Dr Chris Lauf BDSc (QLD)
Dr Lauf loves his work, and loves how rewarding it is to make an improvement in people’s lives. He holds modern gentle technology and great customer experience with utmost importance. He was born and raised in Sydney at Bondi Beach but moved up with his family to Queensland, where he completed his Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Queensland. He met the girl of his dreams and married her, having two daughters and two cats and opened Smile Central in rural Queensland before moving back to Brisbane. When he’s not working, he loves camping and travelling around Australia, snow skiing, reading and spending time attending dental conferences around the world and spending time with his favourite people.
Julia McNae Bachelor of Oral Health Science (La Trobe)
Oral Health Therapist (dual qualified dental therapist & hygienist)
Julia is a highly skilled and competent Oral Health Therapist who prides herself on making sure that every patient is comfortable and relaxed during treatment. After graduating from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Oral Health Science, Julia went on to work at a paediatric specialist practice on the Gold Coast where she gained valuable experience in treating special needs patients and young children. Her passion lies in the prevention of gum disease, with a special interest in children. Her excellent skills, gentle touch and calm manner make even the most anxious patients feel at ease.”
Patient care Co-ordinator
Amanda is the calm voice at the end of the phone and the assured presence in our reception, ready to meet and greet you. Amanda has been with Smile Central for a long time and has great depth of knowledge to provide you with insightful information about all things dental. Not only is Amanda a people person, she is a very proficient practice administrator. When she’s not working, Amanda loves all things artistic and creative including catering and decorating for amazing parties.
Tahnee is Dr Chris Lauf’s senior dental assistant here at Smile Central. She comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience in dental implants, orthodontics and cosmetic dental procedures. She proactively oversees and ensure our high standards of infection control is maintained within the practice. With an emphasis on patient care and quality control, her enthusiasm for continuous improvement is contagious and we’re so glad to have her on our team.
Senior Dental Assistant & Receptionist
As our star office all rounder, Lauren has 10+ yrs experience dental nursing in private and public dental clinics across Brisbane. Having assisted many amazing dentists and specialists in the fields of pediatrics, orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial reconstructive surgery and oncology.
Lauren is very knowledgeable about exceptional dental care and is really wonderful when working with children. Have kids yourself? Ask Lauren about the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Scheme to find out if you are eligible to bulk bill great dental care for your kids with us here at Smile Central.