Meet Our Dentists

Dr Allan Riches B.D.Sc – Prinicpal Dentist

Our principal dentist became a qualified practitioner after graduating from Queensland University in 1983.  He opened his first practice in 1985 and currently enjoys treating his patients in the Cairns community with gentle and caring precision. He receives great satisfaction from seeing his patients leaving the practice smiling with pristine oral health.

Away from the practice Dr Allan Riches enjoys travelling, skiing, computers and spending time with his family and two beautiful daughters, Son and Grandchildren.

Dr Greg Broesder:

Greg joined our team in 2013 and has been practicing since 1985. Greg also operates his own practice in Mareeba, while working with Cairns Family & Cosmetic Dental Group on a part time basis.  Over the years, Greg has held positions on many dental boards and has interest in dental implants and computerized dentistry. Greg has a keen interest in fishing, basketball and golf.

Dr Hazel Twycross:

Hazel has been working with us since 2012 and is a gentle dentist who cares about patient needs. Since graduating in 2008 from Glasgow university,  Hazel has been committed to deliverying a high standard of general treatments to her patients. She always has the time to explain things and ensures people are comfortable throughout the experience. Cairns has been home for Hazel since 2010 and really enjoys the outdoor lifestyle unique to Australia.

Dr Amir Samad:

Amir has been practicing since receiving degrees from the University of Peshawar and the University of Melbourne and Amir has been working with Cairns Family & Cosmetic Dental Group since August 2013. Amir has a keen interest in root canal treatment, fillings and porcelain veneers and takes great pride in all his work. Amir has recently married and is now father to an adorable little boy.  Amirs hobbies include cricket and politics.

Dr Manas Malkan:

After graduating from the University of Dublin in Ireland, Manas commenced practicing in Scotland before making his move to sunny Cairns where he joined our team in 2012. Manas has shown a keen interest in implants, crowns and bridges. He takes pride in being a gentle dentist and always takes the time to explain things to his patients. In his spare time Manas enjoys travelling and cycling. 

Dr Kate Collins:

Kate joined our team in 2014 and she is a friendly, enthusiastic and dedicated dentist with a passion for oral health. Kate particularly enjoys working with children and can offer the option of having treatment done under General Anaesthetic should this be required.  Kate also has a keen interest in prosthetic dentistry, such as Implant treatment and she is very informative ensuring her patients understand all their options.  

Dr Darren Gertsch:

Darren has been with our team since 2014 and is a caring and honest dentist with a zeal for improving oral health of patients. He has a background in psychology which allows him to put patients at ease. Because of this Darren enjoys working with anxious patients and children. He strives to build long term relationships with his patients to create optimal dental outcomes.  Darren strives to stay ahead in this every changing industry and in June 2016 completed his AADFA training and is now qualified to administer cosmetic injectables and lip fillers.

Dr Seori Kim:

Seori joined our team in 2014 after practicing at a dental surgery in Victoria for a few years. After graduating from the University of Melbourne, Seori has shown a keen interest in root canal treatment and preventative dentistry. She is fluent in English as well as Korean. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising and looking after her 3 year old dog, Coco.

Dr Alex Badaru:

Alex is the newest member of our dental team after joining us early 2016.  Alex studied dentistry in Nigeria and once he recieved his degree he relocated to the UK, where he worked in various hospitals and private clinics. Alex became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, England in 2004.  After 10 years in the cold and cloudy weather Alex opted to move to sunny Cairns where he worked for 4 years, prior to joining our team.  Alex has a keen interest in all aspects of dentistry and believes good oral health is vital for everyone.

Dr Lauren Drury:

Lauren began her career in dentistry initially as a dental assistant, where she worked in various locations from Brisbane to Ireland, Scotland and even here at Cairns Family and Cosmetic Dental Group. In 2011 Lauren Succumbed to the "dark side" and began a Bachelor of Dental Surgery at JCU Cairns. Lauren has a genuine passion for dentistry, learning and treating her patients to the best of her ability. Lauren has a strong focus on preventitive and conservative dentistry, and shows a keen interest in oral health promotion.  Outside of work, Lauren enjoys keeping active, the great outdoors and exploring the far north.


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