Our Canberra Dental Surgery is located in the heart of Belconnen, opposite the Commonwealth Bank in Westfield shopping centre.
We have been providing dental care to families in the area, for more than 30 years.
As a locally owned and operated family business, at The Dental Surgery in Belconnen we strive to offer reliable, quality dental services that will fit with your busy life.
Our team of experienced professionals are here for you, to take care of your general and cosmetic dentistry needs. We aim to improve your oral health so that you can enjoy a quality life, smile confidently and proudly.
At The Dental Surgery in Belconnen, we aim to create a relaxed, caring environment that is respectful of all our patients. Our ultimate goal is to educate, inspire and develop long-term relationships while offering reliable, quality dental services.
Canberra Dentists for the entire family
We have whole generations of families that visit our practice.
We will treat every patient in a caring, concerned, empathetic, understanding, honest and professional manner.
We listen and support
Each of our Canberra dentists strive to offer our patients treatment options suitable to their individual needs.
We develop this by listening to your concerns and desires and working with you to help you achieve a healthy mouth and attractive smile; important factors contributing to a quality lifestyle.
Our obligation to you is to share what your present oral conditions are and to advise you of what steps are necessary to achieve optimal oral health.
We will support you all the way through your treatment plan, during and after your treatment.
Dr. Milena Bulgaranova-Read graduated from the Dental Faculty at the Medical University in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1999 and having completed 6-year course, gained her Master’s Degree in Stomatology.
She opened her own dental practice in the Chemical University in Sofia. In 2007 she moved her family to the UK where she practised as an associate dentist, in a corporate organisation, whilst awaiting visas from Australia.
That same year, 2007 the family came to Australia where after 2 months of solid studying she passed the very demanding accreditation exams set by the Australian Dental Council, It wasn’t until 2009 that the visas for permanent residency arrived. The family had to establish residency by December 2009, a 2-week trip and mission accomplished, the family finally arrived in Sydney – permanently in March 2011.
Sydney did not feel like home and following a trip to Canberra, she liked what she saw and decided to settle in the ACT.
Milena was offered every position she applied for in NSW and the ACT, finally settling on the Hawker Dental Practice where she was the associate dentist for 5 years. In 2016 this practice was being sold to a corporate organisation and having worked for one in the UK, Milena decided that this was not the way she wanted to practice dentistry. She resigned and bought The Dental Surgery in Belconnen from Dr Mark Penglase and Dr Calum Beaton. Dr Beaton undertook to continue practising to assist Milena in familiarising herself with the staff and patients.
Milena, in the precious hours that she can escape from the pressures of the surgery, likes to advance her dental knowledge of new techniques and products that are always coming onto the market. She likes experimenting with cooking, making time to get to the coast in the summer, and the snow in the winter. There are not enough hours in the week, nor has she have the energy left to enjoy working in the garden as much as she would like to.