Dr. Andrew Chio, who is the principal dentist of Arawatta Dental Centre, completed his dental degree from the University of Melbourne in 1995, where he graduated at the top of his year. On graduation he then undertook his dental internship at the Bendigo Base Hospital before spending the next one and a half years working in a rural hospital in Nepal.
Dr. Chio is a strong advocate for a comprehensive and thorough approach to dental care and has a keen interest in the field of reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry. He devotes a significant portion of his time each year to attending numerous training and continuing education courses to keep up to date with the best of emerging dental technologies and materials. Dr. Chio has chosen to be a member of a variety of dental groups because he believes it to be important to stay involved in the profession he serves. These include membership in the Australian Dental Association and The Australian Prosthodontic Society, where he previously served in the Federal Committee. He is also a key opinion leader with several leading manufacturers of dental equipment and materials in the world today, including GC, Ultradent and previously with 3M-ESPE.
Dr Chio is also involved in the education of dentists in a lecturing capacity as well as assisting in specialty hands on courses designed to provide dentists with advanced training in specific areas of restorative dentistry. He is also currently involved in the undergraduate teaching in The University of Melbourne and at La Trobe University.
In addition to his commitment to caring for his patients in his practice and the above appointments, Dr Chio is also the team dentist to the Essendon Football Club, responsible for formulating and implementing the club’s dental program for the playing list.