Our Studio is your new one-stop-shop for dental care in Bayside Highett. Offering a beautiful custom-built facility, relaxing atmosphere, and personalised experience. Give your smile the care it deserves.
We’ve custom-built our facility from the ground up, ensuring complete safety and infection control. With your smile transformation at the forefront, we’ve invested in cutting-edge technology to provide you with the highest level of care and attention to detail. Expect beautiful wooden flooring, marble bench tops, aromatherapy, and absolute tranquillity.
Our team of experts are focused on you. Endeavouring to make each visit like no other, we work closely with you to leave no questions unanswered, providing you with complete clarity. With your best interest at heart, we do everything we can to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
With seamless appointments, an unprecedented level of customisation and a personalised approach, we make your comfort a priority from start to finish. We’re proud of our frictionless experience that allows us to focus on what matters most – you. You’ll be in the best hands from the moment you get in touch with us.
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Great service from Daniel and the team. It was a pleasant surprise to see how they go about their business - very much customer comes first. They make sure you are comfortable from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave. The level of detail they go into when it comes to recommended treatments and doing the work has been second to none. It is great to be able to access such a modern and friendly dentist in Highett.
Highly recommend Dr Dan from Studio Smiles, the most friendly dentist and makes me feel so comfortable every visit. Each appointment I always leave feeling really informed as he takes the time to explain any concerns!
Studio Smiles has heavily invested in state-of-the-art technology to make sure the patient experience is comfortable and unique. Learn more about what makes Studio Smiles a leader in technology.
This amazing piece of technology allows us to perform advanced gum treatments such as laser gum lift and crown lengthening completely pain-free. Compared to the traditional use of a scalpel, the laser allows for faster healing and less scarring. This means your gums can look better than ever.
This is the show-stopping piece of technology that allows us to take scans of our patient’s teeth instead of the ‘goopy’ dental molds of the past. Used for treatments such as Invisalign, night guards, crowns, veneers, retainers, and whitening trays, our 3D intraoral scanner allows for a 100% accurate image of your teeth. Using the scanner over the traditional ‘molds’ means our dental work is more accurate and longer lasting.
Our photo studio is one of our favourite rooms in the entire clinic. Not only does it help with our diagnosis and treatment planning process, but it helps our patients understand their teeth and smile better. After we’ve photographed your smile in our studio, we’re able to show you the images on our large screen monitors, giving you a unique opportunity to really see and conceptualise what is happening. Moreover, this allows us to provide beautiful before and after images that patients cherish for life.
As one of only a few dental clinics in Melbourne with an operating microscope, Studio Smiles is uniquely equipped to deliver the highest level of care. Our microscope gives us the ability to examine your teeth under high magnification, allowing us to diagnose your teeth with the best precision. We also use the microscope to complete many of our procedures, with the enhanced vision leading to higher quality and more long-lasting dental treatment. We are big believers in the mantra – the better you see, the better you do, and we know you deserve the best.
These allow us to take a standard set of x-rays and instantly process them with extremely minimal radiation. In fact, our standard set of digital x-rays exposes you to about as much radiation as a flight from Melbourne to Sydney – which is very little! Your safety is our priority and this is just one example of the technology we have invested in to protect our patients and deliver the best dental care in Melbourne.
We know that many people are afraid of having painful injections, that’s why we’ve invested in a custom anaesthetic heater. This means all our numbing anesthetics are heated to above body temperature, which combined with our powerful custom-made numbing cream, means that all injections at Studio Smiles are virtually pain-free. Your comfort is important to us, and anaesthetic heating is just one way we’re paving the way forward in modern dental care.
Watch your favourite Netflix show with noise-cancelling headphones while you have your teeth worked on. With comforts like this, it’s not uncommon for patients at Studio Smiles to drift off to sleep while having their dental treatment. Block out all those dental sounds and immerse yourself in another world while we take care of your smile. It’s technology like this that allows for Melbourne’s best dental experience.
We’ve invested in state-of-the-art sterilisation machines. Calibrated daily, we’re able to keep up-to-date with protocols in the post-Covid world. We take pride in the cleanliness of our dental clinic because we know that the best results demand the highest levels of infection control.
Our facility has been custom-built to allow for safe sedation. This means we have the equipment to safely treat patients asleep in our dental chair – no need to go to the hospital. For those patients with severe dental anxiety or fear, dental sedation is a great option.
Dr. Daniel Maryanovsky
Founder and Principal Dentist
Graduating from La Trobe University (Victoria) with a Masters in Dentistry, Dr. Daniel went on to complete advanced training in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Determined to foster a sense of community, Dr. Daniel is now a faculty member at La Trobe University and co-founded ‘General Dental Residency’, the largest provider of education for early career dentists in Australia.
Dr. Daniel’s greatest passion is the interplay between the artistry, science, and engineering of a smile. Seeing these elements come together daily, whether it be through a simple filling or a complex transformation, is what motivated Dr. Daniel to found Studio Smiles. As a people person himself, Dr. Daniel believes in a relationship driven approach to dental care and likes to take the time to get to know his patients. It is this personal approach and attention to detail which builds trust and gives Dr. Daniel’s patients the confidence to have their smile taken care of.
Outside of Studio Smiles, you’ll find Daniel ballroom dancing, experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen or having a hit of tennis on the court.
Dr. Daniel is a leading member of the following organisations:
Dr Poli Gunaridis
Dr Poli is one of the most experienced dental surgeons in Melbourne, working exclusively in the field of dental implants.
Since graduating from the University of Queensland, Dr Poli Gunaridis has pursued advanced training in dental implant and reconstructive surgery. After many years in the field, Dr Poli has become a leading expert in surgical extractions, dental implants, bone grafting, and all-on-4.
With an abundance of knowledge to share, Dr Poli has given both local and international lectures to other aspiring dentists on the topics of implants and graft procedures. This is something he is truly passionate about.
When he’s not practicing, Poli loves making his way around all the newest restaurants in Melbourne to see what they have to offer.
Dr Barry Creighton
With a Bachelor in Dental Surgery and a specialisation in Conscious Sedation & Pain Control from The University of Sydney, Dr Barry Creighton has over 20 years experience in the field.
Dr Barry provides dental sedation services to our patients at Studio Smiles, which means patients can have their ‘sleep’ dentistry done in-house.
Barry’s truly passionate about creating a comfortable space for those who tend to feel anxious when visiting the dentist. In 2014 he was awarded the Dentistry Achievement Award by the Australian Dental Association for recognition of his efforts in the dental world.
In his spare time, you’ll find Barry completing volunteer work as a Paramedic and participating as an active member of the Australian Society of Dental Anaesthesiology.
Dr. Sabrina Escuza
Dr. Sabrina Escuza takes great pride in providing a calm environment where patients feel safe to express their needs, and comfortable to ask questions. Empowering you to take control of your oral health journey is her number one priority. She will thoroughly explain your conditions, how they came to be, and what treatment options are available to meet your health or aesthetic goals. Each patient is unique, and she will strategically tie all the aspects of dentistry into an individual journey that will work best for you. It doesn’t matter if it’s a check up, or a complete change that you’re seeking – she will look after you.
Florida, USA is where home is for Dr. Sabrina. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Florida (Go Gators!), and her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Melbourne, where she graduated with honours and an achievement award from the prestigious Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity. Eight years of uni has made her addicted to education – she is fluent in Spanish, has studied philosophy and French, and now spends her free time learning about the most modern dental treatment modalities through continued professional development courses.
Dr. Sabrina finds great joy in the intersections of dentistry – healthcare and artistry, function/aesthetics and mental health, communication and comfort. She is meticulous with the design of a smile, considering everything from the physics of your bite to the color of the porcelain. One of her favorite areas is where surgery meets prosthetics – sometimes losing a very broken down tooth means creating a healthy space for a beautiful replacement that will get you eating without pain and smiling without shame.
Apart from dentistry, Sabrina (not so) secretly thinks she is a master chef, and can be found trying to feed her friends the excessive amount of food she cooks. She loves music, a good picnic in the sun, and her dog, Nile.
Dental Nurse & Social Media Coordinator
Currently completing her studies in Dentistry at La Trobe University, Natalie has always been passionate about pursuing a career in the dental world.
To her, it’s a profession where the pinnacle of satisfaction comes from helping patients restore function, relieve pain, and help create beautiful and healthy smiles.
Her passion for student voice and advocacy has allowed her to work in publications, promotions, and executive roles for the Australian Dental Students Association (ADSA), La Trobe Rural Health Association (LARHC), and Bendigo Oral Health & Dentistry Society (BOHDS).
When she’s not studying or undertaking placement, Natalie loves to express her creative side through the art of makeup, fashion and digital content creation. You might even find her cooking up a 5-course meal or checking out the newest cafe in town.
Joelynn (Jo) is currently completing her dentistry studies at La Trobe University. Her love for the art and science behind dentistry, as well as the ability to help others, is what has drawn her to this industry.
Her role here at Studio Smiles involves assisting with a range of general and cosmetic dental procedures and her caring nature allows her to provide a quality visit for every patient.
When she’s not studying or at the clinic, you’ll find Joelynn having a hit on the golf course, baking her favourite sweet treats, and spending time with her family and friends.
As a dental nurse her focus is on ensuring patients have the best experience possible during their time in the treatment room with us.
Isabel completed her studies in Paramedicine at Monash University. Wanting to get out of her comfort zone and try something new within the healthcare industry, Isabel found her way into the world of dentistry. She believes that smiles are an important part of who we are and wants to be a part of the journey for those wishing to achieve the smile of their dreams.
When she’s not taking care of her patients, Isabel enjoys spending her free time surfing, and at the beach. A traveller at heart and a self-confessed foodie, you’ll find Isabel trying out different restaurants across Melbourne.
Patient Coordinator, Reception
Katie is the face of the practice, helping meet and take care of patients from the moment they first get in touch.
With an extensive history in the dental industry, Katie has the skills and experience to help patients get the dentistry they need in a way that fits in with their lifestyle and budget. As patient coordinator she has a wealth of knowledge on topics such as general dental treatment, fillings, root canals, Invisalign, porcelain veneers, and dental implants.
In her spare time Katie is passionate about healthy living and loves finding new places to walk her dogs.
Dr. Jeffrey Tho
Dr Jeffrey Tho is a very experienced dentist and has a passion for helping his patients achieve optimal oral health. Dr Jeff thoroughly enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, including crown and bridge, endodontics, extractions and dental sleep medicine.
He graduated from the University of Melbourne with Honours in 2013. Since then he has owned a dental practice in Ballarat until 2019. Since then has worked in Melbourne over the last four years priding himself on providing comprehensive dental care, personalised to each unique patient.
Dr Jeff has also worked as a pre-clinical demonstrator at the University of Melbourne since 2016 and has supervised dental student research in the area of orthodontics.
Outside of dentistry, Jeff was a former number 1 badminton player in Oceania and has represented Australia at two Commonwealth Games as an athlete and once as the Australian National Coach.