The Team


Dr. Dean Licenblat

Principal Dental Surgeon

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’.

As a member of numerous dental societies and an unparalleled dedication to continuing education Dr. Licenblat often attends post-graduate educational programmes 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 centred 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

Principal Dentist/Sedationist

Having worked in private general practice at several surgeries in the Sydney metropolitan area after moving from Wollongong NSW, 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 also a practicing Sedationist as well as being a principal dentist. In addition to SDAI’s own patients, Dr. Melissa is also highly sought after at other dental practices in Sydney, Wollongong, Goulburn and Gosford where she regularly performs Sedations for the dental community.

Dr. Melissa Licenblat is also SDAI’s leading dentist in the field of “Full Face Orthodontics” and Rapid Smiles (cosmetic braces) completing a mini orthodontic residency as part of SDAI’s continued learning program.

“I pride myself on delivering high quality aesthetic and preventative treatment which impacts positively on your health and wellbeing. Helping patient’s overcome fear and anxiety to undergo necessary dental treatment is a hugely fulfilling part of my work” – Dr. Melissa Licenblat.


Senior Dental Nurse

As the Senior Dental Assistant at SDAI Kim is the smile that welcomes all our clients and has built long and endearing relationships with many of our dedicated patients. Kim provides, patients new and
old with the forms and information they require for their visit and is happy to serve any of your needs. She brings not only dedication but years of experience to SDAI.

With nearly 30 years in dentistry and over two decades of service to our practice, Kim works hand in
hand with Dr. Dean & Melissa as a valuable member of the SDAI family. Kim also partakes in continuing education forums & post-graduate educational courses in Australia in an effort to expand our services and offering our patients the latest and greatest dentistry has to offer.

Kim brings a close-knit atmosphere to our dental team, and is always striving to achieve one of SDAI‘s mission statement: To always provide our patients with amazing therapeutic and aesthetic
results as well as optimal dental health.


“As well as helping in applying these advanced procedures and techniques, I will ensure that your visit to our practice is a positive, pleasant and efficient experience. The best part of my job is getting to know our wonderful patients and helping them feel welcomed and comfortable. Feel free to discuss any matters with me whilst at the practice”. – Kim

Kate Scouller

Resident Hygienist

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


Practice Manager

Carly, our Practice Manager is our newest addition to SDAI family. Carly has over 20 years experience in the dental industry, both within general practice and dental implants. For a period of 12 years, she worked as a Senior Dental Assistant and Practice Manager in a multi practitioner clinic. Carly has attained much experience in the field of dental implants and oral surgery within this time and also holds both a Certificate III in Dental Assisting as well as Infection Control.

Carly has a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to all things dental, and is always happy to discuss any questions relating to your treatment that you may have. Please feel free to contact her anytime.

Dr Anne-Maree Cole

B.D.Sc MScMed (Sleep Medicine)

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.

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