Rick Lazar - Prosthodontist
B.D.S (Syd), M.Sc.(Lond), M.S. (Mich.)
Dr Rick Lazar operates his private practice in West Perth as well as presenting lectures to the dental profession. His specialist dental interests include implants and aesthetic dentistry. Dr Lazar also runs a study club and also conducts training courses to train dentists how to carry out implant treatment.
Beginning with receiving his undergraduate dental degree at the University of Sydney in 1976, Dr Lazar has been fortunate enough to receive dental training on three continents. He also has a Master of Science in Restorative Dentistry from the University of London – Eastman Dental Hospital (1979) and a Master of Science in Prosthodontics from the University of Michigan (1985). After completing his studies, he returned to Australia and settled in Perth in 1985. Before beginning private practice, Dr Lazar tutored and lectured part-time at the Perth Dental School. He was also previously Acting Head of the Restorative Department.
Outside of work Dr Lazar is passionate about four wheel driving, enjoys camping with his teenage twins, and is trying to lower his golf handicap.
Tim Du Toit - Dental Ceramist
Tim runs his own dental laboratory on our premises. Having a technician on-site ensures the best possible result for each cosmetic and restorative case as Tim can be present when we discuss things like the colour, shape and size of the teeth to be made. It also means we can offer a quicker turnaround time for dental treatment. Tim is very artistic and uses his artisan skills and abilities when he creates dental crowns, bridges, veneers etc.
When Tim graduated in 1989 he was top of his year with a National Higher Diploma in Dental Technology from Natal Technical in Durban, South Africa. He has 24 years experience in dental ceramics and has been running his own laboratory for 20 years. Tim moved to WA in 2000 and has been an Australian citizen for 13 years.
His hobbies include caving, knife making and fishing, and he also enjoys spending time with his family.
Erica Holland - Dental Therapist
Erica is our dental therapist and has been with us since 2008.
She worked as a private dental assistant whilst studying at Curtin University and qualified as a dental therapist in 1987.
As our dental therapist, Erica’s role is integral to our delivery of the best possible treatment. Besides carrying out clinical dentistry, Erica is also our Implant Coordinator. She is involved in explaining treatment plans, organising appointments and ensuring that the treatment runs as smoothly as can be.
When she is not working, Erica’s husband and two children keep her busy. She also enjoys planning holidays and entertaining.