Our Dentists

principal dentist - dr michael to

Principal Dentist: Dr Michael To

“Giving patients the confidence to smile again is the driving force behind my career as a dentist”

Dr Michael To’s journey began over a decade ago, following his graduation from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dentistry (Honours). He excels at comforting anxious patients, delivering gentle care and offering various options such as sedation dentistry. Dr Michael finds fulfillment in all areas of dentistry and showcases significant expertise in smile makeovers, full mouth rehabilitation and treating TMJ disorders. Dr Michael takes the time to understand each patient’s unique needs and desires and is committed to helping his patients achieve the smile and function they desire.

Outside of Dentistry, Dr Michael enjoys playing tennis and spending quality time with family and friends.

 

 

 

Dentist: Dr Luca Pomare

Dr Luca Pomare 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 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.

Dr Luca Pomare 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 or on the sporting field itself. He also loves spending time with his family, especially his young little boy.

Dentist: Dr Sukhmani Gill

Raised in the great white north, Dr Sukhmani Gill has spent time living in the snowy mountains of Calgary, Canada where she graduated with Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of Calgary. After moving to the land down under for some warmth, she graduated from University of Sydney with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). 

Dr Sukhmani is known for her warm and compassionate manner continually making her patients feel at ease. She likes to take a patient-focused approach centred around empathy, communication, and building long-term connections with patients. Dr Sukhmani understands the importance of educating her patients on their oral health and is committed to providing the best care for her patients. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry especially preventative dentistry, restorative and children’s dentistry.

With a strong drive in pursuing clinical excellence, Dr Sukhmani continues to take advanced training in various specialties such as sedation dentistry, digital dentistry, endodontics, and oral surgery. She regularly stays up to date with new techniques and technology to ensure she can provide the best standard of care to her patients.

Dr Sukhmani also enjoys dental volunteering and has spent time in rural Nicaragua to treat and promote oral health to communities in need.
 
In her free time, she enjoys travelling, hiking, and trying new cuisines (did someone say pho-lossing?).

Dentist: Dr Bassem Yacoub

Dr Bassem Yacoub graduated with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine, after completing a Bachelor in Pharmacy, both at the University of Sydney. He has worked in multiple roles in the healthcare industry prior to becoming a dentist. Dr Bassem prides himself on his light-hearted and professional chairside demeanour, his conservative and thorough approach to treatment and his ability to ensure all his patients are well informed and comfortable throughout their treatment.

He endeavours to stay up to date with new techniques and technologies by undertaking multiple professional development courses. He has a special interest in orthodontics, crown & bridge work, and endeavours to offer his best work in every appointment.

Dr Bassem is known for his professional, relaxed approach and strongly believes in the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene and overall health and well-being, and he strives to work together with all his patients to achieve the best long-term results.

Outside of the surgery, you’ll find Dr Bassem watching or playing soccer, spending time with friends and family, or exploring different snowfields around the world.

Dentist: Dr Juri Jin

Dr Juri Jin graduated from a Bachelor of Dental Science at Melbourne University in 2009 and has since cared for patients of all ages in private practice in Metropolitan Sydney and the Lower Blue Mountains. She was raised in, and still is a local in the Ryde area.

Dr Juri is all about making patients feel welcomed, heard and looked after. She has experience in a wide range of dental procedures and regularly attends the best dental courses and conferences, ensuring that the highest standard of care is provided. She likes to take an individualised approach to each patient, and her warm and friendly manner makes the experience tailored and comfortable for each person. She is passionate about educating her patients about their oral health, so together they can make the best decisions for their needs.

Dr Juri Jin firmly believes prevention is better than a cure. She has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry and orthodontics, and has had experience teaching students as a clinical educator for the University of Sydney.

Outside of the surgery, you can find Juri enjoying the local parks with her two young children and husband, and looking out for good coffee and food.

Consulting Dental Surgeon: Dr David Taub

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.