyable – which will no doubt leave good impressions for their future dental visits. She believes dental visits should start early to minimise the difficulties associated with early dental decay. Prevention is the key – which you may hear her say over and over again.
On her days off, she enjoys hiking in the great outdoors and relaxing with her dog at the local park, as well as keeping fit with regular lap swimming sessions. She can speak English and Korean.
Dr. Frank Zeng
Frank graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Dental Surgery.
Frank strives to make dental visits as comfortable as possible by taking time and care with each patient, while placing an emphasis on preventative treatment. In addition to preventative dentistry, Frank enjoys other aspects of general dentistry including restorative and aesthetic dentistry.
Outside of dentistry, you will find Frank on the courts playing basketball or in the kitchen cooking up a feast.
Frank speaks English and Mandarin. He is available Mondays and Fridays.