Smile Connections

Ivanhoe Dentist
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Open until 6:00pm
114 Waterdale Road Ivanhoe, VIC 3079

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Quality, Comprehensive Dental Care in a Professional and Relaxed Environment.

Smile Connections is pleased to serve the community of Ivanhoe and welcomes patients of all ages. We pride ourselves on providing excellent dental care and personalised service in a professional and relaxed and even fun environment. Our principal dentist, Dr Marcus Ford, and assistant dentists Dr Vicki Drew and Dr Cynthia Chu, each have over 20 years of professional experience as dentists, so you are in excellent hands.

Our services cover all general dentistry, including:

  • Preventive dental care (Cleanings & Examinations)
  • Cosmetic dentistry (Teeth whitening, Fixing broken teeth)
  • Replacing missing teeth
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dentures & Partials
  • Periodontal disease treatment
  • Root canal treatment
  • Implant placement
  • Nighttime splints
  • Custom-made sport mouthguards
  • TMJ disorders & Bruxism treatment
  • Tooth-coloured fillings
  • Emergency dental care

Our team of support staff love their jobs and delight in making your experience at the dentist as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We believe that prevention is better than cure, so will work with you to ensure that any issues are addressed when they are smaller (and less expensive) than advanced issues which are bigger, painful and more costly. Our experienced clinicians can work with you to find a solution for your dental issues, which is long-term and will fit in your budget.

Our facilities are purpose-built, the clinic is fully wheelchair-accessible and we have plenty of on-site parking. Our welcoming reception area has a great selection of up-to-date magazines, TV, music and we're even happy for you to tap into Wi-Fi which you are welcome to use.

As a mixed billing practice, we are delighted to offer many payment options, including interest-free payment plans through MySmilePlan and Afterpay. We also participate in a number of government health and dental schemes.

Ideally located for residents of Ivanhoe, we also welcome patients from surrounding areas, including Thornbury, Northcote, Alphington, Fairfield, Eaglemont, Heidelberg, Bellfield, Heidelberg Heights, Rosanna, Bulleen and Kew.

With our convenient online booking service, booking an appointment with your family dentist in Ivanhoe is easy and can be done at any time. Simply scroll to the top of the page and click on your preferred appointment time from the options displayed to get started now.

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Dr Cynthia Chu

Dentist, Female
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Dr Marcus Ford

Dentist, Male
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Mr Stylianos Papadopoulos

Dental Hygienist, Male

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Pricing Guide

This pricing is indicative only. Actual fees may vary based on the treatment received during the appointment, and if you have preferred provider private health insurance.

Standard Fees

Check-up and clean (with fluoride treatment)


As part of a standard check-up and clean, we'll assess your overall oral health, clean your teeth including a scale and polish, and apply fluoride to strengthen your enamel.

As part of a standard check-up and clean, we'll assess your overall oral health, clean your teeth including a scale and polish, and apply fluoride to strengthen your enamel.

Item no.TreatmentQty
Topical remineralisation (Fluoride)
Removal of calculus – first appointment
Comprehensive oral examination

Preferred insurance providers

Smile Connections is a preferred provider for the following health insurance funds. Patients with an eligible policy with one of the preferred providers listed below may be entitled to a higher rebate than that of a non-preferred provider.

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Contact details

114 Waterdale Road Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
(03) 9499 1...
(03) 9499 5...

Opening hours

8:00am - 6:00pm
8:00am - 6:00pm
8:00am - 6:00pm
8:00am - 6:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm

Languages spoken




Bus stop nearby
Comfortable waiting room
Free onsite parking

Special interests

Dental hygiene
Hcf preferred provider

Directions and parking

We are located just around the corner from the Ivanhoe shopping strip. On Waterdale Rd between Ivanhoe Primary School and the church on the corner of Livingstone St, just 500m from the Ivanhoe train station, with plenty of onsite parking. Our practice is fully accessible for people with limited mobility