Services

Services

Dr Mark Peddey offers a premium dental service in Elwood which includes comprehensive general and cosmetic care.
Philosophy

My Philosophy

I believe that I have a professional responsibility to deliver the very best that dentistry has to offer.
Team

Meet The Team

Their skills are integral to the world class dental service we offer and the comfort, care and convenience that you can expect from us.

Scheduling

New Patients

Dr Mark Peddey and his team always welcome new patients. We will always schedule your appointment with Dr Mark Peddey as promptly as possible.

If you have a dental emergency every effort will be made to see you same day. At that appointment we will make a diagnosis, stabilize the condition and get you out of pain.

To take the heat out of decision making with complex problems Dr Mark Peddey will allocate additional time to talk with you to understand your concerns and expectations of your oral health. In these situations we will ask you to schedule a second appointment with time set aside to examine and survey your whole mouth so that we can make an accurate diagnosis of your dental problems. Presentation of the problems and the treatment recommendations is discussed with information about the implications of your diagnosis, what you can realistically expect, what is involved, what solutions exist, the cost of treatment alternatives and even what may happen if you choose to do nothing. We encourage you to ask questions and be involved in this consultation so that you can proceed with confidence with the right dental care for you.

Depending upon your symptoms, so that we can make an accurate diagnosis, when you call you may be asked to have an OPG X-Ray taken before we can see you. We refer our patients to Victorian Dental Imaging Group (VDIG) in Caulfield North for this service. This organization specializes in dental and maxillofacial imaging. They are our preference for the taking of series of digital dental photographs, X-Rays and scans. We rely upon these images in appointments scheduled for diagnosis and a comprehensive examination. This allows us to examine your mouth before we see you and to review the material after you have gone if necessary. VDIG bulk bill some services such as OPGs if you have a Medicare card. There are some out of pocket expenses for standard X-Rays and photographs which will be discussed with you at the time of scheduling with VDIG.

Patients who are wanting an appointment with our dental hygienist are scheduled as soon as possible. At this appointment you will receive a thorough dental examination from Dr Mark Peddey and a discussion of any concerns and your expectations. The dental hygienist will gently scale and clean your teeth, give you a fluoride treatment and discuss your oral health with you. This appointment is for 1 hour.

Sometimes Dr. Mark Peddey must work with one or more dentists that have limited their practice to one area only. If you require this type of care this will be discussed with you when discussing your treatment options.

Existing Patients

Appointments with Dr Mark Peddey are scheduled in accordance with the procedure requirements. We endeavor to make treatment as convenient as possible for all of our patients.

Most recare visits are managed by our dental hygienists, Bronny and Natalia. Most patients schedule these appointments 6 months in advance from one visit to the next. This is why our dental hygiene book can be difficult to get into if you need to change an appointment at late notice. This is also why we ask for as much notice as possible if you need to reschedule your appointment. Generally the dental hygiene schedule does open up for a fortnight in advance as changes are lodged. We offer these appointments to new patients and to those on our Priority Call List.

We appreciate the value of your time and except in emergency situations, you can expect us to be on time for you. We expect the same courtesy. If for some reason you are unable to attend your appointment, we ask that you notify us as soon as this is evident. This allows us to reschedule your appointment and enables us to bring forward another patient who prefers to be seen sooner.

Sometimes Dr. Mark Peddey must work with one or more dentists that have limited their practice to one area only. If you require this type of care this will be discussed with you when discussing your treatment options.

Please call 03-9531-0011 with any questions or to schedule your first consultation. We look forward to welcoming you to Dentistry in Elwood.