Meet our team
Our team of dentists is comprised of dental professionals with Australian university qualifications . They work in conjunction with each other, unified by a strong belief that how we provide dental care for you today makes all the difference in what your oral health will be twenty years from now.We have gone to great lengths to create an environment wherein a strong relationship between you and our team can be established.
Dr. Emma BondFounding Principal
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 CurrieFounding Principal
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.
Dr. Nick TeoDentist
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 ContrerasDentist
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’CostaDentist
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 Alan TrinhDentist
Dr Alan Trinh, B.D.S. (Syd Uni), Clinical Associate (Dept Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Syd Uni)
Dr Trinh graduated from Sydney University in 2001 and has travelled and worked right across NSW, working both in rural and regional centres. He also spent some time with the Royal Flying Doctors in Broken Hill. Alan is passionate about the role dental implants can play in restoring missing teeth and restoring both smiles and the ability to bite. Dr Trinh holds a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry from the University of Sydney. Alan heads our Wisdom Teeth and Oral Surgery Clinic
He has previously held associate Lecturer and Clinical Associate titles with the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Sydney University. He was extensively involved with the teaching of Sydney University graduates in the discipline of Oral Surgery.
However, Dr Trinh believes in perfecting all facets of his dentistry and extensively attends both local and international courses learning from industry leaders and is a member of the Australian Dental Association, Australasian Osseointegration Society, Australian Prosthodontic Society, Australian Society of Periodontology and International Team for Implantology.
A/Prof. John VassiliadisEmergency Physician
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 VassiliadisSpecialist Anaesthetist
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.
Caring, Friendly Professional Team
At Tindale Dental Centre we are proud and excited by the team of dental assistants and support staff we have assembled.
Our team led by Sharon, our Practice Manager is comprised of highly competent and passionate individuals who are excited by the possibilities of modern dentistry and are committed to their local Penrith community.
All our staff are committed to continuing education and most hold Certificate iii and iv T.A.F.E qualifications.