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Meet the team

Dr Hayder Al-sabak
Dr Hayder Al-Sabak graduated in 1992. He has been practicing dentistry in New Zealand since 1998. He purchased his own family based dental practice in Wellington in 2000, which he has run successfully for 17 years before he sold out to move to Australia in November 2017. During this period Hayder has established excellent rapport with his patients, his staff, other health professionals and built a large base of patients. He has been highly regarded and well respected in the dental profession in New Zealand. Hayder is kind, caring, obliging, very dedicated dentist and highly experienced in all aspects of general dentistry. His practice was focused on implant dentistry, advanced surgical and restorative work and intravenous conscious sedation. Hayder is delighted, excited to be part of Bay Dental Brighton team and to make a contribution to the local community in Brighton and Melbourne. Hayder is focused on maintaining his successful legacy.

Hayder is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA)

Sean

Dr Sean Ferdinands is the founder and Principal Dentist of Bay Dental Brighton. Sean is a graduate of the University of Western Australia, qualifying in 2006 with a Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours. Sean enjoys all facets of general dentistry, and makes preventative dentistry a point of emphasis at Bay Dental Brighton.

Sean is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA)

Melbourne born and bred, Dr Cynthia Ma is a proud University of Melbourne graduate. Cynthia provides comprehensive dental treatment to a wide range of patients in a gentle and caring manner, while striving to make each dental visit stress-free and comfortable.

Cynthia particularly enjoys working with her patients to discover what each individual wants to achieve with their dental health, and is deeply dedicated to continued education courses to provide her patients with the best treatment options.

Cynthia is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA)

Dr Hezel Cohen had the privilege of being able to follow his dream of becoming a dentist at one of the finest dental faculties in the world. He graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 2001, winning the Crown and Bridge Prize for that year. Since then, he has endeavoured to gain experience in all fields of dentistry, and has provided his services to both the public and private sectors in South Africa and Australia. Over the years, he has completed numerous extracurricular courses, including root canal treatment, implant technology, and oral surgery. He is currently studying for his Masters Degree in Prosthodontics, at the University of Melbourne.

Hezel is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA)

Ms Izabella Jorek is a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist. Izabella joined the team at Bay Dental Brighton in 2017, having graduated from Curtin University in Perth in 2002. Izabella has experience in both rural and metropolitan dental practices in both public and private clinics. Izabella provides treatment to patients of all ages but has a particular interest in the dental management of children.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Margaret
Margaret is our multi talented practice manager, receptionist and occasional dental assistant. She has many years experience in administrative roles within Government departments as well as private businesses. Margaret enjoys the challenges of developing and growing our dental practice.

Judy
Judy is our most experienced team member, having clocked up over 40 years in the dental industry. Judy enjoys the challenge of managing the schedule of our Dentists and Therapist, and interacting with our valued patients.

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Georgia is a fully qualified Dental Assistant. Georgia enjoys the assisting our Dentists and Oral Health Therapist, and helps to ensure our patients are comfortable during appointments. She also works behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of the clinic.

Angela
Angela originally trained and qualified as Dental Assistant in Scotland. Through her experience in the dental industry she has helped continue to improve our patient care at Bay Dental Brighton. Angela loves the Australian lifestyle after growing up close to Edinburgh, and still maintains her lovely accent!