Altona Gate Dental welcomes you

Welcome to Altona Gate Dental

We offer a wide range of family dental services and we are conveniently located opposite Altona Gate Shopping Centre, just off the Westgate Bridge.

Whether it's time for a check-up or getting the smile you've always wanted, we have the dentistry to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. We provide outstanding care for individuals, families and senior adults, with detailed treatment plans customised to address the needs of each patient. We offer easy dental payment plans for your convenience.

 New patients are always welcome, and emergencies and dental pain receive prompt attention. From orthodontics and porcelain veneers to crowns, bridges and implant restorations, you'll soon discover that we provide the comprehensive care that you and your family deserve.

 At Altona Gate Dental we strive to help you keep your smile healthy & rejuvenated for life, by providing complete dental care and smile enhancement. Our team is committed to constant improvement through continuing education and the application of the very latest techniques.  As your comfort is our priority, we pride ourselves on providing outstanding, individualised, on time service, in a friendly and relaxing environment. 

 We appreciate and respect our relationship with you and we take the time to listen and understand. We value communication and aim to provide you with complete professional advice to help you arrive at the best decision for you dental care. You will feel like part of the family and your beautiful smile will have a home for life in our hearts.

 

gentle, caring dentist

Your initial visit to Altona Gate Dental forms a vital foundation for our relationship with you. We want to get to know you better and we hope you will get to know us. We are not that frightening and we really don't bite! 

 During the first visit at Altona Gate Dental, we obtain important information about you, your medical and dental history and it gives you the opportunity to get to know your doctor and the team. We will listen carefully to your concerns and questions as understanding these are an important factor in your result.

We may take digital x-rays to assess and offer solutions to for dental needs.  Our digital x-rays are low dose and we offer in house 3D scanning and an OPG machine for in depth imaging. We also use an intra-oral camera. This mini video camera displays your mouth and teeth on a TV monitor and allows us to explain any concerns and discuss with you the various treatment solutions available, so you can see, understand and make informed decisions regarding your dental health. Our goal is to help you maintain your good oral health for a lifetime and to prevent problems from becoming serious, by identifying and treating them as soon as possible.

At the completion of this visit, we will demonstrate and discuss the most effective way to brush and floss your teeth at home. We are very passionate about educating our patients on simple, easy to follow but beneficial oral hygiene procedures.

You are welcome to visit us and say hello before making an appointment. In fact, we love meeting you face to face, so to speak, and you will soon see we are really quite nice!

For your convenience, you are welcome to complete our  New Patient Form and email it to us before your visit.


    Dr Peter Zafiropoulos

  Dr Peter Zafiropoulos

Dr Peter Zafiropoulos grew up in Altona North, within walking distance from Altona Gate Dental. He is proud to be a local boy and loves the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. He completed his Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours from the University of Melbourne in 1988 and opened Altona Gate Dental in 1998, achieving his dream of establishing his own dental practice in his home town. He has successfully completed hundreds of hours in several postgraduate courses in Orthodontics, Implant Dentistry, Crown and Bridge and Restorative Dentistry. Peter is also a member of the Australia Dental Association. He is a proud father of five children and yes, he constantly needs to remind them to brush their teeth on a daily basis! He has a wonderful ability at making children feel comfortable and at ease and educating them on the importance of caring for their teeth. He has a way of explaining treatment needs and dental conditions  that is clear and easy to understand without the dental jargon!

     Dr Kevin Nguyen

   Dr Kevin Nguyen

Dr Kevin graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours from the University of Melbourne in 2011, and has been working in private practice since then. Kevin has a gentle touch with nervous patients who are afraid to visit the dentist and he soon has them comfortable and relaxed. He is very patient and understanding and explains treatment needs in a clear and easy to understand manner. Kevin has a special interest in orthodontics, having completed hundreds of hours of continuing professional development in this area. He also enjoys all other facets of general dentistry, and keeps up with the latest treatment options by attending multiple professional development courses annually. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys going to see live music and is a passionate Western Bulldogs supporter. He has also spent some time volunteering, having recently spent time in Cambodia providing dental treatment to disadvantaged children.

 

   Carmen Cham

 Carmen Cham

Carmen graduated in 2007 with a Diploma in Oral Health Therapy. She is very passionate about supporting her clients of all ages in improving and maintaining their dental health. She is crucial in the role of control and prevention of dental caries and gum disease. Carmen also treats early to advanced cases of periodontal disease (gum disease) with non-surgical periodontal therapy (scaling and root planing). She is licensed to give local anaesthesia (injections) to make this procedure more comfortable if required. She will remove plaque and surface stains by gentle scraping, polishing and the use of  high-tech prophyflex power sprays.(No, it won't hurt!) Her friendly, caring nature instantly makes her clients feel welcome and her extensive knowledge on Oral Hygiene Education is beneficial for all ages. Children love to see Carmen as she is very friendly and funny too and she is well known in the Western Suburbs.