Dr Leighton Phu
"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"

Dr Leighton Phu

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.

More Information

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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

Clinical Special Interests and Expertise

Nervous patients and sedation dentistry

Dental Implants

Digital and CAD-CAM dentistry including CEREC single visit crowns

Cosmetic and reconstructive rehabilitations

Dental management of snoring and sleep apnoea (certified Somnodent Provider)

Professional memberships

Australian Dental Association (Committee member)

Australian Prosthodontic Society (Committee member)

International Congress of Oral Implantologists (Member)

Notable further training

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)


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