Our prosthodontists are specialists with post-graduate training in the specialist field of prosthodontics. Our hygienist supports our prosthodontists with her expertise in maintenance and dental hygiene procedures.
Dr John Cho - prosthodontist
John completed his schooling in Sydney and went on to study Dentistry at the University of Sydney, receiving his BDS with Honours in 2003. Following graduation, John spent two years in private practice in Parkes in country NSW, before returning to Sydney to undertake specialist training in Prosthodontics. His Master of Dental Science program involved undertaking research in the area of implant education for undergraduate dental students.
John is actively involved in teaching all areas of removable, fixed, and implant Prosthodontics. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Prosthodontists, and travels widely as a speaker and fellow for the International Team for Implantology (ITI). He also delivers lectures and hands-on training for various implant companies, and holds clinical teaching positions at Charles Sturt University and the University of Sydney, his alma mater. His special clinical interests are in Removable Prosthodontics (dentures), implant reconstructions and gold restorations.
John enjoys reading across a wide variety of topics, and playing the guitar at his local church on Sundays. John’s family and two young children keep him far too busy, but he does manage to sneak in some serious fishing during holidays!
Dr Anthony Dawson - prosthodontist
Tony was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. He completed his dental training (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) at the University of Adelaide in 1980, and was awarded his specialist qualification (Master of Dental Surgery, Prosthodontics) in 1990. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 1994.
A large part of Tony’s practicing life has been in the military. He joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1978 whilst still an undergraduate student, and served in a number of posts throughout Australia. After completing a tour as the RAAF’s Director of Dental Services, Tony retired from the Air Force in 1998. Tony has been in specialist practice in Canberra, both in the military and in the civil sphere, since 1994.
Tony is an active member of the Australian Dental Association, serving on a number of ADA (NSW Branch) committees as well as being a former member of the ADA(NSW) Council. He has a strong interest in dental education. Tony has been the Co-editor and Co-author of a textbook on implant dentistry that is used as a reference worldwide. He teaches at the dental school at Charles Sturt University in Orange, and has presented lectures throughout Australasia, and in North America and Europe, on topics related to complex restorative dentistry, and dental implantology. Tony is a member of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Professional Development Limited in Sydney, and is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology. As the ITI’s Education Delegate in Australasia, he manages the ITI’s education programs for dentists in Australia and New Zealand, and is a member of the ITI Education Committee.
In his spare time, Tony likes to read, and has been known to enjoy a good glass of wine. He is a doting grandfather to his two granddaughters, a proud father of two children, and a happily married husband.
Dr Geoff Stacey - prosthodontist
Geoff was born in Dalby in south east Queensland. He was educated in Brisbane attaining a Bachelor of Dental Science degree with first class honours from the University of Queensland in 1981. He returned to Queensland to commence specialist training in prosthodontics and was awarded a Master of Dental Science in 1992. He attained FRACDS in 1993, FICD in 2007 and MRACDS (Prosthodontics) in 2008. He has maintained restricted practice in prosthodontics since 1990 and gained specialist registration in 1997.
Geoff has enjoyed a long career with the Australian Defence Force as an Army dental officer reaching the rank of Colonel and holding the appointment of Director of Defence Force Dentistry. He decided to stay in Canberra after leaving the Army and is now a valuable member of the Canberra Prosthodontics team. Geoff’s professional focus is on complex crown and bridge cases, dental implants and temporomandibular joint disorders.
Geoff is an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the Australian Dental Council. In his spare time Geoff is a keen fly-fisherman and home renovator.
Ms Valeska Tilly - hygienist
Valeska is dual trained as a Dental Therapist and Dental Hygienist. Valeska commenced her training in Dental Therapy in 1977 and also gained her Diploma of Dental Hygiene in 2003, both in Adelaide, South Australia.
Valeska’s extensive experience in the dental field includes general practice, specialist orthodontic practice, teaching dental courses and now as a part of the team at Canberra Prosthodontics. Supporting her patients to learn how to maintain good oral hygiene is Valeska’s focus. Working with the team at Canberra Prosthodontics, Valeska strives to provide the best dental hygiene service and advice possible, encouraging her patients to maintain their teeth and gums for life. She is also one of only six hygienists in Australia (and very few worldwide) who are members of the International Team for Implantology. She will never chide you about your brushing or flossing (but definitely give you some gentle encouragement!).
Outside of work, Valeska is a successful exhibited artist, and devotes much of her weekends to her work. She sends the most amazing postcards back to the practice when she's away on conferences. We are privileged to display some of Valeska's pieces on rotation, and she is always happy to chat about them with you!