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Dr Michael Santangelo

  • Practising dentistry since 1976
  • General and family dentistry to crowns, bridges and implants
  • Worked in Five Dock area since 1976

I became interested in dentistry while I was in high school. I was influenced by my own dentist who was very encouraging. The practical side of dentistry involves intense and precise work. You are using your hands all of the time. It was there at Sydney University that I met Barbara, my wife, who was also studying to be a dentist. We graduated in 1976 and took an extended working holiday to London. On returning to Australia in 1979 I went back to Five Dock and was an Associate for many years until I set this practice up in 1998. Barbara, on the other hand, was busy raising our two daughters before she set up her own practice in 1985 and in 2003 decided to join me here in the ‘newer’ practice in Five Dock.
It has been an amazing evolution. So much has changed about dentistry over the years. Everything has gone ahead in leaps and bounds: the technology, the computers and scanners, the digital x-rays, the dental equipment and materials such as composites, veneers and implants are all so much better. This is a profession where you never stop learning. It takes real dedication to improve and change your skills. We feel proud that we have been able to provide professional services from general dentistry to crown and bridge to implants. One thing that has always remained the same since I began my profession is my desire to help people. People don’t necessarily come willingly, they come because they have a need, they may be in pain. They trust us to help them with their dental problems. I like to connect with each patient and by, hopefully, alleviating their dental problem help to make their life a little better.