Maven Dental Avalon Beach

Meet The Team

Dr Celso Cardona
Lead Dentist

Dr Celso Cardona

AHPRA Registered

Dr Celso Cardona is the skilled and passionate Lead Dentist at Maven Dental Inner West Sydney and Maven Dental Avalon Beach. Originally from Brazil, Dr Cardona graduated from UFRGS (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul) in 2006 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and later in 2008 obtained his Masters in Pain and Palliative Medicine.

Dr Cardona discovered his love for dentistry at a young age, with both his dad and brother working as dentists. After receiving his qualifications he spent time working alongside them in Brazil until 2008 before moving to Australia the following year. He worked as…

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AHPRA Registered

Dr Celso Cardona is the skilled and passionate Lead Dentist at Maven Dental Inner West Sydney and Maven Dental Avalon Beach. Originally from Brazil, Dr Cardona graduated from UFRGS (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul) in 2006 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and later in 2008 obtained his Masters in Pain and Palliative Medicine.

Dr Cardona discovered his love for dentistry at a young age, with both his dad and brother working as dentists. After receiving his qualifications he spent time working alongside them in Brazil until 2008 before moving to Australia the following year. He worked as a clinical educator at Sydney University in 2009 and then went on to work at two other dental surgeries before joining Maven Dental Group.

Within his role, Dr Cardona is passionate about helping his patients achieve a better understanding of dental health and providing them with exceptional dental care. Holding over 15 years' experience, he has gained extensive knowledge in all aspects of general dentistry with a keen interest in root canals, full mouth reconstruction and teeth alignment. Due to his expertise with complex dental cases, he also receives referrals from other dentists.

Committed to his professional development, Dr Cardona has completed the curriculum of additional education at the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dentistry in Miami. Currently, Dr Cardona is furthering his studies at the Kois Center in Seattle.

Away from the practice, Dr Cardona enjoys meditating, rock climbing, playing video games and travelling. He also has a love for yoga and practices every day of the week and is also a qualified yoga teacher.

Dr John Michael Associate Dentist Maven Dental Sydney Inner West
Lead Dentist

Dr John Michael

AHPRA Registered

Before making the move to lead our Avalon Beach practice, Dr Michael studied his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Sydney and worked alongside Dr Celso Cardona in Inner West Sydney. John loves building trust and fostering relationships with his patients. He is passionate about being able to truly understand what a patient wants from their treatment, assessing their motivation and working in harmony with them to achieve their dental goals.

Dr Michael is a talented dentist that has a keen interest in the art and aesthetics of dentistry, as well as oral surgery. In 2018,…

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AHPRA Registered

Before making the move to lead our Avalon Beach practice, Dr Michael studied his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Sydney and worked alongside Dr Celso Cardona in Inner West Sydney. John loves building trust and fostering relationships with his patients. He is passionate about being able to truly understand what a patient wants from their treatment, assessing their motivation and working in harmony with them to achieve their dental goals.

Dr Michael is a talented dentist that has a keen interest in the art and aesthetics of dentistry, as well as oral surgery. In 2018, the Australian Society of endodontics awarded him the Anthony P Martin prize for Proficiency in Clinical Endodontics (Root canal therapy). John has experience treating patients from all walks of life and has practiced in both public and private surgeries.

Dr Michael is constantly seeking opportunities to increase his knowledge and is committed to clinical excellence. He has previous observed and assisted maxillofacial surgeons and specialist endodontists and as a member of the Australian Dental Association, regularly attends conferences to keep up-to-date with the latest knowledge and technology.

Away from Maven Dental Avalon Beach, you’ll find John exploring Sydney’s national parks, on the pitch playing football, or searching for the perfect coffee. John co-founded a football club in Melbourne in 2013 and still helps the local team whenever he can.

Lindel Aquino
Practice Manager

Lindel Aquino

Dental Assistant/Receptionist, Lindel Aquino, was welcomed to the caring and compassionate Maven Dental Inner West Sydney team in September 2013. Lindel completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2014 through TAFE New South Wales. Prior to discovering her love for dental, she gained valuable experience working as an airfare and ticketing specialist for a wholesale travel company - holding a Diploma in Travel and Tourism (2004). 

Within her roles, Lindel is passionate about working with an amazing team to provide patients with high-quality dental care and treatment. She loves being able to meet new people on a daily basis…

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Dental Assistant/Receptionist, Lindel Aquino, was welcomed to the caring and compassionate Maven Dental Inner West Sydney team in September 2013. Lindel completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2014 through TAFE New South Wales. Prior to discovering her love for dental, she gained valuable experience working as an airfare and ticketing specialist for a wholesale travel company - holding a Diploma in Travel and Tourism (2004). 

Within her roles, Lindel is passionate about working with an amazing team to provide patients with high-quality dental care and treatment. She loves being able to meet new people on a daily basis and enjoys the opportunity to continuously learn new skills and responsibilities.

In her spare time, Lindel enjoys spending quality time with family, going to the beach, heading out with friends and travelling.

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Dental Assistant

Elizabeth Howard

Growing up on the beautiful Northern Beaches, Elizabeth Howard began her career in dental assisting in 2005 and has joined the Maven team at our Avalon Beaches practice. With over 15 years of experience in the dental industry, Elizabeth brings a wealth of knowledge and loves taking a more hands-on approach with her patients and clinicians. Elizabeth is well known within the practice for her big, beautiful smile and can-do attitude and thoroughly enjoys working alongside her incredible team. Elizabeth is clinically passionate about cosmetic and surgical dentistry and has a soft, hands-on approach with her patients, who often request…

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Growing up on the beautiful Northern Beaches, Elizabeth Howard began her career in dental assisting in 2005 and has joined the Maven team at our Avalon Beaches practice. With over 15 years of experience in the dental industry, Elizabeth brings a wealth of knowledge and loves taking a more hands-on approach with her patients and clinicians. Elizabeth is well known within the practice for her big, beautiful smile and can-do attitude and thoroughly enjoys working alongside her incredible team. Elizabeth is clinically passionate about cosmetic and surgical dentistry and has a soft, hands-on approach with her patients, who often request for her to be in the room during their procedures.

In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys getting amongst nature, reading, drawing and spending quality time with her friends and family.