Our anaesthetists.

The use of sedation in Paediatric dentistry is a common way of delivering dental care in a compassionate and appropriate manner for young children.

There are many reasons why these services are provided and the use of oral sedatives, medications and/or the use of nitrous oxide sedation (happy gas) are the two most common forms of sedation in paediatric dentistry.

However, there are other parts of sedation which include conscious sedation, deep sedation as well as general anaesthesia.

Our Anaesthetists are:


  • Dr Luke Bannon


  • Dr Marianne Chan
  • Dr Sue O’Regan

Dr Luke Bannon

Dr Luke Bannon (MBBS FANZCA) graduated from The Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Medical School in London in 1996. He began his anaesthetic career in the UK, but completed his specialist training in Australia in 2006. He then undertook an anaesthetic Fellowship in Paediatric Anaesthesia with a sub-interest in Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthesia. He later took up a Staff Specialist position at The Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane as a Paediatric Anaesthetist before moving to Port Macquarie. His current interests are fast track surgery, paediatric and bariatric anaesthesia. He has some insight into the trials and tribulations of parenthood… he has 2 teenage kids of his own.

Dr Marianne Chan

Dr Chan specialist paediatric anaesthetistDr Chan is a specialist paediatric anaesthetist. She is a fellow of the Australia New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and completed her training at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She has experience in providing anaesthesia to patients ranging from neonates to adults.

When not in surgery, Dr Chan is passionately involved in medical aid work.

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