Dentists of Plenty Valley was originally opened in 1975 by Dr. Flaviana Benedetti and husband Dr. Garry Nervo. After some time away establishing practices in Mill Park, Kilmore and Ivanhoe and Dr. Nervo establishing a highly recognised endodontic practice in Collins street, Melbourne, Dr. Benedetti returned to Whittlesea in 2012.
With a few renovations, decorations and new homely touches, Dentists of Plenty Valley still maintains its principle aim; to provide excellent patient care, whilst making you feel comfortable and providing you with the best experience possible at the dentist.
Our dentists are all members of the ADA and alongside our experienced hygienists and caring support staff, work as a team to provide you with the best possible outcomes for your oral and general health, as comfortably and conveniently as possible.
The Australian Dental Association has advised all members that we are now on level 3 of service as COVID-19 is not contained. This means extremely limited treatment can be provided to our existing patients.
Click on the file below to see current guidelines from the Australian Dental Association:
If you have suffered trauma then we recommend you contact the Dental Hospital.
Dental Hospital contact:
1800 833 039
720 Swanston Street, Carlton
I regret to inform all our valued patients that our practice will be conducting telephone screening to identify true emergencies. Telephone messages will be checked every second day, so leave your name and telephone number and we will return your call. To determine if we could see you. We will have the highest regard of infection control available to us. We are all in this together we don't want to spread COVID-19 just as much as you don't.
Before attending our practice please inform of us the following:
Been overseas via plane or cruise ship in the last three months
Have been in isolation or quarantine
Feeling unwell or have flu like symptoms- coughing, runny nose, body aches and high temperature
Have been in contact with sometime that's been tested positive for COVID-19
During these times we encourage our patients to do the following to take care of their teeth:
Brushing twice daily and clean in between your teeth daily at night
Avoid snacking, do your best to have set meal times
Avoid foods that are high in sugar and drinks that are acidic or carbonated
Dr. Flaviana Benedetti - BDSc LDS
Flav studied dentistry at the University of Melbourne. She spread her skills across Whittlesea, Mill Park, Kilmore and eventually Ivanhoe, as well as assisting the needs of the community as a manager of community dental programmes.
When Flav isn't taking care of her patients and family of staff, she enjoys fine dining and the social atmosphere of her son, Morris' cafe 'Little Somethin Somethin'; keeping up to date with her twin daughters' Olivia and Miriam's international DJ lifestyle as 'Nervo' and spending time with her grand-children, Adele's adorable boys.
Dr Victor Ho - BDSc LDS
Dr Victor Ho graduated from Melbourne University Dental School. He is a member of the Australian Dental Association as well as the Endodontic Society and the Prosthodontic Society
Victor is a caring dentist with many years of experience and provides quality dentistry. He keeps up to date by attending lectures, courses and workshops provided by the University and the different societies. For many years, Dr Victor Ho ran a successful practice in an inner Melbourne suburb.
When Victor is not working he enjoys spending time with his grown-up children and his grandson – he also enjoys reading and walking.
Dr. Francis Chan - BDSc(Hons)
Dr Francis Chan attained a Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours from the University of Melbourne. During his studies, he was awarded the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons prize for highest aggregate clinical marks.
Prior to joining Dentists of Plenty Valley, Francis was working in the scenic seaside town of Warrnambool. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry, with a special interest in restorative dentistry and endodontics.
Outside of the clinic, Francis enjoys reading and is never one to pass up on a good movie!
Maria Arconado - Oral Health Therapist
Miss Maria Arconado is an Oral health therapist (both dental hygiene and therapy) meaning she specailises in taking care of our patient's gum health and dental work on children. She grew up New Zealand and studied Bachelor of Oral Health at Otago University.
Maria has been working in private practices both in New Zealand and Australia. Maria believes in good habits to attain good teeth and gum health.
She focuses on all preventative aspects of dentistry to help patients be the best they can be with their teeth and gums for both young and old. During her spare time she does her best to keep active, like enjoying local trails walks and loves her food.
Get In Touch
2 MacMeikan Street, Whittlesea, VIC 3757
Monday - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday - Closed
Friday - Closed
Saturday 8:00am - 12:30pm By appointment only*
Phone: (03) 9716 0161
Fax: (03) 8678 1120