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!

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
COVID-19 UPDATE: From Monday 28th September 2020 the restrictions on provision of dental treatment have been lifted. At ALL times, we take infection control very seriously.  Our additional precautions, on top of our usual high standards are aimed at minimising the risk of infection for you, your family and our staff.  Rest assured that we continue to provide you with great care in a clean and safe environment.