Your Team - National Dental Care

Dr. Patrick Dohring

Dentist  |  B.D.Sc (Qld)

I graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Queensland in 1996. Since then, I have made a point of attending numerous courses and keeping up with modern dentistry innovations. I have had vast experience throughout my career, working in government clinics, private practices, and in the UK. I am highly competent in all aspects of dentistry and pride myself on the results I produce. I have a particular interest in restorative dentistry and endodontics. I chose to become a dentist with the aim of providing quality care to my patients. Currently, I am enjoying working with a great team at National Dental Care, Gladstone, and like the professional atmosphere of our practice. I also devote time to being the President of the Australian Dental Association Gladstone Sub-Branch. I like to spend my spare time with my family, and I love all outdoor activities, especially fishing — I am an avid fisherman.

Jodie Keirsnowski

Oral Health Therapist

Studying Dental Therapy, I graduated from QUT in 1997 and then went on to graduate from University of Queensland with an updated grade in 2001.

I have been in the dental industry for 28 years working in QLD Health, Private Practice and now at National Dental Care. During that time I have worked 10 years as a Dental Assistant, 18 years as a Dental Therapist and 13 years as a Oral Health Therapist.

Having always wanted to work in the medical/dental field I started as a Dental Assistant after finishing school and progressed from there. I pride myself on being friendly individual with empathy and care for my patients.

I enjoy both the dental therapy and oral hygiene areas of dentistry and especially like working with children.

I’ve been a Gladstone local for 17 years and enjoy swimming, scrapbooking and being a mum to my 2 beautiful children.


Dr Lidija Lakic

Dentist  |  BDS (UOQ) Hons

I graduated in 2008 with an honours degree in Dentistry from the University of Queensland. Very quickly I found myself immersed in rural country practice enjoying the community spirit and wonderful natural surrounds Australia has to offer. My focus is very much excellence in general dental practice, with a passion for prevention and high quality treatment. After 7 years of work, I took 3 years off to travel around the world for both pleasure and work and now return to settle down with the lovely team at Gladstone. My interests are general restorative dentistry, crown and bridge work and dental extractions. I chose to become a dentist for the purpose of becoming more conscious enough to take control of my own well-being, and of course I now enjoying sharing this wisdom with the people that entrust me with their dental concerns. In my spare time I enjoy reading, the great outdoors, cooking healthy food and travelling. I truly believe that dental health is key to overall health and would love to contribute positively to yours.

Dr. Kieran McNamara

Dentist  |  B Dent Hons (Syd)

Dr Kieran McNamara is passionate about giving the highest standard of patient care. He graduated from the University of Sydney with honours in a Bachelor of Dentistry and previously completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Queensland University.

Dr McNamara has spent a few busy years living and working in Country Queensland and Newcastle and is pleased to return to Brisbane.

Dr McNamara’s interests lie in cosmetic dentistry, tooth replacement and dental implants. He is an accredited member of The Australian Society of Implant Dentistry and completed the Master Clinician Program in Implant Dentistry with the GIDE Institute at UCLA in 2011.

Outside of dentistry Kieran loves spending time with his wife and three sons. He enjoys living an active lifestyle that includes running, cycling and hockey. He is also a regular attender of the New Farm Parkrun and markets with his wife and young family.

Kelly Gallagher

Hygienist  |  Dip DH

I am a fully qualified Dental Hygienist with over 20 years experience and knowledge in the dental industry. I initially started in the dental field as a dental assistant, after 6 years I decided to further my career. I have worked in a variety of Dental practices which have included periodontics, orthodontics, cosmetics and general practice. I aim to always have a positive impact on my patients’ dental experience. If it has been a while since you have had a check and clean I can help you maintain and improve your oral health. I am always updating my knowledge with the latest techniques and technology by attending various conferences annually.

I love volunteering and utilising my skills going to 3rd world countries & enjoy family time.

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