Dental care your way

Our team at Lower Plenty Dental take Dental care seriously - and we do so in a very friendly way!  

Our aim is to build a relationship with you in order to provide you with the very best dental care. We listen to you and discuss with you the treatment options available.

We offer an extensive range of dental services - our dentists can provide treatments which many local dentists do not offer - saving you that trip to the city to see a specialist.  

We pride ourselves on our enthusiasm, kindness and attention to detail.  Plus, with dental therapists for the treatment of children, you can be sure your kids’ smiles are in expert hands.

A comprehensive dental care experience

Our team includes experienced dentists, dental surgeons, dental hygienists and dental therapists.  We provide quality tooth and gum care with early detection and comprehensive treatment.  We are set up to cater for most types of dental problems to provide you the best possible dental outcome with the minimum of fuss.  

We believe education and learning is the key to a successful dental outcome - we do the study - so we can treat you better.  

Tony is the principal dentist and practice owner at Lower Plenty Dental, he is a 1987 Melbourne University graduate.  Tony purchased the practice in 1991 from Dr Brendan Kruger who established the clinic back in 1968.  Tony enjoys providing all types of dental treatment, with a special interest in restoring dental aesthetics and function.  His philosophy is to provide quality dentistry in caring and comfortable surroundings. Tony is a member of the Australian Dental Association, the International Team for Implantology and a member of Autism Victoria. Tony lives locally and has four children. In his spare time Tony enjoys cycling, walking, golf (not so much lately), playing with technology (repairing items the kids have destroyed - for example) and sleeping. He is famous for his Movember Moustache. Tony speaks English and some Italian. He is currently learning French with plans one day to follow Le Tour - after the kids finally leave home... Tony has recently started to blog lol

Mailen graduated in 2005 from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dental Science.  Mai has a passion for oral health and the prevention of tooth decay is her main focus.  Mai has completed the Invisalign accreditation requirements and loves helping people achieve a great smile without the need for braces.  Mailen is especially tuned in to helping you if you believe you may be clenching or grinding your teeth. In her spare time Mailen enjoys reading and discussing what you have read lately. Mai absolutely loves music and singing - often bringing in her ukulele to entertain us. Mailen finds that music both calms and invigorates and music follows her everywhere. She loves animals especially dogs and loves talking about your dogs. Mailen loves it when you walk in with a smile and walk out smiling even more. She especially loves spending time with her four children Isaiah, Jonathan, Micah and Delilah.  Mailen speaks English, Spanish (Mai's family are from Chile) and Auslan - Australian sign language.

Grazia graduated in 2001 from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dental Science.  She is a member of the Australia Dental Association.  Grazia enjoys all aspects of dental treatment, particularly preventive dentistry, patient education and aesthetic dentistry.  She enjoys treating patients of all age groups especially children. Grazia understands you may have let your teeth go as you have been too busy raising children. She knows you may feel embarrassed and nervous about the state of your mouth. Before you even sit in the dental chair Grazia will reassure you and help you to feel relaxed, comfortable and safe. Grazia is available for appointments after hours so you can come and see her after you have safely picked up the kids from school or you can see her on a Saturday. In her spare time, Grazia loves spending time with her four boys and also likes reading, gardening, cooking, and interior decorating.  Grazia speaks English and Italian. Grazia previously practised in South Morang. Grazia is currently on maternity leave expecting child number FIVE!!!

Anna obtained her Bachelor of Oral Health Degree in 2007. She focuses on the prevention and treatment of gum conditions and the maintenance of optimum oral health. Anna would love to work with you especially if you have been putting off dental treatment for a while. Maybe you have had a bad experience and are at a loss on who to turn to. Anna is non judgemental and will only commence your treatment after listening to your story, establishing your wants and needs, and after creating a shared safe environment. Anna enjoys treating children especially kids that have a medical fear or that other dentists have found challenging to treat. Anna enjoys seeing young adults and loves an intellectual discussion on the topic of TV or radio or books or travel. Anna enjoys promoting oral health in the community with talks and demonstrations at local schools and kindergartens.  Anna loves travelling and in her spare time enjoys reading and cooking.  Anna speaks English and Greek.

Isia grew up in and received her dental hygienist training in Toronto, Canada. She fulfilled a lifetime dream to move to Australia over 30 years ago. Isia's favourite saying 'You only have to floss the teeth you want to keep'. Isia's Interests include bridge playing and fine art. Isia loves painting and her work is on display in her treatment room.  Isia is also a passionate Western Bulldogs member and has a growing collection of Bulldogs themed garden gnomes at home. Isia loves animals especially cats and enjoys sharing pet stories.  Isia speaks English and Polish.

Kate graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Oral Health. She is qualified in both Dental Therapy and Dental Hygiene. Kate has been active in the Dental Hygiene Association of Victoria since graduating. Kate is passionate about oral health and has a strong commitment to providing patient centred care with a focus on encouraging overall health. As a child growing up Kate had a few bad dental experiences and at a young age she decided to dedicate herself to preventing others experiencing what she went through. Kate is an embodiment of our Great Teeth For Life slogan - her focus is on preventing dental disease by recommending dietary changes and lifestyle tweaks that will result in a healthier you, especially your dental health. Do you have dark, discoloured and stained teeth? Are you  fearful of smiling in public or on an almost perfect selfie? Kate is our whitening expert and she just loves it when you walk out with your newly whitened teeth and that sparkling smile. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, playing the piano and spending time with puppy. Kate speaks English and Macedonian.

Esther graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Melbourne in 2013. After which she joined volunteer projects in Asia whilst working in private practice in Victoria. She is passionate towards all aspects of general and prevention dentistry, particularly children's dentistry, periodontics and interceptive orthodontics. Esther enjoys empowering her patients to achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. Esther often engages with children by promoting oral health at special needs schools and enjoys educating parents about maintaining good oral hygiene at home. Esther loves to see kids on the autistic spectrum and she is familiar with the need to desensitise your child to the smells, sounds and tastes of the dental environment and is aware this may take a few visits. Esther will tailor the appointment to suit your child's needs and is in tune to the non-verbal cues that indicate the tone of the appointment is changing - she will withdraw - then enthusiastically try again next time. Esther loves spending time with her dog at the beach and also enjoys running, reading, knitting and golfing in her spare time. Esther speaks English and Korean. 

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