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Clinical excellence, compassionate care. A world class dental practice in Corrimal servicing you and your family in the Illawarra.

Welcome to Contemporary Smiles. Located in Corrimal and servicing Wollongong and the Illawarra. Our goal is to deliver clinical excellence and compassionate dental care to all of our patients. At Contemporary Smiles, we treat every patient like we do our friends and family, with honest advice and premium quality dental services. We care about the physical, emotional and financial wellbeing of our patients as a first priority. We will always listen to your concerns and will work hard to always find affordable solutions to your oral health needs.

Family Friendly

Bring your whole family to our family-friendly practice, where we provide a comfortable and stress-free space for the whole family to enjoy their dental visits.

Implant Dentistry

Experience the latest in implant dentistry with our state-of-the-art technology, restoring your smile and confidence with natural-looking and long-lasting results.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Unlock your true potential with a beautiful smile. We offer a wide range of services including teeth whitening, veneers, and orthodontics for a picture-perfect smile.

Teeth Whitening

Achieve a dazzling white smile in no time with our professional in-chair teeth whitening services. Feel more confident about your teeth and your smile!

Purpose-Built Practice

Experience the latest in dental technology and care at our brand new purpose-built dental practice in Corrimal. Designed for your comfort and convenience.

Emergency Dentistry

Don’t suffer in pain, our emergency dental services can provide immediate relief and solutions for any dental emergency, ensuring your comfort and well-being.

Welcome to the family!

Meet the Contemporary Smiles Team

Dr. Barry Phelan

Dr. Barry Phelan


Dr. Nisha Fernandez

Dr. Nisha Fernandez


Daniel Mackay

Daniel Mackay

Oral Health Therapist

Meghana Pai

Meghana Pai

Oral Health Therapist

Contemporary Smiles works with all private health fund providers in Australia.


Contemporary Smiles

Why Choose Us?

Relax…this is no ordinary Dental Pactice! The team at Contemporary Smiles in Corrimal, led by principal dentist Dr. Barry Phelan, strives to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Our purpose-built practice, with its warm and inviting atmosphere, is designed to feel like home, featuring comforting amenities and a distinctly non-clinical interior.

A Team that Listens & Care

World Class Dentistry

5-Star Customer Service

Unparalleled Facilities

The Illawarra’s Leading Dental Care

A team that listens and cares

Our goal is to provide personalised and unparalleled cosmetic, general, and bespoke dental treatments in a warm and welcoming environment, while fostering lasting relationships and trust with our patients. We prioritise the highest standards of customer care and service, invest in the continuing professional development of our team, and strive to maintain a positive and supportive work atmosphere.

Contemporary Smiles Team

World Class Dentistry

We strive here at Contemporary Smiles for excellence in every aspect of our work, from clinical performance to interpersonal relationships, and always approach our tasks with humility and a commitment to delivering outstanding results.

As dental professionals, our goal is to be recognized as the premier team in The Illawarra, offering the finest quality dentistry with exceptional attention to detail.

World Class Dentistry

5-Star Customer Service

At our clinic, we offer a comprehensive range of dental treatments, utilising the very latest advancements in the field. Our team of the very best dentists in the Illawarra includes professionals in dental implants, orthodontics, hygiene, cosmetic dentistry, and more. We aim to provide seamless care for our patients, eliminating the need for referrals to other clinics. Our goal is to ensure our patients receive the very best treatments and the very best care all under one roof.

Contemporary Smiles Team

Unparalleled Facilities

Our state-of-the-art dental practice is specifically designed to make patients feel immediately at ease, with the latest technologies and equipment to ensure that they receive the highest standard of care in a welcoming and comfortable environment. As the most advanced facility in the Illawarra, we are dedicated to providing a truly unparalleled dental experience that exceeds expectations at every level.

Contemporary Smiles Team

Leading Dental Care

“Our dental services range from routine checkups to intricate rehabilitations, always utilising the most cutting-edge techniques in the field. Our top priority is to achieve both outstanding results and optimal oral health for our patients.”

Dr. Barry Phelan – Lead Dentist/Clinician

Contemporary Smiles Team

We focus on you

At Contemporary Smiles:


We will offer you a complete range of options for your treatment, and ensure they match your needs precisely.


We shall put you in charge of the decisions for your care, whilst providing you with the latest options in technology and treatments.


We will offer you a range of flexible payment options, to make any treatment you need quickly affordable.


We do not do average… We strive to be truly excellent in every way for you.

Meet the Team:

You’ll never meet a nicer bunch of dental practitioners and support staff!

Our team of dedicated dental physicians and professionals, selected with care by principal dentist Dr Barry Phelan, boasts unparalleled experience and diversity to cater to patients’ unique needs. Barry’s personal supervision ensures that all of our staff are among the top in Australia and many have advanced training or have received additional mentorship overseas. You can have peace of mind knowing you’re in exceptionally good hands.

Our Oral Health Therapists
At Contemporary Smiles Dental, our skilled Oral Health Therapists play a crucial role in delivering long-lasting dental restorations and promoting good oral health. By scheduling regular appointments with them, you can avoid gum disease (periodontitis), gingivitis, tooth decay, and bad breath. Additionally, they are focused on enhancing your smile and giving you a healthy, refreshed appearance.

Inside Contemporary Smiles’ Practice
Our new purpose-build dental practice is warm and friendly, designed to make you feel right at home. The non-clinical interior features comforting amenities commonly found in households, and everything inside is designed to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

At Contemporary Smiles, we understand the inconvenience of having to visit multiple practitioners for your dental needs. That’s why we offer comprehensive dentistry services in one convenient location. Our Corrimal practice allows us to manage many referrals in-house, so you don’t have to worry about traveling to unfamiliar places or experiencing delays from external referrals.

Meet The Team at Contemporary Smiles

We’re here to help!


Here, you’ll find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. We understand that choosing the right dental care can be a daunting task, which is why we have put together this comprehensive guide to help you make an informed decision. Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need to feel confident and comfortable with your dental experience. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Why choose Contemporary Smiles Dental?

At our practice in Corrimal, patients have access to a comprehensive range of dental treatments. We strive to provide state-of-the-art procedures, including dental implants, orthodontics, hygiene, cosmetic, and unique/bespoke services. Our team of highly skilled and experienced dentists works together to ensure our patients receive the care they need all in one place, without the need for referral to another clinic.

Why do regular dental visits matter?

The importance of routine dental check-ups lies in their ability to detect oral health issues at an early stage, making treatment simpler and more cost-effective. Preventive measures can also be taken to avoid the onset of oral problems. Additionally, certain diseases or medical conditions may manifest symptoms in the mouth, making regular visits to the dentist crucial.

How often do I have to go to the dentist?

Dental treatment is tailored to the individual, as every person's oral health needs are unique. The frequency of dental visits may vary, with some requiring only one or two visits a year, while others may require more. Your smile is unique, and your dental care should reflect that.

What should I look for when choosing a dentist?

It's advisable to consult multiple dentists before making a decision. Dental care is a personal service that relies on a strong relationship between dentist and patient. During your initial visit, you should be able to assess if the dentist is a good fit for you.

What are the early signs and symptoms of mouth cancer?

Mouth cancer can occur in various parts of the mouth including the lips, tongue and the throat. Sadly, mouth cancer has a high mortality rate due to late detection. However, there is hope as precancerous conditions can develop well before cancer and if detected early, can be effectively treated with a high chance of prevention or cure. Some common early signs of mouth cancer include:


  • An ulcer or sore throat lasting more than three weeks.
  • A white or red patch on the soft tissue, gums, tongue, or inner mouth.
  • Chronic sore throat or hoarse voice for over six weeks.
  • Difficulty swallowing or feeling of something stuck in the throat.
  • Neck swelling lasting more than three weeks.
  • Numbness of the tongue or other mouth area.
Is bad breath a sign of gum disease?

Chronic bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth can be a warning sign of gum disease and other oral issues, making it important to identify the cause. If you are experiencing persistent bad breath, schedule a visit with your dentist. Regular check-ups enable them to detect any underlying problems, as your bad breath may indicate a medical condition. If your dentist finds no oral health issues, they may refer you to a primary care physician.

Should I have my wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom teeth removal is not always necessary, but in certain situations, their arrival can cause discomfort, swelling, or infection. The most frequent issue we encounter is the lack of sufficient space for the wisdom teeth to emerge, leading to the recommendation of extraction for impacted wisdom teeth.

How long will my implants last?

Your new teeth's lifespan depends on the quality of care you provide after the implant area has fully healed (typically 3-6 months) and the crowns have been properly fitted. Proper care, such as you would give to natural teeth, will ensure the longevity of your implants and they can last a lifetime.

How can you get in touch with us?

If you're located in the Illawarra and seeking any dental treatments, we welcome you to contact us for a consultation. We'd be happy to discuss your options with you.

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