Choice Dental clinicians have a combined total of 75 years of dental experience. All our Dentists are 100% Australian Trained and proud members of the Australian Dental Association. As a group, we have helped thousands of patients young and old achieve their dental goals.
Dr Tim Chang
Tim prides himself on providing gentle dental care and is always striving for the highest quality. He has always had a passion for intricate detail and sees dentistry as the prefect mix of helping people and applying his craftsmanship skill. Tim’s motto in dentistry is to treat each patient as if he was working on his family.
He has a no compromise approach to quality and believes strongly in evidence-based practice. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and particularly likes keeping up-to-date with the latest advances in dental technology.
Tim has completed and presented research on periodontal health and was recipient of the Colgate research scholarship at university. He has had experience in both private and public dental practices throughout Victoria and the ACT.
He is trained and accredited for technologies such as:
Dentsply Sirona CEREC CAD/CAM Dentistry, ICLE Diode Laser Certification, STA The WAND Painless Injections, Invisalign, Fastbraces and Cone Beam CT/ 3D Volumetric X-ray Imaging.
Dr Caroline Nguyen
Principle Dentist (currently on maternity leave, will be returning shortly)
After gaining experience in wide range of different practices in Victoria and the ACT she decided to set up practice in her hometown of Yarraville. Caroline’s family has lived in Yarraville for more than 30 years. She grew up attending the local St Augustine’s primary school. From a working class family, Caroline understands the virtues of honest hard work. She enjoys the challenges of creating, managing and leading her own dental surgery. Her is aim to deliver outstanding dental care and also create a caring family environment for every patient and staff member. Caroline’s passion for her dental clinic has seen her invited to present at small business workshops to help local business.
Caroline is skilled at all aspects of general dentistry and has special interest in oral surgery and orthodontics. Caroline prides herself on providing a tailored approach to dentistry and makes patients young or old feel at ease in her care.
Dr Cindy Liang
She enjoys working with people and takes great care in making people feel at ease at the dentist. Cindy takes a holistic approach to her dental care and likes to work with her patients together to ensure long lasting good oral health. She finds her job highly rewarding and is passionate about giving people the confidence to smile.
In her free time, Cindy loves learning and trying new things. Lately she is trying her hand at learning Spanish. She is also taking some time doing arts and painting.
Dr Margaret Nguyen
B.O.H.(Latrobe) Masters of Clinical Dentistry (Latrobe)
Margaret is vibrant and enthusiastic. She studied dentistry in Bendigo at Latrobe University. She spent the majority of her formative years living and working in rural/regional Victoria, and it is from this experience Margaret has become passionate about providing dental care to all members of our community.
You may find her face familiar as she has been working at Choice Dental as a dental assistant for the past 10 years. She prides herself on bringing the “Choice Dental” level of excellent dental care to all of her patients.
In her spare time, Margaret enjoys immersing herself in an active lifestyle through activities such as hiking, rowing or training for the next half marathon.
Dr Ihsan Savran
B.Med.Sc. (Hons) (Sydney), B.Dent. (Hons) (Sydney)
Ihsan Savran is a general dentist new to Melbourne. Hailing from the rival big smoke of Sydney, growing up in Wollongong and recently moving from sunny Byron Bay, he has spent eight years at university, including graduate studies in dentistry to learn to keep you smiling. He is a gentle and thorough clinician who is comfortable with performing all routine and complex procedures. Whether you have a major or a minor problem, he is always happy to help!
Aside from helping smiles, Dr Ihsan is an avid soccer player and is guilty of enjoying donuts and a nice brew of coffee now and again, only as an occasional treat of course!
Dr James Wong
A highly experienced dentist with over a decade of experience, Dr. James Wong graduated from the University of Melbourne where he inaugurated his passion for the dental industry. Working in both rural and metropolitan practices around Victoria, he has developed a passion for implants and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Wong is passionate about working with each patient to achieve optimum dental health. He is also committed to providing the best possible care for his patients, frequently attending continuing education courses to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and advancements in dentistry.
Ms Claire Meaker
Claire graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health Science from La Trobe university.
She has been involved in various oral health promotion projects within aged care facilities and kindergartens aimed at improving oral health outcomes.
Claire takes a particular interest in paediatric dental care and the management of periodontal disease, while maintaining a strong focus on minimal intervention and prevention.
Dr Judith Ong
Upon completing her Bachelor in Dental Surgery in 2005, Dr. Judith spent a few years in a busy private practice in rural Victoria before continuing to provide comprehensive dental care in various private practices in suburban Victoria.
She has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign (invisible braces) and loves building her patients’ confidence by enhancing their smiles.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Ong is a keen traveller and loves to explore the diverse culinary scene in Melbourne.
Front Office Co-Ordinator
(currently on maternity leave, will be returning shortly)
Clinical & Laboratory Manager