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.
Joanne Davies, principal 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, associate 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.