We have more than 20 years of experience in paediatric dentistry and are supported by a team comprising of Practice Managers, Dental Therapists/Hygienists, Clinical Assistants, Front Office Coordinators, Recovery Nurses, as well as a panel of SPECIALIST ANAESTHETISTS. Many of our anaesthetists have been with the practice for more than 12 years, with several having been with us for more than 20 years. Importantly, we have more than 20 years of a safe and excellent track record.
Dr P.Y. LAI
Dr P.Y. is the only dual trained Brisbane specialist in the specialties of Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Both these specialties being upmost important for children, he is therefore able to diagnose, manage and treat your child in the best possible way. This is particularly important if a decision needs to be made on the spot when proceeding with treatment under general anaesthetics. Despite all the preparations and treatment planning prior to surgery, many situations may arise where the specialised skills of both a paediatric dentist and an orthodontist are called for. In addition to many years of dedicated children dental care, since 1991, Dr P.Y. is actively involved in teaching, lecturing, and taking up appointments as an external examiner for training specialists.
Dr WAYNE KAN
Dr Kan graduated from dentistry (BDSc) through the University of Queensland in 2001 and practised both locally and overseas before he returned to UQ for a further 3-year specialist training with completion of a clinical doctorate degree (DClinDent) in Paediatric Dentistry in 2008. His doctoral thesis won him the prestigious Colgate Student Travel Award to present at an international dental conference (IADR) in 2009 and was published in a top paediatric dental journal the following year.
Following his service at Kingston Oral Health Centre, part of Queensland’s largest government dental practice for children, Dr Kan furthered his professional experience overseas, working as a lecturer and clinical consultant at China Medical University Hospital in Taiwan until his return to Brisbane in 2012. Dr Kan is actively involved in teaching as a clinical demonstrator at the University of Queensland. He has been invited to share his clinical experiences by speaking to various dental and professional groups locally and overseas. Dr Kan regularly attends dental conferences and seminars to stay up-to-date with current trends in paediatric dental care.