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.
“I want to explain what’s happening in a patient’s mouth before we start. This is especially important for children. So I’ll say things like ‘local anaesthetic is sleepy juice for the tooth.’
I tell kids ‘you have sugar germs that have caused a hole in your tooth but it’s OK as we can fill it.'”
After a brief career in physiotherapy, Josh changed tack to study dentistry and graduated from Sydney University in 2011. He instantly found his new career very rewarding. Josh loves the sheer variety of dental work and that he’s in control of the treatment all the way through.
“With dentistry, you can take x-rays, you can diagnose, you can repair teeth and you can make a real difference to people’s lives. And for complex cases we have all the trusted dental specialists we need right here in the Dee Why Dental Hub, so I can keep control of my patients’ health every step of the way.”
Josh really enjoys the family nature of Oaks Avenue Dental Practice, especially working with children. Josh is married, has two young children and enjoys spending time with his family and making the most of the beautiful Northern Beaches.
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.
Great dentist! Have been with Ian since childhood. Would recommend him to everybody. He’s friendly, understanding and always great with advice and knowledge.
Dr Kim continues to provide highly competent and professional manner with an excellent level of treatment.
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.
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.
Dr Pelling and staff provide a warm friendly service, together with expert advice and thorough work. Very happy! Thank you!
Dr Josh is best dentist I’ve ever seen, friendly and professional.
Josh is a professional who always explains treatments perfectly & treats patient comfort in the highest regard. I would highly recommend Josh
Oaks Avenue Dental
Suite 203/2nd Floor
7 Oaks Ave
Dee Why NSW 2099
Dr Ian R Pelling BDS
Dr Joshua Jo BDS
Dr Esther Kim DSC
8:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday 8:30am to 12:30pm