Dr Lew Steinberg – Principal Dentist

Dr Lew Steinberg-Elwood Family DentistDr Lew Steinberg is the principal Dentist at Elwood Family Dentist.

Dr Lew Steinberg is a fully qualified dental surgeon whose particular interests are the areas of laser and implant dentistry. Dr Lew Steinberg is a proud member of both the Australian Dental Association and The Melbourne Seattle Study Club.

He is a third generation dentist, following in the footsteps of his mother, father and grandfather. Immersed in dentistry from a young age. Dr Lew Steinberg loved seeing how his family was able to help people, and decided to pursue his own career in Dentistry.

A dentist for the last 35 years, Dr Lew Steinberg has performed procedures in an extensive range of dental areas. He is described as warm and friendly, always smiling and up for a laugh. His attention to detail and positive attitude help him to ensure that his patients are left with a smile on their faces.

Dr Lew Steinberg is committed to ensuring his patients receive the best care possible. He regularly attends seminars and continuing education programs to ensure a high calibre of skills.

Teodora Nicev-Panova – Oral Health Therapist 

teo photoTeodora received her Bachelor of Oral Health qualification from La Trobe University. She is dual qualified in both the care of adult and children patients.

Teodora is passionate about providing a holistic and preventative approach towards care. Her enthusiastic approach centers around preserving and maintaining the health of teeth through routine care and education on how to best care for them.

Teodora believes in instilling good oral health habits in children from a young age by creating a warm, fun environment that ensures children love coming to the Dentist and have a pleasant experience.

She enjoys playing netball, running, and furthering her knowledge and education within the dental field.


Veronika Jankusik – Dental Assistant 

 Veronika heads the clinical assistants team at Elwood Family Dentist. She is responsible for assisting Dr Lew  Steinberg and the dental practitioners, as well as overseeing the infection control and sterilisation of the practice.

Veronika’s bubbly and friendly personality brighten up any room she enters, and she is passionate about  ensuring patients are at ease and comfortable during their dental treatments.

Trained as a Dental Assistant, Veronika has extensive knowledge in clinical dentistry and is happy to answer  any questions you may have regarding your oral health. She is more than happy to demonstrate any techniques  you may be unsure of, from brushing to flossing, she is your number one source.

Veronika’s future plans include expanding her clinical skills into further areas of study, helping her to provide an exceptional level of care and knowledge to our patients.

Veronika’s warm nature and friendly smile make her a central part to our team.

Renate Schroeder – Receptionist


Renate our friendly receptionist is always the first to greet you – whether it is over the front desk or on the phone. If you have any queries in regards to your appointment or your treatment, Renate is glad to help. If you are a new patient and haven’t been to see us before, she is more than happy to assist and guide you through your visit and make your experience with us truly enjoyable.

Renate holds highly the importance of teamwork and in helping you achieve a happy and healthy smile.