About us | About Huntingdale Dental Clinic

1558 Dandenong Rd, Huntingdale

About Us

It is our aim to make your visit with us a comfortable one.

We practice dentistry with transparency, this means no hidden surprises. Our dentists are locally trained, regularly educated, and are here to help you make informed decisions about the care we can provide for you.

We’re here to hold your hand to guide you through sometimes, unfortunately, difficult scenarios. We are also here to provide some life changing experiences that dentistry can offer. Just ask our team what we can achieve for you!

Our certified dental nurses, Helen and Stacey, are also familiar faces who you will meet regularly. They work together with our 3 dentists to cater for your individual needs and to achieve the very best outcome for you.


Dr. Melissa Chew BDSc (Melb) – Dentist

Keen fields of interest: Aesthetic dentistry including veneers

Melissa graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Science and currently works both in the private and public sectors. She enjoys practising all aspects of general dentistry with a particular interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Her enthusiasm for dentistry combined with a gentle hand helps her create a positive and comfortable experience for all her patients.

In her free time, she enjoys training her new puppy Charlie (with much success!).

She is available every Thursday, Friday and every second Saturday.


Dr. Michelle Van BHSc. MDent. (LaTrobe) – Dentist

Keen fields of interest: Interceptive orthodontics including Myobrace, traditional braces and Invisalign

Michelle graduated from Latrobe University in Bendigo with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and a Masters in Dentistry. Having spent most of her training out and about in rural Victoria, Michelle has now settled back into city life.

She thoroughly enjoys working with families as she believes that the key to happy, healthy smiles is through prevention & education. She has as family-orientated practice and is dedicated to providing gentle dental care to her patients in all aspects of general and aesthetic  dentistry.

Michelle has keen interests in orthodontics and is a certified Invisalign provider. She is also an accredited provider of Relative Analgesia (Nitrous Oxide) and is a member of the ADSA and ADA.

On her days off, she enjoys walking her dogs at the local park and keeping fit with regular pilates sessions. Apart from English, she can speak Vietnamese and is JLPT N2 proficient in Japanese.

She is available every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and every second Saturday.


Dr. Timothy Van BDSc. (W.A.) – Dentist

Keen fields of interest: Reconstructive dentistry including implants.

Dr. Timothy Van graduated at the University of Western Australia and has since left the western coast to live in Melbourne. He is an advocate for the importance of oral health and is committed to making annual voluntary dental trips to Vietnam to provide dental care for those less fortunate. Last trip in 2014, he lead the group to Vinh Long province (south of Vietnam) treating young children.

Timothy enjoys the management of complex dental problems and cosmetic rehabilitation.

Timothy is a graduate from Progressive Orthodontics, certified Invisalign and Invisalign Teen provider, a member of the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry, Australian Sleep Association, ICOI and ADA. He is also an accredited provider for Relative Analgesia (Nitrous Oxide gas).

In his spare time, he is a family man and enjoys spending time with his wife and little girl. He is also an avid swimmer, however his schedule has become quite busy since becoming a father.  Apart from English, Timothy is fluent Vietnamese, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Timothy consults on Sundays by appointment.