About Us

What is an Endodontist?

In addition to a dental degree, specialist Endodontists are required to undertake at least an additional three years of post-graduate study, which enables the study and practice of advanced techniques in the diagnosis and provision of endodontic therapy. For this reason, many dentists choose to refer their patients to Endodontists.

We are specialists in saving teeth.

An endodontist is a specialist dentist with a minimum of three years of post-graduate University training in treating the diseased or damaged pulp of teeth.

They are registered as a specialist with the Dental Board of Australia, they are not general dentists with an interest in root canal treatment. To check your endodontist is registered, click here.

Endodontists limit their practice to root canal treatment and other procedures involving the pulp, diagnosing and relieving orofacial pain, treating traumatic injuries to teeth and oral facial infections. They are also specialists in apical microsurgery.

While some dentists choose to perform routine root canals in their practice, it’s very common and appropriate for dentists to refer their patients to a specialist in the field. This ensures the patients receive expert treatment and the best possible outcome. This is particularly so for back teeth which all tend to be difficult.

Our specialists at North Shore Endodontics are members of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontists (ANZAE), the Australian Society of Endodontology (ASE) and the Australian Dental Association (ADA).

Our Endodontists

Dr Sydney Bader

BDS (Wits) C Endo (Temple)

Dr. Sydney Bader obtained his BDSc from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa in 1981 and completed his Endodontic speciality in 1993 at Temple University, Philadelphia USA. Dr. Bader practised general dentistry for 10 years in North Ryde and has ... +been practising as an Endodontist in Chatswood since 1993.

Dr. Bader also has specialist endodontic practices in Dee Why, Gosford and Ballina.

Dr. Bader is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontists (ANZAE), the Australian Society of Endodontology (ASE) and the Australian Dental Association (ADA).

Dr. Bader has travelled periodically to South East Asia to teach and provide endodontic treatment to the underprivileged.

Dr John Barbat

BDSc (Qld) MDSc (Melb) FICD FPFA MRACDS (Endo)

Dr. John Barbat obtained his BDSc in 1977 from the University of Queensland and MDSc in 1996 from the University of Melbourne. He is a specialist clinical associate at Sydney University and is actively involved in ... +undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, including courses with ADA NSW.

Dr. Barbat is a fellow of Pierre Fauchard Academy, a fellow of the International College of Dentists and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontists.

Dr. Barbat served as a dental officer in the Royal Australian Army Dental Corp and has practised general dentistry in Australia and the United Kingdom. He has been practising full time as an Endodontist in Chatswood since 1996. Dr. Barbat has practices at Dee Why, Chatswood and Gosford.