Our Practice

Practice Policies

Our team of experienced dentists/hygienist are here to offer our patients the highest calibre of professional oral health care.  Our interest is in the patients’ welfare and as such we aimed to provide a comprehensive range of services giving patients wider range of options in regards to their dental needs.

With our new, purpose designed facility equipped with the latest digital equipment, we ensure our patients receive the best comprehensive care from our professional team.

Together with our friendly and caring support staff, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your oral health goals in a professional and relaxed environment.

Medicare Child Dental Benefits Scheme

We proudly participate in the Medicare Child Dental Benefit scheme, which provides up to $1000 every 2 calendar years for eligible children, to pay for a range of general dental care. If you are unsure whether your child is eligible for this scheme, please contact us.

Languages spoken

We have staff who speak English, Malaysian and Chinese.

Payments Accepted

  • Cash (sorry, no cash out)
  • Direct deposit (Internet banking)
  • HICAPS
  • EFTPOS

Third Party payments accepted from:

  • Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Medicare (CDBS)
  • State Trustees
  • Selected Government funded dental schemes (enquire at reception)

Our Team

Dr. David Lin

Originally from Taiwan, David first moved to Australia in 1999 to begin his tertiary education at Melbourne University. It was there that he first met his future wife and colleague, Carolyn.

David moved to Wangaratta in 2006, and has since worked at two major dental surgeries in the North-East.  During these years, he and his wife fell in love with the North-East area and decided to call it home.

David and Carolyn finally realised their dreams with the opening of their new, purpose designed dental surgery in Wangaratta – DC Dental Clinic, in 2017. He is passionate about all aspects of dentistry and hope to lead his dental team to provide the best care for his patients.

In his leisure time, David is a keen car and sports enthusiast. He also enjoys travelling immensely experiencing local cultures and food.

Dr. Carolyn Chong

Carolyn grew up in Malaysia, the youngest of four children, before moving to Australia to begin her tertiary education at Melbourne University.

She moved to Wangaratta in 2006 after completing her degree and has continue to work locally improving her skills and scope in dentistry.  She is currently the Secretary of the North-East Dental Group of the Victorian Dental Association.

In the last 12 years, she continues to build a great rapport with not only her patients, but members of the community including the local church that she and David attend, as well as being a member of the Wangaratta Camera Club.

She enjoys cooking, photography, travelling and spending time with family and friends in her leisure time.

Dr. Martin Horwood

Growing up in South Australia, Martin graduated at Adelaide University in 1985, before moving to Wangaratta to begin his career in dentistry.  Martin has worked in Wangaratta, Myrtleford and Benalla since moving to the North East, becoming a trusted and favoured dentist in the area.

In February 2017, Martin joined Dr David Lin and Dr Carolyn Chong at DC Dental Clinic, offering in excess of 50 years of combined dental experience.

Martin is an avid cyclist and can often be seen riding far and wide around the North East area.  Martin also enjoys travelling, sampling some of the best locally produced wines and spending time with family and friends.

Sarah Bekker, Dental Hygienist

Everyone wants a great smile which is why good oral hygiene is important.  Poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath.  With over 30 years’ experience, our hygienist Sarah Bekker, can offer you a dental hygiene programme tailored to your needs, offering detailed high quality dental cleaning, preventative treatments, X-rays, fissure sealants and tooth whitening.

Our focus is on prevention, which we know is always better than the cure!

Support Staff:

  • Natalie Williams ~ Practice Manager
  • Melissa Tanner ~ Receptionist / Dental Assistant
  • Milica (Mili) Sheward ~ Receptionist
  • Lisa Venola ~ Dental Assistant
  • Philippa Ferry ~ Dental Assistant
  • Destanie Crispo ~ Dental Assistant
  • Tegan North ~ Dental Assistant