Best First Year Entry Award sponsored by Harwood Andrews: Geelong West Dental

October 18, 2023 BY

Geelong West Dental has shown how to start a dental practice, according to judge Rob Hunter.

Geelong West Dental aims to provide exceptional dental services to the wider Geelong community in a warm and caring environment.

The practice provides a broad range of dental services, with particular interest in dental implants, smile rehabilitation, and orthodontics.

Geelong West Dental prides itself on its strong customer-focus, prioritizing comfort and safety by integrating a personalized and gentle approach with state-of-the-art dental technology.

To better accommodate clients who may experience anxiety, dental fear, or other concerns, the team at Geelong West Dental also offer sleep dentistry. This allows dental procedures to be completed while patients are in a deep state of sedation.

Though traditionally used for more complicated procedures, Geelong West Dental also offers the service for general dentistry, including routine cleaning, fillings, and cosmetic surgery.

The judges were extremely impressed with Geelong West Dental’s business model and awarded the practice the Best First Year Entry Award, sponsored by Harwood Andrews. This award is open to all businesses that have not previously entered the Geelong Business Excellence Awards.

“Geelong West Dental has proven itself to be a worthy winner of the best first-year entry from the onset of its written application to its exceptional presentation,” Judge Rob Hunter said. “Geelong West Dental’s remarkable business growth, commitment to staff development with a people-first policy, coupled with strategic investments in cutting-edge equipment to establish a comprehensive one-stop practice, exemplifies its unwavering commitment to excellence.”

Founded in 2020 by Dr. Gerard Teo, the practice has already expanded from its initial team of two to include seven staff members. And, for the team at Geelong West Dental, progression remains important. The practice consistently invests in digital dental technology to provide advanced dental care to its patients, and although trained in Australia, Geelong West Dental’s dentists have travelled both locally and internationally to complete further training.

“Dr. Gerard Teo, Dr. Wei Shuang Chiew, and their team have really shown how to start a dental practice,” Mr. Hunter said. “Congratulations on this well-deserved honor.”

To find out more, head to Geelong West Dental.


Harwood Andrews

This year’s sponsor of the Best First Year Entry Award is Harwood Andrews.

A distinguished legal powerhouse, Harwood Andrews is dedicated to forging pathways towards a brighter future.

As one of Victoria’s foremost law firms, Harwood Andrews has earned a reputation for delivering tailored legal services to both businesses and individuals.

The firm is committed to providing strategic, compelling, and comprehensive legal solutions and is known for its innovative use of technology to transform situations.

Operating from offices in Geelong and Melbourne, the firm holds a strong belief in the power of connectivity.

Its vision encompasses fostering meaningful connections among their team members, clients, and the wider community.

In doing so, it aims to pave the way for a future where individuals, businesses, and government entities prosper with the aid of their specialist legal insight and expertise.

Harwood Andrews is also a strong supporter of the Victorian community and is involved in several charitable and community organizations.