Maven Dental Cairns North

Meet The Team

Dr Neil McElvanna
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/bridgework, dental implant restorations and tooth alignment treatments; and has also undertaken 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.

Dr Duran Stander
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 Sarah Farrell

Dr Sarah Farrell graduated from her Bachelor of Oral Health at Charles Sturt University in 2013. While practicing as an oral health therapist, Sarah worked at the Mackay Hospital and soon after, took on the role of lead Oral Health practitioner at the Broken Hill Hospital. It was during this time that she realised that she wanted to give more back to the community and therefore, went back to university to complete a Bachelor of Dental Surgery at James Cook University.

Dr Sarah is passionate about all aspects of general dentistry, however, has a particular interest in preventative dentistry. She…

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Dr Sarah Farrell graduated from her Bachelor of Oral Health at Charles Sturt University in 2013. While practicing as an oral health therapist, Sarah worked at the Mackay Hospital and soon after, took on the role of lead Oral Health practitioner at the Broken Hill Hospital. It was during this time that she realised that she wanted to give more back to the community and therefore, went back to university to complete a Bachelor of Dental Surgery at James Cook University.

Dr Sarah is passionate about all aspects of general dentistry, however, has a particular interest in preventative dentistry. She believes it is important to instill good oral health habits into her patient’s routine to maintain a healthy smile for life. Sarah always creates a warm and comfortable environment for her patients to ensure a pleasant experience each visit and has a knack for working alongside nervous patients.

When she’s not in the practice, you’ll find Sarah enjoying quality time with her little girl Claire and fiancé at the Cairns aquarium, walking her dog at the beach and hanging out with family and friends.

Belinda De Silva
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.

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Oral Health Therapist

Chloe Madex

Growing up in Victoria, Chloe Madex completed her Bachelor of Oral Health Science from La Trobe University in 2015 and moved to Queensland after graduating. Chloe thoroughly enjoys all aspects of dentistry and takes great pleasure in making patients feel comfortable and confident in the dental chair.

As an Oral Health Therapist Chloe’s aim is to provide all patients with a great experience at the dentist. She is committed to educating her patients and providing them with the tools to ensure an excellent oral health care routine throughout their life.

Chloe loves spending time by the ocean on her days off! You’ll find her free diving, enjoying the sun out on the water, hiking and keeping fit!