Our Practice

Our Practice

Our team consists of dedicated dental professionals. We regularly attend conferences and continuing education courses to keep abreast of the latest technology so that you are provided with the highest quality of care. When you arrive, you will be welcomed by our warm friendly staff and relaxed feel of the practice while offering you the highest level of customer satisfaction to meet your individual dental needs.

We believe that great dental treatment is achieved through understanding ones needs, proper diagnosis and the provision of quality care utilising the latest equipment and advanced techniques that modern dentistry can offer. Achieving the results you desire is our number one priority.

Graduating from the University of Sydney in1993 Dr Doan has worked in the public and private sector and has established and managed a new community health program for Camden Wollondilly health services. In 1999 he went to Japan to further develop his already proficient surgical skills and studied advanced implant dentistry. He spent a year and a half as a visiting fellow clinician at the prestigious Tokyo Dental College in the department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery.
Apart from surgery and Implant Dentistry, Dr Doan’s other interests lie in creating beautiful smiles, as it involve the combination of art and science dimensions.

Dr Lim graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1993 and since then he has been practicing in both the public and private sector. Between 1994 and 1996, Dr Lim was the Dental Officer in charge of the Hunter Area Health department and was the visiting Dental Officer at the Newcastle Dental Hospital.

In the past he has also worked with an established cosmetic Dental Surgeon at Valentine in the Lake Macquarie Region.

Having run two busy practices in Port Stephens between 1995 and 2002 Dr. Lim practices all aspects of dentistry and is an accredited Invisalign practitioner. If you are looking for a relaxed dental visit, Dr. Lim’s easy going nature will help to make you feel as comfortable as you should be.

Dr Kevin Lim completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1993 at the University of Sydney. He has since gained extensive experience in the public, private and insurance sectors, commencing at Westmead Hospital Dental Clinical School and then over a decade in private practice on the North Shore and Northern Beaches of Sydney.

He has held clinical leadership roles at AHM Dental and Eyecare Practice and Pacific Smiles Dental Parramatta.

He is interested in dental mission work, with a highlight being a recent trip to China surveying the dental condition of children at remote villages. He has also been a guest lecturer at the Kunming Dental School in Western China.
Kevin is passionate about helping his patients feel better about themselves by beautifying their smiles and believes that this can often be achieved through minimally invasive techniques. Kevin is a comprehensive dentist with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, and treatment under sedation.

Dr J Patrick Tismo graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachussetts, USA in 1991 with a degree in dental medicine. He then entered a one year General Practice Residency Program at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, achieving a certificate specialising in hospital dentistry.

Dr Tismo returned to Boston to treat patients in private practice and to teach dental students at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Restorative Dentistry. In addition Dr Tismo went on to become Director of Quality Assurance of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine responsible for implementing and overseeing programs in maintaining the national accreditation of the dental school.

While continuing his registration to practice dentistry in USA, Dr Tismo has also achieved his certificate from the Australian Dental Council in 2008 and his registration to practice dentistry in Australia.

Dr Tismo has conducted research and published articles on patient satisfaction during their dental treatment.

Dr Chitty Qing Ying Gong graduated with double degrees in Bachelor of Medical Science and Bachelor of Dentistry from the University of Sydney. Her strive for excellence awarded her with a clinical competency prize in restorative dentistry and as well as graduating with honours in the area of oral rehabilitation with implants for children with Ectodermal Dysplasia. Her passion and dedication in dentistry has allowed her to deliver high quality dental work within a comfortable treatment environment across both metropolitan and rural clinics. Chitty is always on the look out for better ways to treat through further studies in the latest scientific advancements within the dental field and new materials. Chitty sees dentistry as a means of restoring complete health to patient who sometimes forget that the mouth is the entryway to the whole body and is committed to delivery aesthetic , full scope and long term treatment to her patients and their families.

Outside of dentistry, Chitty enjoys travelling, spending times with friends and family and snowboarding.

Dr James graduated from the University of Melbourne, with honours in the field of digital radiography and its role in early diagnosis of tooth decay.

He is conservative, preventive, and thorough in his approach, and is particularly skilled in the fields of root canal treatment, and aesthetic smile reconstruction. James is very experienced in working with anxious and nervous patients, and is always happy to take the time to explain your treatment options so that you can make an informed decision.

Outside of dentistry, James works with the Christian Medical & Dental Fellowship of Australia (CMDFA) to foster mentoring relationships between experienced clinicians and medical and dental students.

Practice Policies

  • Appointment Times
    Your appointment is reserved exclusively for you. We will endeavour to be on-time, and would appreciate your punctuality. For new patients, we would appreciate if you would arrive approximately 5 minutes prior to your designated appointment, so that we may introduce you to our practice and obtain appropriate medical histories and contact information.
  • Cancellation of Appointments
    If you cannot attend your appointment we kindly request that you provide at least 24 hours notice. If you do cancel at the last minute, there will be cancellation fee incurred.
  • Payment Options
    Payment is required on the day of treatment and for more complex treatment this may be required to secure a longer appointment. We accept a wide range of payment options: cash, cheque, EFTPOS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, except Diners Club.
  • HICAPS and Health Insurance funds
    For your added convenience, we also offer HICAPS to process instant online claim so you do not need to visit your health fund branch to receive your rebate. We accept all major health insurance funds. We will itemise your invoice so you can gain the appropriate insurance benefits. As you might appreciate, we deal with numerous health insurance companies and each varies with what they will and won’t rebate. Whilst we will assist in every way possible to ensure your proper entitlement, please direct your enquiries relating to your rebate to your health insurance provider.
    We are registered with Bupa MemberFirst which means Bupa customer will receive between 70% and 90% rebate from Bupa on all preventative and general dental services, depending on your Level of Cover. There is a maximum charge on certain procedures.
  • Privacy
    All patient information is handled with the strictest of confidence. No records will be forwarded to anyone else, without your specific written consent. Please note that all radiographic records remain the property of Dental Connect.
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