Dr. David Ashford


Dr. David originally grew up in Darwin before moving to Adelaide to undertake his Bachelor of Dental Surgery. 

Being a beach lover, Dr. David then moved to the Gold Coast and teamed up with Dr. Andrew Firgaira, after they first became friends at university, to establish and build Oasis Dental Studio.

Dr David enjoys all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry, but has become more focused on orthodontics and Invisalign® treatment. He has successfully treated hundreds of patients with the Invisalign® system. What sets him apart is his keen eye for detail and ability to use his other skills to achieve the best possible result for his patients, with treatments such as composite bonding, teeth whitening and gum lifts.

David has been awarded a scholarship through Invisalign® to undertake a post-graduate diploma in clear aligner therapy which he is currently completing (Graduate Diploma of Aesthetic Orthodontics)

At home Dr. David has 2 young kids, a sausage dog and bulldog that keep him very busy.

Get to know David!

What I love most about my job is…

The people I get to meet! I’ve been practicing on the Gold Coast for over 10 years and have had the pleasure of meeting and treating so many interesting, friendly and funny people! I’ve got a lot of regulars so a 6 month check up often feels more like a catch up than a dental appointment.

The exact moment that I decided I wanted to become a dentist was…

My childhood dentist was a really nice guy. I had to have a fair bit of treatment with him due to an accident to my front teeth as a kid and I was amazed at how he was able to reconstruct everything. I think those things stuck in my mind when I was choosing what to study.

If I wasn’t a dentist, I would be…

Food and travel blogger.

My favourite type of dental treatment is…

I really enjoy performing any treatment that improves a patient’s confidence and quality of life. My favourite technique is Align (Invisalign®) – Bleach (Whitening) – Bond (Composite bonding). By straightening, whitening and repairing the edges on the teeth we can conservatively create a beautiful, natural smile that will look amazing for years. There are no shortcuts with this type of treatment in that it takes hard work and dedication, but the results speak for themselves.

My favourite thing to do on the Gold Coast in my spare time is… 

I like to consider myself a bit of a foodie so one of my favourite things to do is to visit and experience Gold Coast’s evolving cafe and restaurant scene. We are very lucky to have so many amazing places to eat. I’m also a mad AFL supporter – go the Suns!


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