Dr Cigdem Kipel

BOralH (DSc), GDipDent, FRACDS Griffith University, QLD

As an award winning dentist with top patient reviews, Dr Cigdem Kipel, a principal dentist at North Sydney Dental Practice is dedicated to maintaining the highest level of clinical excellence throughout her patient care. She is passionate about improving smile aesthetics through Invisalign, implants, and cosmetic dentistry and shows outstanding skills in patient communication. With her top academic achievements and commitment to ongoing education, she is able to deliver treatment outcomes of exceptional quality for her patients with care, compassion, and a gentle touch.

Cigdem is an experienced and compassionate dentist who believes that dental treatment should be performed with patient comfort as a top priority. She has mastered the delicate skills involved in minimising pain and discomfort during dental procedures. Many of her patients commend her on her gentle touch and sense of care, often commenting that they “didn’t feel a thing”.

Dr Kipel is particularly skilled in working with anxious patients and understands the special care and attention required to achieve an optimal outcome for those who have experienced fear, nervousness and anxiety with dental treatment in the past. She understands the importance of empathy, patience and building trusting relationships as keys to instilling confidence for her patients and allowing them to regain pride in their oral health.

One of Dr Kipel’s greatest passions is aesthetic dentistry and in particular, Invisalign. She has a keen eye for the artistic details that make up a beautiful smile and understands the individual aesthetic variations needed for each of her patients. As always, her top skills in communication are paramount in creating a shared vision with her patients to obtain the “dream smile” they imagined for themselves. She has gained extensive experience in straightening teeth with the Invisalign system and frequently attends coursework to expand her skillset and stay at the forefront of a continuously evolving technology. Hundreds of patients have thanked her for giving them their dream smile.
In recent years, Dr Kipel’s focus has shifted to Implant Dentistry and she is currently enrolled to obtain her Graduate Diploma of Clinical Dental Implantology through the University of Sydney. She is a member of several implant education groups and has attended numerous advanced courses in implant surgery, tissue grafting, sinus lifting and implant restorations. She graduated from the 1-year gIDE Master Clinician Program via the globally run gIDE Institute where she achieved Top Honours in Implantology, won an academic prize (2nd place internationally) and was invited to present her implant cases in the USA to an international cohort of students and speakers. Dr Kipel describes having great fulfilment in being able to replace missing teeth for her patients so that they may eat, speak, smile and laugh like they used to.
As a high achieving individual, Dr Kipel has been awarded multiple academic prizes throughout both her university education in Queensland as well as in pursuit of further qualifications thereafter. Dr Kipel was;
  • Awarded the ADA prize for 1st place in graduating year (highest GPA) of her Bachelor's Degree, BOralH(Dsc)
  • Awarded the Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence (for students attaining academic results within the top 5%) in consecutive years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009
  • Awarded the Australian Society of Orthodontics Prize for 1st in Orthodontics, 2009
  • Awarded the Australia and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry Prize for 1st in Paediatric Dentistry, 2009
  • Awarded the 2nd Place International Prize and Top Honours in Implant Dentistry for academic achievement in the gIDE Master Clinician Program, 2016
  • Awarded official commendations for all 6 (of 6) RACDS Primary Examination subjects, 2012
  • Admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS), 2015
Dr Kipel is a participating member of several professional associations including;
  • The Australian Dental Association
  • The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
  • The Australian Society of Endodontology
  • The Australian Osseointegration Society
  • The Global Institute of Dental Education
  • Spear Dental Education
  • ITI - International Team of Implantology
Her commitment to continuing education and participation in her professional associations has allowed her to obtain an advanced level of clinical competency in many fields and lead at the forefront of emerging dental technologies.