Dr Harris Schlen is the previous principal dentist at SV Dental Centre and obtained a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science at Monash University before going on to complete a bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Queensland. Dr Harry Schlen is a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Department of Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital.
Harry has more than twenty years’ experience in general dentistry and in implant dentistry and went into private practice in 1988. After providing many years of informal service to St Vincent’s Private and Public hospital patients, Harry was appointed as consultant dentist in 2003. A kind and compassionate dentist, SV Dental Centre is also a testimony to Harry’s interest in technology. His investment in state-of-the-art equipment enables the centre to provide the highest standard of care, elevating patient experiences.
Dr Leighton Phu completed his Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours at the University of Melbourne in 2011. Upon graduation he moved to Wangaratta to work in private practice for three years before returning to Melbourne at SV Dental Centre, where he is currently the principal dentist and owner. He is appointed as the senior consultant dentist for St Vincent’s Public Hospital and previously a pre-clinical demonstrator and student mentor at the University of Melbourne.
Dr Leighton is known to his patients for being a very gentle and compassionate dentist who finds it particularly rewarding when he is able to help patients overcome anxiety with dental treatment.
His passion and clinical focus is on dental implantology and reconstructive dentistry, in particular the implementation of digital and CAD-CAM technologies to enhance treatment workflow, clinical outcomes and patient experiences. He has completed further training with the Dental Implant Academy as well as completing the Master Clinician Program in Dental Implantology with the Global Institute of Dental Education, being awarded the highest distinction in Australia.
He also finds the time to volunteer, providing dental care for remote communities in Vietnam and closer to home in Alice Springs and has served on several committees of the Australian Dental Association.
Dr Galina Vinokurov joined SV Dental Centre in 2009 and her warm personality and dedication to providing excellent dental care soon gained her the loyalty of patients. Galina trained at the University of Melbourne and has gained extensive experience in all aspects of general dentistry under the mentorship and guidance of Dr Schlen. Galina is particularly talented in using CADCAM design software to create beautiful yet functional crowns in just one appointment. Galina is also interested in root canal and endodontic therapy and has completed the Master Clinician Program in Implant Dentistry.
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