Life Dental, Brisbane

Meet The Team

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Principal Dentist

Dr Stephen Ganko

Dr Stephen Ganko received his dental qualifications in 1983 from the University of Queensland. In 1991 Dr Ganko established Life Dental and has been servicing the dental needs of the Stafford Heights community since. As principal dentist, he is committed to delivering the highest level in dental care and service. While loving all aspects of dentistry, Dr Ganko excels at cosmetic dentistry, creating new and beautiful smiles.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Ganko is actively involved in a number of local and international projects including Rotary, Amnesty International and the Cambodian Centre. When he isn't busy volunteering, he enjoys a number…

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Dr Stephen Ganko received his dental qualifications in 1983 from the University of Queensland. In 1991 Dr Ganko established Life Dental and has been servicing the dental needs of the Stafford Heights community since. As principal dentist, he is committed to delivering the highest level in dental care and service. While loving all aspects of dentistry, Dr Ganko excels at cosmetic dentistry, creating new and beautiful smiles.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Ganko is actively involved in a number of local and international projects including Rotary, Amnesty International and the Cambodian Centre. When he isn't busy volunteering, he enjoys a number of outdoor hobbies like abseiling, kayaking, hiking and skiing, and spending time with his wife and four daughters.

Dr Stephen Ganko is part of the following associations:

  • Australian Dental Association
  • Australian Society of Endodontists

 

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Associate Dentist

Dr Penny Breen

Dr Penny Breen joined the Life Dental team in 2016 as an associate dentist. Originally receiving her dental qualifications from the University of Adelaide in 2008, Dr Breen has gone on to complete a number of post graduate courses, including a mini-residency in prosthodontics. Continually striving to deliver her patients with the best in dental care, she remains up to date with the latest in dentistry by attending courses and training.

Skilled in the areas of cosmetic, general and family dentistry, Dr Breen takes a special interest in providing Invisalign orthodontic treatments. She also has great experience in working with…

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Dr Penny Breen joined the Life Dental team in 2016 as an associate dentist. Originally receiving her dental qualifications from the University of Adelaide in 2008, Dr Breen has gone on to complete a number of post graduate courses, including a mini-residency in prosthodontics. Continually striving to deliver her patients with the best in dental care, she remains up to date with the latest in dentistry by attending courses and training.

Skilled in the areas of cosmetic, general and family dentistry, Dr Breen takes a special interest in providing Invisalign orthodontic treatments. She also has great experience in working with anxious patients, ensuring they feel comfortable and at ease during their visit.

Beyond the practice, Dr Breen invests quality time with her young family, getting outdoors and enjoying quality food.

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Oral Health Therapist

Emma Bowtell

Emma Bowtell was welcomed to the Life Dental practice in 2016 as a friendly, caring Oral Health Therapist. Emma initially began her career working as a dental assistant, working across general dentistry, endodontic and periodontal practices. During this time she discovered her love for dentistry and went on to complete her Bachelor of Oral Health through the University of Queensland.

After receiving her qualifications she returned to periodontal practice as a hygienist where she assisted, before joining Life Dental as the Oral Health Therapist in March 2016. In her role, she is passionate about giving patients pleasant and comfortable dental experiences.

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Emma Bowtell was welcomed to the Life Dental practice in 2016 as a friendly, caring Oral Health Therapist. Emma initially began her career working as a dental assistant, working across general dentistry, endodontic and periodontal practices. During this time she discovered her love for dentistry and went on to complete her Bachelor of Oral Health through the University of Queensland.

After receiving her qualifications she returned to periodontal practice as a hygienist where she assisted, before joining Life Dental as the Oral Health Therapist in March 2016. In her role, she is passionate about giving patients pleasant and comfortable dental experiences.

Having worked in a specialist periodontal practice, Emma holds clinical interests in treating and maintaining gum disease. Her other interests include treating children and helping them through their dental appointments that can often seem daunting.

Emma’s dual qualifications as a dental hygienist and dental therapist means she can carry out: x-rays, gentle & thorough cleans for patients of all ages, fluoride applications, and routine dentistry on children aged 0-17 (including exams, scale & cleans, preventive fissure sealants, fillings, and removal of baby teeth).

Committed to her furthering her skills and knowledge Emma regularly completes continuing professional development courses – her most recent being the Paediatric update in 2017.

Outside of work, Emma is a foodie! Either cooking at home, or out and about finding her new favourite restaurant.

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Oral Health Therapist

Brad McCormack

Originally from the country town of Chinchilla, Brad McCormack joins us at Life Dental as an Oral Health Therapist. Brad graduated from University of Queensland in 2013 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. He is all about health and fitness of the body, including running his own Personal Training business when he is not at Life Dental. 

Brad loves to educate his patients on how they can improve their oral health, whether it is with oral hygiene tips or simply discussing diet and what we put into our mouths. He is a positive and enthusiastic person that enjoys knowing what…

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Originally from the country town of Chinchilla, Brad McCormack joins us at Life Dental as an Oral Health Therapist. Brad graduated from University of Queensland in 2013 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. He is all about health and fitness of the body, including running his own Personal Training business when he is not at Life Dental. 

Brad loves to educate his patients on how they can improve their oral health, whether it is with oral hygiene tips or simply discussing diet and what we put into our mouths. He is a positive and enthusiastic person that enjoys knowing what he does can have a positive impact on each patient's health. He also enjoys helping patients overcome their dental fears by proving that we are here to help. 

Outside of work, Brad likes to live an active lifestyle and catch up with friends. He also likes to try new restaurants and explore what Brisbane has to offer. 

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Associate Dentist

Dr Rahul Induru

Dr. Rahul Induru has been practicing Dentistry since 2005 and has recently joined the team at Life Dental as an associate dentist. Over the years, he has developed important clinical skills required to deliver a wide range of dental treatments required in a clinical practice.

Whether it is a simple clean or a complex treatment, a great emphasis is always given to being thorough and being gentle.

Dr Rahul takes all the necessary time to listen and discuss various options tailored to each individual’s preferences.

In his spare time, along with engaging in Continuous Professional development activities, Rahul is also pursuing Fellowship in Royal Australasian college of Dental Surgeons.