Our Philosophy

We strive to help our patients to get the best dental fitness that they deserve. Our idea of a realistic and good dental fitness level is one where there is no pain, no infection, acceptable function (for chewing and speech) and a pleasant smile for the long-term. Our approach to achieve this goal is to combine education about the causes of dental problems (to prevent them from reoccurring) and offering treatment options that we would consider for our own family members. 
It is our believe that the most significant factor affecting your dental fitness is you. Yes, you. We can give you the best information and best treatment available but if you don't make a personal commitment to improve your dental health, then your risk profile will remain unchanged. This means that existing problems will likely reoccur or deteriorate over time.

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.

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

A few reasons to consider Charisma Dental for your dental care

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.

Treatment by a dentist: All your treatment here will be carried out by a dentist. We do not engage dental hygienists or oral health therapists.  

Referrals to specialists: With complex or unusual cases, it is a medico-legal requirement to offer you the option of referral to a specialist. In some 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.  Steven took over Charisma Dental in 2007 and has been helping patients coming into the area for over 12 years. 
Dental practitioners are required to complete a minimum of 60 hours of continuous professional development (CPD) activities over a three-year CPD cycle. Steven keeps himself updated regularly to provide his patients the quality of care that they deserve. In the previous CPD cycle (2016 - 2019), he completed over 180 hours of CPD activities.

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