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Our Team

Iain Indian - Dental Prosthetist Adv. Dip. D.P. (RMIT)

As a Dental Prosthetist, I strive to restore peoples dignity and self confidence following tooth loss. I aim to reinstate (or sometimes, improve) your natural appearance whilst maintaining optimal function.

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Iain Indian Adv. Dip. Dental Prosthetics.

After completing year 12 at Portland Technical School, I began my career at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne as an Apprentice Dental Technician (1977). While apprenticed there,

I spent time training in such disciplines as Crown & Bridge, Cobalt Chrome, Prosthetics (dentures etc), special prosthetics (special case denture construction) and Orthodontics. Once qualified I gained valuable experience by working a further 2 years concentrating mainly on Orthodontics and Prosthetics. I considered the practice of prosthetics to be the most rewarding field that I had undertaken and so commenced the Advanced Dental Technicians Training Course to qualify as a Dental Prosthetist (or clinical dental technician). Later on I took advantage of the opportunity to complete the Partial Denture Bridging course in1996 and the Implant retained over-denture course in 2002. More recently I undertook the advanced diploma course at RMIT.

When still at the Dental Hospital I opened a part time practice in Oak Park, Victoria.  10 years after starting my training I was eligible for long service leave and used this as an opportunity to open my Denture Clinic full time. For many years I also ran a practice in Portland until the work flow in Oak Park became such that I had to conclude my trips to the country. In August 2012, I was elected to the committee of ADPA(vic) and in the same year completed the Advanced Diploma in Dental Prosthetics.

Latterly I’ve had the privilege to be a casual lecturer at Melbourne University where I teach Dentists in training about the art of manufacturing dentures.

Dental Techinician and Lab manager Gilbert runnalls

Gilbert Runnalls - Dental Technician

Gilbert had a rather unconventional start to dentistry. He began his career as a Tool Maker for ICI explosives. When his division of the company left Melbourne to head interstate,

Gil’ approached me to re-train as a Dental Technician. His appreciation for fine tolerances and exacting methodologies made him the perfect candidate for the Dental industry, which he took to like a duck to water.
Years later,  Gil’ bought into the practice as a part owner. He now performs the task of Dental Technician and Laboratory Manager.

Marian nick pratice manager of oak park

Marian Nick - Practice manager

Marian is a technician who has been in this industry for over 10 years. She graduated from RMIT University as a Dental Technician and has experience in CAD_CAM Design. She is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service in the most comfortable and friendly environment.

Every member of our team believes that our success is driven by the success of our clients and the level of care available. Our practice is a collaborative team environment. All of our acrylic work is manufactured on the premises and all metal frames cast for partial dentures are made here in Melbourne. 

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Australia Dental Prosthetists Association.

I retain membership and support within the peak industry body, The Australian Dental Prosthetists Association.

In the past I have sat on the board of the Victoria branch. Our treatment Liability insurance is with Medisure. I am registered with and have a provider number from AHPRA that will allow you to claim from your appropriate health fund. We also treat eligible public patients through the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Victorian Denture Scheme.

Australasian osseointegration society

I retain membership and support within the The Australasian Osseointegration Society.

The AOS brings together people at the forefront of implant dentistry in Australasia.
Our members are dentists, dental technicians, hygienists, industry representatives and allied health personnel who enjoy meeting to learn, share information and to improve the  standard and outcome of implant dentistry.