Piazza Dental is Hornsby’s premiere dental practice, providing comprehensive, optimum care and service to the local community and beyond.
Our philosophy is simple. To ensure you and your family receive the highest quality care possible at an affordable price – without exception.
Our founding principle is one of trust, care and respect. And you will find these core values permeate through everything we do. We will always place your needs first and foremost, and you can be assured that you will receive the same care and concern as if you were family – because you are family. This is just who we are. We know that our caring approach and the trust we develop with our patients is what sets us apart.
We will always guide you towards treatment that is best for you long term, but also understand and respect your wishes for less complicated procedure.
If you wish to improve your smile, and develop and maintain optimal oral health, I would urge you to contact us and experience the difference at Piazza Dental.
Who We Are
Dr Steven Doan
I graduated from the University of Sydney in 1993, and after spending a year at a teaching hospital at Westmead, I was given the opportunity to set up and manage the public dental service in Camden Wollondilly.
After four years in the public sector, I joined a large, long established private general practice. This is where I further developed my already proficient surgical skills under the mentorship of one of Sydney’s leading Oral Maxillofacial surgeon at the time. He saw that I had a great deal of potential to become a specialist surgeon and encouraged me to further specialise in this particular field of dentistry.
Two years later, I was offered and accepted a position as Visiting Clinical Fellow at the prestigious Tokyo Dental College. I spent two years here studying advanced surgery and implant dentistry in the Oral Maxillofacial surgery department.
I enjoy all aspect of general dentistry as it gives me variety in my daily practice but my passion lies in the area of restoring complex clinical cases in full mouth reconstruction with dental implants, crowns and bridges. Helping those in needs gives me immense pleasure and pride in the knowledge that my skills have served a special purpose and helped made a difference to someone’s life. Whether it be helping someone overcome their dental phobia, or restoring them to full function I am deeply touched and grateful for the opportunity to live my purpose by putting a smile on my patients’ face.
I am married to my beautiful wife Barbara and we have two gorgeous children in Lauren, soon to be eleven, and Aidan who just turned seven. They are the inspiration in my life, as they remind me of what is most important each and every single day. Outside of my busy professional life and family responsibilities, I like yoga and meditation, enjoys reading, run, surf and ski to keep fit.
Dr Michael Wai-Shing DMD, B Pharm (Hons)
Michael is committed to providing the best dental treatment to patients. He regularly attends conferences to maintain high quality services to his patients. He is also a member of the Australian Dental Association and Dental Protection Limited. Michael also has a keen interest in dental mission projects. He has travelled internationally to disadvantaged remote villages in Vanuatu, as well as the local indigenous population of Central NSW.
Michael has a friendly and gentle approach that makes his patients feel at ease. He is also a hit with kids making their first visit to the dentist enjoyable and dare I say fun.
Michael is a self-confessed chocoholic whose favourite foods and drinks include a chocolate molten lava cake and iced coffee. Outside of dentistry he likes to play tennis, listen to house and pop music and watch The Walking Dead.
Michael is also a local having grown up on the North Shore and previously went to Barker College. He takes an active role in the community attending local networking functions and joining Turramurra Rotary as one of their youngest members.
3 words to describe himself: Pisces, Ravenclaw, Chocoholic.
Dream: To visit Norway or Finland to see the Northern Lights, and to start a blog.
Janice joined us in 2006 and is our longest serving staff member. She is well known and liked by all patients of our practice. Janice has studied hard over the years and obtained her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2009, then went on to further her studies to obtain her Certificate IV in Dental Assisting in 2010. Her kind, empathetic and sincere approach is very endearing and loved by our patients. Outside of work, Janice enjoys playing golf and has been a member of the Asquith Rugby League Ladies Social Golf Club for over ten years. She also enjoys yoga and a game of tennis.