Our team are here to help you love your smile.
Dr Fern White – Principal & Dental Surgeon
Dr Becky Dudman – General & Specialised Dentist
Rebecca Cleeland – Hygienist / Therapist
Betty Benyam – Hygienist
Our female dentists, therapists and nursing staff are all highly qualified and experienced. We all share a gentle, caring and comprehensive approach to dentistry. We are members of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and other specialised associations.
We welcome you to our unique practice and look forward to helping you achieve a confident smile and a healthy body.
PHOTO: Lauren Bamford for Dumbo Feather
Dr. Fern White
Principal Dentist & Dental Surgeon – B.D.Sc. Honours (Melbourne University), FICCDE, Certificate Masters Implant surgery (UCLA), Registered yoga teacher (RYT-200)
Dr. Fern White believes in the power of transformation through connecting authentically with people. She regards herself to be in a privileged position to make a positive change in the lives of her patients.
Fern enjoys the spectacular variety in general dentistry and always embraces new advancements. Her particular interests are reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry (including implant surgery) and pain management. Fern believes strongly in Biomimetic Dentistry – conserving what mother nature has given us and enhancing health, function and aesthetics in line with nature.
Having additionally completed numerous international certifications in Orthodontics and Implant surgery (UCLA), Fern integrates her holistic philosophy into her practice where she helps all patients from young children to mature-aged adults obtain beautiful, harmonised smiles. She is always undergoing continuous studies to further enhance her knowledge and skills to be the best that she is able to be. She loves to be at the forefront of dentistry, finding more advanced, conservative ways to help her patients choose their best treatment option.
In 2006, Fern volunteered as a dentist in Vietnam as part of the Rotary Australia-Vietnam Dental Health Project – to provide primary and emergency dental care to children in Vietnam. In 2009, she participated in a dental outreach program in Cairns, working alongside the indigenous Aboriginal community. BCD is also a strong supporter of Asylum Seekers, in particular, women and children in crisis. She endeavours to continue taking part and leading the team in such volunteer health programs, where satisfaction is gained through ensuring that all groups in society experience the rewards of quality and caring dentistry.
Fern has travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and South America and her fluency in English, French and Vietnamese has greatly enlightened her travels. To maintain health and wellbeing Fern enjoys canine companionship, music, singing and playing the guitar.
Apart from dentistry, Ferns other main passion in life is yoga – which she has practised and studied for more than 11 years. She has completed the 200-RYT with Yoga Alliance and is a qualified yoga and meditation teacher. She aims to align these skills to further connect to and nurture her patients.
Fern is passionate about continually integrating yoga philosophies into her daily interactions with people and bridging the gap between western medicine and eastern philosophy to create a fully balanced, body mind approach to dentistry.
Dr. Becky Dudman
General Dentist – BcHD, MJDF RCS England
Dr Becky graduated from University of Leeds in the UK with a Bachelor of Dental Sciences. She worked in London for several years in practice, before moving to work in a specialised dental hospital, Kings College, to develop her skills in several specific areas of dentistry. She completed her post-graduate examination with the Royal College of Surgeons in England, before moving to Melbourne in 2013.
Becky’s philosophy is to provide gentle dentistry of the highest quality possible. She believes, as a health professional, that we must always be learning and enjoys attending world class dental courses and continuing professional education.
Outside of work Becky loves to travel and cook as well as spending time outside… walking bike, riding and enjoying everything Melbourne has to offer.
Hygienist / Therapist – Diploma Oral Health (Melbourne University)
Rebecca graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2001 with a Diploma in Oral health Therapy (Dental Therapy). She worked for Dental Health Services Victoria in the School Dental service travelling around country Victoria treating children and adolescents. Rebecca is passionate about treating children and believes education and health promotion from a young age is important.
Rebecca returned to Melbourne in 2005 to study Dental Hygiene. Since then she has enjoyed treating people of all ages and believes in tailoring individualised treatment to patients needs so that they can maintain good oral health and leave with a bright smile.
Rebecca enjoys travelling and has plenty of stories after returning from a 10 month caravanning holiday in Australia.
Hygienist – Bachelor of Oral Health (University of Newcastle)
Betty graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2011 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Betty worked as a dental assistant for several years which led to her her passion to pursue her career in dental Hygiene. Soon after graduating Betty moved from Sydney to Melbourne to be close to her family. Betty loves treating all ages and believes oral health education is key to quality of life. She is also experienced in Orthodontics.
In her free time Betty enjoys staying active, spending quality time with her family and watching movies.
Leanne moved to Perth from Victoria in 2002 where she caught the travel bug and ventured to Broome, Darwin, Indonesia and Rottnest Island. She has also worked for 14 months in the Torres Strait Islands.
In 2009, Leanne was given the opportunity to work in the dental industry where she found that she loved being part of a wonderful team that helps patients maintain their health and smile.
Having been with Beacon Cove Dental and Dr Fern White since 2009, Leanne helps co-ordinate the practice to keep things tuned and efficient.
Leanne is currently studying Kinesiology and is using this not only as a personal growth tool but is interested in sharing this knowledge of health & well being with the people she meets.