Now situated in the prestigious new Waratah Private Hospital (opposite Hurstville Library) we provide 1 hour’s free parking for over 250 cars for your convenience.
Our friendly staff will quickly make you feel at home and ensure your visit with us will be as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Many of our patients have been with us since we started on the railway station steps in 1988. Others have happily joined us later, including those of other local dentists when they retired, such as Dr Gibbs in 2008, Dr Harrington in 2016 and Dr Mansfield in 2018.
Dr David Power
General Dentist and Founder
Dr David Power grew up and went to school in the St George area. Graduating from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1986 he started working in Hurstville that year. After several years of study, he was awarded his Membership of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in General Dental Practice (MRACDS – GDP) in 2014. He started Power Dental Practice in 1988 and has really enjoyed caring for a whole generation of the mouths of Hurstville!
Dr Power has special interests in Implant Dentistry, Oral Surgery, and Special Needs and Nursing Home Care. He has undertaken further study in Implant Dentistry and Theology. He belongs to the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, the Australian Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry, and the Christian Medical and Dental Fellowship of Australia.
Dr Power makes it his custom to learn more about one area of dentistry every year, or so. Some of the most notable have been Dental Operating Microscopes in 2014 (which he now uses routinely at the practice), gum rejuvenation in 2015 after training in the USA the previous year, Invisalign in 2016-17 and (of course) Infection control in 2020-21.Apart from the technical side of dentistry, Dr Power maintains greatest interest in his practice through the warmth of his long term personal relationships with his patients and staff.
With a delightful wife, son and daughter of his own, Dr Power enjoys family life, children’s work at church, gardening, cycling, junior rugby league and supports the St George/Illawarra Dragons rugby league team. His greatest unrealized ambition is to have a pony of his own.
Dr Peter Ikonomou
Dr. Peter Ikonomou graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the University of Sydney in 1987 and has taken additional courses in Orthodontics and Dental mini-Implants, in particular. He completed the orthodontics series at Sydney Uni in 2010.
Growing up in Sydney’s inner west and attending Fort Street High School; Peter enjoyed playing Rugby in his youth along with surfing, in which he still indulges on occasion!
Having practiced for over 15 years in Ashfield and since then in the city and joining us in 2005, Peter provides a wide range of dental treatment, but has a special interest in orthodontics. He has been placing braces and orthodontic plates and carrying out Invisalign for hundreds of our patients over the past decade. From young children to older adults, Peter is convinced that having teeth in their ideal position is essential to a beautiful smile – the teeth and gum positions look right. Once you have that, most other imperfections can be much more easily overcome.
Peter is married with 5 children who take up a good deal of his time outside of work, along with various church activities. Peter speaks fluent Greek, attends the gym, enjoys fishing with his mates and hopes to keep surfing for a few more years to come.
Dr Jessica Hou
Dr Jessica Hou graduated from the University of Queensland with honours. She started her career in Port Macquarie but has moved back to Sydney after a couple of years to be closer to her family. Jessica decided to become a dentist after discovering it was a career that combined her interests in science, art and caring for others. Jessica is deeply committed to offering the best care to her patients by staying up-to-date with the latest developments in dentistry. She is especially gentle and empathetic towards anxious patients of all ages.
Jessica is passionate about preventative care and promoting oral health to the community. She has been to various childcare centres and worked with the National Dental Foundation to educate people about their oral health. She has also been to Vanuatu as a volunteer delivering emergency dental service to remote communities. When she’s not looking at teeth, Jessica enjoys sketching, yoga and going to the beach.
Dr Hou is also able to speak Mandarin.
Dr. Ming Ann Ong
Ming completed her dental training at the University of Melbourne in 2003. She began her career in private practice in Ballarat before relocating to Sydney with her husband in 2009. Ming worked at this practice with Dr Power from 2009 to 2017, before working in the eastern suburbs for four years while her children were young. Now a mother to two schoolchildren, Ming has returned to the practice form 2021.
Ming enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry as well as treating children. She regularly attends continuing education courses to keep up with the latest advances in dentistry. Her main priority is to provide her patients with the best possible outcome in a warm and gentle manner. In her spare time, Ming enjoys gardening and going to the gym.
Ming is an official member of the Australian Dental Association.
Oral Health Therapist
After working as a dental nurse while completing her science degree at Sydney University, Josie went on to complete her Bachelor of Oral Health at Newcastle University with Distinction. Being dual qualified (as both a hygienist and an Oral Health Therapist) allows Josie to provide a wide range of treatment for both children and adults.
Josie is an empathetic clinician with a warm smile and a gentle touch who has extensive experience treating patients form all ages and cultural backgrounds. Her time volunteering in Cambodia as well as travelling around to schools in a dental bus has prepared her well for her current role, which includes visiting nursing homes to provide dental care for the elderly.
Outside of work, Josie enjoys travelling, trying different cuisines and spending time with friends and family.
Josie is able to speak Arabic.