The practice that I have been fortunate enough to work in for over 35 years is the Sydney Holistic Dental Centre, in Sydney CBD. I have worked in partnership with my brother, Dr Joshua Ehrlich, for all of that time. It has been, and continues to be, a very supportive and encouraging professional and (of course) extremely important personal relationship. After almost 40 years of working together, not to mention having shared our lives together. This has been through life’s many celebrations, challenges, occasional tragedies and we are closer than ever.
Over 20 years ago, we were very fortunate to be joined by another dentist and partner, Dr Craig Wilson. Dr Craig has similarly been supportive and encouraging. He has brought a whole new perspective to our professional health journey. Not only did Craig graduate from Sydney University with 1st class honours, he continues every day to be a 1st class health practitioner, dentist and friend. Craig is continuously learning and challenging himself. While not related, I often describe him as ‘a brother from another mother’, and he has always provided great wisdom and balance to our collective dynamic.
Over 10 years ago, Dr Yin Yin Teoh, whom I also consider family and enjoy describing her as a ‘sister from another mister’, joined us as well. Dr Yin Yin provides us with a wonderful energy and empathy as well as specialised interest in what we refer to as the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal imbalance (TMJ dysfunction), cranial and postural imbalances, incorporating breathing and the function of the oral musculature (Myofunctional therapy). Apart from her caring nature she is also, incredibly technically skilled and a superb dentist. We are lucky to have her as part of the team and a partner in steering the practice.
In recent years, my nephew Dr Lewis Ehrlich (Dr Josh’s son) has become part of our ‘dental’ family. Having literally been exposed to the ideas on health for the last 30 years (much of which I discuss in my book, A Life Less Stressed: the 5 pillars of health and wellness). Dr Lewis has also been immersed in the workings of a holistic dental practice throughout his life and has developed his own interest in health and wellness from a unique holistic perspective. Not only is he a great dentist, with a wonderful manner and care of patients, but he is also a qualified holistic health coach, a former professional soccer player and a qualified personal trainer. Lewis has brought a whole new energy and enthusiasm for holistic health, which has influenced us all in the practice.
At Sydney Holistic Dental Centre, we are fortunate to also be supported by a great team at the practice which are all an important part of our team…. we simply couldn’t do it without them.
It is exciting for us all to be working together, after so many years and with still so much to learn. I have often said that the more I learn, the more I realise I don’t know, and working as a team with my ‘dental family’ enriches the journey. Each one is special and I am grateful to work alongside, and be connected with them all.
Where we are located
St. James Centre
Level 17, 111 Elizabeth St, Sydney, NSW, 2000
(between Market & King Sts , next to David Jones & opposite the St James Church)