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.
We offer a complete range of dental services, facilitated by our state-of-the-art equipment.
General and cosmetic dentistry (including teeth whitening)
Crown and bridge
Root canal therapy
Porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays
Dentures: full and partial
HICAPS facilities for on-the-spot claiming
Child Dental Benefits Scheme and Veteran Affairs welcome
Hygienist/therapists for complete care
Why see a Dental Hygienist/Oral Health Therapist?
Your dental hygiene and understanding the factors that individually affect your oral health, is the key to maintaining a healthy oral environment and preventing oral diseases.
Dentists of Plenty Valley are fortunate to have an Oral Health Therapists to provide preventive care. We work as a team to provide the best possible care for you.
The ADA states that dental hygienists 'are a registered dental care provider, oral health educator and clinical operator.' They are University trained and work alongside your dentist, focusing on patient education and the prevention of dental decay and gum disease.
A hygienist is highly trained in gently removing deposits and stains from teeth thus avoiding potential loss of teeth and restoring your smile. They are also qualified to take x-rays, place preventive fissure seals, give local anaesthetic for your comfort and take impressions for the construction of mouth guards and whitening trays.
If you have any questions on dental care and treatment options, halitosis (bad breath) or whitening, our Hygienists can assist you. Our Oral Health Therapists also provide examinations and treatment for our younger patients up into early adulthood. This includes examinations, diagnosis, fillings, fissure seals, baby teeth extractions and trauma cases.
Dr. Flaviana Benedetti - BDSc LDS
Dr Kimberlyn Ong BDSc (Hons)
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 Kimberlyn Ong graduated from the University of Queensland with honors and joined Dentists of Plenty Valley after previously working in regional Victoria. She enjoys all facets of Dentistry and has a gentle touch to ensure her patients' dental needs are fulfilled in a comfortable and relaxed manner.
To keep up-to-date with recent innovations in Dentistry, Kim ensures that she attends regular professional development courses and lectures throughout the year.
Outside of Dentistry, Kim enjoys exploring the multitude of cafes which Melbourne has to offer and binge watching the latest movies available on Netflix with her husband.
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.