Oral Health Assistants

Westmead Centre for Oral Health

Special Care Dentistry



 
Contact Information 
Telephone: (02) 8890 7424 or (02) 8890 7423 
Facsimile: (02) 8890 6316
Location: Level 3, Westmead Centre for Oral Health,
Westmead Hospital,
Postal Address: PO Box 533, Wentworthville NSW 2145 
Email: sheila.oneill@health.nsw.gov.au 
Service Hours: 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Service Outline

The Department of Special Needs Dentistry is a tertiary referral centre for management of patients with special needs.  This includes but is not restricted to patients with:

  • Intellectual Disability
  • Physical Disability
  • Neurodegenerative disease
  • Complex medical condition
  • Mental Illness 
  • Dental anxiety and dental phobia

There is a large range of specialist and multi-disciplinary clinics available on-site as well as outreach clinics.  Treatment under local anaesthesia, relative analgesia (nitrous oxide sedation), intra-venous sedation and general anaesthesia is available. The department also provides external assessment at residential aged care facilities in the Western Sydney Local Health District and an oral health education program for carers and allied health personnel. 

Who this service is provided to

All NSW residents who meet one or more of the following criteria are eligible for treatment:

  • Intellectual Disability
  • Physical Disability
  • Neurodegenerative disease
  • Complex medical condition
  • Mental Illness
  • Dental anxiety and dental phobia

Please contact the department to organise an appropriate referral

Transport, parking, access

  • Public Transport services 
  • Parking facilities available
  • Wheelchair access

 

 Staffing 

A/Prof Mark Schifter Head of Department (Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Special Care Dentistry)
Dr Anastasia Georgiou Staff Specialist– Oral Medicine (Special Care Medically Complex Clinic)
Dr Avanti Karve Staff Specialist – Special Care Dentistry
A/Prof Peter Dennison Visiting Dental Officer
Dr Suma Sukumar Clinical Fellow- Oral Medicine (Special Care Medically Complex Clinic)
Dr Cecilia So Senior Dental Officer
Dr Tina Nguyen Senior Dental Officer
Ms Sheila O’Neill Administrative Assistant
Ms Myrna Barcelon Assistant Clinic Coordinator