Meet The Periodontists
Dr Simon Hinckfuss BDSc, DCD (Pros), Cert.Perio MS (Minn,US)
Simon established Periodontal Associates after returning from living and working in the USA. He is a registered specialist periodontist with the Dental Board of Australia and is the only Periodontist in Australia who is also registered as a Specialist Prosthodontist. His practice is now restricted to Periodontology including periodontal regenerative procedures and dental implants but he still enjoys using the expertise he gained as a Prosthodontist to optimise treatment planning when working with referring dentists and other dental Specialists.
Simon gained his undergraduate degree (BDSc) in dentistry at the University of Melbourne in 1995. Following graduation he entered the RAAF as a Dental Officer after which he spent 6 years in general practice in Geelong. He then completed a 3 year full time specialist degree in Prosthodontics (DCD) at the University of Melbourne in 2007 and a further 3 years full time specialist training in Periodontics at the University of Minnesota, USA. His research at the University of Minnesota focused on the effect of surgical experience and surgical guide design on the accuracy of dental implant surgery. He has published research in the fields of Prosthodontics and Periodontology in international journals.
Simon is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists, the Australian Society of Periodontology, the Australian Dental Association, and the International Team of Implantology. In 2011 he was elected the President of the Victorian branch of the Australasian Osseointegration Society.
He keeps up-to-date with the latest procedures and is actively involved in mentoring. Simon lectures in Australia and overseas on a regular basis.
Sarah Chin BDSc (Hons), DCD(Perio) FRACDS
Sarah is a registered specialist periodontist under the Dental Board of Australia. She specialises in periodontal treatment, periodontal regenerative procedures and dental implants.
Sarah completed her undergraduate dental training (BDSc 2003) and her postgraduate training in periodontics (DCD. Perio 2011) at the University of Melbourne. Sarah was awarded an ITI scholarship at the Eastman Dental Institute for Oral Health Care Science, London in 2010-2011. Sarah is involved in teaching undergraduate periodontics at La Trobe University, The University of Melbourne and overseas dentists at the Melbourne Dental School. She has had articles published in peer reviewed journals.
Sarah is a member of Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists, the Australian Society of Periodontology, the Australian Dental Association, and the International Team of Implantology. Sarah is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (Perio).
In addition to her private specialist practice, Sarah supervises the Latrobe University Dental School program in Periodontics.
In her spare time Sarah enjoys patternmaking and sewing and has done some cabinetmaking and furniture restoration.