BHSc, MDent (La Trobe)

Margaret completed her dental degree from La Trobe University in Bendigo, and throughout placements has worked in regional areas such as Mildura and Ballarat. Most recently though, she has returned closer to home in the Western suburbs of Melbourne at Aqua Smiles Dental.

When it comes to dentistry, Margaret aims to treat each patient with the upmost respect and care as if she was treating family. She prides herself in being a caring clinician to provide tailored dental plans to suit each person’s needs.

Margaret has a friendly and caring personality that makes even her most nervous patients feel at ease. She is confident seeing patients of all ages from young children to the elderly, or patients of varying levels of dental anxiety.

Margaret is bilingual being fluent in English and Vietnamese.

After a day’s work, Margaret enjoys going home to her cat (Chonkers) and dog (Odie) – yes, they both do get along! Other hobbies include some friendly competition on the badminton court or expanding her culinary skills by trying different recipes.

DDS (Melb)

Viet completed his degree at the University of Melbourne and has experience working in a range of clinics throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria.

Viet is a gentle dentist who strives to make every visit as comfortable as possible and ensure everyone receives a high standard of care. He understands that dental care can be daunting, whether at the dental clinic or at home, and is committed to providing a positive and educational experience to empower patients on their journey towards their dental goals.

He enjoys treating patients of all ages and helping them maintain good oral health. Having grown up in the western suburbs, Viet is keen to do his part in supporting the health and wellbeing of his local community.

Viet can speak English and Vietnamese.

In his spare time, Viet enjoys cinema, solving escape rooms and catching up with friends.

DDS (Melb)

Haydar graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Dental Surgery and undertook placement at a variety of clinics across metropolitan and regional Victoria before settling at Aqua Smiles Dental.

Haydar always aim to provide the highest standard of care to his patients by ensuring that they are comfortable and relaxed at all time. His friendly character allows him to understand his patients on a personal level, noting their specific concerns and addressing them appropriately using holistic based care and treatment planning.

Haydar is bilingual, fluent in both written and spoken English and Arabic.

Aside from being passionate about his clinical work, Haydar also enjoys playing the oud (traditional Arabic instrument), camping and fishing.

BHSc, MDent (La Trobe)

Cherry graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry and Masters of Dentistry. She has gained broad experience working in rural parts of Victoria, including Mildura, Ararat and Wodonga, before returning home to Melbourne.

Cherry is multilingual being fluent in French and Mandarin.

Cherry is known for her gentle, kind and compassionate chair-side manner. She is dedicated to helping patients with dental anxiety, by working together with them to overcome their fears. Her goal is to provide individualised care for every patient, and empower children and families to take control of their oral health, so that they can maintain a beautiful and healthy smile for life.

Cherry is passionate about giving back to the community and has been actively involved in many local and international dental projects. Over the years, she has volunteered for the Royal Flying Doctor’s Service and Monash Community Health, and has also participated in an overseas missionary trip to Vietnam.

Outside of dentistry, Cherry enjoys playing the piano, catching up with friends and spending time with her beloved German Shepherd.

Cherry is currently undergoing specialist training and is only present at the clinic on a locum basis with limited availabilities only reserved for her existing patients. Unfortunately she is unable to take on new patients and for the interim, we recommend seeing our other highly qualified practitioners for future care.

DDS (Melb)

Julian graduated as a dentist from the University of Melbourne, having received multiple awards in prosthodontics, dental materials science and dental biology. Also a Chancellor’s Scholar of the university, Julian is passionate about providing exceptional and comprehensive patient-centered care, with his primary aim to ensure every one of his patients achieves their dental goals and leaves the clinic with a huge smile on their face.

Julian’s friendly and easy-going personality allows patients to feel right at home in the dental chair. He is always eager to further his knowledge and expand his horizons in order to provide patients with the highest quality and most up to date care. He believes having a beautiful smile is contagious, and wants to ensure your smile will always be one you’re proud to share.

Outside of work, Julian enjoys playing sport, keeping fit in the gym, and spending time with his family and friends. He also loves to travel and explore new and exciting countries around the world.

BDSc (Melb) FICCDE (Ortho)

Dr Mimi Huynh completed her dental degree from The University of Melbourne. She has travelled all over Victoria to treat patients from a range of community centres, both local and remote. Mimi then continued her dental journey practicing as an associate dentist in the private sector for many years prior to founding Aqua Smiles Dental in Hoppers Crossing.

Mimi feels very much connected to the Western Suburbs and the people in the community as she has grown up here her whole life. After being on the Board of Directors of Western Chances for many years, Mimi has retired to focus on giving back to the dental community by mentoring final year dental graduates at the University of Melbourne. Involvement in the ediatric field has led to her research being published in the journal of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dentistry is truly Mimi’s passion, she routinely enjoys and confidently practices all facets of dentistry. Mimi is an active member of the Australian Dental Association and by investing significant time and effort in continued education, she is able to stay up-skill and stay in touch with the evolving dental field. Mimi is Australian trained in multiple services which include but are not limited to: Invisalign, early orthodontic intervention, orthodontic fixed braces and implant restorations.

Mimi is an extremely friendly, caring and gentle person who implements best practices and high standard of care. She treats patients of all ages and endeavors to make each dental visit a positive experience. Outside of dentistry, when she is not watching her beloved Essendon Bombers win, Mimi enjoys lazing around with her two precious cats, Fred and George.

Mimi will be going on maternity leave and will not be available to accept new patients at this moment in time. Patients are welcome to place their name on her standby list and she will attend to their care upon return. In the meantime, she recommends seeing our other highly qualified practitioners for continued care.

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