Our team

Dr John Traiforos


John loves what he does! He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1992 and joined what is now Cleeland Dental in February 1993 as a young fresh faced new graduate.

30 years on he is now the proud owner of Cleeland Dental. John believes that every patient deserves to be heard and to be provided with comprehensive dental care. John prides himself on being a great communicator and listens to his patients carefully.

His patients love his “care” factor. He not only cares about dentistry, he cares that his patients are healthy, happy, comfortable and well looked after.

John is a member of the Australian Dental Association and has previously been involved in the teaching clinics at The University of Melbourne. He regularly attends continuing dental education and is involved in a dental study club with dental specialists and general dentists.

In his time away from dentistry, John enjoys spending time with his wife Nicole and their two children, Gus and Ella, their Cavaliers Dudley and Lulu and friends. He enjoys gym time to try and stay fit and active for life!

Cleeland Dental Dandenong Dr Brenda Morris

Dr Brenda Morris


Dr Brenda Morris (Dentist) graduated from The University of Melbourne in 1992. She has worked constantly since then in private and public practice in both metropolitan Melbourne and Rural settings.

She has been actively involved in the dental profession, having been President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Victorian Women Dentist’s Association.

Dr Brenda has been involved in active support for female dentists in mentoring, continuing professional development, and many other facets pertaining to female dentists.

Outside of work she loves spending time with her family and enjoys sewing and craft activities.

Dental hygienist at Cleeland Dental

Our Dental Hygienists

An integral part of our practice is our team of Dental Hygienists. Mattina, Sahar, Nicole, Stacey and Michelle are highly trained professionals who strive to provide the best possible care. They are a cohesive unit committed to ensuring we maintain as many of our patients with their natural teeth as possible.

All our dental hygienists have completed a two year program of study, are registered with AHPRA and must follow the standards of practice and ongoing continuing education requirement.

Our hygienists are not just ‘tooth cleaners’. They are integral members of our team responsible for professional treatment that leads to prevent periodontal disease and dental caries (decay). They plan and implement treatments and evaluate individual oral care needs closely with our dentists.

They are also trained in the provision of dental fissure sealants and all aspects of tooth whitening procedures, including the popular in-chair whitening services.