Maven Dental Southport

Meet The Team

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Associate Dentist

Dr Melinda Oxley-Long

Dr Melinda Oxley-Long joined the Southport team in 2006, working Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Her time is spent enjoying a wide range of family dentistry as well as completing the prosthetic phase of implants (implant crowns). Dr Melinda also occasionally works at a local hospital to treat patients under general anaesthesia.

Outside of the practice, Dr Melinda enjoys spending time with her family.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Eardley Rozario

Dr Eardley Rozario grew up in the heart of the Pilbara, Karratha. He graduated from the University of Western Australia as a Dentist and immediately commenced Rural Dental practice.

In 1994, Eardley moved to Newcastle/Sydney having been accepted into the NSW Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical training program and remained a Surgical Registrar until 2003. During this time he completed his Medical degree from the University of Newcastle. In 2004, Dr Rozario changed his career path to work in combination of Medical and Dental practice and for many years worked in a mixture of Aboriginal Health, Public/Private Hospitals and Private Practice.…

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Dr Eardley Rozario grew up in the heart of the Pilbara, Karratha. He graduated from the University of Western Australia as a Dentist and immediately commenced Rural Dental practice.

In 1994, Eardley moved to Newcastle/Sydney having been accepted into the NSW Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical training program and remained a Surgical Registrar until 2003. During this time he completed his Medical degree from the University of Newcastle. In 2004, Dr Rozario changed his career path to work in combination of Medical and Dental practice and for many years worked in a mixture of Aboriginal Health, Public/Private Hospitals and Private Practice.

Eardley and his family moved to the Gold Coast in Feb 2016 and has continued to work as a dentist and cosmetic doctor with a particular focus on dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, bone augmentation and cosmetic medical rejuvenation procedures for the face and body.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Khilan Shukla

Joining the team at Maven Dental Southport in 2019 Dr Khilan Shukla is an eager young dentist that enjoys working with children to ensure they have a fun and stress free experience at the dentist. He loves helping his patients better understand the importance of dental health and creating a comfortable environment for nervous patients.

Khilan gew up in Kenya and moved to Australia with his family in 2002. After finishing school in Brisbane he completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at James Cook University. During his studies he was lucky enough to travel around the country working in public…

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Joining the team at Maven Dental Southport in 2019 Dr Khilan Shukla is an eager young dentist that enjoys working with children to ensure they have a fun and stress free experience at the dentist. He loves helping his patients better understand the importance of dental health and creating a comfortable environment for nervous patients.

Khilan gew up in Kenya and moved to Australia with his family in 2002. After finishing school in Brisbane he completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at James Cook University. During his studies he was lucky enough to travel around the country working in public dental clinics in Cairns, Townsville and Tasmania, as well as clinical placements in Sri Lanka and his home country Kenya.

When he is not at the practice you can find Khilan on the tennis court or spending time with his family. He is also studying for his medical degree at Griffith University.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Dawn

Originally from Canada, Dawn joined the team at Maven Dental Southport in 2019 as an associate dentist. Dawn is a gentle and caring dentist that has a lot of experience treating anxious or nervous patients. She loves helping patients achieve the smile they have always dreamed of and is passionate about aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry.

After completing her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Manitoba Dawn practiced in a family dental practice in Canada before making the move to Australia. During her career Dawn has also been involved in multiple mission trips in Canada and throughout Asia to…

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Originally from Canada, Dawn joined the team at Maven Dental Southport in 2019 as an associate dentist. Dawn is a gentle and caring dentist that has a lot of experience treating anxious or nervous patients. She loves helping patients achieve the smile they have always dreamed of and is passionate about aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry.

After completing her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Manitoba Dawn practiced in a family dental practice in Canada before making the move to Australia. During her career Dawn has also been involved in multiple mission trips in Canada and throughout Asia to provide basic dental care and education to impoverished communities.

When she is not at Maven Dental Southport Dawn enjoys cooking for and spending time with her family and friends, and curling up with a good book.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Wei-Ju Chen

Dr Wei-Ju Chen completed her dentistry degree in Queensland and before joining our team at Maven Dental Southport she worked in both metro and rural Australia. She is passionate about dentistry and strives to make people feel comfortable at the dentist.

Wei-Ju enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with a keen interest in restorative dentistry and oral surgery. She has a gentle and kind approach to patients to ensure that their concerns and needs are fully attended to.

When she is not in our Southport based practice, Wei-Ju enjoys keeping fit, cooking and trying out different restaurants. She is a very approachable and caring person and wants to make sure all her patients have a positive experience at the dentist.

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Dental Hygienist

Sarah Cash

Swapping England for the Gold Coast, Sarah is a talented member of the Maven Dental Southport team (joining in July 2018) committed to providing the highest standard of care for her patients. Graduating with Diplomas in Dental Hygiene and Therapy in 2012, Sarah’s ambition has pushed her to become a versatile and confident dental hygienist.

Whilst facilitating her own education, Sarah also has a keen interest in educating both her patients and colleagues to make a positive change in the oral health industry. Practising in various roles across the Greater Manchester region, Sarah has successfully organised and developed training and education projects for dental nurses, local schools, and families alike.

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Oral Health Therapist

Lisa Gazzard

Lisa Gazzard graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Oral Health (Oral Health Therapy) in 2009 and has been working as an Oral Health Therapist for almost seven years.

Lisa joined the Southport Team in July 2015 working Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and is rapidly becoming known for her caring and gentle approach. Lisa works together with our dental practitioners to provide routine oral health care for children and adults.

​As an Oral Health Therapist, Lisa prides herself on being extremely passionate about oral health and preventative care and is highly motivated to provide the utmost level of dental…

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Lisa Gazzard graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Oral Health (Oral Health Therapy) in 2009 and has been working as an Oral Health Therapist for almost seven years.

Lisa joined the Southport Team in July 2015 working Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and is rapidly becoming known for her caring and gentle approach. Lisa works together with our dental practitioners to provide routine oral health care for children and adults.

​As an Oral Health Therapist, Lisa prides herself on being extremely passionate about oral health and preventative care and is highly motivated to provide the utmost level of dental care to her patients.

She also helps to promote oral health among school children and the broader community through public based education.

Outside of work, Lisa loves surfing and beach related activities, eating Thai food and spending time with her young son and daughter.