Maven Dental Avalon Beach

Meet The Team

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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 10 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.

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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.