From our family, to yours...
At Toowoomba Dental, we are guided by one word. Family
What does family mean to us, and how has it shaped our practice?
For us, its the feeling of belonging.
Providing a caring and tailored experience that makes you feel at ease.
Toowoomba Dental Practice is conveniently located at 117 Herries Street Toowoomba, near the corner of Hume Street, and has ample onsite parking available. For appointments either use our convenient 24/7 online booking system or call us on (07) 4646 4236.
In terms of your oral health, it's true, prevention is better than a cure. Avoid dental problems in the future, by taking action in the present. We offer all aspects of general and preventative dentistry including:
Acute Gum Infections
Your smile can say a lot about you even before speaking. Cosmetic & restorative dentistry focuses on improving the aesthetic appearance and overall function of your teeth. Transform your smile with the following services:
Tooth Coloured Fillings
Root Canal Therapy
A milestone for you and your child, is their first visit to the dentist. One that should be remembered for being positive and enjoyable. Bringing your little ones as early as possible ensures we can observe the healthy development of their teeth.
We understand that the cost of dental treatment can be a real pain in the tooth! All treatment costs are discussed prior to treatment to help prevent bill-shock. No need to put off your dental treatment any longer with our payment options.
Interest-Free Payment Plans
Dental Hospital Vouchers
A family-owned practice and we pride ourselves on treating all our patients like family.
We are not owned by a large health fund or corporation.
You will see the same dentist of your choice every time.
We never delegate any treatment to dental hygienists or therapists. You will only see an experienced dentist for all your dental treatment.
Only Australian laboratories manufacture our laboratory work, which means high-quality workmanship and TGA approved materials.
We are patient-centric, not target driven. We only recommend treatment that you need.
We promote preventative dentistry to reduce future problems to help save you time and money long term.
Dr. Michael Baker
Owner & Dentist
BBus BOralH GDipDent Griff
With a combined passion of Business and Dentistry, Michael completed his business and dental training at Griffith University in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. Dr Michael is the type of dentist that is detail-oriented, calm and has an exceptionally friendly personality.
Some achievements Michael is proud of, is being one of the Young Australian of the Year 2016 finalists for Queensland and being selected to participate in the Queen's Baton Relay for the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife Chelsea, son Nikolai and daughter Elaina. In his spare time, Michael can be found in the backyard tending to his bees. If you are an avid backyard beekeeper, Michael is always up for a chat!
Dr. Lisa Smith
BMedSc Hons 1 UTS
BOralH GDipDent Griff
Dr Lisa graduated with first-class honours from Medical Science at the University of Technology, Sydney, prior to moving to Gold Coast to complete her studies in Oral Health. While completing her Bachelor of Oral Health and Graduate Diploma of Dentistry at Griffith University, Lisa studied alongside Dr Michael and became great mates.
Lisa is well known for being a fountain of knowledge and going above and beyond in anything she puts her mind to. In the clinic, this translates to having an interest in providing exceptional care to young children & particularly nervous patients.
If you see Lisa out and about town, you will likely see her wearing her own handmade clothing designs due to her incredible dressmaking skills. Her other interests include sharing a love for sustainability and eco-conscious living with her husband, cooking up a storm in the kitchen and cuddling up to a good movie with her two ginger cats.
Dr. Gerry Little
BSc PhD BDSc Hons 1 Qld
Gerry is a man of many talents and degrees. With multiple qualifications under his belt already, (one of which being a Doctor of Philosophy) Gerry graduated from the University of Queensland School of Dentistry in Brisbane.
Dr Gerry is passionate about great communication and building trust with patients, making him an ideal fit at Toowoomba Dental.
Gerry enjoys traveling regularly to the Sunshine Coast to catch as many waves as possible before heading back to Toowoomba.
Yet another skill, Gerry enjoys spending time jamming in his band. You might even see him at the local pub with his band.
Dr Shaiel Parikh
Toowoomba local Dr Shaiel moved to Cairns to complete his dental degree at James Cook University.
As part of his degree he completed his working placements in the remote islands of the Torres Strait, Hobart and Fiji.
Now having returned home, he joins the Toowoomba Dental team. Shaiel brings with him a caring and humble attitude that ensures his patients feel relaxed and at ease.
Outside of work, Shaiel loves skateboarding, cooking and especially travelling.
Shaiel has been to 23 countries in his travels so far and hopes to one day visit all countries in the world.
The feeling of belonging is translated into how we approached the look and feel of Toowoomba Dental Practice to emit a welcoming feeling.
Previously home to Mr & Mrs Jack & Annie Bolt in 1936, we have lovingly and carefully retrofitted this home into our own. Keeping as much of the original character as possible, our practice maintains its homely feeling. We are proud to call this 'home' for Toowoomba Dental, we hope you do too.
Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA)
We accept all eligible DVA card holders for dental treatment. You can check your eligibility by phoning us on (07) 4646 4236 or DVA directly on 1800 555 254, or visit the Department of Veterans' Affairs website for more information.