SURGERY CLOSURE: We are closing our office to all but emergency procedures from Friday 27th March 2020.  If you have an emergency, or would like advice, please call the surgery on 03 9499 1130 and listen for the emergency contact number. 
Smile Connections

Dr Marcus Ford, BDSc (Melb)

Principal Dentist

Marcus is the Principal dentist at Smile Connections.  Marcus graduated as a dentist in 1991 with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Melbourne.  He started his career as a dentist in the Royal Australian Air Force with postings to Adelaide and his home town of Melbourne.  Marcus' professional experience is very varied, having practiced in and run a 5 chair community dental unit at Sunbury Community Health Centre.  Marcus has worked in private practice since 2004 and has practiced in Ivanhoe since 2006.  Even though he has been practicing as a dentist for nearly 30 years, his thirst for knowledge and interest in dentistry has not diminished.  Having served in the Air Force, Marcus has a particular interest in treating the ex-service community and the elderly.

Away from the dental chair, Marcus is a keen Hawks supporter and a passionate gardener, Marcus is currently constructing a greenhouse with the goal of growing tomatoes in winter.  He is married with 2 teenage children and a much loved toy cavoodle!

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