Tacia

Dental Assistant

Tacia was born and raised in Brazil and has been an active part of the dental industry for almost 8 years. Tacia graduated as a dentist in Brazil on 2019 and moved to Australia straight way. Since then, she has been working as a dental assistant and receptionist.

Passionate about oral health, wellbeing and meditation, Tacia has a “can do” attitude and is always keen to help make the experience with the dentist easy and relaxed.

Tacia can speak fluently both English and Portuguese and as well as some Spanish.

Her interests are in general health and wellness, having a holistic lens on life. Outside work, she’s a Yoga practitioner, dancer and dance teacher.

Dr Ioanna Millis (Yana)

Dentist BDS

Dr Yana is a Gold Coast local, who loves a good chat and a hearty laugh with her patients.

You will immediately feel at ease with her, as she has a gentle, caring and empathetic nature.

She graduated from Griffith University on the Gold Coast, and since has been providing quality dental treatment to local community.

Committed to outstanding standards Dr Yana provides treatments across all areas

of family dentistry, including aesthetic restoration of worn or discoloured dentition, fixed prosthetics (ceramic crown and bridge work), restoration of implants, root canal treatments, oral surgery, and treatment of gum disease. She equally enjoys working with the littlies and is passionate about instilling early dental hygiene habits in children;

Dr Yana is a thorough practitioner who is deeply passionate about dentistry; She takes the time to establish each patient’s needs, and to ensure that treatment plans are discussed in detail in unhurried fashion, cover all options and meet the needs of each patient; Outside of the dental clinic, Dr Yana likes chasing her 3 year old nipper down the beach, and on the rare occasion that she has some time off she likes taking her longboard out for a wave at one of the local breaks.

Maegan

Dental Assistant

Maegan was born and raised in Queensland. She started working in Orthodontics and Dental at the age of 13 as a school-based trainee and has been doing it ever since! She loves everything there is to with teeth and loves to keep on learning and educating herself on all the new technology.

Maegan is a bit of an all-rounder. You will find her at front desk, assisting for your appointments and she is the face behind our social media posts.

When Maegan isn’t here, you will find her spending time with her little boy during the week.. Usually at one of the theme parks!

Lenny

Service Dog in Training

Meet Lenny our service dog in training, Lenny is cavoodle.

Fernanda

Currumbin Dental Assistant

Fernanda was born and raised in Brazil and has been an active part of the dental industry for over 8 years. Fernanda graduated as a dentist in Brazil and has recently started working as a dental assistant since she moved to Australia, in 2019. 

Fernanda can speak both English and Portuguese. 

Fernanda is compassionate and dedicated to ensure a positive dental experience for all our patients. 

Dental care is important for everyone and Fernanda gives her all to make sure all of our patients feel comfortable and at ease.

Her interests are in health and wellness and she enjoy visiting the beach, riding bikes, traveling and most of all, spending time with her family. 

Shazia

Hope Island Dental Assistant

Shazia was born in India and raised in the middle east. She then moved to India to do her bachelor of dental surgery and worked in private clinics for 4 years. She relocated to Australia in 2015 and only recently moved to the gold coast.

Shazia currently completed her certificate III in dental assisting and is also studying to obtain her dental license here in Australia.

Shazia loves working in the dental industry and helping patients have a positive experience. When she isn’t working, she can be found spending time with her daughter and exploring the beautiful places if the Gold Coast.

Dr Avind Goomany

Hope Island Dentist BChD

Dr Avind Goomany graduated from Leeds Dental School (UK) in 2014. Since then Avind worked in a range of services including emergency care and private practice.

Working as a general dental practitioner, his interests lie in the surgical side of dentistry and replacement of missing and damaged teeth. He enjoys treating anxious patients and using various techniques to help nervous patients have a positive experience.

Avind is new to the Gold Coast and moved down under with his family in June 2020. He cannot wait to put a smile on your face!

Dr Rebecca Bojarovski

Currumbin Dentist BDS (QLD)

Gold Coast local Dr Rebecca Bojarovski graduated Dentistry from Griffith University, achieving awards of academic excellence during her years of study. Dr Bec as she is known to her patients, believes in a gentle approach to patient care and prides herself on creating a comfortable, pleasant, and pain-free patient experience.

With a passion for orthodontics, aesthetic and paediatric dentistry, Dr Bec incorporates a meticulous and holistic approach to patient care.

As an Invisalign Go provider and clinician with a passion for minimally invasive and digital dentistry, Dr Bec is committed to helping her patients achieve their perfect smile.

Outside of the dental clinic you’ll find Bec enjoying a cold brew at her local or soaking up sun on the beautiful southern Gold Coast beaches.

Dr Hadeel Abdelhamid

BDS (Honours) ADC

Dr Hadeel Abdelhamid completed her bachelor’s degree in dental sciences and oral surgery, finishing top of her class. After working as a general dentist in private clinics, she moved to the Gold Coast where she developed her interest in endodontics and decided to join a specialty program in Endodontics (Doctor of clinical dentistry endodontics) Griffith University. With her skills and passion for teaching, she also works as a supervisor in Griffith University Dental School mentoring dental students.

Dr Hadeel also enjoys working in private clinics where she is highly focused on providing her patients with the optimum care and quality work and committed to restoring her patient’s smiles. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry with special interest in root canal treatment and cosmetic dentistry. 

In her free time Dr Hadeel enjoys playing sports specially volleyball and spending time with her little family traveling to explore different places

Dr Matthew Stark

Bachelor of Medicine BM MRCP9(Lon)
MRCGP MFSEM FRACGP DGM DRCOG
DipSEM(uk+irl) DipMusculoskeletal Med(uk)

Dr Matthew Stark is a UK trained Sports Physician and General Practitioner specialising in musculoskeletal and sports medicine with an emphasis on using acupuncture for treatment.

Dr Stark has a Diploma of Sports Medicine, Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine, extensive training in rehabilitation and chronic pain management. He is also a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society with 10 years regional coordinator/leader for the British medical acupuncture for the Channel Islands. Acupuncture is undervalued as a therapeutic modality and Dr Stark has been pushing the envelope to explore its potential.

He has documented more than 13000 acupuncture procedures, many with results that his clients have described as phenomenal.

Dr Stark was employed to look after the Jersey Reds professional rugby team and worked with all 36 America’s cup teams at the 2016 Americas cup in Bermuda.

Dr stark also specialises in USS (Ultrasound) guided dry needling for the head and neck, Full biomechanical chain dry needling, Prolotherapy and PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections. Dr Stark also has an interest in ketosis for sports performance and weight loss.

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  • Whiplash injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Sportsman Groin
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Osteitis Pubis
  • Runners Knee
  • Jumpers Knee
  • Anterior Knee pain
  • Calf Strain
  • Shin Splints
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Mortons Neuroma
  • Bone Bruising
  • Static Shoulder Syndrome
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Calf Cramps

About My Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient treatment with evidence of practice dating back to before 3000BC, however Western Medical Acupuncture has come a long way since then. The practice of Western Medical Acupuncture encompasses the application of stringent scientific principles and evidence-based practices, allowing us to increasingly understand the mechanisms in which it works and the conditions which it is best suited to treat.

Acupuncture techniques range from minimal skin invasion (just touching the skin) to deep needling of a muscle knot (known as a trigger point). Acupuncture works well to relieve muscle tension and trigger points. Acupuncture has also been shown to aid healing of tendon diseases such as tennis elbow and achilles tendinopathy and I have frequently seen quick improvements. I like using acupuncture for shoulder problems as subtle changes in biomechanics can have immediate effects on the workings of the shoulder joint. The same applies for lower back, hip and gluteal problems. Acupuncture can also be used as a very effective way of treating headache and neck pain.

Having pain can quickly start to stress the brain and have a negative effect on the psychological state, both in day-to-day activities and in competitive sport. Acupuncture has been scientifically proven to modulate pain which has been present for months or years and can help to reverse the negative feelings which can come with chronic pain such as stress, fear, anxiety, and depression. I have a special interest in this and I am very interested in treating clients with all types of chronic pain.

I often use acupuncture to treat non-musculoskeletal medical conditions. I have seen some remarkable improvements in cases of irritable bladder, irritable bowel syndrome and menopausal symptoms.

I use 4 main methods of acupuncture:

  1. Acupressure – Palpation of tender muscle points and acupuncture points.
  2. Dry needling – Placement of a fine needle into a muscle, aiming for a trigger point. This is very useful for muscular and tendon problems.
  3. Traditional acupuncture point stimulation – Superficial needle insertion at a traditional acupuncture point.
  4. Electroacupuncture -A painless low voltage current of 20 milliamperes is passed through the skin via clips attached to two needles about 1cm apart. It used to give a bigger “dose” of acupuncture which can be useful in certain scenarios.