At the age of 15 Jeff decided that he wanted to be a dentist, but he never imagined that the profession would allow him to make such positive changes to people's lives.
"Dentistry today is still about getting people out of pain and helping them to keep their teeth, but it is also about the prevention of disease, improving confidence and self-esteem through Cosmetic dentistry and improving quality of life by treating sleep and airway problems".
This ethos of helping improve the lives of others is what Jeff loves about dentistry.
Jeff has many very long-standing patients who come from all over NSW to see him. This is due to his open, honest communication style, calm manner, gentle hands (and also probably because he doesn't take himself too seriously). His passion for Cosmetic and Implant dentistry was ignited during his implant training in the 90's with Nobel BioCare (the Swedish inventors of Dental Implants) and through his association with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. This organisation allowed Jeff to learn from world leaders in this field. In 2003 he also attended the world renown Branemark Implant Centre (Perth) to further refine his skills in Implant surgery. Jeff believes that by taking time to explain and answer questions regarding treatment options he is empowering his patients to make the best decisions for themselves about their long-term oral health.
"I love working with patients to create the smile they have always dreamed of. I work with the patient and together we create an appearance that enhances not just their facial features but is also congruent with their personality. Even though I've seen it 100's of times, the most professionally satisfying part of my job still remains the amazing emotional and psychological transformation we see in our Cosmetic patients. Being the facilitator of such a positive change is truly humbling and rewarding".
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry, both from the University of Sydney. He was also granted a Fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (2008).
More recently Jeff has developed a very strong interest in the treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring Prevention, especially as this can profoundly affect patients' lives.