Welcome to our dental clinic! Our entire team is looking forward to meeting you and helping your family achieve the healthy and attractive smiles that you deserve.
Dr Manju Palam, BDSc (Melbourne), MSc Aesthetic Dentistry (London), MFGDP (RCS England)
Manju's formative years were initially in country Victoria in Gippsland and then in the outer eastern suburb of Upwey. He was schooled at Yarra Valley Grammar and then the final two years at University High School.
Manju graduated from The University of Melbourne Dental School, with electives at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London. He has had further training in Minimally Invasive Preventive Dentistry and Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dentistry in San Diego, California, and attended mini-residencies in dental implants, crown and bridge, dental aesthetics and root canal therapeutics both here in Australia and in the US. He is a foundation member of the Australian Dental Association’s Continuing Education Programme.
Manju was accepted into the 2017 Masters Programme in Aesthetic Dentistry at King's College, University of London and completed the three-year part-time programme in 2019, graduating with distinction. He was subsequently admitted as a member of the Dental Faculty of The Royal College of Surgeons. In 2020, Manju was engaged by the University of London as a Supervisor to final year Masters students.
Manju practised in Warrnambool, in South Western Victoria for 17 years, including a branch practice in Timboon with assistant dentists. Whilst in Warrnambool he was actively involved with Rotary International and was a benefactor of Brophy House (Family and Youth Services Charity).
Manju's main interest outside of dentistry is playing tennis socially.
Dr Sui Kong, BDS (Adelaide)
Sui attained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2001. She has mainly worked in private practice however her interest in special needs has also led her to work in the public system. As a dentist, she has volunteered in Vietnam and India, treating children and Tibetan refugees.
Sui enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with a particular interest in fostering a good dentist-patient relationship based on trust and respect. Her aim is to create a relaxing atmosphere where patients are treated holistically in a calm and caring manner. Children tend to react well to her small size and gentleness. Clinically she has an interest in implant and aesthetic dentistry as these areas can bring the most rewarding benefits to the patient.
Outside of dentistry, Sui is a qualified yoga teacher, avid reader and enjoys surfing, hiking, camping and having adventures with her daughter.
Clare started out in hospitality then decided to try her hand at dental assisting. Graduated from Menzies Institute of Technology in 2013. She started working as a dental assistant in 2014 and hasn't looked back.
Lina has worked as a surgical nurse for over 20 years with some of the leading dentists and oral surgeons in Melbourne. She commenced working with Manju 10 years ago. She loves the active role she plays in patient care and has a very cheerful disposition.
Outside of nursing she is a doting mum to her three children and helps with the admin of her husband’s busy construction business.
Simone is a dietitian by training however has not worked in that profession following the birth of her children. She helps out at the practice in the reception and with the admin work. Outside of work she enjoys gardening and walking her dog Lola.