phone 02 9971 9304

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

Dr Ian Pelling – Dental Surgeon

Dr Ian Pelling

Dr Ian Pelling

Dental Surgeon BDS

“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.

When Ian bought the dental clinic, it was very run down and needed a lot of work, but he had a vision of high quality care and this required the latest in medical equipment.

Slowly the practice grew as Ian built up a profile and invested in the equipment to make the surgery hi-tech and modern.

Now, almost forty years later, the practice is thriving and it enjoys a reputation as one of the highest quality dentists in the Northern Beaches. Because Ian has built up such a longstanding relationship with his clients, it means he knows their medical history and is able to diagnose things other dentists may not. For instance, genetic health.

“The risk of losing teeth from periodontal disease is often genetic and so if you know the family history you can look for it.”

Ian is very meticulous in his work, believing in giving each patient their own comprehensive health plan and making sure they’re happy every step of the way.

“I will never push any dental work on a client. I’ll always work with their financial and emotional needs as well as their dental needs.”

Ian still loves the Northern Beaches as much as when he first moved here. When he’s not helping his patients, he still has a very active lifestyle: playing golf, going to the beach, working out at the gym or spending time with his four grandkids.

Client Testimonials


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

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
    Dr Nada Jo DDS

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