Team

Your local dentists for preventative care

We promise tailored solutions to suit you

The dedicated dentists at Calton Hill Dental in Gympie are the ideal people to see for the most thorough care and for your overall general wellbeing.

Whether you require assistance with your dental hygiene, are looking to get dentures or anything else in between we have the expertise to help.

Dentists

Dr Robert McDonald

Dr. Robert McDonald BDS (SYD)        

Dr. Bob McDonald graduated from Sydney University in 1972. After working as a school dentist in rural NSW, he moved to Broken Hill to work with the Royal Flying Doctors service. 

Looking for a new adventure, Bob then moved to England, to work in the National Health Service. Enjoying his overseas experience, he later moved to Berlin to work with the US Army before returning home to Australia to open his own dental practice. 

In 2013, Bob’s interest in opening a dental practice in Gympie became reality with the opening of Calton Hill Dental. Aware of the large amount of families living in the area, he decided to open a second practice on Gympie’s Southside to focus on kids’ dental treatment. 

Bob is passionate about taking a holistic approach with an emphasis on preventative and corrective dentistry for children.
Dr Shirly Atia - Dentist BDS

Shirly our newest dentist studied Bachelor of Dental Surgery from James Cook University in Cairns where she also completed her general practice residency in Queensland health. Prior to studying dentistry, Shirly worked as a dental hygienist for 7 years in Canada. She decided to pursue her dream of becoming a dentist and moved to Australia along with her husband where they welcomed their first-born son. Shirly enjoys all areas of dentistry and wants to ensure that our patients receive the best possible treatment, customized to their individual needs. She is committed to providing high quality dentistry in a warm and welcoming environment. 
Ashleigh Cooper - Oral Health Therapist
Ashleigh graduated from CQ University with a Bachelor of Oral Health with Distinction. Ashleigh grew up in Hervey Bay where she studied to become a Dental Assistant but later decided to further her education and become an Oral Health Therapist. Ashleigh is passionate about preventing periodontal disease and helping people to understand the importance of good oral hygiene. Ashleigh’s calming, caring nature will help to put you at ease whilst undergoing treatment with her. Ashleigh enjoys working with patients of all ages from children to adults. In her spare time she will be seen at a rugby league match or in the gym. She is also a Melbourne Storm supporter!!
Danii Sorensen
Amber Rendell

Dental assistants

Dannii Sorensen
Dannii is one of our fully qualified dental assistants who began her dental career in 2000. Dannii's calm and caring nature allows patients to feel at ease in the dental surgery. In her spare time Dannii loves to spend time with her husband and her two young girls cooking, swimming and skiing. The staff at Calton Hill Dental are always happy to sample Dannii's cooking when she brings it into work!
Amber Harrison
Amber is a fully qualified dental assistant and proud mum of 3 boys. Amber started her Dental career in 2013 and is very passionate about making every experience a good one. Most of Ambers time is taken up by her toddler and twin boys, but when they do get time, Amber and her family like to go camping, fishing and skiing.
Danii Sorensen
Amber Rendell
Shirlene Richards
Shirlene has many years of experience behind her beginning her Dental career in 1984. She is fully qualified Dental Assistant and has worked in Gympie, Brisbane and Ayr in small and large practices. She loves working in the Dental Industry and enjoys the interaction with patients and helping them feel comfortable and at ease in the chair. 
Lauren Clark
Lauren started her dental career in 2012 after many years of working in retail. She is fully qualified and thoroughly enjoys making patients’ experience a calm, happy one. Lauren has experience in all aspects of chairside assisting, sterilisation. On weekends, you will find Lauren riding, training and competing her horses in the wonderful sport of cutting.
Danii Sorensen
Amber Rendell
Eileen Hughes - Receptionist
Eileen is our friendly receptionist. Eileen moved to Australia from Manchester in 2006 with her family and is proud to live in such a wonderful community. She does miss her family and friends but absolutely loves the warmer weather here in Australia. In her spare time, Eileen enjoys spoiling her grandchildren, catching up with friends and shopping.
Danii Sorensen
Give our friendly team a call today: (07 5482 4442)
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