Dental Care St Kilda is a family operated and owned business that was started over 25 years ago by Dr Alexander Kokorev.
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Dental Care St Kilda - Dentist St Kilda & Balaclava
02:03 08 Nov 21
Great friendly dental practice. Also able to give me a quick appointment due to urgent tooth problems. Would highly recommend.
23:01 26 Oct 21
I've been coming here for years, I have only good things to say. Whenever I've chipped or broken a tooth I got an appointment quickly and easily. The advice from Dr Korkorev is always clear, simple and what you need to hear. If they can save you money they will and I fully recommend them as a great dentist....for life !
22:02 26 Oct 21
Very professional. Extremely clean and hygienic practice. Caring and very cost conscious
05:59 26 Oct 21
Have been going to Dr Kokerev for over 10 years. He's very thorough, professional and takes time to advice or explain proceduresor treatments. The staff are friendly and caring. Prices charged are reasonable and cost-competitive. Great location. Easy to find parking.
05:30 26 Oct 21
I have been going to Dr Alex Kokorev for years now, he is a wonderful dentist, always takes care of my teeth and me!Highly recommend!!
01:18 26 Oct 21
Terrible service, extremely rough and rude.I had to come back multiple times due to incorrect filling, dental nurse was rough and cut my gums multiple times and I saw dentist arguing with customer. Plenty other good dentists in the area.
05:37 21 Oct 21
The standard of care is excellent! It is a great practice, staff are friendly and helpful. 10/10 would recommend.
03:44 21 Oct 21
04:32 09 Sep 21
Excellent Dental Practice. Very friendly and helpful staff.I needed to have an extraction and was rather apprehensive tbh.They made it painless and stress free.Can't thank them enough and strongly recommend!
08:40 16 Jul 21
Always great service with a smile! Very fair pricing and top quality. Couldn't ask for more!
06:03 15 Jul 21
I've been going to this dentist regularly for many years and the treatments I received including regular cleanings have always been excellent and most importantly painless. I highly recommend Dr Kokorev. I only wish I had found him earlier - my teeth would be in better condition than they are now.
05:06 15 Jul 21
I have been a patient here for more than ten years and can only recommend Dr. Kokorev and his team. State of the art equipment and practices, always happy to help and more importantly, Dr. Kokorev has a sense of humour that helps through any kind of treatment.
02:14 29 Jun 21
Dentist ; Professional and friendly. Receptiom; Good service,( Care for customer feelings and trying to fix problems). Place; Clean& Clear
20:51 27 Jun 21
Dr Kokorev was the first dentist I felt relaxed with. Been going there since 2018.
11:00 22 Jun 21
I always feel like I'm in good hands when I come for a checkup and clean. Dr Kokorev has a thorough, efficient and no-nonsense approach to dental care, which I certainly appreciate.
01:36 22 Jun 21
Very professional dental service. I had my troubled wisdom tooth removed onsite without any complications. Saved me a trip to the hospital for a surgical procedure.
01:17 22 Jun 21
Friendly team and always very efficient service.
08:09 24 May 21
I don't normally write reviews but I was so impressed by all of the staff at Dental Care St Kilda. Dr Kokorev was so informative and also a really nice guy! He even gave me a call a few hours later to check on how I was going after my procedure.The dental assistant was really caring and the receptionist was also excellent and so helpful. I would definitely recommend them and they will now be my regular dentist!
01:53 20 May 21
I had a bit of a fear of going to see a dentist. So bad that I stopped going once it was no longer free (18 years old). I was 36, so that is a whopping 18 years!I was forced to go when a wisdom tooth broke in half from rot.Luckily I found Dr Alexander Kokorev.Him and his team made it very pleasant, painless. Now I don't have to constantly worry about my teeth and can eat without pain.I now visit regularly and walk out with a smile and a boost in confidence.Please go if your story is anything like mine, you will be glad you did.The best dental experience of my life.
04:03 18 May 21
I have visited this practice for many years and in my opinion one of the best dentists you can visit ( ever! ).Dr Kokorev and his wonderful team are true professionals in every detail and will make you feel at ease and proud that you have visited such an outstanding practice.The dental practice is spotlessly clean and Dr Kokorev has invested heavily in the latest dental equipment and techniques and skills...you just know this when you enter the surgery and also by casually speaking to the open and friendly staff.Myself speaking from the point of view of someone who suffers a little bit of anxiety when visiting the dentist, I always feel reassured that the dental procedure will be of a gentle, caring nature.
06:32 11 May 21
I have been visiting Dr Kokorev practice for many years. He is thorough, honest and down-to-earth professional. His dentistry skills and knowledge are excellent. His receptionist is friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.
02:02 25 Apr 21
Excellent dentist. I went here for the first time last month to get a crown, and was very happy with the service and will definitely make it my regular dentist. Customer service, booking etc were all excellent.
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00:55 10 Mar 21
I've seen Dr Kokorev three times now. Once in lock down with a tooth ache (when they fit me in nice and quickly), once for a clean and once for a filing. It was nice and easy to book my appointments and the staff are very friendly and easy to deal with. I was also very nervous about getting the filling but the doctor and his assistance were lovely about that too and made the whole thing much less stressful. I will definitely go back and wouldn't have any issue recommending the surgery to anyone else ! Thanks for the great service.
22:30 02 Feb 21
09:27 29 Jan 21
My husband and I have been going to Dr Kokorev for over 15 years. He is a very experienced, professional and reliable dentist. Over these years he has done from minor to major dental work on our teeth and we have always been extremely happy with the results. Highly recommend this clinic.
17:35 28 Jan 21
10:10 28 Jan 21
Very friendly team and are very understanding with appointment times outside work hours.
08:40 28 Jan 21
Dr Kokorev is an excellent dentist. He is always very thorough and attentive. He never tries to convince you to get unnecessary work done, which had been my experience at other practices.
01:48 12 Jan 21
23:35 08 Nov 20
Great dental clinic. Professional and friendly staff who are always happy to accomodate in any way they can. Highly recommend!
07:22 21 Oct 20
Very professional, friendly service
04:47 21 Oct 20
I was in need of some heavy dental work after years of neglect. Was referred here from a friend, have seen Dr Kokorev 3 times now and he's been great. Friendly, informative and knows how to make me laugh which eases my anxiety about going to the dentist. Alla at the front desk was very helpful as well and advised me on which health insurance plans would be beneficial for me based on the work that was needed. 10/10
07:33 19 Oct 20
I have been a patient of Dr Kokorev for years; he is always providing an excellent quality treatment and really cares about the results.Highly recommended!
20:26 02 Oct 20
This was my worst dental experience. I’m convinced the positive reviews listed here are from friends and family.I made an appointment with Dr Kokorev after reading the Google reviews and regret every second of it.He is a Bupa gap dentist and it’s obvious he is all about getting as many numbers in quickly and taking advantage of the services he can charge.My appointment was very uncomfortable, rushed, painful and extremely uninformative. After my rushed appointment I had a lot of “extra” surprise items on the bill when I went to pay, all without my consent. When I asked about my X-ray results he refused to go through them with me as most dentists do and instead only printed out a cost / treatment plan.There’s lots of other great dentists around!
06:33 22 Jul 20
00:14 13 Jul 20
Thank you Dr Kokorev for saving my tooth. You have such skillful, gentle hands.
09:08 11 Jul 20
Very happy with my experience here. Excellent service. Had 4 fillings done and a couple felt too high once the anaesthetic had worn off. Emailed later that night, got a reply back despite being outside business hours and had me back in and fixed the very next day. I highly recommend.
09:04 09 Jul 20
The team at Dental care are always very friendly and great communication provided. I have gone to Dr Kokerev for 11 years now and the service is always fantastic. Very clean environment and very welcoming from the moment you enter. Dr Kokerev is always very thorough and I would highly recommend if you are looking for a new dentist In the area.
06:46 09 Jul 20
Thank you Dr Alex , great job and service.
00:15 05 Jul 20
I went there for the first time to check up my teeth before my baby is born. The doctor asked me if I ever thought about getting bleach done on my tooth as one of my tooth colour is darker than any other of my teeth so I asked the information and cost to do it but he didn't answer as I'm not able to do it soon as I'm pregnant. Also, he didn't really explain my teeth condition after checked my teeth.On top of that, it suppose to be all covered by my insurance but he charged me extra cost which is not covered by my insurance for an infection control fee for Covid-19. I was surprised that they charged for it as I would think the dentists sanitise after each patients all the time even if we are not under Covid-19 situation.
09:55 18 Jun 20
Really attentive doctor, really modern utilities and the best is the I never have pain after appointments, you are in really good hands
03:48 12 Jun 20
Dr Kokorev and the whole practice are great, warm and friendly and do a great job, very good communication and excellent patient care. Had some wisdom teeth out recently and everything went great. I felt very looked after, Thanks!
07:05 10 Jun 20
02:28 05 Jun 20
Have been coming to this dentist for close to (if not already) 10 years! Excellent customer service! Very professional and experienced team of staff. Alexander Kokorev is a very experienced and knowledgeable dentist. I have never doubted a recommendation/suggestion/decision made by him and all of the outcomes have been nothing short of perfect!
07:41 27 May 20
Just had a tooth extracte today the were very friendly and professional and most importantly very reasonably priced will be back for sure
02:59 11 May 20
I've been seeing Dr Kokorev for at least a decade and his dentistry skills are excellent. He is very quick to perform procedures and have you on your way as quickly as possible to minimize any discomfort. Today he gave me a filling after I broke a tooth and it was very close to the nerve and I avoided a root canal or extraction thanks to his steady hand. In response to a couple of the other reviews on here I would strongly suggest to make sure you ask him questions. It's your mouth so be responsible for it. He will answer any questions you have but he can't read your mind. He is softly spoken so if you can't understand him you can also ask Alla at reception for information and she will be very happy to talk to you about any procedures.
02:27 25 Mar 20
This is the best dentist I have been to in my life! Make sure you sign up for Medibank Extras cover and the cost is brought down quite significantly ... not to mention you get a free clean twice a year. And no ... I am not a friend or relative!
02:14 07 Mar 20
The team at dental care in Balaclava are professional and offer an affordable service at a great price. Dr Kokorev is extremely thorough and provides great insight as to steps to fix teeth issues. I’ve been a patient here for over 10 years and I highly recommend.
02:18 06 Mar 20
Absolutely recommend this dentist, least of all because of the great value - very reasonable prices. Mostly because, as a person with a dental phobia, Dr Korkorev takes so much care and made me feel completely at ease. Very gentle and reassuring, just had a filling with no pain at all. Put it off for so long my tooth had a massive hole, but he managed to save the tooth and it looks fantastic. Last time, had a difficult extraction that another dentist refused to do. Dr Korkorev got the tooth out not problems - saved me from the expense of a dental surgeon. He has done great work on my husband and my niece. Everyone I have sent here has been really happy with the quality dental work, their overall experience in the chair and the price. Doubt you could find a better dentist ...
04:09 29 Feb 20
Efficient, on time. Always good service.
22:49 28 Feb 20
Thanks for Dr Kokorev.His high professionalism and kindness helped me to resolve my dental issues and save significant amount of money upon my last two visits.This practice is very well organised. they are using premium quality materials and following the newest technologies.Highly recommended.
11:04 25 Feb 20
Dr. Kokorev has been my primary care dentist for several years now and has always provided the absolute best care, advice and treatment during every visit.He is extremely knowledgeable, accommodating and generous, generous with his time helping me with a variety of my issues.Everybody associated with the practice is very friendly and helpful.
06:41 25 Feb 20
I’ve been a patient of this clinic for over 20 years.Dr. Kokarev extremely helpful and very honest. Not many dentists tell you not to waste your money if dental work is not required.I would highly recommend Dr. Kokarev to anyone.
01:04 28 Nov 19
00:40 28 Nov 19
Dr Kokorev and his team are attractive and careful. Everyone is fantastic with kids
06:47 18 Oct 19
Superb care & service. I arrived with some pretty challenging dental work. All issues were handled methodically, professionally, and to a really great outcome. I can't recommend Dr Kokorev & team more.
10:46 04 Oct 19
Everyone here is so welcoming and friendly, from the front desk through to the dental surgery. Very professional staff and excellent care, have had major and minor dental work done by Alex and no complaints at all, highly recommend.
04:12 20 Sep 19
Chipped tooth, so an emergency visit. Thanks to Alex and team for prompt service and and excellent result.
13:36 25 Jul 19
I've been to many dentists in the area. The professionalism, integrity and knowledge of Dr Kokorev, and is team is second to none. I'm so grateful to have found such an outstandingly omniscient dentist! I wish I could give 6 stars!
11:13 26 Jun 19
Had my first dental appointment in Melbourne at this clinic and I'm quite pleased with the service. Place was neat and the dentist was friendly and professional. Excellent equipment as well.Since this was my first time to get dental services in Australia, I was a bit shocked with the gap I had to pay, but the receptionist was kind enough to help me sort things out with my private insurance. Would love to come back, perhaps with a better cover!
08:56 19 Jun 19
Amazing dental care and service. Recommended to me by a friend who has been going there for years and I am so happy that I did. Dr Kokorev is so knowledgable and skilled and most importantly for me - no pain. Amazing work and such reasonable prices.
08:37 13 Jun 19
Very professional dentist. Good service, clean office and latest equipment.Happy regular customer :)If you have Medibank health insurance - you will not be much out of pocket.
01:40 13 Jun 19
My wife and I have been clients of Dr Kokorev for many years now. The team at Dental Care is always friendly, polite, and accommodating. People usually associate a visit to the dentist with stress, pain, and complications. We've been very lucky with the Dental Care team to have never experienced any of this. Dr Kokorev always takes the time to explain his treatment and tries his best to keep things simple. And did I mention the friendly team? :-)
06:10 03 Jun 19
After being stuffed around by another dentist, Dr Kokorev happily took me in for an emergency appointment the day of calling. He gave a short term and long term solution at an affordable price. My teeth are looking and feeling the best in year.I am very grateful to have come across this dental facility. The receptionist is very loving and accommodating as well!
04:52 03 Jun 19
If u want a really good Dr who is not after money,but what is best for you, you are in the right place and in good hands. Staff are really friendly and Dr gives u professional advice on what's the best treatment for your case, will give you different options and it's at your discretion to decide what to do.No pressure! I came from another dentist who did a job poorly and this Dr helped me fixed the problem. Price is very reasonable as compared to the other practices. I don't normally leave reviews but this place is highly commendable and I know the straggle for many of us to find a good dentist! Thank you very much Dr. Kokorev!!!
04:55 28 May 19
Such a great clinic. Explained everything clearly and were very friendly!
06:40 27 May 19
This is the dentist you DO ENJOY visiting! Great service! I did not feel any discomfort during plaque removal, and almost fell asleep during the procedure.Feelings are done in exactly the same painless way! Now is my dentist of choice 100%
00:26 18 May 19
We are visiting Alex for the last 15 years and his service is always exellent Highly recommended! The Best dentist ever!
03:09 16 May 19
Have been visiting the Dr Kokorev for over 5 years, and have always received great treatment at a very reasonable price. The dentist always explains any issues in detail and presents all of the available treatment options, being honest about the pros and the cons of each one, and then together we decide what is best. I am very happy to have found the doctor as I have never met such an honest person who presents a realistic view of any issues, and does not push expensive treatments just for the sake of it.The staff are also very kind, calming and knowledgeable, which makes it a very enjoyable trip to the dentist.Can definitely recommend him if you want a doctor you can trust.
11:14 15 May 19
I have been visiting Dr. Kokorev for more than 10 years. Very happy with the service and professionalism. Every time Alexander explains the issues I have and the best option for the treatment. The doctor I can trust. Highly recommended. My child is also happy with this doctor.
03:00 14 May 19
I am very happy to find the clinic!!! My doctor is clearly a skilled and conscientious dentist who takes a vocational interest in what he does. He is exactly the kind of medical professional I most admire - he has his own well-formulated and considered approaches to his profession.
10:29 13 May 19
Always happy with service, quality of work and advice from Alexander
10:03 09 May 19
Great job, especially after my mouth didn’t want to open!!!
14:07 08 May 19
Lemme start with saying not a kid friendly dentist!! I had taken my 6yr old for a tooth filling pain!!He didn't listen to what I was explaining him the problem was..instead, started checking my son's tooth and he was acting very rude to him as he was moving. Yea, he got so upset and angry when my son sat on the chair.! We had been there just to check,why my son had pain in the tooth where the filling was done and never had answers for that!!! He said I'm not very good with kids and I would refer you to a paediatric. Then, why did you even book an appointment? I also was charged for this...and what a waste of time!!!
04:44 21 Jan 19
Was visiting Melbourne and based in St Kilda, had quite a complex 'tooth crisis'. Searched around and found DC St Kilda. The receptionist was very understanding of my situation went out of her way to juggle me in. Appointment was virtually on time, no big wait, and then the dentist was very professional and responsive to my transient situation and the need for a 'band aid' until I got home. I felt very confident in the way he answered my concern questions, and then also when it came to the bill, I can only say it was a very, very fair deal. I was 120% happy with the whole team expereince. Finally, this is really a case of a very professional dentist who isn't interested in boldly marketing himself, and therein lies his diamond value. He is the real thing, and quite about it! So rare these days!
06:48 19 Jul 18
Appointment system fail! I booked an appointment for a small filling and found out that there was no appointment under my name. There was no much effort from them to figure out what happened.EDIT: Prompt answer from receptionist who clarified what happened and worked hard to fix. Very much appreciated.
08:03 29 Apr 18
Great dentist. Have been going here for years and Alex hasn’t let me down.
23:52 26 Apr 18
Dr Kokorev has got my teeth to best they have been in years!
09:38 26 Apr 18
Very happy with the quality of the service and the knowledge of the Dentist. Have known him for many, many years and have consistently been very happy. Would definitely recommend!
09:33 26 Apr 18
very friendly staff, and painless procedures!
03:08 26 Apr 18
Very friendly and professional staff. Alexander is a very experienced dental surgeon. I have been visiting his surgery for 14 years now. All the work that he has done over the years has been of excellent quality. Highly recommend.
07:38 25 Apr 18
I am extremely happy with this dentist. He saved my tooth from extraction recommended by another dentist, who could not do root canal treatment and offered to removed the tooth. Dr Kokorev did root canal treatment and at a reasonable price. He is very professional, practice is modern, staff helpful. The best dentist I came across so far. Will come back
12:07 22 Feb 18
The dental procedure was good but the doctor kept talking to the assistant in Russian(I assume) so you don't really understand what is going on and the doctor was a bit rude and for some reason didn't want to answer follow up questions. When you pay so much money, you would at least expect better service.The receptionist was nice.
11:50 19 Jan 18
I went to him about a year ago for a broken tooth and a check up. I had fixed up all my teeth about 6 months prior to visiting him so I was pretty sure my teeth were going be to alright except the broken tooth that he was going to fix. After the check up he told me that I have 6 holes that would preferably need to be fixed within three months, he printed out a treatment plan and I couldn't believe how many it was and how much it was going to cost to fix all of this. And when I asked questions he didn't really answer them. He was not very informative and it seemed like he just wanted me out of there.Anyway, I thought this surely can't be right?! I can't possibly have got that many holes in 6 months and I don't have bad teeth in general. So I went to TWO different dentists for check up and X-rays just to be sure. NOT ONE SINGLE HOLE! My teeth are all good and no problems at all!This guy was CLEARLY out to try to milk money of me, and as you do, you trust your dentist in most cases. Luckily I followed my guts and didn't go back and I am so happy for that!So be carefull, it is not something that's fun to spend money on, especially when your teeth is fine!
02:09 12 Jan 18
I have never been treated so rudely in my life! He had just had the surgery refurbished and I had put cream on my hands - while I waiting for 20 minutes to be seen - and some of the cream got onto the leather arm of the chair! He nearly had a fit - look what you've done he shouted! I was mortified. I just wiped the cream off and it came off. He also rudely handed me a tissue and said, 'take your lipstick off'! I have never been asked to do that by a dentist before. He just grunted at me the whole time - he was the same at my last visit and I didn't get cream on his precious furniture then! Is it a dental surgery or a piece of art? Then when I went to the counter to pay - it was marble or laminex so the cream would not have hurt it - the girl told me not to put my hands near the counter!! It was appalling. I haven't been yelled at or reprimanded like that since I was in school. He has never been friendly but this was the end. I'll never go near him - or his precious surgery - again!
11:42 27 Dec 17
Needed a dentist today kind of urgently.... Was very helpful... This dentist knew his stuff! And the lady at reception was very kind. Thanks.
05:40 12 Dec 17
Fast, friendly, painless (had a wisdom tooth removed) and not near as expensive as I thought it would be.
00:14 30 Jul 16
Not a very informative dentist at all! The dentist told me to go out to reception after appointment so he could explain my gum problems which he never did! And the receptionist explained for him..... wouldnt recommend if he cant even connect with clients, to this day i still dont really know whats wrong with my gums??
23:31 12 Feb 16
Very happy with Dr Alexander. Friend of mine recommended him. I had root canal done here and it was much cheaper than quoted from another St Kilda dentist. I had small injection before the procedure, which was fine and after that the whole procedure was painless. He also cleaned my teeth and did one small filling on another tooth. Good dentist, no nonsense approach. Will come back.
06:40 12 Feb 16
We just moved into St Kilda from Adelaide and were looking for a good dentist to continue with the treatment which I started there. I am so happy we found Dr Kokorev. He has alleviated my fear of dentists, he is so calm, caring and very professional. Did not have any discomfort during the treatment at all. I had a treatment plan prepared by my previous dentist and Dr Kokorev's cost was significantly less. I am very impressed and pleased.
03:57 27 Jun 14
He is the worst Dentist I have ever met in my life . I went for my teeth cleaning and he was so harsh .He could see that I was in pain but he didn't bother and was busy talking in his language with the other dentist. I don't recommend him at all.Its been a week and I am in terrible pain .My gums are all swollen and I can''t eat. I don't recommend him at all.
01:32 16 Jul 13
If anyone requires a dentist who knows what he is doing (and trust me I've met a few who don't!!), who has real empathy and engages with his patients, who doesn't charge an arm and a leg for his services, then I urge you to see Dr. Alexander Kokorev.Dr. Kokorev has been my dentist for 15 years and I can assure you that there isn't one dental procedure that I haven't yet had done by him. All perfectly executed, with a minimum of fuss and good humour I would not dream of seeing another dentist. Thank you Dr. as well as your assistant and your practice manager.
09:41 29 May 13
Dr Kokorev is fantastic, I've been going to him for a couple of years, and really happy with him. I am not brilliant with dentist's after having few bad experiences with different dentist's in the past.Dr Kokorev has helped me so much, always fast and thorough. I've also had two wisdom teeth extractions and both have been very good (I've had one more with a different dentist which didn't go well for me, so I was very nervous about these and he was fantastic.).The denial nurse and receptionist are also so lovely, and very informative, helping me with questions I have, and having a joke to put me at ease.Highly recommend.