Our Modern Relaxing Dental Centre

Our friendly, modern dental surgery is a relaxing, aesthetic refuge from your hectic day. We strive to ensure that your visit is both enjoyable and comfortable by providing you with concierge levels of service. Choose from a selection of refreshments, enjoy a movie or watch HD digital on one of our flat screen televisions positioned for your viewing pleasure, or perhaps you’d rather sit back and listen to some music.

Continuing education allows us to offer the very latest evidence-based techniques.

Dr George Paltoglou

Dental Surgeon BDSc (Melb.)

Dr. Paltoglou is the principal dentist at The Melbourne Smile Centre. He commenced practice in 1987 and holds a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Melbourne. He is a member of the ADA (Australian Dental Association), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the European Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry.

George is passionate about his work in Cosmetic and Aesthetic dentistry and continues his post-graduate studies both in Australia and overseas, keeping up to date with the very latest cosmetic dental techniques which enables him to provide the very best consultative and clinical care to his patients.

Dr Matthew Youssef

Dr Matthew Youssef


Dr Matt graduated with a Masters of Clinical Dentistry from La Trobe University in addition to a Bachelor of Health Science. Matthew excelled amongst his peers, completing top of the class in Clinical Dentistry.

Dr Matt’s dental passion includes: Implants, Orthodontics, Invisalign, Wisdom Teeth, Wrinkle reduction injections and Fillers.
He has learnt from World Leaders in Oral Implantology, is currently completed his Post-Graduate Diploma in Implantology and is also a gIDE Master Clinician in Implantology.

Through his career he has been involved in numerous volunteer experiences and is now the Founder of the Australian Christian Dental Aid, providing much needed dentistry to underprivileged populations.
Dr Matt has a passion to provide evidence-based dentistry and education to his patients in an empathetic and relaxed environment.
Away from work Dr Matt loves spending time with his lovely wife Caroline and going along to see his beloved Westcoast Eagles.

Dr Ido Landau


Dr Ido Landau graduated with a Masters of Dentistry and Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry from La Trobe University. Ido’s passion for learning has led to academic excellence, having completed his third, fourth and final fifth year at the top of his class. In addition to this, Ido was the recipient of the following accolades in the final year of his studies; the Australian Dental Association’s Fifth Year Prize, the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons’ 2022 prize and the 2022 Vic West Memorial Prize.

Dr Ido’s passion for the latest evidence-based dental technologies, allows him to combine state of the art techniques with gentle clinical care.
Dr Landau is committed to providing a comprehensive and comfortable dental experience.

Laura Micutz

Laura Micutz is a registered Oral Health Therapist, graduating from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor in Oral Health. She is dually qualified in dental hygiene and dental therapy, with a special interest in orthodontics and children’s dentistry. She is a member of the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia Victorian Branch (DHAAVB) and Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapist Association (ADOHTA).

Laura has been trained in both public and private sectors, Laura is dedicated to providing the highest level of professional preventive care, with a focus on children and young adults. Laura has a strong interest in providing a holistic approach to effective oral health education and oral hygiene instructions as a way of helping patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health, especially from a young age. She particularly enjoys developing rapport with the children and their families she treats. Her aim is to always help make dental experiences as pleasant and comfortable for all her patients.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two German shepherd dogs.

Joyce Harnick

Joyce Harnick is a registered Dental Hygienist, whose education includes, an Associate of Applied Science from Thomas Jefferson University, USA, Bachelor of Science from Thomas Jefferson University, USA, and she also completed her premedical prerequisites from Temple University, USA. She is a member of the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia Victorian Branch (DHAAVB) and the Australian Society of Periodontics Victorian Branch (ASPVB).

Joyce has been practicing in private practice since 1984, in the speciality area of Periodontics. Her experience also includes being a periodontal clinical demonstrator for undergraduate dental students at Temple University School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA and a clinical demonstrator for dental hygiene students in the Diploma in Oral Health Therapy Programme at Melbourne Dental School at The University of Melbourne. Joyce is committed to providing the highest level of professional preventive care.

Kanella Tsaconas

Kanella Tsaconas is a registered Dental Hygienist, who graduated from Adelaide’s Gilles Plains Dental Institute in 1988. She is a member of the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia, Victoria Branch (DHAAVB) and the Australian Society of Periodontics, Victorian Branch (ASPVB).

Kanella has worked in both Sydney and Melbourne since graduating as a Dental Hygienist. She came to The Melbourne Smile Centre in 2003 and shares Dr. George Paltoglou’s philosophies in managing patients’ dental health whilst keeping in mind their individual needs. She has a particular interest in Periodontics and prides herself in helping patients achieve optimal oral health.

Cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry should be guided by a tailor-made comprehensive treatment plan ensuring all patients enjoy optimum long-term oral health and function

What we do at

The Melbourne Smile Centre

We provide a wide variety of dental services, ranging from the very latest in cosmetic procedures using digital smile design and implant dentistry, to general restorative care and the services of our highly qualified hygienists to maintain optimal oral health.