About Us

The team at Canterbury Family Dental understands that the relationship between a dentist and patient is a very personal one. With this in mind, we strive to establish a life long partnership between ourselves and our patients so you can enjoy a lifetime of optimal oral health with a team with whom you feel comfortable.

Each team member is dedicated to making every patient feel welcome and cared for.

Meet The Team

Dr Andrew Langton-Joy
Dr Andrew Langton-Joy

Dr Andrew Langton-Joy

Dr. Andrew Langton-Joy has practised locally since 1986 and has a passion for providing caring, up-to-date, highly skilled dental care for his patients and their families.

This commitment to high quality care is reflected in the staff working with Andrew.  Together they provide quality family, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Started in the 1950’s, Canterbury Family Dental is one of the longest established dental clinics in the area.  Four generations of some local families have attended the clinic for their dental care.

Training and education

Dr. Andrew Langton-Joy graduated from The University of Melbourne in 1985 and has been at Canterbury Family Dental since 1993.

He has undertaken post graduate training in many fields of dentistry including:

  • implants
  • cosmetic rehabilitation
  • preventive care
  • endodontics

He is continually updating his knowledge and clinical skill with regular attendance at seminars and courses.

He has attained level 3 accreditation  with the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry.

Personal Interests

Andrew is married to Fiona and has three young children, Alice (13 yrs), Harry (9 yrs) and Grace (5 yrs).

When not caring for family or patients, Andrew can be heard playing guitar with the R&B , soul and jazz  band  ‘The Ivy Stone Assembly’


The band has performed extensively around Victoria for the past two years.


Our hygienists Glenda Cowley and Sheena Beer are here to support you in ensuring you understand that your gums are a foundation for good dental health and will educate you in proper oral hygiene and maintenance.Read the benefits of seeing a dental hygienist

Glenda Cowley
Glenda Cowley

Glenda Cowley

Glenda Cowley is a London trained dental hygienist with over 20 years of clinical experience.

She is as passionate about practising as a hygienist now as when she first qualified and loves to tailor make individual oral care routines with her patients, enabling them to achieve excellent oral health.

In addition she is highly trained in Dental Sleep Medicine and is experienced in the screening and management of snoring and sleep apnoea.  She can be approached to discuss concerns in these areas.

Glenda is delighted to be part of the team at Canterbury Family Dental and looks forward to taking care of all our wonderful patients.

Sheena Beer
Sheena Beer

Sheena Beer

Sheena graduated as a Dental Hygienist in Adelaide in 2009 before returning to her home town of Melbourne.

She enjoys seeing children of all ages and teaching them about their oral health in new and innovative ways, making the dental experience a positive one for all children. Patient comfort and a holistic approach to oral health care is important to her, in achieving good results for our patients.

Sheena is happy to be an addition to the team at Canterbury Family Dental and looks forward to getting to know you and your families.