Maven Dental Hervey Bay

Meet The Team

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Principal Dentist

Dr David Bodie

Dr David Bodie graduated from the University of Dundee, Scotland, in 1987 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. During the first 10 years of his career Dr Bodie practiced dentistry in the UK before relocating to Hervey Bay, where he is the principal dentist at Maven Dental Hervey Bay.

Experienced across a wide range of dental services, Dr Bodie enjoys helping his patients however he can - whether in practice providing routine general dentistry or in theatre completing more complex procedures under general anaesthesia. Dr Bodie takes great pride in his work and strives to ensure he leaves you feeling…

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Dr David Bodie graduated from the University of Dundee, Scotland, in 1987 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. During the first 10 years of his career Dr Bodie practiced dentistry in the UK before relocating to Hervey Bay, where he is the principal dentist at Maven Dental Hervey Bay.

Experienced across a wide range of dental services, Dr Bodie enjoys helping his patients however he can - whether in practice providing routine general dentistry or in theatre completing more complex procedures under general anaesthesia. Dr Bodie takes great pride in his work and strives to ensure he leaves you feeling confident about your lifelong oral health.

Heavily invested in his professional development, Dr Bodie keeps across the latest advancements in dental technology and procedures by attending seminars and postgraduate courses. He has also developed a keen interest in orthodontics, completing a two-year residency with sights on completing another two-year program through the Sydney Dental Hospital.

Outside of work Dr Bodie enjoys spending time with his wife Jane and their son Benjamin and getting outdoors to play golf or go skiing.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Darshan Desai

After graduating from the Rajiv Gandhi University, India, in 2005 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery Dr Darshan Desai moved to Australia to complete his Masters in Population Health at the University of Wollongong. While completing his Masters he fell in love with the Australian lifestyle and in 2010 applied to become a registered dentist in Australia. Since passing his Australian Dental Council exam at the Westmead Dental Hospital Sydney, Dr Desai has been practicing in the Wide Bay community as an associate dentist.

Enjoying all aspects of dentistry, Dr Desai is committed to ensuring his patients receive the best…

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After graduating from the Rajiv Gandhi University, India, in 2005 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery Dr Darshan Desai moved to Australia to complete his Masters in Population Health at the University of Wollongong. While completing his Masters he fell in love with the Australian lifestyle and in 2010 applied to become a registered dentist in Australia. Since passing his Australian Dental Council exam at the Westmead Dental Hospital Sydney, Dr Desai has been practicing in the Wide Bay community as an associate dentist.

Enjoying all aspects of dentistry, Dr Desai is committed to ensuring his patients receive the best in oral health care. Keeping up to date with the latest in dental technology and techniques, he also attends regular conferences and seminars.

When not tending to the needs of his patients, Dr Desai enjoys spending time with his wife Kashish who is also a dentist. Together they love to get involved in sport and when they have the time traveling to new places.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Iona Hancock

Originally from Scotland, Dr Iona Hancock graduated from the University of Dundee in 2002 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery before going on to complete her membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow in 2004. After spending a number of years working in Scotland Dr Hancock made the move to Australia in 2008.

Dr Hancock has been living in Hervey Bay since 2012, joining the Maven Dental Hervey Bay team as an associate dentist. Always eager to remain up to date with the latest in ideas and innovations in the dental field, Dr Hancock is regularly attending courses…

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Originally from Scotland, Dr Iona Hancock graduated from the University of Dundee in 2002 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery before going on to complete her membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow in 2004. After spending a number of years working in Scotland Dr Hancock made the move to Australia in 2008.

Dr Hancock has been living in Hervey Bay since 2012, joining the Maven Dental Hervey Bay team as an associate dentist. Always eager to remain up to date with the latest in ideas and innovations in the dental field, Dr Hancock is regularly attending courses and events.

Away from the practice, she enjoys spending time with her husband and enjoying the relaxing lifestyle offered by the region.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Rachel McDowall

Dr Rachel McDowall was welcomed to the Maven Dental Hervey Bay team in December 2016 as an associate dentist. Originally from Scotland, Dr McDowall graduated from the University of Dundee in 2014 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. After receiving her dental qualifications, she spent her time working in general practice in Glasgow and Dundee before making the move to Australia in 2016. Alongside her role as a dentist, Dr McDowall focuses on furthering her professional development through training courses.

Working in general dentistry, Dr McDowall enjoys the day-to-day challenges and variety offered by the practice. Within her role, she…

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Dr Rachel McDowall was welcomed to the Maven Dental Hervey Bay team in December 2016 as an associate dentist. Originally from Scotland, Dr McDowall graduated from the University of Dundee in 2014 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. After receiving her dental qualifications, she spent her time working in general practice in Glasgow and Dundee before making the move to Australia in 2016. Alongside her role as a dentist, Dr McDowall focuses on furthering her professional development through training courses.

Working in general dentistry, Dr McDowall enjoys the day-to-day challenges and variety offered by the practice. Within her role, she particularly likes working with kids and anxious patients where she focuses on building strong relationships. Being able to meet so many wonderful people Dr McDowall places great focus on getting to know each and every one of her patients, establishing great rapport and communication.

Away from the practice, Dr McDowall loves exploring her new home of Hervey Bay with her husband. She also enjoys keeping active by running, cycling and her new hobby of stand-up paddle boarding.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Stanley Kumar

Dr Stanley Kumar joins us with a wealth of knowledge at Maven Dental Hervey in 2019 as an Associate Dentist. With a Bachelor in Dental Surgery (Honours), Master of Science (M.Sc), and Advanced Diploma in Counselling Psychology, Dr Stanley keeps his knowledge up to date with post-graduate training and continuous professional development. Over the last 15 years, Dr Stanley has worked as an Associate Dentist, Principal Dental Officer, Clinical Manager and credentialled Oral Surgeon. Since 2016, Stanley has been an Associate Lecturer and supervisor for final year dental students at the University of Queensland

Dr Kumar takes a holistic approach…

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Dr Stanley Kumar joins us with a wealth of knowledge at Maven Dental Hervey in 2019 as an Associate Dentist. With a Bachelor in Dental Surgery (Honours), Master of Science (M.Sc), and Advanced Diploma in Counselling Psychology, Dr Stanley keeps his knowledge up to date with post-graduate training and continuous professional development. Over the last 15 years, Dr Stanley has worked as an Associate Dentist, Principal Dental Officer, Clinical Manager and credentialled Oral Surgeon. Since 2016, Stanley has been an Associate Lecturer and supervisor for final year dental students at the University of Queensland

Dr Kumar takes a holistic approach to treating his patients by concentrating on providing pain-free dentistry. His clinical interests include aesthetic dentistry, dental implants and oral pathology. Dr Stanley is a patient and caring clinician that specialises in dentistry for those that are highly anxious, nervous, uncomfortable or special needs. He believes it is important to take the time to listen and care with each and every one of his patients.

Outside of work, Dr Stanley likes spending time with his wife and two adorable kids, especially going out and watching movies. He also likes to travel and drink coffee.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Troy Blakeney

Dr Troy Blakeney joins us at Maven Dental Hervey Bay in early 2020. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 2018, with a Bachelor Of Dental Science (Honours). As a local Hervey Bay resident, he was very happy to return after completing his studies in Brisbane. Since graduating, he has been working for Qld Health on the Fraser Coast. 

Dr Troy really enjoys helping people, especially when patients are anxious by taking the time to listen and make them feel as comfortable as possible. He enjoys keeping up to date with the ever-changing knowledge and profession of dentistry. 

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Dr Troy Blakeney joins us at Maven Dental Hervey Bay in early 2020. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 2018, with a Bachelor Of Dental Science (Honours). As a local Hervey Bay resident, he was very happy to return after completing his studies in Brisbane. Since graduating, he has been working for Qld Health on the Fraser Coast. 

Dr Troy really enjoys helping people, especially when patients are anxious by taking the time to listen and make them feel as comfortable as possible. He enjoys keeping up to date with the ever-changing knowledge and profession of dentistry. 

Outside of work, he enjoys time with his family. He also really loves the outdoors and the beautiful lifestyle that Hervey Bay has to offer. 

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Dental Hygienist

Ann Triggs

Ann Triggs is Maven Dental Hervey Bay's resident hygienist. Graduating from Adelaide in 1995 with a degree in dental hygiene, Ann spent the first 8 years of her career traveling and working from Northern New South Wales to Cairns. In 2003 she settled in Hervey Bay where she has since been a part of the team.

Outside of work, Ann enjoys getting outdoors where she finds herself fishing, camping and four wheel driving.

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Practice Manager

Liz Thies

Liz Thies joined the Maven Dental Hervey Bay team in 2007, gaining experience across a number of roles within the business before landing the position of Practice Manager. With customer service at the forefront of her mind, Liz is dedicated to providing patients a welcoming, friendly atmosphere, making them feel at ease during their visit. Born and raised in the regional area, Liz also has a great understanding of the local community and their needs and incoporates this into her daily practice.

When she isn't at work or spending time with her husband, kids and grandkid, Liz enjoys reading, gardening and walking.