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Dr Matthew Casey

Masters Clinician Oral Implantology - gIDE  LLU 2017

Our Principal Dentist - Dr Matthew Casey graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1999 with a BDSc (Melb) 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 practioneers in Townsville.  This was achieved through considerable professional development in the areas of implant dentistry, complex rehabilitation of the worn dentition and ongoing practice management.

Dr Casey's formal implant training was completed at the Brener Institute for advanced dental studies in Sydney 2008 and a mini residency program in  Prosthodontics in Brisbane, 2009.  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.

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Dr David Cullen

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.

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Dr David Attia

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

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 Declan Collins

Dr. Declan Collins bio is coming soon

Miss Stephanie Riddell

Stephanie Graduated from Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, with a Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy/Hygiene) in 2016. In January 2017, Stephanie started at Casey Dentists and is currently practicing all scopes of practice including: hygiene/non surgical periodontal therapy, restorative work and deciduous extractions (baby tooth extractions).

Stephanie has attended post graduate training seminars to extend her current knowledge. Training seminar topics include Myofunctional therapy and in chair whitening techniques.Stephanie has grown a passion for early intervention and interceptive orthodontics. It is Stephanies' belief that as an oral health therapist it is fundamental in the early diagnosis of malocclusions, (undesirable /incorrect jaw and teeth alignment) to assist in guiding the patients full development potential to improve their quality of life.

Stephanie originally grew up in Narrandera, NSW. She is definitely enjoying the change in scenery and the coastal life. Stephanie is a crazy cat lady who owns 3 cats, Patchouli, Fonzi and Peppa.  

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Yasmin Hampton - Practice Manager - / +

Miss Yasmin Hampton

Yasmin is the Practice Manager of Casey Dentists who has grown into the role after 9 years of dental experience. Her career began as a Dental Assistant in the Australian Army where she moved between 3 states while serving 5 years in the Royal Australian Army Dental Corp. Since moving to Townsville she has built a home so that she can call herself a local and is very content that she has settled in what she calls her 'home away from home'. Yasmin originates from the Central Coast of NSW and loves the beach (even thought we have no waves in Townsville), staying fit and being a proud cat mum.

Prudence Jolly - Clinical Coordinator - / +

Prudence started her Dental Assisting career 10 years ago after she graduated high school at Saint Margaret Mary’s Catholic College. Prudence has always had a passion for caring for others and found that through dental assisting.

Originally from the Sunshine Coast Prudence moved up here in 2005, now married to husband local electrician Daniel and mother to a menagerie of animals. Prudence loves to keep fit through walking her two dogs and trekking up Castle Hill.

Prudence joined Casey Dentists in September 2012 starting off as one of our Dental Assistants and has grown into the position of Clinical Coordinator. Prudence still loves being a part of such an amazing and motivating team where we strive for perfection.

Shanice Finn - Dental Assistant - / +

Shanice Finn

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 Rasmussen - Dental Assistant - / +

Caitlin Rasmussen

Caitlin's bio is coming soon.

Laura Marriott - Dental Assistant - / +

Laura Marriott

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).

Pheobe Chomley - Dental Assistant - / +

Pheobe Chomley

Pheobe's bio is coming soon.

Ruth Hughes - Front Office Coordinator - / +

Ruth Hughes

Ruth began her career as a Dental Assistant in 1972 and has experience in both the public and private sector. Ruth has enjoyed a varied career, and has a passion for high quality customer service. In 2013 Ruth graduated with a Bachelor of Public Relations from the University of the Sunshine Coast. Ruth enjoys life in Townsville and the range of cultural experiences that Townsville offers

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