Who we are.
Garret Robles, DMD
Dr Robles has more than 15 years of clinical and teaching experience in dentistry. He has a special interest and training in paediatric dentistry and special needs dentistry. Dr Robles’ was Dentist-in-Charge of JCU Dental Townsville from 2014-2015, a clinical placement facility for fifth year dental students.
Recognising the challenges in providing much needed dental services to our rural and remote communities, Garret conceptualised Project Outback Dental (POD)® (www.projectoutbackdental.com.au), a private mobile dental facility for patients in Central West and Northern Queensland. He later established the Townsville city surgeries of MYTOOTHDOCTOR™. He hopes to encourage local graduates to share his passion in addressing this gap in our oral health system and at the same time explore the beauty of Outback Queensland with his family.
Dr Robles is also affiliated with the Mater Hospital North Queensland (Pimlico and Hyde Park) as a General Dental Practitioner (Paediatric) and is currently Principal Dentist of the Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service (TAIHS) Dental Unit.
Joel Abraham, BDS
Dr Joel Abraham is a Townsville local and completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at James Cook University. With a strong foundation in rural and remote dentistry, Joel continuously works towards making dentistry accessible and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of age or previous experiences.
He has clinical experience in indigenous oral health and the provision of public dental services. This has provided him a broad perspective on the needs of the aging population in Australia, which consequently led him to harness advanced skills in removable prosthodontics.
Joel has strong focus on conservative and preventative dentistry. He is responsible for the oral health promotion initiatives of Project Outback Dental (POD) particularly with the company’s engagement with the Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service (TAIHS). Joel helps ensure that patients are not only provided high quality dental care, but are also equipped with knowledge that can help them make positive steps towards better oral health and overall well-being.
Back row, left to right:
Lesley MacManus, Michelle Keys, Heather Holden, Dr Joel Abraham
Front row, left to right:
Bria Rose Cusack, Carley Mauger, Rosalind Kennedy, Mary Ann Robles, Nathaniel Layug, Dr Garret Robles
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