The dental surgery is amongst one of the oldest surviving dental clinics in the area, dating back to the 1950's. Over this time, 4 successive generations of dentists has been providing trusted advice and professional services to the community. The dental surgery was originally operated from a renovated house, only a stone's throw from the intersection of North Road and Warrigal Road in East Bentleigh.
Following the widening of the intersection, the dental surgery was then relocated from the renovated house to its present location, a purpose built modern, spacious and inviting building with its own car parking, about 50 metres from its original site. The dental surgery is a family orientated clinic, servicing not only patients from the local community but also country Victoria and interstate patients.
It provides an extensive range of services, from placement of dental implants through to teeth extractions and general restorative work, with competitive fees. It is also providers for the health funds Medibank, Bupa and HCF and equipped with HICAPS facilities to electronically process all other health fund claims on the spot. It also offers government subsidized dental treatment providing either low cost or "free dental" treatment ("free dental treatment" means no out of pocket cost to the patient with fees billed to the relevant authorities) for patient who eligible under the Victorian Dental Scheme, Medicare or Veteran Affairs.
For eligible patients, dental fees are either bulk billed to Medicare or invoice to Veteran Affairs. Under the Victorian Dental Scheme voucher system, eligible patients pay a contribution towards the overall cost of their treatment.
Meet Your New Dentist
The current principal dentist, Dr Dat Lien took over the helms from Dr. Peter Williams in 2009 who had operated the dental surgery since the 1970's. Dat graduated from the University of Sydney with the degree Bachelor of Dentistry with Honours. He successfully completed his PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of Melbourne and the Bachelor of Science with Honours, from the Monash University. His research looked into the discovery and synthesis of new classes drugs for use in the treatment antifungal, antibiotic and anthelmintics. The research findings have been extensively published in following science journals:
- Robert Capon; Dat Vuong; Ernest Lacey; Jennifer H Gill, Journal of natural products 2005;68(2):179-82.
- Robert Capon; Dat Vuong; Michelle McNally; Torsten Peterle; Nicholas Trotter; Ernest Lacey; Jennifer H Gill, Organic & biomolecular chemistry 2005;3(1):118-22.
- Robert Capon; Colin Skene; Dat Vuong; Ernest Lacey; Jennifer H Gill; Kirstin Heiland; Thomas Friede, Journal of natural products 2002;65(3):368-70.
- Dat Vuong; Robert Capon; Ernest Lacey; Jennifer H Gill; Kirstin Heiland; Thomas Friedel, Journal of natural products 2001;64(5):640-2.
- Dat Vuong and Robert J. Capon, Journal of natural products, 2000, 63 (12), pp 1684–1685
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We understand that choosing a professional and experienced dentist at times can be a stressful task. Our mission is to provide quality dentistry and oral health services you and your family deserve. We believe in providing professional and above all else caring services at most affordable rates for all your oral health needs.
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