Maven Dental Sippy Downs

Meet The Team

Teamimage 202X202 Katie Edwards
Lead Dentist

Dr Katie Edwards

Dr Katie Edwards graduated from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, following which she completed her post-graduate training at Bradford Hospital in the United Kingdom. Working under the guidance of leading consultants in oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr Katie’s wealth of experience is an asset to the Sippy Downs team.

In 2011, Dr Katie became a member of the Dental Faculty of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, following which she made the decision to practice in Australia, moving to Queensland in 2012.

With an interest in conservative dentistry, Dr Katie is a big advocate for preventing…

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Dr Katie Edwards graduated from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, following which she completed her post-graduate training at Bradford Hospital in the United Kingdom. Working under the guidance of leading consultants in oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr Katie’s wealth of experience is an asset to the Sippy Downs team.

In 2011, Dr Katie became a member of the Dental Faculty of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, following which she made the decision to practice in Australia, moving to Queensland in 2012.

With an interest in conservative dentistry, Dr Katie is a big advocate for preventing dental disease before treatment is required. She is also passionate about treating children and is a firm believer in making her patients her highest priority.

In her spare time, Dr Katie can be spotted playing soccer and is captain of the Buderim Wanderers Premier Women’s Team.

Teamimage 202X202 Cynthia Dumith
Associate Dentist

Dr Cynthia Dumith

Associate dentist, Dr Cynthia Dumith, was welcomed to the Maven Dental Sippy Downs practice in 2015. Originally from Caracas (capital city of Venezuela), Dr Dumith completed her Bachelor of Dental Science in 2005 at the Central University of Venezuela – one of the most recognised universities in South America at the time.

After graduating, Dr Dumith began working in both private and public sectors. During this time she was able to further her studies, gaining new skills and knowledge, while also being able to give back to the local community.

In 2013, due to the political and economic state of Venezuela, Dr…

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Associate dentist, Dr Cynthia Dumith, was welcomed to the Maven Dental Sippy Downs practice in 2015. Originally from Caracas (capital city of Venezuela), Dr Dumith completed her Bachelor of Dental Science in 2005 at the Central University of Venezuela – one of the most recognised universities in South America at the time.

After graduating, Dr Dumith began working in both private and public sectors. During this time she was able to further her studies, gaining new skills and knowledge, while also being able to give back to the local community.

In 2013, due to the political and economic state of Venezuela, Dr Dumith and her husband made the move to start a new life in Australia. By 2014 she received her dental license and was recognised as a practising dentist. From here, Dr Dumith and her partner moved to the Sunshine Coast where she joined the Maven Dental Sippy Downs team.

As a dentist, Dr Dumith is passionate about all aspects of dentistry and loves that every day is different to the next. She strives to ensure her patients feel comfortable while working towards meeting their expectations and fostering positive patient experiences. Dr Dumith additionally enjoys being part of a team that feels more like a family and being able to put into practice her skills and knowledge with the support of the team.

Dr Dumith holds special interests in cosmetic dentistry and is continuously attending furthered education courses to remain up to date with the latest developments in her field. She also has her sights set on completing the Digital Smile Design training next year (2018).

Away from the practice Dr Dumith enjoys spending time with her family – husband and 8-month old Australian Bulldog puppy Chuck. She also likes exercising at the gym, getting outdoors and has a passion for travelling.

160420 Teammemberimage Circle 202X202 Markcull
Dentist (Clinical Advisory Board Member)

Dr Mark Cull

With over 30 years of dental experience, Dr Mark Cull is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with others. Given the current state of the market place and the rapid change being experienced, Dr Mark also wanted to help guide Maven Dental moving forward. Based in Gympie at Channon Lawrence Dental, Dr Mark Cull travels to Buderim regularly to provide more advanced dental services to patients on the Sunshine Coast.  

Dr Mark has a strong belief that all patients should have access to the most modern dental treatments available, particularly in his small regional town of Gympie. He holds…

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With over 30 years of dental experience, Dr Mark Cull is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with others. Given the current state of the market place and the rapid change being experienced, Dr Mark also wanted to help guide Maven Dental moving forward. Based in Gympie at Channon Lawrence Dental, Dr Mark Cull travels to Buderim regularly to provide more advanced dental services to patients on the Sunshine Coast.  

Dr Mark has a strong belief that all patients should have access to the most modern dental treatments available, particularly in his small regional town of Gympie. He holds a firm belief that the practice of dentistry is most effective for his patients when working with the body as a whole, rather than focusing on the mouth in isolation. Embodying a holistic approach to oral health, Dr Mark embraces the complexities of functional dentistry.

Embracing his passion for holistic dentistry, Dr Mark not only performs an in-depth analysis of your oral health but also reviews the function of your airways, breathing patterns, sleep behaviours, nutrition and general wellbeing. He takes the time to understand your history and takes into consideration genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and chronic disease. Dr Mark also offers to collaborate with your other health practitioners to ensure your care is coordinated holistically.

Dr Mark is highly skilled and experienced across all aspects of dentistry. Besides holistic dentistry and orthodontics, he is passionate about helping his patients restore the look and function of their mouths through dental implants. He is also committed to ensuring patients that might be anxious or nervous still have access to the dental treatment they need by offering sedation dentistry - learn more about this service.

If Dr Mark is not studying to further his knowledge of dentistry or spending time with his family, you will find him on his bike training for triathlons.

Teamimage 202X202 Kirstenmiddleton
Hygienist

Kirsten Middleton

Kirsten Middleton is the resident hygienist at Maven Dental Sippy Downs and has been part of Maven Dental for over 12 years. Kirsten first began her career in dental during her school years where she assisted in her local family practice. After finishing high school she spent four years working in private practice, four years at an orthodontist and a few years abroad in London. In 2002 she returned to New Zealand to complete her dental hygienist qualifications at Otago University.

Her passion for meeting new patients and making a difference to someone's smile has contributed to her patients feeling…

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Kirsten Middleton is the resident hygienist at Maven Dental Sippy Downs and has been part of Maven Dental for over 12 years. Kirsten first began her career in dental during her school years where she assisted in her local family practice. After finishing high school she spent four years working in private practice, four years at an orthodontist and a few years abroad in London. In 2002 she returned to New Zealand to complete her dental hygienist qualifications at Otago University.

Her passion for meeting new patients and making a difference to someone's smile has contributed to her patients feeling confident and happy with their oral health. Kirsten also understands the varying needs of her patients and incorporates sedation into her hygiene practice, reducing any nervousness they might suffer. This additionally supports her love for providing periodontal care.

Keeping up to date with the latest developments in the dental industry Kirsten regularly attends professional development courses and training. This ensures she is providing her patients with the best dental hygiene treatment and care possible. Her love for dentistry has also seen her travel back to Otago Dental School where she shares her experiences and insights about her role as a hygienist.

Outside of the practice Kirsten enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children, and often get outdoors enjoying the beautiful Sunshine Coast.