Benowa Mansions Periodontal & Implant Practice - Dental Implants For Life
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Dr Neil Latcham - Periodontist
BDSc(Hons). MDSc(Qld)
Neil is a “born and bred” Queenslander. He graduated from The University of Queensland with Honours in Dentistry in 1982.  Neil worked as a general dentist in North Queensland for 5 years prior to completing a Masters in Periodontics in 1989.  Since 1990, Neil has been a Specialist Periodontist on the Gold Coast.  He is a very competent and experienced dental implant surgeon who is passionate about his chosen profession. Neil regularly lectures and trains his dental colleagues on dental implant and periodontal therapy. He is the principal of the Benowa Mansionsdental implant and periodontal practice.

Dr Agnes Poon - Periodontist
BDSc(Hons). MDSc(Qld). FRACDS(Perio)
Agnes is originally from Hong Kong. She speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin although her first language is English.  Agnes graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in Dentistry.  In 2000 Agnes was awarded a Periodontology prize from the Australian Society of Periodontology. She worked as a general dentist on the Gold Coast prior to completing her Masters in Periodontics in 2005.  Her research during her masters’ degree was on the effects of ageing on oral health, with special interest in the relationship between periodontal disease and women’s health.  Agnes was awarded her fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Australia in thespecialty of Periodontics in 2006.

Ryan Erbacher - Dental Prosthetist
Adv.Dip.DP.  Dip.DT.  RDP(Qld).  RDT.(Qld)
Ryan qualified as a Dental Technician in Brisbane in 2001, where he focused on the art and science of constructing all types of removable dentures and crown and bridge work.  For over 10 years Ryan has become strongly interested in dental implant technology and he has a passionate belief in the great benefits that dental implants can provide patients. Ryan has worked on the Gold Coast as a dental technician since 2001, with a two year sabbatical in Harley Street London at an advanced dental laboratory.  He was granted the opportunity to enrol in Southbank’s Advanced Diploma in Dental Prosthetics in 2007 and qualified in 2009, thereby fulfilling his life-long dream of being able to use his many years of experience in order to be able to work as part of the team as a dental

Methmini ”Mini” Ariyawansa -
Dental Hygienist - Dental Therapist
B.Oral.H (Qld)
Mini was born in Sri Lanka and migrated to New Zealand when she was four years old.  She commenced her primary education in New Zealand and completed high school atAll Saints Anglican School on the Gold Coast.  Mini Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Oral Health Therapy at Griffith University in 2010.  Mini was awarded an Academic Excellence award by Griffith University and a membership with the Golden Key International Honours Society during her university education.  Since graduating, Mini has worked full-time as a Dental Hygienist/Dental Therapist at the Benowa Mansions Periodontal and Dental Implant Practice.  In addition to her dental career achievements, Mini is currently completing her diploma of associate in music (AMusA) in piano performance.

Dr Tony Mendoza  -  Dentist
Tony graduated from The University of Queensland Dental School in 1990 with first class honours. Tony is a very competent and caring dentist with over twenty years experience as a general practice dentist. Commencing in 2007, Tony has taught at the Griffith University Dental School, where he tutors students in crown and bridge procedures.  Tony has successfully restored many dental implants, since 2006 he has developed a keen interest and great deal of experience in the field of dental implant crown and bridge work.

Karen Wookey - Dental Hygienist
Dip. Dental Hygiene 
After completing her training as a dental hygienist at Bristol dental school (U.K) in 1999, Karen has gained experience in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia in both general dental and specialist dental periodontal practises. Karen moved her young family to Australia in 2013 and has since enjoyed the gold coast lifestyle; she enjoys a day at the beach, traveling and extreme sports.

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