DR ALISTAIR HENRY
Alistair graduated with first class honours from the University of Queensland.
Alistair has lived on the Gold Coast and worked as a principal dentist at Robina town dental since 2001. Prior to this, Alistair practiced in Mackay and Caloundra.
Alistair completed his training at the University of Queensland and graduated will First Class Honours in 1997. Alistair has completed further education and training in the following dedicated areas of:
Implant dentistry, minor oral surgical procedures, use of lasers in dentistry, cosmetic procedures, porcelain crowns and veneer treatments, use of Botolinum muscle relaxants in dentistry, Invisalign aligner treatment and braces orthodontics.
Alistair is a member of the International College of Continuing Dental Education (ICCDE) in Orthodontics.
Alistair enjoys all areas of dentistry. Helping people smile with confidence and feel better about their teeth is particularly rewarding. Alistair is committed to providing the highest standard of treatment. He is continually updating his knowledge of new procedures by attending continuing education seminars.
Alistair believes dentistry is about helping every person to achieve healthy, good looking teeth. He can advise you what can be done to improve your smile. He can advise if braces or Invisalign clear aligners are suitable to straighten your teeth. Alistair caters to all patients, including those who are anxious or apprehensive and does his best to ensure you receive a gentle and comfortable dental experience.
Alistair spends his spare time with his family enjoying all the Gold Coast has to offer.
DR JOHN UTAMA
Having practised Dentistry for 25 years, I have seen lots of teeth.
In the first 5 years as a dentist, the bulk of my work was relieving patients of pain, which involved the obligatory drill and fill, endless extractions and also making dentures. For about 7 years I placed my name as an after hours dentist, and there was barely a weekend when I did not see a patient requiring emergency treatment. The following 10 years, I learned about basic cosmetic dentistry, in particular composite veneers and a little later, porcelain veneers and crowns. Five years after that, I took courses in implants and orthodontics. The last five years I have been learning about neuromuscular dentistry, studying the relationship between the bite, muscles and the TMJ joints. Recently, I have taken courses in Orthodontics, which is the science of facial growth guidance.
Essentially, I am now integrating all disciplines of dentistry and treating the patient as a whole, not just their teeth. In the next five years I can see myself teaching children about correct breathing and posture, more and more adults will be treated with braces to correct the bite into the neuromuscular position, and managing patients with OSA. Fifteen years after that? Nobody knows. However, one thing I know for sure is that I will never stop learning.
It is now becoming clear to me that the teeth, the bite, the muscles, the joints and the rest of the body are inextricably linked together. If one part of the body becomes dysfunctional, it is inevitable that other parts of the body will be adversely affected, in some shape or form. I am seeing a pattern of ‘red flags’ from early childhood that leads to major problems in adults, such as OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea), which is linked to cardiovascular disease and stroke; and TMD (TemporoMandibular Dysfunction), which may cause chronic headaches and migraines. Therefore, it really does make sense that we manage these ‘red flags’ early, to prevent problems later.
DR SHANNON SIA
I graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours, and have since relocated to the Gold Coast to be a part of the enthusiastic team at Robina Town Dental.
I understand that seeing a dentist can sometimes be a bit daunting, but I wish to make my patients feel as comfortable as possible. In particular, I really enjoy treating kids and I think it’s incredibly important to foster genuine relationships in order to create a positive attitude towards oral health at a young age.
Dentistry is forever evolving and modernizing, and as such, I aim to stay up to date in my training. Cosmetic dentistry is of particular interest to me as I believe everyone deserves to have a healthy smile they are proud to show off. I would also love to delve further into special needs dentistry as it can significantly improve one’s quality of life and confidence. Ultimately, my goal is to further my knowledge across many fields of general dentistry in the hope that I can achieve desirable and quality outcomes for all my patients. I see many patients with different wants and needs, and there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution. Creating individually tailored treatment plans, increasing awareness of dental health, and addressing each patient’s concerns are my priority.
Outside of work, I enjoy travelling and exploring new food places on the Gold Coast. I look forward to meeting you and I welcome the chance to answer any questions you may have!
Our team of dedicated and experienced oral health therapists work with kids and provide our preventative care program to help you achieve a stunning, healthy smile.
For over the past 15 years Tanya has been working within the dental industry, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Oral Health from the University of Queensland in 2002.Working at RTD for the past 14years as an Oral Health Therapist Tanya provides both a comprehensive dental hygiene service as well as paediatric dental therapy to our younger valued clients.
Committed to continuing education, Tanya has completed various specialised oral health courses including current cosmetic, laser, restorative and periodontal practices.Dedicated to promoting comprehensive oral health and maintenance, Tanya enjoys presenting community based oral health education lessons to our local schools.
As part of the team at RTD we strive to ensure that your concerns are addressed in a relaxed professional manner and I’m looking forward to meeting with you at your next dental visit.
Caitlin has been with the RTD team since June 2016. She graduated from the University of Otago in 2014 with a Bachelor of Oral Health and works as both a dental hygienist and dental therapist.
Caitlin is passionate about oral health, having worked in the dental industry for the past 7 years, she loves anything teeth related. In her role, she enjoys being able to help patients achieve their oral health goals through education and assisting in prevention of periodontal disease and dental decay.
As a therapist, she enjoys working with children and her gentle and relaxed manner assists in making the dental environment an inviting and friendly one.
Outside of work, Caitlin enjoys the odd game of volleyball, cooking and enjoying nature and the outdoors. She is currently studying dentistry at Griffith University to further her abilities and interest in the dental field.
She looks forward to meeting you!
My name is Marty. I'm an Oral Health Therapist here at Robina Town Dental.
I'm originally from Echuca, in Victoria and I studied in Bendigo at La Trobe University. I genuinely enjoyed the Batchelor of Oral Health Science and I loved living in Bendigo. However after coming to visit a few friends who had moved up here to the coast, my mind was soon made up and I moved my life here to sunny Queensland!
I've been practicing Oral Health Therapy for nearly 10 years now, with the exception of a recent, 2 year hiatus that I took to travel the world. I visited about 20 countries and loved every second of it.
When im not caring for my patients you can usually find me making music, in the surf or on the beach patrolling at North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club.