CALM AND

SUPPORTIVE CARE

Going to the dentist shouldn’t be a stressful experience. It should be one where you feel comfortable and relaxed, knowing you will walk out the door with a smile you feel confident wearing.

Gentle patient care is at the heart of everything we do at Smile Design Dental in Kangaroo Point. We are dedicated to giving you the most positive experience that you’ve ever had at the dentist.

Our expertly trained team specialise in a wide range of general and preventative dental techniques including fillings, veneers, bridges and crowns, and injectable cosmetic procedures to help you feel like the best version of yourself.

Good dental care does not just stop at teeth, there's the whole face and mouth we are trained support. At Smile Design Dental, we're about giving you quality care to any area that concerns your smile. That includes your experience here with us. We strive to be the best dentist in Brisbane, delivering only the highest level of treatment and care, and your preferred dental provider.

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Dr Danielle Bolger

Danielle graduated from Griffith University in 2011 with a bachelor of Oral Health (Dental Science), Graduate Diploma of Dentistry, and was honoured as a member of the Golden Key for her academic achievements.

After working as a dentist in Brisbane for many years, she was frustrated with the move to put profits above patient care with many surgeries run by large corporations now dominating the industry. She wanted to take a different approach.

In 2018 Danielle founded Smile Design Dental because she wanted to bring patient care back to the heart of dental services.

Danielle is focused on providing her patients with a high quality and professional service in a friendly and comfortable environment. It’s about delivering exceptional care, clear communication, and giving patients ample information and autonomy to choose options that are best suited for them.

Her expertise extends across a wide range of dental services. She has seen it all from minor issues including fillings and chipped teeth to major work such as wisdom teeth removal, severe tooth decay and gum disease. Danielle has a particular interest and experience in oral surgery, clear aligners and injectables, with a great focus in creating the ideal smile package.

She likes to paint in her free time, from oil on canvas to fine painting on miniature models. She loves to read and write, having published a paranormal thriller of her own, playing board games with friends and video games at home, and is always looking out for new adventures and challenges to embark on in the future.

Dr Linh Tran

Dr. Linh graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and Graduate Diploma in Dentistry with Distinction. After graduation she worked in private practices in Brisbane and Toowoomba for several years before joining Smile Design Dental.

She is gentle in nature and takes a calm and caring approach towards dentistry. Many patients find her approachable and is comfortable discussing their concerns with her. She takes the time to explain treatments to patients and work with the patient to come up with personalised treatment plans. She is also wonderful with children and makes visiting the dentist and keeping teeth a healthy and fun experience.

Linh was born in Melbourne and moved to Queensland with her family where she grew up on a strawberry farm up in the Sunshine coast. She has been passionate about oral health and yearned to be a dentist ever since she received her first bumble bee from the school dental van.

Linh enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with special interest in cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, and orthodontics. Linh is passionate about dentistry and strives to provide her patients with quality dental care and patient satisfaction by attending regular courses and lectures of the latest the dental world has to offer such as: Management of the worn dentition; Invisalign and orthodontics courses; Dermamedical Dermal Fillers and & Antiwrinkle Training; among others.

Outside of dentistry Linh enjoys spending time with her young family, going on park dates and camping trips. She also enjoys Pilates and yoga and like to see herself as a food connoisseur.

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Our other team members

Alexandra Frey

Practice Manager

Alex has grown up on the Mornington Peninsula and has recently moved to Brisbane. She has worked in the dental industry since 2012. Within her experience she has completed a Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2013 and in 2015 continued to study her Certificate IV in Dental Radiography at RMIT University in Melbourne. Alex has worked in both private and public sectors of dentistry and thrives off all aspects of general & cosmetic dentistry, she enjoys when a patient walks away from the practice with a confident, healthy, and happy smile.
Away from the practice she loves being active, long beach walks exploring Brisbane with her dog and travelling to warmer destinations with her partner.

Gabrielle Galo

Senior Dental Assistant

Gabrielle grew up in Cairns, far North Queensland, and moved to Brisbane at the beginning of 2022. She has worked in the dental industry since 2016. Within her experience she has completed a Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2017 and in 2020 continued to study her Certificate IV in Dental Radiography at the Australia Dental Association. One of her favourite parts of working as a dental assistant is seeing patients walk away smiling again after regaining their smile confidence. In her spare time, you will find Gabrielle outdoors, either exploring the coast or camping with friends.

Carlos Garcia Salas

Dental Assistant

Carlos is originally from Venezuela and has been living in Australia since 2015.
He is fluent in both English and Spanish. His dental journey started in
2017 and soon completed a Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2018. Carlos has
experience assisting in general, cosmetic and paediatric dentistry.
What Carlos finds most enjoyable about his job is to follow the progress of
patients regarding their oral health, hygiene and overcoming their fear of
dentists. He also enjoys listening to patients and their stories.
Outside of dentistry and his studies Carlos enjoys going to the gym,
watching anime and reading non-fiction.