About Our Dental Clinic

Award-Winning Dental Care Right On Your Doorstep

As an award-winning dentist in Noosaville, we’re blessed with a dynamic team of dental professionals who take great pride in providing caring, attentive, and personalised dental care. Having expanded and relocated in 2018, we’ve worked hard to create a state-of-the-art dental practice where patients feel valued, understood, and respected. We want our patients to enjoy their time with us, and without our team of like-minded individuals, we couldn’t provide the outstanding service you deserve.

Townsend dental clinic in Noosaville

About our practice

Our modern, state-of-the-art dental clinic is a one-stop shop for every dental need. Equipped with the latest technologies, Noosaville patients can benefit from streamlined, comfortable, and convenient treatments tailored to an individual’s needs. Whether you need a simple clean, mercury-free dental filling, wisdom teeth removal, or dental implants, our dentist in Noosaville QLD provides first-class treatment without compromise.
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Dr Richard Townsend

Principal Dentist(BDS) 
Born in Wales, Richard graduated from Sheffield University in the UK in 1995, thereafter receiving a scholarship at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He immigrated to Australia in 2001 and established his dental practice in February 2006. Committed to his practice and to the dental profession, he completes numerous hours of continuing education each year, staying at the forefront of new dental products and treatments. In 2010, Richard completed a Master Clinician Program in Implant Dentistry at University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry and is currently studying for a certificate in Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry through British Academy Restorative Dentistry. Richard’s focus and passion is directed towards placing implants and a variety of surgical treatments such as the extraction of wisdom teeth.
When not at the practice, Richard spends quality time with his wife and three gorgeous teenagers, enjoying surfing, skiing, and the outdoor lifestyle.

Dr Andrew Tran

Associate Dentists(BDS) 
Andrew graduated from Griffith University on the Gold Coast and joined Townsend Family Dental in 2017.
Andrew is very friendly and has a very calm chairside manner. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and works with children of all ages. Andrew also frequently undertakes post graduate learning to keep up with the latest technology in dentistry.

When not at work, Andrew enjoys reading, travelling and swimming in the gorgeous beaches of Noosa.

Dr Hamish Caithness

Associate Dentists(B.D.Sc (hons) DipDsed) 
Hamish was born in Brisbane and spent his younger years growing up on the Sunshine Coast. He graduated from the University of Queensland, School of Dentistry in 1998 with honours. Having worked in London, Brisbane and the Cayman Islands over the past 20 years, he has undertaken postgraduate education in complex and cosmetic dental courses, keeping up to date with the latest cutting edge dentistry. He has a strong desire to help nervous patients have a painless, positive experience with their dentist and has completed specialised studies over the years to aid with the treatment of dentaphobic patients. He is always striving to provide the best possible treatment to every patient in a calm and gentle manner. As a family dentist he loves treating patients of all ages. Hamish has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry. With over 20 years dental experience he prides himself on his commitment to his patients, ensuring all treatments are properly explained and understood. Hamish has recently become a father to a beautiful baby boy. In is free time he enjoys travelling, cooking and spending quality time with his young family and friends.

Vivienne Cunningham

Dental Therapist/Dental Hygienist
Vivienne is a registered dental hygienist and therapist who works closely with our dentists to attend to our patient’s oral health and hygiene. Vivienne has over 35 years’ experience. She has worked in general dental and specialist orthodontic practices, both privately and in government clinics. Vivienne believes we never stop learning or improving and she enjoys working with the latest technology and invests in keeping up to date with the very best treatment options. Vivienne has lived in the Noosa shire for over 22 years and enjoys the coastal lifestyle.


Visiting Sedation Therapist BDS Dip.D.Sed
Dr. Sarah Higham joined our practice in 2016 to make sedation a possibility for our patients.
Sarah graduated from Guy’s Dental Hospital, London in 1993 and went on to do further study in sedation and anaesthetics in 1998. She has over twenty two years of experience providing sedation for anxious patients in both the UK and Australia.
Sarah has also worked in several hospital settings as a lecturer and clinical teacher.
Dr Higham welcomes all nervous patients, particularly those who haven’t seen a dentist for a long time.
At Townsend Family Dental we can provide sedation for a wide variety of procedures which include surgery, restorative work, hygiene and also patients who struggle with a strong gag reflex.
Away from work, Sarah loves cooking for family and friends, yoga and enjoying the blue skies of Noosa.


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Get a confidence-boosting smile restoration from an outstanding team

Whether you are looking to maintain, restore or rejuvenate your smile, we have the skills and experience to transform your smile, however, complex your case. Book an appointment with our dentist in Noosaville today.
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Why choose us as your Noosaville dentist?

If you are looking for a dentist in Noosaville, it’s understandable that you have a variety of dental practices to choose from. So why choose us?
Highly experienced dental team
Our dentists are some of the most experienced on the Sunshine Coast. Collectively our highly-skilled clinicians cover many dental disciplines enabling us to provide world-class service across many dental treatments. Together we go above and beyond to achieve dental excellence and ensure exceptional care for all our patients.
Furthermore, each dentist at our Noosaville dental practice undertakes continual professional development. This keeps them at the forefront of their field.
All our hard work led to the internationally-recognised My Face My Body award for Best Dental Practice and Best Makeover, which we achieved in 2019. However, we feel that this is only the beginning, and every day we are building on that success to serve our Noosaville patients better.
Advanced technologies
Our dentist in Noosaville has invested in numerous technologies. Equipment such as Intraoral cameras, OPG/CBCT machines, and EMS airflow technology allow us to better plan, diagnose and treat patients in a streamlined, comfortable, and convenient manner. In fact, we are the only dentist in Noosaville to offer airflow technology for non-invasive gum treatment and care.

In addition, our OPG and CBCT scanning equipment means that patients don’t need a referral when they need an in-depth X-ray. Instead, they can have it right here at our Townsend Family Dental and Implant Centre.
Personalised service
One factor that stands us out as world-class dentists is that we provide truly personalised service. Our team will listen to your needs, understand them and create a custom treatment plan that fits your requirements.

Ultimately, we aim to provide exceptional patient-centred care that exceeds your expectations on every level.

Outstanding dentistry at your service!

Are you looking for a comprehensive dentist in Noosaville who provides a full range of dental services under one roof? Come and talk to our friendly team at Townsend Family and Dental Implant Centre.
We have the skills, technology, and expertise to meet your dental needs now and in the future.

Call us on 07 5235 5879 or book an appointment online
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there parking at your practice in Noosaville?
Yes, patients can park in the Harvey Norman Complex, where we share the retail space.
Do you currently offer any promotions?
Yes, we regularly offer promotions and offer a FREE dental implant consultation valued at $233 (without health fund). In addition, Townsend Family Dental rewards our existing patients when they recommend new patients with our Share The Care Scheme. Ask us to find out more.
Does your dental clinic in Noosaville have an affiliation with any companies or services?
Yes, our clinic is affiliated with the Australian Dental Association (ADA), meaning we adhere strictly to the dental profession guidelines to provide high-quality, safe, professional oral care.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes, we accept all valid healthcare insurances, and we are also preferred providers for major insurers, including Bupa, NIB, HCF, and Westfund. In addition, our dentist in Noosa provides HICAPS, which allows our patients to access and process claims quickly and conveniently.
Does your Noosa dentist accept vouchers?
Yes, we are pleased to accept EDS/GDS (Emergency Dental Vouchers and General Dental Vouchers). We also accept DVA, which is Veteran Affairs Australia.
What payment methods does your Noosaville dentist accept?
We accept cash, credit card, and ZipPay at our Noosaville clinic.
What suburbs do your patients mainly come from?
Our patients come from the whole of Noosa Shire (i.e., Noosaville, Tewantin, Noosa Heads, Cooroy, Sunshine Beach), but we welcome patients from other suburbs. If you or a family member need high-quality dental treatment in Queensland, don’t hesitate to give Townsend Family Dental a call.
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Service Area
We service patients in the Sunshine Coast region with a range of treatments including implants, veneers, teeth whitening and more.
4/7-9 Gibson Road
Noosaville 4567 QLD
(07) 5235 5879
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