The Team

Drs Melissa and Dean Licenblat

Meet the Experts

Dr. Dean Licenblat

Principal Dental Surgeon

Dr Dean Licenblat is the first Australian Diplomate for the American Board of Oral Implantology.

He has been in private general practice in Sydney since graduating from the University of Sydney’s Dental program, and has also completed his Bachelor of Science with honours in Microbiology. He also holds a prestigious Master’s Degree from the Goethe University in Frankfurt with a focus on Oral Implantology and Bone Grafting.

As a “Diplomate” member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), the highest ranking achievable, Dr. Dean Licenblat together with Sydney Dental Aesthetics & Implants is one of a few dental surgeries to be awarded ‘Leading Implant Centres of the World’. And he is the first Australian Diplomate for the American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI).

Dr. Licenblat is Treasurer of the ASID (Australian Society of Implant Dentistry) and a senior tutor for the Master’s program in Oral Implantology for Goethe University, Frankfurt. Many of the Australian dentists graduating from the program the past few years have been fortunate to have Dr. Licenblat mentor and guide them.

As a member of numerous dental societies and an unparalleled dedication to continuing education, Dr. Licenblat often attends post-graduate educational programs both locally and abroad. The results of which are integrated into the practice thus offering patients the most technologically advanced and effective long-term treatment modalities.

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“My dental interests have always centered on oral rehabilitation using the most biocompatible dental materials available including the use of oral implants and the issues surrounding holistic health care. I am dedicated to ensuring you look and feel your best and I will work with you to achieve the results you desire using the most advanced techniques dentistry has to offer.” – Dr. Dean Licenblat

Dr. Melissa Licenblat


Having worked in private general practice as a dentist at several surgeries in the Sydney metropolitan area, Dr. Melissa Licenblat brings a tremendous amount of experience and professionalism to SDAI. Her experience is matched only by her qualifications. With a Medical Science degree from the University of Sydney, coupled with an honours degree from their esteemed Dental program , Dr. Melissa Licenblat is one of the principal dentists at SDAI.

Following on the mantra of continuing education so rich at SDAI, Dr. Melissa Licenblat has also attained a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Conscious Sedation and Pain Control) and is now primarily a practicing Sedationist. In addition to SDAI’s own patients, Dr. Melissa is also highly sought after at other dental practices in Sydney, Wollongong, Goulburn and the Central Coast where she regularly performs Sedations for the dental community.

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“I absolutely love being a sedationist. Helping patient’s overcome fear and anxiety to undergo necessary dental treatment is a hugely fulfilling part of my work.” – Dr. Melissa Licenblat

Dr Joanna Wyszynski


Dr Joanna’s dental journey started when she was 16 years old, working as a dental nurse in the inner west. Her fascination in health and wellbeing pathed her way to completing her Medical Science Degree before graduating from Charles Sturt University to become a dentist in 2013. Her experiences over the years in dentistry have helped shape the dentist she is today. Dr Joanna passion is to help patients care and look after their teeth and well being for life. Her kind and gentle nature translates to the relationships she builds with her patients.

Dr Joanna enjoys creating beautiful healthy smiles, loves working with children and older patients that have dental related anxiety. Her soothing and gentle nature allows her patients to feel safe and as comfortable as possible in the dental chair.

She also speaks Polish fluently and loves to make her Polish family feel at home. In her free time, you will find her running around after her son. She loves being a mum to her little boy Alessio.

“I am excited and honoured to start my new chapter with the SDAI family in Martin Place.” – Dr Joanna Wyszynski

Katherine Mackenzie

Dental Hygienist

Katherine received her BSc Honours degree in the UK and has over 20 years of experience in the dental industry. As our hygienist, she enjoys meeting new people every day and helping our patients achieve the best oral health possible. When she’s not caring for patients, she likes walking her dog, eating out, going to the cinema and keeping fit.

“As a dental hygienist, my focus is on providing high quality care to my patients and educating them on how to maintain good oral health. I am committed to making hygiene appointments a comfortable and positive experience. I am here to learn your dental history, listen to your concerns, and plan for a healthy future”.

Katherine Mackenzie


Oral Health Therapist

Lilian is a qualified Oral Health Therapist with a passion for all aspects of oral hygiene and therapy including preventative dental care, periodontal treatment and cosmetics dentistry.

She received her Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy from the University of Sydney and has undertaken further graduate studies to expand her scope to adult restorative dentistry. Lilian is committed to supporting and raising awareness around oral health conditions and treating the person, not just the symptoms.

Outside of work, Lilian has a passion for travelling to other countries and exploring new cultures and cuisines.

“As a Oral Health Therapist, my focus is on providing high quality care to my patients”.