Charisma Dental in Ivanhoe was established in 2004 and we have helped many young ones (usually from 4 years old) to older adults with their dental care.
Everyone is unique and the treatment we provide may be something simple such as advice, preventive treatment, simple extractions, white fillings; or something more complex such as surgical extractions, root canal therapy, cosmetic dentistry, crowns and bridges, and dental implant-supported restorations.
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Our Philosophy

We strive to help our patients to get the best dental fitness that they can achieve by combining education about the causes of their dental problems (to prevent the problems from reoccurring) and offering treatment options that we would consider for our own family members, to achieve a good outcome.
Our idea of ideal dental fitness means a state of no pain, no active disease, a pleasant-looking smile and functional teeth for life. In reality, this may be an impossible goal but nonetheless it is something we strive for.
It is our believe that the most significant factor affecting your dental fitness is you! Yes, you. Seeing a dentist once or twice a year to help maintain your dental health is good practice but every other day of the year will depend on your own efforts.

At Charisma Dental, we view our role as working together with you on your dental fitness. We will tell you what we find after an examination, discuss the problem(s) and offer education and/or treatment options for you to take action on. The final treatment decision is entirely up to you. We will support you to the best of our ability. You should not feel any pressure to proceed with any particular treatment. 

With complex treatment recommendations, we encourage the seeking of a second opinion to help you decide on the treatment that best suits you.

It is important for us to emphasize that your dental fitness will not improve unless you make a personal commitment to improve it.

Reasons to consider Charisma Dental for your dental care

Access to care: We are at the quieter end of the shopping strip on Upper Heidelberg Road with ample public parking available nearby, especially at the basement of Woolworths, about a minute's walk away. Ivanhoe train station is about a 5 min walk from us. We also offer after-hours emergency access for our regular patients.

Gentle care: We understand that some people find dentistry rather uncomfortable and are always mindful to be as gentle as we can to make your visit more comfortable. Despite our best efforts, a referral may still be needed in some cases.

Modern technology: We invest in proven modern technology to help improve the outcome of your dental care. Digital radiography improves our diagnostic ability with low radiation doses. Class-B autoclave works best to sterilize specialized dental equipment with hollow tubes.

Personalized care: We take time to listen to your concerns and then design a customised treatment plan to meet your personal objectives. 
We will provide you with information regarding your options as part of the informed consent process. You can accept all of our recommendations, some of it or none of it.

Transparent fees: We routinely provide fee estimates to help you budget your treatment plan. Do make a request for one if you did not get it. 

Treatment by a dentist: All of your treatment here will be carried out by a dentist instead of a dental auxiliary.

Referrals to specialists: While we offer a wide range of treatment, there are situations where it is a medico-legal requirement to offer you the option of referral to a specialist. With complex cases, it will be in your best interest to do so. 

The Dentist 

Dr Choon M Ting (Steven)

BSc (WA), BDS (Otago)

Member of Australian Dental Association 

Member of Australian Society of Periodontology

Member of ITI (International Team for Implantology) 

Steven graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Science in 1991. He then worked in the dental industry for 6 years before returning to the University of Otago, New Zealand and completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2001. He worked in Singapore for 5 years before migrating to Melbourne in 2006. He took over Charisma Dental in August 2007.

Since graduating as a dentist, Steven has attended numerous courses and continues to do so, to provide his patients with the best dental care that modern dentistry has to offer.
Continuous professional development (CPD) update: June 2019
Dental practitioners are required to complete a minimum of 60 hours of CPD activities over a three-year CPD cycle. The current cycle is from December 2016 to November 2019.
Steven has completed over 160 hours of CPD activities so far for the current CPD cycle.
In the last CPD cycle from July 2013 to June 2016, Steven completed over 200 hours of CPD activities.

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