National Dental Care · QLD


166 Gooding Drive Merrimac QLD 4226

Preferred Providers

defence health

We accept all major health funds!

Payment Plans

0% interest for 24 months

Opening Hours

monday 7.30am - 6.00pm
Tuesday 7.30am - 6.00pm
Wednesday 7.30am - 6.00pm
Thursday 7.30am - 7.00pm
friday 7.30am - 4.00pm
Saturday 8.00am - 4.30pm
sunday Closed

Languages Spoken

English Russian

More Information

  • Parking Available (on site)
  • Wheelchair access

Meet the Team

Our team at National Dental Care, Merrimac welcomes you as our gentle and caring dentists look forward to helping you preserve your dental health and smile. The aim of our practice is to provide the highest standards of dental health, function and aesthetics to ensure your optimum chances for retaining your teeth for the rest of your life.


Our Dental Providers & Assistants

Alisa Tulloch

Alisa Tulloch

Hygienist ● Dual Qualified DT/Hygienist
Anthony Tapsall

Dr Anthony Tapsall

Dentist ● BDSc
Catherine Cowan

Catherine Cowan

Hygienist ● Dip DH
Kieran McNamara

Dr Kieran McNamara

Dentist ● B Dent (Hons)
Peter Efstathis

Dr Peter Efstathis

Lead Dentist ● BDSc (Hons)
Tamsin Perry

Dr Tamsin Perry

Dentist ● BDS
Tony Bansil

Dr Tony Bansil

Dentist ● BDS, LFHOM
Tristan Field

Tristan Field

Oral Health Therapist ● BOHSc
Alisa Tulloch

Alisa Tulloch

Hygienist  |  Dual Qualified DT/Hygienist

I have worked in the dental Arena since 1983 graduating as a Dental Therapist allowing me to treat school-age children within the education system throughout Brisbane, Toowoomba, and Gladstone. In 2003 I furthered my education and graduated from the University of Queensland with a dual qualification in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. I love treating all age groups in a team environment and to provide individualised oral hygiene care and treatment to all my patients.

Anthony Tapsall

Anthony Tapsall

Dentist  |  BDSc

Growing up in Brisbane it was natural for me to attend the University of Queensland. I graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science, in 1993, and received a scholarship with Queensland Health. This allowed me to see life in different areas of Northern Queensland. After moving into a private practice in Cairns, I joined Carrara Dental practice in 1995. In 1996 the Carrara Dental Practice moved to Merrimac and in 2002 became Totally Dental. I am currently an associate dentist with a main focus on providing excellent general dentistry.

Catherine Cowan

Catherine Cowan

Hygienist  |  Dip DH

I graduated in 1989 in Adelaide with an Associate Diploma in Dental Hygiene. Over my career, I have practiced in South Australia, Victoria and Queensland, both in general and specialist practices. I am very passionate about my work and love what I do. I have a special interest in nervous patients ranging from the very young to the very old, and I work hard to make them feel at ease by presenting a relaxed and friendly approach to dentistry. I also enjoy brightening smiles with stain removal and whitening treatments. I love introducing children to the world of dental hygiene, making it a fun experience and not the daunting experience many of us remember.

Kieran McNamara

Kieran McNamara

Dentist  |  B Dent (Hons)

Coming Soon!

Peter Efstathis

Peter Efstathis

Lead Dentist  |  BDSc (Hons)

I graduated from the University of Queensland in 1979, practised in Yeppoon, Central Queensland for 3 years then moved to the Gold Coast in the mid 80’s. I pride myself on being actively involved in the dental community and the general community as well. I established the current practice as Carrara Dental in 1986. This solo practice grew quickly due to my attention to quality dentistry and patient care and service. I continuously seek the new knowledge and advanced procedures modern dentistry offers for the benefit of my patients, allowing a full range of treatment from complex rehabilitation and cosmetic treatments to general family dentistry. I enjoy my leisure time with my wife and three children, and am keenly involved with my children’s school and university life. I am a keen but infrequent, golfer.

Tamsin Perry

Tamsin Perry

Dentist  |  BDS

Dr Tamsin Perry grew up in Northern Ireland and after finishing high school, moved to the Gold Coast to study dentistry. She graduated from Griffith University in 2012 and has been working in private practice ever since. Dr Tamsin is passionate about making people smile, she is experienced in smile make-overs and transformations, which she achieves using a combination of treatments such as veneers, crowns, Zoom whitening and Invisalign. Dr Tamsin is also experienced in all aspects of general dentistry, and will provide this with an air of both kindness and professionalism. She tells us she was brought up being taught a job is worth doing, it was worth doing well, and applies this mantra to all aspects of her life. This extends to the care she provides to all of her patients which is always comprehensive and thorough. Outside of the dental surgery Dr Tamsin is an avid AFL player, as well as having a passion for humanitarian work.

Tony Bansil

Tony Bansil

Dentist  |  BDS, LFHOM

Tony was born in London and qualified as a Dentist from University College Hospital, London, in 1990. In 2002, he studied at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital and gained a Licenciate of the Faculty of Homeopathy. After a year of working in a busy National Health Service practice in central London, he spent 18 months travelling through the Middle East, Asia and the Far East, eventually arriving in Australia, where he worked in Perth, Cairns and at Ballina Base Hospital. In 1993 Tony returned to London and enjoyed a wide and varied career, ranging from working in High Security Prisons to owning a practice in the financial district of London, gaining a wealth of experience helping a full range of patients. Regardless of status or class, he always strives to provide gentle, caring and high quality dentistry. He developed an interest in Root Canal Therapy, and is also experienced in Cosmetic and Complex Restorative Dentistry, having transformed the smiles of hundreds of happy clients using simple minimally invasive methods, and also with more complex procedures such as crown and bridgework, and porcelain veneers. Tony became an Australian resident in 2009, and returned to Australia in 2015, working in Brunswick Heads NSW where his gentle touch and eye for detail made him popular with nervous Patients. During his 5 year stay there, he was awarded the Brunswick Heads Community Customer Service Award. He is happily married and devotes all of his spare time and energy to his 13 year old Daughter and 8 year old Son. He enjoys cookery and photography but also keeps an eye on his beloved West Ham United football club.

Tristan Field

Tristan Field

Oral Health Therapist  |  BOHSc

Tristan Field holds a Bachelor of Oral Health Sciences from La Trobe University. He is currently on his way to obtaining a Bachelor of Dental Health Science and Masters of Dentistry in 2023. Tristan is proficient in the provision of a variety of dental practices, but is particularly drawn to holistic solutions that focuses on the prevention of diseases. Dr Field is a highly experienced Clinician who has worked at a multitude of dental clinics throughout his career including Doncaster Dental, iSmile Studio Dental and National Dental care. He is a member of the Australian Dental Association and considers himself to be a lifetime student who is constantly in pursuit of professional development education.

About Us

At National Dental Care, Merrimac, we provide the residents of the Gold Coast with the highest standards of dental care and treatments, our trained and experienced dentists and hygienists are dedicated to making your visit with us as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Our practice is centred around you and your treatment with a focus on encouraging the prevention of disease and decay. From general check-ups to more complex procedures, we will personalise your treatment to meet your desired outcomes. Our friendly, caring and professional team are here to welcome you and make you feel comfortable and at ease at all times. We welcome all patients at National Dental Care, Merrimac, and our supportive staff and dentists have years of experience caring for all types of patients and their dental needs. Our gentle caring dentists look forward to helping you preserve your dental health and smile with confidence. Parking is available at the front of the building.


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