(02) 9569 2176

486 Marrickville Road Dulwich Hill NSW 2203

About Us

About us

Based in Dulwich Hill on Marrickville Road, our dental team is experienced, caring and passionate about helping you look after your oral health.

Our clinic is QIP accredited, which means we have an independently recognised quality standard of patient care based on national health and safety guidelines. These standards require us to undergo continuous evaluation; we believe this demonstrates our commitment to high-quality patient-centred care.

Our team

Dr John Vakirtzis


John graduated in 1985 and provides all forms of dentistry for the entire family. He has a special interest in orthodontics, implants and cosmetic dentistry and is eligible for the IAO Board. He is also a fellow of the ICCDE (International College of Continuing Dental Education).

John Vakirtzis has received the following awards:

  • Leslie Raymond Carroll Prize for Proficiency in Prosthetic Dentistry
  • Australian Society of Endodontology, Prize for Clinical Proficiency in Endodontics
  • John Stephen Hill Memorial Prize for Proficiency in Clinical Operative Dentistry
  • K.P. Mackinnon Prize for Proficiency in Clinical Prosthetic Dentistry
  • Dr Henry Bruce Maxwell Prize for Proficiency in Operative Dentistry

Outside of work he enjoys bike riding, tennis, brunching with his daughter and reading the Bible.

Dr Fadi Dalati


Dr Fadi Dalati completed both of his first two degrees from the University of Sydney. He then went on to become an appointed member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

He has a special interest in dental implants*, which drove him to complete his master’s degree in dental implantology from the prestigious Goethe University in Germany.

After completing his dental implant master’s training Fadi has been involved in helping train other dentists in the field of implants.

His hobbies include photography and scuba diving.

Dr James El-Khoury


James completed his Bachelor of Dentistry and Medical Science degrees at the University of Sydney. He enjoys treating the whole family including children and working with patients who are anxious about receiving dental treatment and watching then become more confident.

James special interest in orthodontics (braces), endodontics (root canal treatment) and cosmetic dentistry.

His training/involvements include:

  • Orthodontic training through POS (Progressive Orthodontic Seminars)
  • Facial Injectable training through the Australasian Academy of Dento-facial Aesthetics
  • Aesthetics Periodontics “Gum Surgery” through POS – Dr Ziv Simons
  • Member of the Australian Society of Endodontics

When he is not at work he enjoys photography, basketball and football as well as spending time with family and friends

Dr Ellis Vakirtzis - Dulwich Dental

Dr Ellis Vakirtzis


Dr Ellis Vakirtzis has a Doctor of Dental Medicine and Bachelor of Medical Science from The University of Sydney and has a special interest in preventative dentistry and crown and bridge work.

Ellis delivers professional and patient-oriented dental care for the whole family, with his gentle manner putting even the most anxious patients at ease. He takes the time to explain all options and develops a strong relationship with patients to better understand their needs.

He also believes in finding a balance between work and play, so outside of the dental clinic you will find him on the golf course working on his slice, at the beach searching for that perfect wave to surf, or at the cafè with family and friends.

Luisa Escalante

Dental Hygienist

Luisa has worked in the dental industry for over a decade. She started as a dental assistant and then became a practice manager. Graduating from the University of Newcastle (Bachelor of Oral Health), she later on became a dental hygienist because she enjoyed dealing with patients on a day-to-day basis and helping them understand their oral health. She is currently doing further studies to expand her scope of work so she can work on minimally invasive dentistry as well as work more closely with children.

In her spare time, Luisa enjoys exercising, Latin dance and family gatherings.

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Mondays - Fridays 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturdays 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sundays Closed
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, with a surgical or invasive procedure, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified healthcare practitioner.