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 son Henry (3), daughter Isabelle (1), 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. He and Annabelle are both current volunteer lifesavers.