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    Dental Services

    South Melbourne’s Dental on Clarendon can help you improve your confidence and smile with our range of restorative dentistry procedures.

    For the highest levels of care in a comfortable, modern clinic, visit the highly experienced staff at Dental on Clarendon for your yearly check-up.

    We perform cosmetic dental procedures that reinvigorate your smile and restore your confidence, in our modern clinic with state-of-the-art technology.

    General and Restorative Services

    Our practice offers the best advice and care, as well as a wide range of dental treatments... Read more

    If you have lost one or more teeth due to decay or trauma, dental implants are a... Read more

    Taking good care of your child’s baby teeth is important, as they... Read more

    Mouthguards help to absorb the shock from a collision or impact to... Read more

    Dental crowns and bridges are two of the best ways to strengthen... Read more

    Experience less pain with The Wand, a computer-assisted system for local anesthesia.

    Our clinic offers expert care and treatment for pain, discomfort and oral health problems arising from inflamed... Read more

    Our staff are the best cosmetic dentists in Melbourne. If your teeth are stained, discoloured,... Read more

    Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment using a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your... Read more

    If your teeth are suffering from cracks, chips, unevenness or discolouring, then porcelain veneers could... Read more

    Stained teeth can now be a thing of the past with a short session of... Read more

    Dental crowns and bridges are two of the best ways to strengthen decayed, chipped, or... Read more

    Dental crowns and bridges are two of the best ways to strengthen decayed, chipped or... Read more

    The Most Experienced & Reliable Dentists in South Melbourne

    Your smile is the key to your confidence. Ideally, it exudes youth, health and vitality. Here at Dental on Clarendon, our dentists in South Melbourne are dedicated to improving the appearance of our patients’ smiles as well as their overall dental health.

    Our state-of-the-art South Melbourne dental clinic – combined with our commitment to providing general and child dentistry, as well as cosmetic procedures from the best cosmetic dentists in Melbourne – ensures that everyone who visits us receives exceptional Melbourne-based dental care in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    We invite you to schedule an appointment with the best dentist in Melbourne so you can experience firsthand what separates our South Melbourne dental clinic from all the rest! Our dentists and reception team are completely dedicated to making your appointment as easy as possible.

    Caring South Melbourne Dentists That Serve You

    Get the support you need for a healthier, happier mouth. Dental on Clarendon is a modern office providing Melbourne dental care for all patients, offering a comprehensive range of general, specialist and cosmetic dental procedures and treatments for everyone. Our fully qualified dentists in Melbourne endeavour to provide superior services, focusing on your satisfaction – with everything explained in ‘plain English’ along the way!

    Our practice is conveniently located at 383 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne (corner of Clarendon and Napier Streets) – we are a stone’s throw away from the leafy suburbs of Albert Park, Middle Park, the bayside suburbs of Port Melbourne and St Kilda, the eastern suburbs of Hawthorn, Richmond and Toorak, and the cityside suburb of Southbank. Free street parking is available, or if arriving by public transport, Tram number 12 runs past our front door. Get off at stop number 129 (corner of Clarendon and Park Streets) and take a one block stroll (approx. 3 minutes) to arrive at the practice.

    Oral Care for the Whole Family

    From baby’s first check-up through to design and installation of dental implants, our team of professionals are here to act as your ‘lifetime partners’ for Melbourne dental care. Our general dentistry area of practice includes fitting and design of partial and full dentures, root canal therapy, wisdom teeth removal and restorative procedures. Meanwhile, parents can rest assured knowing that their child is in good hands when they book an appointment with our South Melbourne dentists, oral health therapists or hygienists, providing first check-ups, teeth cleaning and much more.

    Patients requiring specialist or cosmetic care are also in good hands. We have the best cosmetic dentists in Melbourne to fit dental crowns and bridges and provide consultation for Invisalign invisible braces. Our cosmetic services include porcelain veneers and single-visit Zoom teeth whitening, as well as more comprehensive smile makeovers to address chipped or misaligned teeth. Our goal is always to ensure that you’re provided with the information and treatments you need to get the optimal outcome for your circumstances, so discuss your needs with us today.

    Call Our Friendly Office Staff

    Wondering “where can I find a trusted dentist near me?” Start a conversation with the team at Dental on Clarendon today and find out how we can support you or to learn about our Melbourne dental clinic cost. Make an enquiry via our contact page or call us on (03) 9690 3285 to talk directly to our staff.

    Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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    Meet Our Team

    Dr Ian Malkinson
    Dr Ian Malkinson
    Dr Ian Malkinson Dentist

    Dr Ian Malkinson has had a love for dentistry from an early age. He followed his passion and dedication to dentistry, graduating in 1990 from the University of the Witwatersrand Dental School in Johannesburg, South Africa. As of 1993, Dr Malkinson successfully attained the Australian Dental Examination Council qualification.

    In South Africa, Dr Ian Malkinson spent 3 years in public and private dental practices. He and his wife immigrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1994. Here in Melbourne, Ian has been a member of the Australian Dental Association since 1994.

    Dr Malkinson has been the Principal Dentist of his South Melbourne dental practice since 1995. The dental practice has grown over time from a small solo practice to a large group practice which offers all aspects of dentistry using the latest in dental technology.

    Over the years, Dr Malkinson has completed numerous advanced dental courses.

    • Invisalign 2013
    • Implant surgical placement London institute of Seattle USA 2012
    • Dental implantology academy 2011
    • implant training at university of Adelaide 2011
    • Laser dentistry training university of Queensland 2011
    • Lumineers smile design training 2009
    • Sleep dentistry training 2014
    • Bone grafting 2017

    Dr Ian Malkinson believes that the health of the patient’s mouth is the foundation to all dental care. Once the teeth and mouth are healthy, Dr Malkinson provides the patient with a smile they can be proud of. He believes that one’s mouth reflects their inner health. Cosmetic procedures such as Invisalign and crowns provide them with the confidence to enjoy their oral health. Many times these “cosmetic” procedures are part of the process of a healthy mouth that can provide a lifetime of pleasure, comfort and well-being. Dr Malkinson constantly strives to keep up to date with all the latest information and technology to provide his patients with the best dental experience possible.

    Dr Bal Reddy
    Dr Bal Reddy
    Dr Bal Reddy Dentist

    Dr Reddy was born and raised in the Bayside suburbs of Melbourne. She graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2005 with honours, after which she worked in Echuca in rural Victoria for a few years before moving to Adelaide. In Adelaide she worked in both public and private dental clinics, as well as tutored dental students at The University of Adelaide where she enjoyed helping the students grow in skill and in confidence. She is currently involved The University of Melbourne’s mentor program which aims to provide practical support to final year dental students as they transition into the workforce.

    Dr Reddy greatly believes that being a health care professional is a privilege and she has spent a lot of time volunteering her services to those less fortunate. She was involved in The University of Adelaide’s Community Outreach Dental Program which provides dental care to the most vulnerable members of our society, including those that are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and also refugees. Being involved in such a program taught Dr Reddy that providing oral care is not just important from a health point of view, but it can also be vital in helping people have greater confidence and a greater sense of self worth. Dr Reddy has also travelled overseas to provide volunteer dental treatment – in 2013 she travelled to India as part of a multidisciplinary group that included doctors, nurses, optometrists and physiotherapists to provide health care and liaise with local agencies to improve services.

    Outside of dentistry, Dr Reddy’s main passion is for Latin dancing which has taken her to South America a couple of times, and has also encouraged her attempts at learning Spanish. In 2015 Dr Reddy completed a Graduate Diploma in Language and Culture Studies with The University of South Australia which helped her hone her Spanish skills – however the real test is always when trying to communicate in a foreign country. She would love to go to South America again to continue dancing and continue her efforts in mastering another language.

    Dr Reddy is passionate about preventative dentistry for the whole family. She strongly believes that by being fully informed you will be best placed to make the optimum decision for your individual needs, and the needs of your family. She will go the extra mile to help you achieve your dental goals.

    Dr Paul Keong
    Dr Paul Keong
    Dr Paul Keong Dentist
    Formerly a concert musician, Dr Paul relished working with his hands thus leading him to complete a Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Western Australia.

    Paul spent several years in private practice in Perth before relocating to Melbourne.  His dental interests lie in restorative dentistry, dental implants and invisalign.  Paul's overenthusiasm in continuing professional development led him to complete multiple courses, including a Masters in Orofacial Pain through the University of Sydney and a Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Implantology through the Cambridge Academy of Dental Implantology.

    Paul initially found his passion for dentistry on a chance volunteer trip to Cambodia, where he witnessed first-hand the importance of access to adequate dental care.  Since then, Paul makes regular trips to Vietnam and Cambodia alongside a close-knit team of doctors and dentists to look after and provide treatment to underprivileged communities.

    Outside of dentistry, Paul enjoys spending time with friends, going to the gym, playing tennis and volleyball, travelling and exploring all the food options Melbourne has to offer.

    Happy to call Dental on Clarendon his work home, Paul looks forward to looking after your dental needs in a professional, but friendly and relaxing environment.
    Dr Yingzhi (Alex) Xu
    Dr Yingzhi (Alex) Xu
    Dr Yingzhi (Alex) Xu Dentist

    Dr Yingzhi (Alexandra) Xu obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2011.

    During her studies, she had the opportunity to further her various interests in dentistry through research studies funded through scholarships. One of these projects resulted in publication with her as the second author in 2011.

    After graduation, Dr Xu joined a large private practice in Perth’s CBD, where she worked for about four years. In 2015, Dr Xu moved to Melbourne and worked in private practice before joining Dental on Clarendon in late 2021.

    Dr Xu believes that one of the most important components of dental excellence is listening to, and working together with, her patients to meet their needs and concerns. She also understands that seeing the dentist can be a source of anxiety for many. Therefore, Dr Xu strives to provide a relaxed environment and gentleness at every appointment.

    Dr Xu is fluent in both English and Mandarin, having relocated at a young age with her family from China to New Zealand.

    Outside of Dentistry, during her time in Perth, Dr Xu studied fashion design part-time at Curtin University and in 2014 won her category in Telstra Perth Fashion Festival Future Runway. Since moving to Melbourne, Dr Xu has continued in her creative pursuits and was one of the designers included in the Creative Victoria ‘Fashion Unites’ project with Multicultural Museums Victoria that was part of the Melbourne Fashion Festival Program 2021. Dr Xu’s interest in art and design gives her a keen eye for small detail and aesthetics that she applies to dentistry.

    Dr Xu enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and looks forward to providing you with comprehensive dental care as part of the fantastic team at Dental on Clarendon.