Meet the Team

at Absolute Dental Care

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.

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

Hygienist

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 Coordinator

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.

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.