Jane McCarthy has been a registered specialist periodontist for over 20 years in Perth at her practice Applecross Periodontics. Having graduated from the University of Sydney in 1984 with honours Jane worked as a general dentist for 6 years in Victoria and then in England before moving to Perth.  From 1990-1991 she was a lecturer at the Dental School at UWA in Restorative Dentistry before undertaking specialist training in Periodontics at the University of Melbourne completed at the end of 1993.  During 1994 and most of 1995 Jane was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Indiana University undertaking advanced dental implant training, research in osteoporosis and teaching periodontics at all levels.

Since returning to Perth to specialist practice Jane has been involved in many professional societies, has lectured extensively locally and internationally and has co-authoured a textbook chapter on multidisciplinary dentistry.  Applecross Periodontics offers all aspects of the speciality of periodontics to our patients with the goal being to maintain a healthy functioning dentition for life through education, quality treatment and long term follow up.


  • Professional Affiliations Bachelor dental Surgery (Hons)1984 University of Sydney, Master of Dental Science (Periodontics) Melbourne University 1994, Postdoctoral Fellowship (Periodontics) Indiana University 1994-1995
  • Certifications 1994 Registered Specialist Periodontist, Member of the Royal Australasian College of Dentistry (Periodontics), Fellow of the INternational College of dentists, Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, Member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Member of the Aiustralian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontology, Member of the Multidisciplinary Academy, Member of the Australian Society of Periodontology, Member of the Australian and new Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry, Member of Australian Dental Association.
  • Special Interests Paediatric Periodontics including pre-orthodontic surgery such as exposures, gum grafting and periodontal plastic surgery and aesthetics (the gum lift), Prevention and treatment of gum diseases, Periodontal medicine and the links between oral health and medical problems such as diabetes, dental implants and problems with implants. We provide treatment under sedation and general anaesthesia as required with a specialist anaesthetist.
No referral is necessary Please call for an appointment on 08 93168811 or email an enquiry to
Dr Jane F McCarthy

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