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, and has undertaken postgraduate training in braces and Invisalign®. He now mainly focuses on Invisalign® treatment, as he really enjoys the digital aspect of this treatment where he can plan and design a smile from start to finish using scans and 3D imagery. He also prefers it for his patients, as Invisalign® is more comfortable, it’s close to invisible and involves a lot less visits than traditional braces.
David has completed over 250 Invisalign® cases, and was the only general dentist in the Gold Coast to reach Platinum Elite level in 2020 (treating almost 100 cases). He has also created a mentoring program for our newer Oasis Dental associates where he helps plan and oversee all of their cases. What sets David 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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