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.
Dr Sabrina Michael
BDS BScDent(Hons) DClinDent MRACDS (Ortho)
I decided I wanted to be an orthodontist when I was in high school. Having braces literally changed my life, not only in that the experience inspired me to pursue a career as a specialist orthodontist, but more specifically the absolute appreciation I had in how the experience of having braces had transformed me, both in giving me a beautiful smile and also in changing the way I felt about myself. To have the opportunity to share in that experience repeatedly with others and to be able to help them to achieve a smile that is not only healthy but also that they feel delighted to share, is what satisfies me most about being an orthodontist.
I grew up in Wollongong and attended high school at St Mary Star of the Sea College. In 2003, I moved to Adelaide to study dentistry, graduating with both a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and a Bachelor of Science in Dentistry (Honours) – first class.
In 2010, I commenced my specialist orthodontic study, after being successfully accepted to study post-graduate specialist training in orthodontics at the University of Sydney. I completed an additional three-year intensive speciality programme to graduate with a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) in 2012. Since specialising, I have worked locally as an orthodontist and as a lecturer at the University of Sydney. I am a member of the Australian Dental Association, Australian Society of Orthodontics and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons. I continue to maintain a passion for learning and orthodontics, always striving to extend myself and my dedication to this profession.
I am delighted to work at Illawarra Paediatric Dentistry, alongside my husband, Dr Jason Michael, so that we may combine our specialties of orthodontics and paediatric dentistry. This allows us to provide highly personalised, specialist dental care to your children. Having three children of our own, has given us both a new perspective into the love and dedication you have for your child, along with the daily challenges being a parent brings. I value the importance of good communication and use a tailored approach for each child to ensure that you receive the highest standard of care in a happy and comfortable environment.
My family and I have made the Illawarra our home and we love being part of this friendly local community. I enjoy sharing my spare time with my family and friends, as well as running, swimming and enjoying our beautiful coastline.
If you have any orthodontic concerns for your child, please feel free to contact me at Illawarra Paediatric Dentistry. I am looking forward to meeting you
Oral health therapists
BOH University of Sydney
BOH University of Sydney
BOH University of Sydney
The role of the oral health therapist’s at Illawarra Paediatric Dentistry is to keep your child’s teeth and gums in the best possible condition throughout their childhood. We believe by providing a holistic approach with Dr Jason, Dr. Sabrina and our oral health therapists. Our oral health therapists will provide cleans, fluoride treatments and checks on gum health. We would like to instill a life time habit of good oral hygiene through educational and preventative advice at the time of regular visits. Dr Jason will see your child during this appointment to check and discuss any issues with you, review the development of the primary and permanent teeth as well as advise on any future treatment if required. We believe this approach with the teamwork of Dr Jason, Dr. Sabrina and our oral health therapists at Illawarra Paediatric Dentistry and a daily routine at home by both you and your child will build a foundation of excellent oral health.
Sareena graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Oral Health and is a registered Oral Health Practitioner. Sareena has found her passion of child dental care while training and working at Westmead, Nepean and Mount Druitt paediatric dental clinics. She likes working towards building healthy habits in children from an early age to improve their well-being and give confidence to their smile throughout their life.
Sareena has given back to the community helping organise the Tzu Chi Dental Fair for homeless individuals in Mt Druitt. She looks forward to meeting you and your child and helping with their dental care journey at Illawarra Paediatric Dentistry.
Diamanta (Dee) is a Wollongong local, who graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2010. To advance her restorative skills, Diamanta completed a Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice) at the University of Melbourne in 2017. As an Oral Health Therapist, Daimanta has always been passionate about helping children build positive foundations for a lifetime of health smiles. Diamanta places a strong emphasis on prevention of dental decay and maintenace of good oral hygiene and dietary habits. In her spare time, Diamanta enjoys relaxing at Wollongong's beaches, travelling and spending time with her dogs, Hudson and Scout.
Natalie graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Oral Health. At present Natalie is on maternity leave.
Dental assistant and receptionists
The team at Illawarra Paediatric Dentistry are here to welcome you to the practice, assist you and answer any questions you may have.