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Dr Kar Mun Chan, Dental Surgeon

Dr Kar Mun Chan Paediatric DentistAfter Dr Chan graduated from Sydney University with a degree in dentistry, she completed her specialised training back home in Hong Kong. A self-described passionate person, she loves working with her hands and helping people. She is intensely passionate about helping new mums and has designed the clinic specifically for their comfort and ease. Dr Chan loves working with children, which brings out her inner child!

Providing Help for Tongue-Tie

The topic of “tongue-tie” or oral restriction is close to Dr. Chan’s heart as Dr. Chan’s eldest child was affected by tongue tie. The advice she received from health experts, including her paediatrician, maternal child health nurse and lactation consultant, was that her babies tongue tie may or may not be the cause of  difficulty in breastfeeding she was experiencing.

To manage the challenges of breast feeding she faced with her baby, Dr. Chan was encouraged to express breast milk and bottle feed her daughter, and then top up with formula. She was not given the recommendation to have the tongue tie addressed surgically. Consequently, Dr. Chan missed an opportunity to establish a breastfeeding relationship with her child, a relationship that is so important between a mother and her new born.

Some fifteen months later, Dr. Chan’s second child was born, and as the baby was not affected by tongue-tie she was able to experience the richness of the breastfeeding bond established between a mother and her baby. She can provide minimally invasive laser therapy to quickly remedy tongue-tie.


Professional Qualifications

Dr Chan has attained the following:

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Hons) 2002
  • Master of Dental Surgery in Paediatric Dentistry 2004
  • Registration as a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons
  • Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne (Senior Dental Registrar)
  • Founder of Kiddies Dental Care (Specialist Paediatric Dental Practice) 2006
  • Dr Chan is a member of both the Australian Dental Association and the Academy of Laser Dentistry in the U.S

Further Education

  • Standard Proficiency in Laser Dentistry Certificate (Academy of Laser Dentistry) 2017
  • Coulson Institute of Orofacial Myology Masterclass 2017
  • Tongue Tie Institute: Foundation Course 2017, Advanced Course (Infants & Toddlers) 2017, Advanced Course (Childrens & Adults) 2017
  • Best Practices in Paediatric Feeding, Motor Speech and Mouth Development Problems by Diane Bahr 2018
  • Untying Ankyloglossia – from Infancy and Beyond, June 2019 by Dr Bobby Ghaheri
  • Tongue Tie Symposium – ASTLiT 2018
  • An Interdisciplinary Approach to Children’s Airway Health, February 2019
  • Paediatric Dental Sleep Medicine Course
  • A Functional Approach to Sleep, Breathing & Frenuloplasty – Dr Souroush Zaghi, ENT from Breathe Institute, USA
  • Dr Larry Kotlow “SOS 4 TOTS”, October 2018

Read more about Dr Kar Mun’s story.

Enjoying an Active Family Life

Outside of the practice, Dr Chan is a mum to a daughter and son who were born in 2007 and 2009 respectively. To stay fit, she frequents the gym across the road from the practice and swims twice a week.

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Kiddies Infant Care | 1300 527 370