Dear patients,

Due to the current guidelines outlined by the Dental Board of Australia and Australian Dental Association, we are now restricting appointments to dental EMERGENCIES ONLY until further notice.

We kindly ask for the safety of our staff and community, please refrain from booking any routine or non-urgent dental treatment.

Examples of dental emergencies include:

Broken tooth/filling causing pain
Dental decay causing pain
Dental abscess/facial swelling
Dental trauma
Dry socket
Wisdom tooth pain

Thank you for your understanding. We hope you all stay safe.

SMDG team
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Update re: Covid 19 Victorian shutdown announcement.

Following guidelines and advice from the Australian Dental Association, South Melbourne Dental Group will remain operating with usual business hours.

Our patients’ health is very important and we are continuing with strict infection control protocols and social distancing measures to ensure you are looked after in a safe environment.

We have already implemented most of the latest protocols as per our previous post ahead of the announcement and have added the following items:

+ 1% peroxide pre-treatment mouthrinse
+ removal of most chairs in waiting room leaving only 2 in place; patients are asked to wait outside the building or in their cars
+ removal of all magazines in the waiting room

We will continue to closely monitor the industry regulations and guidelines and keep you updated.
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To our SMDG family,

At SMDG, like everyone we are concerned with the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and the health of our patients and team is paramount.

We want you to know that our team is taking immediate action to minimise the risk of transmission between ourselves, our patients and the wider community.

It is business as usual, during this difficult time. We remain unwavering in our commitment to deliver you the best dental care.

We are following the advice of the Australian Government, World Health Organisation and the Australian Dental Association’s recommendations for minimising the spread of this virus. Here are just some of the things we have been doing:

- Hand sanitiser pumps stationed around the clinic for patients and staff to use.
- Patients have been asked if they are displaying flu-like symptoms or have been to affected areas to refrain from coming for non-urgent dental procedures
- Staff who have been displaying flu-like symptoms to refrain from coming to work
- As per usual infection control protocols, our surgeries are thoroughly cleaned and wiped in between patients and critical instruments are sterilised
- Reading and staying informed about the industry regulations so that if a situation should occur we can respond to ensure the safety and health of everyone involved

Over the coming weeks we will continue to monitor the situation closely and act quickly on the advice of health authorities and keep you posted. We appreciate your patience and your support.

We encourage your to keep living and loving life to the fullest. As a global community we will get through this and it will only bring us closer.

With love,
The SMDG team
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We kindly ask that patients who have:

1. clinical signs or symptoms of influenza or respiratory illness
2. travelled overseas in the last 14 days

to delay making any non-urgent dental appointments.

Thank you and please contact us for any queries.
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SMDG is proudly supporting vital dental research by partnering with the eviDent Foundation for Mouthguard March. Sports injuries can cause traumatic and expensive damage to your kid’s teeth.

Dr Nadia will be taking impressions for mouthguards on the following dates:

Friday March 20th 2-5pm
Saturday March 21st 9am-1pm

Funds raised will go towards eviDent’s dental research projects.
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James works with Formula 1 in digital marketing. In the new Netflix documentary - Formula 1: Drive to Survive he interviews Sebastian Vettel from Ferrari. He thoroughly enjoyed his dental appointment whilst watching his interview played back on TV.

#humansofsouthmelbournedental #formula1 #dentist #Netflix #DriveToSurvive
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Welcome to SMDG Dr Cherie Young.
Cherie obtained her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery with honours from the University of Toronto and University of Melbourne, respectively. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and is known for her gentle and friendly demeanour. Committed to excellence, Cherie actively attends professional development courses to ensure her patients receive the highest quality care. Outside work, she enjoys hiking and keeping fit in the gym. Cherie is able to speak Cantonese as a second language.

Cherie is available Saturdays by appointment.

To book online visit

#dentist #humansofsouthmelbournedental #melbourneuniversity
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Did you know 50% of kids participating in sports could sustain a dental injury by the time they graduate high school.

Fortunately, dental injuries are easily preventable with a properly fitted mouth guard.

As part of eviDent Foundation’s campaign to protect smiles in 2020, Dr Nadia will be taking impressions at SMDG for fitted mouthguards on the following dates:

Friday March 20th 2-5pm
Saturday March 21st 9am-1pm

Funds raised will go towards eviDent’s dental research projects.

Please call 9690 6388 to book an appointment.
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Welcome to SMDG Dr David Trinh. David graduated from La Trobe University in 2012 and worked in country Victoria for 6 years before relocating to Melbourne. He was a clinical demonstrator and is currently an external examiner for La Trobe University. Since 2016, David along with Dr Adrian Dang organise an annual dental volunteer trip to provide dental treatment for disadvantaged children in rural Vietnam. Outside of dentistry, David is a diehard Melbourne Demons supporter, loves hiking and is involved with community service in the Vietnamese community.

David will be available Saturdays.
To make an appointment online click:
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It’s a wrap! Emmerson is our last patient of the year. Wishing everyone a happy new year! See you in 2020.

#humansofsouthmelbournedental #patient #fangs
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Farewell Sammy! It’s been a fantastic 9 years. Wishing you all the best with your future endeavours! 🥊

#dentalnurse #dentist #boxer #humansofsouthmelbournedental
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The SMDG crew had heaps of fun at the 2019 Christmas party @melbournerivercruises.
Thanks for a fantastic year team!
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After 2 years overseas, we are thrilled to have Yawai back at SMDG.
Welcome back Yawai!!!

#dentalassistant #dentist #southmelbournedental
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Good luck to our very own Sam who will be competing at The Melbourne Pavilion tonight. The whole SMDG team will be there cheering for her all the way!

#boxing #dentalnurse
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When she’s not at uni, Piper helps out her father Dr Ray on her days off.

#trainemyoung #dentalnurse #dentist
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Michelle Van Niekerk competed and won in the World Championship of Dragon Boat Racing in Thailand.

#humansofsouthmelbournedental #dentist #patient
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NBN Update: Our phone lines and internet are still down indefinitely. All online bookings will not register. For all emergencies or bookings please email us at and we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible. Apologies again for any inconvenience. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Tim who hiked the Kokoda trail in 5 days, instead of the usual 7 days!

#humansofsouthmelbournedental #dentist #patient
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An exhilarated and elated Barry completes the Chicago Marathon today thereby earning the Abbotts 6 star medal, for complying the 6 world major marathons. This journey started in 2008, when his friend asked if he would join him running New York. Well done Barry!

#chicagomarathon #dentist #southmelbournedentalgroup
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Patricia Constantinou reaches 50 years as a patient of South Melbourne Dental Group!

#humansofsouthmelbournedental #dentist #patient #loyal #southmelbournedentalgroup
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SMDG congratulates the Richmond Tigers on another premiership!

#richmondfc #afl #grandfinal
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South Melbourne Dental Group

Last night the SMDG team celebrated Helen’s 30 year anniversary.

Congratulations to Helen on an amazing milestone. Over the past 30 years her loyalty and dedication has never waned. We truly appreciate all her hard work over the years. Here’s to another 30 years!

#humansofsouthmelbournedental #dentist #receptionist #legend @ South Melbourne Dental Group
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South Melbourne Dental Group

Rare family photo (minus a few).

#dentist #staff #humansofsouthmelbournedental
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@rekorennie pays SMDG a visit. Reko is an interdisciplinary artist who explores his Aboriginal identity through contemporary mediums. Check out his work at
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It’s a family affair today at the dentist featuring Andie Montag and Morry H.

#dentist #humansofsouthmelbournedental #family
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Thanks @mama_and_triplets for bringing triplets Isla, Zayn and Oliver along for their first dental appointment today!

#triplets #dentist #humansofsouthmelbournedental
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