Southside Smiles, Gympie

Meet The Team

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Dentist

Dr Heather Beattie

Originally from the UK, Dr Heather Beattie joined the team at Southside Smiles in October 2018 after four years in a National Health Service practice.

Dr Beattie graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England in 2008. Her studies continued as she successfully graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine from Manchester University.

During her time studying at medical school, she also worked in an Oral and Maxillofacial surgery as a senior house officer and a staff grade. Heather also previously worked in community dentistry treating children and special needs patients.

Dr Beattie loves connecting and communicating…

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Originally from the UK, Dr Heather Beattie joined the team at Southside Smiles in October 2018 after four years in a National Health Service practice.

Dr Beattie graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England in 2008. Her studies continued as she successfully graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine from Manchester University.

During her time studying at medical school, she also worked in an Oral and Maxillofacial surgery as a senior house officer and a staff grade. Heather also previously worked in community dentistry treating children and special needs patients.

Dr Beattie loves connecting and communicating with her patients. She is well-versed at treating anxious patients and enjoys helping them conquer their dental anxieties by developing their confidence.

Heather is passionate about oral surgery and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field. She is constantly seeking opportunities to learn with plans to increase her knowledge of sedation dentistry and dental implants in the future.

Away from Southside Smiles, Dr Beattie enjoys keeping active and exercising. She also loves travelling, reading and spending her days at the beach.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Rene Bazin

Dr Rene qualified in 1979 from Birmingham in the UK. Rene owned several practices in the UK and gained the Investors in People award in 1988. He brings a wealth of experience to Southside Little Smiles and has a special interest in orthodontics. He has attended many courses to further his professional development and has been awarded the Myobrace certification.

He has studied all aspects of dentistry as well as having a keen interest in orthodontics. He treats both adults and children utilising the Myobrace system together with oral myology and is often able to treat problems with jaw alignment…

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Dr Rene qualified in 1979 from Birmingham in the UK. Rene owned several practices in the UK and gained the Investors in People award in 1988. He brings a wealth of experience to Southside Little Smiles and has a special interest in orthodontics. He has attended many courses to further his professional development and has been awarded the Myobrace certification.

He has studied all aspects of dentistry as well as having a keen interest in orthodontics. He treats both adults and children utilising the Myobrace system together with oral myology and is often able to treat problems with jaw alignment problems which may result in simpler treatment plans. He also has a keen interest in the use of facial growth orthodontics to correct crowding, as well as treating airway issues, creating healthy patients, great faces, and a beautiful smile. He is also accredited to use Somnomed for the treatment of sleep apnoea and snoring issues.

Rene is married and has 3 grown up children. His spare time is taken up with walking his two dogs along the lovely sunshine coast beaches.

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Dental Therapist

Rebecca Langrty

Rebecca Langtry was born in New Zealand, where she completed her studies at the University of Otago, graduating with a Bachelor of Health Sciences endorsed in Dental Therapy. In New Zealand, Rebecca gained experience in the public sector and provided mentoring to new graduates prior to moving to Melbourne in 2012.

In 2014, Rebecca furthered her studies at the University of Melbourne completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Dental Therapy. With over 8 years of experience, Rebecca is very caring and dedicated and loves to get to know her patients and see their confidence grow with each visit.

Rebecca has a large extended family and often heads home to visit her mischievous nieces and nephews to fulfil her ever-important aunty duties.

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Dental Hygienist

Elizabeth Turnbull

Elizabeth (Liz) Turnbull is a resident Dental Hygienist at Southside Smiles bringing over 25 years' experience. Prior to joining the Gympie practice, Liz spent a number of years working in specialist Orthodontic practices developing her skills and knowledge. Furthering her professional development she has also completed additional studies in the area of Myofunctional therapy.

Passionate about lifelong oral health, Liz is dedicated to educating patients on the preventative techniques and behaviours that will help them maintain healthy teeth for the rest of their lifetime. With all her patients. Liz demonstrates a warm, caring approach and ensures she provides the same…

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Elizabeth (Liz) Turnbull is a resident Dental Hygienist at Southside Smiles bringing over 25 years' experience. Prior to joining the Gympie practice, Liz spent a number of years working in specialist Orthodontic practices developing her skills and knowledge. Furthering her professional development she has also completed additional studies in the area of Myofunctional therapy.

Passionate about lifelong oral health, Liz is dedicated to educating patients on the preventative techniques and behaviours that will help them maintain healthy teeth for the rest of their lifetime. With all her patients. Liz demonstrates a warm, caring approach and ensures she provides the same level of care to them as she would her own family. Outside of the practice she also offers free oral health presentations to a number of community groups including nursing mothers, schools and aged care.

When she isn't busy volunteering and fundraising in the local Gympie community, Liz can be found supporting her two teenage children at their sporting endeavours.

Elizabeth Turnbull is part of the following associations:

  • Dental Hygienists' Association of Australia, Queensland Branch (member, past president and counsellor)
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Oral Health Therapist

Katelyn Bretag

Katelyn completed her Bachelor of Oral Health through Central Queensland University in Rockhampton and continues to grow her knowledge of the industry through part-time study a Bachelor of Public Health majoring in Health Promotion.

In 2019 Katelyn was given the opportunity to provide dental care to children in Cambodia. This experience enhanced her ability to adapt her skills along with her cultural awareness. 

Katelyn’s real passion lies in ensuring all patients have an enjoyable experience at their dental visit. 

Outside of Southside Smiles, Katelyn enjoys spending time with her family, helping out on their cattle property in Tiaro. She also loves cooking, travelling and playing board games in her spare time.