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Our Principal Dentist - Dr Matthew Casey graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1999 with a BDSc (Melb) (Hons) after considerable education in the Bachelor of Science degree at Melbourne University before transferring to the Dental program. Early in his training he received the Alan Docking Memorial Prize for excellence in Dental Materials Science, finished in the top 10 students in fourth year and in his final year of Dentistry he received full private laboratory sponsorship to excel in Fixed Prosthodontics, prior to graduation. This was reserved for the finest of students.
In 1999, Dr Casey commenced full time private practice and soon established partnership with Dr John Pulvirenti at Pulvirenti Family Dentists. In due course, Dr Casey acquired the entire practice and established himself as one of the leading general practioners in Townsville, North Queensland. This was achieved through considerable professional development in the areas of implant dentistry, orthodontics and complex rehabilitation of the worn dentition along with ongoing practice management.
Dr Casey's formal implant training was completed at the Brener Institute for advanced dental studies in Sydney 2008, followed by achieving a Master's clinician program in Oral Implantology with the gIDE education centre and Loma Linda University 2017. He completed a mini residency program in Prosthodontics in Brisbane, 2009 whereby he could help manage broken teeth, worn teeth, lost and missing teeth through advanced restorative principles. Along his development he has completed multiple courses in Cosmetic Dentistry that focus on creating a beautiful smile.
Dr Casey's passion is for excellence in dentistry, customer service and building a long term relationship with our patients, families and children.
Dr Casey is married and has two children. When away from his surgery he spends a lot of time with his family and two children. His children are involved with swimming, running, karate and soccer.
David graduated in 1994 with a BA and Bachelor of Dental Science from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He worked in both private practice and a Health Board Orthodontic Clinic before moving to Rockhampton in 1996.
In January 1998, David and his wife Orna moved to Townsville where they lived until 2002. Dave worked in private practice during that time.
In 2003 they moved to Yorkshire, England to further their studies. David gained valuable experience working both in private practice and the NHS system.
David is fully committed to professional development and furthering his knowledge in modern dentistry. He regularly attends courses on Implants, Root Canal Treatment, Aesthetic Dentistry, Communications, Crown and Bridge, Orthodontics, tempro-mandibular disorders and anti-snoring devices.
David has also served office with the NQ branch of the Australian Dental Association.
Orna works as a family doctor in Townsville.
Outside of dentistry, David enjoys getting involved in community events, playing guitar, singing in a band, Road Runners as well as playing soccer with "Gael Force" team of which he is the founder.
Dr. David Attia graduated from Griffith University, Queensland, with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science in 2011, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Dentistry in 2013.
In 2014, Dr. Attia made the move down to Melbourne where he began full time private practice. After 18 months, David was offered a position in an established and progressive practice, and decided to move back to the sunshine state of Queensland where he is now an associate Dentist at Casey Dentists.
David frequently attends post-graduate educational seminars and courses, both nationally and internationally. Following his formal education at Griffith University, David underwent a Mini-Residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. David recently travelled to Bogota, Columbia to participate and successfully complete an intensive week in Live Implant Surgery, organized by MIS, Australia. Since graduating, he has also completed several other courses including Accreditation in Administration of Relative Analgesia (Happy Gas).
Dr. Attia is an active member of various professional dental bodies including the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and the International Team of Implantology (ITI). David enjoys practicing all aspects of general dentistry, with a special interest in Oral Surgery, including wisdom teeth removal and implant surgery, and ‘Airway-Centered’Orthodontics, with a focus on early intervention and interceptive Orthodontics.
Outside of work hours, David has an ongoing membership to the local gym and is an avid soccer fan that enjoys both watching and playing competitively. He is also actively involved with his community Church
Dr. Andrew Cheng graduated from Griffith University (Gold Coast) with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Dentistry. After being in the sunshine state for some time, instead of returning to Melbourne where he is originally from, Andrew was offered a position in Townsville and decided to make the move up north (again) to join the team at Casey Dentists in January 2017 where he is now an associate dentist.
Like the rest of the team at Casey Dentists, Andrew likes to stay very progressive with his dentistry and is always looking for the newest techniques to provide the best care possible. He believes learning happens both ways and is truly a journey that never ends. Embracing the digital age, Andrew has a special interest in the use of the CEREC CAD/CAM (ceramic reconstruction) system for the precise and single-day preservation of the dentition. He is also currently undergoing a 3-year post-graduate residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics (EODO) in Sydney.
Andrew understands that for most people, a dental visit can be a bit daunting – so he always strives to make the whole experience as smooth and pleasant as possible for our patients, families and children. Above all, Andrew’s passion lies in the long-term relationships he builds with the people who put their trust in him, and this responsibility to look after their health is what he finds most rewarding.
In his free time, Andrew loves to hit up the basketball courts and has recently got a bad case of the travel bug. He is looking forward to planning his next trip to explore the world
Dr Collins is amazing.
Oral Health Therapist
Kelly graduated from CQU University in Rockhampton with a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy. Her role primarily focuses on prevention of oral health diseases, however her degree also allows her to treat both adults and children within a restorative discipline under the guidance of our dentists at Casey Dentists.
Since graduating she was practicing in Central Queensland in a private dental practice, before deciding to make the move to Townsville to join Casey Dentists.
Kelly believes in bettering her skills and furthering her education to provide the best possible dental care for patients. She is committed to trying to make dental visits more comfortable for all patients.
Kelly loves animals, especially cats; loves to travel and enjoys staying active.
Originally from NSW I moved up to Bowen with my parents when I was 10. I have currently been residing in Townsville since 2010. Before Townsville I lived in Brisbane for a year and went to London to see the sites for over a month. I was planning on more travel, when I met my partner Sam; and was lucky enough to get a position at Casey Dentists.
My position at Casey Dentists is Front Office Coordinator where I have the privilege of greeting all our patients to the practice. I also look after the appointment book for each provider so no doubt you will hear my voice on phone.
I enjoy fishing at any chance I can get and love to go camping with friends when we get a long weekend. As well as enjoying the outdoors, I do love to read a good book or watch a movie.
We have a great team here at Casey Dentists and I enjoy working with each and every one of them.
Shanice is a Dental Assistant at Casey Dentists and has 3 years experience. Shanice is Dr Casey's sidekick and head nurse for the practice. She has completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and is always looking for new challenges to develop her clinical skills. Shanice was born and raised in Townsville and loves the lifestyle that Townsville has to offer. She has a passion for food and loves to spend her weekends cooking something delicious for her partner. When she isn't cooking up a storm she enjoys mountian bike riding or heading over to her family's beach hut to relax.
Caitlin's bio is coming soon.
Laura began her dental journey in 2011 as a trainee Dental Assistant before continuing into clinical and practice management. Laura is currently studying at JCU with aspirations to become a dentist. In her spare time Laura enjoys studying, volunteering, riding her motorcycle and spending time with her beloved fiance (who has no say in how many cats she can adopt).
Belinda's bio is coming soon.