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.
Operating as Normal
At Dentists of Plenty Valley in Whittlesea, we are always focused on the health and safety of our patients and staff. We are closely monitoring the current coronia virus information (COVID-19) for all updates.
With the easing of restrictions for dental treatment as of the 8th of May in Victoria, we are now able to provide routine dental treatments to our patients and new patients again.
This is great news for all of us, we have implemented procedures for patient and staff safety. These include but are not limited to:
All patients entering our clinic are asked to use our hand sanitiser located at our reception desk.
We are limiting the number of patients in the waiting room at all times, keeping up with the social distancing requirements.
All patients are asked screening questions before seeing a practitioner.
All patients are required to do a standard pre-procedural rinse containing sodium perborate monohydrate before treatment.
As we always have in the past, all staff use hand sanitisers or hand washing between patients and rooms.
All surgery staff wear eye protection and all masks and gloves are single use.
Single use protective barriers are used in the surgeries, and are removed and all equipment is wiped down before the next patient is collected from the waiting room.
If you are suffering with FLU like symptoms, we ask that you defer your treatment for 14 days and seek medical advice. These symptoms include:
Shortness of breath
IF YOU HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 WE ARE UNABLE TO TREAT YOU UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN CLEARED BY MEDICAL AUTHORITIES.
We are here to help you and if you are uncertain on how to manage your needs, please call our reception staff and they will assist you. We are also offering Telephone health consultation calls with our dentists if required.
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