From Sydney Smile Specialist to Chatswood Orthodontics
About Chatswood Orthodontics
13 Spring Street,Chatswood – 40 Years of History
Welcome to Chatswood Orthodontics and thank you for considering us for your Orthodontic care. You may remember us as Sydney Smile Specialists, but we have undergone a small name change. Dr Tarraf hopes the new name reflects his commitment and dedication to families in Chatswood and surrounding areas. After all Chatswood Orthodontics, formerly, Sydney Smile Specialists, has remained in the same location since opening over 40 years ago.
The origins of our practice at 13 Spring Street, began with Dr Philip Kinsella, a specialist and established orthodontist, who started his own practice Philip Kinsella Orthodontics in early 1970. The practice became very successful in the Chatswood area. In those days the dark room was used to develop Kodak X-Rays, and in 1991 they introduced the first computer to the practice.
Chatswood itself was growing at a great rate, with shops such as Grace Brothers, the first large four-storey city retail department store, to open a branch in regional Sydney, which marked the start of a dramatic change in retail and stores for Chatswood. Our building, at the time, was the tallest building in Chatswood.
The year 2000 marked the arrival of Dr Steve Stramotas. He worked alongside Dr Philip Kinsella, until 2001 when Dr Steve Stramotas took full ownership of the practice and changed the name of the practice to Dr Steve Stramotas and Associates. Dr Philip Kinsella then retired in 2007 but still keeps in touch with the practice on a regular basis. After the purchase of a new digital X-ray machine in 2002 and an increased need for more computers, the practice outgrew level 3, and consequently moved up to level 4 in 2005 with a bright new fit out and a name change to Sydney Smile Specialists.
In 2010, Dr Nour E Tarraf joined the Sydney Smile Specialist Chatswood practice, before taking over full ownership in 2012. Dr Steve Stramotas left Chatswood to continue his Randwick practice full time. Now known as Chatswood Orthodontics, our practice continues to thrive.
Demonstrating his commitment to the Chatswood area, Dr Tarraf rebranded to Chatswood Orthodontics. With so many memories over the years, many staff members are still employed or have returned. It’s also not uncommon for parents who start their children’s treatment with us, to comment on how they were treated in this building when they were children themselves, with one of the previous talented orthodontists who practiced before us.
Dr Tarraf and his team at Chatswood Orthodontics understand that embarking in orthodontic treatment is an important decision and takes a big commitment from parents with children, and adults going through their own treatment. The team’s role, they believe, is to make the entire experience as enjoyable and convenient as possible. Dr Tarraf prides himself in staying ahead of the latest advancements in orthodontic treatment to ensure his patients are always receiving the best care possible. This has translated into all patients being given the option for discreet and affordable treatment options. Dr Tarraf believes everyone should be given the choice to choose a treatment they are completely comfortable with; therefore he has ensured his team has the skills and expertise to deliver beautiful results on all occasions.