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.
Meet our support staff:
Tallara Bastow – Practice Manager
Tallara has been a valued member of the team since 2014, having initially worked at Underwood Dental Care with Dr Ben Thai before joining Maudsland Dental Care in early 2017. She has experience in the dental industry spanning over more than 5 years and enjoyed working in multiple roles over the years before taking on practice managing.
She is passionate about being patient focused and making sure that all patients are well looked after and able to walk away with a great dental experience and smile on their face.
Her passions outside of dentistry include curling up with a great read, frolicking on the beach and her two fur babies. She lives by the motto ‘Dogs are life’.