Our Team

We believe that everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile! Utilising the latest in dental technology, the team at Bond Street Dental aims to surpass patient expectations by achieving optimal aesthetic and functional results.
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Our Team

Dr Larry Benge

Dr Larry Benge

Dentist, BDSc L.D.S (Melb) Principal at Bond Street Dental Malo Clinic. Dr Larry Benge graduated in 1980 with first class honours in Dental Science from The University of Melbourne, having first completed a Bachelor of Science degree with honours at Monash University. With over 35 years in dentistry Dr Benge’s practice now has an emphasis on reconstructive, aesthetic and implant dentistry. Specifically in All-on-4®.

Dr Benge partnered with Professor Paulo Malo in bringing the Malo Clinic to Australia.Larry has lectured, published and studied locally as well as internationally and previously attended the University of Louisiana (USA) under Professor Gerard Chiche as a Visiting Associate. He is a former president of the Australian Society of General Dentistry (formerly the Aesthetic Society – Victoria Branch), member of the Australian Dental Association, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the Australian Osseointegration Society and is the founder of the Victorian Centre of Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. He enjoys his involvement in the sports industry as team dentist to the St Kilda Football Club and in providing support to the Australian Cricket Team, Melbourne Storm and The Australian Open.

Dr Nima Ferdowsi

Dr Nima Ferdowsi

Dentist, BDSc (Adel) 

Dr Nima Ferdowsi graduated from Adelaide University with top honours in clinical dentistry in 2000. 
 
Dr Ferdowsi has dedicated his energy for excellence in the broad spectrum of dentistry; from cosmetics, endodontics, and also treatment of sleep apnoea and snoring.His passion for achieving perfection in smile design has allowed him to learn from world leaders and be at the cutting edge in the field of digital smile design and cosmetic dentistry. 
 
Established since 2005 at Bond Street Malo Clinic, Dr Ferdowsi has achieved considerable experience in the field of reconstructive and implant dentistry; and has  completed a master clinician program in implant dentistry at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). 

Dr Brent Dickman

Dr Brent Dickman

Dentist, BHSci BDSc (Adel) Dr Brent Dickman graduated in Dental Science from Adelaide University, in 2002, having completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences with honours.

A member of the Australian Dental Association, Brent has a special interest in reconstructive dentistry including cosmetic and implant solutions.

 

Dr Lauren Fowler

Dr Lauren Fowler

Dentist, BDS (Adel) Dr Lauren Fowler completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Adelaide.

She is passionate about cosmetic and preventive dentistry, particularly porcelain crowns and veneers, and always ensures the patient experience is as comfortable as possible. Dr Fowler also enjoys working with children and has had experience in the Royal Children’s Hospital Dental Department. Outside dentistry Lauren enjoys travel and playing tennis.

Mr Kevin Spencer

Mr Kevin Spencer

Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon, B.H.B, M.B.C.h.B, M.D.S.c, F.R.A.C.D.S (OMS). Mr Kevin Spencer graduated MBChB in 1991 from the University of Auckland and then obtained his BDSc from the University of Melbourne in 1997. Mr Spencer acquired his Masters degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Melbourne in 2000. He completed the FRACDS OMS exam in 2000 and is a full fellow of the RACDS section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Following his Australian training, Mr Spencer was a Clinical and Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota and then Staff Surgeon in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Hennepin County Medical Centre.

Kevin is a consultant in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and is in full time private practice in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with special interest in dentoalveolar surgery, orthognathic surgery and complex implantology.

Dr Jaclyn Wong

Dr Jaclyn Wong

Dentist, MBBS, BDSc (Hons), PG Dip Surg Anat

Dr Jaclyn Wong has a special interest in oral surgery having completed both medical and dental degrees at the University of Melbourne. After completing her medical degree, Jaclyn trained for 3 years in general and specialty surgery with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. During this time, she developed a keen interest in oral and maxillofacial surgery, in particular Orthognathic and trauma surgery.After completing a post graduate diploma in Surgical Anatomy, Dr Jaclyn Wong returned to Melbourne University to complete a dental degree.

She graduated with Honours in Dentistry and has worked as a registrar in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery for the last six years at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Dental Hospital and Austin Hospital.She is currently researching the novel technique of All on 4 implant surgery with particular focus on the functional and clinical outcomes of zygomatic implants as a component of the All on 4 system. She has trained with experts in this field and travelled to Portugal to learn from the inventor of the system at the Malo Clinic.

Dr Jaclyn Wong now works as part of the surgical team at Malo Australia in South Yarra – the first Malo clinic to open in Australia.Her current interests include minor oral surgery, such as wisdom teeth extractions, complex extractions, implant surgery, All on 4 surgery, exposures and pre-prosthetic surgery.Dr Jaclyn Wong offers the above services as either local or general anaesthetic procedures. Local anaesthetic procedures can be performed on site at dental practices around Melbourne. She is accredited at a number of day procedure centres across Melbourne for general anaesthetic procedures.

Dr Jaclyn Wong provides a caring and patient-centric approach to treatment. Her comprehensive training across the medical and dental specialities ensures patients receive a thorough assessment and treatment plan.

Dr Jaclyn Wong can provide flexible and prompt consultation and surgery times. To arrange an initial consultation, please call (03) 9551 2078.

(Other interests include: food/wine, skiing, boxing and her 2 adorable akitas)

Dr Sam Talpis

Dr Sam Talpis

Dentist, BOH (Dent) G Dip (Dent) QLD 

Sam Talpis is a dynamic dentist who completed his dentistry in Queensland. He is a member of the ASA (Australasian Sleep Association). He prides himself on his gentle and caring approach and aims to make every dental visit as enjoyable as possible. He has a special interest in dental sleep medicine, temporomandibular disorders and dental implants. He is also currently undertaking a Post Graduate Diploma in Dental Implants in NSW.

His enthusiasm for dentistry and interest in continued education including full accreditation with Invisalign, dental lasers, myobrace, inman aligner ensures all his work is of the highest quality. Sam is always willing to discuss any concerns his patients may have regarding their treatment or care of their teeth.

Dr Talpis has Attended a Craniofacial pain clinical residency program at the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain in the USA, a Sleep Residency in San Diego and has been accepted into the Masters degree program in Sleep Medicine at the University of Sydney. Working in close conjunction with sleep physicians, ENT surgeons and sleep psychologists, he believes the quality of your sleep has a dramatic impact on your health, well-being and overall quality of life.

Having lived and travelled around the world, Sam can speak fluent Russian, and some Croatian. Outside of dentistry Sam enjoys surfing, Exercising at the gym, cooking and Scuba diving.

 

Reagan McVeigh

Reagan McVeigh

Dental Hygienist – Hygiene Team Leader, Dip DH Canada, BSc DH Candidate UBC. Reagan is our ‘Canadian’ dental hygienist and leads our dental hygiene team here at Bond Street!Alongside private practice, Reagan has work experience in the following:

  • The dental department at Vancouver General Hospital/University of British Columbia
  • Community health programs
  • Working with periodontal specialists
  • Working on a rotational basis in the Canadian Arctic
  • Practicing in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Dental volunteering in Vietnam and the Australian Outback
  • Public speaking and educating

When not at work, Reagan enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She loves fitness, traveling and being involved with anything to do with the outdoors.

Sonya Butler

Sonya Butler

Dental Hygienist, Bachelor of Oral Health

College Hospital London in 1994. She has been working at Bond Street Dental part time for the past twelve years. She has also worked in orthodontic and periodontic specialist practices.

Outside of work, Sonya enjoys spending time with her two children, doing yoga, eating and exploring different arts and crafts.

Tracy Dillon

Tracy Dillon

General Manager Malo Clinic Sydney and Business Operations Manager.

Tracy Dillon is the Business Operations Manager at Bond St Dental Malo Clinic. Tracy has spent 21 years working alongside Dr Benge at the Bond Street Malo Clinic and was instrumental in developing the practices relationship with the Malo Clinic in Portugal. In addition to working with the practice, Tracy has managed and hosted Dental industry seminars and workshops. Having developed the Sydney Malo Clinic, Tracy now manages that practice and she also oversees the operational components of Bond St Dental and Malo Australia.

Tracy’s wealth of experience offers diversity within the business enabling her to develop relationships with colleagues and patients. She still considers herself work in progress whether that’s being a mother or business manager.

Paula

Paula
 

Dr Larry Benge talks about his chosen surgical team! Vitally important in the care of our patients!

Our dental team is focussed on providing patients with the best treatment options possible. In addition to providing patients with preventative and general dentistry services, we also provide cosmetic dentistry, which could give a patient his or her beautiful smile back. To ensure our treatments are the most advanced in the region, we are constantly searching for the latest treatment solutions in both general and cosmetic dentistry. Thus, patients who have struggled with a persistent or complex dental problem, can always count on our experienced team to create a treatment plan and provide the patient with a solid solution.

The Bond Street Dental team also contributes to educating the community; this translates in providing patients with the information they need regarding dental health, but also in dental health podcasts available to the public on iTunes and free information evenings about revolutionary dental implant treatments. The Bond Street Dental team is currently organising free information evenings for the All-On-4 dental implant treatment, where attendees interested in obtaining the treatment can discover vital information regarding the execution of the treatment, the cost, eligibility criteria and more. During these free information evenings, attendees can also speak to our own Dr Larry Benge, one of the specialists and pioneers in the field of All-On-4 dental implant treatments. So, if you wish to learn more about this revolutionary new treatment, be sure to reserve your seats for the free information evenings on the Bond Street Dental website.

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6 Bond St, South Yarra,
Melbourne VIC 3141

1300 266 378

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