Meet Our Team

We are a 30 year family-owned and run expert team of Sunshine Coast dentists, hygienists and nurses, providing a compassionate professional environment for all ages (and fear levels).

We don’t need a lengthy sales pitch or marketing strategy, we really are just good people who want to do good for our community and create happy, comfortable patients.

“I feel like I have finally found a dentist who genuinely cares about my dental and overall health…” 

Sunshine Coast Dentist Dr Michael Maltby

Dr Michael Maltby


Michael started Kawana Dental in 1987. He has spent the last 30 years building up what is now one of the largest dental practices on the Sunshine Coast.



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Dr Mark Maltby


Hi, I’m Mark. I was lucky enough to grow up on the Sunshine Coast and have been around dentistry my whole life – my father and auntie are both dentists. I feel very privileged to carry on the family practice, started 30 years ago by my father Michael.



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Sunshine Coast Dentist Dr Mark Maltby
Sunshine Coast Dentist Tamara Warren

Dr Tamara Warren


Tamara trained at the University of Queensland, graduating with First Class Honours in 2001, when she joined the Kawana Dental team. She took a further training sabbatical period of 3 years teaching at Sydney University before the Sunshine Coast called her home again.



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Dr Dan Eastcott


Hi, My name’s Dan (Daniel when I’m in trouble). I have lived on the Sunshine Coast since early 2007. I grew up and trained in New Zealand (I graduated from the University of Otago in 2005).



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Sunshine Coast Dentist Dan Eascott
Sunshine Coast Dentist Murray

Dr Murray Hayes


Other than being a devoted Dad…. Murray graduated from the University of Sydney in 1989. He then joined the Army where he spent 7 years looking after the dental health of our soldiers.



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Dr Martha Ponce


Martha graduated from Valle University (Colombia) in 1995. She worked in Brisbane for 7 years before moving to the Sunshine Coast with her family in 2012, and has been working at Kawana Dental ever since.



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Sunshine Coast Dentist Martha Ponce
Sunshine Coast Dentist Dr Tim Chin

Dr Tim Chin


Hello I’m Tim and I have been a part of the Kawana Dental team since 2008. I grew up in Perth and completed my Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours at the University of Western Australia.



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Dr Aninda Dey


Hi! I’m Aninda and I qualified as a dentist in 1995. I loved every aspect of general dentistry once I started working as a general dentist but wanted to learn more about straightening crowded and protruding teeth, so I moved to Europe for several years to study a Masters degree in Orthodontics in 2000.



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Sunshine Coast Dentist Aninda
Sunshine Coast Dentist Trish Morrison

Dr Trish Morrison


Trish has recently returned home to Queensland after living and working in beautiful Tasmania for the past 4 years. Originally from the Gold Coast, Trish graduated from Griffith University in 2008 with an award for academic excellence.



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Dr Leanne Paterson


Leanne grew up close to the city of Edinburgh in Scotland, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, with Honours, from the University of Glasgow.



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Sunshine Coast Dentist Leanne Patterson
Sunshine Coast Dentist Pat

Dr Pat Caldwell


Patrick Caldwell is a registered specialist in Endodontics.


He graduated in Dentistry with Honours from the University of Queensland in 1998 and then went on to work for the Royal Australian Navy, both ashore and at sea.


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Becca Langtry


Hi, I’m Becca and I am a Dental Therapist at Kawana Dental. I was born in New Zealand where I completed my degree, before moving to Melbourne in 2012.



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Fiona Goad


Hi, I’m Fiona. I received my Degree from the University of Queensland in 2002, then came to Kawana Dental and have loved working here ever since.



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Sunshine Coast Dentist Dr Fiona Goad

Inge Langewouters-Kogels


Hello, my name is Inge and I am a Dental Hygienist from the Netherlands. I moved to Australia with my beautiful family four years ago and this was truly one of the best decisions ever.



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Jorge Moreno


Jorge is the most fun loving hygienist who, if you are lucky… or not… will start singing and dancing the salsa while your teeth are being bedazzled.



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Sunshine Coast Dentist Jorge