About Us

Learn about our history and our incredible team

Our History

Kedron Dental Centre has a long and proud history in the community.  Providing dental services for more than 30 years it has always been family owned and operated.  This is one of the main attractions for the team and patients who come to us as it has inherently become our objective to treat everyone as an extension of our family.  

The late Dr Tom Packer was the founding dentist of the now Kedron Dental Centre and sold the practice to his associate Dr Mark Stanton in 1985. The practice, Mark Stanton Family Dental soon thrived from its’ two room surgery and needed an expansion.  The “Pink Building” on 270 Gympie Road is fondly remembered by our long-term patients and when the busway was established Dr Stanton took this opportunity to move the practice to the current location on 17 Kitchener Road.

(“The Pink Building” – the old surgery on Gympie road)

Unbeknownst to Mark the land for the new premises was bought from Mr Michael Brosnan who is a current patient of the practice.  The property used to be his childhood home and both Mr Brosnan and his sister decided to sell the property through an agent to Mark Stanton for the construction of the present day Kedron Dental Centre.  The current practice has better access, facilities and space and was fully operational by 2008.

(17 Kitchener Road, Kedron – before construction of the new practice.)

When retirement became an option for Dr Stanton he made an offer of sale to Dr De Silva who has been with the practice since July 2012.  Currently, the practice has two full time dentists on board, Dr De Silva and Dr Do.

Just like the history of Kedron Dental Centre, we like to build long-lasting relationships with our patients and their families.  We pride in ourselves being referred by our existing family of patients to their loved ones.  This tells us that our patients were treated with respect and compassion and they want their loved ones to start a similar dental journey experiencing that.

Our aim is to provide dentistry in a thorough and efficient manner with all the modern comforts, superior customer service and gentle patient care with the support of an extremely friendly and dedicated team.  We look forward to welcoming you soon.

A Little Bit About

Our Team

Dr Tharani De Silva
Principle Dentist and Owner, University of Otago (BDS with Credit), New Zealand

Dr Tharani De Silva grew up in Auckland, New Zealand for most of her childhood and attended the prestigious University of Otago in Dunedin for dentistry. In 2009 she completed her degree and worked solely in private practices in Auckland before crossing the ditch to a sunnier part of the world – beautiful Brisbane. She worked for Queensland Health and a number of private practices before landing a position as an associate dentist at Kedron Dental Centre in July 2012. She has been with the practice for nearly 7 years when she was offered the wonderful opportunity to purchase it. Married with two young children and a busy career, she was ready for another challenge and so embarked on becoming the Principle Dentist and business owner in April 2019. Since graduating, Tharani has completed many hours of professional development in Australia and abroad, to ensure that her patients are receiving the best care backed up with the most up-to date evidence-based treatment available. She has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics and full mouth rehabilitations in porcelain. Tharani loves adventures, whether it is travelling overseas to faraway lands, learning a new language so it can be used in her travels or taking up a cooking class to host dinner parties – everything she embarks on is done with love and commitment. Naturally this spills over into the love and precision she has for her patients and her dentistry. She takes her time to perfect her work and puts you at ease from the moment you meet her. Her gentle yet thorough approach is what wins you over and why she is a favourite dentist in Kedron.

Dr Annie Do
Associate Dentist, University of Adelaide, Australia

Dr Annie Do was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. She graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2013 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Upon graduation, Annie worked as a public Dental Officer for Queensland Health in North-West Queensland, Mouth Isa. In 2015, she moved to Townsville to continue her work in the public sector whilst also working privately. Annie later moved to Brisbane in 2019 where she joined Kedron Dental Centre as an associate dentist. Annie is happily married, and during her spare time she enjoys watching a good movie at the cinema or venturing parks and beaches with her two little dogs. Annie is passionate and experienced in all aspects of general dentistry and loves meeting people from all walks of life. She enjoys promoting holistic oral health and providing quality comprehensive care with integrity and empathy. She has also combined her love of travelling and dentistry by volunteering as a dentist for Red Cross Australia, the Government of Vanuatu, and YWAM Papua New Guinea. Annie strives to undertake relevant continuing education programs. She is currently undertaking a Post-Graduate diploma in Digital Orthodontics so as to expand her scope of clinical practice and subsequently be able to competently provide her patients with more treatment options.

Sophie Sawyer
Practice Manager

Sophie has been with Kedron Dental Centre for 9 years. Sophie is a qualified Dental Assistant and obtained a Diploma of Practice Management in 2017. Sophie prides herself on patient care and ensuring patients feel welcomed and have a great experience. She ensures everything at the practice runs smoothly. In her spare time, Sophie enjoys exercising, exploring and spending time at home with her dog, Axel.

Shannon Thompson
Senior Dental Assistant

Shannon has worked at Kedron Dental Centre for 5 years. She is a qualified Dental Assistant and recently celebrated her 12th year of being a Dental assistant in January. Shannon is mostly behind the scenes making sure each clinical appointment runs smoothly. Shannon’s gentle nature really shines through with everyone who visits the dentist. In her spare time, Shannon likes to go camping and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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