"Dentistry has come such a long way... I am passionate about providing caring service and embracing technology to change the perception of dentistry for my patients"
BDSc Hons (Melb)
Principal Dentist & Director
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 home to Melbourne, where he is currently the Director and Principal Dentist at SV Dental Centre. He is also currently appointed as the Senior Consultant Dentist for St Vincent’s Public Hospital and student mentor at the University of Melbourne, where he also held the teaching position as a pre-clinical instructor.
Dr Leighton is known to his patients as a very gentle, thorough, and compassionate dentist. He finds it particularly rewarding when he is able to help patients overcome their anxiety with dental treatment. His passion and clinical focus is dental implantology and reconstructive dentistry, in particular the implementation of digital and CAD-CAM technology to enhance treatment workflow, clinical outcomes and patient experiences.
He has completed advanced training in this field with the Dental Implant Academy as well as completing the Master Clinician Program at Loma Linda University (USA) in Dental Implantology with the Global Institute of Dental Education, being awarded the highest distinction in Australia.
You will be looked after by Dr Leighton and his team when you visit us for your dental care. Building a premier practice that offers comprehensive, personal, and caring service for the community has fulfilled a lifelong dream of his.
Principal Dentist and Owner/Director of SV Dental Centre
Senior Consultant Dentist for St Vincent’s Public and Private Hospital
Guest lecturer – University of Melbourne, Australian Dental Association
Pre-clinical Demonstrator for University of Melbourne
Mentor for University of Melbourne Graduate Dentistry Program
Nervous patients and sedation dentistry
Digital and CAD-CAM dentistry including CEREC single visit crowns
Cosmetic and reconstructive rehabilitations
Dental management of snoring and sleep apnoea (certified Somnodent Provider)
Australian Dental Association (Committee member)
Australian Prosthodontic Society (Committee member)
International Congress of Oral Implantologists (Member)
Global Institute of Dental Education – Master Clinician in Dental Implantology – Loma Linda University (USA)
Dental Implantology Academy (Aus)
Composite Veneers – Dr Jason Smithson (UK) and Anthony Mak
Porcelain Veneers – Dr Ed McLaren (UCLA)
Implant Prosthetics – Dr Tony Rotondo (Brisbane, Australia)
Soft tissue grafting – Dr Pat Allen (Dallas, USA), Satoh (Osaka, Japan), Curacao (Brazil), Euwe (Italy)
Oral Surgery – A/Prof Grubor (Melbourne, Australia)