Dr David Farrington
BMedSci BDent GradDipClinDent(Oral Implants) (Sydney)
About Our Doctor
Dr David Farrington is the principal dentist at Pymble Dental Practice and has worked in the North Shore for over 10 years. David was educated at Sydney Boys High School, then Sydney University where he holds degrees in Medical Science and Dentistry. He was awarded the Martin Halas II University Medal for Professionalism and Competency in Clinical Dentistry in his final year. His passion for surgery led him to complete postgraduate studies in Dental Implant surgery and restoration, now holding a Graduate Diploma of Clinical Dentistry in Oral Implants from the University of Sydney.
David is a relatable and personable dentist. He is a clear communicator and is very knowledgeable about all things dental. David applies an honest and practical approach to his treatment plans and consultations and he prides himself on being thorough; and this is reflected in his well-constructed and easy to follow treatment explanations.
Since graduating from Sydney University, David regularly enrols himself in continuing education. He is a certified Invisalign provider and has completed courses in oral surgery, implant surgery, endodontics, radiography, diagnostics and many more.
David is a member of the Australian Dental Association and the Australasian Osseointegration Society and although he enjoys all aspects of general dentistry he is particularly interested in implant surgery and restorations.
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 at Greenwich hospital, and his son Henry (2), daughter Isabelle (born 2019), and border collie Darla.
He is an avid rugby fan, having played until 2012 when his previous employers urged him to give it up for the sake of his hands. A decision he still finds hard.
In the summer, 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.