Dr Ross Mackay

Ross graduated from Sydney University in 1979. He practised for a short time in Sydney then moved to London for 8 years. Having returned from London in 1987 he continued in private practice and set up Natural Dentistry in Gordon 7 years ago.

Over the last ten years Ross has written articles for medical journals and health magazines on the mercury issue in dentistry and on complementary approaches to dental treatment. Even on occasion has been a spokesman for complementary dentistry on the radio and in newspapers.

My long term interest in Eastern philosophy and medicine has shaped the way I now practise dentistry. From consideration and compassion for patients in the dental surgery to realising that our body’s function, wellness and disease is all interrelated. I have spent years developing ways to integrate these Eastern concepts and experience with the best modern dental practice.

The turning point for me was in 1988 when a patient asked me to remove her amalgam fillings because she thought they were effecting her health. I was sceptical but did replace her mercury fillings with composite resin. A couple of months after completing the treatment she wrote describing how much her health had improved and how thankful she was for the treatment. Since then I have continued to study areas such as herbal medicine, vitamin and mineral therapies and acupuncture along with keeping up to date with the advances in dental technologies and treatments. For me there is an excitement and joy in learning and bringing these different areas into my daily practice.

Christine Zhang

Christine Zhang is our Dental Hygienist at Natural Dentistry! She acquired her Bachelor of Oral Health in 2010 with a Dean’s Merit Award from the University of Newcastle. Her job as a Dental Hygienist is in essence to keep your teeth and gums healthy by means of individualized preventive clinical procedures and use of educational and therapeutic methods to teach patients about correct home care, which aim to prevent oral disease and aid patients to achieve and maintain oral health. Christine is a registered dental care provider, oral health educator and clinical operator working under the supervision and prescription of the dentist.

Reception

Brita is our practice manager and both Brita and Katie manage the reception, answer your calls, make your appointments and are available to discuss your treatment and particular needs when you come to our practice.

In The Surgery

Christine and Katie are the dental nurses who work chairside assisting the dentist and their aim is to make your visit as comfortable as possible.