Training & Education

Dr Tam – Training & Education

Dr. Michael Tam BDS (NZ) Grad Dip Clin Dent (Oral Implants) (Syd) With over 20 years experience in the dental field and with a special interest in Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, he obtained a Distinction Award from the NZDA in Continuing Dental Education and has met with dental practices in London, Europe, Asia, America and Canada. He has worked in numerous private practices in NZ, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney and is a co-founder and Principal Dentist of a large multidisciplinary group dental practice in the lower North Shore. He is also a founder of the Sydney Institute of Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry and Smile by Design. He is a graduate of the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and a previous member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Seattle Study Club.

Dr Tam is committed to advancing and furthering his knowledge and skills in the area of dentistry that he is passionate about – Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, and Complex Reconstructive Dentistry in Australia, NZ and overseas. He is a a current and former affiliate member of


Dr. Tam lectures and presents on ‘smile design.’ Affiliated and accredited with numerous dental societies and dental organisations. Is involved in mentorship initiatives with younger dentists. A Mentor teaching and educating dentists in the ‘crown aspect’ of Implant Dentistry in association with Nobel Biocare. Undergoes frequent referral from other dentists for dental implants, cosmetic procedures and difficult wisdom teeth.

On going personal commitment to continuing education in his areas of interest which include advanced dental cosmetics, orthodontics and aesthetic implants. Attended numerous seminars and continuing education courses on Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry.


Completed further training in advanced cosmetic procedures, dental implants, orthodontics and precision dental crown and bridge in Australia and also overseas. Completed an 18 month postgraduate advanced training programme – Graduate Diploma of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants) at the University of Sydney – Westmead Hospital. Chosen to perform cosmetic dental procedures on Channel Seven’s “The Body Specialists” on Thursday nights. During his appearances he has discussed in-chair teeth whitening systems and performed smile design and porcelain veneers treatment for two patients. Writes regular articles in “Cosmetic Surgery Magazine” – a quarterly publication.

Meets with Cosmetic and Implant Specialists on a regular basis to discuss the latest evidenced-based techniques and procedures.