OUR TEAM

Experience Friendly Care at East Perth Dental Centre

When you visit the East Perth family dentists at East Perth Dental Centre, you truly get to experience what it feels like to be a part of the family. After all, we have a mother-son doctor team right here in the practice!

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Dr Judy Westerhout

Principal Dentist

Dr Judy Westerhout is the principal dentist at East Perth Dental Centre, establishing it in 1999 alongside her son and associate dentist Dr Kieran Chew. Dr Westerhout completed her Bachelor of Dental Science in 1981 at the University of Western Australia and has since gained over 30 years experience practising family dentistry.

Within the practice, Dr Westerhout focuses on providing quality dental care and treatment to her patients. One of her goals is to assist nervous/anxious patients in overcoming their fear of visiting the dentist by providing a comfortable and supportive dental experience. 

Committed to continuing her dental education, Dr Westerhout remains up to date with the latest advancements in dental technology and techniques by frequently attending courses and training - including travelling overseas to undertake a course in laser dentistry. Her career has also seen her receive the American Field Service Scholarship, receive the West Australian Government Scholarship for Dental Cadetship and hold the position as Former Head of Unit at Sir Charles Gairdner Clinic.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Westerhout spends her time travelling, enjoying walks outdoors, reading and taking part in church activities.

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Dr Kieran Chew

Associate Dentist

Associate Dentist, Dr Kieran Chew, established the East Perth Dental Centre alongside his mum and principal dentist Dr Judy Westerhout in 1999. Dr Chew graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science and was the recipient of the GD Henderson prize in Oral Surgery.

Dr Chew is dedicated to offering his patients comprehensive dental care in a calm environment with the option of in-house sedation and relation techniques. He also continually pursues innovative training in Australia and overseas to ensure he provides the most advanced care possible to his patients. Some of his additional studies include:

  • Las Vegas Institute (LVI) of Advanced Dental Studies - Las Vegas, USA

  • Nobel Biocare, Straumann and Aesthetic Alliance dental implant program - Australia

  • Oral Sedation Dentistry - Washington, USA

  • Invisalign® courses and master classes - Australia

  • Progressive Orthodontics Seminars, Pain Management - Sydney

  • Sirona and CEREC training for indirect biomimetic restorations and cermaic inlays - Australia

  • Wrinkle Relaxers, Progressive Dentistry Pty Ltd - New South Wales

  • Hands-on implant course at Live Training Institute - Mexico

 

In his free time, Dr Chew takes part in mission work, providing underprivileged children with dental care. During 2012-2015 he was a mission leader and traveled frequently to Vietnam and Cambodia where he provided oral health services to the local communities. When he isn't partaking in volunteer work he enjoys surfing, playing the guitar, rock climbing and studying theology and philosophy.

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Dr Omelia Wan

Associate Dentist

East Perth Dental Centre welcomed Associate Dentist, Dr Omelia Wan, to the practice in 2002. Dr Wan graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2000 with a Bachelor of Dental Science. Two years after graduating she joined the East Perth practice part time before going full time in 2007.

Dr Wan enjoys the many facets of dentistry, with a particular interest in treating children. Her essay on preventative dentistry for children saw her receive an award from the Australian and New Zealand Pediatric Dental Society. Keeping up to date with the latest dental techniques and technologies, Dr Wan regularly attends continued professional development courses and hopes to complete further training in TMJ disorders.

Within the practice, Dr Wan has a vision for providing the highest quality of care to each and every patient, and helping them to be free of dental diseases and regain their smile. She also welcomes international patients being fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese.

Away from the East Perth Dental Centre practice, Dr Wan enjoys travelling and volunteering at Princess Margaret Hospital.

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Dr Lisa Tong

Associate Dentist

Dr Tong has a Bachelor of Science from Columbia University (New York) and a Bachelor of Dentistry from the University of Sydney. During dental school, she worked as a dental assistant on weekends at a private practice for two years.

For her clinical rotations, Lisa shadowed general dentists, oral surgeons, and specialists from Columbia University and NYU dental schools. After graduating, she worked for a few years in private practices, a public hospital, and in corporate sector in Sydney. Lisa grew up in New York, living in the heart of the city for more than 20 years before moving to Australia. After graduating college, she worked for a finance company before realising dentistry was her real passion.

With clinical interests in gum treatment, restoratives, crowns, and root canals, Dr Tong firmly believes that a patient should have a solid foundation of healthy gums before any teeth procedures. This ensures long-lasting, aesthetic, and functional results. She is a preventative, minimally invasive dentist who tries to save existing teeth and prevent problems from occurring or from getting worse. Having lots of dental procedures done herself when she was younger, Lisa knows how it feels to be in the chair and to experience different treatments.

Dr Tong enjoys seeing patients smiling at the end of the day. Making just a little improvement in their lives brings her joy. She likes being challenged with different problems and thinking outside of the box when devising up treatment plans for patients.

Lisa is a mother of two young sons, and she enjoys exploring new restaurants, parks, beaches, and farms with her family. When she gets the chance on weekends, she volunteers in the public hospital doing pro bono work for less fortunate people.

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