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.
Dannielle Brougham Bachelor of Oral Health (Adelaide)
Oral Health Therapist (dual qualified dental therapist & hygienist)
Brisbane born and raised, Dannielle Brougham graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor in Oral Health in 2015. She brings with her a broad range of skills and experience in both dental practice management and other clinical aspects having worked in the dental industry since 2003 in a variety of different support staff roles. Dannielle is a country girl at heart having lived and worked all over regional Queensland including Cairns, Townsville, Emerald and Rockhampton.
Highlighting her dedication and passion for all things dental, her pursuit of happiness later landed her at South Australia’s renowned University of Adelaide School of Dentistry to further her professional studies and joins us now as our Oral Health Therapist / Hygienist. She is kind natured and her avid instincts for adventure have taken her to Papua New Guinea many times with YWAM medical ships as a volunteer to provide dental care to those less fortunate living in remote jungles of a developing country. Just ask her about some of her humanitarian aid work stories, as she’d love to share them with you too.
After many years living away from Brisbane, Dannielle is now happy to be home with close family and friends to share in her passions for good food & wine and interior design.
What is an Oral Health Therapist?
Oral Health Therapists (dual qualified dental therapists and hygienists) are registered dental practitioners who provide primary oral health care for children and adults. This includes examining and diagnosing dental decay and gum diseases and providing routine dental treatments. As an oral health therapist, Dannielle Brougham is the perfect dental practitioner for you if you are simply searching for someone to perform:
- scale and clean; especially if it has been many yrs since you’ve received one
- whiten and brighten your teeth
- positive and engaging dental experiences for your children or
- help you with your gum disease
- assist you in maintaining healthy teeth for a healthy life
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 doing artistic things, baking and throwing 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.