Je Forster Dental Centre has been servicing the dental needs of Forster Tuncurry and the Great Lakes region since 2003.
Dr Richard Oxenbould established Forster Dental Centre when he purchased an existing dental surgery from Dr Michael Rossell, an experienced dentist who still works at the Centre.
Dr Oxenbould graduated with an Honours Degree in Dental Surgery at University of Sheffield in the UK. His wife, Louise Oxenbould, also from the UK and graduated with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene in Australia.
Dentist: Dr Richard Oxenbould
20Years+ working at Forster Dental Centre
Qualifications – Bachelor of Dental Surgery – B.D.S(HONS.) – Dental Surgeon
Consulting Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Dr Richard Oxenbould first arrived in Forster as a backpacker in 1993 from England, where he began work for the previous owner of the dental surgery.
But the beauty of the Great Lakes region left its mark on Dr Oxenbould and his wife Louise and they later returned to call Forster home for good. In 2003 they established Forster Dental Centre as their own local, family dental practice.
Dr Oxenbould also gained 12 months Senior House Officer experience in Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgery.
When not caring for his patients, Dr Oxenbould enjoys spending time with his family, staying fit and enjoying landscape gardening.
Dr Oxenbould has a combined experience of 25 years in all facets of dentistry; including cosmetic dentistry Forster, mini dental implants, Invisalign, tooth extractions, Zirconia crowns and Zirconia bridges to name but a few.
Dentist: Dr Julia Trajcevska
2 Years+ working at Forster Dental Centre
Qualifications – Bachelor of Advanced Science (HONS.)
Doctor of Dental medicine – D.M.D – Dentist
Consulting Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
My name is Julia and I graduated from the University of Sydney with degrees in Advanced Science with honours and the Doctor of Dental Medicine program. Since the completion of my degree in 2018, I have worked in the private sector with patients from a wide variety of backgrounds. I understand that dental visits can be associated with anxiety and will take the time to create a positive experience to help people feel at ease.
I enjoy all aspects of dentistry and am particularly passionate about preventative dentistry and promoting good oral health in all ages. My goal as a clinician is to provide the best evidence-based care in a relaxing environment and to educate regarding dental disease to reduce the need for future treatment.
I’m fluent in both English and Japanese and am currently learning Norwegian as a hobby. During my free time, I enjoy exploring what the mid north coast has to offer whether it’s checking out the local beaches, the hiking trails or the food. I’m always down for a good chat so let me know if you have any suggestions!
Hygienist: Louise Oxenbould
20Years+ working at Forster Dental Centre
Qualifications – Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene – Assoc.Deg D.H Curtin – Dental Hygienist
Consulting Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – 8:00am – 4:00pm, Thursday 8:00am – 12:00pm
Louise Oxenbould is the wife of Dr Richard Oxenbould. Together they have two beautiful children.
She graduated with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene in Australia. Louise is passionate about all aspects of oral health, providing detailed knowledge towards preventative treatment and dental hygiene care.
Louise can also help assist in professional tooth whitening agents and provide nutritional tips to help aid in healthy oral hygiene.
When Louise is not looking after your dental hygiene and keeping your teeth clean and healthy, she loves to CrossFit and get outdoors to explore the beauty of the region soaking up the sun and waterways!
Practice Manager: Jessica Barany
3Years+ working at Forster Dental Centre
Jessica began work as a dental nurse for Forster Dental Centre back in 2020. She then moved into the administration side of the practice and was promoted to Practice Manager.
Jessica ensures that everything within the practice runs smoothly. She takes care of all your dental appointments and any questions you may have.
Jess is there to help make all your bookings and enquires easily understood and communicates warmly with all our patients.
She is passionate about all thing’s oral health, always shows empathy and will always try and find the best solution for your appointment needs
When not caring for our patients at FDC, Jess loves to do anything outdoors involving the ocean or snow sports.
Front Office Manager: Shirley
Shirley ensures that everything runs smoothly. She takes care of all your dental appointments and any questions you made have. Shirley is there to help and make booking an appointment at Forster Dental Centre a breeze.
Shirley is an institution and known by many, if not all, of the locals in this beautiful region.
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