Dr Susan Hinckfuss graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1995 with a Bachelor of Dental Science and then worked in private general dental practice in the Geelong area for 8 years during which time she developed a passion for dentistry for children. Susan then returned to the University of Melbourne to complete a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry, 3 years of specialist training in Paediatric Dentistry which included training at the Royal Children’s Hospital of Melbourne. Following completion of her specialty training Susan moved to the USA for 3 years working as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the School of Dental Science at the University of Minnesota. In 2010 Susan returned to Melbourne and has since worked in private specialist practice. Susan has lectured widely on many aspects of Paediatric Dentistry and has had her research published in international dental journals.
Susan performs all aspects of paediatric dentistry and has special interests in the management of anxious children and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She is also interested in management of dental trauma and complex conditions that affect children including enamel defects and early childhood caries. Susan has much experience with the placement of white zirconia crowns which are an alternative to stainless steel crowns for children. Susan truly believes in individualised treatment for your child and wants to provide care for your child in a manner that avoids the development of dental anxiety and has her special little patients leaving their dental appointments with a delightful smile.