meet our dentists


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Dr Mark Cull



Mark’s belief is that you never stop learning and improving.

Mark’s experience in dentistry is secondary to none in Gympie, building on 30 years of dental practice since his graduation from the University of Queensland with Honours, he is continually undertaking training.

He excels with people and has the capacity to help you feel at ease and in confident hands once you are in his dental chair. Whether it’s a troubling tooth, crooked teeth, missing teeth or a fresh look you are after, Mark is comfortable with all aspects of dentistry and all ages.

If you need a Master Clinician of dental implants then that’s what you get right here in our regional town of Gympie. Graduating from Global Institute of Dental Implants and Loma Linda University with top class Honours, Mark has then gone onto further study to incorporate bone grafting within his scope of practice, so clients with complex cases can be treated here in town.

Crooked teeth are treated by Mark with either traditional braces or Invisalign, graduating with Honours from Progressive Orthodontics he is very skilled to know which modality to apply that will bring you the best results or a combination of both.

Holistic dentistry is a large part of Mark’s philosophy when consulting with all patients and as such he takes part in the Sunshine Coast Integrative Medical Study Club. He meets with like-minded health practitioners from various fields of medicine to discuss assorted and diverse health matters. He has a firm belief the practice of dentistry is most effective for his patients when working with the body as a whole as opposed to treating the mouth in isolation. Along with an in-depth analysis of patient’s oral health, Dr Mark reviews the function of their airways, breathing patterns, sleep behaviours, nutrition and general wellbeing. Mark will then work closely with the patient’s other health practitioners to care for them in a holistic sense.

Mark’s passion for dentistry and wealth of knowledge is evident in every appointment. His gentle yet confident nature will have you feeling in very safe hands.

Mark has always been an active member of the Gympie community, participating fully in Apex events especially the Gympie Music Muster; supporting Qld Cancer Council Relay for Life and the Heart of Gold Film Festival from its inception and now as an active member of Rotary.

Mark certainly lives life to the full. If not studying the latest dental techniques you will find him relaxing with his family at Rainbow Beach or out on his bike training or at the gym working out.


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Dr Branka Starcevic



Dr. Branka graduated from the University of Queensland in 1985. After a number of years working for Queensland Health in remote and rural Queensland, Dr. Branka joined our team in 2002.

Dr. Branka has a special interest in cosmetic bonding and aesthetic dentistry, performing high quality work with the state of the art Cerec system, being able to offer one visit porcelain crowns and fillings.

There is nothing better than a confident smile and Dr. Branka loves using the Invisalign Clear Aligner system to help realign and straighten her patient’s teeth. To compliment your new smile, Dr. Branka is also able to enhance your lips to better frame your smile.
It’s all about the female touch and the first thing you will notice about Dr. Branka is her happy smile, caring nature and gentle approach. Dr. Branka is passionate about helping her patients have a positive dental experience. She is renowned for understanding those patients who are anxious about their dental visit and loves helping patients feel at ease.

Proud mum to Georgia, Dr. Branka has a strong sense of community and has been involved in many Gympie events including volunteering at the Gympie Music Muster, raising funds for the McGrath Foundation, Relay For Life, Miss Pavilion Showgirl and Everyone Needs a Farmer Dinner.

When not at work you will find Dr. Branka enjoying the outdoors, spending time with her family, travelling abroad and practising her Croatian.

Dr. Branka has been proud to call Gympie her home for the past twenty years.


Dr Heather Beattie - Channon Lawrence Dental

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Dr Heather Beattie



Originally from the UK, Dr Heather Beattie joined the team at Channon Lawrence Dental in October 2018 after four years in a National Health Service practice.

Dr Beattie graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England in 2008. Her studies continued as she successfully graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine from Manchester University.

During her time studying at medical school she also worked in an Oral and Maxillofacial surgery as a senior house officer and a staff grade. Heather also previously worked in community dentistry treating children and special needs patients.

Dr Beattie loves connecting and communicating with her patients. She is well-versed at treating anxious patients and enjoys helping them conquer their dental anxieties by developing their confidence.

Heather is passionate about oral surgery and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field. She is constantly seeking opportunities to learn with plans to increase her knowledge of sedation dentistry and dental implants in the future.

Away from the practice, Dr Beattie enjoys keeping active and exercising. She also loves travelling, reading and spending her days at the beach.