Channon Lawrence Dental, Gympie

Meet The Team

Dr Mark Cull
Principal Dentist (Clinical Advisory Board Member)

Dr Mark Cull

With over 30 years of dental experience, Dr Mark Cull is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with others. Given the current state of the marketplace and the rapid change being experienced, Dr Mark also wanted to help guide Maven Dental Group moving forward.

Dr Mark has a strong belief that all patients should have access to the most modern dental treatments available, particularly in his small regional town of Gympie. He holds a firm belief that the practice of dentistry is most effective for his patients when working with the body as a whole, rather than focusing on…

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With over 30 years of dental experience, Dr Mark Cull is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with others. Given the current state of the marketplace and the rapid change being experienced, Dr Mark also wanted to help guide Maven Dental Group moving forward.

Dr Mark has a strong belief that all patients should have access to the most modern dental treatments available, particularly in his small regional town of Gympie. He holds a firm belief that the practice of dentistry is most effective for his patients when working with the body as a whole, rather than focusing on the mouth in isolation. Embodying a holistic approach to oral health, Dr Mark embraces the complexities of functional dentistry.

Embracing his passion for holistic dentistry, Dr Mark not only performs an in-depth analysis of your oral health, but also reviews the function of your airways, breathing patterns, sleep behaviours, nutrition, and general wellbeing. He takes the time to understand your history and takes into consideration genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and chronic disease. Dr Mark also offers to collaborate with your other health practitioners to ensure your care is coordinated holistically.

Dr Mark is highly skilled and experienced across all aspects of dentistry. Besides holistic dentistry, he is passionate about orthodontics and dental implants - with his two most recent academic achievements including graduating with Honours from Progressive Orthodontics and graduating from Global Institute of Dental Implant and Loma Linda University with top-class honours.

If Dr Mark is not studying to further his knowledge of dentistry or spending time with his family, you will find him on his bike training for triathlons.

DR BRANKA STARCEVIC
Associate Dentist

Dr Branka Starcevic

Dr Branka Starcevic is an associate dentist at Channon Lawrence Dental and brings with her over 30 years' of experience. Dr Starcevic graduated alongside Dr Mark Cull at the University of Queensland and has been passionate about dentistry since. Although experienced across all areas of dentistry she particularly enjoys the areas of preventative care, cosmetic dentistry, rebuilding teeth using Cerec technology and straightening teeth through the use of Invisalign (Gympie's only accredited Invisalign practitioner).

With a warm, caring personality Dr Starcevic is always striving to make her patients feel comfortable and at ease during their visit - particularly patients who…

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Dr Branka Starcevic is an associate dentist at Channon Lawrence Dental and brings with her over 30 years' of experience. Dr Starcevic graduated alongside Dr Mark Cull at the University of Queensland and has been passionate about dentistry since. Although experienced across all areas of dentistry she particularly enjoys the areas of preventative care, cosmetic dentistry, rebuilding teeth using Cerec technology and straightening teeth through the use of Invisalign (Gympie's only accredited Invisalign practitioner).

With a warm, caring personality Dr Starcevic is always striving to make her patients feel comfortable and at ease during their visit - particularly patients who are anxious about visiting the dentist. With patient experience at the forefront of her mind, Dr Starcevic endeavours to leave patients feeling positive and confident about their treatment and overall oral health.

Outside of work, Dr Starcevic takes great joy in being a part of the Gympie community. She can be found volunteering at the Gympie Muster or hosting a wide range of fundraising events to support a number of charities including the McGrath Foundation, Relay For Life, Miss Pavilion Showgirl and Everyone Needs a Farmer.

DR LUKE NEWMAN
Associate Dentist

Dr Luke Newman

Born in South Africa and raised in South Brisbane, Dr Luke Newman joined the team at Channon Lawrence Dental in 2020 with the view of settling down in Gympie with his young family.

Luke is a caring dentist that enjoys sitting down with his patients and helping them take their oral health from where they are, to where they want to be. He believes dentistry is a journey of getting to know somebody through multiple visits and seeing their overall health and wellbeing improve as he helps them create good oral health habits.

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Born in South Africa and raised in South Brisbane, Dr Luke Newman joined the team at Channon Lawrence Dental in 2020 with the view of settling down in Gympie with his young family.

Luke is a caring dentist that enjoys sitting down with his patients and helping them take their oral health from where they are, to where they want to be. He believes dentistry is a journey of getting to know somebody through multiple visits and seeing their overall health and wellbeing improve as he helps them create good oral health habits.

Dr Newman graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) in 2011 but he wasn’t finished there. Luke made the move to WA to complete a Doctor of Dental Medicine (Distinction) at the University of Western Australia in 2017 before heading back to the east coast.

For Luke, dentistry is a career of life-long learning and he spends a lot of his spare time keeping up to date with the latest dental technology, techniques and advancements. He is passionate about all aspects of dentistry but has a keen interest restorative dentistry, oral surgery and digital dentistry.

Away from the practice you’ll usually find Luke on his mountain bike or keeping fit and healthy at the gym. Luke’s wife is a local Gympie girl who loves taking him, their son and dog on adventures to explore the Gympie region. Luke is also a big Aussie Rules fan and, during footy season, he has an ongoing date with his couch to watch Friday Night Footy.

ELIZABETH TURNBULL
Dental Hygienist

Elizabeth Turnbull

Elizabeth (Liz) Turnbull is a resident Dental Hygienist at Channon Lawrence Dental bringing over 25 years' experience. Prior to joining the Gympie practice in 2011, Liz spent a number of years working in specialist Orthodontic practices developing her skills and knowledge. Furthering her professional development she has also completed additional studies in the area of Myofunctional therapy.

Passionate about lifelong oral health, Liz is dedicated to educating patients on the preventative techniques and behaviours that will help them maintain healthy teeth for the rest of their lifetime. With all her patients. Liz demonstrates a warm, caring approach and ensures she…

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Elizabeth (Liz) Turnbull is a resident Dental Hygienist at Channon Lawrence Dental bringing over 25 years' experience. Prior to joining the Gympie practice in 2011, Liz spent a number of years working in specialist Orthodontic practices developing her skills and knowledge. Furthering her professional development she has also completed additional studies in the area of Myofunctional therapy.

Passionate about lifelong oral health, Liz is dedicated to educating patients on the preventative techniques and behaviours that will help them maintain healthy teeth for the rest of their lifetime. With all her patients. Liz demonstrates a warm, caring approach and ensures she provides the same level of care to them as she would her own family. Outside of the practice she also offers free oral health presentations to a number of community groups including nursing mothers, schools and aged care.

When she isn't busy volunteering and fundraising in the local Gympie community, Liz can be found supporting her two teenage children at their sporting endeavours.

Elizabeth Turnbull is part of the following associations:

  • Dental Hygienists' Association of Australia, Queensland Branch (member, past president and counsellor)
ASHLEY WEBSTER
Oral Health Therapist/Dental Hygienist

Ashley Webster

Channon Lawrence Dental welcomed Ashley Webster to the team in early 2016 as an Oral Health Therapist. Qualified with a Bachelor of Oral Health Science from the La Trobe University, Ashley has spent a number of years gaining experience across private practices and volunteer placements.

While working in private practice, Ashley gained valuable experience in the areas of orthodontics, special needs, and aged care dentistry; which she has taken a special interest in. During her volunteer placement, she was fortunate enough to take part in the 'Filling the Gap' outreach program. This program saw Ashley working in an Indigenous Co-Operation…

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Channon Lawrence Dental welcomed Ashley Webster to the team in early 2016 as an Oral Health Therapist. Qualified with a Bachelor of Oral Health Science from the La Trobe University, Ashley has spent a number of years gaining experience across private practices and volunteer placements.

While working in private practice, Ashley gained valuable experience in the areas of orthodontics, special needs, and aged care dentistry; which she has taken a special interest in. During her volunteer placement, she was fortunate enough to take part in the 'Filling the Gap' outreach program. This program saw Ashley working in an Indigenous Co-Operation just outside of Darwin where she was helping educate communities on the importance of dental hygiene and care.

Ashley has a gentle, sweet, and calming nature and is committed to providing her patients with the best service possible. Passionate about lifelong oral health, she takes the time to educate her patients on the best preventative care techniques and behaviour, ensuring they feel confident in caring for their teeth.

When not at work tending to her patients, Ashely is off travelling or keeping fit through netball, touch football and cross fit.

Ainslie Raddatz
Oral Health Therapist

Ainslie Raddatz

A Gympie local, Ainslie Raddatz has worked in various locations in Australia, including Mt Isa and regional NSW. She joined Channon Lawrence Dental in 2006, departing in 2016 to travel around the country with her family. The great news for us is that Ainslie re-joined our practice in 2020!

She studied School Dental Therapy at the QLD Department of Health in 1998 and upgraded her qualifications at Queensland University of Technology in 2003.

Ainslie’s clinical interests include preventative dentistry and patient education. She enjoys helping patients to gain a greater understanding of their dental health and educating them on how…

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A Gympie local, Ainslie Raddatz has worked in various locations in Australia, including Mt Isa and regional NSW. She joined Channon Lawrence Dental in 2006, departing in 2016 to travel around the country with her family. The great news for us is that Ainslie re-joined our practice in 2020!

She studied School Dental Therapy at the QLD Department of Health in 1998 and upgraded her qualifications at Queensland University of Technology in 2003.

Ainslie’s clinical interests include preventative dentistry and patient education. She enjoys helping patients to gain a greater understanding of their dental health and educating them on how to improve and maintain it.

Ainslie is married with two sons and lives on 80 acres. She has a warm and calm demeanour, and you will find yourself very comfortable in her care.

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Oral Health Therapist

Michelle Weijers

Michelle Weijers arrives at Channon Lawrence Dental with some impressive qualifications. She holds a Bachelor of Oral Health in Oral Health Therapy, a Post Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health Safety and Environment Management, and an Advanced Diploma in Natural Medicine.

She was employed in Townsville for four years prior to working as a holistic dentist and gum specialist on the Gold Coast. Lucky for us, she is now based on the Sunshine Coast and is part of our friendly team one day per week. Michelle also works one day per week at both the Maven Dental Maroochydore and Cotton Tree…

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Michelle Weijers arrives at Channon Lawrence Dental with some impressive qualifications. She holds a Bachelor of Oral Health in Oral Health Therapy, a Post Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health Safety and Environment Management, and an Advanced Diploma in Natural Medicine.

She was employed in Townsville for four years prior to working as a holistic dentist and gum specialist on the Gold Coast. Lucky for us, she is now based on the Sunshine Coast and is part of our friendly team one day per week. Michelle also works one day per week at both the Maven Dental Maroochydore and Cotton Tree practices.

Michelle enjoys helping patients obtain optimal oral and general health, with a special interest in gum disease. She loves chatting with patients and hearing their stories, and insists it is actually possible to chat during a dental clean!

Outside of the practice, Michelle runs around after two small children, enjoys a workout at the gym, and loves a good read.