Interview with Dr Ersan Karadeniz
Dr Ersan Karadeniz recently joined National Dental Care Group and is based in Brisbane.
Originally from Turkey, Dr Karadeniz has a wealth of experience in orthodontics and is
passionate about helping his patients achieve a smile they’re excited to show off.
We chatted to Dr Karadeniz about his path into dentistry, his focus on orthodontics, and what he
enjoys most about his work as a general dentist.
Dr Karadeniz, let’s start by hearing about your background and how you got into
I was born and raised in Turkey. My journey into dentistry began when I spent a couple of
summer holidays in a dental clinic, where my cousin worked as a dentist. I quickly learnt that
dentistry was about far more than just fillings, crowns or treatments - it was about the
relationship you build with your patients.
Seeing my cousin’s dedication and service to her patients ignited my passion for dentistry and it
was at that point I chose to make a career in dentistry my goal. I completed my clinical studies
in Turkey, where I hold a specialist orthodontist registration, and since then I’ve undertaken
positions as Assistant Professor and Senior Lecturer in Orthodontics in various Australian and
What I enjoy the most about daily practice is the interaction with patients and the amazing
changes we’re able to achieve with orthodontics. At present, my focus is on evidence-based
and patient-centred clinical orthodontic practices. I believe that National Dental Care Group is
the perfect place to achieve my goals and I’m honoured to have joined the NDC family.
You specialise in orthodontics - what do you like about this area of dentistry and
what made you choose to focus on it?
As dentists, we have the ability to make a positive difference to people’s well-being. Research
has shown that in the long-term, correcting orthodontic problems such as crooked or sticking out
teeth can actually lead to improvements in people’s social lives - it can boost your self-
confidence, which can translate into things like better professional prospects.
Working towards creating a new smile that patients are excited to show off at the end of their
treatment makes me incredibly happy. Sharing this happiness with patients is what motivates
What’s more, every patient is different, so managing expectations and personal circumstances
can be a challenge - however, it’s a challenge that inspires me to provide the best aesthetic and
functional outcome possible.
As an Invisalign ® provider, what do you believe are the benefits of choosing this
The dramatic improvements in dental technology over the last few decades have had a
significant impact on orthodontic practices. Invisalign ® provides the option of correcting bite
problems with the least visually noticeable aligners on the market.
In terms of promoting oral health, removable aligners facilitate easier bushing and flossing, with
less plaque accumulation meaning patients are less susceptible to dental caries and periodontal
disease during treatment.
Treatments like Invisalign ® also make orthodontic procedures
more acceptable to adult patients,
who are often more self-conscious about their appearance and therefore don’t like the idea of
What oral health advice would you offer to people reading this?
I encourage all patients and parents to make a point of visiting their dentist regularly. Our job is
to identify any dental problems you may have at an early stage, so we can address them sooner
rather than later.
In addition, if you’re not happy with your smile, there are multiple options to help improve your
teeth with treatments such as Invisalign ® or braces. Our team is always happy to help, so reach
out to your local dental practitioner for advice.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I would describe myself as a family man and I really enjoy spending time with my family. We’ve
recently moved to Brisbane, so we’re currently exploring new places and experimenting with
new culinary experiences (as much as lockdown allows us to!).
And when it comes to sport, I’m a passionate supporter of Trabzonspor, which is the local
football team in my hometown of Trabzon.