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Meet Dr Mark Philip Suniga (Dentist)

Dr MarkDr. Mark Philip’s exposure to the dental world started with him shadowing his dentist aunt’s work in her dental clinic. At a young age, Dr. Mark Philip understood how intimidating and vulnerable patients may feel when attending their appointments and how important it is for a dentist to have excellent communication and relationships with patients. Alongside good dental skills, it is how a patient feel when being treated that defines what is a great dentist .

“I remember walking in the market with my aunt growing up and how warmly her patients greeted her and even gifted her vegetables and fish. I want to replicate this with my patients but without the vegetables and fish.”

He graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Melbourne in 2010 with both Kwong Lee Dow and Dental Health Services Victoria scholarship. He has worked in both private practices in inner Melbourne and the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. With his dedication to patient care, he continued to extend his scope of practice through the extension of adult restorative scope, use of ER:YAG laser to assist in gum treatment, and CBCT (Cone-beam computed tomography) to name a few. Furthermore, he worked in training fellow dental clinicians and staff on practice management and patient communication. Most of his patients came through referrals from family members and friends.

After a few years of practice, Dr. Mark Philip decided to pursue further studies and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Sydney. His inquisitive nature and desire to learn more earned him the unofficial award of “Most likely to ask question after lecture” by his peers. As part of his training, he worked at Sydney Dental Hospital, Westmead Centre of Oral Health, and Nepean Hospital developing skills in different disciplines of dentistry.


Helping patients smile with confidence

Having a great smile is not limited to having straight white teeth. The greatest smile comes from confidence and the sense of having a healthy mouth free from disease and pain. Dr. Mark Philip believes that this can be achieved by the commitment of both the patient and the dentist and being on the same page.

“The best outcome for my patients is achieved by great dental skills, gentle hands and open communication. I encourage my patients to ask questions or raise any concerns. I see all my patients as my “patients for life” and I aim to be their “forever dentist”.

Outside of the Practice

Dr. Mark Philip is a big “foodie”. He spends his spare time learning new recipes and trying different cuisines. It comes as no surprise that he also got the most food-driven dog – a golden retriever named Basil.

Working alongside Dr. Wessam, we are fortunate to have Dr. Mark on our team.

Dr. Mark Philip is dedicated to providing personalised care and ensuring the oral health and satisfaction of each patient. If you’re ready to experience exceptional dental care and achieve a healthy, beautiful smile, we invite you to schedule your appointment with Dr. Suniga. Contact us today to schedule your dental appointment.



Dr Mark Philip Suniga | (03) 9052 4422