Family dentists for the northern Gold Coast community since 1996
Welcome to Oxenford Dental Centre
Oxenford Dental Centre is a family-orientated practice that has been looking after the dental needs of northern Gold Coast residents since 1996. When you visit us, your comfort and smile are our top priority. Our experienced dental team, including four dentists, a hygienist and four support staff, is dedicated to providing you with the personalised, dental care that you deserve. We provide a full range of services, including cosmetic dentistry, implants, whitening, children’s examinations, cleans and mouthguards, as well as orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign and braces.
Dr Brenden Rutherford graduated from the University of Queensland Dental School in 1993. After spending 2 years working in private practice in Yeppoon, Brenden and his wife Natasha opened their own practice in Oxenford.
At Oxenford Dental Centre, Brenden has gained a reputation for providing exceptional quality dental care and many of his patients who now live in other parts of Australia, continue to travel to see him on the Gold Coast. Brenden is a member of the Australian Dental Association and has undertaken many hours of continuing education to advance his skills.
His special interests in dentistry include implant restorations and wisdom tooth extractions. Away from work, Brenden is enthusiastic about travel and fitness, and loves spending time with his 4 children.
Dr Natasha Rutherford graduated from the University of Queensland with first class honours in 1993 and then worked in Rockhampton for 2 years. In 1996, Natasha and Brenden established Oxenford Dental Centre, which has a reputation for quality affordable dentistry.
Over the 18 years that Brenden and Natasha have practiced in Oxenford they have built up a very loyal following of patients, and many of the children they saw in their early years are now bringing in their own children for treatment.
Natasha is a member of the Australian Dental Association and is experienced in treating all manner of dental requirements, from general family dentistry to complex cosmetic reconstructions. In her spare time, Natasha enjoys going to the gym and running around after her children, Jesse, Kobi, Elle and Oscar.
Dr Joseph Chong graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and Graduate Diploma in Dentistry. Whilst still at university, Joseph was determined to improve his knowledge and gain experience by observing and working with other dental practitioners in day-to-day practice. By the end of his degree, Joseph had worked in six different clinics, including Orthodontic and Periodontic specialist practices.
Joseph is passionate about providing a high-quality, friendly and professional dental service for all patients. He has a keen interest in Orthodontics and Oral Surgery which he supplements by attending various conferences and professional development courses as well as having worked closely with Orthodontist, Dr Nino Gullotta of Gullotta Orthodontics.
Outside of work, Joseph can be found spending time with his young family and learning the ropes of parenthood.
Dr Ra is a dual qualified dental practitioner, having studied Bachelor of Oral Health at The University of Melbourne and Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science/Master in Dentistry at Griffith University. She has graduated with an academic excellence award every year. Upon graduation, she has decided to call the Gold Coast home.
Dr Ra is calm and gentle. She loves working with little kids to make them comfortable while they are receiving their dental treatment. She also takes time to explain the patients through all dental procedures so they can make well informed decisions. Dr Ra has a special interest in orthodontics including Invisalign and paediatric dentistry.
Dr Ra regularly attends seminars and conferences to ensure a high level of care is delivered. She is currently a clinical supervisor at Griffith University mentoring future dental practitioners.
Outside of work, you can find her enjoying her time with her fur-baby, Dani, binge watching Netflix, or trying new cafes around the Gold Coast.
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Dental Exams & Cleans
Prevention is better than cure! Maintaining regular check-ups is a great path to stress-free dentistry.
Decay and cavities need to be restored to prevent bacteria from reaching the tooth’s nerve which may cause toothache requiring more complex dental treatment.
An implant is a relatively simple and permanent procedure for replacement of a missing tooth or multiple teeth.
Gum disease can lead to unnecessary loss of teeth which may be avoided by maintaining regular check-ups and cleans.
Saving a tooth that may otherwise be extracted due to decay or infection is done by removing the nerve followed by, cleaning and filling the nerve space.
Unfortunately, it is sometimes necessary to remove a tooth that has been heavily damaged, causing discomfort or for orthodontic reasons.
A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful and can help you feel better abour yourself and make a memorable impression.
Whether it is Invisalign or braces, we can help you on your journey to a better, heathier smile.