Care you can believe in.
With a strong emphasis on patient care and education, we work to empower you with knowledge so you make an informed decision about any treatment we have recommended. Our highly experienced dental staff have refined their skills and honed their craft to perfection, so you can relax knowing you are in the best dental hands in Melbourne.
With a gentle touch and friendly staff, we are always working to give you the best dental experience possible. Our dental practice provides a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere, so even the most anxious patient can be at ease in our dental chair. With our state-of-the-art technology we can provide the best treatments possible, from a simple dental check-up to more complex treatments, our team is dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile.
Proudly born, raised and schooled in Melbourne and subsequently studying Dentistry in New Zealand, I first practised in Broken Hill and Geelong, and then on my return to Melbourne began practise with David in 1988.
Using the many skills honed over many years of continued and vigorous study, enables us to provide our patients with an informed range of options that allow them to decide on the treatment plan that suits them best to produce the beautiful smiles we all desire. Offering the vast array of dental treatments that we do, most commonly means that patients do not require referral to other specialties, thus making us more of a one stop shop. We cater for the entire range of dental services including whitening, smile makeovers, dental implants, gum and periodontal treatment.
A laser user since 2010, I am able to complete most restorative dentistry with little to no anaesthetic, perform single visit root fillings, non-surgical periodontal treatments and treat snoring with the unique NightLase laser snoring procedure.
I am an educator and International speaker and train local and overseas dentists in the use of the lasers for dental treatments.
I have completed over 200 hours of laser training at the prestigious Laser Aesthetic & Health Academy in Slovenia and I am undertaking an International Masters degree in Laser Dentistry at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma to be finished later this year.
Married to Meri, I am the proud father of three daughters.
When not at work, I enjoy nothing more than being in the hills on my motorcycle, out cycling with the family, watching my daughters playing soccer through the winter season, or following my passion for rugby union.
Dr. James B. graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Dentistry) / Master of Dentistry from La Trobe University in Bendigo, Australia.
Dr. James B. has a passion for dento-facial aeshtetics and has furthered his education in both cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics allowing him to take a wholistic approach to his patinets deno-facial aeshtetic needs from both a dental perspective as well as a facial aesthetic perspective
Dr. James B. loves to use technology and he incorporates this into his dentistry; from 3D scanning and printing to Digital Smile designs. Dr James B. believes that the use of advanced technology allows him to provide a more pleasant and comfortable experience to all of his patients.
Dr. James B. aims to give you optimum confidence by looking beyond the mouth, to facial features and aesthetics that frame your smile.
Dr. James B continues to study, regularly attending webinars, CPD lectures and has also completed a post-graduate diploma in orthodontics and clear aligners. He is also a Key Opinion Leader for KavoKerr, and lectures on topics about Composite bonding and Veneers.
When not at work, Dr James B enjoys keeping fit at the gym, cycling and watching the Pies in the AFL.
She is originally from Adelaide, SA where she graduated in 1998, with a Diploma of Dental Hygiene.
Karen initially worked in general private practice and an unique unit within the Adelaide Dental Hospital which included treating periodontal disease, systemic disease and associated pathology, and with a facility to treat patients with special needs.
During her time there she encouraged her holistic focus and approach to dentistry. Being continually challenged to think more broadly about the situations that were presenting, adapt my clinical skills, and improve her means of communication to be more effective.
She then travelled, working and living in Switzerland. Her work in a private practice further refined her communication skills with both a new language and way of life to adapt to, before returning to Australia and moving to Melbourne in 2007.
After marriage, a couple of marathons and a couple of children, she found herself still loving dentistry. People describe her as an enthusiastic and empathetic person who will always try and look for answers. She truly enjoys her role in equipping people with the necessary skills and information that empowers them to make changes to improve themselves, and to take ownership of their own health.
She recently embarked on further study in Oro-facial Myology which is further educating her in a more holistic approach and understanding of how the different areas of our body operate and interact. Stay tuned!
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There is nothing but smiles from both our lovely staff and patients inside the Aesthetic Laser Dentistry practice. We promote a healthy and comfortable atmosphere throughout our dental clinic
We believe in good oral health and have a love for technology! That’s why we are an advocate for utilising the latest technology to provide you with the best service and outcome possible
Our expert team with over 40 years of dental experience helps deliver the most comprehensive care under one roof, we look forward to achieving your smile goals
Our mission at Aesthetic Laser Dentistry is to show the world that an experience at the dentist does not have to be unpleasant and can be a place of comfort during your stay
Interest free payment plan options available. The seamless application process is arranged by our team helping you achieve your perfect smile today
We love our patients, and we are happy to hear that they love us just as much!
Thank you so much for having me in today Dr James! The team was amazing, they made feel sooo comfortable and my teeth are normal super sensitive so honestly a 10/10 experience. Be sure to check them out!!
I have never been a huge fan of going to the dentist but James made me feel incredibly comfortable throughout the whole procedure. It was relaxed and I never felt rushed. I am glad I have found a dentist I can connect with and I'll definitely be coming back for my check-ups.
So thrilled with my experience with Dr James. He is a perfectionist and made sure I was completely happy with my new veneers. I broke my 2 front teeth when I was 8yrs and no one has ever been able to make them natural until now. They are just perfect and I have so much more confidence. The staff are all so lovely and caring, I honestly couldn’t recommend these guys enough!
Had an amazing experience at this dentistry. The staff were very friendly and Dr James was polite, detailed with explaining what was happening and made me feel very comfortable, regardless of my fear of visiting the dentist. I will definitely be using this place as my local dentist from now on.
I have been to quite a few dental clinics in my lifetime and can admit to being fussy at times, however at last I can finally say ive found a clinic that I would be more than happy to go back too. My experience with Dr James B was phenomenal, I was treated with care, respect and professionalism. Ive been to plenty of dentists before and its simply been a chore for both me and them (I wont name names), giving no real reason to go back to the same dentist. Dr James has been the first dentist to show an interest in me as a patient and as a person, taking me through every step of the plan and procedure I had to undergo.
My son is a little anxious boy and was really scared to go to the dentist. Dr T was amazing with him and took special care to keep him comfortable. I would highly recommend Dr T to anyone who is nervous about seeing a dentist. The best experience.
What an experience. Met Dr Philip Hand to see my child, what an amazing person, been through so many doctors that would just be like you had a bad luck, for the condition of your child, nobody cares. Without even explaining of my daughter condition, he offered his help and handful of best contacts in Melbourne to help me and my girl. He is not only the best dentist he has the hands to help others. Thank you God for meeting a Doctor like Philip Hand, my self Aneta and Aurora will be forever grateful
Amazing cosmetic dental practice, couldn't ask for more! Dream smile and lips achieved
The team at Marriot and Hand were simply amazing. Dr Hand was very knowledgeable and explained everything about the treatments and why it was necessary. Karen was warm and open to all sorts of questions. I never felt rushed. As someone that has not been to a dentist for many years, it was time to face the music - I found them extraordinary professional and caring. Their service was so good I felt like I was catching up for a coffee with a friend rather than a visit to a dentist office. I'll look forward to my next appointment
Fantastic Staff! Experienced Hygienist and Dentist. Great location with private carparking.
After my MCHN suspected the cause of my son's breastfeeding issues was a tongue and upper lip tie, I went to see Dr. Philip Hand. He was one of the more reasonably priced dentists for this procedure. He was very friendly and put me at ease right away. He took the time to examine my son thoroughly and had a great manner with him. He obviously does his job properly and is not just out to get money, as he told me that neither tie was significant enough to warrant cutting. He noticed tightness around his facial muscles, though, and referred me to an oesteopath who has managed to solve the issue. This dentist knows his stuff, is friendly, and if it hadn't been for him, my son would not be feeding properly. Highly recommend him.