Meet The Team

At Inner West Orthodontics

It's not everyday you are looking for Orthodontic treatment, so it's important to be comfortable with the choices you make. At Inner West, we pride ourselves on making treatment as comfortable and familiar as possible. 

We promise to make your experience memorable, and your smile perfect, just the way you want it.

We use and continue to use renowned 3M health products, Victory and Clarity braces, for their superiority in performance and appearance.

Come in and meet the team of locally based, enthusiastic, friendly and experienced team members at our practice in Sydney's Inner West.


Dr Anthony Pistolese graduated from the University of Sydney in 1979. After practising as a Dentist both in Sydney and London, he completed his 2 year Specialist training in Orthodontics at University of Sydney in 1989. 

Anthony then held a position as Head of Orthodontic Department at Sydney Dental Hospital, lectured both here and in several Asian countries and has continued as a Consultant Orthodontist for the Cleft Palate Clinic at Westmead Children’s Hospital since 1989..

Having started his Orthodontic practices in Macquarie Street and Five Dock in 1994 he consolidated them to the Inner West region.



Hi I’m Dr Anthony Pistolese, and I’ve been an Orthodontist for almost 25 years! I love my work and spend most of my time helping to achieve the best results for families in Sydney’s Inner West region. It’s so rewarding to do what I get to do! I don’t get a lot of spare time, but I’m a foodie, and father of 4 and relish in taking my family out for a tasty dinner somewhere new or different. I love golf, but rarely get to play. The only other male in my household is Buddy the King Charles Spaniel and he thinks I’m special! Occasionally, I escape for a boy’s week out on the water deep-sea fishing in the sunshine and the salt but my latest craze is making pizza’s in our wood fired oven.


Practice Manager

Hi I’m Judy and I joined the Orthodontic industry 7 years ago. My favourite part of my job as Practice Manager is being able to see the amazing changes in patients after treatment – they have stunning new smiles, but in particular patients’ increased self-esteem. I’m very organised and love working with the co-operative team at Inner West Orthodontics. In my spare time, I love gardening,*** pilates, watching a good flick and reading. Like the rest of the team, travel is a particular favourite too, with many air miles under my belt – my next stop is Paris in 2015! A doting Grandmother of four, weekends often find me babysitting, reading stories painting and drawing with the grandkids!


Dental Assistant

Hi I’m Tahnaya. As the newest member to the practice and the youngest of the team, I get a buzz chatting with the teenagers that come in to see us. I have previously worked in both dental and Orthodontics and love assisting. Working at Inner West Orthodontics is great as we are all passionate, dedicated and enthusiastic, so can have fun together in achieving the best for our patients. In my spare time I like to read A LOT. My family and friends are really important to me and I spend most of my spare time with them. Right now I’m on a health kick and walk the Bay Run at Five Dock as often as I can, always trying to improve my time.


Dental Assistant

Hi, I’m Isabella. I am the newest and youngest addition to the team. Working as a dental assistant is great fun especially at Inner West Orthodontics. Seeing the transformations of the patients is a very exciting and fulfilling experience. I am a bit of a chatter box and I love to get to know our patients. I am currently studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sydney. I am always intrigued as to how things work and always eager to learn. I’ve definitely caught the travel bug so I am always keen to hear about the tips and tricks when it comes to travelling. In my spare time I love to run, especially along the beach. It’s a great way for me to clear my mind.


Clinical Assistant

I’m Janev. I have been a Clinical Assistant since I was 16, working in the Orthodontic area for the last 5 years. I love the interaction I have with patients and have a very distinctive laugh, which is often heard throughout the surgery. I am a bit of a movie buff and love to read. I spend all of my spare time with my beautiful family and our new furry puppy baby. I have three gorgeous kids and I’m a well-established resident of the inner west area of Sydney. I’m a bit of a mother hen, if anyone needs to find anything; I’m always the one they ask!!



Hey, I’m Katrina and I work with Helen on Reception. I have a passion for travelling, meeting people, dancing and music. Oh! Did I mention pets? I love both cats and dogs! Being a receptionist here at Inner West Orthodontics, allows me to meet wonderful people from all walks of life. Sometimes I even get the chance to speak in Greek, which I am fluent in. My dream was to visit the city of Venice, Italy and I achieved that a few years ago. Next stop Paris, again or maybe even New York! I am the proud mother of 2 beautiful daughters.



I’m Helen and I work with Katrina on Reception. I have been a receptionist with Dr Pistolese for 7 years now and have shared the joy of getting married, and welcoming my two beautiful children into the world. I spend a lot of my spare time ‘kid-wrangling’ as I have two non-stop, full of beans toddlers. My boys are just so high energy! I would love to do more travel and explore the world – but first need to catch up on some sleep! Maybe I need one of Kate’s homemade coffee’s…


Clinical Assistant

Hello, I’m Kate, and I’m based in our Camden practice. I’m a multi tasker – managing the reception and attending to patients as a Clinical Assistant. I’m a mother of two teenagers and live with my husband in a lovely little country village south of Sydney, where we have chickens and a vegetable garden. I am a bit of an entertainer and love to have dinner parties and try different foods I’ve never tried before. I love taking the kids camping up the coast on weekends. One of my favourite times in the week is sitting down with a home made coffee or a glass of wine (depending on the time of day!) and reading the weekend newspaper.


Anthony’s commitment for the best result and choosing the right appliance to meet your needs in the quickest treatment time makes you one very satisfied customer at the end.

After serving the Inner West community for more than 25 years with a successful practice and also living in the area, the choice is clear - come and see us for the right advice for you.

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