Our Specialist

Dentist Profiles

Dr Khai Nguyen

Specialist Periodontist

BDS (Syd), DClinDent(Perio) (Syd), FRACDS(Perio)

Dr Khai Nguyen is CARE Dentistry’s resident Periodontist. Growing up in Sydney, Dr Nguyen completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry (Periodontics) at the University of Sydney. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the specialist stream of Periodontics.

Dr Nguyen has served with the Royal Australian Air Force for over 16 years as a uniformed Dental Officer, which has included numerous postings throughout Australia where he has been responsible for mentoring junior Dentist and managing the Air Force Dental capability. His experiences whilst serving have also included various national and overseas humanitarian deployments throughout the Pacific and within South-East Asia in both clinical Dentistry and Diplomatic capacities. He has also completed a 6.5 month Operational tour to Afghanistan where he was also appointed Officer in Charge of the Australian Medical Team.

Dr Nguyen has been a clinical tutor at the University of Sydney and has held Executive positions on a number of Dental committees and Periodontal organisations. He is also a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP), the Australian Society of Periodontology (ASP) and the International Team for Implantology (ITI).

Dr Nguyen brings a unique flavour to the team through his genuine and approachable personality. His broad life and leadership experience and his enthusiasm for working within a multidisciplinary team ensures that each patient receives individualised, holistic care. Apart from English, he also speaks fluent Vietnamese.


Our Awards

CARE Dentistry is the Winner of the 2017 North Shore Local Business Awards for Healthcare Improvement Services.

Our aim at CARE Implant & Specialist Dentistry Sydney is to provide an All-in-one Dental Centre with state-of-the-art technology and an on-site laboratory. This ensures patients' convenience and reduces the need for multiple appointments and locations.

We have an Dental Implant Specialist, Maxillofacial Surgeon (wisdom teeth, full mouth surgery, cleft palate), Periodontists (gum health, maintenance and related procedures), hygienists, and general dentists in our Sydney dental clinic so all patients’ needs can be met.

CARE Dentistry is a QIP accredited dental practice, we adhere to NSQHS standards and protocols.


How to Choose the
Right Implant Dentist

Your choice of dental implant dentist is the most critical decision that can make the difference between a successful treatmentand a dental implant failure. The most important factors to consider when searching to find a dental implant dentist include:

Experience in Dental Implant Placement

When you have to choose the dental professional to perform your dental implants surgery procedure, the major key factor is nothing else than experience. Find someone that has experience in dental implants with a post graduate qualifications in implantdentistry or a specialty area of dentistry, often a Prosthodontist, Maxillofacial Surgeon or Periodontists. Look for an implant dentist in your area who practices extensively in dental implants.

Training in Implant Procedures

Adequate post-doctoral training is important for a dental implant dentist. Implant training programs cover a detailed theory syllabus,as well as supervised surgical training and mentoring. Dental implants is a dynamic field of dentistry and dental implant dentists need continuous education on new materials and techniques. Look for a dentist that has implant qualifications in a reputable university and better still if they teach implants to other dentists. When in doubt conduct a search on the internet on their qualifications and implant lectures given.

Certification – Scientific Affiliations

Certification for dental implants has a meaning only in those countries that have strict legal requirements for implant dentists. Otherwise scientific affiliations in local ‘Implatology’ related societies might not provide adequate evidence on the dentist’s training or expertise on dental implants. A good implant dentist will be affiliated to a reputable university.

Long Term Patients

A good implant dentist will be able to show you their earliest cases of implants (at least more than 7 years) placed by them and provide their implant success rates. They should also be able to demonstrate the number of implants placed by them and the wide variety of implants placed. Ask them about the implant system being used and warranties on implants.

Dental Implant Cost

Placing dental implants is one of the most expensive dental procedures, due to the professional expertise required by the performing dental implant dentist, and the high tech materials used for the implants. Unfortunately you should not expect to find significant discounts for low cost dental implants without compromising quality.

Heavily discounted prices on dental implants may be an indication of a less experienced dentist trying to establish one’s self or of using lower quality materials. A good dental implant dentist should provide a comprehensive written treatment plan for you.