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Meet the Team

The Manningham Smiles Dentistry team includes dentists, dental hygienists and an oral health therapist to give you the superior dental care you need at one convenient location. Our warm, welcoming team is ready to discover how we can help you improve your oral health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Dr Leo Tse, BDS

Dr Leo Tse Manningham DentistDr Leo moved to Australia from Hong Kong over 30 years ago. Having discovered his passion for dentistry soon after, he then went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1994 from the University of Adelaide. He was then in public practice in rural New South Wales before returning to beautiful Melbourne. He took over this practice from Dr George Brivulis in 2004 and has gradually introduced various modern technologies to enhance patient comfort as well as optimising clinical outcomes.

Keeping Informed on the Latest in Dentistry

Staying up to date with the advancements in dentistry is important to Dr Leo. He continually pursues professional development and takes regular courses. His special interests include implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics.

Dr Leo also likes having advanced equipment and techniques that can not only rebuild teeth and mouths but rejuvenate people’s lives.

Staying Active Outside of the Practice

Dr Leo lives in Melbourne with his wife and kids. Their family enjoys bike riding or playing football together. Dr Leo also enjoys a spot of DIY in his spare time!

He is a member of the Australian Dental Association and the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry.

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Dr Siew-Lee Hong, BDSc (Hons)

Dr Siew Lee Hong Manningham DentistPassionate about helping people enhance their appearance and wellbeing through dentistry, Dr Siew-Lee enjoys seeing patients smile with confidence. “I love looking after children and entire families. I can tailor plans to suit every family budget.” A 2001 graduate of The University of Melbourne, Dr Siew-Lee regularly attends dental education seminars and has taken an ASID-accredited course on dental implants.

Balancing Dentistry and Family

For Dr Siew-Lee, the most fulfilling aspect of being a dentist is being able to juggle work with raising a young family. She also enjoys educating the general public on the importance of oral health.

Staying Active in Manningham

Outside of the practice, Dr Siew-Lee enjoys playing badminton and violin in the orchestra, and looking after her family. divider-full

Dr Kelly Xie, BDSc (Hons)

Manningham Dentist Dr Kelly XieA caring and compassionate dentist, Dr Kelly loves helping people and changing their attitude and lifestyle by making their teeth look and feel better. “The most fulfilling part of being a dentist is being able to treat patients as a whole and seeing them genuinely happy after their visit and appreciative of what I’ve done. I also love seeing kids and making their initial dental visits very positive.”

Education and Professional Development

Graduating from The University of Melbourne in 2009 with a Bachelor of Dental Science (Hons), Dr Kelly stays abreast of the latest in dentistry by taking a range of professional development courses. These have mostly been in restorative, cosmetic and paediatric dentistry. She also attends monthly study clubs.

Family and Hobbies

Outside of the practice, Dr Kelly likes to play badminton, bake, shop and spend quality family time with her husband and two daughters.

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Mr Obie Chan, Oral Health Therapist

Dental Hygienist Manningham Obie Chan“I find the most enjoyable part of dentistry is seeing children and helping people with their gum health problems. It gives me great satisfaction to see that they have improved their oral health.”

Education and Professional Development

Graduating in 2012 from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Oral Health, Mr Obie Chan also takes a variety of continuing education courses. These focus on caring for those with special needs and young children. He also has taken courses on preventing gum problems. Mr. Obie Chan usually attends the Oral Health Therapist Conference put on by the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapist Association.

Athletic Interests

When he’s not at the practice, Mr Obie Chan plays gridiron with the Melbourne University Royals. He also does some coaching with them as well as Olympic weightlifting with the Hawthorn Weightlifting Club.


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