Dr Nathan Phan received his dental training at Melbourne University and graduated in 1999. After graduating he has been in private practice for the last 17 years working in Essendon, Keilor, and Marybrynong. He embarked on his first dental practice located at 1138 Mt Alexander rd Essendon (inside the SIA medical centre) After several years of planning he relocated his dental practice to its current location Suite 2a 82 Keilor Rd Essendon in 2010. This is where Dental Essence was born.
The practice was created with a vision to deliver high quality comprehensive dentistry in a relaxed and caring environment. In order to provide this Dr Phan updates his knowledge by attending regular Continuing Education. Post graduate courses that Dr Phan has completed: – Rotary Endodontics 2001 – Cerec Restorations 2008 – Level 3 Certificate Australian society of Implant Dentistry 2008 – GIDE Implant Masters UCLA course 2010 – Progressive Orthodontics 2011-current.
In his spare time Dr Phan is a long suffering Carlton supporter, and has a tendancy to celebrate Melbourne Storm wins to keep his mind off Carltons lack of success. He enjoys hiking, fishing, and recently discovered smokey single malt whiskies.
Dr Creighton holds a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, which he gained at Sydney University. For some years, Dr Creighton owned a very successful private dental practice in Sydney. He was known among his patients as “the gentle dentist”.
Dr Creighton observed the benefits to both patients and dental practices of being able to offer gentle dental sedation at the practice and with the dental team with which the patient was familiar. In the past, the usual procedure has been that patients who are anxious or experience dental phobia when undergoing procedures they find unpleasant, are referred to a hospital for a general anaesthetic.
So impressed by the benefits was he, that Dr Creighton embarked on the very challenging journey to gain appropriate qualifications and commence his own dental intravenous sedation practice. With that goal in mind, Dr Creighton was one of a select few to gain admission – and succeed in completing – a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Conscious Sedation & Pain Control), requiring an additional 2 years of post-graduate studies. He has earned membership of the Australian Society of Dental Anaesthesiology.
Today, Dr Creighton provides mobile services to dentists and their patients as principal of Dental Sedation Victoria. With his commitment to delivering exceptional quality care, he models excellence in dental care that reflects positively on the dental clinics in which he works.
Cathy is one of our Oral Health Therapists at Dental Essence. She graduated from the Bachelor of Oral Health Sciences at La Trobe University and has been helping patients in the dental field for over 6 years. She enjoys treating both children and adults, focusing on their gingival health and helping to improve their oral hygiene care at home. Cathy enjoys doing preventative dental checks, dental cleans and teeth whitening. She enjoys performing gentle and caring dentistry on her patients and looks forward to seeing you at Dental Essence.
Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, playing racquet sports and volunteering for charity work in the community.
Lusi joined our team in 2017 and comes to us with over 20 years of experience as a dental nurse & front office manager.
She will be one of our friendly team members to greet you and assist with her warm & caring nature.
She enjoys traveling & spending time with her family & friends.
She also enjoys her work out at the gym before work with colleague Lisa.
Moriah is a Dental Assistant at Dental Essence. During her traineeship, Moriah has gained practical knowledge in the foundations of dentistry and enjoys assisting in Orthodontics.
Before this role, Moriah was a casual employee of The Cupcake Queens, where she was proactive in her customer service skills and passionate about team building. In 2014, Moriah graduated from Highschool in Year 12 at Our Lady of Mercy College.
Moriah is currently looking forward to undergoing her University studies to hold her certificate in Dental Nursing. In her spare time she enjoys training at the gym and cuddling her pet dog, Lucy.
Adriana has been dental assisting for almost to two and a half years and has found her role thoroughly enjoyable.
She loves being able to help all of her patients feel comfortable at the dentist by helping them overcome their past dental fears, especially if they have had bad experiences.
Apart from dental assisting, Adrianna also plays for the Essendon Royals Soccer Club. She also enjoys going on hikes and loves camping adventures.