Dentist Canterbury

Family dentist near Canterbury

Since its inception in the 1970s, Boroondara Dental Clinic has been catering to the dental needs of people in Canterbury and the surrounding communities for over 40 years. For both new and returning patients, our objective is to exceed your anticipations and create a satisfying experience every time. As a community-oriented dental clinic, we’re committed to providing you with the best possible care and may refer you to specialists if we believe they’re better equipped to address your concerns.

Opening Hours
Monday8:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday8:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday8:30am - 4:00pm
Friday8:15am - 3:00pm
SaturdayBy Appointment

For emergency appointments call 03 9857 7886


We believe that dental care is vital for good oral and overall health. We know that visiting the dental office can be stressful, and we want to help you feel as relaxed and comfortable as we can.

Understanding the relationship between oral health, overall health, and both is important. Studies show that gum diseases and dental problems can increase the risk for other health issues, such as diabetes and heart disease. By maintaining good oral health through regular dental visits, you can reduce your risk of these and other health problems. By making regular dental visits your priority, we encourage you to be proactive in maintaining good oral health. Our team is made up of highly-trained and compassionate dental professionals who are committed to providing care that is tailored to meet your individual needs.

Children’s Dentistry Canterbury

Children's dentist Canterbury

Boroondara Family Dentist is dedicated to providing gentle and respectful dental care for children of all ages in Canterbury and the surrounding suburbs.

We aim to educate children about good oral habits to ensure they have a healthy mouth throughout their lives. Eligible children can receive $1000 of dental care over a 2-year period through the Child Dental Benefits Scheme provided by Medicare.

Dental care is crucial for children’s overall well-being. The occurrence of tooth decay among children is increasing in Australia. Statistics from 2010 revealed that 55% of 6-year-olds had experienced decay in their primary teeth, while 48% of 12-year-olds had experienced decay in their permanent teeth.

We suggest that children begin visiting a dentist around the age of three or four. Regular dental check-ups ensure our teeth remain healthy. Waiting until pain arises can result in a traumatic initial experience for a child and may lead to long-term fear issues in the future.

Cosmetic Dentistry Canterbury

Boroondara Family Dentist is a quality cosmetic dentist that delivers exceptional dental care to patients in Canterbury and the surrounding areas.

Do you find yourself worrying about the aesthetics of your smile? Does that visibly crooked tooth concern you? Have you observed that your teeth appear less white? Is it affecting your confidence?

Your smile is one of the most identifiable features of your face and is often the initial aspect that draws attention. It signifies your mood, sociability, and general well-being. According to the Australian Society of Orthodontics (ASO), over half of Australians experience self-consciousness about their smiles.

The good news is that cosmetic dentistry can significantly enhance the aesthetics of your smile.

Meet Our Dentists

At Boroondara Family Dentist, we are delighted to have a team of dedicated and highly skilled dentists who are passionate about providing outstanding dental care to patients of all ages. Our experienced dentists bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our practice, ensuring that each patient receives individualised treatment and achieves the best possible oral health outcomes. Whether it’s routine check-ups or complex dental procedures, our dentists stay abreast of the latest developments in dentistry and adopt a gentle approach to ensure a comfortable and positive dental experience for all.

Beata - Dentist at our clinic in Canterbury

Beata Dabrowska

Beata Dabrowska has been an invaluable member of our dental team for over 15 years, serving as our principal dentist. With a wealth of experience and a dedication to delivering top-quality treatment, Beata takes great pride in her keen attention to detail. Originally from Poland, she graduated with honours from the medical academy in Wroclaw in 1988 before embarking on her private practice in Australia in 1993. Beata firmly believes that every patient deserves the utmost respect and individualised attention. She prioritizes open communication and actively involves patients in discussions about their treatment options and associated costs, empowering them to make informed decisions throughout their dental care journey.

Dr Jaina at Canterbury dental clinic

Jaina Chhanabhai  

Jaina Chhanabhai is a valued and esteemed member of our dental team who is passionate about providing comprehensive care to her patients. After completing her studies at the University of Adelaide in 2013, Jaina gained valuable experience working in Tasmania and regional Victoria. With a holistic approach to general dentistry, Jaina finds immense joy in helping patients overcome dental anxiety. She has developed a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry and takes great pleasure in discussing various options for achieving smile transformations. Whether it’s clear aligners, braces, or other orthodontic appliances, Jaina is committed to assisting patients in reaching their smile goals and regaining their confidence.

Boroondara Family Dentist are proudly associated with

Australian Dental Association Member
Child Dental Benefit Scheme - Medicare Provider
Department of Veteran's Affairs - Australian Government
HiCaps Claims
Member of Australian Prosthodontic Society Inc


ITI Technology used in our Canterbury dental clinic
Philips Zoom
Registered with Afterpay
Trio Clear Provider
Certified Invisalign Provider in Canterbury

Frequently Asked Questions – Dental Clinic Near Canterbury

How often should I visit my local Canterbury dentist?

The dentist should be visited every six month for a regular check-up and cleaning. Your dentist may suggest more frequent visits if you’ve had dental problems in the past or are at greater risk.

What should I expect during a dental check-up?

Your dentist will check your teeth and gums to see if there are any signs of dental issues such as gum disease or oral cancer. A dentist might also take X rays to look for hidden issues.

How can I improve my oral hygiene?

To improve your oral hygiene, it’s important to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time and floss daily. Fluoride toothpaste, mouthwash, and mouthwash all help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

What are some common dental problems and how can I prevent them?

The most common dental issues are tooth decay, gingivitis, and cancer of the mouth. For prevention, you should practice good oral health, eat healthy, and see your dentist for regular check-ups.

What are the benefits of professional teeth cleaning?

A professional teeth cleaning can eliminate tartar and plaque build-up, protecting your gums from disease. And with surface stains removed, your smile will look whiter and brighter.

How can I manage dental anxiety?

We make nitrous oxide, also known as happy gas, available to help ease your anxiety. It is a colourless and odourless gas that functions as a mild sedative, appropriate for children and adults alike.

How can I improve the appearance of my teeth?

Teeth whitening, veneers, and bonding are cosmetic dental procedures that can transform your smile. Consult your dentist to determine which option will work best for your unique goals and needs.

What is a dental emergency and how should I handle it?

Don’t wait to seek help when you experience a dental emergency like a knocked-out tooth or severe tooth pain. Reach out to your dentist immediately for prompt treatment.

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