Runaway Bay Dental Care


Shop F/5A, Lae Drive, Runaway Bay Shopping Village Runaway Bay, QLD, 4216

(07) 5537 3377
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Opening Hours

Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 2:00pm

About Us

Runaway Bay Dental Care is located in the convenient surrounds of Runaway Bay Shopping Village. With two supermarkets, medical centres, banks, a post office, bakeries, and a large array of clothing and gift stores close by, it’s perfect for easy parking and saving time.

Renovated in 2015, Runaway Bay Dental Care has a fresh new look and provides clients with access to all the latest dental treatments in a clean, modern, and professional environment.

Our friendly staff members enjoy the relationships which have been formed with the local community since the practice was established in 1990, and we pride ourselves on the large number of long standing clients who continue to utilise our services. Dr William Dear, and Dr Nehal Ayad have a wealth of dental experience and offer our clients top quality, up to date, affordable dentistry.


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Veteran’s Affairs welcomed (Gold Card)
  • Emergency Appointments available
  • Digital X-rays
  • Relaxed waiting room
  • Friendly service
  • Cosmetics Dentistry
  • Preferred provider of BUPA and HCF
  • Ample free parking


Available Treatments

Our treatments include:

Meet the Team

Dr William Dear

Dr William Dear grew up on the Gold Coast, and after receiving a Bachelor of Science at Griffith University he relocated to Sydney to study dentistry.  Having completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Sydney, he returned to the Gold Coast and has been at Runaway Bay Dental Care since 2004.

Through his caring, gentle approach and passion for performing quality dentistry, William has built up a strong following of patients on the northern end of the Gold Coast.

Whilst William performs all aspects of dentistry, he has a particular interest and passion for cosmetic and restorative dentistry and is currently completing a Master’s degree in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics.

A member of the Australian Dental Association, William is committed to continuing education and regularly attends lectures and seminars to ensure that his knowledge and skills are up to date.

William is a keen surfer and an enthusiastic (though very average) golfer who also enjoys soccer, music, reading and travelling.

Dr Nehal Drummond

Nehal graduated with Academic Excellence from Griffith University. She has also completed a Master of Clinical Dentistry in Dental Implants. She grew up and completed her studies on the Coast. Nehal has a natural flair for all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry and is committed to ensuring all her patients receive the highest quality of care possible. Nehal is a member of The Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics (AADFA). Cosmetic Dentistry can include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers or crowns and lip fillers to frame your smile. Skin rejuvenation to soften facial lines can also be performed. This process may involve cosmetic injectables, facial fillers and skin resurfacing procedures such as skin peels.

Nehal is a very talented and artistic dentist whose attention to detail is meticulous. She regularly attends lectures and seminars and keeps up to date with new techniques and cutting edge technology.

Nehal is a member of the Australian Dental Association, Dental Study Club of Brisbane, Australian Periodontal Society, Australian Osseointegration Society and Australian Prosthodontic Society, Nehal finds being an active member of these organisations allow her to increase her knowledge and skills in all areas of dentistry.  She has also supervised and mentored dental students at Griffith University, and finds it very satisfying to have played a role in the training and education of our future dentists. Nehal has lectured for the Australian Osseointegration Society on the topic of Dental Implants.

Nehal understands that most patients feel anxious at the dentist and she takes the time to individualise her approach to each patient, working at their pace and ensuring that every patient is relaxed enough to overcome their dental fears while in her care.

Dr Xavier Vallé

Xavier grew up in New Caledonia and moved to the Gold Coast in 2008. He graduated from Griffith University with Academic Excellence in his completion of the Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and Graduate Diploma in Dentistry.

As a clinician, Xavier enjoys all aspects of dentistry, with a particular interest in restorative dentistry. He is committed to achieving the highest quality of care possible by attending regular courses and keeping up to date with the newest technologies.

Xavier takes great care to be a gentle and patient Dentist to ensure you and your family feel comfortable and relaxed during your visit to Runaway Bay Dental Care. Being fluent in French, Xavier is more than happy to help any French speaking patients with their dental treatment.

Having lived near the ocean all his life, Xavier enjoys all kinds of water sports such as surfing, wakeboarding, and fishing. He also enjoys playing music and painting in his free time.

Dr Michael Bowes – Orthodontist

Dr Michael Bowes – Orthodontist

Dr Michael Bowes is a well-travelled and very experienced orthodontist who is proud to offer Invisalign among other top quality treatments. After growing up on Brisbane’s north side, Dr Bowes completed a bachelor of Biomedical Science before moving to Sydney to graduate with Honours in Dentistry from the University of Sydney in 2005.

Dr Bowes’ love of travel saw him travel to the United Kingdom to study oral and reconstructive surgery at a maxillofacial hospital. Here he met his now wife, Katie. He then returned to Brisbane to attain his Orthodontics degree from the University of Queensland.

Dr Bowes is an Australian Orthodontic Board (AOB) certified orthodontist and a very active member of the Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO). He has lectured at the University of the Queensland in the undergraduate dental program but frequently attends continuing education courses to keep abreast of new advances in orthodontic technology.

When he’s not surfing or bushwalking he loves spending time with his wife and young son. His major passion is travelling and he has been fortunate enough to visit many different places, both professionally and recreationally, in Australia and throughout the World.

Health Funds

Runaway Bay Dental Care is a preferred provider for the following health funds:


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