Welcome to GoldCity Dental Centre. We are honoured you are considering our dental team to care for your family's smiles.
Our mission is to provide patients with affordable, comfortable, quality dental services. Our goal is to improve patient’s health and quality of life through a gentle, caring, supportive environment.
Our central focus is to assist our patients to achieve customised, comprehensive treatment through patient education, empowering patients with knowledge and understanding of their needs.
Take a moment to get to know our clinical and administrative staff. Our dedication to your comfort and oral health will be apparent with each visit to our dental practice.
Dr Girish Basavaraj
Originally from Bangalore, dentistry runs in Dr Girish’s family; he is the third generation to pursue a career in dentistry. As the principal dentist of GoldCity Dental Centre, his leadership ensures that our patients receive the highest level of care available.
Principal Dentist Dr Girish Basavaraj graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 2001 from the world-renowned Bapujii Dental College. He later earned his Master’s Degree in Paediatric Dentistry from the same institution in 2005.
Dr Girish then went on to obtain his license as a General Dentist in Australia by qualifying in the ‘Australian Dental Council Exams’ in 2006-2007.
He took ownership of GoldCity Dental Centre in 2015.
Dr Girish takes great pride in his work, and he loves being able to help patients smile with confidence. Dr Girish is renowned for his gentle, caring and professional approach to his patients and their families.
Since he values continuing education and is a constant learner, Dr Girish spends much of his free time attending courses to expand his knowledge for the benefit of his patients.
He enjoys cricket – both watching and participating. He also enjoys spending time with his friends and family.See Complete Bio
Dr Jason Teoh
Originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dr Teoh earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from the University of Sydney in 2015 and joined the GoldCity Dental Centre practice shortly after that.
‘I value being able to provide a service to the local community and learning the latest technological advancements of dentistry, particularly cosmetic dentistry. Most importantly, I am passionate about improving my patient's self-esteem and seeing them smile again.’
When away from the dental surgery, Dr Teoh stays up-to-date with continuing education and online training. For fun, he is passionate about motorsports and attends bimonthly hillclimbs and trackdays in Townsville.
You will also find him spending plenty of time with his lovely wife and three cats at home in Charters Towers.See Complete Bio
Dr Ankita Clarke
Dr Clarke hails from nearby Townsville and earned her Graduate Diploma of Dentistry in 2013 from Griffith University where she was recognised with an Award for Academic Excellence. She joined the GoldCity Dental Centre team in August 2016.
‘What I enjoy most about dentistry is being able to put a smile on my patients' faces – pun intended! Knowing I have been able to instil the importance of oral health and improved someone's quality of life or raised someone's confidence is what drives me.
There is a lot of negativity and anxiety associated with dental treatment. If I am able to give even one individual a positive experience and change their outlook for the better, I consider it a successful day!’
When she is away from the surgery, Dr Clarke likes to stay creative with DIY projects around the house. She also enjoys spending time with her family and soaking up different cultures through travel.See Complete Bio
Dr Aaran Ketheson
Originally from Sydney, NSW, Dr Ketheson attended Barker College in NSW for a Higher School Certificate in 2009 before earning a Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours in Pharmacology from the University of Sydney from 2010-2013.
Dr Ketheson then went on to achieve a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Sydney, NSW from 2015-2018.
‘I have always been a people person by nature and enjoy interacting with patients on a daily basis. It is always a rewarding feeling when I am able to increase the self-esteem and confidence of our patients through oral hygiene and dental treatment.
I don’t want patients to feel anxious or nervous about dental appointments. I strive to make each appointment enjoyable and relaxed for our patients.’
When he is away from the dental practice, you will usually find Dr Ketheson travelling and learning about new cultures. He values quality time with friends and family whenever possible.See Complete Bio
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