Maven Dental Southport

Meet The Team

DR STEPHEN COULSON | Dentist Gold Coast
Lead Dentist

Dr Stephen Coulson

Dr Stephen Coulson joined the Maven Dental Southport practice (formerly Smileplus Dental) in 2009 as the lead dentist. Dr Coulson graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Dental Science and has since gone on to gain over 25 years' experience. He initially began his dental career working for a large general dental practice in Nerang before making the move to Maven Dental Southport.

With his extensive experience and clinical knowledge Dr Coulson is committed to providing his patients the best in dental care. He also places great focus on interacting well with his patients and building strong…

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Dr Stephen Coulson joined the Maven Dental Southport practice (formerly Smileplus Dental) in 2009 as the lead dentist. Dr Coulson graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Dental Science and has since gone on to gain over 25 years' experience. He initially began his dental career working for a large general dental practice in Nerang before making the move to Maven Dental Southport.

With his extensive experience and clinical knowledge Dr Coulson is committed to providing his patients the best in dental care. He also places great focus on interacting well with his patients and building strong relationships. Additionally, he is well regarded for his friendly, down to earth nature and gentle approach to treatment.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Coulson is passionate about golf.

JANET STEPHENS | Maven Dental Southport
Hygienist

Janet Stephens

Maven Dental Southport (formerly Smileplus Dental) welcomed Janet Stephens to the practice in 2006 as the resident dental hygienist. Originally from the UK, Janet completed her Certificate of Hygiene in 1979 at Guys University Hospital, London, before going on to gain over 20 years’ experience.

Beginning her career in 1979, Janet joined a busy dental practice in Ipswich, UK, where she worked for 12 years. Following this she went on to work for Suffolk Health Authority which saw her working with special needs patients, assisting with long-stay hospital cases, visiting prison and educating children on dental health at local schools.…

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Maven Dental Southport (formerly Smileplus Dental) welcomed Janet Stephens to the practice in 2006 as the resident dental hygienist. Originally from the UK, Janet completed her Certificate of Hygiene in 1979 at Guys University Hospital, London, before going on to gain over 20 years’ experience.

Beginning her career in 1979, Janet joined a busy dental practice in Ipswich, UK, where she worked for 12 years. Following this she went on to work for Suffolk Health Authority which saw her working with special needs patients, assisting with long-stay hospital cases, visiting prison and educating children on dental health at local schools.

After gaining extensive experience, Janet moved to the Gold Coast in 1991 where she has since been working in general practice. In 2006, she joined the Maven Dental Southport team where she continues to enjoy meeting new people and providing them with exceptional care.

While enjoying the many facets of her role Janet loves being able to watch her patients' mouths transform as their oral hygiene improves. Her passion for dental hygiene has also seen her commence training as an EMMETT therapist which will allow her to work with both horses and humans.

Janet is also a registered member of the Dental Hygienists Association Australia.

Outside of the practice, Janet enjoys living on her acreage with her 4 horses and 2 dogs. She also has keen interests in cooking, eating, boating and studying Parelli horsemanship.

KARLEIGH MACKINNON | Maven Dental Southport
Practice Manager

Karleigh Mackinnon

Maven Dental Southport (formerly Smileplus Dental) welcomed Karleigh Mackinnon to the friendly team in 2010 as a caring and passionate practice manager. Karleigh has gained valuable skills across many roles including reception, dental assisting and practice management.

In her role as practice manager, Karleigh enjoys leading her friendly and compassionate team to deliver exceptional quality dental treatment to patients. She also enjoys fostering a relaxed, comfortable and happy atmosphere that assists positive dental experiences. Ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for both staff and patients, Karleigh is committed to maintaining the highest level of sterilisation and infection control.

Away from the practice, Karleigh is passionate about spending quality time with her family, friends and two sausage dogs.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Leah Bennett

Maven Dental Southport welcomed Dr Leah Bennett to the team in 2021 as a friendly and compassionate associate dentist. Dr Bennett graduated in 2009 from Griffith University and holds a Bachelor of Dental Science and Graduate Diploma in Dentistry. Since graduating she has remained local, gaining valuable experience working in private practice. Although following her passion in the field of dentistry, she has previously studied interior design and biomedical science.

Within the practice, Dr Bennett is committed to providing her patients with the highest quality dental care in a relaxed and comfortable environment. She is passionate about all aspects of…

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Maven Dental Southport welcomed Dr Leah Bennett to the team in 2021 as a friendly and compassionate associate dentist. Dr Bennett graduated in 2009 from Griffith University and holds a Bachelor of Dental Science and Graduate Diploma in Dentistry. Since graduating she has remained local, gaining valuable experience working in private practice. Although following her passion in the field of dentistry, she has previously studied interior design and biomedical science.

Within the practice, Dr Bennett is committed to providing her patients with the highest quality dental care in a relaxed and comfortable environment. She is passionate about all aspects of dentistry and loves being able to help her patients increase their level of self-esteem.

Dr Bennett keeps up to date with the latest developments within her field by regularly attending continuing professional development courses.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Bennett enjoys spending quality time with her husband, two sons and fur babies. When time permits, she also loves practising hot yoga, reading and travelling.