Meet our Implant Dentists
Dr. Ned Restom
Dr. Ned Restom graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney in 2000, continuing his study and undertaking a Bachelor of Dentistry through the University of Sydney where he graduated in 2004. Ned has a particular passion for complex implant dentistry and is a pioneer and leader in the field.
In 2005, Ned completed accreditation through the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry, and in 2017 he completed the Master Series in Implant dentistry at the Brenner Institute. Ned completed the Master Series in Implantology at the California Implant Institute and the surgical externship component including the live All on 4 surgical program.
Dr Ned is a founder of the Australasian Implant Academy (AIA), one of the most prestigious academies in the field of implantology. He is accredited by Health Care to perform implant reconstructive surgery under general anaesthetics. He is also a candidate to become one of the first few Australians to become diplomates of the American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI)
Ned has performed many full arch reconstructive and grafting procedures, where he has re constructed patients’ dentitions using the latest digital planning, digital scanning and digital smile principles.
He has trained in Australia and in the United States under the world top clinicians and has joined teams with the world leading educators to bring the Australasian Implant Academy to life.
Dr Restom is also the founder of the Australian Dental and Implant group which owns and operates, along with principal partner clinicians, more than twelve premium locations providing high quality oral health to the community . These locations include Avoca Beach Dental which was established in 2010, Mingara Dental and Implant Centre, Warnervale Dental, Bonnells Bay Dental, White Space Dental in Manly and others.
Finally, Ned is an aerobatic pilot and an aviation fanatic. He is a very active member of the Central Coast Aero Club, and is a sponsor through the Central Coast Implant Institute of aviation shows such as the Paul Bennet Air show.
Dr. David Bassal
Dr. David Bassal trained on the Gold Coast graduating with distinction from Griffith University.
Dr. Bassal’s demeanour and gentle approach has enabled him to forge strong rapport with his clients providing an all-round exceptional dental experience. Having worked many years in private practice and producing thousands of healthy smiles, he continues to show a passion for helping his patients and possesses an empathy for his clients that keeps them at ease.
Dr. Laura Smit
After earning a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago in New Zealand, Dr Laura Smit quickly built experience in both the public and private sectors of dentistry. Since then, Laura has been committed to her ongoing education and has attended several courses on digital smile design, bite rehabilitation and general dentistry.
Dr Smit is the founder of White Space Dental and is passionate about dentistry and improving people’s quality of life by helping them maintain healthy smiles. She uses modern techniques and the most up-to-date technology to help people feel at ease.
She has an interest in Digital Smile Design, smile makeovers, and Implant dentistry. She loves doing smile transformations as they often require the use of all skills together, from facial aesthetics, to moving teeth, gum shaping surgery, dental veneers, and replacing teeth with implants. Digital Smile Design is an amazing philosophy and tool that brings all this together in a detailed plan to create naturally beautiful smiles that are individually designed to suit each person and their individual needs.
When not caring for patients, Dr Laura Smit loves exercise and keeping fit. She was an elite gymnast when she was younger, and her love of sport and exercise has remained. She also loves to go camping and surfing and she also bakes wedding cakes!
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