(02) 8209 3756 or (02) 9053 6797

Important Update!

Covid-19 Update - 14/7/21

 

Due to the extension of the lockdown and new advice from the Dental Council of NSW, we have been advised that we are to only see Urgent and Emergency patients. 

This is due to our practice being in the Sydney Local Health District which is considered a hot spot area. 

We are still open to see patients for urgent and emergency treatments. If you are unsure whether your treatment is considered urgent or emergency please feel free to call or email us.

We have temporarily turned off online bookings during this time.

Important Update!

Covid-19 Update - 28/6/21

 Due to the new Stay At Home orders from the NSW government we are trying to help limit the movement of people. We are now deferring regular checkup and cleans until the lifting of the orders on 9th July, 2021. 

We are still seeing patients for essential treatments such as fillings, emergencies, crowns, implants, bridges and other major treatments. 

During this time you will not be able to book for checkup and cleans online or via email or telephone. You can still book for dates after the lockdown.

We hope you all stay safe and well and please call if there are any issues!

 

Important Update!

Covid-19 Update - 28/04/2021

  

It has been now advised by the AHPPC (Australian Health Protection Principal Committee) that all dental practices move to Level 1 restrictions on practice.

 

This means we can see all patients for all procedures who have no symptoms associated with COVID 19. We will be screening all patients prior to appointments to check on any symptoms and will advise to defer treatment until symptoms have gone.

 

Your best way to contact us is to call and leave a message or email us. The surgery will be seeing patients by appointment only.

 

Online bookings are now enabled with the ability to book certain procedures.

 

We are here for you all. Stay safe, practice social distancing and be kind to one another!

A CONSERVATIVE APPROACH

We are focused on the long-term needs of our patients. That’s why we believe in conservative dentistry, and have a preventative approach wherever possible, only treating as required. We clearly explain all the options available, ensuring you’re well informed to make the right decisions that will ensure good dental health for years to come.

A STATE OF THE ART PRACTICE

We pride ourselves in providing the highest standard of dental care. That’s why keep up to date with world’s-best dental procedures and knowledge, and only use the most advanced technology and equipment.

AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE

As soon as you walk into Erko Dental, you can expect a warm reception. Throughout your visit we want you to feel as comfortable as possible. So sit back, relax and enjoy our unique design-led surrounds. After all, a trip to the dentist shouldn’t just be as painless as possible – it can also be inspiring.

A TREATMENT DESIGNED FOR YOU

We’re all different. In fact, your set of teeth is as unique as you are. That’s why we take the time to get to know you, understand your concerns, and then tailor a personalised treatment to your specific needs.

Your Local Erskineville Dentists

We’re a husband and wife team who live locally and have a strong sense of community. We share the ideals of the area and embrace the Erko lifestyle. We’re your local dental experts in the heart of Erskineville – so don’t be a stranger!

Dr David Leong

In between caring for teeth, Dave spends what little time he has immersing himself in the Newtown / Erskineville community.

Within the practice, Dave likes to spend time talking through all issues and treatments with his patients. A big emphasis on education and prevention underlies his whole practice ethos. To garner more knowledge he has also undertaken extra educational courses in the areas of implants, orthodontics and invisalign, restorative dentistry and tries to be as conservative as possible with his treatment. He has also previously tutored endodontics (root canal therapy) at the University of Sydney.

If the practice isn’t keeping Dave’s hands full, then Angela and his two kids make up for that. He is usually spending most of his free time around the neighbourhood with kids River and Odette in tow!

Dr Angela McCarthy

Angela enjoys sewing her own clothes, sculpting miniature dioramas, getting kisses from her doggies and killing any plant she buys from Bunnings.

Luckily she’s much more passionate about dental care than plants and is extremely knowledgeable with not only a Dental degree but also a degree in Medical Science, a Masters of Pharmacy, and a post graduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation and Pain Management.

Angela is extremely patient and has a calming demeanour during treatment.

She likes to make sure her patients are informed and is happy to explain what is happening during each procedure.

Angela is fully qualified and registered in IV sedation and is happy to administer twilight sedation to patients assessed as suitable.

Dr Nika Korduke

Our associate dentist from the other side of the Tasman Sea, Nika enjoys doing fullings (New Zealand for fillings) and is an avid teeth-puller-outerer. After a year at an emergency hospital in New Zealand she is very confident in removing teeth with a particular interest in wisdom tooth extractions.

Nika, like all our dentists, is an advocate for preventative dentistry and believes in the power of good oral hygiene. She loves educating adults and children alike on good oral hygiene and getting them on the right track to happy, healthy teeth.

She is a bright and bubbly member of the Erko Dental family and is great at putting any anxious patients at ease be it by laughing at her accent or by… well… no, that’s it. She talks funny.

As a new Erskineville resident she loves checking out the local hotspots and can’t get enough of all the coffee options available to her. She enjoys sweating it out at the gym, chasing the sun at the myriad of beaches available in Sydney, and collecting bric-a-brac from the weekend markets.

Dr Sam Shaw

Dr Sam Shaw graduate from the University of Western Australian in 2014 and has worked in Perth and Sydney since graduation. Dr Shaw has recently completed a post-graduate course in conscious sedation at the University of Sydney and also completed his primary examination with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS).

Dr Shaw has been awarded numerous prizes during his studies including F. G. Christensen Award in 2016 for the student with the highest mark in the Primary Examinations, the Wynn Needham Memorial Prize in 2014 for the student with the highest aggregate mark for the level 5 units in the course for the degree of Bachelor of Dental Science and the Australian Society of Endodontology (WA Branch) Prize in Endodontics in 2012. Dr Shaw has also volunteered in Vietnam to assist in promoting dental health and provided dental treatment to disadvantaged children in Vietnamese villages.

Dr Melissa Marinovic

Mel believes a trip to the dentist should be informative and fun!

Her kind gentle nature makes her especially good at treating anxious patients and nervous kiddies.

By keeping up to date with modern techniques and practices Mel makes your visit to her as pleasant and painless as possible.

Outside of the dental practice you might find Mel in the kitchen creating new recipes that her taste buds (and teeth!) approve of. She also loves to watch and play tennis with friends and family!

Dr Mel is currently on maternity leave.

Holly

Practice Manager

When Holly isn’t managing the practice you can find her playing with her dog Chewie, binge watching RuPaul’s Drag Race, cross stitching, or eating the most sugar one human can possibly consume.

Originally a chef she is a seasoned multi-tasker and at Erko Dental you’ll often see her running around the practice helping the support staff and dentists, answering any trickier enquiries on the phone and through our email, and all the other behind the scenes stuff that a practice manager does. Her catch-phrases are “no worries” and “cool beans” and will often have a laugh with our regulars.

Over her many years at Erko Dental she’s learnt a thing or two about the treatments that our dentists perform and she’s the one you’ll get a call from a couple of days after your appointment to check up on you and answer questions about previous or further treatment.

Support Staff

Our amazing dental assistants  Nikita, Carol, Jess, Hannah, Jess, Katie, Charlotte and Renee ensure that every patient is treated with respect and looked after with the utmost care. They assist in the smooth running of the practice and in making each experience at Erko Dental as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

Each assistant is like a snowflake. A base ingredient list for an Erko Dental assistant would comprise of a love of animals, creativity, a bold personality, multi-talented, and a solid sense of humour. Every now and then you may see the gang at the Erko for a cheeky schnitty or the Imperial after work if we’re celebrating.

Dr David Leong

In between caring for teeth, Dave spends what little time he has immersing himself in the Newtown / Erskineville community.

Within the practice, Dave likes to spend time talking through all issues and treatments with his patients. A big emphasis on education and prevention underlies his whole practice ethos. To garner more knowledge he has also undertaken extra educational courses in the areas of implants, orthodontics and invisalign, restorative dentistry and tries to be as conservative as possible with his treatment. He has also previously tutored endodontics (root canal therapy) at the University of Sydney.

If the practice isn’t keeping Dave’s hands full, then Angela and his two kids make up for that. He is usually spending most of his free time around the neighbourhood with kids River and Odette in tow!

Dr Angela McCarthy

Angela enjoys sewing her own clothes, sculpting miniature dioramas, getting kisses from her doggies and killing any plant she buys from Bunnings.

Luckily she’s much more passionate about dental care than plants and is extremely knowledgeable with not only a Dental degree but also a degree in Medical Science, a Masters of Pharmacy, and a post graduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation and Pain Management.

Angela is extremely patient and has a calming demeanour during treatment.

She likes to make sure her patients are informed and is happy to explain what is happening during each procedure.

Angela is fully qualified and registered in IV sedation and is happy to administer twilight sedation to patients assessed as suitable.

Dr Melissa Marinovic

Mel believes a trip to the dentist should be informative and fun!

Her kind gentle nature makes her especially good at treating anxious patients and nervous kiddies.

By keeping up to date with modern techniques and practices Mel makes your visit to her as pleasant and painless as possible.

Outside of the dental practice you might find Mel in the kitchen creating new recipes that her taste buds (and teeth!) approve of. She also loves to watch and play tennis with friends and family!

Dr Mel is currently on maternity leave.

Dr Nika Korduke

Our associate dentist from the other side of the Tasman Sea, Nika enjoys doing fullings (New Zealand for fillings) and is an avid teeth-puller-outerer. After a year at an emergency hospital in New Zealand she is very confident in removing teeth with a particular interest in wisdom tooth extractions.

Nika, like all our dentists, is an advocate for preventative dentistry and believes in the power of good oral hygiene. She loves educating adults and children alike on good oral hygiene and getting them on the right track to happy, healthy teeth.

She is a bright and bubbly member of the Erko Dental family and is great at putting any anxious patients at ease be it by laughing at her accent or by… well… no, that’s it. She talks funny.

As a new Erskineville resident she loves checking out the local hotspots and can’t get enough of all the coffee options available to her. She enjoys sweating it out at the gym, chasing the sun at the myriad of beaches available in Sydney, and collecting bric-a-brac from the weekend markets.

Holly

Practice Manager

When Holly isn’t managing the practice you can find her playing with her dog Chewie, binge watching RuPaul’s Drag Race, cross stitching, or eating the most sugar one human can possibly consume.

Originally a chef she is a seasoned multi-tasker and at Erko Dental you’ll often see her running around the practice helping the support staff and dentists, answering any trickier enquiries on the phone and through our email, and all the other behind the scenes stuff that a practice manager does. Her catch-phrases are “no worries” and “cool beans” and will often have a laugh with our regulars.

Over her many years at Erko Dental she’s learnt a thing or two about the treatments that our dentists perform and she’s the one you’ll get a call from a couple of days after your appointment to check up on you and answer questions about previous or further treatment.

Holly is currently on maternity leave.

Support Staff

Our amazing dental assistants Nanette, Pauline, Kavisha, Jess, Nikita, Carol, Lizzie, and Other Jess ensure that every patient is treated with respect and looked after with the utmost care. They assist in the smooth running of the practice and in making each experience at Erko Dental as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

Each assistant is like a snowflake. A base ingredient list for an Erko Dental assistant would comprise of a love of animals, creativity, good looks, a bold personality, multi-talented, and a solid sense of humour. Every now and then you may see the gang at the Erko for a cheeky schnitty or the Imperial after work if we’re celebrating.

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A SMILE IS THE PRETTIEST THING YOU CAN WEAR. TRY ONE ON TODAY.”

NEW PATIENTS

We love meeting new people and are always accepting new patients. Drop in or give us a call and meet our friendly team!

 As a new patient we like to be very thorough in learning about you and any dental issues that you may have. Our whole objective is to get to know you and your dental needs.This means as a new patient we like to take in as much information as possible. Thus, a comprehensive history and examination is done. This information helps us help you as much as we can. During your first visit with us we not only take this comprehensive history but we also take any records we deem necessary to help us formulate a plan for you. The treatments we may do during this first visit are things like xrays, photographs, dental models and 3D scans of your teeth. Unless you have numerous issues that need to be attended to we will also give you a thorough clean and fluoride. 

All of this is a capped fee of $275. It will never be more than this unless your health fund decides to rebate more.

OUR SERVICES

Erko Dental are a Full-Service dental practice in Erskineville offering a comprehensive range of treatments that will be tailored for you, with a focus on your specific long-term needs.

Fillings

We offer a range of colour-matched fillings that will effectively hide the fact you’ve ever had a procedure.

Crowns, Veneers, Onlays and Bridges

We are fully experienced in all forms of Cosmetic Dentistry, in order to restore and protect teeth and gums for aesthetic and medical reasons. We can perform crowns in-house and on the same day.

Implants

Sometimes people lose a tooth or teeth. It’s a harsh reality. Dental Implants are a great way to replace that gap to not only restore aesthetics but also function. We want you to not only smile but also bite better.

Endodontics

 (Root Canal Therapy) These days Endodontic Treatment, also known as Root Canal Therapy, can be performed virtually pain-free. If identified quickly, we can save the tooth, and repair any damage that may have occurred.

Kids Dentistry

We believe it’s important to educate children as early as possible about good oral hygiene, to set them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth. We ensure children of all ages understand the importance of good dental care, and feel relaxed and comfortable throughout their visit.
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Anxious Patients

We understand that, for a number of reasons, some patients will experience a high level of stress associated with their dental appointment. Don’t worry, we’re extremely familiar with such circumstances and have a range of relief options, including nitrous gas.
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Hygiene and Prevention

Good oral hygiene is at the core of what we do. We’re strong believers in education in order to formulate good daily habits that will maintain excellent dental health for life.
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Wisdom Teeth

Those pesky wisdom teeth are sometimes such a pain they are better out than in. There’s also nothing wise about keeping a tooth that is causing pain, infection or swelling. The smart thing to do is to remove your wisdom teeth if they start to cause issues.
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Orthodontics

Virtually no one, is born with straight teeth. We understand the implications that crooked teeth can have. We offer invisalign as well as traditional braces at Erko Dental.
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SLEEP DENTISTRY

Lets face it, a lot of us are terrified of going to the dentist, and if not, at least anxious, nervous, or just plain wanting to run out the door. If you need or just want to forget about what’s happening we can help
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ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

As a patient-focused dental practice we are committed to investing in the most advanced equipment that utilizes cutting-edge technology. When superior technology combines with clinical expertise our patients can enjoy a treatment that is often pain free, and fast.

Based on sophisticated CAD/CAM three-dimensional scans of teeth, we can make crowns and onlays in-house, with a milling machine, on the same day – a process that usually takes at least a week. It also results in a superior product that better protects the teeth.

Our 3D X-ray machine takes three-dimensional images of the teeth and jaw. It allows us access to invaluable information that aids in the diagnosis and treatment of complex cases.

We use digital x-rays and other machines that emanate an extremely low dose of radiation than other medical grade equipment currently used at dental practices.

ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS

Erko Dental is an eco-friendly practice that is dedicated to taking care of you and your environment.

We try to achieve a paperless office by being a fully computerized, digital practice. We encourage emailing receipts instead of printing them, and all documents are kept in digital format.

We use low-energy LED light bulbs throughout the building, biodegradable products wherever possible and good quality equipment that will last to reduce waste.

Additionally our digital x-rays give off a much lower dosage of radiation than film whilst also avoiding the chemicals.

Find Us

45 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville NSW 2043

Phone (02) 8209 3756 or (02) 9053 6797
Email hello@erkodental.com.au

Opening Hours

MONDAY – FRIDAY 8.00AM – 6.00PM

SATURDAYS 8.00AM - 4.00PM