Dr Patrick O’Rourke
Originally from the United Kingdom, Dr Patrick O’Rourke’s life has led him around the world, first to South Africa where he undertook elective training at the University of Witwatersrand Dental Department in Johannesburg and eventually to Australia. In Australia, he has worked from Swan Hill to the Snowy Mountains, from Byron Bay to Darwin with stops in Cairns which he loved. He is now proud to make his home on the Sunshine Coast, serving the community, which he created with the goal of enhancing his patients’ lives through improved health, aesthetics and pain free living.
Dr Yinka Doherty
I qualified from the University of Sheffield, UK and spent four years working in general practice in England before coming over to Australia in 2013. I am interested in all areas of dentistry, with a strong focus on preventative dentistry. I particularly find it rewarding to see patients who are anxious at the start of treatment successfully complete treatment and making their dental experience a relaxing and pleasant one. In my spare time, I enjoy travelling and learning about different cultures, going to the theatre, playing various sports and cooking.I am fully embracing the Sunshine Coast with its beautiful weather and outdoor lifestyle.
Dr Ella Kahler
Dr. Ella Kahler grew up in Toronto, Canada. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from McMaster University before attending the University of Toronto to obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery as one of 2 provincial recipients of the TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Community Leadership.
Dr. Ella joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2008 and served as a Dental Officer across Canadian and international bases for almost 10 years, getting multiple commendations and eventually receiving the honour of being the exclusive dentist for JTF2, the Canadian Special Forces Unit. During this time Ella completed a year long surgical residency course to enhance her clinical skills in implant placement and complex extractions. She is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and is an Associate Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. She persistently takes Continuing Education courses to enhance her knowledge of endodontics, prosthodontics and aesthetic dentistry.
Ella’s work made her passionate about treating patients with PTSD and general anxiety and she has completed additional training to administer IV sedation in Canada. After her service with the military she worked in a surgical practice in Hamilton alongside Periodontists and Maxillo-facial Surgeons with a focus on wisdom tooth extraction and implant placement under sedation.
Dr. Ella’s passion is working with patients who are nervous about dental work. Her goal is to create a positive patient environment and help anyone feel confident and comfortable about dental treatment. After travelling the world she fell in love with Australia and moved to Queensland with her husband and daughter. In her spare time she enjoys chasing her toddler, rock climbing, scuba diving and failing at Pinterest crafts.
Dr Nicole Hoffman
Qualifications: BoH(DSc) G.Dip Dent (QLD)
Dr Nicole Hoffman is a gentle dentist who completed her training locally at Griffith University. Since graduating, Nicole has been practising in both public and private clinics across South East Queensland.
Nicole is passionate about providing an exceptional standard of dental care. While Nicole enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, she is most passionate about creating a caring, honest and judgement-free environment. Nicole takes the time to listen and welcomes anxious patients. To ensure she provides the highest quality dentistry Nicole is committed to ongoing education and training.
Outside of work, Nicole enjoys eating at local cafes and spending time at the beach with her golden retriever Jasper.
Dr Nicole Hoffman is a very welcome addition to our team.