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For nervous patients: we have an onsite sedationist at our Balgowlah Smile Office

For patients with pain: we will see you on the same day, call us on 02 9907 9877

For patients with missing teeth: all implant treatment including surgical placement, from start to finish, will be done at our Balgowlah Smile Office

For patients with cosmetic concern: very experienced and capable dental team to provide world class dental care. Call us on 02 9907 9877

Veteran Affairs patients and eligible children with Medicare "The Child Dental Benefits Schedule" are all welcome

Our Team

Our team is second to none. The doctor’s and staff all represent a level of professionalism that is world class. We provide a broad range of services and attend regular courses to continue our education. You will find that there is everything you require under one roof at Balgowlah Smile Office!


We are proud of our reputation and proud of our team- we would like to introduce them to you


Dr Thomas Chai

B.D.S.(Syd), Grad.Dip.Clin.Dent.(Oral Implants)(Syd)

Dr Thomas Chai is committed to providing you with the highest standard of treatment and believes passionately in continuing education and excellence throughout all aspects of dentistry.


After graduated in 1993 from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, he has practised the latest techniques in dentistry over the past 20 years, and he also has a “Diploma in Implant Dentistry” from the University of Sydney in 2001.


Dr Chai has over twenty years of experience in complex aesthetic and dental implant rehabilitations, and is committed to excellence providing you not just teeth but a beautiful smile in a friendly and caring manner. Dr Chai’s artistic eyes and attention to detail ensure that all his work, as simple as a clean and polish, fillings, to more complex work such as root canal therapies, crowns and bridges, orthodontic treatment, dental implants and cosmetic dentistry all have outstanding results.


Dr Chai is a very competent clinician. He demonstrates diligence and enthusiasm for his work. His pleasant disposition, caring manner often puts our anxious patients at ease.


Dr Veronica Cheng

B.D.S.(Syd), Grad.Dip.Clin.Dent.(Conscious Sedation and Pain Control)(Syd)


Dr Veronica Cheng specializes in dentistry for those who are so fearful about dentistry they’ve put off treatment for years. For more than 20 years she has made dentistry an easier prospect for even the most phobic of patients (adults and children). Fear of dentistry is common, but that doesn’t mean you have to neglect your teeth. You CAN have great dental health and a great smile – without worry, without fear. The answer is sedation dentistry.




Dr Veronica Cheng is a Dental Board Approved Sedation Practitioner. She graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1993 and obtained her Graduated Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Conscious Sedation and Pain Control) in 2003. All Intravenous Sedation is carried out at the premises by Dr Veronica Cheng herself.

Dr Cheng provides the following sedation techniques, all of which are provided on-site;

  • Nitrous Oxide (Happy Gas)
  • Oral pre-medication
  • Intravenous Sedation

We provide Intravenous Sedation for wisdom teeth extractions, implant surgery and most major dental procedures. In fact our sedation dentistry can be provide on most dental treatments; including

  • Dental Check Up
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Implants
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal
  • Tooth Extraction
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Orthodontic
  • Gum treatment
  • Children dentistry

Dr Cheng specialises in the management of anxious patients, dental and
medical emergencies in dental office. She is very friendly and caring. Please do not hesitate to contact her at Balgowlah Smile Office to discuss your problem.


Important: We are a certified Dental Board Sedation practice offering Intravenous Sedation on a daily basis unlike other practices that bring in an anesthetist or another dental sedationist on a monthly basis to perform their sedations. So if you enquire elsewhere please ensure, for your security, that it is to a dental board approved practice.