Dr Oliver Cvekus
BBiomolSc (Hons I), BDSc (Hons I), FICOI, FPFA
General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Implantology
Oliver is a very accomplished Dental Surgeon with a special interest in Cosmetic Rehabilitation, Oral Surgery and Dental Implantology. He graduated from Melbourne Dental School as the No. 1 graduate collecting the RACDS award, John Iliffe Scholarship for final year of BDSc, the ADAVB Prize for Top Final Year Dental Student and First Class Honours.
Since graduation, Oliver has placed high importance on continuing education in General Dentistry but especially in his chosen field of Oral Surgery, Implantology and Smile Rejuvenation. He has invested significant time in further training in these fields with specialists in top institutions around the world. Included in these locations are South America, Australia, Germany and the U.S, to name a few. After gaining a Fellowship of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, he has also completed many different courses in other aspects of dentistry to provide him with the best understanding of how Implantology is integrated into a complete oral rehabilitation for the best long term results.
Oliver believes in high quality dental treatment with a scientific basis for long term success. This lack of compromise on quality gives his patients outstanding outcomes for their treatments, confidence through communication and understanding of procedures to be undertaken.
After a 10 year stint in Melbourne, he has migrated to Sydney with his wife, Dr Tirza Harley, to enjoy the weather and lifestyle that it has to offer. In 2016, Dr Oliver embarked on ownership of Pennant Hills Dental Centre and The Village Dentist, Castle Hill. Since being at the helm, the practices have won numerous awards including the Hornsby Local Business Award, and the national HESTA Aged Care Award.
Dr Oliver has developed a comprehensive Oral Health Training Program for the nursing staff at the Anglican Retirement Village Castle Hill and is a regular author in the ‘Compendium’ discussing a variety of dental topics. Based on his contribution to dentistry in the local community he personally has been awarded a Fellowship with the Pierre Fauchard Academy in London.
Not surprisingly, when he isn’t practicing dentistry, Oliver loves the great outdoors. He has a large array of sporting interests which includes snowboarding, mountain biking, surfing and keeping fit at the gym (to name a few). We are thrilled to have him join the team and believe his skill set to be a real asset to our patients.
Dr Tirza Harley
BDS (Adel), PGDipClinOrth (UK), FPFA
Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Orthodontics, Paediatrics
After having graduated from University of Adelaide, Dr Tirza Harley moved to Jindabyne NSW to develop her skills in Emergency Dentistry and snow skiing. When the snow melted, she felt it was time for a new challenge and began work on Collins Street in Melbourne.
Throughout her time in Melbourne, Dr Harley spent many hours continuing her professional development in Orthodontics, both in Australia and internationally. While Dr Harley is not a specialist orthodontist, she is passionate about Early Intervention Orthodontics, and is continually undergoing further study to understand how she can best care for her orthodontic patients. She has been teaching clinical skills in orthodontics over the past couple of years to her colleagues. Lately she has become particularly interested in using her orthodontic knowledge and the latest technology to provide Invisalign to both her adult and teenage patients.
Dr Harley later moved across Collins Street to further extend her scope of practice to include beautiful Cosmetic Dentistry including comprehensive restorative care and Botox in order to create fresh natural looking smiles in her adult patients because, she believes, “they deserve confident smiles too!”.
In 2016, Dr Harley moved home to Sydney (much to her parents delight) with her husband Dr Oliver Cvekus to enjoy the sunshine and embark on ownership of Pennant Hills Dental Centre and The Village Dentist, Castle Hill. Since being at the helm, the practices have won numerous awards including the Hornsby Local Business Award, and the national HESTA Aged Care Award.
In addition to orthodontics Dr Harley loves generally treating young patients to ensure they have a great relationship with the dentist from the word go. She believes education and Prevention is the key to a lifetime of smiles. For this reason Dr Harley has developed a Primary Schools Oral Health Program which she presents to numerous local schools on an annual basis. Based on her contribution to dentistry in the local community she personally has been awarded a Fellowship with the Pierre Fauchard Academy in London.
Dr Harley lives locally and in her spare time Tirza is passionate about good food and loves to cook up a feast to bring her family and friends together. She also loves to hit the ski slopes and enjoy the fresh mountain air when given half the chance.
Dr Roger Lindsay
Dr Roger Lindsay (Syd. Uni. 1978) commenced practice at Pennant Hills in 1985 following an earlier career in the Royal Australian Navy and set up the modern dental complex at the Anglican Retirement Villages due to his special interest in the dental problems faced by our elderly community.
He is a member of the Australian Dental Association and is involved in a number of postgraduate societies including the Endodontic Society of NSW, the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry and the Australian Society of Special Care Dentistry.
Roger is particularly interested in Crown and Bridgework, Endodontics, Periodontics, special care (geriatric) and aesthetic dentistry. He aims to provide complete routine and emergency care for all patients of the PHDC. He maintains a vigorous postgraduate education regime.
Spare time is family time and as a keen sportsman he takes great interest in all the ball sports, skiing and fishing.
Jennifer received her Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Newcastle in 2012, and is a member of the Dental Hygiene Association. She then went on to complete further education to support her growing love for all things dental, including an In-office Whitening for Dental Practitioners. Before Hygiene, Jennifer started Dental nursing in 2001 and during that time, completed Certificates III and IV in Dental Assisting.
Jennifer makes a positive impact on enhancing her patients’ knowledge of oral health. She’s excited to meet new people and to form relationships with patients that can last for many years, helping to make a real difference to their oral health and overall health.