Dr Antony Benedetto - Clinical Advisory Clinical (CAC) Chairman & Dentist (National Dental Care, Erina)

CAC Chairman, Dr Antony Benedetto, guides the committee as they regularly share advice on patient needs and clinical direction to National Dental Care's executive team. Antony, a lead dentist at National Dental Care Erina, believes the Clinical Advisory Committee provides vital clinician input to senior management as well as reassurance to dentists that patient outcomes are at the forefront of organisational planning. Antony obtained a Bachelor of Medical Science and a Bachelor of Dentistry from the University of Sydney and undertook further studies with an implant course in Cambodia and an exchange program in Japan. He has practised as a dentist for the past decade in Tamworth, Taree, and the Central Coast. Antony has also completed many Continuing Professional Development courses, with a particular interest in CAD/CAM digital dentistry. Antony enjoys helping people and finds solving their dental problems very satisfying. He performs a wide range of dental treatments, which means patients can have most of their concerns addressed in-house.

Dr Nick Morton - Lead Dentist (DB Dental, Innaloo)

CAC Western Australian representative, Dr Nick Morton, is Lead Dentist for several DB Dental practices. Nick values the Clinical Advisory Committee for the opportunity for experienced dentists to share their knowledge and offer direction to the executive team on clinical matters. Nick qualified from King's College, London, in 1990. He then spent 23 years practicing in private practice in the UK. During that period, he spent a great deal of time enhancing his skills in all aspects of dentistry to provide his patients with a fully comprehensive dental service. His particular interests are dental implants, adult orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and the use of lasers in dentistry. He moved to Australia in 2013 to join DB Dental and enjoys mentoring dentists learning new techniques.

Dr Nasr Bachawaty - Lead Dentist (National Dental Care, Keilor)

CAC Victoria representative, Dr Nasr Bachawaty, is the Lead Dentist at Elite Dental, Keilor (part of National Dental Care). He has managed that practice since 2009 and has practised dentistry for 20 years. Nasr became the Victoria Clinical Advisory Committee representative early in 2018, to speak for the growing number of National Dental Care practices in the state. Nasr sees the Clinical Advisory Committee's role as vital to creating balance, bringing the clinician's perspective on the human side of operations to the executive team. Nasr trained at the University of St Joseph in Lebanon. Since then he has worked in his own clinic and managed private sector clinics in Lebanon and Australia. He has worked in all areas of dentistry and likes making people look good, feel good and stay healthy with great oral hygiene habits. Nasr particularly enjoys aesthetic and restorative dentistry for its ability to give people back their confidence, with procedures like full-mouth restorations.

Dr Jillian Fisher - Lead Dentist (National Dental Care, Chermside)

CAC Queensland representative, Dr Jillian Fisher, is the Lead Dentist at National Dental Care, Chermside. She has worked at Chermside for the past two years and prior to that at Brisbane's Post Office Square practice for three years. Jillian believes it is an honour to have a voice in the Clinical Advisory Committee, which considers all perspectives and encourages robust discussion. Jillian is proud to bring the views of her Queensland cohort to the group and the executive team. Jillian's parents are dentists and she was a part-time dental assistant at 14, then a hygienist and therapist. She graduated from Griffith University in 2012 with first-class honours and worked for an orthodontist and a prosthodontist in her first two years out. Jillian is passionate about treating special-needs patients in general anaesthetic theatre in the practice. She sees their personalised care with the same practitioner as vital for reducing anxiety associated with hospital admissions.

Dr Rod Wills - Lead Dentist (CBD Dental, Sydney)

CAC New South Wales representative, Dr Rod Wills, is the Lead Dentist at CBD Dental, Sydney (part of National Dental Care). He began his practice here more than four decades ago and has a keen interest in aesthetic and restorative dentistry. Rod believes the CAC is a great forum to bring different ideas together to create common goals. He also enjoys the opportunity to mentor younger dentists and share his experience. Rod has long been involved with technological developments in dentistry and was one of the early adopters in Australia using CAD/CAM technology two decades ago. From high school days, he has been passionate about both biology and mechanics; dentistry combines his twin interests.

Dr James Min - Lead Dentist (National Dental Care, Darwin)

CAC Northern Territory Representative, Dr James Min, is the Lead Dentist at National Dental Care, Darwin. After making the move to Darwin in 2013, James has serviced the NT for almost 5 years and has formed a great reputation and is highly sought after. He takes tremendous pride in his work as he provides treatment to all of his patients in a conservative and meticulous manner. James is always keen to expand his knowledge and enjoys learning to use new equipment and technology. Whilst enjoying all facets of general dentistry, James has a keen interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, prosthodontics, and oral medicine. James has a goal of making a patient's visit to the dental surgery a relaxing and comfortable experience, whilst walking away with a smile. During his spare time, he enjoys travelling and DIY projects, and is a car and sport enthusiast.

Dr Sarah Caruso - Lead Dentist (National Dental Care, Mawson Lakes)

CAC South Australia Representative, Dr Sarah Caruso, is the Lead Dentist at National Dental Care, Mawson Lakes. Sarah has wide-ranging experience in all aspects of general dentistry with extensive further education and interests in cosmetics and smile makeovers including implants, veneers, and clear aligner orthodontics. She is also at the forefront and skilled in the latest advances in minor oral surgery (extractions), laser dentistry, root canal therapy and digital ceramic restorations and smile design. Sarah is a member of the Australian Dental Association federal and SA branches, and a past supervisor at the University of Adelaide Dental School. She has also contributed to oral health programs and education in both Cambodia and Vanuatu as a volunteer dentist and educator. Sarah has a caring and approachable manner, she has lived and worked in the northern suburbs of Adelaide all her life. She is married to Adrian (a physiotherapist) and has a young daughter called April. In her spare time, she loves exploring new places and nature with her family and her spaniel Stella.

Dr Alex Poli - Lead Dentist (DB Dental, Melville)

CAC Western Australia Representative, Dr Alex Poli, is the Lead Dentist at DB Dental, Melville. Dr Alex Poli migrated from the United Kingdom to work with DB Dental and is a general dentist with a special interest in implants. In recent years he has also focused on Invisalign, and been helpful in supporting training to other dentists in Perth, Western Australia. This sparked his greater interest in clinical contributions and education. He sees the Clinical Advisory Committee as a way to contribute a fresh perspective to dentists across Australia.

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