Dr Alice Chen
Principal Dentist

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (University of Adelaide)

Improving Lives Through Dentistry


With a desire to make a difference in people’s lives, Alice chose dentistry so that she could interact with others while helping them in a hands-on manner. Growing up, she has always enjoyed her dental visits, though she realises that many people don’t feel the same way. “I want to help eliminate the negative stigma and fear that’s commonly associated with dental visits.” She feels it’s rewarding to improve her patients’ health and wellbeing through dentistry. Alice is both calming and compassionate and often gets complimented on how gentle she is. Through her caring nature, Alice is able to put the most anxious patients and kids at ease. 

Assisting a Variety of Dental Needs

In 2012, Alice had completed a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Adelaide. There, she had met like-minded people who were passionate about dental care, and she had worked in placements at a variety of community clinics. After graduation, Alice had worked for several years in both public and private practices in regional Queensland before relocating to Melbourne, which Alice now happily and proudly calls home. 

There are numerous professional development and continuing education courses Alice has completed. The highlights include orthodontics for adults and kids, crowns and bridges, endodontics and more. Alice believes all her patients deserve healthy teeth they can keep for life. She has a passion for preventative dentistry and restoring the form and function of the mouth. Focusing strongly on patient education and oral hygiene; she enjoys supporting and guiding even the youngest patients through their journey back to perfect oral health. 

Outside of the Practice

In Alice’s spare time, she likes to try new restaurants in the Melbourne areas, finding the best cafes to get coffee and go to group gym classes. She has a strong love for travel, and experiencing different cultures and countries.

Contact Thornbury Family Dental in Thornbury today to book an appointment or learn more about what we can do for you. New patient special offers are available!