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.
Samantha Von Lossberg. Bachelor of Oral Health (UQ, Brisbane)
Oral Health Therapist (dual qualified dental therapist & hygienist)
Sam’s eye for detail and drive for perfection makes her a great dental hygienist. As a dual qualified Oral Health Therapist, she is very experienced in paediatrics, having treated predominantly children for 4 years in the Emerald Hospital’s public dental clinic.
Having grown up on a horse property near Toowoomba, she is certainly a country girl at heart. Sam has fulfilled every child’s dream, by owning her very own horse – named Tracey.
She stays fit, well and healthy by horse-riding, playing Polocross and is often found at the gym doing powerlifting. Sam is thrilled to be back in Brisbane, closer to family after a few years working away in Central Queensland and is keen to utilise all of her skills in dentistry that include; periodontial therapy, restoring dental health for children, orthodontics and cosmetic tooth whitening.
Sam believes in teaching children good oral habits for life which makes her a great match in our team at Smile Central. We find Sam to be ambitious, determined, passionate, honest, practical, methodical, very patient and hope you do too.
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.