At Maudsland Dental Care, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional services to our patients from the moment you walk into the clinic.
Dr Caleb Park BDSc (Hons) – Principal Dentist
Caleb graduated with Honours in Dentistry from the University of Queensland after completing his secondary school studies at Emmanuel College in Carrara. As a proud local, he has been committed to providing dental services to the larger Gold Coast community since 2007 and believes that quality dental care can and should be made accessible to everyone.
Prior to joining Maudsland Dental Care, Caleb worked in both private practice and in government dental clinics where he was involved in mentoring and supervising dental students, treating children in dental vans and working with special needs patients at the Gold Coast University Hospital. He upholds honesty and integrity in his professional practice and will always give his patients a thorough explanation of treatments recommended as well as an honest professional opinion. He has a gentle nature and keen eye for detail in treating his patients and is particularly keen on helping patients with dental phobias overcome their fears of treatment.
Aside from making dental services accessible to his local community, Caleb is passionate about serving those in third world countries and has been involved with various dental volunteering teams who have traveled to Cambodia. On the weekends you’ll find Caleb at the local youth group helping to mentor young adults, trying to play the guitar or watching whatever code of footy is on the television.
Dr Benjamin Thai BDSc (Hons) – Dentist
Dr Benjamin Thai is the founder and principal dentist of Underwood Dental Care (established in 2009) and took over ownership of Maudsland Dental Care (previously Maudsland Dental) in early 2017 where he will be practicing part time.
Ben completed his training at the University of Queensland where he graduated with Honours in Dentistry and was awarded the Gordon Christiansen prize for highest achievement in oral and maxillofacial surgery during his studies. He has worked in both the public and private sector as well as previously holding roles as clinical supervisor at the University of Queensland’s Dental School.
Ben’s vision for Maudsland Dental Care stems from the ethos at Underwood Dental Care where all patients are treated with the highest quality of care and respect in a family centred practice. Ben has a gentle and caring chair-side manner and takes great pride, care and attention to detail in presenting and explaining treatment plans in all areas of modern dentistry. He has a special interest in Orthodontics, Implant dentistry, Cosmetic dentistry and children’s dentistry.
Outside of dentistry, Ben keeps busy with his life as a father of two young boys (plus a four-legged fur baby) and relaxes by playing basketball, experimenting in the kitchen and compiling travel itineraries for future holiday destinations.
Dr Ian Tan BDSc (UQ) – Dentist
After graduating from the University of Queensland with Honours, Dr Tan has worked in a variety of private practice environments. Having previously worked for a dental practice with many branches, Ian has had to travel large distances for work, ranging from North Brisbane to Gold Coast. As a result, Ian has had exposure to a wide range of patient demographics, including exposure to public sector dentistry during his placement at Toowoomba Hospital.
Ian has spent his early childhood in Malaysia, schooling in New Zealand and tertiary education in Australia, and as such is no stranger to new experiences – Ian is able to make any patient feel welcome.
Ian values communication, and spends time providing thorough explanations of treatment options and giving genuine recommendations. With experience treating a wide range of patients, Ian is able to help in generating a treatment plan that suits your needs.Ian has a spirit of excellence, and always strives to provide quality dental care.
Outside of work, Ian is very involved in serving at the youth service of his local church. Currently a youth leader and mentor, Ian is passionate about seeing lives impacted and changed. Ian stays fit by catching up with friends over weights training and calisthenics.