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Dr Sarkis Nalbandian - Registered Specialist, Prosthodontist & Implant Surgeon Sydney

B.D.S. (Hons), Dip. Clin. Dent. (Oral Implants),
Uni. Syd. M. Clin. Dent. (Prosth) King’s College (London),
D. Clin. Dent. (Prosth). Uni. Syd,

Dr Sarkis Nalbandian has extensive experience in dental implant reconstruction and implant technology, with dual training in both implant surgery and implant supported crowns, bridges and dentures, as well as in reconstructive dentistry, comprising all aspects of cosmetic dentistry and complex dental restoration. He is highly experienced in implant surgery, prosthodontics and application of composites and porcelain for treating simple to complex dental functional and aesthetic problems. His patients in Sydney include prominent personalities of the political, diplomatic, business and artistic world. He also presents numerous lectures both locally and internationally on a regular basis.

Dr Sarkis Nalbandian is an experienced clinician in prosthodontics and is known as one of the best dental implant surgeons in Sydney. He has placed and restored over 3000 dental implants. His practice at Designer Smiles in Cremorne on Sydney’s North Shore is a large referral practice for dental colleagues in the field of implant surgery and prosthodontics. He is one of the first dentists in Australia to employ the techniques of microdentistry and piezosurgery in everyday practice. He is known to incorporate safe, simple efficient concepts of every aspect of piezosurgery in his practise especially where difficult implant placement is anticipated.

He is amongst the first dentists to demonstrate the effect of cosmetic dentistry combined with plastic surgery on facial rejuvenation. He appeared on the well-known Australian television program A Current Affair in 2001 and in 2005 evaluating the efficacy of over-the-counter tooth-whitening products compared to professionally delivered systems.

Dr Sarkis Nalbandian has completed his Bachelor of Dental surgery in 1983 and Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants) in 2000 at the University of Sydney. He completed his Masters (Prosthodontics) in 2005 with Distinction at the prestigious King’s College, University of London and Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) at University of Sydney.

He is in a specialist private referral practice, limited to Aesthetics, Prosthodontics & Implant surgery. His special interest is in the application of composites for treating complex functional and aesthetic problems, application of piezosurgery in implantology and bonding to zirconia. He stresses on the importance of tooth conservation for optimal function and smile enhancement: achieved in one visit, at a reduced cost and no patient discomfort. He has researched and published articles on patient’s decision-making process when selecting composite or porcelain veneer systems. He is also a contributor to postgraduate Master’s Degree programs in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics at King’s College, University of London.

  • He is a fellow of Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and Member in specialist stream in prosthodontics
  • He contributes and writes for postgraduate Master’s Degree Lectures, Module programs at King’s College, University of London.
  • He supervises and mentors post-graduate Masters students and their theses in reconstructive and aesthetic dentistry
  • He has published articles on composite technology and researched patient’s decision-making process for selecting composite and porcelain veneer systems

His professional memberships include:

  • Australian Dental Association since 1983
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 1997
  • International College of Prosthodontists
  • Australian Association of Prosthodontic Society
  • Australian Osseointegration Society
  • Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and Member in specialist stream in prosthodontics

Why See A Specialist Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontics is a speciality dealing with reconstructive dentistry. A prosthodontist is a specialist who is skilled in the replacement of missing teeth (and associated tissues) and the restoration of natural teeth.

To become a board-registered specialist prosthodontist in Australia, after graduating as a qualified dentist, Dr Sarkis Nalbandian had to then undertake further full-time training in a University Master’s and Doctorate degree programme. The programme takes a minimum of three years and involves further study in all facets of dentistry. His skills were then tested by reputable universities.

The Australian training programmes provided in-depth training in the areas of:

  • Fixed prosthodontics, both tooth and implant-supported
  • Implant surgery and implant supported reconstructions, fixed implant teeth, overdentures
  • Aesthetic procedures
  • Complete and partial removable prosthodontics
  • Temporomandibular joint and masticatory muscle disorders
  • Dental materials and hypersensitivities
  • Dento-facial trauma and rehabilitation following corrective jaw surgery
  • Congenital and developmental defects of the teeth and jaws
  • Maxillofacial prosthodontics

The chances are that if you are a patient aged 50 years and over with past dental treatments and complexity of care, you would need services of a specialist prosthodontist.

As a specialist Prosthodontist and oral surgeon, Dr Sarkis Nalbandian has been involved in the level of training which gives him a unique ability to liaise closely with a ceramic technician resulting in the production of biologically compatible dental restorations, which remain serviceable in the long term. The training also includes liaison with the other specialist disciplines of dentistry for the purposes of delivering complex multi-disciplinary treatment. As the specialist delivering the final restoration, Dr Sarkis Nalbandian is the co-ordinator of such treatment plans. As a result, as a specialist Prosthodontist he is a dental expert trained to take a comprehensive approach and capable of co-ordinating and delivering complex treatment plans aimed at rehabilitating your dentition to a state of maintainable health.

He has dual qualification both in prosthodontics and implant surgery. As a patient you will benefit and save time in one-visit assessment and treatment by one clinician when required, saving considerable time and finances.

Our state-of-the-art facilities include in-house laboratory CT scan dental offices and other diagnostic services combined with our expertise allows effective and efficient delivery of specialist dental services in a caring environment.