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Meet the team
Meet the team!
You already know we are passionate about teeth but here is a bit of background so you can get to know us better!
Dr Olivia Vonow | Principal Dentist
Dr Olivia graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2013. In her final year, she was the dental representative for Adelaide University Rural Health Alliance (AURHA).
After a short time in Brisbane, she moved to Goondiwindi and has been working hard to provide an exceptional standard of dental care for the community. Dr Olivia has a friendly and bubbly personality and enjoys meeting new people through her job. She is passionate about caring for children to create positive experiences and spending time with clients to achieve exceptional results. Clinically she has a gentle approach with a high technical standard of work and is experienced in all areas of dentistry including fillings, root canals, crowns, treating gum disease, dentures and preventive oral care. Socially Olivia enjoys playing the piano, bridge, netball, yoga, riding the quadbike with the dogs and gardening.
Dr Olivia is registered with AHPRA and is a member of the Australian Dental Association: Federal, Queensland and Toowoomba branches.
Dr Bardia Kolahdooz | Your Dentist
Dr Bardia Kolahdooz migrated to the Gold Coast from Iran at the age of 15. Dr. Bardia graduated from Griffith University with a Master of Dentistry along with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and is a caring dentist who prides himself in making all patients feel comfortable. His gentle-natured approach provides a calming environment for his patients which helps create a positive experience, especially for those who may find a visit to the dentist unnerving. He joined Goondiwindi Family Dental Clinic in March 2022.
Dr Bardia is passionate about dentistry and finds great enjoyment working alongside his patients to improve their oral health and overall confidence. Although he loves all aspects of general dentistry, he has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and smile makeover. He also continues his education with professional development courses to further enhance his skills to provide the newest and most effective treatments available to our patients.
Life Outside of Dentistry
When he is not at work, you’ll find Dr Bardia exploring the outdoors, circuit training and relaxing with friends and family.
Gabi Pechey | Your Oral Health Therapist
Gabi graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy with distinction from Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, in 2021. Having grown up on a cattle property in south west Queensland, only two hours from Goondiwindi, Gabi has always held a passion for rural and remote health services. Knowing firsthand the difficulties in accessing health services remotely. Gabi is exceptional member of our team, and the care she can bring to the Goondiwindi Region makes her so valuable for our community.
Gabi loves focusing on preventative care and oral health promotion. You’ll be sure to see Gabi delivering tooth brushing lessons to Goondiwindi’s schools, kindergarten and daycares in no time. Gabi loves her paediatric dentistry and helping our little patients overcome their dental fears and making their dental visit fun!
Michael | Business & General Manager
Michael moved out to Goondiwindi when he married Olivia. The small-town charm rubbed off very quickly to make Michael call Goondiwindi home. Taking a job with a local electrical company he has since then had the opportunity to train in a dental practice attaining his certificate III in Dental Assisting. Working alongside his wife he grew an appreciation for the hard work she does and the care she has for her patients. Michael is more than happy to put down the tools to help Olivia realize her dream.
Tracy | Senior Dental Assistant
Tracy is a local who has lived and worked in the field of dental assisting with over 30 years experience. She joins our team with a Certificate III and IV in Dental Assisting. Her main priority will be chairside providing a caring, friendly service to all our patients and their families. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, keeping fit and spending time with family and friends.
Cathryn | Skin Consultant
She was born and bred in Goondiwindi, and after working in beauty for 6 years and running her own beauty business in town for 3 years has decided to take on a new challenge in the dental field. She has an extensive knowledge of the ASAP skin care range to compliment our injectable skin treatments.
Her caring nature and love for creating relaxing and enjoyable experiences for clients has made her the perfect skin consultant for nervous patients.
In her spare time Cathryn loves spending time with her family, especially her young nieces and nephews
Kristina | Dental Assistant
Kristina moved to Australia from Germany in 2012. She has lived in Goondiwindi since 2019 and loves the wide open spaces and sunsets out here in the country. Becoming a dental assistant was really a lucky coincidence as this is her second career and Kristina really enjoys the challenges of her new profession. Kristina started working at Family Dental in May 2021 and has since completed her Certificate 3 in Dental Assisting. In her spare time she enjoys taking photos of those amazing sunsets.
Sarah | Receptionist
Sarah is our receptionist at our Goondiwindi location. Sarah has 10 years experience in the dental industry and will be one of the first friendly faces you will see as you walk through the front door.
Sarah’s nurturing nature helps ease any concerns from our nervous patients. Being a mother of two Sarah is passionate about Children’s Oral Health and making sure children have a positive experience when they visit Goondiwindi Family Dental.
Family and Health are Sarah’s highest values so if she is not at work you would find her in the kitchen, garden, listening to podcasts or spending quality time with her family.
Isabel | Dental Assistant
Isabel started with Goondiwindi Family Dental in the beginning of 2022, in just a short time she has become a very essential part of our family. Isabel worked over 5 years in customer service and always thrives in providing the best possible service to our patients, she is definitely always a friendly face. Isabel is originally from Victoria, and moved to Goondiwindi in December of 2021. Isabel is planning on starting her Certificate 3 in Dental Assisting soon, to be the best dental assistant she can possibly be.
Mon: 8am – 6pm
Tue: 8am – 6pm
Wed: 8am – 6pm
Thu: 8am – 4pm
Fri: 8am – 1pm
Call (07) 4519 3500
40 Bowen Street,
Goondiwindi QLD 4390
Emergency Call After Hours and Press 2
Call (07) 4625 4926
14b Henry St,
St George QLD 4487
Emergency Call After Hours and Press 2