Dental services

  • Ruth Heredia

    / Dentist

    Dr Ruth Heredia Graduated from Melbourne University and has been in practice for 16 years, including 11 years with Inner East. She has a wide range of experience, having held various appointments, including The Alfred Hospital, School Dental Service, the Royal Dental Hospital, private practice and a clinical teacher and examiner at Melbourne University.

    She especially loves her job as Consultant Dentist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, improving the dental health of cancer and chronic disease patients. Her special interest includes care for people with complex medical conditions, and the impact of dental health on general health. She also enjoys all aspects of restorative dentistry and kids dentistry. She is passionate about educating people, so they are able to maintain their dental health and reduce treatment.
    When she’s not peering in mouths, Ruth is off at dance classes to keep her body fit, Spanish classes to stretch her mind, or playing with her nephew and nieces which fills her heart.
    Languages Spoken: English, Hindi

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  • James Tung

    / Dentist

    Dr James Tung graduated from Melbourne University in 2000, and has worked in Taiwan for several years in a busy private practice. He has recently returned to his home of Melbourne and brings a wealth of knowledge in area of Periodontics (gum and bone health).
    Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin

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  • Andrew Heredia

    / Dentist

    Dr Andrew Heredia completed dentistry at Melbourne University in 2006. Since graduating he has worked in a variety of public and private dental practices in Melbourne and Sydney, including the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-op in Geelong. Having worked in high-end practices as well as public practices in Melbourne and Sydney allows him to provide complex comprehensive care to all his patients.

    When not working, Andrew likes reading thriller fiction, exploring different cuisines, and cooking his own Masterchef pizzas

    His areas of interest include all aspects of general dentistry but has a keen focus on aesthetics and complex restorative dentistry including endodontics and crown and bridge dentistry.
    Languages spoken : English
    Andrew is currently on paternity leave and plans to return to the service in 2018

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Health Stories & Tips

August is a great month for teeth! It’s when the Australians are encouraged to remember the importance of caring for their pearly whites during Dental Health Week, running from August 1-7. In 2016, the ADA (Australian Dental Association) has put the spotlight on Women’s Health; in particular, focusing on the significant way in with which … Continued

Ruth Heredia

/ Dentist

Visiting the dentist for many requires a bit of courage. Most people wouldn’t seek help unless there is pain.  The unfortunate thing with Gum Diseases is that it is neither painful or symptomatic (debilitating) until the very advanced stages.  By that time when symptoms such as pain or tooth mobility arises from gum disease, treatment … Continued

James Tung

/ Dentist

Baby teeth do fall out, but it’s important that they stay in the mouth till they’re wobbly, as they form the pathway for the new teeth to come through. So cleaning and caring for baby teeth is very important. It’s never too early to start looking after your teeth. Start early Even before teeth come … Continued

Ruth Heredia

/ Dentist