Dr Jason Michael
specialist paediatric dentist
BDS BScDent(Hons) DClinDent MRACDS (Paed)
Jason graduated from the University of Adelaide with Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Science in Dentistry (Honours) degrees. He was awarded the University Medal for his academic achievements.
As a new graduate, Jason worked in a number of regional and rural clinics in Central Queensland. During this time it was his experiences in the School Dental Clinics that sparked his interest in Paediatric Dentistry. After graduating with a Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry) degree at the University of Sydney, Jason commenced part-time private practice in Sydney and part-time work at Westmead Centre for Oral Health.
After moving to the Illawarra with his young family Jason decided to start a locally-based paediatric dental practice to serve the community.
Jason maintains an interest in teaching through his involvement with supervising and mentoring the post-graduate paediatric dentistry students at the University of Sydney. He also lectures both locally and interstate on a variety of topics and has published a number of research papers. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his growing family, playing tennis, cycling and learning to surf.
Jason is a member of the following groups: Australian Dental Association, Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry and Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
Oral health therapist
BOH University of Sydney
Natalie graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Since her graduation, Natalie worked at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health and was a visiting Oral Health Therapist at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She worked across multidisciplinary clinics including children with special needs and medically complex conditions. In addition to providing high-quality oral health care, Natalie has undertaken interdisciplinary oral health research and oral health promotion activities.
As an Oral Health Therapist, Natalie is a registered oral health practitioner who provides primary oral health care for children and adults. Her role includes examinion, diagnosis and routine treatment of conditions such as dental decay and gum diseases. Most importantly, Natalie works to promote oral health and provides preventative dental services not only to individuals but the broader community.
Natalie has made the Illawarra her new home, where she can now enjoy swimming, hiking, and exploring the beautiful Illawarra and its surrounds. She also plays tennis, loves making music and songwriting.
Natalie is a member of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists' Association, The Dental Hygienists Association of Australia and is a supporter of the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future.
Dental assistant and receptionist team
The team at Illawarra Paediatric Dentistry are here to welcome you to the practice, assist you and answer any questions you may have.