Our location

Suite G6 32 Morrow Street, Taringa, QLD 4068

Give us a call

(07) 3870 1300

Meet the Team

at Absolute Dental Care clinic Taringa

We provide quality dental care with a high level of customer service. We respect patients’ time and are committed to developing lifelong relationships based on trust and communication. Our team’s focus is to assist our patients and members of the community in understanding their oral health needs. We aim to achieve this in a modern, relaxed, caring and friendly environment.

We empower staff members to develop and be a part of a happy, cohesive, supportive and caring team that communicates at a high level and works together seamlessly.

We pride ourselves on providing a full explanation of the treatment choices available to patients, and we support the decision they make.

Accredited Dental Practice

Absolute Dental Care is one of Australia’s first voluntary Accredited Dental Practices with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (as applicable to dentistry) as part of Quality in Practice Introductory Dental Practice Accreditation.

In addition, Absolute Dental Care has proudly been recognized as one of Australia’s top dentists.

We treat patients as if they were our own family and look forward to welcoming you to Absolute Dental Care.

Paul Rollason BDSc (Hons)

Principal Dentist

Born and raised in Brisbane, Dr Paul Rollason knew he wanted to be a dentist in grade six when he met and grew to admire his orthodontist. The idea of working with families and being hands-on with patients appealed to both his personal connection with people and his interest in dental science.

He was told in grade seven that he wouldn’t be good enough, but he has never been one to turn away from a challenge. He set about finding ways to get what he wanted. He enjoys using his hands to help people by getting them out of pain and putting a smile on their faces.

Paul obtained the Baden Powell Award in Scouting in 1998 – the highest award in the Rover Section.

Paul started in the practice as an associate in 1996 and managed the practice for 10 years before purchasing it off the owner in 2006.

When he is away from the dental surgery, you will often find Paul enjoying many fun and enriching activities.

Paul is also a founding member of the Scouts Queensland Health Fellowship.

Sophia Lawnton

Oral Health Therapist

Sophia prides herself on a gentle approach to care and provides a stress-free environment for all patients. She is passionate about education and assisting people with taking control of their own oral health. Sophia is also a qualified chiropractor. Outside of work, Sophia enjoys hiking, swimming, cycling and a good game of tennis.

Ashley Morine

Hygienist

Ashley is an adventure-loving Canadian and registered dental hygienist. She’s practiced dental hygiene in New Zealand and across Canada, including a town 200 km above the Arctic circle! Ashley has a gentle, patient-centred approach to dental hygiene. Her favourite part of the job is the ability to form personal connections with her patients.

Ashley is thrilled to be living in Australia! When she’s not at the office she is typically found on the beach, practicing yoga, reading a mystery novel or blogging for the young adult cancer organization she is passionate about.

Qian He

Senior Dental Assistant

Qian originally comes from Shanghai China and has been working with us since April 2009. 

‘I love caring people and helping them for their oral health. Doing my job can move around (not sitting there all the time) and every day is different. I also have chance to talk to people and learn not only English but also the culture.’

Outside of the clinic, Qian loves to cook all types of cuisine, looking after her pot plants, taking amazing pictures of different countries traveled and reading.

Tammy Sleeman

Practice Coordinator

Originally from New Zealand, Tammy moved to Australia in 2004 with her mum when she was 14.
 
At 16 she landed her first job as a dental assistant and 14 years on she still enjoys working within the industry.

She loves interacting with patients and making sure they have the best possible experience.
 
Outside of work, Tammy enjoys spending quality time with her mum, partner and friends. 
 
Tammy loves going on road trips, spending time at the beach and watching a good tv series on Netflix.

Nazreth (Naz) Winter

Dental Assistant

Naz has a cert iii & cert iv in dental assisting & radiation! She has had a passion for science & people for as long as she could remember hence the career choice.
“I love knowing that I’m contributing to making a healthy and happier you!”

She loves traveling & learning new things regularly. In her spare time she loves adventuring the outdoors with my husband & son.

Stephanie Shepherd

Front Office Manager

I was born and raised in Brisbane and am the eldest of 2 kids. I’m very close with my family and love to spend time with them including my 3 nephews and niece. We love to camp and hike and have a nice BBQ around a fire.

I’m a fully qualified florist by trade and did that for 12 years. I still do special events on the weekends and love the creativity and colours. I’ve added amateur cake decorating to my repertoire for special events as well.

What drew me to a change of career is the want to help people. I’m loving the work that we do here at ADC and loving the people I work with.

In my spare time I love to dance with Rhythm and Dance Attitude, bake cakes and decorate them, spend some time in the gym improving my health and getting out and about either with walks or exploring and catching up for a coffee with loved ones at one of the many great cafes around Brissy.

Natalie Russell (Nat R)

Client Experience Manager

I grew up in South Australia where I found my passion for Dentistry and People.  Completed my DAA Certificate and Radiography, work with some brilliant Dentists, and made many friends and colleagues over the years. 
 
Moved to the Northern Territory and establish a new Dental Software program in the 1990s with a few leading Dental Practices then worked in Dentistry and Orthodontic practices. 
 
I made Darwin my home for 13 years and had two beautiful children who are the loves of my life. 
 
Moved to Brisbane and found many exciting opportunities worked in the Pet Industry for many years, which my love for animals grew.  I was a Senior Business Account Manager and qualified Pet Nutritionist.  
 
I have a Beautiful Rag Doll cat called Oliver and Golden Retriever called Shandy.  I love Health and fitness in SA I had a scholarship at the South Australian Institute of Sport in Women’s lightweight rowing competing at State Level.  Marathon runner, ultra trail runner, level 1 running Coach, and current enjoying Multi-sport triathlon. 
 
Love movies – Gold Class, chocolate, dancing, and a good restaurant dining experience with friends.

Tanya Korsun

Dental Hygienist

Tanya has always dreamed of working in health care. She began her career in dentistry as a dental assistant and continued her professional development by completing a Bachelor of Dental Hygiene degree at Griffith University. She is very passionate about educating her patients in oral health care and believes that prevention is always better than cure. She has extensive experience in various areas of dentistry, although her passion lies in orthodontics, periodontics, and new technology. Tanya continues her professional development and constantly obtains new skills. In her spare time, she is busy with her two children and dog Mimi. She stays fit and healthy and also enjoys good coffee and cooking, as well as meeting with her friends.

Abdul Khan

Dental Assistant

Abdulrahman has spent most of his life in a Northern city of Canada known as, Prince George. Currently, he’s pursuing his lifelong dream of practicing dentistry and with his love for hot weather, Australia perfectly aligned with his ambitions. Being a Dental Assistant is something Abdulrahman is drawn towards as it will allow him to gain skills and perspective on other attributes of the dental profession alongside the impact it holds on individuals’ lives.

“I’m always willing to lend a hand to make your dental experience even better”

Janice

Dental Assistant

Janice is originally from the USA; born in Pennsylvania but spent most of her childhood years in New York State. She is the 4th child out of six with 4 brothers and 1 sister. In 2006 Janice moved to a farm just out of Inverell, NSW, Australia with her parents and younger sister and brother. In 2009 she opted out of doing year 12 and worked full time in a dental clinic while completing her Cert. III in Dental Assisting through TAFE, NSW. She then did a Cert IV in Oral Health and a Cert. IV in Dental Radiography. Since then, Janice has worked in a variety of large and small dental clinics both here in Australia and back in the USA. After 12 years of dental assisting, Janice is still enjoying her work in the dental field helping patients feel, welcome, comfortable, and confident about their smile.

What does Janice miss the most about the USA? Definitely the snow and winter sports. But, after the large adjustment of moving overseas in year 9…leaving behind her friends, school and familiar neighborhood, Janice has made many Aussie friends and feels very much at home down here. Janice loves reading, especially murder mysteries, as well as getting outdoors and enjoying time with friends.

Jyssicah Kramer

Dental Hygienist

I grew up in Albury and spent the first 23 years of my life living there before moving to Canberra, Ballarat, Adelaide and now call Brisbane home. I am loving the warmer weather and exploring what Brisbane has to offer.  I worked as a Dental Assistant for 12 years before studying to become a Dental Hygienist. As I love working in the health industry and promoting health, I decided to continue my studies and I am currently study Public Health online through Uni SA. I love helping people to achieve a healthy smile through education and encouraging good oral hygiene habits. I enjoy keeping active by getting outside for a walk/run or going to reformer pilates.

Victoria Long

Business Development Manager

Vic follows the French philosophy of “work to live”, and what better work is there than helping people.
 
Vic first worked for Paul and Absolute Dental Care when she was going through university (many moons ago). Since then, she has lived and worked overseas and interstate. She is a mum to two small humans, who keep her on her toes and in endless fits of laughter.
 
She loves all things sports, but her passion is AFL and the Brisbane Lions. When the Lions are playing at home you will find her in the crowd cheering them on. Her second passion is travel. Vic loves to explore new and familiar places and tries to visit family and friends in Europe whenever she can.

Christopher Goode

BMedImg (Hons), DMD (USyd)

Associate Dentist

Dr. Christopher Goode is our new associate dentist at Absolute Dental Care. Chris completed a Bachelor of Medical Imaging at the Queensland University of Technology and subsequently, a Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Sydney. While studying, he has worked as a diagnostic radiographer across a range of public and private hospitals and outpatient clinics, which has seen him develop a strong foundation in outstanding patient care and a deep understanding of the patient experience. 
 
Having grown up on the southside of Brisbane, Chris was thrilled to return home after completing his dental studies in Sydney and begin his career with us at Absolute Dental Care. He enjoys spending time with his close-knit family and friends, exploring the many incredible hiking tracks SEQ has to offer and aims to never miss a game of cricket if Australia is playing. 
 
While new to the dental profession, Chris is dedicated to delivering the highest standard of care to all his patients with true compassion and empathy, and warmly welcomes you to book your next appointment with him at Absolute Dental Care

Cameron Greenham

Dental Assistant

I love being able to help people in a meaningful way and I just find all things dental fascinating.
I love reading fantasy novel, I like baking new recipes and playing some games when I get the chance.
I grew up in Coffs Harbour before moving to Brisbane to study dental prosthetics
 

Deepa Singh

Dental Hygienist

Deepa first entered the world of dentistry in 1997 after receiving a scholarship in dental hygiene at the Fiji School of Medicine. After working three years in the School of Dentistry in Fiji as a clinical coordinator, Deepa moved to Sydney and completed her bridging course to obtain her licence in dental hygiene. Deepa worked for 17 years in a private dental practice in Sydney before moving to Brisbane in 2018 with her husband and three kids to be closer to her parents.

Deepa is passionate about oral health and general health and is a role model for patients. She helps patients modify their behaviour to focus on preventative maintenance of their teeth and gums to avoid disease in the future.

Deepa is patient, understanding, detail-oriented, energetic, and friendly. She works hard to make the patient feel comfortable and relaxed, and she fully explains the health reasons and steps behind everything she does inside the patient’s mouth.

Deepa loves sports, athletics, and fitness. She represented Fiji Islands in the South Pacific Games and achieved a couple of gold and silver medals in the 20-km walk. Deepa is passionate about health and fitness; when she’s not at work, you will find her either at the gym or cooking healthy meals for her family.

Sami Wells

Dental Assistant/Front Office Coordinator

Sami joins the practice from Ruakaka, New Zealand!
Sami recently moved to Brisbane for a new adventure and a new opportunity.
Having just come out of hospitality after being in the industry for over 12 years, Sami is looking forward to a new challenge and working with the team.

Heidi Van Den Borst

Hygienist/Oral Health Therapist

I’m Heidi, an Oral Health Therapist at ADC. I grew up in New Zealand, where my father is a dentist. After finishing school, I traveled to Europe and worked in the dental field in London, UK for many years as a dental assistant before returning to New Zealand to complete a Bachelor in Oral Health degree, graduating from the University of Otago in 2016. I have worked as an Oral Health Therapist since then in both public and private practice. 

I have a keen interest in oral health, particularly for children where I worked for the Child and Adolescent Oral Health Service for a few years before relocating to Brisbane in 2019. I was also the Secretary on the Wellington committee for the New Zealand Hygienist Association. I am really passionate about increasing public awareness of the importance of oral health in the community. 

I am also really passionate about 

  • Music – I love going to concerts and festivals on the weekends with friends 

  • Loves art and photography – I love going to museums! 

  • I am always reading and listening to podcasts on interesting topics 

  • I love to travel and experience different cultures and try new and exciting food. I want to tick every country off my bucket list – My favorite destination at the moment is Amsterdam 

  • I love to socialise with friends and enjoy the Queensland sunshine and try out all the new and exciting restaurants that open up in Brisbane

Nat S

Dental Assistant

Almost qualified as a DA and am very honoured to be a part of the ADC Family. I love to ease anxious patients and make their dental experiences more pleasurable and ensure all patients are in the best hands possible when coming into ADC.

Why I chose DAing? Love working alongside dental professionals to learn how better to educate patients on the importance of oral health care, so they are in turn taking part in controlling their oral health and overall health, and how much a beautiful smile has such a positive impact on the patient and I love being a part of the patient’s beautiful transformation.

Previously an Educator and was in the profession for over 7 ½ yrs, before I followed my passion for dentistry…and here I am, landing my 1st job as a DA at ADC.  

Grew up in Brizy, engaged to my partner of 13 yrs, and we have a beautiful 6 yr old son together, as well as a rat bag of a pup – English Staffordshire bull terrier x cattle and he is a little terror, but we love him dearly.

I love to spend quality time with family – beach trips, swimming, fishing, holidays, get aways and more…..I like to unwind with some yoga and meditation, walks and exploring, tunes, movies and seasons on Netflix and my favourite tv show – Home and Away.

We Welcome You to Get in Touch

We warmly welcome new patients of all ages and look forward to your call. Our clinic is located on Morrow Street in the Westside Hospital. We work with most health funds and have HICAPS available for your convenience.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Absolute Dental Care.