Dr George Tsai is a Sydney trained dental specialist who practices in both Newcastle and Sydney. He graduated with a Bachelors of Dental Surgery in 1992. He has worked in London, Auckland, Perth and Sydney.
He has a wide range of experience ranging from private practices in both rural and metro regions to the Oral Maxillofacial Department at University of Western Australia. He commenced his specialist training at the prestigious University of Sydney in 2010 gaining a Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry in Periodontology (the highest periodontics degree in Australia). His Doctorate thesis involved research comparing the marginal bone level of Branemark and NobelActive implants and is therefore conversant with the dental implant literature. He has passed the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Membership and subsequent Fellowship (Periodontics & Implants) examinations in the specialist discipline of Periodontics.
Dr George Tsai has served on various committees and is a past Executive, Secretary and Complaints Officer of the Auckland Dental Association. He was also an Executive of the University Continuing Dental Education Committee of the University of Western Australia.
Dr George Tsai has been involved in teaching dental students for the past 11 years. He was a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Western Australia and was nominated for Excellence in Teaching in 2008. More recently, George has been an Associate Lecturer and is currently a Specialist Periodontal Clinical Educator at the University of Sydney. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at University of Newcastle. Besides teaching, he holds the position of Consultant Periodontist with the Hunter New England Local Health District.
Dr George Tsai has a special interest in the cosmetic and soft tissue management of gingival recession as well as dental implant surgeries. He has placed various implant types including:
- Biomet 3 I
- Neoss and
- Southern implants
He has been restoring dental implants since 1994 and has worked with different crown and bridge specialists in more complex cases.
Dr George Tsai has given lectures to dentists, hygienists and dental students at different meetings. Topics he has presented include both conventional periodontics and dental implant treatments.