HEALTHY SMILES at MOUNT ELIZA is a Mount Eliza based dental practice that is located in the heart of Mount Eliza Village in South East Melbourne. Our patient-focused dentist and the welcoming environment we have created offer you the highest standard in dental care, personal attention and comfort.

Listening to our clients is high priority. At Healthy Smiles at Mount Eliza, dentist Dr Petunia Jacob and her team take the time to find out what your needs and expectations are, list your options and give you the freedom to make informed decisions.

Patients deserve the very best in care and Dr Petunia Jacob has created Healthy Smiles at Mount Eliza with that in mind.

We welcome you and feel confident that you will see the difference in our approach to personalised dental services, attention to detail and clinical excellence.

We aim to ensure that your trip to the dentist will be comfortable and an overall positive experience.

Healthy Smiles @ Mt Eliza is an accredited practice.

While it is not mandatory for dental practices in Victoria to become accredited, when the Australian Dental Association launched the Introductory Dental Practice Accreditation Scheme in July 2012 - a scheme that assesses all aspects of a dental practice against very high standards – Dr Petunia Jacob and the team at Healthy Smiles @ Mt Eliza decided to apply for accreditation and we were one of the few dental practices among the first to be accredited at that time.

We always aim to provide the best possible dental care so we were confident we would measure up well, but it was nevertheless reassuring for us, our patients and the community to know that Healthy Smiles @ Mt Eliza met the high standards for accreditation.

Our full accreditation remains valid for a period of four years during which our practice is committed to continuous self-assessment and updating against the latest advances in dental practice re-assessed against the latest standards for accreditation, we have been re accredited which lasts for four years. We are now fully accredited up until 2020!

When you visit our dental practice, we want to make sure you receive quality dental care without compromise to our high standards of clinical care. It is important to us to make sure we have taken every possible precaution to keep you and your family safe and comfortable during visits.

We are proud to be a QIP Accredited practice and to offer our patients the very best care we can. QIP Accreditation is a choice we made in an attempt to become the best we can be. Our Motto, ‘The Best Dentistry has to offer’.


The purpose built dental practice with stylish, clean and fine facilities enhanced by the state of the art technologies, ensures a new dawn of dentistry to Mount Eliza and the Peninsula.

Our highly experienced and expert team is lead by Principal Dentist, Dr Petunia Jacob. Dr Jacob has over 30 years of experience as a practising dentist and has been a highly regarded and sought after dentist in the Mount Eliza area for nearly 15 years.

At Healthy Smiles at Mount Eliza, we are passionate about what we do and we believe in helping our valued patients look after their oral health and make the most of their smiles with a choice of high quality treatments in the most appropriate and convenient way possible.

As we endeavour to bring better oral health to our community we are also focusing on dealing with dental phobia or fear of going to the dentist. We get a great sense of fulfilment in reducing this dental phobia one step at a time. It is great to see people take their oral health seriously and make six monthly dental visits a priority.

We are committed to our patients. We endeavour to see all dental emergencies on the same day and urgent appointments are scheduled for treatment as soon as possible. We allow enough time every working day for emergencies and we try and fit you in as soon as possible to relieve your pain or discomfort.

Healthy Smiles at Mount Eliza is the foundation principle of our practice - where we believe that a beautiful smile cannot be achieved unless you have healthy teeth, gums and good oral health. Using this principle, dentist Dr Petunia Jacob and her team deliver the latest general restorative and cosmetic dental treatments in a relaxing and caring environment.

Professional Dental Care

Visit our modern and relaxing dental centre.

At Healthy Smiles, we aim to deliver ‘the best dentistry has to offer’, with a wide variety of dental services ranging from the latest cosmetic procedures to general restorative care.

Our staff

Our experienced and caring dentists and staff offer the latest in general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry in a modern, state of the art facility. With the combination of experience, technical expertise and a warm personal approach to treatment, Healthy Smiles @ Mt Eliza is confident your visit to us will exceed your expectations.

Dr. Petunia Jacob

Dr Petunia Jacob is a talented dentist with wide ranging clinical interests, who has been providing exceptional dental care for patients for over 30 years. She is a registered member of the Australian Dental Association and Dental Practice Board of Victoria.

The Dentist
Dr Petunia Jacob
Matthew Jacob

Mr Matthew Jacob is the full time Practice Manager taking care of the day to day running as well as the general administration of the dental surgery. Matthew is friendly and empathetic, and also committed to giving all patients ‘the best that dentistry can offer’.

The Practice Manager
Mr Matthew Jacob
Our team at Healthy Smiles Mt Eliza

Our talented nursing staff, along with our lab and Practice Manager Matthew, all contribute to the friendly supportive environment of Healthy Smiles @ Mt Eliza and are committed to Dr. Jacob's philosophy of 'the best dentistry has to offer'.

Our Team