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Meet the Dentists

Our dentists have been trained in general and specific areas of dentistry to take the best care of you. We will allocate the practitioner that best suits your needs.

Dr Sofia Monter, Dentist

BDSc (Hons) ADC Cert

sofia monter dentistSince graduating as a General Dentist in 1989, Dr Sofia has been practicing general dentistry, children’s dentistry and orthodontics, and has attended numerous courses in Australia and overseas.

Dr Sofia enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and has a special interest in Orthodontics. As she has been trained in early orthodontic treatment, she can pick up on problems and bad habits at an early stage, treat them and prevent major issues later on.

Dr Sofia also offers braces and Clear Correct (invisible aligners) for teens and adults. Another area she is very passionate about is treating children, especially kids that have had bad experiences in the past. Dr Sofia’s personal interests are traveling, dining out and making friends.

Dr Darshan Thumar, Dentist

BDSc, ADC Cert

Dr Darshan ThumarDr Darshan qualified as a general dentist in 2007 and has always been passionate about most aspects of dentistry, but he particularly enjoys cosmetic and restorative work. He is able to produce aesthetic dental restorations since he developed his hand skills at a very young age, when he started to paint and sculpt.

Dr Darshan has also been nurturing his special interest in orthodontics for many years by keeping himself up-to-date with new developments in the field through attending educational courses and seminars. He strongly believes in early intervention for kids developing crowded teeth and bad habits.

He is a member of the Australian Dental Association and the International Association of Orthodontics.

He is a caring and compassionate person and besides painting, he loves music, cooking and travelling with his family.

Dr Edelmiro De Hoyos, Prosthodontist

BDSc, MSc, PhD

Dr Edelmiro de HoyosEdelmiro (Dr Miro) holds a PhD in Prosthodontics which is the specialised area of dentistry that deals with extensive and more complicated cosmetic and restorative treatments such as veneers, crowns, bridge, implants and partial and full dentures.

Dr Miro is a clinical demonstrator at University of Melbourne and at La Trobe University, and he is also the Chairman of the Metropolitan ADA metropolitan group K.

He is a very gentle and caring dentist, and outside dentistry Dr Miro loves playing Golf and bringing up his young kids.

Dr David Zhang, Dentist

DDS (Distinction)

david zhang dentistDavid is a dual qualified Dentist and Optometrist. After a career in Optometry, David completed his postgraduate Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with Distinction at the University of Melbourne and graduated as the top student and valedictorian. In his final year of study, he volunteered to participate in the Rotary Australia-Vietnam Dental Health Project to provide oral care to young children in rural Vietnam.

David thrives in providing all his patients with the highest quality and patient-centred dental care. David also demonstrates at the University of Melbourne as a preclinical demonstrator to the next generation of dentists.

He is a member of the Australian Dental Association and an alumni of the International Association of Student Clinicians (SCADA).

His interests outside of dentistry include reading, photography, building Lego, and as a young father, spending time with his family.

Dr Quor-ten Teh, Oral health therapist

quor-ten-tehQuor has qualified from La Trobe university in 2013 and has been working in Public Community Clinics.From a young age Quor has always been creative and artistic. Together with her love for working with children, being fascinated by the health science and wanting change peoples smiles – oral health was the perfect pathway.

Quor is a keen advocate for minimal intervention restorative methods and have a strong focus on prevention and early intervention techniques. she strives to make each dental visit both educational and enjoyable, especially for kids – that they can feel happy and proud of their healthy smiles. Quor is part of ADOHT association and has been in educator at La trobe university in Bendigo.

Quor has a big heart for community volunteering and overseas missionary projects. She is a keen sports and outdoors enthusiast and also enjoys her cooking adventures as well as playing guitar.

Quor enjoys building relationships and creating positive experiences with children to help make their visit the positive experience it should be.

Fore more helpful information about your child’s first visit, Contact us and we’ll send you the facts; The DO’s and DON’Ts of Children’s Dental Visits and how they can overcome the fear of the dentist.


Book an appointment with our warm and caring dentists today.

Personalised payment plans are also available. As always, new patients are most welcome.

Call us at 03 8772 2053 or make an appointment online.

Smiles First | 03 8772 2053
Dentist in Endeavour Hills, serving Narre Warren North, Narre Warren, Hallam & Lysterfield