Welcome to our dental clinic! Our entire team is looking forward to meeting you and helping your family achieve the healthy and attractive smiles that you deserve.
Dr Selvan Dass
Dr Selvan Dass graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from The University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand) in 2003 and has been practicing in Australia ever since. He has worked in Mildura (Regional VIC) and Gatton (West of Brisbane, QLD) prior to settling down on the Gold Coast. Dr Selvan Dass has been practicing in the Tugun, Banora Point and Tweed Heads areas since 2006 and has over 10 years of experience in private practice. Selvan has a large local following and patients always comment on his gentleness, expertise and attention to detail.
Dr Selvan Dass is passionate about all facets of General Dentistry. Selvan practices minimally invasive dentistry and emphasises Preventative Dental care. Furthermore, he believes in patient focussed and ethical dentistry. Selvan has a special interest in the fields of Cosmetic Dentistry and Endodontics.
Dr Selvan Dass regularly attends conferences, seminars and lectures regularly and keeps up-to-date on current developments in dentistry. Selvan is always keen to try new innovations and technologies.
Dr Rakesh Bhula
Dr. Rakesh Bhula is one of our friendly dentists here at Griffith Street Family Dental. He has been with the practice since its inception on July 1st 2013. He studied for his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in Otago NZ and graduated with prizes in Hospital Dentistry and for the research topic "Oral Health Status of Hospice Patients".
"I love giving people a "reason to smile" - literally"
Dr. Bhula was born in Wellington NZ and grew up in Rotorua. He has been living on the Gold Coast for 13 years. In his spare time, he enjoys surfing the net, tinkering with his 3D printer, fishing and visiting the gym.
Dental Practitioner in Oral Health Therapy with Advanced Clinical Practice
Cheryll graduated from Griffith University on the Gold Coast in 2006 and made history by being one of the first dental students to graduate from the new dental school with a Bachelor of Oral Health. In 2016 Cheryll completed a Post Graduate degree in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice) at the prestigious University of Melbourne Dental School. This degree expands Cheryll’s scope of practice to provide dental treatment to all ages. Prior to this, Cheryll began her dental career as a dental assistant in Brisbane, before moving to the Coolangatta area in 1989. Cheryll has worked for various dentists on the Gold Coast and this experience has assisted in the opening of Griffith Street Family Dental.
Cheryll has years of experience in treating children and teenagers and is passionate about making a visit to the dentist fun for both kids and parents alike. Cheryll knows the importance of creating a positive and enjoyable dental experience for your child and for you. She enjoys treating special needs patients, focussing on familiarity to ease them into dental visits. With the focus on good oral hygiene, education and diet, Cheryll also provides all aspects of preventative and general dentistry for adults and children.
Cheryll has also undergone additional training in teeth whitening and provides Zoom® bleaching for suitable candidates. She is consistently updating her skills to provide the most up to date dentistry for her patients.
Outside of her professional life, Cheryll is one of the southern coast locals. She is a long serving member of Kirra SLSC and an active member and competitor with the Coolangatta SLSC Women’s Surf Boat Crew. With husband Daniel and family, she love’s living in Tugun and also enjoys being a soccer and dance mum to her 2 children.
All of Griffith Street Family Dental’s staff are highly qualified dental professionals dedicated to meeting the needs of your entire family’s dental care. They are renowned for delivering the highest standard of personalised service to you, our patients, to make your visit with Griffith Street Family Dental a pleasant dental experience.
Jo is our lovely practice administrator and receptionist, who will welcome you into our clinic during your visit. She has been with Griffith Street Family Dental for three and a half years. Jo loves her great customers, fun team and fab location - with the beach right at the back door.
In her free time, Jo loves to camp and discover places off the beaten track. She fancies herself as a gun vegetarian cook and is also the self-proclaimed "Snakes and Ladders champion of the universe".
Megan, our clinical coordinator, has been with the Griffith Street Family Dental team for over two-and-half years, but has known the owners for around ten. Megan loves to help people feel better about themselves, enjoys helping people overcome their dental phobias.
Born in Newcastle and raised in Tweed Heads, Megan enjoys fishing, gardening, and spending time with her family when outside of the clinic.
Cheyenne is one of our dental assistants, that has been with the team since 2018. She enjoys her working environment, coworkers, and continuing to learn new things each day.
In her free time, Cheyenne enjoys getting up early to work out, spending time with her boyfriend and family, and taking trips to the beach with her dogs.
Holly is one of our dental assistants, and has been with the team since 2016. She is a compassionate person and loves working in an industry where she can take care of people.
In her free time, Holly enjoys going to the beach, spending time with family, and attending dance classes.
Cassie is one of our dental assistants and has been part of the team since early 2019. She enjoys being able to provide patients with a relaxed and enjoyable experience at the dentist.
A Tugun local, Cassie can often be found riding her bike along the beachfront when she is not working.
Junior Dental Assistant
Fianna, our Junior Dental Assistant, has been with Griffith Street Family Dental since 2018. She enjoys getting to learn something new every day and meeting and interacting with patients. I like to make our patients feel welcome and comfortable.
Fianna is a self described early bird adrenaline junkie, and is up at 4am each day, training for her favourite hobby of all time - which is surfboat rowing.