Maven Dental Cotton Tree

Meet The Team

Maryam ghafournia
Associate Dentist

Dr Maryam Ghafournia

Dr Maryam Ghafournia joins the team at Maven Dental Cotton Tree with almost 15 years of experience in the dental industry. Originally from Iran, Dr Ghafournia completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the Isfahan University of Medical Science in 2006. Her studies didn’t stop there though, graduating with a master of Science (Paediatric Dentistry) in 2009.

Dr Ghafournia spent 10 years working in Iran as a paediatric dentist before making the move to the Sunshine Coast. After almost a year working as a general dentist in Noosa, she joined the Maven Dental Cotton Tree team in 2020.

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Dr Maryam Ghafournia joins the team at Maven Dental Cotton Tree with almost 15 years of experience in the dental industry. Originally from Iran, Dr Ghafournia completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the Isfahan University of Medical Science in 2006. Her studies didn’t stop there though, graduating with a master of Science (Paediatric Dentistry) in 2009.

Dr Ghafournia spent 10 years working in Iran as a paediatric dentist before making the move to the Sunshine Coast. After almost a year working as a general dentist in Noosa, she joined the Maven Dental Cotton Tree team in 2020.

Dr Ghafournia places great importance on professional development and education after previously working as an assistant professor at Isfahan Dental School (Iran). She doesn’t see dentistry as her job but her passion and is always looking for opportunities to further her skills.

Maryam has a proven ability to communicate effectively with children and their relatives about treatment options and reassuring them about possible complications. She has experience performing complex dental procedures under general anesthesia and conscious sedation and treating children with special needs.

She has a keen interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Dr Ghafournia believes today’s dentistry can offer more than just treating an infected tooth or restoring a broken filling. Dentistry today is also capable of giving her patients the confidence of looking good through a myriad of aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Away from the practice Dr Ghafournia loves exploring all that the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

Michelle Weijers | Oral Health Therapist Gympie
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 Channon Lawrence Dental and Maven Dental…

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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 Channon Lawrence Dental and Maven Dental Maroochydore 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.