Smileplus Dental, Southport

Meet The Team

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Lead Dentist

Dr Stephen Coulson

Dr Stephen Coulson joined the Smileplus Dental practice 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 Smileplus Dental.

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…

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Dr Stephen Coulson joined the Smileplus Dental practice 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 Smileplus Dental.

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 Mervat Youssef

Joining the team at Smileplus Dental, Southport in 2019, Dr Mervat Youssef is a compassionate and caring dentist that enjoys providing her patients with pain-free, positive dental experiences.

Mervat graduated from Alexandria University in Egypt with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 1980. Since then she has practiced in both public and private dental clinics, school clinics and she has successfully run her own practice in Melbourne.

With over 30 years of experience in the dental industry Dr Youssef still enjoys changing a patients perception of the dentist and ensuring they leave with the smile they’ve always wished for.

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Joining the team at Smileplus Dental, Southport in 2019, Dr Mervat Youssef is a compassionate and caring dentist that enjoys providing her patients with pain-free, positive dental experiences.

Mervat graduated from Alexandria University in Egypt with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 1980. Since then she has practiced in both public and private dental clinics, school clinics and she has successfully run her own practice in Melbourne.

With over 30 years of experience in the dental industry Dr Youssef still enjoys changing a patients perception of the dentist and ensuring they leave with the smile they’ve always wished for.

Away from Smileplus Dental Mervat is a mother of two boys who enjoys entertaining for her family and friends. She is always planning her next holiday and loves meeting new people. Dr Youssef also enjoys taking her dog Sasha for long walks on her day’s off.

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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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Hygienist

Janet Stephens

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,…

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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 Smileplus Dental 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.

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Practice Manager

Karleigh Mackinnon

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.