Dr Richard Thean
Dr Richard Thean graduated from The University of Melbourne with two degrees. He holds a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours, and a Bachelor of Dental Science. Since then he has been working in private practices in both rural Victoria and in metropolitan Melbourne. Richard took ownership of Mordialloc Dental Surgery in 2004, and has gradually evolved it into the Beyond Smiles Dentistry of today.
Richard has over 17 years of experience in the dental profession, and still consistently keeps abreast with the latest developments in dental treatments and technology. He continually improves his skills and knowledge through numerous national and international specialty courses. He is a firm believer in providing only dental treatments that encompass methods and materials that have been proven in the dental field.
His special interests are in the rehabilitation and improvement of dentition using a multitude of skills he has acquired from aesthetic resin bonding, porcelain restoration and orthodontics, to dental implants and oral surgery. Experience in the field has shown Richard that comprehensive treatment coupled with patient education is the key to preventing unpleasant and unexpected dental emergencies.
Dr James Dang
Dr James Dang completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery after also obtaining a Bachelor of Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne. He has experience practising in rural and metropolitan Victoria, and has also spent time volunteering in Cambodia providing dental treatment to disadvantaged people.
James is passionate about providing comprehensive dental care and enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. He enjoys working with patients of all ages to help them achieve and maintain a healthy smile. James’ gentle caring approach to dentistry ensures that all patients have a positive and enjoyable experience in the chair.
Outside of dentistry James enjoys travelling, spending time with friends and is a passionate follower of NBA basketball and AFL.