One of these 14 people will be Gympie’s top dentist
THE professionals behind all of those Gympie smiles are in the spotlight as we hunt for the region's top dentist.
Loyal patients flooded the Gympie Times Facebook page this week with praise for the person they trust most with their pearly whites, resulting in 14 finalists.
Some residents said their dentist had cured lifelong phobias, while others put all their trust in their dentist because they proved gentle, patient and on call during an emergency.
To help decide the title of Gympie's top dentist, vote in the poll below.
Who is Gympie's best dentist?
This poll ended on 01 December 2019.
Dr Jessica Powell, Jacaranda Dental
Dr Tim Topalov, River Dental
Dr Vladimir Sima, Dixon Dental
Dr Francois McDonald, McDonald Dental
Dr Heather Beattie, Channon Lawrence Dental
Dr Adam Bradshaw, Jacaranda Family Dental
Dr Mark Cull, Channon Lawrence Dental
Dr Branka Starcevic, Channon Lawrence Dental
Dr Brian Maher, River Dental
Jason Alfrey, Channon Lawrence Dental
Dr Abhinav Sharma, Calton Hill Dental
Dr Paul Dixon, Dixon Dental
Dr Shri Nair, Calton Hill Dental
Rebecca Langtry, Southside Smiles
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
Voting closes at 10pm on Sunday, but we'll give you an update of who's in the lead on Saturday.
Here are the finalists- in no particular order:
- Dr Jessica Powell, Jacaranda Dental
- Dr Tim Topalov, River Dental
- Dr Vladimir Sima, Dixon Dental
- Dr Francois McDonald, McDonald Dental
- Dr Heather Beattie, Channon Lawrence Dental
- Dr Adam Bradshaw, Jacaranda Family Dental
- Dr Mark Cull, Channon Lawrence Dental
- Dr Branka Starcevic, Channon Lawrence Dental
- Dr Brian Maher, River Dental
- Jason Alfrey, Channon Lawrence Dental
- Dr Abhinav Sharma, Calton Hill Dental
- Dr Paul Dixon, Dixon Dental
- Dr Shri Nair, Calton Hill Dental
- Rebecca Langtry, Southside Smiles
What you said about your favourite dentist:
Desley Neal: Mark Cull at Channon Lawrence Dental. Cured my phobia of dentists.
Anne Webb: Jacaranda Dental - 1000000% - had an emergency call to them on a Sunday and they opened the clinic for me - no one else would help. Love this clinic.
Paula Flanagan: Definitely Calton Hill Dental. Dr Abhi and Dr Shri are two of the best dentists I know and also their amazing team.
Karyn Post: Dr Adam Bradshaw at Jacaranda Family Dental - an absolute gem of a practice.
Liz Lana Pagano: The team at Channon Lawrence Dental is the team I will trust for my family for life. For everything from a clean to implant surgery and extractions they will always go above and beyond to provide above average service.
Stacey Barnes: Dr Branka from up at Channon Lawrence Dental is by far the best dentist I have ever had. Very friendly, knowledgeable and kind. I highly recommend her and the team. I'm normally extremely scared of dentist but I'm at ease with her.
Debbie Wildman: Dr Abhi at Calton Hill Dental. He is awesome. I had very bad anxiety with going to the dentist but now that anxiety has all but disappeared due to Dr Abhi being gentle and patient with me. I highly recommend Dr Abhi and the team at Carlton Hill Dental.
Glenys Chatman: River Dental. Brian Maher is our family dentist and the team are as incredible.
Ross Huntington: Definitely Dr Tim and the awesome team at River Dental.
Jay Gerhard: Channon Lawrence Dental 100% are the best. Jason Alfrey and Dr Mark Cull are awesome
Claudia Kruppel: River Dental Gympie - open 6 Days Dr Maher. Can't recommend him enough.
Teagan Richards: Southside Smiles are such a kind and dedicated team.