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Meet Our Experienced Next Smile Australia Team

Our clinics in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia are purposely-built to provide a safe, clean and comfortable environment for those undergoing the All-on-4® treatment.

Learn more about our clinics and our team below.

Next Smile Australia All-on-4® Super Clinic Adelaide

Dr Nicholas Wood
All–on–4® Dental Surgeon and owner of Next Smile Australia Adelaide

Dr Nicholas Wood is renowned as one of Adelaide’s youngest and most successful practice owners, being a key stakeholder in six clinics across South Australia. This unique position has allowed Dr Nicholas Wood to engage with a broad range of patients and develop a wealth of experience over the last decade.

Dr Nicholas Wood holds a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Adelaide, with his dedication to excellence leading him to pursue a Masters of Clinical Dentistry in fixed and removable prosthodontics at the prestigious King's College London. His research focuses on All-on-4® implant rehabilitation, meaning Dr Nicholas Wood is able to apply a gold standard of knowledge to his approach as one of Adelaide’s leading All-on-4® surgeons.

Throughout his career, Dr Nicholas Wood has undertaken additional training both in Australia and overseas, including mentorship in the Malo approach by Dr Larry Benge, Dr Tony Rotondo and Dr Paulo Malo. Having placed hundreds of implants and allowing numerous patients to smile with confidence, Dr Nicholas Woods’ primary focus lies in implant dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.

In his free time, Dr Nicholas Wood enjoys cycling, skiing, playing guitar, and horse riding with his partner Prue and daughter Phoebe.

Dr Evan Jones
All–on–4® Dental Surgeon and owner of Next Smile Australia Adelaide

Dr Evan Jones' passion for helping rebuild his patient's smiles with dental implants fuelled his excitement for utilising the revolutionary All-on-4® procedure.

Following graduation with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide, he began a career in both metropolitan and rural clinics - quickly developing his oral surgery skills. Dr Evan Jones routinely undertakes implant placement, wisdom tooth removal and difficult dental extractions.

Having then received training and mentoring from Next Smile Australia partners Drs Larry Benge and Tony Rotondo as well as Dr Paulo Malo, Dr Evan Jones has fast become one of Adelaide's leading All-on-4® surgeons and he loves how immense an improvement he has brought to many patients lives.

He is a member and South Australian president of the Australia Endodontic Society, a member of the ADA as well as the Australian Osseointegration Society.

Dr Ian Bills
All–on–4® Dental Surgeon and owner of Next Smile Australia Adelaide.

Dr Ian Bills graduated from the University of Adelaide with a BDS and began practising general dentistry in 1977. He was motivated to seek more knowledge and was awarded Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 1980.

Dr Ian Bills became interested in dental implants after attending a lecture by Dr Patrick Henry in 1985 and underwent training in the prosthetic and surgical aspects of the Branemark system, Professor Branemark being the inventor of traditional dental implants. Dr Ian Bills was involved in research and education as a Visiting Staff Member at the Branemark Centre in Perth until Dr Henry's retirement.

Dr Ian Bills has lectured and presented live dental implant procedures at Nobel Biocare events globally and here at home.

2003 saw several milestones as Ian became involved in the introduction of Guided Surgery to Australia, the same year he performed his first All-on-4® procedure. He underwent further training in the All-on-4® technique at the Malo Clinic in Portugal and continues to work on the technique to achieve exceptional success rates.

Over 46 years of dentistry, Ian has seen the benefits of All-on-4® in transforming patients' lives and is proud to offer the service at Next Smile Australia Adelaide, with a commitment to ongoing care through a meticulous maintenance and hygiene program.

Dr Edward Pitts
All–on–4® Dental Surgeon and owner of Next Smile Australia Adelaide

Coming from a family of successful and highly regarded dentists, Dr Edward Pitts had been warmly encouraged to pave a passionate and academic future of his own in the dental industry from a young age. After graduating from the University of Adelaide in 2012, Dr Edward Pitts spent 10 years at a Hyde Park clinic, where he developed further interest in implant dentistry.

He has attended implant courses both internationally and here in Australia and has been trained in the Malo protocol by Next Smile partners Dr Larry Benge, Dr Tony Rotondo and Dr Paulo Malo himself. Dr Edward Pitts has placed over 400 implants to date.

Dr Edward Pitts prides himself in listening to, and understanding the core frustrations and goals of his patients. Every treatment plan is meticulously devised and Dr Edward Pitts is thrilled to recommend All-on-4® treatments as a potential stepping stone in transforming people’s lives, self-esteem and smiles.

Steffany Kwok
Steffany Kwok
Oral Health Therapist
Honor Connell
Honor Connell
Dental Technician
Georgie Treloar
Georgie Treloar
Treatment Coordinator
To learn more about Next Smile Adelaide, click here.

Next Smile Australia All-on-4® Super Clinic Brisbane

Dr Tony Rotondo
Lead All–on–4® Dental Surgeon and owner of Next Smile Australia Brisbane

Dr Tony Rotondo is a registered specialist in Prosthodontics with over 30 years of expertise. He is a fellow of the International College of Dentists and a founding member and chairman of the Australasian Osseointegration Society. Dr Tony Rotondo was president of the Australian Society of Aesthetic Dentistry and secretary of the Australian Academy of Prosthodontists.

He was the first dental surgeon to bring the All-on-4® treatment concept to Queensland and has been placing implants since the early 2000s. He has completed more than 500 All-on-4® cases since becoming a certified All-on-4® dental implant surgeon.

Dr David Sandelli
Dr. David Sandelli
Dentist
casey Wickerson
Casey Wickerson
Treatment Co-ordinator
To learn more about Next Smile Brisbane, click here.

Next Smile Australia All-on-4® Super Clinic Melbourne

Dr Larry Benge
Lead All–on–4® Dental Surgeon and Owner Next Smile Australia Melbourne

Forever passionate about the art and business of dentistry, Dr Larry Benge has become one of the nation’s most respected dental surgeons in the proven Gold Standard All–on–4® treatment concept. Dr Larry Benge has over 40 years of experience in dentistry, and his practice has an emphasis on reconstructive, aesthetic and implant dentistry, specifically the All-on-4® treatment concept of full-arch restoration.

He graduated from The University of Melbourne in 1980 with first-class honours in Dental Science, having first completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours at Monash University.

Before partnering with Dr Paulo Malo in bringing the All-on-4® treatment philosophy to Australia and founding Next Smile Sydney, Dr Larry Benge was the Principal at Bond Street Dental in Melbourne.

With over 40 years in dentistry, Dr Larry Benge has lectured, published and studied locally and internationally and is well-regarded and respected by his peers. Dr Larry Benge is based in Melbourne and is also the lead surgeon for Next Smile Sydney performing surgeries that may transform patients’ lives.

Dr Larry Benge

Dr Lauren Fowler
Lead All–on–4® Dental Surgeon and Owner Next Smile Australia Melbourne

Dr Lauren Fowler has worked alongside Dr Larry Benge since 2016, with a focus on All-on-4® implant rehabilitation. Dr Fowler graduated from Adelaide University in 2013 and brings her skill and passion for dentistry into every aspect of her work.

She has undertaken training in the All-on-4® treatment concept and studied prosthodontics at UCLA and the Melbourne Royal Children's Hospital. She has trained extensively both domestically and internationally in the All-on-4® procedure, including with Professor Paulo Malo, the inventor of All-on-4®, and has restored hundreds of All-on-4® full mouth rehabilitations at Next Smile Melbourne. In 2018 she was awarded the youngest Digital Smile Design Master worldwide at New York University. In 2019, Lauren was accepted into the ITI and University of Melbourne Surgical and Restorative Implant Dentistry Master Class program.

She is a Key Opinion Leader and speaker for Nobel Biocare and Philips Sonicare and lectures regularly around Australia.

Outside dentistry, Lauren's main passion is travelling to new destinations and trying the local cuisine.

Dr Lauren Fowler
Maggie
Maggie Topic
Treatment Co-ordinator
Courtney Murray
Courtney Murray
Treatment Co-ordinator
Dr Fabian Obregon
Dentist and All-on-4® Surgeon
Dr Andres Aguirre
Dentist and Head of Prosthodontics
Dr Cormac Keating
Dentist
Dr Jack Wang
Dentist
To learn more about Next Smile Melbourne, click here.

Next Smile Australia All-on-4® Super Clinic Perth

Dr Daniel Abbondanza
Lead All-on-4® Dental Surgeon and owner of Next Smile Australia Perth.

Dr Daniel Abbondanza graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Western Australia. Since then, he has continued his education by completing the primary examinations for the fellow of the Royal Academy of Australian Dental Surgeons.

He maintains an active interest in the dental society being a Federal committee member representing Western Australia for the Australian Prosthodontic Society 2009-2014.

Dr Daniel Abbondanza has been utilising advanced surgical techniques, including the All-on-4® technique, since 2007.

In 2009 he completed a master's program through UCLA in implant dentistry, finishing top of the class.

In addition to leading mentor programs for Nobel Biocare on the advanced use of computer-guide surgery, Dr Daniel Abbondanza has lectured internationally in Europe and Asia on topics related to cosmetic and implant dentistry.

Dr Daniel Abbondanza enjoys the results of implant rehabilitation and seeks to provide the best possible solution for each patient he sees.

Dr Caroline Kowalski
Lead All-on-4® Dental Surgeon and owner of Next Smile Australia Perth.

Dr Caroline Kowalski is known for treating her patients with gentleness and genuine care for their well-being, ensuring that they understand what their options are and how she will achieve their desired outcomes.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Dentistry with Honours in 2011 from King’s College University in London, after completing a Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery in 2003 from The University of Birmingham.

She has worked in hospitals throughout the UK, having spent six years in head and neck, ENT, plastic and maxillofacial surgery, before going into private dental practice. She is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Member of the Faculty of Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.

Dr Caroline Kowalski moved to Australia in 2015 with her young family, and since then, she has worked in private general practice, where she gets to use her broad experience and skills to provide expert diagnostic and treatment help to her patients. Her special interests include full mouth rehabilitations using the latest technologies in planning and combining orthodontics (particularly Invisalign®), prosthodontics and implant therapy to produce ideal outcomes.

Dr Caroline Kowalski always takes the time to explain procedures and treatment options to her patients. In addition to English, she speaks Polish, Spanish and Swedish.

Bex Freeman
Treatment Co-ordinator
To learn more about Next Smile Perth, click here.

Next Smile Australia All-on-4® Super Clinic Sydney

Dr Larry Benge
Lead All–on–4® Dental Surgeon and Owner Next Smile Australia Melbourne

Forever passionate about the art and business of dentistry, Dr Larry Benge has become one of the nation’s most respected dental surgeons in the proven Gold Standard All–on–4® treatment concept. Dr Larry Benge has over 40 years of experience in dentistry, and his practice has an emphasis on reconstructive, aesthetic and implant dentistry, specifically the All-on-4® treatment concept of full-arch restoration.

He graduated from The University of Melbourne in 1980 with first-class honours in Dental Science, having first completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours at Monash University.

Before partnering with Dr Paulo Malo in bringing the All-on-4® treatment philosophy to Australia and founding Next Smile Sydney, Dr Larry Benge was the Principal at Bond Street Dental in Melbourne.

With over 40 years in dentistry, Dr Larry Benge has lectured, published and studied locally and internationally and is well-regarded and respected by his peers. Dr Larry Benge is based in Melbourne and is also the lead surgeon for Next Smile Sydney performing surgeries that may transform patients’ lives.

Dr Larry Benge
Mr Robert Dulieu
Mr Robert Dulieu
Dental Prosthetist, Ceramist, Dental Technician and owner Next Smile Australia Sydney
DR MELISSA ANDERSON
Dr Melissa Anderson
Dentist
Judi Hegarty
Judi Hegarty
Treatment Co-ordinator
Samantha Williams
Treatment Co-ordinator
To learn more about Next Smile Sydney, click here.

Next Smile Australia All-on-4® Super Clinic Wollongong

Dr Barry Phelan
Lead All-on-4® Dental Implants Surgeon and owner Next Smile Australia Wollongong

Dr Barry Phelan
Lead Dentist And Owner of Next Smile Australia Wollongong

Dr Barry Phelan graduated with honours from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, in 2004 and worked in a private dental practice in London for a couple of years before seeking sunnier shores in Australia in 2006. He has a strong interest in restorative and implant dentistry and has pursued extensive further education and expertise in these fields. He is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, the Misch International Implant Institute, and a member of the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry. Dr Barry Phelan has placed close to 1000 implants since 2013 and is thrilled by the way All-on-4® treatments help transform people’s lives, self-esteem and smiles.

Gabbi Grogan
Treatment Co-ordinator
Britney Espada
Treatment Co-ordinator
To learn more about Next Smile Wollongong, click here.
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