Best Pediatric Dentists in Melbourne

Below is a list of the top and leading Pediatric Dentists in Melbourne. To help you find the best pediatric dentist located near you in Melbourne, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

This article is updated every 3-4 months.

Melbourne’s Best Pediatric Dentists:

The top rated pediatric dentists dealing with oral health of children from infancy through the teen years:

  • Dr Debra Elsby – Camberwell Children’s Dentistry
  • Dr Jyotsna (Jo) Raj BDS, FRACDS, DCD (Paed) – South Eastern Children’s Dentistry
  • Dr Evelyn Yeung – Happy Smiles

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Camberwell Children’s Dentistry

Dr Debra Elsby - Camberwell Children's Dentistry
Dr Debra Elsby – Camberwell Children’s Dentistry

Dr Debra Elsby graduated in dentistry with Commendation from the University of Dundee, Scotland. She practised in general and community-based dentistry as well as completing a surgical post in Glasgow prior to emigrating to Australia.

She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Paediatric Dentistry in 2014 and continues to lecture for the university as well as the dental profession. Her special interests include treatment of anxious children and those with special needs. Her charity work has taken her to the Kingdom of Tonga where she helped improve the oral health of children through education and treatment.


We offer in-clinic dental treatment, occasionally with sedation, and specialist dental treatment under general anaesthetic in a hospital setting, if your child requires this type of care.


Address: 430 Riversdale Road Hawthorn East, VIC 3123
Phone: (03) 9882 2666


“This was the third dentist I visited with my son who has autism. The staff were wonderful and very accommodating finding a suitable appointment time. The dentist was so lovely and gentle. She explained everything clearly to my son and he opened his mouth (first time)! We’ll be back! Thank you.” – Katie M.

South Eastern Children’s Dentistry

Dr Jyotsna (Jo) Raj BDS, FRACDS, DCD (Paed) - South Eastern Children's Dentistry
Dr Jyotsna (Jo) Raj BDS, FRACDS, DCD (Paed) – South Eastern Children’s Dentistry

Dr Jyotsna Raj is a registered specialist in Paediatric Dentistry with current memberships to the Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry, Australian Dental Association, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree in 2005 and obtained her Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Paediatric Dentistry from University of Melbourne. She completed her fellowship at the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 2012.

She has worked in general dental practice for nearly a decade, across public and private sectors, before commencing specialist training. Her postgraduate training at the University of Melbourne included working at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. She currently teaches the Doctor of Dental Surgery students at the Melbourne Dental School.

She is well trained in all aspects of Paediatric Dentistry and has a particular interest in management of children with special needs, dental trauma and minor oral surgery. Her research interests include dental caries experience and oral health needs in cleft lip and palate children


We offer comprehensive range of dental services for infants, children and adolescents, including those with medical conditions and/or special needs.  Dental services include: Examinations (check-ups) and maintenance, Caries (decay) risk assessment, Preventive dentistry including diet counselling and modification, Advice pertinent to periodontal (gum) disease, oral habits and accident prevention, Digital x-rays, Fissure sealants, Restorative treatment (such as fillings, nerve treatments and stainless steel crowns), Extractions, Space maintainers, Custom-fitted mouthguards, and Management of dental injuries.


Address: Suite 3.6, Level 3, Vermont South Medical Centre 645-647 Burwood Highway Vermont South VIC 3133
Phone: (03) 9800 4766


“Friendly expert dentist with a wonderful way with children. Brand new practice. Very friendly decor and welcoming which will appeal to children.” – Maria N.

Happy Smiles

Dr Evelyn Yeung - Happy Smiles
Dr Evelyn Yeung – Happy Smiles

Dr Evelyn Yeung attended the University of Adelaide where she received both her bachelor degree in dental surgery and postgraduate training in the Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry). She has worked in private and public practice gaining a wide breadth of experience and knowledge in Melbourne, and metropolitan and rural South Australia.

During her specialist paediatric dental training, Evelyn gained experience and developed interests in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, children with special needs, behaviour management, laser soft tissue procedures, dental anomalies and management of dental trauma.

Evelyn was also involved in undergraduate anatomy tutoring, preclinical and clinical paediatric demonstrating, and lecturing. Evelyn is the current president of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry (Victoria Branch). She is also a member of the Australian Dental Association, Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry and Autism Spectrum Australia.


X-rays (also known as radiographs), Restorations, Pulp therapies, Soft tissue laser procedures, and Behaviour management.


Address: 181 Balcombe Road, Beaumaris, VIC 3193
Phone: (03) 9583 1378


“Fantastic friendly staff, great set up for kids.” – Chris D.

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