At Whitehorse Smile Care, our vision is to provide our patients with the finest dental care achievable. Our team consists of local individuals, who take pride in making your experience as pleasant as possible.
Previously known as Dr Michael J Farnworth’s dental surgery, we rebranded in 2017 and we have since expanded our team and the services we provide. Whitehorse Smile Care have been servicing Mitcham and the local community’s dental needs for over 35 years.
We provide an experienced dental team who strive to deliver high quality dentistry within a friendly and caring environment. We are located right in the heart of Mitcham Shopping Centre within the Whitehorse Medical Centre. Located on Whitehorse Rd, we are just a short walking distance from Mitcham train station and easy to access from the Eastern Freeway.
Dr Phil Fulia
Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) - The University of
Dr Phil Fulia completed his Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours in 2010. He began his career as dentist working in a family orientated dental clinic in the beautiful country Victoria, Shepparton.
He also mentors dental students for the University of Melbourne during their rotation at Goulburn Valley Health Hospital.
Growing up around Mitcham himself, Dr Phil feels that it is time for him to serve our community and in 2018, he decided to join our team at Whitehorse Smile Care. He brings to our team ample experience in both private and public practice.
Dr Phil prides himself as a caring, friendly and is a firm believer in delivering high quality of dental treatments with minimal discomfort. He always ensures that his patients understand all of the information that they require to help to make an informed decision about their future dental treatment needs.
Dr Phil enjoys all facets of dentistry and has special interest in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic treatments. Dr Phil also regularly attends dental courses to ensure that he is up to date with all the new advances in dentistry.
Outside the world of dentistry, Dr Phil loves playing sports, especially soccer, as well as spending time with his family and friends.
Dr Michael Farnworth
Bachelor of Dental Science - University of Melbourne
Dr Michael Farnworth graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1973. Having grown up in the area, Dr Farnworth started this family - based dental practice in Mitcham in 1974.
He has been providing dental services for residents in the Mitcham, Donvale, and surrounding areas and for residents from the Warrandyte area.
His primary goal is to offer highest quality, affordable dentistry for the whole family in a caring and comfortable environment.
Dr Farnworth is known for his gentle, friendly and humble approach, and with his kind and generous personality, he has built a large following of loyal patients. Some of them even travel interstate to visit him.
He is a passionate supporter of the Geelong Football Club, an amateur chef, and now in semi – retirement, the proud owner of a border collie pup, Harry.
Dr Stacey Alimwidjaja
Bachelor of Dental Science - University of Melbourne
Dr Stacey graduated from the University of Melbourne and started her career in dentistry with a family orientated private practice in Benalla before joining Whitehorse Smile Care.
Dr Stacey enjoys various facets of dentistry, especially when it comes to treating anxious and nervous patients. She understands that going to see a dentist can be very daunting experience and strive to make her patients feel as comfortable as they can.
Dr Stacey prides herself in delivering high quality of treatments and ensuring her patients are comfortable and happy with the results.
Dr Stacey regularly attends dental courses to ensure that she is up to date with all the new advances in dentistry.
Dr Stacey comes from a family of dentists, with her mother and her aunties also practising dentistry.
Outside dentistry, she loves spending time with her family and her dog, travelling, and hunting for good places for Food and Wine and Coffee.
Colleen has over 15 years experience in assisting patients. She has completed her Certificate iii in dental assisting and also holds a Bachelor degree in Psychological Sciences through Swinburne University.
Colleen’s extensive experience and knowledge of behavioural studies makes her an extremely valuable member of Whitehorse Smile Care. Colleen focuses on gentle patient care and making dental treatment quite comfortable.
Outside of work Colleen enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, playing netball and reading novels!
Ashley is the newest member to our team and has approached her position with an undeniable eagerness for dental care. Ashley previously worked in the beauty industry, completing a Diploma of Beauty Therapy and studies in Dermal Therapies. In 2018, Ashley decided she wanted a change and entered the dental field. She completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2019
Ashley’s friendly and warm nature and previous experience in customer service and client centred care makes her a well-rounded dental assistant. Ashley takes pride in ensuring that patients feel as comfortable as possible and have a positive experience in her care.
Ashley loves to cook, train her puppy, spend time with family and friends and plan her next travelling adventure.