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We have been looking after patients in our Richmond location for the last 15 years.

What sets us apart is our highly experienced team of Dentists and a wonderful team of support staff that enable RFD to provide individualized Dentistry. From general health maintaining dentistry, to more complex and involved dental care that requires experience and technology to get the best results. We have Oral Health Therapists working alongside our Dentists to provide optimal care in our Hygiene Department. RFD believes in and can certainly see the benefits in our patients’ wellbeing when they have a regular examination and Hygiene appointment appropriate to their individual needs- these needs change over time too – with life changes such as pregnancy, cancer treatment, dry mouth issues or teeth moving after orthodontics. With our talented and caring Dentists, Dr Harper, Dr Burke, Dr Abbot and Dr Cox you will be given the best of care in a fully supported and relaxed environment. See our website for all the services we offer or call our friendly team to discuss your needs and get the right advice.

Our Team

Dr Robert Cox – General Dentist
Dr Robert Cox graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2005 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and initially served as a dentist in the Royal Australian Air Force for five years, gaining experience in all aspects of general dentistry. He then moved into private practice in Gippsland Victoria and also provided dental services at the Gippsland Base Hospital. Since 2012 he has been working in private practice in Melbourne and has been a member of the Australian Dental Association since 2001.

Dr Cox has an interest in preventive and minimally invasive dentistry, focusing on high quality restorative and cosmetic treatment outcomes to meet each individual’s specific needs. He has a caring and friendly approach and works with patients to provide the information required so that they can make informed decisions about their dental care. Dr Cox also believes in good communication throughout procedures so that patients know what to expect at each stage of their treatment.

Dr Ben Abbott – General Dentist
After graduating from the University of Western Australia, Ben moved back to Melbourne and has worked in Richmond for many years.

Ben is a friendly, personable and very considerate dentist who cares about providing excellent quality care – which is what Richmond Fine Dentistry is all about – so he is perfectly aligned with our philosophy. Ben’s major areas of expertise are preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, along with an interest in dental sleep medicine. Ben is really enjoying working at RFD with all the latest equipment and technology, as well as the great support team to enable him to do his best work.

Dr Matthew Burke – General Dentist
Dr Matthew Burke is an Adelaide University graduate living in Melbourne since 2008 after graduation, to continue his career.

Matthew’s focus fits perfectly with the Richmond Fine Dentistry philosophy of minimally invasive dentistry, with the least amount t of pain. His gentle nature and approach, always makes the patient feel calm and enjoy their dental care and know they are in safe hands. His dedication to comprehensive dentistry ensures his patient experience the best of both functional and aesthetic (good looking) dentistry.

With experience across all facets of general practice, Matthew has a specific interest in endodontics and also aesthetic orthodontics such as Invisalign and Smilefast treatment options. However, he admits that the most rewarding aspect of his role is “building long term patient relationships and being able to offer comprehensive treatment tailored to each individual’s needs” Building these long term relationships with his patients is what Matthew finds one of the most rewarding aspects of his profession.

As with all of our team members, Matthew has a keen interest in continuing professional development and education. He attends numerous conferences and study group meetings to ensure he continues to offer the most current and advanced treatment options for his patients.

All Health Funds accepted with our claim on the spot Hicaps Machine. HCF Preferred provider.

Mr MJ Jones – Hygienist
Marize Jones (MJ) graduated from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health (2010). MJ is a progressive Oral Health Therapist with extensive experience in clinical oral health and clinical dental practice management. In addition to practising oral health, he also enjoyed an academic career as a clinical educator in Oral Health at Auckland (NZ) and Melbourne Universities.

MJ is currently working on an academic research project to address gender inequality within the dental practice, which reinforces his passion to professionally evolve and achieve excellence in improving patient care. MJ believes in a holistic oral health approach with attention to detail and collaborative care plans for patients of all ages. Over the course of his career, he founded an innovative oral care concept in children’s oral health to ensure early intervention and ultimately allow children to experience a friendly, less invasive dental future.

Ms Jennifer Aston – Hygienist
Jennifer began her career in 2001 as a Dental Assistant and her passion grew so much she completed Certificate 3 and 4 in Dental Assisting. Furthering her education Jennifer attended the University of Newcastle to study Bachelor of Oral Health in 2012.

Jennifer has joined Richmond Fine Dentistry after many years’ experience in another private practice and is a wonderful addition to the team because of her knowledge, experience and fabulous patient care. Jennifer makes all her patients feel special and tailors their treatment outcomes for optimal dental health whilst providing the highest quality of care. Jennifer completed further studies in ZOOM Whitening too.

She prides herself on her gentle treatment, educating patients on good oral hygiene and her ability to build great rapport with her dedicated patients.

Dr Robert Harper – General Dentist
Dr Robert Harper has many years of experience and has been constantly educating himself with the latest techniques, products and new ways of doing dentistry.

He has a passion for his job and thoroughly enjoys the interaction with his patients, as well as the technical aspect of being a dentist.

Dr Harper graduated from Melbourne University in 1976 and after working in the suburbs of Melbourne, moved to Portland, in Western Victoria where he not only gained vast knowledge in all aspects of dentistry but also the ability to engage with people and understand their dental needs. Dr Harper gained much experience in Portland but decided to further enhance his career in Melbourne and undertook a course in ‘Crown and Bridge’ at Melbourne University, as well as setting up a practice in Swanston Street in Melbourne’s CBD.

Dr Harper’s passion is to have the latest technology and a well-designed, hygienic and joyful environment to work in and be supported by talented and caring staff. A move to Bridge Road, Richmond has encompassed his idea of a great practice – a state of the art surgery designed with excellent dentistry in mind and comfort for the staff and patients. A beautiful environment certainly makes for a happy place.

A highly dedicated dentist and a regular participant in continuing professional development, including the Seattle Study Club, Dr Harper appreciates the fact that his profession has allowed him to work in an Aboriginal Community and he continues to provide dentistry to the less privileged through various ventures.

We continue to be amazed at his level of enthusiasm for all things dentistry and we know he is very proud of the practice he has created at Richmond.

Mr Sed Lebotse – Hygienist
Sed is a University Adelaide graduate. We love having Sed at RFD, he is a gentle and extremely kind practitioner with a very sound knowledge of dentistry and works closely with Dr Harper. The children who visit our practice love Sed too. Originally from South Africa, he moved to Australia and worked in Cairns gaining many skills before moving south to Melbourne.

We’ve loved having Sed with us for the past 7 years. Sed knows his patient dental health very well and has helped many patients over time improve their oral health. Optimal outcomes are achieved when such relationships are built and patients can share their social history as well as their medical history- which all impact on dental health.

All Health Funds accepted with our claim on the spot Hicaps Machine. HCF Preferred provider.

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