Thornbury Family Dental is a state-of-the-art dental clinic opened by Dentist Dr Oliver Liao and Dr Alice Chen in 2017. With a convenient and accessible location on High Street in Thornbury, Dr Oliver and Dr Alice are pleased to deliver excellent dental care with compassion and kindness to our growing community.
Our aim is to bring to the Thornbury and surrounding communities a fresh, new, and dynamic dental experience. We strive to help make each dental visit as enjoyable for the anxious and as fun for the kids as possible.
Here at Thornbury Family Dental we are a patient focused dental practice. Our whole team has had, and will continue to have, extensive training to ensure we can provide each and every one of our patients with the best dental experience/treatment possible, efficiently and safely. Our priority is patient comfort and making sure even the most anxious patient is put at ease when visiting our practice.
We welcome everyone, from children to families, young professionals to retirees. With a fresh, modern feeling, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a friendly space that puts you right at ease.
Our open and calming environment has been carefully designed to showcase our innovative approach to dental care that ensures your comfort and focuses on the details each step of the way.
Our team strongly believes in nurturing a positive dental attitude by creating a safe, empathetic and calming environment to help alleviate dental anxiety. There are many advantages to choosing Thornbury Family Dental for your dental care:
Thornbury Family Dental is a QIP accredited private dental practice. This means we have demonstrated our commitment to providing an excellent dental care service and incorporate the NSQHS (National Safety and Quality Health Service) standards and regulations into our daily practices.
QIP promotes the continuous improvement in the quality of dental services and safety of both patients and the community and accreditation provided by them is supported by the Australian Dental Association.
A commitment to superior service begins from the moment you walk inside our door.
Our smiling, friendly receptionist is ready to greet you and make every effort to accommodate your needs and wants.
Dr Oliver and Dr Alice are fully qualified dentists who have concentrated on extensive continuing education and keeping up to date with the latest innovations to provide their patients with the best possible care.
It’s our goal to not only address your immediate dental needs but to put a plan in place that ensures your oral health is maintained for life.
Our story began at the University of Adelaide where we ( Dr Alice and Dr Oliver) met whilst studying a Bachelor or Dental Surgery at the University of Adelaide. A friendship was formed after we found out we both grew up across the ditch in Auckland, New Zealand, were both born in Taiwan and had moved to Adelaide for dental school (We think the stars were aligning).
In 2013, I made the wise decision to pick up my bags and move to the most liveable city in the world – Melbourne.
I couldn’t deny the coffee was great, the culture was alive and vibrant and knew Melbourne was the place to be. Ithen worked in private practice at multiple locations across the Northern and Eastern suburbs.
During this same period Dr Alice moved
into private practice in rural Queensland.
Our relationship began to flourish and we both continued to work in private practice. We’d decided our ultimate dream was to join forces and set up a dental practice in Thornbury that would completely revolutionise the dental industry.
After spending too many years working in other clinics, we’d both decided we weren’t satisfied with what all the other clinics were doing. We wanted something better for our patients and were looking to create a dentistry experience that was seamless.
So we worked hard, saved up enough money and set the wheels in motion.
In late 2016, it was clear that our dream was going to come true and we’d both met our match. Both professionally and personally (cue romantic music).
Dr Alice moved to Melbourne (Yay!) to work in multiple private practices and to join me in setting up our dream practice.
We are so humbled to be welcomed by the Thornbury locals and saw great growth in our first year of opening.
We have so many big plans and a huge vision for how Thornbury Family Dental can serve the local
community in the years to come.
We look forward to consistently being the best that we can be for every single one of our patients!
We believe that everyone has the right to great dental care so we want to make it a no brainer for you.
Here’s 50% off your essential 1-hour dental health check-up.