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Dr. Caroline Downing
103/156 Military Rd, Neutral Bay, NSW
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Caroline Downing

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Overall Patient Feedback Rating
4.9 out of 5

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Meet Dr. Caroline Downing

Bothered by your smile? Dr. Caroline Downing can give you a beautiful smile you'll love using the latest in Smile Makeover procedures and Anti-Wrinkle treatments as you relax in a friendly, caring environment.

Dr. Downing has a special interest in Cosmetic Dentistry and has done post graduate training in Dento-Facial Aesthetics including Lip Fillers, Invisalign, Porcelain Veneers, and Complex Smile Rehabilitation. Dr. Downing also has an interest in jaw joint issues and takes a holistic approach to dental treatment. She is experienced in the use of many relaxation techniques including happy gas and sleep dentistry.

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Meet Dr. Downing's Team

Kristie

Kristie

Hi I’m Kristie a Registered Dental Hygienist. Let me tell you a little bit about me. Born in the Clare Valley in South Australia, I had a country upbringing on a farm, attending the local primary school before heading to boarding school in Adelaide to finish my secondary education. After completing school I began a Bachelor degree in Accounting at the University of South Australia while working part time as a Dental Assistant. It was at this time that I decided that dentistry was a better career path and I enrolled to study Dental Hygiene.I completed my studies in 1999 Dux of my class.
I have enjoyed nearly 20 years working in diverse areas of Dentistry as a Dentist Hygienist from specialist Orthodontics, ZOOM Whitening consultant, Private practice Hygiene, Periodontal Hygienist (deep gum treatment) and tutoring dental students at the University of Adelaide and Gilles Plains TAFE.  I have also served as Treasurer and Membership officer for the Dental Hygienists' Association Australia for many years. I have been lucky to work for many years in the same practice and developed long standing relationships with many patients, who have become friends.

My favourite topic, my family, I am married to husband Angus and we have three beautiful children aged 10,9 and 7. Our lives revolve around there extra curricular activities. We enjoy traveling around Australia together,snow skiing and any sport. I try to play tennis.

Providing the highest level of care, looking after patients in a gentle, kind manner and making everyone feel welcome and comfortable in our dental practice is my highest priority.

 

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Dental Hygienist
Marianne

Marianne

My name is Marianne, I studied dentistry at Sao Paulo State University, Brazil, which is one of the top 25 Universities in the world. I graduated in 2003 after specialising in Endodontics and practiced as a dentist in Brazil prior to moving to Australia in 2012.

I originally came to Australia to improve my English, and only intended to be here for a year, once I arrived I fell in love with this country and it’s been four years already!

I love working with Dr Downing as her assistant because I am able to use the dental knowledge and skills that I gained at University in Brazil while learning new techniques and treatments. I help Dr Downing in all aspects of patient care, we are a fantastic team. My thorough dental knowledge enables me to be fully involved with treatments and work in the laboratory with Dr Downing as well.

I have been a Manly resident for nearly 4 years and can’t get enough of that place. Being able to live on the beach is a kind of dream for me as my hometown is located thousands of miles away from the ocean. When I am not working, I like to hang out with my friends, explore Sydney and its beautiful beaches and parks, visit different restaurants and dance!

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Dental Assistant
Bailee

Bailee

Hey! I’m Bailee, I started working as a receptionist for Dr Downing four years ago when I moved to Sydney to start a Bachelor of Fine Arts at UNSW Art and Design. It was a big shift for me so finding a practice filled with supportive and fun people to work with was great. I’ve learnt so much in my time here, especially about the transformative power of dentistry – it is my favourite part of my job. I love seeing the changes a patient goes through over the course of their treatment. It is always a special moment when someone who was previously too ashamed to smile, or too nervous to seek treatment comes out from seeing Dr Downing with a beaming smile on their face. It’s wonderful to work in a practice that actively makes such a difference to people’s lives.

I’m currently in the honours year of my Fine Arts degree and am working hard to become a professional artist. In addition to my solo work I often perform as part of the collective Show Us Your Teeth. My individual work focuses on subjective experience and empathic response, primarily considering the experience and perception of invisible and mental illness. The intent of my work is to allow the audience to step into an experience that they may be unfamiliar with, to get a physical sense of how it might feel to be someone other than themselves, even for just a moment. My hope is that this experience will also be transformative for the audience, increasing their awareness of and ability to empathise with realities other than their own.

I find that there are a lot of similarities between dentistry and art, they are both people based industries and after witnessing the practiced care and skill that Dr Downing brings to every smile she works on I’ve come to think of every tooth as a miniature work of art.

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Receptionist
Vanessa

Vanessa

I’m Vanessa, the newest edition to Dr Downing’s team. I was previously a primary school teacher before coming to work at the practice as a full-time receptionist.

 

I grew up on the northern beaches of Sydney and developed the travel bug early on while looking to escape the ‘bubble’. I love to travel and am proud to say I have stepped foot on all but two continents. I lived in Canada, where for over a year I got to explore Banff and the Rocky Mountains. During my time there I was also fortunate enough to go on road trips down to Yellowstone and the west coast of America. My travel bucket list is long and I’m hoping to see more of Europe one day.

My favourite part of coming to work is talking to, and getting to know all of the patients as they come through the surgery. It is nice to work in a place where I get to meet such a diverse group of people; their stories, interests, and our commonalities spurs great conversation and means my job is always interesting.

I also find it very rewarding to be a member of such a dedicated group of professionals. My co-workers are wonderful and compassionate people that all share the same passion for patient health and well-being. They also delight in keeping my fervent sugar habit in line!

Outside of the practice you are likely to find me at sushi train, getting my nails done, socialising with family and friends, or planning my next overseas adventure…

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Jeanette

Jeanette

My name is Jeanette and I am the Practice Manager at Dr Downing’s Surgery. I grew up in Auckland New Zealand on the North Shore and I moved to Australia, Sydney’s Northern Beaches when I was 31.

I have worked for the surgery 7 half years this February, where she started out as the Front Desk Co-Ordinator and 6 years ago, then moved in to the position of Practice Manager. I have qualifications in Health Science as well as Leadership in Management of people and are currently studying a Bachelor of Social Science through Charles Stuart University part-time.

My passion is in Holistic Health & wellbeing and I find the Dental industry very rewarding in how therapeutic oral care relates to a person’s overall health and mindfulness. I really enjoy working with Dr Downing and patients in her surgery. I feel that with her knowledge of over 20 years in the industry as a Dentist, she has the right balance of empathy and experience to ensure all patients receive the best possible treatment while in her care.

In my spare time you will find me enjoying fitness, outdoor sports with friends and family, and working on renovating & Interior design projects for partners building company.

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Learn About the Services Offered by Dr. Downing...

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite. The primary focus is to improve the appearance of your teeth in color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance.

Smile Makeovers

Is there something you would like to change or improve about your smile? Do you wish your teeth could be a little longer, whiter or straighter? A smile makeover combines several cosmetic dentistry techniques to improve the appearance of your teeth. Dr. Smithies’ Smile Makeover Program, begins with a Free Smile Assessment where she carefully listens to your goals and goes over your options. then combines her experience in cosmetic dentistry with her artistic eye to give you a distinctive smile.

Dental Implants

Missing teeth may lead to an unsightly smile, lack confidence and the avoidance of many types of foods. Dental implants are a wise alternative to dentures. With its proven track record, you will feel confident in making the move to replace troublesome dentures with a lasting solution, a stronger bite and a beautiful smile. Whether you need a single implant or several implants , Dr. Smithies can help.

Crowns & Veneers

Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite. It primarily focuses on improving dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance.

Invisalign

ClearPath Clear Braces might be the best teeth straightening option since actual braces were invented. This particular type of clear, dental appliance is removable and can be taken out of your mouth when you eat or brush your teeth without compromising the work it is doing to get your teeth straight.

ClearPath is trademarked and is one of the best and fastest ways to get your teeth straightened without having to deal with bulky and unpleasant looking metal braces. And the best part is, the cost of ClearPath is not much more than traditional metal braces.

Teeth Whitening

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. Usually, a dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area. An implant doesn’t come loose like a denture can. Dental implants also benefit general oral health because they do not have to be anchored to other teeth, like bridges.

General Dentistry

Opalescence take-home whitening gel is perfect for people who want a lot of options. With four different concentrations and three flavors, you can wear Opalescence for as little as 30 minutes per day—or even overnight! Dispensed only by a licensed dental professional, Opalescence take-home whitening gel allows you to get professional whitening results at your convenience in a safe, effective, and customized way!

Lip Fillers

Wrinkle Relaxers and Lip Fillers can take years off your appearance without surgery. Our process provides dramatic results that can be obtained through treatments that include Botox treatments, Juvederm fillers and a full range of dental treatments to give you that winning smile. The procedures are mostly painless and take years off your face leaving a more youthful, relaxed, happy patient. Come experience the youth-restoring benefits of our Anti-Aging process.

Real Results

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*Results may vary from person to person. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.  To view our full smile gallery, click here.

Dr. Downing's Reviews

Read Patient Feedback About Their Experience with Dr. Downing and Her Team...

Excellent dental care for all members of our family and lots of proactive advice, strongly recommend mdt

Patina M.

ENJOYABLE!!! – and that’s an amazing thing to say of a dental appointment

Ken B.

Painless and Dr Caroline always explains things so it’s easy to understand

Alicia D.

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