Smile Centre

Our Team

The Smile Centre Heidelberg

Welcome to our practice. Our Dental team have been serving the community of Heidelberg for over 25 years. Formerly located at Burgundy Street, we have moved to our current premise at Darebin Street. We are looking forward to meeting you and helping your family have the healthy and attractive smiles that you deserve. 

Meet Our Team

Dr. Fiona Pond, BDSc (Melb)

Fiona grew up & went to school at Carey Baptist Grammar & was amongst the first intake of girls entering into a boys school. After graduating from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dental Science, she was accepted as an Intern at the Royal Dental Hospital gaining invaluable experience.

Fiona then worked in private practice in Chadstone, Beaumaris & Wheelers Hill for several years before setting up her own practice in Kew. After ten years she joined her husband San who had established a practice in a medical centre in Heidelberg since 1993.

Many of the patient's from Kew followed Fiona to Heidelberg. In July 2017 the practice relocated to new premises at 68 Darebin Street Heidelberg & became The Smile Centre Heidelberg.

Fiona is a member of the ADA & attends regular professional development conferences both in Melbourne & overseas. She enjoys cosmetic dentistry & whitening & is looking into providing injectables services for TMJ pain & enhancing cosmetic dental procedures.

Fiona has three teenage children, a son in year 9, another son at university studying Law/Medical science & a daughter studying Dentistry.

In her spare time, she enjoys surfing in the summer, skiing in the winter & golf whenever time permits.

 

Dr. Tina So, BDSc(Melb) - Dentist

Dr Tina So is a general dentist who can look after every aspect of your dental health - taking care to make sure you understand all aspects of your treatment and explaining all your available options.

Since graduating from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc) degree, Tina has worked in a variety of public and private clinics across Melbourne.  She worked at Health Monitor Medical Centre in Burgundy Street, Heidelberg since 2003 until the relocation of the dental Practice to Darebin Street in July 2017, and so would be a familiar face to many patients in the area.

Tina has a patient and caring approach to treatment - very thorough, and able to help you feel relaxed and at ease that you are in good hands.  She regularly attends dental study groups to keep up to date with advances in the field.  When she is not working, Tina enjoys travelling and sampling new restaurants and cuisines, especially at the same time.  She also frequently hosts dogs ("petsitting") at her home.

Dr. Madeleine Hii, BDSc (Melb) - Dentist

Dr. Madeleine Hii graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc.) degree in 2007. After the completion of her degree, she has worked in both private practice and community health clinics.

Her experience in community clinics involved treatment of patients in specific programs including the alcohol, drugs and methadone program (Dental Fix), psychiatric disability (Dental as Anything), HIV/AIDS (Dental Plus), maternity and asylum seekers.  While in private practice, she has focused on general family dentistry and cosmetic work with special interests in orthodontics, children, and patients with anxiety. She is a member of the Australian Dental Association.

Having grown up in Borneo, East Malaysia, she enjoys travel and is a massive foodie. She loves going to art exhibitions and theatre shows. She appreciates puns, so please tell her your best pun the next time you see her. She also enjoys swing dancing and Japanese jujutsu during her free time.

Dr. Madeleine Hii speaks English, Malay, Indonesian, Mandarin, can understand various Chinese dialects ie. Hokkien, Foochow, Hainanese, Cantonese and very little French.

 

Dr. Georgina Towers, DDS(Melb) - Dentist

Dr Georgina Towers grew up on the North Shore of Sydney, where her family still reside. After graduating from University of Sydney with an Applied Science (MRS) degree Georgina moved to study Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Melbourne. Whilst studying Georgina gained invaluable experience working in rural Victoria. She is focused on working with patients to improve their dental care. 

Since graduating Georgina has worked in private practice in Melbourne with a focus on general family dentistry and in particular improving dental health for children.  Georgina is an involved member of the Australian Dental Association and enjoys volunteering through the association. Georgina is a Melbourne University accredited mentor and uses her knowledge and skills to put everyone she works with at ease. Georgina is especially passionate about preventative dental care and firmly believes a holistic approach is the best way to maintain good dental and general health.

Georgina places a great deal of emphasis on creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for everyone who walks through our doors 

In her spare time Georgina regularly plays social netball, bush walking and loves to sample the fine dining that Melbourne has to offer.