phone 02 9971 9304

LocationSuite 204/2nd Floor 7 Oaks Ave Dee Why NSW 2099

Oaks Avenue Dental Team

Dr Ian Pelling

Dr Ian Pelling

Dental Surgeon BDS USyd

“Making sure that every patient is happy and has a successful health outcome is what drives me and keeps me smiling all these years later.”

Ian graduated from Sydney University in 1978 and started his Dee Why dental practice in 1980, determined to deliver professional, modern and affordable dental care to local families.

Now, almost forty years later, the practice enjoys a reputation as Dee Why’s leading family dentist and Ian has looked after literally thousands of local families. He even has cases where four generations of the same family are all patients of the practice.

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Dr Joshua Jo

Dr Joshua Jo

Dental Surgeon BDS USyd (Hons)

“I enjoy helping people and I love that being a dentist allows me to make a real difference to the health of my patients.”

A big focus for Joshua is explaining procedures in language patients understand, and for children especially, making trips to the dentist as much fun as possible. He earned his Bachelor of Dentistry (with honours!) from the University of Sydney before building a variety of experience in general dentistry.

Joshua is passionate about helping people with a broad spectrum of dental needs, his special interest in dental implants and root canal treatment. He emphasises preventive measures and believes that patient education is an important part of improving oral health.

Away from the clinic, Joshua enjoys spending time with his young family, as well as swimming and golfing.

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Dr Esther Kim

Dental Surgeon BOral (DSC) GU

Dr. Esther Kim grew up in Sydney’s Northern Beaches and moved to the Gold Coast where she completed her Dentistry Degree with an academic Distinction at Griffith University. She comes to our team with valuable experiences with fillings, crowns, extractions and root canal treatments.

Esther’s friendly and approachable nature makes her a favourite with her patients, their children and families. She practices conservative and preventative dentistry ultimately aiming to provide a comfortable dental experience for all her patients. She prides herself on her thoroughness and ensures that every job is done at the highest quality.

Esther enjoys all aspects of Dentistry and has a particular interest in crown, bridge and braces. She regularly attends continuing professional development courses to provide her patients best possible dental care.

Outside of work, you will find Esther at the beach with her friends and family holding a coffee or at the gym keeping her body and mind fit.

Rachel Richards

Rachel Richards

Practice Manager

“The people here are really lovely; the patients are really friendly and we’re a very strong team. It’s a very enjoyable place to work.”

Rachel juggles a lot of different jobs at Oaks Avenue Dental. She’s the practice manager; she runs the front desk with a friendly smile and also acts as a dental assistant.

A typical day might see her assisting one of the dentists with a patient; ordering more stock; doing lab work or greeting patients.

She’s been working in the dental industry for over 15 years and loves it.

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Abbey Neria

Abbey Neria

Practice Manager

“Being a dental assistant is incredibly interesting work. I learn something new every day.”

Abbey’s always loved being around people. Growing up in Ethiopia, she enjoyed a culture of strong community where family and friendship are pivotal.

She moved to Australia when she was 17 and instantly loved the beautiful Northern Beaches. She was delighted to start work with Ian, Josh and the team.

Abbey is currently studying a Dental Cert III in dental assisting and hopes one day to be a dental hygienist.

Sam Gaudry

Sam Gaudry

Dental Assistant

“I notice people’s teeth and a nice smile a lot more now!”

Sam has been a valued member of Oaks Avenue Dental since 2016. Her background is in community nursing and now she’s in the process of completing her Cert III in Dental Assisting and enjoying learning the many different types of procedures and treatments.

Sam grew up on the Northern Beaches and has returned to live here, as she thinks the lifestyle is unbeatable.

Recently wed, Sam enjoys going for walks around her vibrant and beautiful hometown of Manly with her husband and their little dog Charlie.

Client Testimonials


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A very well run practice to attend where all staff are welcoming and take the time to listen to your needs. I am one of many family members who have been attending for decades.

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Great dentist! Have been with Ian since childhood. Would recommend him to everybody. He’s friendly, understanding and always great with advice and knowledge.

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Dr Kim continues to provide highly competent and professional manner with an excellent level of treatment.

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Oaks Avenue Dental went out of their way to squeeze me in at the last minute. Friendly front desk staff and the dentists are great. I would definitely recommend this dental surgery to anyone.

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Josh is friendly, explains everything, is happy to answer questions and is reasonably priced. He has helped me and my family with our complex dental needs for many years.

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Dr Pelling and staff provide a warm friendly service, together with expert advice and thorough work. Very happy! Thank you!

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Dr Josh is best dentist I’ve ever seen, friendly and professional.

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Josh is a professional who always explains treatments perfectly & treats patient comfort in the highest regard. I would highly recommend Josh

Get in touch with Oaks Avenue Dentist Dee Why


    How to find us

    02 9971 9304

    Oaks Avenue Dental
    Suite 204/2nd Floor
    7 Oaks Ave
    Dee Why NSW 2099

    Dr Ian R Pelling BDS
    Dr Joshua Jo BDS
    Dr Esther Kim DSC

    Open Monday-Friday
    8:30am to 5:30pm
    Saturday 8:30am to 12:30pm