Rest of the team

Principal/ Lead Dentist

Dr Thomas Morrison

Born in Bahrain, with Kiwi parents and raised in the UK, Dr Morrison is somewhat of a bitsa. He trained in Newcastle upon Tyne but was swift to depart the... Geordie gloom for the sunny shores of Oz. After a couple of years in Townsville he relocated to the Gold Coast. Having married a beautiful Gold Coast girl, Ellia, he is here to stay! He his interested in all aspects of dentistry from Invisalign to sleep issues and routine fillings to cosmetic work.

The travel bug bit him young and he has been lucky enough to visit all corners of the globe from back packing in Bolivia to arctic adventures in Alaska. In his free time he loves to challenge himself with a spot of rock climbing and enjoys getting dirty with Sandy (his Land Cruiser).

Associate dentist

Dr Julian Raitelli

Julian originally hails from the regional Queensland town of Toowoomba but moved to the Gold coast to complete his Dental degree at Griffith University.... Throughout his fourth and fifth years of study, he volunteered his spare time to co-ordinate a free mobile dental clinic for the community of Cherbourg. After graduating, he loved the lifestyle the coast provided and decided to stay!

Julian enjoys working in all aspects of general dentistry. Having worked as a casual teacher-aide throughout his years of study, he is able to communicate easily with children of all ages, putting them at ease in the dentist chair.

Julian enjoys trying many different cuisines, regularly going on weekend food adventures. Apart from maintaining an active lifestyle, he soon hopes to run in the gold coast marathon.

Associate dentist

Dr Caroline Gehlhaar

Dr Caroline was born and bred in England, qualifying at Manchester University. She worked in London and did a stint at Manchester Children’s Hospital before... making the move down under in 2012.

Since moving to Australia she has worked in several practices from The Capricorn Coast to Northern NSW but has now settled on the Gold Coast and has been part of the Toothpaste Family since 2016. She likes to make patients feel at ease and especially enjoys her appointments with children and those that are a little nervous. Seeing her regular patients every six months with their families is her favourite part of the job!

When she’s not at work Caroline likes a baking sesh, a beach trip, a bush walk, or a weekend away exploring the country with her partner Nick and daughter Sadie.

dentist

Dr Keith Harper

Dr Harper graduated from Griffith University on the Gold Coast in 2014 and has extensive experience working in both private and public dental clinics... Known for his warm, welcoming demeanour and gentle approach to dentistry, Dr Harper is very highly regarded by his patients.

Dr Harper is very comfortable treating children and families. He has a wealth of experience treating children of all ages in private clinics, primary school clinics, and in hospital settings (under general anesthesia).

Dr Harper regularly attends educational seminars and conferences to ensure he stays at the top of his field, keeping up to date with the latest advances in technology and breakthrough techniques.

Dental Assistant

Dr Meral Layik

Meral is a warm and gentle dentist who has been working in family dentistry for the past 25 years. She has vast experience in cosmetic dentistry and treating patients with gum disease. ...
She’s originally from Turkey, where she graduated from dentistry in 1994, gained her PhD in Periodontology in 1999 and owned a private clinic. Meral with her husband and 5 year old daughter moved to Australia in 2004. She completed her accreditation in Melbourne in 2005 since then she worked in public and private clinics . Prior to moving to the Gold Coast for the sunny weather and lifestyle, she ran a successful practice in Geelong.

Meral has a very caring and positive personality. She enjoys talking to her patients and getting to know them to decide what the best treatment option is best for their case. Meral places high emphasis on the gentleness of her procedures and always tries to conduct treatments in a painless and efficient manner. In her free time, Meral loves reading, getting out in nature and spending time with her family and friends.

Clinical co-ordinator

Rose

Rose has been in the dental industry for 13 years since the tender age of 16. A multi talented team member that Toothpaste is lucky to have on board. She has a... beautiful little girl, Mahli, that keeps her and her partner on their toes. As well as being an avid table tennis player she loves to cook and always keeps the Toothpaste team well fed.

Practice Manager

Claire

Toothpaste’s resident pocket rocket has 23 years experience both chairside and at the front desk. From health funds to dental triage, the weather forecast to the latest... episode of The Batchelor, she’s got you covered. Her toddler, Alby Boy, takes after his Dad and can’t get enough of all things cars and power tools. Also she is a regular visitor to the dog parks and beaches of the Gold Coast with Pixie, her first child.

Dental Assistant

Jo

From the UK, she has been in Oz for a few years. You wouldn’t know it from either working with her or being a patient on the other end of her skills... and efficiency but she arrived late to the dental profession qualifying as a dental assistant in early 2019. She loves interacting with patients and helping them through the dental experience.

A mum to two boys and her dog, Albie, the family love all sorts of travel, especially an ozzie caravan adventure. She manages the local kids basketball team and she specializes in whipping up tasty desserts in the kitchen.

We would love to help!

We strongly recommend you attend for a full check up to properly assess and address all of your concerns. We are willing to book you in for a limited consult to deal with a specific issue but please be aware that this blinkered approach may result in greater issues in the long run.

Call the front desk today to book your comprehensive or limited consultation.