WHO WE ARE
Dr Andrea Lakatos graduated from the University of Sydney honours in 2008, despite looking like she’s just finished high school.
After working in Sydney and Brisbane at different dental practices, Andrea has settled in at Northmead Dental, becoming a Principal Dentist and owner in December 2016.
During her studies, Andrea excelled in many areas and subsequently received several awards including:
- The Robert and Geoffrey Morse Withycombe Prize – Awarded for proficiency in clinical periodontics;
- The ANZAOMS (NSW) Oral Surgery Prize – Awarded for proficiency in clinical oral medicine, oral pathology & oral surgery;
- University of Sydney Academic Merit Prize – Awarded annually on recommendation by Deans, this prize recognises the highest performing undergraduate students in each faculty based on average marks;
- Australian Society of Periodontology Prize – Awarded for best overall performance in the Bachelor of Dentistry in Year 3 Periodontics;
- Graduate Entry Merit Scholarship for Bachelor of Dentistry at Sydney University;
- Dean’s List of High Achievers.
Andrea’s keen interest in the visual arts and talent in this area (being selected in ArtExpress) translates especially well to cosmetic dentistry, an area of dentistry she really enjoys.
For Andrea, dentistry is about treating a patient’s teeth to improve their life: Reduce or eliminate pain; improve aesthetics to increase self-confidence and seeing patients regularly to minimise any invasive and unnecessary painful treatment (and thereby keeping the old back pocket a bit more full!).
Andrea regularly puts herself in the ‘patients’ shoes by giving blood on a regular basis, despite a natural aversion to needles and as such, is excellent working with patients who find dentistry anxiety-provoking.
Andrea is keen to share her secret to her ever-youthful appearance with you. Hint: It’s keeping your teeth in good nick.
John graduated from the University of Sydney with honours in 2008.
He has been part of the Northmead Dental family since 2009 and is now a full partner so you know he is here to stay and provide consistent care.
John spend many years teaching and lecturing with the faculty of Dentistry at the University of Sydney so you know you’re getting expert treatment and advice.
John is passionate about dentistry, gadgets and technology so you know he will always be up to date with the latest technology providing the benefits of digital dentistry.
His wife Rebecca suffers from Dental Phobia so you know he is sympathetic to anxieties with a gentle and caring approach.
John was born in Queensland and moved to Sydney in 2004, he does cheer for Queensland in the State of Origin but kindly asks that you don’t hold that against him.
Dr Kimberthy Wong graduated from the University of Melbourne (2013) with Honours. Prior to joining Northmead Dental, Kim worked as a dental officer at Westmead Hospital. This provided the opportunity to work through specialist departments, including Emergency Dental, Paediatrics and Special Care. She has also worked in private practice continuously during this period.
Kim is committed to staying up to date with the latest developments in dentistry and regularly attends seminars and workshops in order to provide the best treatment possible for her patients. While enjoying most aspects of dentistry, Kim has particular interests in Paediatric Dentistry (children’s dentistry).
Patients often find attending the dentist a daunting experience, sometimes even delaying treatment until it is too late. Kim believes this should not be the case and strives to create a positive atmosphere for her patients through her approachable and caring nature. She values getting to know patients so she can work with them towards their oral health goals.
Annie Choi graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Sydney in 2017. Annie has worked in both public and private practises across Sydney. In the public sector she worked with the Aboriginal Medical Service in Taree, where she was also involved in organising oral health promotion programs and dental screenings for local schools. Growing up in the Hills, Annie is excited to be back supporting the community she loves so much.
As an oral health therapist, she is passionate about prevention and during your hygiene visit; she will not only actively maintain oral health but give you the right tools to protect your teeth and gums. Annie knows prevention rather than intervention is best to keep you and your teeth in perfect health.
Annie is great with children. She has a unique understanding of how nervous young ones can be at their first dental visit so she always takes little steps to build up their confidence and help them feel more comfortable.
There also might just be a special sticker waiting for you in the prize box at the end!
On the weekend, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends. Finding new local restaurants to visit is one of her favourite hobbies.
Dr Jonathan grew up locally in Sydney attending Baulkham Hills High School and was a clinical Pharmacist before pursuing his true passion graduating dentistry from the University of Adelaide. He has gained a variety of experience in metropolitan and regional SA and NSW as well as volunteering overseas in Nepal and Cambodia.
Dr Jonathan understands seeing a dentist can be nerve-racking, therefore he ensures a relaxed and friendly environment where patients are comfortable and at ease through his gentle and caring manner. He also strongly believes in patient education and understanding; taking the extra time and effort to thoroughly discuss treatment options and questions with the patient. Dr Jonathan invests highly in continued education to deliver the best quality care so that you and your family can smile with confidence!
When not working behind the mask, Dr Jonathan enjoys cooking, food crawling new eateries and balancing all those calories with some badminton.
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233 Windsor Rd,
Northmead NSW 2152
Telephone: 02 9639 6900