Honesty. Integrity. Respect.
At Dentistry at the Cross these are our foundation values.
We promise to be open and honest about your treatment and communicate clearly the options available, the costs involved, as well as the benefits and downsides of any proposed care
We ensure the integrity of our practice by having sound management policies and systems in place and ongoing independent accreditation by QIP. To maintain the integrity of our dental care our clinicians are active with ongoing professional education to ensure up to date knowledge and the use of evidence based techniques.
We respect your time and schedule our appointment books to run on time. We respect your thoughts and opinions and involve you in all decisions about your care. We respect your privacy and consumer rights.
We believe dental care based on these values will put a smile on your face.
We established in Darlinghurst in 1991 and have been providing general dental care for the local community ever since. Located at the top of William St in the hub of Kings Cross, we are only moments from Darlinghurst, Potts Point, Elizabeth Bay, Rushcutters Bay Edgecliff, Paddington, Double Bay, one train stop from the city and a 2-minute walk from Kings Cross train station.
Our vision has always been to create the kind of dental practice where patients feel valued, comfortable and personally cared for. We respect your time and our scheduling is such that you will seldom be kept waiting. Our dedicated support team shares this vision and are well trained in delivering a great dental experience.
The practice is independently accredited by QIP ensuring that you receive the highest standards of quality and safety in care. The QIP accreditation of the practice is testament to our deep commitment to professional integrity and honesty in providing dental care and we are all understandably proud of the high quality of care at our practice.
Take a tour for an overview of the services we offer. Alternatively, get in touch to arrange a consultation or to find out more.
Meet Our Care Team
Our great care team
We rely on the dedication of this great group of people to ensure your visit is pleasant and comfortable. Their commitment to dentistry, their training both individually and collectively, and their welcoming style is paramount to providing the high standard of care and comfort we strive for.
Dr. Wayne Sherson
Wayne is an experienced, knowledgeable and passionate dentist who established the practice in 1991 and is well respected in the profession as an educator and mentor. His clinical interests include implant treatment along with complex restorative care, root canal therapy, and cosmetic dentistry. He takes a "total health" approach to dental diagnosis understanding the relationship of systemic disease to oral health as well as the importance of preventive dental care as part of regular professional care. Wayne is a great communicator and he will ensure you clearly understand your available treatment options so you can choose the most appropriate care for you.
In conjunction with his private practice he currently holds a position as adjunct lecturer at Charles Sturt University in their postgraduate dental implant program, is a regular lecturer for The Australian Dental Association [NSW] Centre for Professional Development, and speaks regularly at conferences and professional societies.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Distinction
University of Otago NZ, 1984
Masters of Science (Dentistry)
University of Sydney, 1992
Dr. Tristan Robertson
Tristan is a partner at Dentistry at the Cross and has worked in the practice since 2001. With over two decades of dental experience he has a confident and relaxed approach to treatment. His experience includes general preventive care, cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy and more complex care including dental implant treatment. He also has an interest in Invisalign orthodontic treatment . A listener by nature, you can be sure he will take time to understand your dental needs, discuss your options for treatment including the the pros and cons.
With regular attendance at national and international congresses and local dental-society meetings he continually improves his knowledge and skill sets, and keeps abreast of current concepts in dental care.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
University of Otago NZ, 1996
Dr. Ben Padley
Ben is an associate dentist at Dentistry at the Cross and has lived in the inner Sydney community for the best part of two decades. Graduating with multiple awards from the University of Sydney in 2007, he has over a decade of clinical experience in diagnosis and treatment planning, preventative care, restorative and prosthodontics dentistry and oral surgery. He believes in making all levels of dental treatment accessible, relaxing and enjoyable for his patients, and will get you looking and feeling good with confidence.
Ben keeps abreast of best clinical practice by attending continuing professional development programs and meetings. He is currently studying a postgraduate diploma in dental implants with Charles Sturt University.
Bachelor of Dentistry
University of Sydney, 2007
Angelee brings 30 years of clinical experience to the role as our senior dental hygienist. Her gentle nature and delightful Scottish accent will have you comfortably relaxed whilst she attends to your preventive care needs. Angelee is an active member of the Hygienists Association as well as a tutor in oral health therapy at Westmead Centre for Oral Health. Her knowledge and skills are paramount.
Certificate of Dental Hygiene
University College UK, 1987
Respecting Your Rights
Our dental practice has implemented policies, systems and procedures to protect both your privacy and your rights as a consumer. By achieving QIP accreditation we meet the highest standards expected by our professional body the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and these have been independently assessed by QIP.
All our detailed policies are available for review on this web site and our privacy and consumer rights policies are summarised below.
If you have any questions, comments, complaints, or feedback please do not hesitate to contact us, speak to any member of our team, send an email, or complete the feedback survey online or in our waiting room.
We take your privacy seriously
To provide safe and comprehensive care our practice is required to collect personal information that covers basic details such as your name, address and telephone number.
This will be regularly checked and updated by members of our team as part of our patient identification procedures.
It is also necessary for the dentist to gather information about your general health and past medical and surgical events. Without this general health picture, thorough planning of your oral care may not be possible. Some of this information is of a personal nature and you may not wish it to be disclosed to others.
We value the need to safeguard this information and in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 and guidelines issued by the Australian Dental Association we have developed this policy:
To ensure your privacy we will:
Not disclose this information to anyone who is not directly involved with your dental care without your express consent. Require written consent before requesting or releasing your dental clinical record except where required by law.
Provide you with access to your personal information on request without due delay. This access might be an inspection of your dental records at the time of appointment, by special access or by copying of information at other times.
Not charge you for requesting this information. However, fees may be incurred for a consultation, written summary or copies of information if required.
Take reasonable steps to protect this information from misuse or loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
Train our staff to ensure these principles are respected at all times.
Sign agreements with all staff to abide by this policy as a condition of employment.
Take reasonable steps at all times to keep accurate and complete records.
Respond to a request to alter our records accordingly if any of the information is inaccurate.
Your Rights As A Consumer
Dentistry at the Cross feels it is important that we let you know how we look after your rights as a consumer.
Managing Your Care - Making and Changing Appointments
We aim to provide patients with appointments to meet their life and work demands. To assist you making your appointments we confirm these one day before by either SMS, email or phone call. Unexpected appointment spaces are difficult to fill on short notice, we ask that you provide at least 48 hours notice of your intention to reschedule an appointment. Failure to attend and cancellations with less than 48 hours notice may incur a fee of $220 per hour.
Looking After Your Health and Safety
We aim to provide dental care in a safe, secure and supportive environment. DATC is compliant with all Australian Work Health & Safety and Infection Control Standards. Our clinicians regularly attend professional development courses to ensure the highest level of up to date patient care. We only use quality Australian dental laboratories and TGA approved equipment and materials.
In the very rare event of treatment complications or clinical misadventure we have policies and procedures in place to keep you fully informed and your care well managed. As well, we undertake ongoing review of our clinical protocols to continually improve the safety of your treatment.
Respect, Communication and Informed Consent
We respect the right to individual beliefs and values. We strive to at all times provide dental treatment in a manner that is respectful of culture, beliefs, values and personal characteristics.
In planning each patient’s care we believe it is the patient’s right to receive adequate information and to be involved in making informed treatment decisions. We strive to provide patients with accessible and understandable information about their treatment to help this process. We will request and record informed consent either verbally or in writing stating that you understand the care to be provided, have been involved in the decision.
In accordance with consumer rights legislation and in conjunction with the Australian Dental Association the practice has developed a series of policies to ensure we respect your rights as a consumer and fully comply with legislative requirements. A full list of our policies including “Partnering with Consumers” is available on our DATC Policies Library.