Maven Dental Cairns City

Meet The Team

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Principal Dentist

Dr Michael Slatcher

As the principal dentist of Maven Dental Cairns City, formerly Cairns City Dental, Dr Michael Slatcher is passionate about oral health and delivering the highest level of dental service and care to the local Cairns community. On top of his passion, Dr Slatcher also brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Already equipped with a dental degree, he went on to obtain his Masters degree in implants at the University College of London.

While experienced across all areas of dentistry, Dr Slatcher has taken particular interest in implants and performing more complex dental procedures. Supporting his interests, he has included…

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As the principal dentist of Maven Dental Cairns City, formerly Cairns City Dental, Dr Michael Slatcher is passionate about oral health and delivering the highest level of dental service and care to the local Cairns community. On top of his passion, Dr Slatcher also brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Already equipped with a dental degree, he went on to obtain his Masters degree in implants at the University College of London.

While experienced across all areas of dentistry, Dr Slatcher has taken particular interest in implants and performing more complex dental procedures. Supporting his interests, he has included an anaesthetic facility within the practice, allowing himself and other resident dentists to undertake extensive surgical procedures including implant placement and wisdom teeth removal. Offering this facility helps reduce costs and waiting times for patients who require this particular dental work.

Dr Slatcher loves the sense of community and outdoor lifestyle that Far North Queensland offers. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and taking his children camping and fishing.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Nadine Slatcher

Maven Dental Cairns City welcomed Dr Nadine Slatcher to the practice as a skilled and caring associate dentist. Although originally working as an intensive care nurse, Dr Slatcher followed her passion for dentistry and completed her dental qualifications at the James Cook University in 2013 (receiving an award for her academic excellence). After graduating she joined the Cairns City practice, working alongside principal dentist and husband, Dr Michael Slatcher.

Passionate about her role as a dentist, Dr Slatcher takes great pride in her patient focused approach to dental care. With every appointment she takes the time to understand the individual…

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Maven Dental Cairns City welcomed Dr Nadine Slatcher to the practice as a skilled and caring associate dentist. Although originally working as an intensive care nurse, Dr Slatcher followed her passion for dentistry and completed her dental qualifications at the James Cook University in 2013 (receiving an award for her academic excellence). After graduating she joined the Cairns City practice, working alongside principal dentist and husband, Dr Michael Slatcher.

Passionate about her role as a dentist, Dr Slatcher takes great pride in her patient focused approach to dental care. With every appointment she takes the time to understand the individual needs and concerns of her patients, and strives to deliver them the highest level of care and treatment. Although enjoying all aspects of dentistry, Dr Slatcher holds clinical interests in restorative dentistry and surgical procedures.

Away from the practice, Dr Slatcher is kept busy with her three kids, however enjoys finding time to play her weekly games of touch football and netball.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Noureen Dhamani

Dr Noureen Dhamani joined the dedicated Maven Dental Cairns City, formerly Cairns City Dental, team in 2015. Having already completed her dental degree, Dr Dhamani went on to complete a masters degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2007 (receiving accolades for academic excellence). Since gaining her qualifications she has been practicing across a number of practices, further developing her skills and knowledge within the field of dentistry.

While enjoying all aspects of general dentistry, Dr Dhamani has developed a strong clinical interest in extractions and enjoys helping patients feel comfortable and at ease during the dental procedure. With each…

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Dr Noureen Dhamani joined the dedicated Maven Dental Cairns City, formerly Cairns City Dental, team in 2015. Having already completed her dental degree, Dr Dhamani went on to complete a masters degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2007 (receiving accolades for academic excellence). Since gaining her qualifications she has been practicing across a number of practices, further developing her skills and knowledge within the field of dentistry.

While enjoying all aspects of general dentistry, Dr Dhamani has developed a strong clinical interest in extractions and enjoys helping patients feel comfortable and at ease during the dental procedure. With each and every patient Dr Dhamani strives to ensure a positive dental experience, approaching treatments in a caring, gentle and dynamic manner. Her vast experience in working with patients of all ages assists her in creating treatment plans for her patients that will help achieve life long oral health.

Outside of the practice, Dr Dhamani enjoys spending time with her family and cooking Indian cuisine.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Kate Long

Dr Kate Long joined the Maven Dental Cairns City, formerly Cairns City Dental, team in 2014 after graduating from James Cook University the year prior. Enjoying all aspects of general dentistry Dr Long is committed to helping her patients achieve life long oral health. Belieiving that education and prevention is key, she focuses on teaching her patients the right techniques and habits to effectively care for their teeth.

Dr Long places great important on her patients' dental experience and endeavours to make each visit relaxing and comfortable. She also highly encourages parents who attend the practice to bring their young…

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Dr Kate Long joined the Maven Dental Cairns City, formerly Cairns City Dental, team in 2014 after graduating from James Cook University the year prior. Enjoying all aspects of general dentistry Dr Long is committed to helping her patients achieve life long oral health. Belieiving that education and prevention is key, she focuses on teaching her patients the right techniques and habits to effectively care for their teeth.

Dr Long places great important on her patients' dental experience and endeavours to make each visit relaxing and comfortable. She also highly encourages parents who attend the practice to bring their young children along, familiarising them to the dental environment. Familiarising children with the dentist at a young age helps reduce anxiety for both the child and parent for future visits.

Away from the practice Dr Long enjoys the many activities and relaxing lifestyle the Cairns area has to offer.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Lucy Devlin

Originally from Northern Ireland Dr Lucy Devlin joined our team at Maven Dental Cairns City in 2019. Lucy studied at the University of Glasgow graduating in June 2010. After returning home from Scotland and working in Belfast at a general practice she embarked on an adventure to Australia. Planning to only be here for a year, she fell in love with the tropical north Queensland way of life and four years later she’s still here.

After spending eight years honing her skillset in general dentistry Lucy chose to take on some further study. One of her biggest assets is her…

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Originally from Northern Ireland Dr Lucy Devlin joined our team at Maven Dental Cairns City in 2019. Lucy studied at the University of Glasgow graduating in June 2010. After returning home from Scotland and working in Belfast at a general practice she embarked on an adventure to Australia. Planning to only be here for a year, she fell in love with the tropical north Queensland way of life and four years later she’s still here.

After spending eight years honing her skillset in general dentistry Lucy chose to take on some further study. One of her biggest assets is her ability to engage with children and ensure a positive dental experience to foster a positive attitude towards dentistry. For this reason Dr Devlin chose to commence a Masters degree from the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute at the University College of London. This will allow her to diagnose and treat more complex paediatric dental problems.

Lucy is committed to ensuring her patients have a positive dental experience and is very experienced in treating the dentally anxious. Dr Devlin is highly trained and experienced in performing dentistry under inhalation sedation and general anaesthetic for complex treatments or to help her more nervous patients. She have extensive experience in all aspects of general dentistry from minimally invasive dentistry and tooth whitening to crown and bridgework and root canal treatment.

Over her many years in general practice she has undertaken many courses to ensure that her patients are offered the best and most up to date treatments. These courses have ranged from the restoration of dental implants to complex veneer cases. Lucy have also completed some short term orthodontic courses and in the future would like to do more training in this area of dentistry to be able to offer her patients more complex treatment.

Outside of dentistry Lucy loves being outside. If she is not exploring the rainforests or the reefs around far north Queensland you can find her hanging out in the creeks or at the beach with her golden retriever, Toby. Dr Devlin has always been a runner, taking part in various 10km or half marathon distance races but since moving to Cairns she has immersed herself in triathlon. Last year she completed two half ironman distance races which pushed her well outside of her comfort zone. Lucy also loves travelling, yoga and surfing.

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Dental Hygienist

Nicole Hams

Outside of work Nicole enjoys spending time with her young family, attending various events and catching up with friends. She also enjoys the likes of cooking, entertaining, exercising and traveling.

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Dental Hygienist

Lisa Sawtell

When Lisa isn't tending to her patients, she enjoys dining with friends and family and traveling to African regions to enjoy the beautiful scenery and animals. Lisa is also a passionate conservationist and regularly attends and engages in community awareness events.

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Dental Hygienist

Louise Bennett

Dental Hygienist, Louise Bennett, is the newest addition to the Maven Dental Cairns City team. Initially qualified as a Dental Therapist, Louise furthered her skills and knowledge to become a Dental Hygienist. She has been working in the Cairns community for 29 years and is passionate about providing a holistic approach to all aspects of her patients' oral health and needs.

Louise offers extensive training in preventative care, clinical intervention and oral health education. She understands how unique every patient is and endeavours to provide tailored treatment plan to achieve and maintain optimal oral health.

Outside of the practice, Louise…

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Dental Hygienist, Louise Bennett, is the newest addition to the Maven Dental Cairns City team. Initially qualified as a Dental Therapist, Louise furthered her skills and knowledge to become a Dental Hygienist. She has been working in the Cairns community for 29 years and is passionate about providing a holistic approach to all aspects of her patients' oral health and needs.

Louise offers extensive training in preventative care, clinical intervention and oral health education. She understands how unique every patient is and endeavours to provide tailored treatment plan to achieve and maintain optimal oral health.

Outside of the practice, Louise is often found catching up with family and friends and keeping up her fitness. With a love of the outdoors, she enjoys swimming, hiking and gardening.

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Hygienist

Rachel Fairthorne

As a Dental Hygienist, Rachel’s aim is to help her patients to achieve their oral health goals through preventative care and oral health education. Rachel has worked with patients of all ages and prides herself in making her patient’s dental experience a positive one.

When she’s not in the clinic, Rachel loves to travel. You’ll find her exploring the beautiful Cairns region or small country towns of Canada.

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Practice Manager

Kelli Nash

Kelli Nash is the friendly and highly skilled practice manager at Maven Dental Cairns City. Kelli joined the Cairns practice in May 1986 and has been an integral part of the practice since. She began her dental career as a dental assistant, completing her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 1991. Over the years she has furthered her professional development and gained experience across a number of roles, including: assisting chairside, reception, infection control, sterilisation, stock control, book keeping, and practice management.

Working alongside an enthusiastic team, Kelli strives to ensure that patient comfort and communication are of the highest…

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Kelli Nash is the friendly and highly skilled practice manager at Maven Dental Cairns City. Kelli joined the Cairns practice in May 1986 and has been an integral part of the practice since. She began her dental career as a dental assistant, completing her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 1991. Over the years she has furthered her professional development and gained experience across a number of roles, including: assisting chairside, reception, infection control, sterilisation, stock control, book keeping, and practice management.

Working alongside an enthusiastic team, Kelli strives to ensure that patient comfort and communication are of the highest priority. In her role as practice manager, she strives to support this by helping patients feel welcomed and relax throughout their dental appointment. Kelli also goes above and beyond to discuss future treatments with patients, ensuring they understand and feel comfortable with the care being provided.

Kelli, while fascinated by all facets of dentistry, holds particular interests in surgical procedures, implant placement, and crown/bridge work. Although equipped with a wealth of knowledge, she looks forward to being able to further her skills and knowledge in the near future. In the meantime, she enjoys being able to share her current knowledge of private practice operation with the dental students at the local James Cook University.

Away from the practice, Kelli enjoys spending time with her family, catching up with friends over dinner and drinks, and travelling around Australia (usually every 2 years, exploring somewhere new). She also has interests in camping, water skiing and fishing.