Your Team - National Dental Care

Dr. Peter Efstathis

Dentist  |  B.D.Sc (Hons) Qld Uni


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.


Dr. 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.

Dr Keerthi Naidu

Dentist  |  BDS (Otago)

Dr Naidu has been working as a dentist for over 10 years. Dr Naidu enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. Dr Naidu has 2 children of her own and feels very strongly on the importance of educating our children on dental health.

Dr Naidu speaks English and Indian (Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu and Tamil)


Dr Ross Norman

Dentist  |  BDSc (Qld) GD.ForOdon MBA MAICD

Dr Ross Norman has been working as a dentist for 33 years. Dr Norman has an extensive background in all areas of dentistry. Dr Norman has a special interest in Oral Surgery and Fixed prosthodontics.

Akiyo Mak

Dental Hygienist  |  BHSc (Oral Health)

I graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Applied Health Science in Oral health in 2005 and joined Totally Dental in 2006.

I love coming to work as a Dental Hygienist because I have the opportunity to motivate and educate patients. I believe that the preventative side of dentistry is important so that we can maintain healthy teeth and gums for life.

Cathy Cowan

Dental Hygienist  |  Assoc. Dip in Dental Hygiene

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 & 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.

Alisa Tulloch

Dental Therapist  |  Dual Qualified Dental Therapist/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.

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