Dr Shanthini Rao
Dr Shanthini Rao
Principal Dentist

Dr Shanthini Rao graduated in 1994 in India and went on to complete her Australian Dental Examination Certificate in 2000. She has worked at several dental clinics throughout Melbourne gaining experience in all facets of modern dentistry.

She is an active member of Australian dental association and enjoys all aspects of dentistry with keen interest in Rotary Endodontics [root canal treatment], Orthodontics and Oral surgery. She constantly updates herself in the latest developments in dentistry through seminars and workshops.

Dr Shanthini Rao has undertaken further training in the field of orthodontics and holds a Progressive Orthodontics Certificate which is awarded upon completion of comprehensive 2 year program designed for general practitioner.
Shanthini is also accredited provider for SmileTru, ClearSmile aligner, Inman aligner.

Known for her professional and friendly nature, Shanthini takes great pride in alleviating dental fears and ensuring that her every patient has an enjoyable dental experience. Her primary goal is to understand her patients’ concerns and empower them to take charge of their oral health.

Her attention to detail and commitment to lifelong learning has resulted in Shanthini consistently delivering quality dentistry second to none.

“Through my 18 years of experience in Melbourne, I have found that most patients are apprehensive about dental treatment and so at Bridge Rd Dental we adopt a professional, friendly and caring approach to put our patients at ease”.