Dr Robert Harper has many years of experience and has been constantly educating himself with the latest techniques, products and new ways of doing dentistry.

He has a passion for his job and thoroughly enjoys the interaction with his patients, as well as the technical aspect of being a dentist.

Dr Harper graduated from The University of Melbourne in 1976 and after working in the suburbs of Melbourne, moved to Portland, in western Victoria where he not only gained a vast knowledge in all aspects of dentistry, but also the ability to engage with people and understand their dental needs. Dr Harper gained much experience in Portland but decided to further enhance his career in Melbourne and undertook a course in ‘Crown and Bridge’ at The University of Melbourne, as well as setting up a practice in Swanston Street in Melbourne’s CBD.

A lifelong learner, Dr Harper has undertaken a multitude of professional learning courses over the globe – as a participant and as a presenter. Course content has surrounded:

  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD)
  • Craniofacial Pain
  • Joint Vibration Analysis
  • Sleep Apnoea.

and Dr Harper is a member of the Australian chapter of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.

Dr Harper’s passion is to have the latest technology and a well-designed, hygienic and joyful environment to work in and be supported by talented and caring staff. His 2004 move to Bridge Road, Richmond has encompassed his idea of a great practice – a state-of-the-art surgery designed with excellent dentistry in mind and comfort for the staff and patients. Dr Harper is rightly proud of the aesthetics of the dental practice, as well as the practice’s overall commitment to environmental stewardship.

A highly dedicated dentist and regular participant in continuing professional development, including the Seattle Study Club since 2004, Dr Harper appreciates the fact that his profession has allowed him to work in an Aboriginal Community and he continues to provide dentistry to the less privileged through various ventures.

Staff and patients alike continue to be amazed at his level of enthusiasm for all things dentistry and we know he is very proud of the practice he has created at Richmond.