Our History - Rod Paton / RP Dental

A legacy of dental excellence in Wodonga & Albury districts

In establishing Dental on Lawrence at 181 Lawrence Street in Wodonga, Dr Shayne Scott has continued a long tradition of dental excellence spanning almost half a century.

Dr Michael Priestly converted the former Pollard family home into a dental surgery in the early 1970s. He was joined by Dr Brian Hannath in 1977. 

Dr Rod Paton later joined them before purchasing the successful practice from Dr Priestly in 1983. Practising as Rod Paton Dental and then RP Dental, Dr Paton cared for the dental health of the people of Wodonga, Albury and surrounding districts for more than 40 years. 

In 2015, he sold the practice to Dr Shayne Scott before retiring the following year.


RP Dental becomes Dental on Lawrence


Dr Shayne Scott adds a new chapter to a long legacy

Warmly welcomed by Dr Paton’s patients, Dr Scott has continued to grow the practice and enhance its local reputation for quality dental services.

“At Dental on Lawrence, we feel the responsibility that comes with following in the footsteps of three such respected dentists very keenly,” Dr Scott said.

“The best way we can enhance that legacy is by ensuring that our professional skills and equipment always meet the very highest standards. We want our patients to have access to the most up-to-date dental technology and services available anywhere in Australia.

“My team and I are just as passionate about educating our patients in oral health, too. We believe that by helping them make informed choices about their dental care, they can maintain excellent dental health through every stage of life.”


Dr Paton endorses a ‘consummate’ dental professional

In a farewell message to his patients, Dr Paton described his successor as “a consummate professional”.

He wrote:

The duty of providing you, your family and friends with the finest patient-focused dental care will be place into the capable hands of Dr Shayne Scott. Shayne is a consummate professional, in whom I have total confidence. I know you will be pleased with her and will extend her the same courtesy and loyalty that you have afforded me over these many years. I have worked closely with Shayne and her excellent team to ensure a smooth transition.


I am truly grateful for the trust and friendship that you have shared with me and will miss you all.


Looking for quality dental services in Wodonga? Dr Shayne Scott and her team invite you to contact Dental on Lawrence on (02) 6024 2588 to arrange an appointment.