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.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Justin Guo

Dr. Justin Guo graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and Master of Dentistry degree from Griffith University, locally on the Gold Coast.

He prides himself in caring for patients to make their dental experience a positive one. Dr Justin enjoys providing empathetic treatment to a wide range of patients, including children, nervous patients and elderly.

Having lived in Australia for 19 years and in Asia for 16 years, Dr. Justin speaks Fluent English and Chinese. He was privileged to gain valuable clinical experience in public hospitals and renowned private clinics across both Gold Coast and regional…

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Dr. Justin Guo graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and Master of Dentistry degree from Griffith University, locally on the Gold Coast.

He prides himself in caring for patients to make their dental experience a positive one. Dr Justin enjoys providing empathetic treatment to a wide range of patients, including children, nervous patients and elderly.

Having lived in Australia for 19 years and in Asia for 16 years, Dr. Justin speaks Fluent English and Chinese. He was privileged to gain valuable clinical experience in public hospitals and renowned private clinics across both Gold Coast and regional Queensland. Dr. Justin is known for his gentle and calm approach to make the most anxious person relax on the chair.

Outside of dentistry, Justin enjoys swimming, trying out new cuisines and spending time with family and friends.

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.