Dr Nour Tarraf
Dr Nour Tarraf completed his Bachelor of Dentistry at Cairo University with Honours in 2001, followed by an Orthodontic residency at Cairo University, before moving to Sydney with his wife in 2005 to join the Orthodontic Masters Degree program.
Dr Tarraf finished his Masters Degree in Orthodontics at the University of Sydney in 2008 with Honours. He also received the University Award for the best overall postgraduate performance in the Masters Degree at the Faculty of Dentistry, as well as the International Merit scholarship for three consecutive years. Nour also completed the membership exams in orthodontics for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 2008. He is the current president of the Australasian Society of Lingual Orthodontics and holds membership with the Australian Dental Association, Australian Society of Orthodontists, European Society of Orthodontics and the World Society of Lingual Orthodontics.
Dr Tarraf worked for a period between private practice in Canberra and teaching at the University of Sydney, where he was involved in research and teaching as well as the management of complex cases that qualify for treatment in the public system. He then joined the Chatswood practice in 2010, taking over ownership in 2012.
He enjoys treating both children and adults with an emphasis on achieving facial and dental harmony. He believes in the importance of correct treatment timing in growing children to achieve the best dental and facial outcomes, while making the treatment simple and enjoyable. He places a great deal of importance on timely intervention in children through growth modification when necessary to reduce or minimise the need for complicated future treatment.
Dr Tarraf is particularly interested in the use of aesthetic and invisible appliances such as Invisalign and Incognito. He is one of Sydney’s leading practitioners of lingual (behind the teeth braces) Incognito. He believes that modern technology offers every patient an invisible treatment solution. In 2016 he was successful in becoming a member of the European Society of Lingual Orthodontics ESLO (Membership is through examination of two treated cases) and is currently the only Australian member of this elite group of orthodontists with only 260 specialists world wide.
In 2017 Dr Tarraf became the first and only Australian orthodontist to become a member of the World Society of Lingual Orthodontics (WSLO) a select group of only 250 members world wide who specialise in lingual orthodontics.
Another area of interest for Dr Tarraf is the use of TADs (Temporary Anchorage Devices). He is one of Sydney’s pioneers in the use of TADs, Having used them since 2003 and successfully integrated them into our treatment protocols here in Chatswood. TADs are a technology that greatly increases what is achievable through orthodontics for many patients with missing teeth and severe skeletal discrepancies. For adult patients with complicated bite problems, their treatment options are also widened.
Dr Tarraf also has an interest in teaching and research and is involved in both fields at the University of Sydney, where he is doing a part time PhD on the applications of TADs in the management of maxillary (upper jaw) deficiency in growing children. He also teaches regularly at the Long Ortho Course part of the University of Sydney program for continuing professional development for general dentists. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has a number of published papers. In 2013, he was awarded the Emerging Lecturer Award by the Australian Dental Association and Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Nour resides in Sydney’s northern suburbs with his English wife and two young daughters. They love Sydney and the outdoorsy lifestyle it offers. Being keen triathletes, they are most often found racing Triathlon on weekends in one of Sydney’s beauty spots, handing over the kids as batons! Nour likes to run or ride his bicycle to Chatswood (he’d even swim here if he could…) so next time you bump into him on the road send him a friendly wave. Nour also enjoys golf and used to play a handicap 5 in wistful years gone by.
Nour is always at hand to talk about Orthodontics to our patients and is committed to providing patients with the most outstanding and state of the art orthodontic care
Dr Anastasia Bakopoulou
Dr Anastasia Bakopoulou has known Dr Nour Tarraf for a number of years now, from before she started her orthodontic training at the University of Sydney. They share a very similar treatment philosophy with great interest in early treatment and more importantly the correct timing of treatment in growing children, teens and adults. Furthermore, they use the latest technology to provide both technical and artistic skills which enable them to achieve outstanding aesthetic and functional results.
Dr Anastasia is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the Santa Maria University in 2007. She worked in private practice for several years before moving to Australia where she obtained her Master of Philosophy in Orthodontics at the University of Sydney in 2011, followed by a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry Degree in Orthodontics in 2014.
Since her early days as an orthodontic registrar at University, Dr Anastasia discovered a passion for teaching while contributing with undergraduate teaching within the dentistry and hygienist cohorts.
From 2015 to 2019, Dr Anastasia held the position of Clinical Educator in the Orthodontic Department of the University of Sydney. She was involved in the development and implementation of the Bachelor of Oral Health program within the orthodontic department where she taught the clinical and didactic component within this program. Additional teaching roles comprised orthodontic lectures for the Doctor of Dental Medicine cohort and clinical instructor for the Orthodontic Long Course for dental practitioners.
From 2017 to 2019, Dr Anastasia held a combined teaching and clinical specialist role at the Sydney Dental hospital where she contributed with the public waiting list screening, allocation and management of fairly complicated and mostly interdisciplinary cases.
Dr Anastasia is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) by examination, and a Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists. She has submitted several scientific articles in the field of TADs and bone cements and has presented her research at professional meetings nationally and internationally.
Socially, Dr Anastasia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and when the opportunity presents, volunteers in the UpClub social group for young adults with Down syndrome. Dr Anastasia is also tri-lingual, speaking fully fluent English, Spanish, and Greek.
Want to learn more about Dr Tarraf?
Below shows a little more about Dr Tarraf, including his Scientific Publications about orthodontics, and also a link to an interview he did with the ADA in 2015, about orthodontics, life, family and his new approach to providing a better service for his patients.