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Meet the Team Tweed Heads

Our long-standing team includes Lead Dentist Dr Ian Scholes, who’s been with us for over 20 years, and many team members who’ve been a part of our practice for over a decade and counting.

Dr Ian Scholes - Lead Dentist

Dr Ian Scholes

Lead Dentist

I was educated at the University of Queensland and graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 1983. I worked in a private London practice for 20 years before returning to Australia in 2005 to join National Dental Care in Tweed. I am enjoying working at my current practice, and work hard to ensure the overall health and wellbeing of my patients is maintained at the clinic and at home.

Dr Claire Pua


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Dr Taleah North - Dentist

Dr Taleah North


I was born and raised in Tweed Heads, and have a strong connection to the area. I have studied at multiple education facilities, completing a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography) at the University of Newcastle in 2001, a Graduate Diploma in MRS Ct Applications, Medical radiation science, CT at Charles Sturt University In 2005, and a Bachelor of Oral Health (Dental Science) and Graduate Diploma in Dental Science at Griffith University in 2010.

Renee Gulliver - Oral Health Therapist

Renee Gulliver

Oral Health Therapist

I was born and raised in the Tweed Heads area, and consider myself quite the local! I have been in the dental industry for more than a decade, working as a dental assistant before completing a Bachelor degree in Oral Health Therapy at Griffith University in 2008. I have been on the National Dental Care team at the Tweed practice since 2009.

Dr Amit Sharma


Melena Mehrtens - Oral Health Therapist

Melena Mehrtens

Oral Health Therapist

“We have put a lot of thought into how we can change the way Australians think about dental so we've developed our practices with you at the heart of everything we do. Our dentists, therapists, and hygienist are highly qualified and experienced, our practices are relaxed and professional, and our equipment and technology are state-of-the-art.”

Dr Antony Benedetto

Chair of the Clinical Advisory Committee