Dentists

Dr. Sam Roberts

Dr. Sam Roberts

BDS (Newcastle UK)

Dr Sam Roberts graduated from The Newcastle Upon Tyne University in the UK with a Distinction in clinical Dentistry in 2006. Following graduation, Sam worked in the UK under the close mentorship of an experienced oral surgeon. Sam then moved to Australia to combine dentistry with his passion for travelling. Sam has worked in Mackay, Darwin and Hobart to attain mentorship in Oral surgery, Implant dentistry and Cosmetic dentistry. Teaching from renowned clinicians in Brisbane has also given him valuable experience in more advanced dental procedures and techniques. Sam is a member of the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry and International Team for Implantology (ITI) study club. Sam took over Hinterland Dental in July 2015 with his wife, Dr Gemma Hamilton. Sam is particularly interested in implant dentistry, oral surgery, removal of wisdom teeth and treatment under general anaesthetic and the use of lasers to treat tongue ties and aid complex…

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Dr. Gemma Hamilton

Dr. Gemma Hamilton

BDS (Newcastle UK)

Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, Dr Gemma Hamilton studied Dentistry at The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne qualifying in 2006. Following working for one year in the U.K., Gemma and her husband, Dr Sam Roberts came to Australia to travel for one year. Fast forward 11 years, several states, citizenship, Dusty the cavalier King Charles Spaniel, a house and dental practice it is safe to say the Sunshine Coast is now very much home! Gemma enjoys treating all members of the family, from children for their first dental visit to providing care for grandparents. Gemma enjoys getting to know her patients and creating a trusting bond. Gemma is particularly interested in treating children, and anxious patients ensuring their visits to to dental surgery are pleasant and patients are made to feel at ease. Gemma also enjoys all aspects of dentistry including root canal treatment and cosmetic dentistry. Gemma also offers treatment with cosmetic injectables to…

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Dr. Caitlin Stephens

Dr. Caitlin Stephens

BDS (JCU Cairns University)

Dr Caitlin Stephens graduated from James Cook University in Cairns with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2014. During her final year of university and since graduation she has worked around Australia to broaden her exposure to different dental opportunities and environments. She has practised in Cairns, Mackay, Tasmania, Canberra, and has now settled on the Sunshine Coast. Caitlin is a very enthusiastic learner, who actively strives to stay up to date with modern dentistry research and practices. In 2017, Caitlin successfully completed the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Primary Examinations to further her knowledge in the 6 fundamental sciences of clinical dentistry. A gentle clinician, Caitlin focuses on patient-centred care and strives to deliver pain-free dentistry. She practises conservative dental treatment and believes in a preventive focus of care. Caitlin particularly enjoys paediatric dentistry, including Nitrous Oxide (happy gas), but also enjoys oral surgery, emergency and cosmetic dentistry.…

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Dr Rob Wood

Dr Rob Wood

BcHD (Leeds UK)

Dr Rob Wood qualified at the University of Leeds, UK in 2007. Prior to moving to Australia, he gained extensive experience working in a variety of practices in the UK where he practiced in all areas of general dentistry. He has completed further post graduation certifications in root canal therapy, cosmetic dentistry and implants. Dr Wood places great importance on preventative dentistry and educating his patients on the benefits of maintaining excellent oral health. Dr Wood enjoys enjoys developing strong relationships with his patients and working alongside them to achieve lifelong results. Away from the practice, Dr Wood is embracing the Australian lifestyle and enjoys surfing, jet skiing and adventure racing. He is an animal lover and has two dogs, Scottie and Minnie.

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Dental Hygienist

Deb Kerridge – Hygienist

Deb Kerridge – Hygienist

Dental Hygienist and Therapist

Deb Kerridge graduated from the Brisbane School of Dental Therapy in 1978. In 1998 Deb enrolled in the first intake of the Dental Hygienist course offered by University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology. Deb was introduced to Hinterland Dental in the early 2000s and was very excited to be able to be involved in a team that is as passionate about prevention as she is herself. Deb is a member of the Australian Oral Health Therapy Association, the Australian Dental Hygienist Association and also the Australian Dental Therapy Association as well as participating in various study groups. Special areas of interest include: All areas of preventive dentistry. Periodontal care. Children’s Dental care. Aged care. Outside of the dental field, Deb lives on the Sunshine Coast with her wonderful husband, dog and cat. She loves to surf, eating out and going to the gym. Deb's teenage daughter has just…

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Sedation Therapist

Dr Sarah Higham

Dr Sarah Higham

Visiting Sedation Therapist

Dr. Sarah Higham joined our practice in 2017 to make sedation a possibility for our patients.  Sarah graduated from Guy’s Dental Hospital, London in 1993. She has over twenty years of experience in general practice dentistry in the UK and Australia. Sarah has also worked in several hospital settings as a lecturer and clinical teacher. She is also a specialist in dental sedation and is very experienced in using a wide range of techniques to treat anxious patients. Sarah welcomes all nervous patients, particularly those who haven’t seen a dentist for a long time. Away from work, Sarah keeps busy with her young family.

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Our support staff are gentle and courteous. They love what they do and look forward to welcoming you to our work place.

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Front Desk Team

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