Family Dentist in Forest Hill, VIC 3131

Dr. Vilim Kinkela retired happily and contently on April 11, 2024, after providing care to community since 1987 for 27 fulfilling years serving as your dentist

Celebrating Dr. Vilim's Retirement

Dental at Forest Hill is happy to announce Dr. Vilim Kinkela’s retirement after his dedicated and impressive 27 years to the dental well-being of the community since 1987!

His legacy will undoubtedly be remembered fondly by patients and colleagues alike. 

As Dr. Vilim enjoys his well-deserved retirement, he plans to focus on hobbies, caring for his aging mother, home maintenance, and travel adventures with his wife, Irene.

We extend our warm wishes to Dr. Vilim and thank him for being part of our dental health journey. Vilim has handed over your oral care needs to Dr. Dinesh Erlewad, as his successor. Dr Dinesh is also the principal dentist who will look after your oral health along with Dr Melina Chen and Dr Nilla Pradolin.

Dr Melina and Dr Nilla have joined us to provide more availability for patient care with additional days Learn More about our team on

We are committed to uphold the clinic’s mission for oral health and patient well-being !

How does these changes affect you ?

You will be positively affected as you get to choose from more weekdays and weekend and additional providers ( yes ! we are working on Saturdays). You also get to choose more from in-house treatments including Implants, Veneers, Invisalign and Cosmetics dentistry with smile corrections

During your visit, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your oral health needs,explore treatment options to achieve your smile goals. Keep yourself updated about announcement & offers by following us on Facebook (

Now we are available to book online alternatively you can call on 0398783233 to book your next check-up and meet the dedicated team !

Dr. Vilim Kinkela retired happily and contently on April 11, 2024, after providing care to community since 1987 for 27 fulfilling years serving as your dentist

Celebrating Dr. Vilim's Retirement

Dr. Vilim Kinkela retired happily and contently on April 11, 2024. His distinguished tenure, commencing in 1987, spans an impressive 27 years dedicated to the dental well-being of our community.

Dr. Vilim has entrusted Dr. Dinesh Erlewad as a capable successor who will continue to carry on the legacy of ‘Dental at Forest Hill Clinic’ and look after your oral health needs. Dr. Dinesh, who is also the principal of the practice, has been working alongside Dr. Vilim for the past two years.

Dr. Dinesh, an accomplished dentist, is deeply committed to patient well-being. His academic achievements include submitting a thesis on Oral Cancer as part of his pursuit of an MPhil from the University of Melbourne.

He has experience in placing and restoring dental implants and is currently completing his postgraduate diploma in Orthodontics. This brings fresh perspective and expertise to our clinic, along with many modern treatment techniques.

Dr Vilim encourages you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dinesh at your earliest convenience. You can reach out to clinic at 03 9878 3233 or Book An Appointment Online. During this visit, you will have the opportunity to meet Dinesh personally and discuss your dental history, treatment options, and any other concerns you might have.

Upon his retirement, Vilim plans to spend time on hobbies and interests, looking after ageing mother, catching up on maintenance around the home, and enjoying some travel with his wife, Irene. Dr Vilim wish you all well, and thanks you for allowing him to be part of your dental health journey.

In addition to this transition, we are also delighted to introduce Dr. Melina Chen, who has joined our team as a senior dentist. Melina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our practice, and we are confident that she will contribute significantly to maintaining and enhancing the oral health of our patients. Click here to know more about our team.

All You Need To Keep Smiling


This dentist in Forest Hill offers a wide variety of services that include General Dentistry, Aesthetic Dentistry, Dental Extractions, Dental Implants, Dentures, Invisalign / Braces, SureSmile Clear Aligners, Children’s Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry and Gum Disease Treatment. Contact Dental At Forest Hill.

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Emergency Dentist in Forest Hill

Emergency Dentist in Forest Hill

Are you experiencing any painful dental issues? If you are experiencing a dental emergency, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Contact our surgery at (03) 9878 3233 to schedule an appointment.

Patients With Health Funds

We also welcome patients with health funds. We can process your health insurance claims through HICAPS participating providers.

Client Reviews

Dental at Forest Hill
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Alan RutzouAlan Rutzou
01:31 10 Apr 24
Justin WhiteJustin White
06:31 26 Mar 24
Really polite, fast and done a real good job
Noorbir SinghNoorbir Singh
23:39 02 Jan 24
Tiffany SinglesTiffany Singles
13:43 02 Jan 24
Dayne RohrDayne Rohr
02:52 02 Jan 24
Peter GriggPeter Grigg
04:12 19 Dec 23
I have been a patient at Dental At Forest Hill for more than 45 years and can say that Dr Vilim Kinkela is an exceptional dentist. Nurses Sharon, Dianne and Lauren have been super friendly to me every time I go there.
Grant & Johanna HewaldGrant & Johanna Hewald
10:23 15 Dec 23
Highly recommend this clinic for all your dental hygiene and health.The staff are amazing and our family are very appreciative of the excellent care we have received over many years. Thanks so much 😊
Jan DriscollJan Driscoll
02:59 13 Dec 23
I have been a patient at Dental at Forest Hill for at least 25 years. I moved to Richmond 23 years ago but very happily travel back to Forest Hill for dental appointments as I have a lot of faith in Vilim. I consider him to be honest and trustworthy and rely on his advice and his expertise and have had no reason to consider changing my dentist.The staff over the years have always been professional approachable and friendly.
Deanne MaceyDeanne Macey
02:48 13 Dec 23
Very happy with the treatment I get from the Dental at Forest Hill team. That's why I gave the rating I did. Have been going there for many years now started going there as a young child.
Melissa LathamMelissa Latham
04:02 08 Dec 23
I have been a loyal client at this practice since it was first established and have always been happy with the high quality of work, excellent, friendly staff and fair pricing.Although there are plenty of dentists between where I live and Forest Hills, I believe it's worth the 30 minute drive.
Creature FeatureCreature Feature
03:28 08 Dec 23
Knowledgeable and kind Dentist, I had a prominent tooth that could not be saved and had to come out, there was no way I could face the world with this tooth missing, I was assured a denture would be fine in the interim until my mouth was recovered for an implant. This denture is undetectable and not at all bothersome for me, not one person has noticed it. I’m very happy with all my treatments so far. Implant soon!
Lynette SneddonLynette Sneddon
01:40 03 Aug 23
Such caring and gentle dentist with amazing nurses too. I have bee n a patient for 25 years
00:56 03 Aug 23
Great dental experience, even though I hate going to the dentist! Vilam and Lauren were both friendly and experienced. Definitely recommend.
parth madaanparth madaan
04:16 20 Jul 23
Highly Recommended.
Jordan OlubasJordan Olubas
04:18 17 Jul 23
Dental at Forest Hill is an incredible clinic comprised of extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff that provide an impeccable and comfortable experience each time! Dr. Dinesh is an amazing dentist that ensures you are exhaustively informed of how to maintain optimal oral hygiene, the procedures that will be undertaken in your appointment, and how to maintain or enhance your oral health post-appointment. He elucidates everything so clearly and provides care that is gentle and efficacious, with minimal pain or discomfort; ensuring that you are accommodated for each step of the way. I highly recommend this clinic!
Claudz ClaudzClaudz Claudz
13:14 12 Jul 23
110% recommend!I love coming to Dental at Forest Hill!No wait time at all, my appointment was on time. Great customer service. I was in & out of my appointment so quickly!Dr Dinesh is a dental wizard. He explains everything so clearly & gives you the best treatment.Very happy every time I leave 🙌🏼
Bilal NazimBilal Nazim
04:47 25 Apr 23
Dr. Dinesh and the staff provided an excellent service, were very communicative and delivered great patient care.Went because I had a gum infection, and the doctor did a great job in terms of raising awareness and educating me on preventative measure as well.Prices are really good too!
Rachel GrubbRachel Grubb
00:38 25 Feb 23
Dinesh is kind, gentle & thorough ensuring I felt comfortable & well informed before proceeding with my treatment. Very happy with his treatment, my level of care & the end result, & he’s open on Saturday.

Comprehensive Dental Services

There is much more to a comprehensive dental examination than just cleaning your teeth. During this visit, the dentist will cover all aspects of the patient’s oral health, including pre-existing conditions, gum health, even screenings and diagnostic exams to ensure that the patient’s mouth is in the best, most healthy condition possible.

Invisalign / Clear Aligners

We are an Invisalign® Dentist in Forest Hill with the necessary skills and training to provide treatment.

Aesthetic Dentistry

Want to Improve Your Smile and confidence? Contact us today for a complete dental makeover.

Dental Implants

Our goal is to replace an individual’s missing teeth in a safe and natural way by offering dental implants.

Other Dental Services

Dental At Forest Hill offers a wide range of dental services. This also includes  white fillings, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and tooth extractions. Besides these, we offer rehabilitation of worn teeth, crowns, bridges, dentures, root-canal therapy and emergency care.

Emergency Dental Care in Forest Hill, Vic 3131
Emergency Care

Are you experiencing any painful dental issues? Contact us for emergency care, we’re here to help!

Restorative Dentistry in Forest Hill, Vic 3131
Restorative Dentistry

We work specifically toward creating the natural smiles for patients whose natural teeth require replacement.

Wisdom Tooth Removal in Forest Hill, Vic 3131
Wisdom Tooth Removal

Sometimes wisdom teeth need to be removed because third molars don’t have enough room to emerge.

Teeth Whitening in Forest Hill, Vic 3131
Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening from a dentist is the only safe and effective method of achieving a whiter, brighter smile.

Dental Check Up

Dental At Forest Hill offers comprehensive dental care for the entire family.

Gum Disease Treatment

Among the most common dental concerns for new patients is gum disease.


One of the most common causes of toothache is tooth decay, cavities or possible infection.

Dentist in Forest Hill, Vic

Why Dental At Forest Hill?

Dental at Forest Hill is a family dental surgery that treats patients of all ages. Using the latest dental equipment, we provide high quality dental care. Among the services we provide are check-ups, cleaning, dental implants, crowns, veneers, and more.

Additionally, we are an Invisalign® Provider, treating patients in Forest Hill and surrounding suburbs such as Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley, Burwood East, Blackburn South, Nunawading, Vermont South and Box Hill South.

Dental emergencies usually occur without warning and are extremely painful. When you experience severe tooth pain, bleeding, broken teeth, lost dental fillings or crowns, seek immediate dental care.

We Are Proud Members

Australian Dental Association
International Association for Orthodontics
Australian Society of Endodontics
International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Australian society of implant dentistry
Easy Payment Plans
Denticare Australia
After Pay
TLC Australia

Payment Options / Plans

Payment plans are essentially loans, which can support you in managing the high cost of dental treatment. Rather than paying for your dental work in an upfront lumpsum, a payment plan allows you to pay in instalments over a period of time. We have onboard, payment plan service providers who will make your payment plan’s instalments even more affordable.

There are several payment options available at our surgery including Cash, Cheque, EFTPOS, Credit Card, HICAPS, AMEX and Direct Deposit.

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