UOW Dental

Meet the Team at UOW Dental

Welcome to our dental clinic! Our entire team is looking forward to meeting you and helping your family achieve the healthy and attractive smiles that you deserve. 

Dr John Capp

John Capp is Wollongong born and bred having attended the then selective Wollongong High School. He studied dentistry at Sydney University finishing in the top of his year being awarded the coveted Dental Operative Prize for Clinical Restorative Dentistry on graduation.

In his latter years at University, he received a Direct Entry Officer Scholarship and joined the Australian Defence Force. He practised as a dentist with the Army for five years at Puckapunyal and Townsville attaining the rank of Captain. In 1988 he set up two practices at Wollongong University and Dapto. Today his main focus is UOW Dental.

He is a member of the Australian Dental Association, the St George Area Dental Study Group and the Dental Ed Study Group. He has a passion for surfing and a love of the outdoors.

Cherie, Kylie and Daniela

Our support team of Kylie, Cherie and Daniela bring a wealth of caring and competent experience totalling about 50 years.
Kylie is the entry point to the practice as a receptionist and Practice Manager. She has evolved into this role with 18 years of dedication under the guidance of Dr John Capp.
Daniela leads the clinical team with over 25 years of dental experience in chair-side assisting. She is dedicated, caring and talented at her job. 

Cherie is the newest member of the team having been poached from another local practice. She has been with the team now for over 3 good years.

Dr Joe Geenty and the Smile Team

 Joe heads the Smile Team of talented Orthodontists and started his Wollongong practice in 1981. He has a number of published orthodontic articles, regularly lecturing to orthodontists and other dentists in Australia and overseas. He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. Not just a brilliant Orthodontist, Joe keeps fit through his other passion, running. He lives in Wollongong with his wife.

Dr Shane Fryer of Fryer Barry Orthodontists

Shane completed his Masters Degree on Orthodontics in 1988 and began Specialist Orthodontics in Wollongong in the same year. He has been awarded a number of honorary fellowships and has demonstrated and tutored at Sydney University in the fields of Operative Dentistry, Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontists. His expertise is unquestionable, as it that of his Orthodontic Partner Dr Andrew Barry.

Shane is married and has four children, but still manages to find time for his love of surfing.

Dr James Kim and StarCare

James obtained his Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontology in 2008 and relocated from New Zealand a year later establishing himself as a Periodontist in Wollongong. His Periodontology Practice provides a premium service to the Illawarra and South Coast. He has Advanced Implant qualifications and has presented numerous lectures on periodontics and implants both locally and interstate.


A Healthy Smile Is Just a Click Away.
Professor Paul Cooper, University of Wollongong

Dr John Capp has been my dentist for nearly 30 years and during this time he has taken the very best care of my teeth that I could possibly hope for. I believe a good dentist has to be not only a great health care professional, but also a scientist (to keep up with all the advances in dental technology), and a great sculptor (to fashion complex things like fillings, crowns and other technical treatments - which not only have to work functionally, but look good).

 John is a master craftsperson in all these skill areas. He and his support staff always make me feel comfortable and secure whenever I need to see them for a check-up or for specialist treatment.

 As just one of many examples of his high-quality work, John inserted a ‘bridge’ almost 27 years ago, to replace one that another practice in the UK made and installed, but which failed within about 6 years. By contrast John’s bridge is still with me today, looking and functioning as well as the day he inserted it all those years ago. A great testament to John’s skill and careful approach to his patients.