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 Janak Patel
BChD, MFDS RCSed RCS (Edinburgh)
Dr. Patrick and his team at Riverside Dental 17 Thomas Street, Noosaville would like to welcome and introduce our new team member. Dr. Janak Patel as our new dental practitioner.
Dr Janak Patel graduated from the University of Leeds in 2015 same university as Dr. Pat and was awarded the prestigious restorative dentistry prize for overall highest clinical performance in his year.
Janak spent a further year undertaking significant training in surgery and medicine in Hospital in the south of England here he excelled in surgical removal of wisdom teeth and general surgical dentistry. He worked closely with and assisting specialists in Orthodontics and Maxillo-Facial Surgeons in major surgeries learning valuable surgical skills and expanding his medical knowledge.
In 2017 he was awarded for outstanding achievement in general dental practice. He then received his membership to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners UK after rigorous examination process.
Before leaving the UK he worked in prestigious dental offices gaining valuable experience in aesthetic and restorative dentistry and attending many courses in restorative and cosmetic treatments.
He is a talented and accomplished dentist and enjoys working with patients of all ages. Dr. Janak is particularly keen in working with anxious patients, providing treatment under sedation for patients that require in this service, and surgical removal of wisdom teeth. He has a caring and gentle manner and listens to patients concerns in order to help them achieve healthy and happy smile.
In his free time Janak enjoys keeping fit and likes to hike, playing 5 a side football and is currently learning to surf and getting used to the Australian beaches. He also enjoys travel and learning new cuisines during his adventures and coming home to practice cooking. If you have any recipes you should let him know.
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.