Maven Dental Cairns North

Meet The Team

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Lead Dentist

Dr Neil McElvanna

Dr Neil McElvanna is a friendly and skilled dentist committed to delivering his patients happy, healthy smiles. He is focused on building strong relationships and enjoys seeing the improvements a healthy, functional mouth can have on his patients' overall wellbeing.

Backed by a wealth of experience, Dr McElvanna has been practising dentistry for over 10 years. He was awarded the Entrance Exhibition Scholarship to Trinity College Dublin and graduated with Honours with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 2005. Following his graduation, he worked as a House Officer in Dublin Dental University Hospital for a year before working in private…

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Dr Neil McElvanna is a friendly and skilled dentist committed to delivering his patients happy, healthy smiles. He is focused on building strong relationships and enjoys seeing the improvements a healthy, functional mouth can have on his patients' overall wellbeing.

Backed by a wealth of experience, Dr McElvanna has been practising dentistry for over 10 years. He was awarded the Entrance Exhibition Scholarship to Trinity College Dublin and graduated with Honours with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 2005. Following his graduation, he worked as a House Officer in Dublin Dental University Hospital for a year before working in private practice. Throughout his time in Dublin, he gained invaluable experience in emergency dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics and fixed/removable prosthodontics.

In 2013, Dr McElvanna relocated to sunny Cairns where he has continued to work in private practice and is now enjoying being part of the friendly, highly skilled Maven Dental Cairns North team. He enjoys exploring his clinical interests in cosmetic and minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry, veneers, crowns/bridge work, dental implant restorations and tooth alignment treatments; and is currently undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Digital Orthodontics.

Dr McElvanna also plays an active role within the field of dentistry and is committed to remaining up to date with the latest developments. He is a member of the Australian Dental Association and International Team for Implantology.

Beyond dentistry, Dr McElvanna is often kept busy training and competing in triathlons, travelling, walking his Golden Retriever Toby and enjoying music.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Rodney Ashton

Dr Rod has performed a large variety of clinical procedures and has used a lot of different types of equipment. He knows what works well and what doesn't, clinically.

Dr Rod has been involved in Implant Dentistry for 25 years, both in placing and restoring dental implants. His other main interests include, Fixed Prosthodontics and Oral Surgery. He also enjoys most other aspects of general dentistry.

Away from the practice, Dr Rod has a lot of hobbies which include snowboarding and backcountry hiking, cycling and triathlons, mountain biking, swimming, surf ski paddling, spearfishing and diving, sailing, and music.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Duran Stander

Dr. Duran Stander graduated from James Cook University in 2014 with an academic medal. Dr. Stander is proficient in all aspects of general dental, but has a special interest in root canal therapy, veneers, crowns, and cosmetic dentistry. Between his friendly nature and passion for ensuring patient comfort, you will have an enjoyable dental experience.

Dr. Stander fell in love with the North Queensland lifestyle while studying in Cairns and he has been living and working there since graduating. In his spare time, Dr. Stander enjoys watching movies, going to the gym, walking his fur babies and making the most of what Cairns has to offer.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Mimi Tam

Dr Tam graduated with honours from the University of Melbourne in 2002 and has since gone on to gain 13 years' experience in private practice. After completing her dental qualifications she relocated to the warm and sunny North Queensland, where she has since called Cairns home.

Dr Tam is highly experienced across all aspects of dentistry, with special interests in the areas of full mouth rehabilitation and cosmetic dentistry - where she believes a beautiful smile can truly transform people's lives. She is a warm, friendly and kind practitioner who takes great pride in providing each and every patient exceptional patient care.

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Oral Health Therapist

Jennifer Gray

Joining our team at Maven Dental Cairns North in 2019 Jennifer Gray is an Oral Health Therapist that graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2006. She has a strong background working in the dental industry previously practicing in Adelaide and Cairns.

Jennifer enjoys working with patients of all ages to improve their oral health through education, treatment and maintenance with a caring and gentle technique. She enjoys working closely with our dental practitioners to make prevention of diseases a priority.

Jennifer has lived in Cairns for almost 12 years with her young family. She enjoys swimming, yoga, can camping. She is also passionate about good health and nutrition.

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Practice Manager

Belinda De Silva

Maven Dental Cairns North welcomed Belinda De Silva to the practice as the passionate and caring practice manager. Having spent some time in Western Australia, Belinda moved back to the beautiful city of Cairns, joining the friendly Cairns North practice.

Offering extensive experience in the dental industry, Belinda is committed to fostering positive patient experiences. From the first point of contact through to patients enjoying the music and friendly atmosphere of the waiting room, she ensures every experience is a welcoming one.

Working alongside the talented Maven Dental Cairns North team Belinda strives to make sure every patient receives exceptional dental care, including preventative, restorative cosmetic and implant dentistry.