As a proud Novocastrian, Maurie came from humble beginnings as a trainee at the Royal Newcastle Hospital in 1983. Eventually, he saw an opportunity to work closely in the area of crown and bridgework at a laboratory in Dora Creek. After five years, he decided to take the plunge and set up his own dental laboratory in New Lambton. The lab grew in staff numbers to six people by 1997. Maurie made his biggest investment that year in being the first laboratory in Australia to introduce Digital Dentistry in the form of a dental scanner. Within 12 months, the laboratory doubled in staff and a decision was made to move the business to Burwood Road, Whitebridge–hence the name Burwood Road Dental.
By 2005, Burwood Road Dental was regarded as an industry leader and one of the largest laboratories in the country. By 2010, the business had outgrown in size and it was relocated to the Sky Central West Building in Charlestown. Once again, a new name was established–Sky Dental Laboratories. The state of the art facility incorporated the latest in scanning technology as well as five clinics set on 300m2 of commercial space.
In 2013, Maurie was approached by a National Dental corporation and subsequently sold the business but remained for five years as manager. At that time, the laboratory consisted of four administration staff and 15 dental technicians. At the cessation of his 5 year contract at Sky Dental in August 2017 Maurie decided to take a long earned break from the industry. Over 100 technicians (over the 30 year period) have had the privilege of working and being trained under Maurie’s D’Andrea’s supervision and ownership–a legacy he is very proud of.
He has now returned and, as of January 2019, Maurie is proud to be back in the industry that inspires and motivates him. His new denture clinic in Hamilton is open for business and Maurie’s wealth of cosmetic dental knowledge is on standby.
If you’d like to make a booking with Maurie at Smiles on Hudson, get in touch today on 0432 194 603. Though based in Hamilton, Maurie caters to clients throughout the wider Newcastle and Lake Macquarie regions.
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Monday – 9.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday – 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday – 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday – 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday – 9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday – 9.00am – 2.00pm
Sunday – 9.00am – 2.00pm