Practice Philosophy

At Portarlington Dental,  your dental and overall health is our top priority. Our team of experienced and skilled professionals is committed to providing quality dental care to every patient. We take pride in our work and are dedicated to ensuring that each patient receives the best possible treatment in a comfortable and friendly environment.

Our practice commitment is to provide quality work and be known as a trustworthy dental practice in the local community. We aim to serve patients in the Bellarine area for years and build  a strong reputation for our exceptional care and attention to detail. Our team of dental professionals has extensive experience in all aspects of dental care, from routine check-ups to complex procedures such as implants and orofacial pain.

We understand that visiting the dentist can be a stressful experience for many people. That’s why we strive to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in our Portarlington clinic, where patients can feel at ease. We take the time to listen to our patients’ concerns and work closely with them to develop personalized treatment plans that meet their individual needs.

At our practice, we use the latest dental technology and techniques to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care. We offer a range of services, including preventive care, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and more. Whether you need a routine cleaning or a more complex procedure, you can trust that you are in good hands with our team.

If you are looking for a dental practice that does quality work and is trustworthy in the local community, look no further than our practice. We are committed to providing our patients with the best possible care and will work tirelessly to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and experience the difference that quality dental care can make.

About The Clinic

Established due to a large demand of patients who travel large distances from the Bellarine region to Dr Beng So’s main clinic in Grovedale, the decision was made to bring the same caring dental services to the Bellarine Peninsula. Portarlington Dental shares the same philosophy and service as Geelong Family Dental, where patient care is our utmost priority.

Our Dental Team

Dr. Beng So

Dr Beng graduated with honours from Melbourne University Dental School and has completed a Graduate Diploma in Dental implants. He has a passion for bringing the science and art of all aspects of general dentistry together. He treats all his patients like his family and would only provide the type of dental care he deems good enough for his family, trying to make sure all his patients walk out of the practice with a huge smile.

Despite working across a range of demographics across Victoria, he has always maintained Geelong as his home.

Using Geelong as a base, he worked a few years in Colac before settling down in Geelong. Tempted by the excitement of metropolitan Melbourne life, he had a go at working in Melbourne. But the Geelong lifestyle was too good to turn down, so he decided to settle down in Geelong for good and became Principal dentist for this practice.

With all the experience, he has the know-how to produce a personalised treatment for you… from simple dentistry just to function well all the way to flashy Hollywood smile, he’s got you covered!

Dr Beng’s list of achievements include:

  • Honors in his Bachelor of Dental Science degree in Melbourne Dental School
  • Graduate Diploma in Dental Implants in his post graduate studies in James Cook University with leading Implantologists.
  • Prosthodontics in Practice course at Melbourne Dental School, Mini Residency in Prosthodontics with Specialist Prosthodontists like Tony Rotondo that covers all things crowns, veneers, whitening, full mouth rehabilitation that will achieve your perfect smile!
  • Graduate Diploma in Orthodontics from one of Europe’s best Univeristies (Universitat Jaume I)
  • Advanced Contemporary Endodontics run by ADA NSW that helps manage some really complex root canal procedures
  • Wisdom tooth Oral Surgery courses that covers a range of complex wisdom teeth extraction
  • TMJ/TMD management course to ensure your jaw joint is in perfect health whilst all the chewing and orthodontics is going on.
  • Graduate Diploma in OroFacial Pain from Europe’s leading university (Universitat Jaume I)
  • Sleep appliance therapy courses to help people cut down on snoring and treat their sleep apnea issues.

He’s probably one of Geelong most complete and holistic dentist to ensure his patients get not just great looking teeth, but also better overall health.

Dr. Su Tay

Dr Su graduated from Melbourne University in 2013 achieving a Bachelor of Dental Science with honours.

She has a keen eye for detail in her work focusing on general dentistry and orthodontic treatment. Su is known for her gentle and sweet nature, patients often remark on Su’s ability to deliver complex treatment in a calm and methodical manner. Su enjoys having a career that enables her to not only interact with people from all walks of life, but to actively foster a nurturing relationship with her patients, particularly those with dental related anxiety. Excellent with children and elderly patients, and those who feel more at ease in a tranquil, low-key atmosphere, Su is the perfect choice for all your Dental needs.

Outside of the Dental practice, Dr Su loves attending local events, frequenting farmers markets and travelling around Australia.

Dr Kim Vu - Portarlington Dental

Dr. Kim Vu

Dr Kim graduated from La Trobe University with a Master of Dentistry. She has worked in various regional Victorian towns in both the private and public sectors before settling in Geelong.

Kim strives to provide excellent care and thorough treatment for her patients. Her philosophy focuses on balancing the harmony between health, function and aesthetic. She is committed to upskilling herself in all aspects of dentistry via continuing education to provide the best care to her patients.

Her warm and caring approach creates a welcoming atmosphere in her practice, where patients feel at ease and well taken care of, especially with patients who are more dentally anxious. She loves getting to know you, “never treat a stranger!” She listens to all of your concerns and ensures that you are well-informed throughout your dental journey.

When the loupes are off, Kim loves reconnecting with nature, going on hikes, basking on the beach and travelling.

Madara - Portalington Dental

Madara Dreimane

Madara is originally from Latvia and she has been in dental industry for the past 9 years. She completed her oral health therapy course at La Trobe university with adult scope and is very passionate to provide treatment to anyone no matter of their age and/or background. Madara is always open to discuss anyones concerns of their oral health.

Her part at Geelong Family Dental care involves putting patients at ease in the dental setting and provide treatment to patient with minimally invasive approach. She believes less is more and providing education for patients for their oral health is what will help save their teeth in the long run and help reduce any risks in the future. She is more than happy to see new patients and also existing patients for the routine check up and clean.

Madara likes to continuously improve and educate herself on different aspects of dentistry, starting from paediatric treatments all the way to orthodontics. She has also worked as a volunteer for Dental Hygiene Association and promoting oral health to refugees. She has had experience in public and privet sector of dentistry. Madara is also a member of Dental Hygiene Association (DHAA) and Australian Dental Oral Health Therapy Association (ADOHTA).

Her secret to good oral health is good maintenance at home and regular visits to the dental clinic. Just by routine home care, it is a big step to improve quality of life.

On her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and dog Hugo, reading books and making some crochet toys for kids.