Our Team

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Dr Jenny Yu, BDSc

Jenny completed her dental training at the University of Western Australia in 2002. Jenny has extensive and varied experience, having worked for a number of years at the Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne, community clinics in Epping and Footscray, and various private clinics in the Melbourne metropolitan area.

Jenny established Edwardes Street Dental in 2010. She believes dentistry can be done with minimal discomfort. Her gentle hands and calm nature wins the trust of many nervous and unsettling patients. She specialises in cosmetic dentistry and smile enhancement, with a special interest in implant dentistry. Jenny keeps her skills up to date with the latest techniques and materials in all areas of dentistry. She is also a member of the Australian Dental Association and is accredited by the Dental Board of Australia.

Under Jenny’s commitment and hard work, Edwardes street dental has grown significantly and we have now served patients from the local area and beyond. Jenny is married with 2 children. In her leisure time, Jenny enjoys photography, fishing, travelling and relaxing with friends and family.

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Dr Ling Teh, BDSc

Ling graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2006 and has worked in both regional and metropolitan private practice. Ling is experienced in all areas of general dentistry and has a particular interest in cosmetic orthodontics and veneers, believing that everybody should have the opportunity to smile and talk without being embarrassed by their teeth. Ling stays updated on current techniques and procedures, regularly attending continuing education courses and dental expos. Ling is a member of the Australian Dental Association and has been accredited by the Dental Board of Australia.

Ling has many other interests outside of dentistry, mostly centred around food, travelling, and volunteer work with her church. She enjoys cooking, trying out Melbourne’s ever-changing array of new cafes, and travelling when time allows. Ling spends a few weeks each year in Cambodia as a volunteer dentist with a medical mission group.

 

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Dental Assistant

Originally from Tassie, Krista has been a Dental Assistant for nearly 20 years. Experienced in all areas of Dentistry Krista loves a challenge and meeting new people. Krista is always ready for a good joke and can tell you a story or hold your hand to make you feel comfortable. Friends with everyone her interests include wine tasting, fitness & American football.

ELISE
Dental Assistant

Elise has worked in the dental industry for almost 10 years completing her Cert. III in Dental Assisting in 2006. Elise enjoys working in general, family dentistry, especially with children, and patients with complex needs - including those who experience dental phobias.
Elise is currently studying her Masters in Social Work. Elise has a new appreciation of the importance of having caring and empathic health care providers who understand the needs of the patient and make them feel at ease.

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CAROLINE
Dental Assistant

Caroline grew up in the Yarra Valley, moving to Melbourne 10 years ago, to further her education. Caroline started work as a Dental Assistant in 2010, completing her Cert. III in Dental Assisting in 2011. Her main role at Edwardes Street Dental is managing Reception- and has been doing so for nearly 4 years.

Caroline assists the dentist’s on occasion but is normally found glued to the reception computer. In her spare time Caroline keeps her young toddler entertained, enjoys long car rides to Geelong to visit family, and making sure parents understand the importance of brushing their children’s teeth!!

Mouthguards

  • It is very important to wear a custom-fitted mouthguard when training and playing contact sport to help protect you against painful and expensive injuries to your teeth and mouth. 
  • If a tooth is cracked or chipped, see a dentist as soon as possible. Place any broken pieces of tooth in a small amount of milk, or plastic wrap if milk is unavailable, and take them to the dentist with you. 
  • Custom-fitted mouthguards should be worn whilst playing and training for any sport where there is a possibility of contact to the face. 
  • The Australian Dental Association strongly recommends investing in a custom-fitted mouthguard from your dentist. 
  • Have your mouthguard checked at your regular dental check-up to make sure it fits correctly and offers maximum protection. 
  • Keep your mouthguard clean and store it in a rigid container, away from heat to ensure it maintains its shape. 
  • Over-the-counter mouthguards do not provide enough protection against injuries to your teeth, mouth or jaw. Dental injuries can be very costly, so it is worthwhile investing in a custom-fitted mouthguard.

Tooth Mousse

  • Tooth Mousse is a safe and delicious topical cream which helps to remineralise teeth and reduce general sensitivity.
  • Tooth Mousse can help prevent and even reverse early stages of tooth decay for both children and adults.  

Toddlers

  • A child's first teeth are as important as permanent teeth and require daily care. 
  • Make brushing fun! Sing nursery rhymes or play a favourite song while you help your child brush their teeth. 
  • Consider a battery-powered tooth brush when cleaning your child’s teeth, this adds novelty when brushing.
  • A child who understands that teeth have to last a lifetime is more likely to take care of them. 
  • The average child has a full set of 20 primary teeth by the age of two to three years. Your child’s first visit to the dentist should be within six months of the eruption of their first tooth, or by their first birthday. 
  • Thumb sucking is a natural reflex in babies and young children. Most children lose interest in thumb sucking and dummies between two to four years of age. 
  • The appearance of primary teeth is commonly called ‘teething’. Many babies experience some discomfort during teething.