Cobram Dental Clinic takes great pride in providing a variety of dental and oral health services to Cobram and surrounding communities. We accept both public and private patients

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Meet the team

Dr Herb Barlow
Senior Dentist | B.D.S L.D.S
Dr Herb Barlow joined the Dental Clinic in 2010. He sees both private and public patients and is a mentor to final year University of Melbourne students. Dr Barlow graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1977. Since then he has worked in a private practice in Melbourne from 1978-1979, Coventry, United Kingdom from 1980-1982, Hinckley, United Kingdom from 1982-1986 and in Shepparton from 1986-2008. He has also performed locum work in 2009 in Canberra, Brisbane and Cooma and in 2010 in Warrnambool.
Dr Anthony Lay
Senior Dentist | D.D.S
Our senior dentist Dr Anthony Lay was born and raised in Melbourne. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2013 with a bachelor of Biomedicine followed by a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2017. He moved to Cobram as a graduate Dentist looking to experience the regional healthcare system, before deciding to stay on as a senior Dentist. He has enjoyed the Cobram experience of fishing, cray-fishing and camping so far and is loving the quiet and natural lifestyle of the countryside.
Dr Alwin Sun
Graduate Dentist | D.D.S
Our graduate Dentist Dr Alwin Sun was born and raised in Melbourne. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2015 with a Bachelor of Biomedicine followed by a Doctor of Dentistry in 2019. He sees public and private patients and is enthusiastic about providing personalised preventative treatment to help patients maintain healthy smiles. Alwin brings a compassionate manner to his patients and hopes to make each dental visit as gentle and pleasant as possible.
  • Public Dental Services

    Our clinic has an ongoing relationship with Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV).

    Items of service available to eligible patients include:

    DHSV is funded by the State Government to provide clinical dental services at selected regional centres.

    • Examinations, oral health advice and support
    • Preventative dentistry – fissure seals, scale and clean
    • General dentistry – fillings & extractions
    • Endodontic treatment such as root canal treatments
    • Prosthetic care – manufacture of dentures, repairs and relining.

    Cosmetic care is not available.

    Am I eligible?

    General dental care for adults
    • General dental care is available to all adults who hold a health care or pensioner concession card.
    General dental care for children and teens
    • All children and teenagers (up to 17 years of age) can receive general dental care if they or their parents/guardian are health care or pensioner concession cardholders.
    • If you do not have a health care or pensioner concession card, all children aged between 0 to 12 years are eligible to get a free dental check-up. General dental treatments are provided by our final year dental students.
    Type of care Cost
    General Dental Care Adults $29.50 per visit (up to a total of $141 for a complete general course of care)
    General Dental Care Children       
    0-17 years old – Free  (if they or their parents hold a current health care or pensioner concession card)  FREE
    0-12 years old (if parents do not hold a current health care or pensioner concession card) $33.00 per child (up to a total of $132 per family per course of care)
    Emergencies
    Children 0-12 years old  FREE
    Children 13-17 years old with concession card FREE
    Adults with healthcare and pensioner concession cards $28.00 for emergency treatment
    Dentures $67.50 per denture (up to a total of $135 for upper and lower dentures)
    Dental Students  Public patients  can access clinical services which are provided by 4th year dental students from the University of Melbourne on a weekly rotating roster. All treatment is performed under the supervision of our senior dentists.
    Adults with healthcare and pensioner concession cards FREE
    Children 0-12 years old FREE

    Note: Waiting Lists apply for all public dental services

  • Private Dental Clinic Services

    Children

    A young girl has her teeth checked.
    It’s never too early for your child to learn good oral health and habits. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend our clinic. “Prevention is better than cure”.

    For children under the age of two, children with special needs or children who may be frightened of the dentist, we can offer a “Show and Tell” visit to assist them to become comfortable with dental check-ups. These appointments need to be booked at specific times, however no fee is incurred. Furthermore, if you receive Family Tax Benefit A payments you may be eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) whereby each child receives $1000 allocation of funds every 2 years for necessary treatment – please contact our reception staff for further information on this program. (You will need your Medicare card for processing eligibility).

    Oral Examination

    A close up of a woman having her teeth cleaned and checked.

    The objective of examinations is to check for cavities, gum disease or investigate problems you maybe experiencing. The benefit of regular examinations is to prevent the need for expensive dental treatment or loss of teeth. At each examination a formulation of treatment is completed, discussed and a quotation provided. Patient choice is just one of the ways we are caring for our community.

    Emergency

    A man with a painful toothache holds his hand to his jaw.

    We understand the stress that a broken tooth or toothache can cause. in this case we provide emergency appointments for anyone experiencing pain or who has had a tooth broken or knocked out. We will see to your immediate needs to ensure that we can help with your problem as soon as possible.

    Cosmetic dentistry

    A before and after image of a showing the results of teeth whitening on a female.

    Cosmetic treatments such as professional teeth whitening, orthodontic care, crowns and implants can all be discussed at an examination appointment.

    Dentures

    Lower and upper dentures.
    Our dental laboratory employs a full time dental technician. Working closely with the dentists, our technician is available to create new dentures and to carry out repairs, additions and relines.

    Mouthguards

    A woman places a customised mouthguard in her mouth.
    Customised mouthguards can be made to protect your teeth when playing contact sports. They are adapted to fit your mouth so they stay in place and allow you to talk and breathe normally when playing sports. We can even make them in your team’s colours!

    People who have clenching or grinding habits during sleep can also have customised mouthguards made to manage and prevent wear. This way the natural teeth can be protected to ensure they do not get worn down prematurely.

    Fillings

    Before and after images showing tooth decay.
    Fillings are used to restore teeth that have broken down from decay or trauma. We offer a safe and wide range of materials with many different tooth coloured options available depending on your needs. Having a filling put in will restore your smile as well as your function when eating!

    Gum disease

    Gum disease.
    Gum disease is an infection of the gums and bones that can affect anyone at any time. It disrupts the foundations that our teeth are built on and as such it is important to detect it early to prevent tooth pain and loss. Make sure you come in for a check-up so we can manage any gum disease before it progresses.

    Referrals

    A woman wearing dental braces smiles at the camera.
    Occasionally our dentists detect patients with special care requirements. Our clinic has good relationships with a number of specialists. If you require referrals to a specialist, our clinic will organise the appointment for you.

    Root canal treatment

    A hand drawn graphic showing the 3 step process of a root canal treatment.
    Root canal treatment is a way of dealing with an infected tooth without having it removed. In this procedure we remove the dental pulp (nerve), clean the inside of the tooth then plug it with a biocompatible material. This way, no bacteria or infection can go into the tooth and you can continue using it like a regular tooth.

    Crown and Bridges

    An illustration showing a dental crown and bridge.
    Crowns are tooth-shaped “caps” used to restore and protect teeth. These can be made from tooth-coloured ceramic, metal or a combination of both depending on your needs. Ceramic crowns especially can produce a very realistic appearance.
    Bridges on the other hand are false teeth that span across a gap to replace missing teeth. These can usually be anchored in with crowns and as such are a fixed alternative for those who prefer not to wear dentures.

    Extractions

    An illustration of a tooth being extracted.
    When there is a tooth ache and the tooth is beyond saving, then it will need to be extracted to prevent further infection and pain. A local anaesthetic is administered before the procedure, so you won’t feel a thing.

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