Unley Park Dental Clinic has a highly qualified, experienced and caring group of staff. Comprising dentists, dental hygienists and support staff, their aim is to make your experience as a patient as positive as possible. To help you get to know them better here is a little information about our dentists and hygienists.
Unley Park Dental Clinic has been a part of the local Unley community since the mid-1980s. Practice Principal, Dr Ben Sharpe, bought the business in 2010 and has set about modernising the entire practice to put the experience for each patient at the centre of everything Unley Park Dental Clinic does. This patient first approach underscores the way that each Unley Park Dental Clinic team member works and Interacts with each individual patient. The extensive experience of the professional staff is also complemented by strong relationships with specialists to ensure optimum comprehensive care and a seamless experience for every patient.
Ben Graduated from Adelaide University with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2005. Ben has been the principal dentist at Unley Park Dental Clinic since 2010. Prior to this time Ben has practiced in Tasmania, the Adelaide Hills and Unley. Ben has a strong focus on continuing education and keeps up to date with the best technology and treatments available. Ben’s philosophy towards dentistry is to provide excellent preventative care and high quality treatments to achieve the best possible outcomes for his patients. Ben and his wife Joyce Vun have 3 adorable children. Ben is a devoted family man and his fun loving approach is appreciated by the many children and their parents who attend his practice.
Joyce graduated from Adelaide University with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2004 and has successfully undertaken further dental studies. Joyce, a Principal Dentist at the Unley Park Dental Clinic since 2010, enjoys travelling and cooking with her husband and 3 children. Originally from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (Borneo), Joyce has worked in dental practices in Tasmania, Plympton and Morphett Vale before acquiring Unley Park Dental Clinic with her husbant Ben. Joyce has a broad range of dental experience and skills – her friendly, caring approach can make even the most anxious patient feel at ease. Joyce is also quite the linguist and is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka and Malay.
Dental Hygienist / Oral Health Therapist
Jemma is one of Unley Park Dental Clinic’s Oral Health Therapists. She graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2005 and has since worked in both the private and public dental sectors including challenging environments such as youth detention centres. All of which make her an extremely experienced and well rounded dental practitioner.
As an Oral Health Therapist, graduates leave university with two distinct skill sets:
Hygiene: Dental hygienists provide dental care for children and adolescents. They examine oral and dental conditions, restore and conserve permanent & deciduous teeth, perform extractions and remove calculus.
Therapy: Dental hygienists provide dental care for children and adolescents. They examine oral and dental conditions, restore and conserve permanent and deciduous teeth, perform extractions and remove calculus.
Jemma is a registered Dental Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and is an active member of both the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapist Association as well as the Dental Hygienist Association of Australia.
Now the proud mother to a beautiful baby girl, Jemma can empathise with parents and the challenges that this brings to not only maintain our own health but also the health of our little ones too. She looks forward to meeting you and your family!
Dental Hygienist / Oral Health Therapist
Graduating top of her class, from the University of Adelaide in 2009 with a Bachelor of Oral Health, Julia has been with the Unley Park Dental Team since 2010. Julia has always had an interest and passion for healthcare with over 10 years of prior experience as a Registered Nurse. Julia enjoys the preventive nature of hygiene, helping patients identify potential oral health issues before treatment is required.
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Our fully trained, experienced and friendly staff ensure an enjoyable and hassle free visit to Unley Park Dental Clinic every time.