Fear of the dentist is a common feeling specially among children. At Caringbah Dental Care, our friendly dentists will make you feel comfortable and even make you look forward to your next visit.
Dr Richard Foran has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years in Caringbah and has been a dentist for 40 years. Dr Foran is known for his highly skillful and gentle dentistry.
Dr Howard grew up in New Zealand before moving to Western Australia in 2009.
He graduated with Bachelor of Dental Surgery in University of Otago, New Zealand in 2004 and has been a dental surgeon for 13 years.
He has worked in New Zealand Army as well as Kalgoorlie and Karratha in Western Australia. In 2014, he decided to move to Sydney and decided to stay in Sutherland Shire (“The Shire”) for good. He initially worked in Engadine in 2015 and decided to move to Caringbah in 2017.
His main interests are cosmetic dentistry, children’s dentistry, wisdom tooth removal, dentistry under sedation/GA and dental implants. Howard has a decade of experience in removing difficult, hard-to-remove wisdom teeth and replacing missing teeth with dental implants and frequently receives referrals from colleagues for difficult cases. In addition, he strives to make his fillings and crowns as natural looking as possible.
Dr Howard takes numerous courses every year to improve his clinical skills and knowledge.
Dr Richard Foran BDS (Sydney) and Dr Howard Lee BDS (Otago, NZ) have combined clinical experience of over 50 years. Dr Richard Foran first opened his clinic in the current address in 2005 after working in Port Hacking Road for 25 years.
In 2017, Dr Howard Lee moved in to work as one of the dentists. Caringbah Dental Care is conveniently located in the heart of Caringbah suburb and located within 5 minutes walk from public transports such as train, bus, and taxi as well as free council car parks. For more information about to direction and parking, please see our contact page.
I believe dentistry can be made comfortable and less daunting by adopting a more compassionate, empathetic and welcoming approach. Most patients find dentistry intimidating due to their fear of pain and general lack of understanding of dental procedures.
As such I’ve always taken the time to listen, be compassionate, educate and consult my patient as needed. I believe in minimally invasive and patient orientated treatment planning with strong focus on preventative strategies.
I have experienced in taking care of aged population with a myriad of dental issues during my time in NZ. From taking care of this silver wave of patients, my treatment primarily includes restoring function and aesthetics of patient dentition. Management of patient expectation and education remains a crucial part of my treatments.
While I have dabbled in partial rehabilitation, I aim to venture into more complex cases. I’m looking to develop myself further as a dentist and take my skills to the next tier.