Our Team

When Tendler Dental Surgery was first established over 20 years ago, the goal was to afford the local community a dentist in Melbourne that was affordable, accessible, highly qualified and offered a range of services to patients of all ages. Today, while the look and feel of Tendler Dental has changed, the goal remains the same. Focussing primarily on family dentistry, Tendler offers specialised advanced services including teeth whitening, dental implants and sleep apnoea treatment solutions.

Tendler Dental's Dr Samuel Lawrence (Bachelor of Dental Science, Melbourne University) and Dr Rachel Midgley - BChd(Leeds), MFDS RCS(Edin), PgCert(Endo) continue to set the standard in family-friendly dental services at the Hawthorn East dental surgery.

To find out for yourself why Tendler Dental is the dentist Melbourne families turn to first, just call us on call 03 9822 9766 for more information or to book an appointment today.

Dr Sam Lawrence graduated from Melbourne University in 1990. He has been working as a general practitioner at our East Hawthorn clinic since 1991.

He has been treating families in the area for twenty years now and has enjoyed offering continuity of care to all his patients.

Dr Lawrence is interested in all aspects of dental treatment with a particular interest in restorative dentistry. He continues his professional development through continuing dental education.

Dr Rachel Freudmann provides a comprehensive range of treatments for the whole family. In addition to routine family dentistry she has gained experience in a wide range of high quality, cosmetic treatments, This includes veneers, complex crown and bridgework and white fillings.

She thoroughly enjoys her vocation and feels minimally invasive dentistry and preventative techniques are the key to long term oral health.

Read more: Dr Rachel Freudmann - BChd(Leeds), MFDS RCS(Edin), PgCert(Endo)

Dr Jaclyn Wong has a special interest in oral surgery having completed both medical and dental degrees at the University of Melbourne. After completing her medical degree, Jaclyn trained for 3 years in general and specialty surgery with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. During this time, she developed a keen interest in oral and maxillofacial surgery, in particular Orthognathic and trauma surgery.

After completing a post graduate diploma in Surgical Anatomy, Dr Jaclyn Wong returned to Melbourne University to complete a dental degree. She graduated with Honours in Dentistry and has worked as a registrar in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery for the last six years at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Dental Hospital and Austin Hospital.

Read more: Dr Jaclyn Wong-MBBS, BDSc (Hons), Post Grad Dip Surg Anat

ADA Victoria Branch – Credit - DAA Certificate - Distinction

Robyn holds a certificate III in dental assisting and has over thirty years experience in the dental industry and continues to attend courses which keep her up to date with ongoing changes in the field as well as personal self development.

Robyn's goal is to encourage the public to be aware of the importance of regular dental visits to improve oral health and provide excellent customer service.

Interests include AFL football – GO BLUES, retail therapy and dog breeding and showing.

Lia joined the team at Tendal Dental in August 2010 and has four years experience as a dental assistant.

Lia is an excellent chairside assistant making patients feel at ease and comfortable in the dental chair. She has undertaken continuing short courses in order to keep her up to date with changing infection control standards.

Christina has been part of the team at Tendler Dental since February 2011 with over 5 years' experience in the dental field. She enjoys travelling and trying new cuisines.

Christina is a strong believer in dental hygiene and likes to express the importance of regular dental check-ups.