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 has been practicing since 1985, he opened his own practice in Mareeba in 1990, which was just recently sold. 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 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 ensure 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 for 5 years since receiving degrees from the University of Peshawar and the University of Melbourne. He 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 his hobbies include cricket and politics.

Dr Manas Malkan:

After graduating from the University of Dublin in Ireland, 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 his hobbies include cycling and travelling.

Dr Kate Collins:

Kate is a friendly, enthusiastic and dedicated dentist with a passion for oral health. She enjoys working with children and families. She likes to take the time to explain procedures so that her patients can make informed decision about any treatment that they require. 

Dr Darren Gertsch:

Darren is a friendly, calm 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, children and tooth aches. He strives to build long term relationships with his patients to create optimal dental outcomes.

Dr Sei Kim:

Seori has joined our team this year 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 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 noth.


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