Get in touch with us today (02) 9580 3047

img

Why is this place called Leading Edge Dental?

Begin and end your day with a smile!

It’s mostly my obsessive desire to be the best I can possible be. Yeah I know that sounds like new age BS, but I’m too old to stop being me. I  love learning new things,  and I particularly  love being on the cutting edge of technology. If there’s a snippet of knowledge or a piece of equipment, that will make your time in my chair shorter, more effective, or more pleasant, then I have it.

Below are just some of the Leading Edge techniques and equipment we have to make your dental experience  better.

This is going to be the hottest thing in dentistry when more people find out about it. Are your gums receding? If not find something else to read. If they are, you need to know about this procedure.

Read More

I had the second one of these in Australia (some bastard in Melbourne got the first one delivered the day before). It’s a fancy pants high speed scanner that allows me to make you a crown on the spot. No goop in your mouth, no temporary crowns, no getting numb twice. All over in one pain free visit.

Read More

Once you’ve had your teeth cleaned this way you’ll never want your teeth cleaned any other way (yes it’s that good).

Read More
img

Why Choose Us?

We can give you many reasons, but here are a few

We Won't Judge You

Life can be hard. Sometimes looking after yourself takes a back seat. We get that. Too often, people tell me they delayed making an appointment because they were embarrassed by the state of their teeth. Rest assured, we won’t rouse on you, or make you feel guilty, or in any way make you feel bad for not coming in sooner. The truth is the bigger the challenge, the more fun it is to treat. So please don’t feel ashamed about your mouth; you might actually be making my day.

We’ll Help You Live Longer (and healthier)

Your oral health can affect your general health AND your life expectancy. Gum disease increases your risk of stroke, heart attack and dementia. The shape of your tongue and jaws can increase your risk of sleep apnoea, which will decrease your life expectancy if you’re an adult or reduce your IQ if you’re a child. This stuff gets missed too often, but not by me. Read a few of the Google reviews below. I’m not just looking at your teeth. I’m looking at everything.

We’re Not Trying to Sell You Anything

My job is to figure out what’s going on in your mouth and then let you know your options. I strongly believe people are entitled to make their own health decisions. Yes, I’ll make a case for getting healthier and preventing future problems, but it’s your body, not mine. I’d rather lose a toe than a tooth, but that’s me. Provided I’ve done my job properly and explained everything clearly, I’ll respect whatever you decide to do. It’s your body, not mine (I’ve said that already, but it’s worth repeating).

img

Our Team

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight!

Dr Brett Taylor

Commander in Teeth

Athletic, good looking, hirsute, humble, quietly spoken, impeccable dress sense. These are just a few of the attributes I’ve never been accused of possessing. I’m a half decent dentist however, which is more important than hair right?

Susan Marin

Jack of all trades (does everything)

This is Susan (aka Sue, Susana, Susy). See that smile? That’s not her acting happy, that’s the smile of a crazy woman. 10 hours a day, 4 days a week, 48 weeks a year for over 25 years, Susan sat by my side; listening to the same lame jokes day after day after day.

Margot Heather

(Oh so very) Senior Dental Assistant

Margot is the “new” Sue. When I advertised her position I wrote: “Wanted, dental assistant, preferably old and cranky to join my old and cranky team”. Margot was so perfectly qualified I hired her on the spot.

Amanda-Team

Amanda Bortz

Dental Hygienist

Amanda has “only” been with us 10 years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Newcastle in 2012. Prior to that she was a dental assistant for 10+ years. Amanda  is great with kids and old people (and most ages in between) and has become a much liked and valuable member of our team.

Mursal Ayub

Oral Health Therapist

Mursal is the odd one out around here because she is soooooooo young. God she’s young. I have a pair of shoes 25 years older than her. I’ll regularly say something like “ can you check the chart, when did I do the crown on the second molar”. And she’ll say “five years before I was born”.

Denise Maxwell

Practice Manager Emeritus, Bookkeeper

Denise started work here as a 16 year old in the late 60s (mini-skirt and all). Then, suddenly,  after working here for only 53 years, she decided to retire? How disloyal and self-centred is that? Anyway the shrink said I had to move on so move on I will.

img

The thoughts of others

les urquhart
les urquhart
07/02/2024
Dr Bret Taylor is the brains behind the very professional Team at Leading Edge Dental. His skill knowledge and attention to detail is impeccable! Over the years I have required extensive dental work. One of the things that truly astounds me is I never feel the needle (anaesthetic). My new look "Smile" has given me the confidence to live life to the absolute fullest. I can't thank the Team enough for making the trip to the Dentist an absolute pleasure. Kind Regards Lesley Urquhart (Como N.S.W)
Bill Brown
Bill Brown
07/02/2024
My wife and I transferred from our previous dentist to Brett recently and having just completed a difficult route canal procedure, I can only praise Brett for his skill, and for the first time in at least 4 years, am confident , that the problem tooth is now fixed, which is quite a relief. I was impressed by the thoroughness of Brett's approach from the start and the whole process was painless throughout. The whole team are very experienced and friendly and made us feel comfortable immediately. We have no hesitation in recommending Brett and his team. I am updating my comments at 7th February 2024, to reaffirm my complete satisfaction with Brett and his team. Since my first contact , roughly 3 years ago, the health of my teeth generally, has improved significantly, and most importantly, the health of my gums is excellent. This has meant that I haven’t needed fillings or any other repair work since Brett carried out root canal work a few years ago. I have followed the advice to floss, use Piksters and brush my teeth twice every day as recommended by Brett and his team and the results speak for themselves. Thanks again to you and your team Brett for showing me the way!! Cheers Bill.
Maria Gissing
Maria Gissing
02/02/2024
Very Professional team. Friendly, on-time service. No nonsense.
Sandra Russell
Sandra Russell
02/02/2024
Have been looked after by Leading Edge Dental for decades and have brought all of my family to them. No hesitation in recommending them.
Maria Quigley
Maria Quigley
01/02/2024
Emma Winterbourne
Emma Winterbourne
01/02/2024
Wonderful, caring and attentive dentist (he’d hate me saying that). Dr Brett had clear and honest communication with my daughter, and she had a great experience- giggling through her treatment. Thank you!
Dean Bastian
Dean Bastian
22/01/2024
Top notch. As always. Every visit is thorough, professional, friendly and entertaining! This is a team that really knows their stuff.
olivia curtis
olivia curtis
17/01/2024
Very thorough examination, very happy that I can choose what I want done to my teeth. Very friendly staff, they made me feel comfortable.
John Xuereb
John Xuereb
29/11/2023
I live overseas and was home visiting family and friends. I had an emergency root canal problem and Brett was able to fit me in to start the process. The work was complicated through an already existing crown. (I had never used this Dentist practice before). Brett followed up by sending my UK dentist a detailed report and copies of the X-Rays for them to complete the work. I also asked my UK Dentist about the quality of Brett's work and they were impressed by his work and communication. I found the whole experience of seeing Brett and his excellent staff Margot and Susan to be great. I'd recommend using them if looking for a new dentist.
Catherine Francis
Catherine Francis
29/11/2023
Top drawer professional service with a smile.
img

Feel like sharing your own story of Leading Edge Dental awesomeness?

Click here to pat us on (or stab us in) the back

Working Hours

  • Monday :08:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday :08:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday :08:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • Thursday :08:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • Friday :Sort of closed. Brett hides upstairs doing paperwork.
  • Saturday :If the lights are on, ring intercom and tell Brett to go home.

What are you After?

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
img

Teeth (and Health) Tips with Dr T

You are never fully dressed without a smile!

Did you know that eating Brazil nuts can lower your cholesterol MORE than prescription medication? No? That’s probably because the drug companies have a bigger marketing budget than the nut people. Curious what other simple things can improve your health. Come on my health journey and see where it leads you.

Find Out More