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Dr Agnes Lai obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Sydney (USYD) in 2002. She was awarded the G.S CAIRD Scholarship in Prosthetic Dentistry and shared Faculty Research Prize.

After practising as an intrepid general dentist in Singapore, and metropolitan Sydney, Agnes completed her Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics at her alma mater, USYD. She was admitted as a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the same year.

Agnes has been involved with the ongoing hypodontia research in Westmead Centre for Oral Health. She has published her research in human neural adaptation related to an increase in occlusal vertical dimension using fMRI. She is also a contributor to the textbook "Oral Rehabilitation: A Case-Based Approach."  

Currently, Agnes practices prosthodontics in private practice at Sydney Prosthodontic Group, Chatswood, and a clinical specialist at Westmead Oral Restorative Sciences Department in the Public Sector. 

Agnes had been a past Lecturer of Oral Rehabilitation at USYD, where she was involved in both undergraduate and post-graduate teaching of prosthodontics and dental implants. She has been a past convener of a 5-day Continuing Education Program for Prosthodontics at USYD. She currently maintains an ongoing Clinical Educator role in the discipline of prosthodontics to Doctorate of Dental Medicine via her role at the teaching hospital.  Agnes has served on the federal executive of the Australian Prosthodontic Society in the past. She is currently serving as a State Representative for the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Prosthodontics.

Her extensive experience in general and specialist practice, locally and overseas, and her friendly approach to patient care provide our patients with the highest quality specialist prosthodontic treatment in a warm, caring manner.  She enjoys teamwork with her patients to rejuvenate, restore and create people's smiles that are unique and tailored, with a comprehensive approach including mindfulness on aetiology and recommendations on preventative strategies and risk mitigations.

Agnes is a mother of three delightful daughters and enjoys spending time with her family.  She enjoys cooking, singing, theatre, travel, and playing the piano by leisure.  She was born in Hong Kong and migrated to Australia in her primary years.  While remaining fluent in Cantonese, she can also communicate in Mandarin and finds interest in Japanese and French though limited to holiday phrases only.



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