Dr Britt Hakim
PRINCIPAL DENTIST & CO-FOUNDER
BDent (USyd) BAppSci. (UBC) BBiochem (UVic)
Dr Britt has earned herself a reputation as one of north west Sydney’s leading dentists with her honest, skilled and compassionate approach to dental care. From her childhood, Dr Britt knew that she wanted a career that would enable her to make a difference in people’s lives. Dentistry gave her the opportunity to combine her love and curiosity for the human body, with her creative and artistic talents, to make tangible, life changing transformations for her patients’ smiles. She has a particular interest in orthodontics, implant and cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers.
After studying dentistry at the University of Sydney, Dr Britt went on to complete a two-year program of comprehensive orthodontic training with Progessive Orthodontic Seminars (POS) and has completed advanced surgical and implant training with the International Academy of Advanced Dentistry (IAADent). Dr Britt is also an Australian-Certified Phlebotomist and has a special interest in regenerative dentistry involving the use of the human body’s own stem cells and anti-inflammatory cells, Concentrated Growth Factors (CGF), to improve treatment outcomes and healing over the use of synthetic materials.
Prior to pursing her career in dentistry, Dr Britt completed degrees in Biochemistry (University of Victoria, BC, Canada) and Applied Science (University of British Columbia, BC, Canada) and during this time she was actively engaged at the forefront of cancer and HIV/AIDS research at some of Canada’s leading research institutes. Her research gave her the opportunity to volunteer with some of the poorest and most marginalised communities in the world, including delivering health care in mud huts in Africa and working with homeless and indigenous groups on the roughest streets of Vancouver, where the rates of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis are comparable to that in developing countries. These experiences have shaped Dr Britt to be an empathetic, attentive and caring practitioner who listens to her patients and seeks to provide personalised care in a comfortable and trusted environment.
Dr Britt and her family are local residents who value giving back to the community. Her husband Dr Jono is also a valued member of The Grove Dental family. And of course, she wouldn’t be complete without her three sons, her human sons Noah and Lucas, and her canine cavoodle son Gus – who is by far the most popular member of our team.