Dr Phillip Swainsbury and Dr Renae Welsh both graduated from the University of Melbourne, in 1993. The University Of Melbourne is currently considered the top-ranked university in Australia. For this reason, you can be assured that Dr Phillip Swainsbury and Dr Renae Welsh have an educational background of a very high standard, which enable them to provide appropriate, scientifically based, high quality dentistry for their patients. They are also committed to continuing education, and attend various conferences and seminars throughout the year. They pride themselves on keeping abreast of the latest technologies, but only if they are scientifically-proven and philosophically sound.

Dr Swainsbury and Dr Welsh are also members of the Australian Dental Association.

Dr Phillip Swainsbury has been practising dentistry for over 25 years in private practice in Melbourne. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry, and is particularly talented at minor oral surgery (e.g. extractions) and endodontics.

His interests outside of dentistry are golf and gardening, and attending the footy to watch the Kangaroos. He also helps to transport his and Renae’s two daughters to their multitude of extra-curricular activities, and enjoys watching their netball and basketball games every Saturday from the sidelines.

Dr Renae Welsh has also been practising dentistry for over 25 years in private practice in Melbourne. She loves treating a wide variety of patients, and is especially good with treating children, and also with treating anxious patients.

Her interests outside of dentistry are golf, reading, cooking, and pilates. She is also a very dedicated mum to her and Phil’s two daughters, and is the designated dog-walker of their family cavoodle.


We have a wonderful team of staff members, some of whom have been working at South Morang Dental since when it was established. They are all friendly and caring, and will always endeavour to make sure the patient is as comfortable as possible. They are also very efficient at handling any enquiries that you may have in a highly professional manner.

Our receptionists are Nicole and Natalie. They will always greet you at reception with a bright smile, and will be very helpful and courteous when making your appointments or answering your queries.

Our talented dental assistants are Leeanne, Ainslie, Natalie, and Molly. They are well-trained and experienced dental assistants, and are a great asset to our team. Our patients are always highly appreciative of their skills and care.