About Us

Thank you for taking the time to read about our practice. Dr Andrew Johnson’s practice has devoted, enthusiastic staff who genuinely care about your oral health and dental treatment.

Dr Andrew Johnson our principal dental practitioner, graduated from the University of Sydney in 1985 and within 2 years of general practice was questioning, “Why are we removing perfectly healthy teeth to create space?”. Investigation introduced numerous methods of creating space without removing teeth and as a result Dr Johnson has pursued ways to increase his knowledge on non-extraction techniques. Andrew is a qualified general practitioner who is devoted to improve your facial development, with his focus of treating the “cause of the problem not just the symptoms.”  Whilst always maintaining your general dental oral health.

Education:

    • University of Sydney – one of the original “sandstone” universities

Areas of interest:

    • Non extraction orthodontics – Early intervention/Interceptive orthodontics
    • Sports dentistry – Trauma management
    • Preventative and Aesthetic dentistry
    • Dental Sleep medicine – relationship to early childhood development, sleep disordered breathing and diagnostics

Hobbies:

    • Arid collector: coins, stamps, smurfs and pokemon
    • Bush walking
    • Travel

Historically Dr Johnson has cared for the Newcastle Jets, Newcastle Knights, NSW State of Origin and Australian Kangaroos, The Newcastle Falcons and The Australian Mens and Womens Basketball squads (The Boomers and The Opals) & The Australian Mens Football Team (The Socceroos).

Team photo of Dr Andrew Johnson and team

Mrs Coralie Rush career started as a Dental Nurse in the early 1991. Coralie served in The Royal Australian Air Force for 12 years. She had the privilege of working with many dental practitioners and dental specialists gaining valuable dental experiences in all areas of dentistry

Coralie joined our dental team in 2007. She provides highly skilled services, providing education and preventive treatments for dental decay, periodontal disease, routine hygiene maintenance visits, dental education, early intervention orthopedic/orthodontics. Coralie has developed a comprehensive functional dental examination to identify dental disease, facial muscle dysfunctions, airway and sleep disorders.

Coralie shows empathy and sees many patients that have anxiety, are stressed and have a fear of dentistry.

 

Coralie continues to further her education in the fields of Dental Hygiene, Orofacial Myology and Oral Sleep Medicine. She is part of a dedicated professional team who all have the same common goals.

Breathe Grow Smile Glow.

Education:

    • 1998 – Studied Dental Hygiene – Australian Defence Force Dental training school.
    • 2002 – 2004 The University of Queensland School of Dentistry (UQ) Academic Upgrade Program for Australian Defence Force – Dental Hygienist.
    • 2004 – Registered with the Dental Board of Australia – Dental Practitioner – Dental Hygienist.
    • 2010 -2012 – The Postural Correction & Breathing retraining program – Lecturer Dr John Flutter
    • 2014 – Evaluation, Treatment planning and implementation (Myofunctional Orthodontics) – Myofunctional Research Co.
    • 2016 – Australian Orofacial Myology Lecture Series. Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
    • 2018 – Mini Residency Program in Snoring/Sleep Apnoea, Bruxism and TMD – Australian Academy of Dental Sleep medicine.
    • 2018 – Butayko Breathing instructor course
    • 2019 – Certified Oral Facial Myologist -Graduate School of Behavioral Health Science.
    • 2019 – Oxygen Advantage instructor course

 

Areas of interest

    • Dental Sleep medicine – relationship to early childhood development, sleep disordered breathing and diagnostics.
    • Enabling children to be able to overcome facial muscle and breathing dysfunctions, to promote correct growth and development of the face and teeth.
    • Treating facial pain and bruxism

 

Hobbies:

    • Exercise – Cross fit
    • Travel

“As a result our combined experience is over 55 years”

We all continue to enhance our knowledge by regularly attending conferences with well renowned Australian and foreign lecturers. Our aim is to provide the most up to date, advanced techniques in order to create a functional, pain free oral environment now and for the future.

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