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834 Pittwater Road
Dee Why, NSW, 2099

(02) 9982 1050

Dee Why Orthodontics is a specialist orthodontic practice located in Dee Why that has provided specialist treatment for children and teenagers for over 20 years.

Dr John Sambevski

Dr John Sambevski

John grew up in Sydney’s inner suburbs where he also completed his primary and secondary schooling, graduating Dux of his graduating year at High School.

John began his tertiary studies in 2001 at the University of New South Wales, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2004. John then went on to study dentistry at Sydney University, graduating with Honours in 2008. During his dental training he conducted research in orthodontics, subsequently authoring a thesis in the field of sleep apnoea, specifically the effects of mandibular orthopaedic functional appliances on the dimensions of posterior airway space. This research paper was later published in the Australian Orthodontic Journal.

After graduating from dentistry John gained broad general dental experience while working as a general dentist for six years servicing both rural New South Wales (Dubbo) and Sydney’s western and south-western suburbs. In 2014, John was accepted into the competitive Sydney University Orthodontic Program to specialise in Orthodontics, graduating with a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics). During his specialist training John conducted clinical research on accelerated orthodontics and root resorption, and has authored a paper submitted for publication in the highest ranked international orthodontic journal, the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics.

John holds a part-time honorary position as a clinical instructor in the Sydney University Long Orthodontic Course, providing orthodontic education and clinical guidance to dentists performing orthodontic treatment on patients at the Sydney Dental Hospital.

John belongs to several professional societies and bodies including the:

  • Australian Dental Association (ADA)
  • Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO)
  • Australian Society of Paediatric Dentistry (ASPD)
  • American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
  • World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO)
  • Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS)
  • Australasian Orthodontic Board (AOB)

John’s interests away from orthodontics include fitness, playing tennis, fishing and learning to surf.

John joins Ian Westmore’s orthodontic team practicing the full spectrum of orthodontics, providing advice and treatment for children, teenagers and adults of all ages. John places a strong focus on patient education aiming to helping you and your child understand the unique qualities of your case, the treatment options available, and how and when treatment is best undertaken.

John has strong interests in functional jaw orthopaedics, complex interdisciplinary cases (compromised, missing and impacted teeth), aesthetic orthodontic appliances (clear braces, clear aligners and lingual braces), orthognathic surgery (correction of jaw alignment or jaw-size problems) and adult orthodontics.