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  • To Ryde Family Dentist

We are your local Medibank, Bupa & CBHS provider dentists. Our practice is fully accredited to national safety and quality standards. Come in and see our experienced dental team.

Dr Ines Despot BDS Hons (USyd)
Dr Edward Wells B Dent Sci (CSU)
Dr John T Lewis BDS (USyd)

Ryde Family Dentist was established in 2012, building upon the long heritage of the premises, which has hosted dental practices since the 1950s. Located in West Ryde, our name represents our commitment to looking after the wider Ryde area.

Our current practice principal is Dr Ines Despot, who took up the reins from Dr John T Lewis in early 2012. Dr Lewis had run the surgery since 1977. He remains an important team member and still practices on Mondays and Fridays. Upon taking over, Dr Despot refurbished the practice and installed the latest dental technology.

Our commitment to providing high quality and reasonably priced dental care to the community remains firm. We are a trusted dental provider for Bupa, Medibank and CBHS, but our services are not just for their clients; anyone is welcome to visit us.

We have achieved full National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards accreditation, awarded by Quality Innovation Performance (QIP).

We monitor and regularly review all aspects of our service delivery in order to make improvements, so you can rest assured of better patient-centred service and higher quality practise at Ryde Family Dentist.

The accreditation scheme for dental practices was introduced at the start of 2013 and is voluntary at present; a mandatory programme will be developed in a few years' time. The NSQHS Standards were prepared by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, and specify world-class best practise measures for critical aspects of health care, such as infection control, medication safety and patient management, as well as general governance principles that can be applied by all health care providers.

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  • Clare Ryan Newbie   1 review
    I have been seeing Dr Ines Despot for many years, after trying different dentists and health fund clinics. I find her honest, caring and is refreshing and fantastic. Lovely, convenient and always welcoming.
    I cannot recommend Dr Despot enough.

    9 months ago - 21/06/2014

  • Tim1975 Newbie   1 review
    Recently i contacted Ryde Family Dentist because my wife damaged her tooth 2 weeks before our wedding, all staff where friendly, professional, informative & the work my wife had done was exceptional. Thanks to Dr NurbojaI my wife could smile for our wedding photos. I have been to more than six dentists throughout Sydney over the last 10 years & for the last 3 years have been repairing the damage caused by them when i go overseas. From now on we will be returning to Ryde Family Dentist.
  • DBayGuy   2 reviews
    I have been going to Ines for the last few years and will never look back. After going to a very well know Eastern Suburbs Dentist for many years I was not happy with the care I was receiving and a friend suggested I try Ines. I was immediately impressed with her no fuss approach and friendly care. She understood the problem I was having with my teeth and fixed it up in one appointment. That was a few years ago and now I have referred all my family and friends to her. I am not the kind of person who gives reviews but I believe Dr Ines and her surgery deserves praise. In my view she is one of the best dentists in Sydney and I will keep coming back.
  • jmoz Newbie   1 review
    Dr Nurboja was fantastic - great dentist, very professional and I have had no issues whatsoever since. Changed to the Ryde Family Dentist after being recommended by a friend after a string of issues with a Sydney CBD practice and never looking back.
  • tamtamh Newbie   1 review
    Dr Nurboja is a fantastic, caring and very understanding dentist. After seeing 4 dentists this year re a tooth issue, with none of them being able to identify the problem, it took Dr Nurboja just one look at the xray too determine the issue. Reception staff were fantastic and very helpful also. I couldn't recommend this dentist highly enough.
  • INNOVA Tiling   2 reviews
    Dr Nurboja is a caring, accommodating dentist, she understands budget concerns and does her best to help in that respect and genuinely cares about the well being of her clients. I would, and will recommend her to anyone.
  • miim Newbie   1 review
    A staff at the reception is not flexible at all. Even if it is emergency, staff never book you in as saying we are fully booked. Staff never care about patients, works like a robot. As my front tooth cracks and need to see a doctor as soon as possible, I called the other dentist. Though it is busy and booked out on the day, the doctor kindly spare her time and saw me. So I was able to go to work after that.
    • RydeFDent  
      Hi Miim,

      We always do our best to accommodate emrgencies. We apologise for any inconvenience you may have been caused. We welcome you to come back at any stage to see either Dr Nurboja or Dr Lewis.


      Ryde Family Dentist


  • Cathyeye Newbie   1 review
    Both Dr Ines Nurboja and John Lewis are awesome but the one of the staff is very rude. Not helpful at all. I would love to go back if there were another staff.
    • RydeFDent  
      Hi Cathyeye,

      We apologise if you were caused any inconvenience. We have kindly asked all of our staff to refocus their attention on ensuring our patients get the best treatment. We would love to see you again in our practice. Please feel free to make an appointment with either Dr Nurboja or Dr Lewis.

      Kind regards,

      Ryde Family Dentist


  • MumNO1 Newbie   1 review
    I would like to highly recomend Dr Ines Nurboja to everyone young or old. I have tried many dentists for my family members & mostly my 9 year old son & just the thought of the word dentist would scare him. He had 3 teeth extracted with no hesitation with going ahead with the procudure. She is just wonderful & truly amazing. On the way home I couldn't believe that he just kept on saying I feel so much better mum & I cannot wait to go back.
    I will continue to book appointments & would not go anywhere else.

    If your looking for the best honest dentist for yourself or your family members,
    try Ines, you will not be dissapointed.
  • imalocal   5 reviews
    I have been seeing Ines for many years now, I moved some distance away but still travel to see her.

    I'm sound sensitive and not fond of Dentists, however Ines makes me feel comfortable and not at all concerned, thanks to Ines I have been able to have dental procedures done rather than being too scared to including a Wisdom tooth extraction in the chair and just under gas. She is very affordable as well. Thumbs up!
    • AAAW Newbie 
      For many years now I have been visiting Ines along with my husband and my 2 daughters. Ines is not only a magnificent dentist but also a very caring person, she makes you feel confortable, is very patient and has a smile that makes you feel at ease on that chair. She has been wonderful to my daughters as she has a special charisma to deal with kids. And you would agree that when it comes to a visit to the dentist, children can be quite difficult.
      They quite simply would not see any other dentist, I would not see any other dentist. Ines is the best dentist I have ever visited.
      As for those of you who mention rudeness from the receptionist, let me tell you that in all the years that I have been visiting Ines, not once, ever, the receptionist was rude to us, quite the contrary, so if you had a bad day, dont take it on the receptionist !!!



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