committed to your comfort and personalised care
Establishing a trusting relationship with our patients is important to macquarieDentists. Our dental team takes the time to understand your desired outcome regarding your dental health and care. We advise you of all your options and work with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to achieve a smile that is perfect for you and optimal oral health for life.
Luca Pomare, dentist
Luca has completed both a Bachelor or Pharmacy with Honours and a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree at the University of Sydney. Luca has previously worked in community pharmacy and has also conducted research in respiratory medicines in paediatric asthma at the Woolcock Institute. His experience of working in other roles within the healthcare team has helped Luca develop a strong patient-centered approach to dentistry.
Dr Luca enjoys all aspects of dentistry, loves solving patient’s dental problems and understands the importance and change that a smile can bring to one’s life and health. He has a special passion for cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics and has recently completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics. He has a special interest in using clear aligners such as Invisalign to help create the smiles that patients have always dreamed of. He is at the forefront of dentistry when it comes to the latest techniques and equipment and is always on the lookout for new and better ways to help his patients.
Luca is a member of the International Team of Implantology (ITI), Australian Clear Aligner Society and the Australian Dental Association (ADA). He has also undergone training in dental implants in both Australia, South Korea and through New York University. Dr Luca has also spent time in rural Cambodia to treat and improve the oral health of people in disadvantaged areas.
Outside of dentistry you will probably find Dr Luca in the grandstand of any sporting event, on the sporting field itself, or spending time with his family and friends.
Joanne Davies, dentist
Joanne completed Dentistry at Sydney University in 1982 and after working in private practice, enjoyed 5 years invaluable dental experience and travel throughout England and Europe. On her return to Sydney she acquired the Macquarie University Dental Practice in 1992 and expanded into the current premises in Macquarie Park Business district in 2010, offering thorough quality dental care to the local community.
Joanne is passionate about patient education, believing all people should have the knowledge and skills to have excellent oral health for life. This shines through in her treatment of patients, as she always spends the time to ensure patients really understand what’s going on with their mouths and deliver high quality treatment always.
Her particular interests lie in preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry and in providing thorough, caring and affordable treatment for her patients.
She regularly attends professional development courses to stay up to date and introduce modern techniques to the practice. In 2017, Joanne is undertaking post graduate studies in sequential aligner therapy (Invisalign) as well as further education in the area of Implants. She is a member of the Post Graduate School of Dentistry (PGSD), The Australian Dental Association (ADA) and the International Team for Implantology (ITI)
Joanne also liaises with Macquarie University Hospital in the area of oral health assesssment.
It is now well understood that poor oral health is a major risk factor in many disease, such as cardiac issues, so this is an essential service as part of a patients overall health screening.
Joanne spends her time away from dentistry enjoying life with her husband and three adult children, keeping fit and pursuing her creative side with artistic and interior decoration projects.
Richard Oh, dentist
Richard completed Bachelor of Dentistry at the University of Sydney in 2009, after completing Bachelor of Engineering at the same University in 2004. He spent several years in rural NSW in a very busy, modern private dental practice, gaining invaluable experience during the time, before moving back to Sydney in 2013.
Richard focuses on comprehensive assessment and education for his patients and aims to provide the highest quality care to achieve his patient’s optimal oral health with his gentle nature and approach.
Richard strongly believes in continuing education and regularly attends seminars and conferences to keep up to date with evolving dentistry. He has special interest in orthodontics and implant dentistry and has completed significant amount of post graduate training in these areas. He is currently a member of the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry (ASID), the International Team for Implantology (ITI), and International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).
Richard also has a passion for teaching and is currently a clinical educator at the University of Sydney, Faculty of Dentistry.
Outside of work, Richard loves to spend time with his wife and two young children, who always keeps them busy and occupied. He also enjoys cooking healthy meals for his family.
David Taub, consulting dental surgeon
Dr David Taub graduated with First Class Honours from Sydney University in 1995. In 2000, David was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons by examination and in 2003 he completed the Post Graduate Diploma Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants)
Currently David is a surgical mentor in implant surgery at Charles Sturt University and the University of Sydney.
David has restricted his practice of dentistry to Oral Surgery and Implantology for the last 12 years.