Smart Dental Clinic is the name adopted by this long established practice, when we had the changeover of ownership in October 2007.
The practice name was chosen as a guide for our valued patients to easily remember what we stand for in simple terms.
Smart Dental Clinic aims to provide dental services to all patients in a very professional, yet personalised manner delivering treatment with utmost skills, knowledge and confidence.
We aim to provide our patients a reason to smile, and help them achieve the beautiful smile they desire.
We aim to help our patients achieve a good, if not the highest level of dental awareness, to enable them to have the desire to work towards the healthiest, well maintained dentition and oral health in general. We aim to provide the required treatment for each individual patient by means of a thorough and comprehensive approach.
We aim to make better smiles for our patients by keeping them happy with the services we provide, and by helping achieve the most probable aesthetically pleasing healthy smile they desire.
We aim to listen to our patients’ dental needs, desires, and suggestions or comments in preparing and delivering treatment plans. We aim to provide treatment options for our patients and deliver the treatment that will be best suited for each unique individual.
Because it describes what we stand for and what Smart Dental Clinic provides, mainly:
The practice is owned by PODENT Pty. Ltd., a company owned by Dr. Jenina Cotton (Dentist) and husband Dr. Angus Cotton (Podiatrist).
We are trading under the name Smart Dental Clinic. The clinic is managed by Ms. Julia Nicholson.
Dr Jenina Cotton is a registered dentist through the National Boards, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She is a member of the Australian Dental Association, Victoria Branch.
Dr. Cotton obtained her degree, Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of the Philippines, Manila in 1993. She completed a Post Graduate Externship Program in Paediatric Dentistry from the Philippines Children Medical Centre in 1994, after which she set up her own private practice. In 1998, she got married to Angus Cotton, Australian, and moved to Melbourne. She then started working on obtaining her dental qualifications recognised in Australia. She completed her Bridging Course at the Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital in 2001- 2002 and completed her Australian Dental Council Licensure Exams in 2002.
She then pursued her passion, and obtained continuing education programs in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry, and completed the Comprehensive Aesthetics Program of the Hornbrook Group Advanced Education in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry in Philadelphia, USA. She also completed the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry Courses, Level I, II, and III.
Dr. Jenina Cotton has attended and is continuing to attend numerous continuing education programs to keep up with the dynamic changes in the practice of dentistry, with emphasis in training programs in her special interest in Cosmetic / Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry.
Outside the dental practice, Dr Cotton enjoys family time, catching up with friends over good food and wine, practicing yoga, swimming, cycling, and going for long walks around her local Bayside neighbourhood.