About Us

Council Avenue Dental & Implant Centre is a practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural appearance of your smile using state-of-the-art procedures and technologies to create bright, healthy and lasting smiles.

A standard of excellence in personalised dental care enables us to provide the quality services our patients deserve. Boasting four surgeries, our practice can accommodate those unexpected dental emergencies. We endeavour to see and care for you as soon as possible in a comfortable, efficient manner.

As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer examinations and screenings and taking x-rays when necessary.

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience.

Some other benefits of our practice include;

  • Our attention to detail which ensures that your dentistry will be performed safely, precisely and to the highest standard of technical and clinical excellence.
  • We combine state of the art technology with a caring team to ensure our wonderful patients get the best treatment available.
  • With a firm belief in education we regularly re-educate ourselves to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental practice can utilise to provide state-of-the-art dental care.
  • Being members of various professional and dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession. Continuing this educational philosophy we strive to provide our patients with all the information so they can make an informed decision regarding their oral health.
  • Our practice has a keen interest and expertise in implant dentistry and restorative care. Implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss, restoring the function, strength and original appearance of your natural teeth. Our practice is dedicated to providing lasting, quality implant results in a comfortable, efficient manner. We also offer complimentary consultations regarding implant and cosmetic dentistry so you can try before you buy.
  • We understand the anxiety that accompanies many people to the dentist. With this in mind, we offer sleep dentistry (IV Sedation), an effective and efficient option which ensures you receive your dental treatment comfortably and safely. 

Dr James WongDr James LT Wong BDSc (WA) PGDipDImplantology (CSU) FICOI (Practice Principal)

Dr James Wong holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Dental Implantology, a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Western Australia and has also been awarded the status of Fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is one of only two Western Australian dentists that were accepted into the prestigious programme for the Post Graduate Diploma at Charles Sturt University in NSW. He has also undertaken a one year training course at the Brener Implant Institute in NSW in 2007, which trains dentists exclusively in the field of Implant Dentistry. In 2009 Dr Wong was fortunate enough to have another year of "hands on" training in advanced implant surgery from one of the worlds leading experts in implant dentistry, Professor Hom-Lay Wang, who is the programme director at the University of Michigan. Aside from the intense training, Dr Wong is also consistently attending local and international conferences and seminars in the field of implant dentistry and oral surgery.

He has always had a keen interest and exceptional skill in dental implant surgery and oral surgery and with 15 years of surgical experience behind him he continues to strive for excellence in clinical dentistry and most importantly, patient care. He has completed hundreds of implant cases with great success, helping to improve the quality of life for many individuals who would otherwise be still struggling with their dentures. His empathy towards his patients is reflected by his gentle and kind manner thoughout the entire experience whilst under his care. His commitment to providing the most up to date treatment modality to his patients is second to none. Dr Wong is also a member of the Australasion Osseointregration Society and the Australian Dental Association. Dr James Wong philosophy is to provide exceptional and painless dentistry to his patients in the most comfortable and caring manner.


Dr Koh graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1996 with a Bachelor of Dental Science. Since then he has developed a keen interest in orthodontics, undertaking further training by completing a Fellowship in Orthodontics in 2002. Dr Koh has been practicing orthodontics in general practice for the past 10 years.

A firm believer of early intervention to correct developmental problems such as thumb sucking and tongue thrust swallow habits, which result in malocclusion, Dr Koh knows that these “habits” are difficult to correct in the teenage years when they have become ingrained. He suggests that early intervention utilising the following devices may correct many of these issues and will often result in less complicated treatment in the future.

- Functional appliances (T4K),

- Arch expansion devices,

- Anti-habit appliance

Accredited in the use of “Invisalign” (a series of clear aligners, which progressively straighten teeth) treating selected cases depending on suitability, Dr Koh primarily uses fixed appliance therapy (braces) for the majority of complex cases.

Dr Koh believes orthodontics is for any age and that it will not only improve appearance and confidence but can improve oral health, function and lifestyle. Orthodontics can help align teeth for placement of dental implants thereby replacing teeth that may have been missing for years or are genetically missing. Crowded teeth are harder to clean, which often leads to food impaction causing periodontal disease and Halitosis (gum disease and bad breath).

Adult orthodontics is becoming more prevalent and accepted as people increasingly become aware of the benefits.

undefinedDr Leonard Tan BDSc (Singapore) MSc (Oral Implantology) Goethe.Fra

Dr  Leonard Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2001 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Upon graduation he was seconded to the Singapore Armed Forces Dental Corps and rose swiftly to become the Head of dental centres. It was there that he further honed his surgical skills and developed a special interest in oral implantology. He attended his first basic implantology training in the year 2002 and has since had advanced training in all aspects of oral implantology.

He currently holds a Masters of Science in Oral Implantology from the prestigious Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

In private practice since the year 2005, Dr Tan believes in ethical comprehensive quality dental care for all his patients. Even though he excels in providing solutions for tooth loss, he considers it his professional duty to first of all, save and conserve natural dentition whenever feasible. With this philosophy in mind, Dr Tan also devotes extensive effort in mastering cutting edge technology in the field of endodontics. He is known for the quality and success of his endodontic treatment and enjoys a wide referral base both from happy patients and professional colleagues.

Dr Tan's passion and dedication to his profession have also led him to train in other aspects of dentistry, including Invisalign and CEREC, both of which represent state of the art dentistry utilising high accuracy computer aid in teeth alignment and restoration. He is an advanced provider of Invisalign treatment, having helped many patients achieve straight teeth through "invisible braces" and firmly believes that this is the future of orthodontics.


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