Dental off Chapel | 6 Chatham St. Prahran VIC 3181

Meet Our Team

Dr Mary Ellen Wilkinson

Mary Ellen graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1981. She has practised in Melbourne and London (UK). She opened Dental off Chapel in 2006 with the aim of providing quality, personalised and affordable dental care in the Prahran, Windsor and South Yarra areas.

Mary Ellen is an active member of the Australian Dental Association (Vic). She has served on committees involved in Dental Assistant training and women’s dentistry. Mary Ellen regularly attends seminars and conferences to ensure that her patients receive up to date dental care and she enjoys treating patients of all ages, with a focus on prevention.

Mary Ellen enjoys spending time with her two sons. She is a foodie who loves to cook and enjoys reading, travelling and Pilates.

Dr Sonia Barreto

Dr Sonia Barreto was educated at Colombia’s Javeriana University, one of the premier dental faculties in South America. She has practiced in Australia for many years and has experience in both private and public dentistry.

Sonia performs a wide variety of general dental procedures, but has special interests in restorative and aesthetic dentistry. Her approach to dentistry is marked by a holistic approach that emphasises the general wellbeing of the patient. This approach to dental practice is further enhanced by the Master of Public Health that she earned from the University of Melbourne.
Sonia believes that good dental health is a significant factor in a person’s overall well-being. Therefore, dental treatment not only responds to the immediate dental problem but also contributes to the patient’s general health and well-being.

This philosophy characterises Sonia’s practice of dentistry.

Dr. Wilma Eelderink


Dr. Wilma Eelderink, B.D.Sc(Melb) L.D.S(Vic)MRACDS G.Dip.Hum.Nut. has 25 years of experience in all aspects of dentistry. She has a particular interest in children’s and family dentistry, and has expertise in treating children with complex dental problems. Dr Eelderink has studied nutrition and is very interested in its effect on general and dental health. She participates regularly in ongoing post graduate education to maintain the highest standard of clinical care. Her relaxation is practising and studying yoga.


Our Dentists are supported by a fantastic and dedicated team. Yanna, Karen and Bhavna are our experienced and friendly dental assistants who will provide you with the best possible care.

Is English not your first language? Our staff collectively can speak: Dutch, Greek, Hindi, Punjabi and Spanish. Please enquire about availability.