Dear Valued Patients,

It is with respect and gratitude that I write to you today as the new owner of Clarke Dental.  As many of you know, this practice holds a special place in the hearts of many, not only for its exceptional dental care, but also for the remarkable individual who preceded, Dr Damian.  I understand that Dr. Damian was not just a dentist to many of you; he was a trusted friend, confidant, and caregiver. His dedication to excellence in dentistry, and unwavering commitment to your wellbeing are values I deeply respect and will uphold in my practice.

While it saddens me to acknowledge that Dr. Damian is no longer with us, I am committed to preserving his legacy of compassionate care and building upon the foundation he so diligently laid. I recognise the responsibility that comes with stepping into his shoes, and I assure you that I am committed to earning your trust, and continuing the tradition of excellence that has defined Clarke Dental.

My name is Dr Luke Russell, and I am incredibly passionate about dentistry and the opportunity to serve the members of our community. Originally from the U.K, I have been practicing for 13 years, and am an expert in my field. I specialise in a comprehensive range of dental services; routine check-ups and cleans, precise implant placements to address missing teeth, wisdom teeth removal, and intricate restorative and cosmetic treatments.  This includes artfully crafting smile designs and transformative procedures.  Beyond dentistry, I am blessed with a loving wife and a delightful two-year-old daughter. Our family has been embraced by the Ivanhoe East community, where we’ve happily resided for the past year.

As we embark on this new chapter together, I want to express my sincere gratitude for your continued loyalty and support.  Whether you are due for a routine check-up, in need of simple or complex restorative treatments, or simply have questions or concerns about your oral health, we are here to provide you with personalised care, tailored to your unique needs.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or the dedicated team if there is anything we can do to make your experience more comfortable and enjoyable.  Thank you for entrusting me and my other colleagues and clinicians with your dental care. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you and serving the community for many years to come.

Warmest regards,

Dr Luke Russell

Vale Dr. Damian Clarke
1966 – 2023