David has gained a reputation for being very gentle and calming which is particularly useful in treating anxious or nervous patients as well as children. David’s aim is to create a soothing environment without urgency, so that he can explain or narrate each procedure to eliminate the surprise that certain sounds or sensations in the dental surgery can create. He understands that for many people, going to the dentist is daunting, and hopes that his friendly, fun and gentle attitude can contribute to a positive experience and alleviate any anxiety. With his experience in treating children, he hopes that his younger patients will feel excited about their regular check-ups.
David lives with his wife Annabelle, who is an Occupational Therapist in Palliative care, and his kids Henry (5), Isabelle (3), Thomas(0) and Border-Collie Darla. He is an avid rugby fan as well as surfsports. He will try and get on the water in his ocean ski as much as possible. David has completed 10 consecutive years of surfboat competition, most of these competing for North Bondi. He has achieved his long serviceman status for Surf Life Saving and can’t wait to get his own kids into nippers. He and Annabelle are both current volunteer lifesavers at Palm Beach Surf Lifesaving Club.