We are here to provide quality dental care for you and your family. We want to help you maintain healthy teeth and create a Brighter Smile in a caring and friendly environment. Prevention is the best treatment for life-long healthy teeth.
Paul graduated from Melbourne University in 1988 and moved to Kerang in rural northwest Victoria to work in full-time private practice. After six and a half years of country practice he moved to Nigeria, West Africa to serve in a missionary school clinic for six months. He returned to Melbourne in 1996, joining Dr Leong at the Ringwood Surgery. Paul enjoys the variety of general dentistry, but has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry implementing the use of orthodontics and implants. Apart from work, he also enjoys a good game of golf, serving in his local church and spending time with Sylvia and their very active boys, Brandon and Jaiden.
Jade has been a dentist with Brighter Smiles for over 15 years and specialises in providing excellent oral health care for families with warmth and friendliness.
She speaks Mandarin Chinese, and has previously supervised undergraduate students and volunteered dental services for local and overseas charities.
Jade takes pride in being thorough and diligently keeps up to date in all aspects of general dentistry, including obtaining a postgrad certificate in Dentistry.
She loves being mum to 2 cheeky boys and is currently on maternity leave for her third! She is expected to be back with us in January 2020.
After graduating from Melbourne University, Elice headed off for a tree-change in Northeast Victoria to work in community dental clinics for a few years. She joined Brighter Smiles when she moved back to Melbourne in 2010, but still enjoys working part time in a community clinic in the inner city and supervising dental students at Melbourne University. She is passionate about preventive care – helping you understand and look after your oral health. It’s ok if you’re a little nervous about dental visits, no matter what age you are – Elice is happy to discuss your concerns and will plan out a gentle approach with you. Her other interests include handmade ceramics, cheesy saxophone solos and pottering about in the garden. Elice speaks Mandarin and a little Hokkien. She is a member of the Australian Dental Association Public Dentistry Committee.
Grace graduated with honours from the University of Melbourne in 2005. Since then she has worked in private practice in Melbourne’s inner city and outer suburbs, and has been involved in clinical supervision of dental students since 2010. Grace is dedicated to minimally invasive dentistry and preventive care, and enjoys general dentistry, endodontics, crowns and implant crowns. She also offers Clear Correct invisible braces for suitable situations. She loves reading, dancing, gym classes and serving in the worship team at church. Grace is most comfortable speaking in English but is happy to speak in Korean as well.
Daniel served in community dental clinics for two years in regional Victoria before completing his Master of Dentistry. He started practising in private practice in Benalla and has joined Brighter Smiles since moving to Melbourne. Daniel is thorough and enjoys fine details in his work, particularly in fillings, root canal treatments and prosthodontic work. He is respectful and sensitive to patients’ oral health care needs. Outside of dentistry, Daniel is involved in weekly indoor soccer competitions as well as church activities, and maintains his childhood hobby of collecting insect specimens and charcoal portrait drawing.
Florence graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2004. She has since worked in public and private practices in Melbourne. Florence enjoys all aspects of dentistry, from crown and bridge work, cosmetic dentistry, root canal treatment to paediatrics. Florence's gentle and caring approach is ideal for treating nervous patients. Outside of work, Florence is busy looking after her family, she helps run the children's program at her church. Florence is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Alvin graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2006, and since then has worked in private practice across metropolitan Melbourne.
Alvin aims to provide the best possible outcome for each patient whilst making sure they are comfortable in the dental chair and is happy to discuss treatment options. He has a gentle and thorough approach and enjoys practising all aspects of dentistry. He has a particular interest in preventative dentistry, restorative dentistry (including crown and bridge) and endodontics.
Alvin is a member of the Australian Dental Association and continually updates his knowledge by attending professional development courses.
Outside of work, Alvin loves spending time with his wife, Karen, and their young daughter. He also enjoys playing soccer and tennis in his spare time and is a keen AFL fan.
Riyen graduated from La Trobe University and spent 5 years studying and living in Bendigo before moving back to Melbourne. She has served in community clinics in Bendigo, Ballarat and Melton and continues to serve in a community clinic in the inner city. Riyen enjoys all aspects of dentistry, with a particular interest in children’s dentistry. She understands the intimidating nature of a dental visit and prioritises making her patients feel at ease when they are with her.
Outside of work, Riyen co-leads the hospitality team in a church plant in Glen Waverly and loves working on new craft ideas. English is her primary language but she can speak Indonesian too.