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Coastal Dental Care Kingscliff was established in 1969 and has been providing the local Kingscliff community with top quality and affordable dentistry ever since. We enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere which keeps our clients coming back.
We offer our clients clean, fresh surrounds from when you first arrive in our lovely reception area through to your treatment in one of our three modernised surgeries. Our friendly team all live within the Northern NSW area and are active participants in the local community. The team offers the local community a wealth of experience within the dental industry and they look forward to continuing to provide their clients with top quality service for many more years to come.
Dr Richard Kneebone graduated from Bristol University in 2005. He immigrated to Australia in 2008 and has been working in the Tweed Shire ever since. Richard understands that most patients feel anxious and tailors his approach to individual needs.
He has become a popular dentist in the area with a strong following of patients at Coastal Dental Care Kingscliff. Dr Kneebone thrives to provide high quality dentistry including cosmetic procedures, restorative dentistry and implants and is also great with children.
Richard is a local and in his spare time he enjoys fishing, cycling, and gardening.
Dr John Hendry graduated from the University of Queensland in 1986. Before joining Coastal Dental Care Kingscliff, he had previously owned a successful practice on the Gold Coast where he had been treating patients and their families for 20 years.
‘I believe the key to all successful dental care is a strong preventive foundation. Dental hygienists play a very important role in a modern dental team,’ says Dr Hendry.
Dr Hendry enjoys helping people rehabilitate their teeth to the best possible function. To do so, he regularly pursues dental education to make sure his patients can be offered up to date choices and modern treatment options encompassing all their needs. His empathetic nature and caring manner is valued by his patients and is one of his best qualities.
Dr Hendry is married with three children and is an avid follower of almost all Australian sports. On the weekends he enjoys spending quality time with his family and reading and relaxing at home.
Julie graduated from Griffith University with awards for academic excellence. She was born on the Gold Coast where she grew up in the beautiful Tallebudgera Valley before moving to Palm Beach.
When not working at Coastal Dental Care Kingscliff, she enjoys kayaking at Currumbin and bike riding with her husband and two children along the Gold Coast’s beach-ways.
Julie enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and is passionate about providing outstanding quality care, in a kind and compassionate manner.
Dr Sonia Campbell graduated from the University of Leeds, England in 2000.
Originally from the north coast of Ireland, Sonia decided to move to the warmer waters of Australia in 2002. Dr Campbell has been in private practice along the Northern NSW coast since 2003, settling in Kingscliff in 2005.
Sonia has a very caring and gentle approach in providing high quality general dentistry to the local community.
Sonia also has a special interest in skin health, and has undergone further training to be able to administer anti-wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers, further enhancing your overall facial aesthetics.
In her spare time, Sonia enjoys surfing, yoga, camping and of course spending time with her young family at her favourite place – the beach!
Dr Rhiannon Solter is a true Kingscliff local, with three generations of family growing up in Kingscliff- her grandfather (Tom Grimes) was the gas man and plumber for the town, and her mother (Heather) has been a part of Coastal Dental Care Kingscliff for ten years as a dental nurse.
Rhiannon attended Kingscliff Primary School and Lindisfarne High School, before attending Griffith University to study dentistry where she graduated with an award for Academic Excellence.
After graduating, Rhiannon gained invaluable experience working rurally in Mackay and Roma. The type of dentistry and scope of services was quite different to the coast and provided her with a well-rounded approach to her patients. She then practiced in Port Macquarie and Ballina before moving back to her hometown of Kingscliff to raise a family.
Rhiannon is a meticulous and thorough dentist, with a casual and relaxed demeanour. There is always good music playing and laughter, as she believes “dentistry should not be painful or uncomfortable, but an enjoyable experience”. Rhiannon is passionate about all facets of general dentistry and will do her best to give you a positive experience, and great teeth!
In her spare time, you can find Rhiannon playing vinyl records, bike riding and relaxing in the shade at the creek with her daughter Willow.
Holly Lockhart is both a dental hygienist and a dental therapist. Her specialties include cleaning teeth and providing personalised cleaning regimes which are best suited to your individual needs. Holly is qualified in taking digital X-rays, charting and record keeping, bleaching and changing orthodontic bands, as well as providing restorative treatment and dental examinations to children up to the age of 18 years old.
Holly was born and grew up on the Gold Coast, working as a dental assistant throughout high school. She then moved to Northern Rivers, where she continued working and studying in Lismore. After completing a Bachelor of Environmental Science (majoring in Fisheries & Aquaculture Management), Holly took an opportunity to research the Californian Abalone Fishery. She spent 3 years travelling the USA & surfing the California coast, before returning to Australia to study Oral Health Therapy. Holly graduated from Griffith University on Gold Coast in 2008, and her first year after graduation was spent providing oral health care to the Aboriginal children in Casino.
Prior to joining our team at Coastal Dental Care Kingscliff in June of 2016, Holly worked in a busy Brisbane practice for almost eight years. It was here Holly gained experience in treating gum disease.
Growing up, her family holidays were spent camping and fishing on South Stradbroke Island, chasing rabbits at Stanthorpe or branding cattle and catching blue claw out Warwick way. Holly is ecstatic to finally call Kingscliff home as she feels it has a perfect blend of country and beach. Her weekends are spent at the beach with family, and she also enjoys cooking and motorcycle riding.
Whether you need a thorough clean or a check-up for your children, Holly has a down to earth, gentle and genuine approach to all aspects of dentistry.
After many years working as a dental assistant in the Tweed Coast area, Sue attended Griffith University where she graduated as an Oral Health Therapist in 2010. Since graduating, Sue has pursued positions where she could improve her skills and knowledge in both the treatment of children’s oral health and the oral hygiene of both adults and children. With a strong belief in prevention as the best medicine she enjoys empowering people with the ability to care for their own oral health. Sue loves working with children and employs a patient and understanding approach. She has now returned to Kingscliff with her husband and her two daughters. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, bike riding and hanging out at all of our beautiful rivers and beaches.
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