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The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne

3 specialists

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720 Swanston Street Melbourne | View on map



Dr Lin graduated from the University of Otago with a BDS in 1997. In 2003, Dr Lin was awarded a Diploma in Clinical Dentistry and MDSc in Orthodontics from the University of Melbourne.

Following this, time was spent working in New Zealand in a private orthodontic practice and with the Auckland District Health Borad Regional Service.

Since returning to Melbourne in February 2006, Dr Lin has taken up positions at both the Royal Children's Hospital and the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne.

Dr Lin's special interests include the orthodontic management of patients with cleft lip and palate, and craniofacial anomalies.


Edwin graduated from dentistry at the University of Melbourne in 2008 with honours.  He began his career in dentistry at Goulburn Valley Base Hospital in Shepparton, where he worked for two years.  During this time, he completed the Primary Examinations for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons with commendations.

Edwin then returned to Melbourne and worked in private practice before commencing his specialist orthodontic training at the University of Melbourne.   Here, Edwin enjoyed a teaching role with graduate dentists and consequently, continues to be involved with lecturing and clinical supervision at the university.  In 2014, Edwin obtained his specialist degree (Doctor of Clinical Dentistry) and holds membership by examination with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (MRACDS (Orth)as well as the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (MOrth RCSEd).

To keep up to date with the latest advances in orthodontics, Edwin regularly attends conferences both nationally and internationally.  He currently divides his time working at B Orthodontics, the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne as well as Shepparton.  Edwin takes pride with the work he does and looks forward to guiding his patients through treatment so they may smile with confidence!

Outside of work, Edwin enjoys spending time with his better half, Jennifer.  He also likes a game of golf, snowboarding with friends and has supported Manchester United Football Club since childhood.


Dr Alison Sahhar grew up in Gippsland, Victoria. She graduated from La Trobe University in the inaugural dentistry cohort. During her tertiary education, Alison was awarded the final year academic prize in dentistry and was a recipient of the International Golden Key award for academic success.

Following graduation, Alison returned to work in her hometown, Warragul for three years as a general dentist. Alison also returned to La Trobe University teaching dentistry students as a preclinical and clinical demonstrator. Dr Sahhar then completed the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics, a three-year specialist training programme at the University of Melbourne.

Alison holds professional membership in the Australian Society of Orthodontists, the Australian Dental Association and is a certified member of the Australasian Orthodontic Board. Alison has had strong involvement with the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch previously serving as chair of the recent graduates and students committee, member of the CPD committee and chair of the South Eastern group.