Here in Bentleigh East our team at Verve Dental
will look after you

Experienced Compassionate Dentist

With over 30 years experience, patients have always placed their trust in Dr Kamal Raj’s care.

Calm Comforting Environment

The aroma of scented oils, soothing music, heated wheat bags to support your neck, lip balm and warmed blankets that cocoon you as you watch TV or listen to your music through cordless headphones.

Patient Centred Care

We take the time to listen to your goals and then together we develop a treatment plan that suits your needs.

Affordable Fees

At Verve Dental, we pride ourselves on being 100% transparent on fees. All options and your priorities are outlined to help you make an informed decision. Additionally, flexible payment plans are available in suitable cases.

Your Dentist

My enthusiasm and passion for Dentistry has seen me complete many hours of postgraduate education. I am also a founding member of the Melbourne Seattle Study Club which is a group of dentists worldwide that are passionate about dental care for their patients.

When I am not busy attending to my practice and the care of my patients, I enjoy cooking; especially Spanish and Italian food, organising huge lavish Sunday lunches for my family and friends. My ultimate dream is to rent a villa in Tuscany while attending a Tuscan cooking school.

I also collect malt whiskey and play golf with my two sons (hoping that one day for the three of us to make it to Augusta to watch the U.S masters).

Having been in practice for nearly 30 years I am so fortunate to be treating the second and sometimes third generation of patients from the same family

-Dr Kamal Raj

Nancy - Oral Health Therapist


Oral H​ealth Therapist​
Nancy is passionate about helping people look after their teeth and gums, commenting “The most rewarding aspect of dentistry is hearing people’s feedback on the improvements they experience with their teeth and gums, as dental disease is largely preventable”.
Oral Health Therapist


Oral Health Therapist.
Kim has a very easy going and positive attitude towards helping others improve their oral health. Previous to completing her bachelor degree in Oral Health Therapy, Kim worked as a dental assistant in a very busy practice. She likes to make sure her patients are comfortable and relaxed while helping them see the value in good oral care. On weekends she loves nothing more than going to the beach with her three dogs. A Pomsky, Maltese Shih Tzu and a Pomeranian.
Glennis - Patient Ccoordinator


Patient Coordinator​​

Glennis loves helping our patients feel relaxed and at ease, and is always on hand to accommodate scheduling appointment times, or anything else that may be helpful when attending the dentist. Glennis also enjoys sewing, gardening and walking her two puppies in the warmer weather.

Karyn - Clinical Doctor


Clinical Coordinator​
Karyn loves supporting and caring for our patients as our dental assistant. She especially enjoys being part of the transformational journey patients experience as they achieve the smile they always wanted. Based in the Mornington Peninsula, living by the beach suits her passion for the outdoors and landscape photography. “Coming to such a happy and positive work environment makes the commute really easy”. Prior to working in dental industry Karyn was a chef and continues to enjoy cooking for family and friends.

Gentle painless dental care

Dr Kamal Raj smiling
Dr Kamal Raj Office
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Proud to be an Independent Dentist

"Driven by care not profit"

What is an Independent Dentist?
Independent Dentist Network was established in response to health funds and corporate entities becoming increasingly involved in the management and ownership of dental practices. Independent dentists are free from external influences and can ensure you as a patient receive the most appropriate treatment options and ongoing care for you and your family’s dental health.

An Independent Dentist Guarantees:

Quality dentistry

Treatment options that are most suitable for you clinically, without any restriction or bias

All choices from a complete range of treatment options available for you to choose

Professional and personalised service uncompromised by commercial or corporate interference

An ongoing relationship that provides continuity of care with the same dentist every time

Dental care based around your personal needs not rebate structures or profitability charts

Community orientated, working with and supporting our local communities

The cost of care is consistent and not dictated by health funds

Why choose an Independent Dentist?

Freedom of Choice

Independent Dentists Offer freedom Of choice in treatment options resulting in the most optimal outcome for you. Treatment decisions reached between you and your dentist are not restricted to, or compromised by, third party clinical direction.

Tailored Treatment Plans

Independent Dentist’s treatment plans are based on sound clinical evidence and advice that is uniquely formulated to suit your individual needs and requirements.

Consistency of Care

When visiting your Independent Dentist, you will receive a consistent level Of professional care from the same dentist every time, a dentist who knows you and your oral health history intimately.

A Long-Term Relationship you can Trust

When you visit an Independent Dentist, you visit their own business and livelihood, so rest assured that you will receive the most suitable care and ongoing support from a dentist you can trust.

Local Community Orientated

You can be confident that your long term oral health will be looked after by an Independent Dentist whose practice is located in your community and who in return invests into that community.

Equality of Treatment For all Patients

Independent Dentists strive to ensure consistency of treatment and care for all patients irrespective of what a health fund attempts to dictate.