MEET THE EXPERTS
Dr. Dean Licenblat
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’.
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.
“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.
“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
Introducing Kate Scouller our resident Hygienist, or Katie to those that have already know her. Katie is a graduate of Newcastle University where she completed a Bachelor of Oral Health Degree.
Previous to being a hygienist Katie completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and was a dental assistant for seven years in Deniliquin, Port Macquarie and London, UK. Kate has worked with general dentists, endodontists, periodontists, orthodontists, oral and maxilla facial surgeons and prosthodontists. She has had a lot of experience in many areas of dentistry and draws from the knowledge she has gained over the years to give you a complete hygiene experience.
Katie is an easy natured person who loves to chat about what you’re doing and where you’ve been in the world. Kate is all about positive education and reinforcement. She will do everything in her power to make you a nervous patient convert.
Katie believes that with care and patience most people will be able to relax in the dental chair.
She is always involved in continuing professional development and completes multiple lectures, seminars and symposiums every year. She believes that the key to being a great clinician is continuing education.
“I believe that every person can have great health within their limits and I pride myself on making sure you understand your oral condition without having to lecture you” – Kate Scouller
Zenia joined the team here at Sydney Dental Aesthetics and Implants in March 2019, bringing to the team more than 10 years of experience in the Dental field. Zenias currently holds a Certificate III and IV in Dental Assisting and Radiology from Tafe NSW. Born in Mumbai India, Zenia was raised in Auckland New Zealand and since 2010, has called Sydney her home. Not only does she truly enjoy her job as Practice Co-ordinator, but in her spare time Zenia likes to paint, creating art for friends and family and anyone else who feels inspired by her pieces.
Zenia loves creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere in our practice that allows all our patients to be treated like family. To bring joy and put a smile back on our patient’s face is what drives her to work harder and bring a high quality of care to all our patients.
“Not only do I get to be surrounded by amazing patients, but I get to work with an amazing group of people on a daily basis. Being part of a team that is motivated by a high standard of care, in a light-hearted yet professional environment, makes the days spent with them full of laughter and great fun.” – Zenia
Ornella is the latest addition to our wonderful team, joining in May 2019. Ornella brings to our practice a wealth of experience in dentistry, having been a dental assistant in Sydney and her home country Italy for several years.
Ornella is an integral part of both our surgical and general dental procedures and ensures everything runs smoothly for both our staff and our patients. Ornella loves seeing patient’s leave with a smile on their face and takes pride in her work.
Outside of work, Ornella loves cooking, spending time with loved ones and travelling to Italy to visit her family.
“My favourite part of dentistry is seeing patient’s leave with a smile on their face.” – Ornella
Dr Anne-Maree Cole
Anne-Maree Cole graduated from the University of Qld with honours, in 1982 and in 2014 completed a Masters Degree in Sleep Medicine at the University of Sydney. She has had a long-term interest in Aesthetic Dentistry and in the year 2000 began taking comprehensive post-graduate programs at LVI in the United States, where she has taken more programs than any other dentist in the world and is now a featured instructor. This education has led to a deep and evolving interest in not only aesthetics, but TMD, sleep and Jaw Development Orthodontics.
Anne-Maree lectures nationally and internationally in the areas of sleep, TMD and Jaw Development Orthodontics and individually mentors dentists nationwide. Anne-Maree opened her first dental practice in 1983, and her current practice, James Street Dentists in Brisbane celebrated 10 years in November 2016. Anne-Maree’s passion is getting to the root cause of problems and correcting the foundation in adults and early intervention of airway and jaw development issues in children.