To our Tindale Dental Family,
We have introduced additional measures to keep our staff and patients and their families safe at this time!
In accordance with current recommendations from NSW Health, you will notice when you call us to make an appointment that our staff will go through a series of questions related to your health and the current COVID 19 requirements.
When you arrive at our surgery, this is again reviewed. You will be required to check-in with our QR code on your phone and your temperature will also be checked before you enter. You will also need to complete hand hygiene in the room after entering.
We have implemented strict social distancing measures and our staff are very skilled in maintaining this protocol within the practice for your wellbeing and peace of mind.
You can be reassured that we are, as usual, practising the highest standards of infection control and cleanliness.
Our doctors and staff have supported, and followed, the NSW Health directive to get vaccinated and we encourage all our patients to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Please ring the surgery on 47 265 400 and our experienced staff will be only too happy to help you at this time.
Remember to wash your hands, wear a mask, keep your distance, and brush your teeth!
Emma, Justin and the team
Why choose Tindale Dental
Dr Currie & Dr Bond have assembled a unique team of dentists all of whom are dedicated to providing our patients with the latest dental techniques. All our dentists regularly undertake continuing dental education both in Australia and overseas .
We offer patients HICAPS facilities (directly linking to your health fund) and accept eftpos and all major credit cards. We also welcome Veterans Affairs Gold Card Holders because we believe their service should be recognised and valued. We welcome the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
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During your first appointment, the dentists will talk to you about your feelings and about your overall dental health. We will ensure that you are entirely at ease with our practice before any treatment is carried out. If you are a nervous patient, please do not feel embarrassed to mention this to our staff when telephoning the practice.
We have always employed the latest techniques and technologies in our approach to infection control. We provide surgical tracking of instruments through our autoclaving process. This allows us to validate the integrity of the process. We are proud of our custom designed sterilisation area, and welcome giving our patients a tour of this facility. We are QIP accredited .
BDS (Hons) SydUni
Grad Dip Dental Sleep Medicine UWA
Dr Emma Bond, one of the founding principals, has practiced in Penrith since 1995.
Emma holds an Honours degree in Dental Surgery from Sydney University, a graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine from University of Western Australia, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons (F.R.A.C.D.S). She is a member of the Australian Dental Association and International Team for Implantology.
Emma has a keen interest in Cosmetic and Restorative dentistry from ceramic restorations to multiple crowns and veneers. She believes that every patient has the right to attractive, functioning teeth.
Dr Bond successfully completed the graduate diploma in Dental sleep Medicine in 2019. The course involved an intensive research component and underpins Emma’s commitment to understanding Sleep Apnoea and sleeping disorders. Dr Bond believes effective sleep apnoea treatment can reduce and may even eliminate the effects of the disease.
You can find out more about Emma Bond, Sleep Apnoea, and Somnomed here.
Dr Justin Currie, one of the founding principals, has practiced in Penrith since 1994. Justin holds both a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and a Graduate Diploma of Clinical Dentistry from Sydney University. He is a member of the Australian Dental Association and he is an active member of the Nepean District Dental Group.
Dr Currie believes that a visit to the dentist should be as stress free as possible even for the nervous patient. This is the reason Justin has a particular interest in providing comprehensive care for anxious patients, utilising multiple techniques including intravenous sedation. The latter is done with the assistance of a specialist doctor, Dr John Vassiliadis.
Dr Currie is passionate about utilising the latest techniques in restorative dentistry. He is excited by the benefits that full porcelain restorations created by our computerised porcelain mill can offer patients both in extending the longevity of restorations, maximising aesthetics and offering a highly biocompatible alternative to metallic restorations.
Justin particularly enjoys the long term professional relationships he has developed with so many of his patients over his years in Penrith.
B.D.S. (Adel Uni),
Dr Nick Teo graduated from Adelaide University with a Bachelor in Dental Surgery. Nick is a Member of the Australian Dental Association. Since graduating, Dr Teo has completed his primary examinations.
In addition Nick has also completed the Orthodontic long course with the University of Sydney as to better service and provide advice for his patients in orthodontic matters. Apart from these extended courses Dr Teo is firmly committed to ongoing training and education, as are all our other dentists, thus frequently attends seminars furthering his clinical skills and knowledge in Orthodontics and Oral surgery, and also learning the most up to date techniques for Endodontics, restorative and ceramic dentistry.
Along with his passion for all aspects of general dentistry, Dr Teo has particular interest in treating those with dental anxiety. Working closely with Dr John Vassiliadis and with the aid of IV sedation, even the most anxious of patients are able to receive the treatment they deserve.
Dr Teo affirms “I find providing the community with personalised dental care very satisfying. Each patient has different needs and desires, the realistic management of the two will lead to successful long term dental treatment.
Dr. Chris Contreras is a registered General Dentist and Oral Health Therapist with over 6 years of clinical experience. Graduating from the University of Sydney, B.Oral H (Syd Uni) and working as an Oral Health Therapist has given Chris a strong background with gum disease treatment and children’s dentistry. Continuing his studies in dentistry at Charles Sturt University, B.Dent Sci (CSU) has enabled him to refine these skills and further develop into other areas of interest including cosmetic and restorative treatment.
Dr Contreras is a member of the Australian Dental Association. Chris is very friendly and believes in making dentistry as stress free as possible. He is very committed to professional development and continued education.
Dr Daniel D’Costa graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with a Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours in 2000. He completed his Bachelor of Dentistry at the Sydney University in 2005 and is a member of the Australian Dental Association.
Daniel enjoys all areas of dentistry in particular the management of the patient’s needs and expectations. “I believe that prevention is more important than cure, so the importance of regular dental checkups. Educating my patient to maintain their oral hygiene is essential”. He strongly believes that continuing education is crucial for the modern day dentist and regularly attends courses to compliment his skill base.
Dr Charlotte Kim, BHSc(Dent), MDent La Trobe University, places a great importance in providing quality dental care to her patients. She has a gentle and calm demeanour and strives to provide an ethical and professional yet enjoyable and comfortable experience for all her patients.
As a dentist, she is committed to implementing preventative care by placing emphasis on excellent oral hygiene care at home with regular check-ups and a healthy diet. Having worked in rural Victoria in the past, she has enjoyed all aspects of dentistry in particular: restorative dental treatment, root canal therapy and surgery.
Clinical Associate Professor John Vassiliadis and Dr Rachel Vassiliadis provide all the administration of sedation at Tindale Dental. He is a Senior Emergency Medicine Specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital. He has had training in sedation, anaesthesia, trauma management, trauma ultrasound and toxicology. John is also a Captain in the Royal Australian Navy and holds the position of Director of health training. He was part of Australia’s medical relief force that was sent to Indonesia after the Boxing Day tsunami. He has a keen interest in medical education and is involved in training doctors at all levels and is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney.
Dr Rachel Vassiliadis MBBS BSc(Med) FANZCA, is a specialist anaesthetist with 18 years experience in sedation and general anaesthesia. Her experience and skill in performing dental sedation means that even the most anxious patients can have dental procedures performed in a relaxed, safe and professional manner. Her areas of specialty include head and neck, dental surgery, orthopaedics, paediatrics and obstetrics. Rachel is a keen educator and clinical researcher in the fields of multidisciplinary team training, airway management patient safety. She currently works as an anesthetist at Gosford Public and Sydney Adventist Hospitals.