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Children’s dentistry in Sydney’s Norwell: The family’s history

A family dentist who ran a small practice in Norwell for the past five years is retiring from his practice to focus on the future.

Dr David Pemberton, 55, has also announced he will no longer do private dental care and will be opening his practice at the end of the year.

He said he had a great connection to the community and wanted to help people.

Dr Pemberts practice is in a residential area of Norwell, about 120 kilometres north of Sydney, but has been operating at a reduced capacity for the last five years.

“It’s really been an honour to work with all of you over the years, especially over the past three years,” Dr Pembert said.

“The community is very supportive and it has been a real honour to serve them.”

Dr Pemerton said his family had always worked hard to support each other and wanted the same for his patients.

“I’m very happy to retire and take my time to look after my patients,” he said.

“We are very grateful to have had this opportunity.”

Dr John Pembertt, the father of five children and a former dentist, is also retiring to concentrate on the new job.

He has been running his practice in the same office in Norwood since 2006.

“He’s the best dentist I know,” Mr Pembertti said.

He says his family has always supported each other.

“We have an incredible support network of friends and family that we have worked so hard to build up,” he told ABC Radio Sydney.

“Every day is an adventure for me, it’s an opportunity to get the best I can out of life and do what I love.”

Dr David said his retirement had been hard, but he was looking forward to the future with his family.

“For me, my kids, and my wife and our whole family, we are looking forward for the future,” he added.

Dr Peter Pemberta is retiring after 25 years at the Norwell practice.

He is the third family dentist to retire in the area, following his son Dr George, who was appointed as a principal in 2010, and his daughter, Dr Sarah.

“As the parents of a couple of young kids, I have come to the conclusion that I am a good enough person for this profession and that I need to go and look after myself,” Dr Peter said.

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