Who We Are
COVID-19 Important Notice
WE ARE STILL OPEN AND WE HAVE ADDITIONAL COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS
In addition to our standard infection controls we have implemented the following measures:
- All patients will be prescreened to ensure they meet the Australian Dental Association requirements to be fit and well to attend.
- Our high standards of infection control within the practice continue & with added vigilance.
- There is a limit of one accompanying person per patient allowed in the practice.
- All surfaces touched (eg handles, eftpos machines, pens) are being wiped down after each use.
- We have temporarily removed the iPads from the kids area. They will be back when coronavirus goes away!
What you should do:
- Please do not attend if you are not 100% well.
- When you arrive at your appointment please stay in your car and send us a text on 0480018823 to let us know you’ve arrived. We do not want any patients in the waiting room.
- When you first enter the surgery we will provide you with antiviral mouth rinse which you will rinse your mouth with for 30 seconds.
- Please don’t bring cash, we have a contactless payment system in place.
- Please make sure to take care of your oral health during this time so that your body can focus on fighting other infections!
- Be kind to everyone else around you! We are all in this together.
Please help us to keep everyone safe!
All people have intrinsic value and worth and therefore we treat everyone with utmost care, empathy and genuine concern.
Making a difference in the world starts with the small things.
The human smile is immensely powerful.
Everyone should be able to smile with confidence.
Inside Our Practice
Who is Dr Kate Smith?
Dr Kate Smith owns and operates the Dental Lounge @ Robina. All her efforts, from the day she opened the practice until today, have been driven by two main desires. 1. People should be able to smile without feeling embarrassed. 2. The Dental Lounge @ Robina should be a lovely place where nervous patients feel safe. Those two things have helped shape the team she has built, the dental services they provide and the environment they work in.
Dr Smith gained her degree from the University of Queensland in 2000 with honours, and has since practiced in private practices in Queensland and NSW. She also spent a period of time in South East Asia performing much needed volunteer dental work in remote villages where she met her husband. Today her experience is broad and covers most aspects of dentistry.
Dr Smith has also incorporated Invisalign and other braces technologies to her extensive knowledge base. Dr Smith frequently attends advanced dental courses keeping up to date with the latest technologies and techniques.
When away from the practice, she loves spends time with her young family and her beautiful horses. She can often be found on the weekends at various equestrian events, showing her horses and competing, a passion she has had since childhood.
The Best Dentists on The Gold Coast
Dr Katelyn Symes
Dr Katelyn Symes has been a Robina local for over 25 years, she is passionate about providing caring dentistry within the Gold Coast community. She practices all areas of general and cosmetic dentistry, taking particular pride in restoring teeth with a high level of aesthetics and natural anatomy. We are very lucky to have her as one of our full time dentists. If you have been searching for a dentist that will stay with you for the long term, then your search is over.
She is perfectly suited to treating children, they are her favorite patients. She loves making their visits fun and enjoyable, reassuring them with her gentle manner. That goes equally well for nervous patients, and persons with special needs.
Outside of work, Katelyn enjoy getting outdoors with her beloved dog Pryda, travelling when she gets the chance or cooking a good meal at home.
Whether you feel you have teeth in bad need of some professional TLC, or a set of teeth which are nearly perfect (with a little help). You can request Dr Katelyn for your next visit. Either give us a call or use the online request form. Either way, she'll be looking forward to meeting you.
Dr Agatha Saric
Dr Agatha Saric joined the Dental Lounge @ Robina in June 2019. Her experience is broad, starting as a dental Hygienist in Canada, she moved back to Australia and gained her Dental degree here on the Gold Coast where she has been working as a dentist ever since. She enjoys a wide range of dental work and loves recreating natural healthy teeth, identical to those you had when they first emerged from your gums.
Dr Saric is praised at the Dental Lounge for being the most gentle dentist anyone has ever met. If you are lucky enough to have her as your dentist, you will discover what we mean. Her calming presence will put any patient at ease.
While she is not helping our patients to smile with confidence, she is enjoys walking her dog, cooking and travelling with a few hikes thrown in for good measure. Like all our dentists - she does exceedingly healthy things in her spare time!
Cristine Del Hierro
Cristine is our super dental hygienist (when in Columbia, she can work as a dentist, unfortunately not here). Cristina is another one of our calming personalities and loves turning patients around from nervous and anxious to confident and happy.
If you're interested in getting your teeth whitened, or you need a general checkup & clean or some minor work done, you will be in good hands with her. As an integral part of the team, she also helps our dentists with many of the more complex procedures too... so there's a good chance you'll meet her on your next visit, be sure to say 'Hi!'.
When Cristine is not at work, she's loves salsa dancing, getting to the gym and most weekends she ends up the beach with her husband and son, making the most of the Gold Coast.
The Rest of the Team
Pam is the Practice Manager of The Dental Lounge at Robina, and has over two decades of experience within the dental industry. She also has an interior design diploma, and in her leisure time enjoys spending time with family and friends and leading an active, healthy lifestyle. Pam is a hard worker with a sense of good humour who always has a smile on her face.
Leriant has been working on the Gold Coast for many years as a dental assistant. Before living here she was a practicing dentist is Venezuela. She loves to travel and cook in her spare time.
Lani is our newest member of the dental lounge team changing careers from looking after special needs children.
She continues to enjoy weekends with her special friends as well as her beloved dog,family & friends.
She is passionate about providing a quality customer experience and has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry. In her spare time Eden enjoys riding horses and participating in equestrian competitions.
Dr Katelyn Symes
Dr Katelyn Symes has been a Robina local for over 25 years, she is passionate about providing caring dentistry within the Gold Coast community. She practices all areas of general and cosmetic dentistry, taking particular pride in restoring teeth with a high level of aesthetics and natural anatomy.
Her gentle manner makes her well suited to treating children, nervous patients, and persons with special needs. Outside of work, Katelyn enjoys cooking and travelling.
Dr Kate Smith
The primary dentist for The Dental Lounge at Robina. Dr. Kate has over a 20 years of experience as a dentist. She has extensively experience in aesthetic dentistry, and she also has a strong interest in Orthodontics using Fastbraces.
Dr Greg Smith
Dr Greg Smith gained his medical qualifications (MBBS) at Melbourne University. He became a specialist anaesthetist and is a fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA). He has practiced in both Victoria and Queensland.
He has been practicing on the Gold Coast for the last twenty-eight years.
In addition to The Dental Lounge at Robina, he currently works at Allamanda Hospital, Pindara Hospital, John Flynn Hospital, Pindara Day Procedure Centre and Tweed Day Surgery.
Greg loves a good game of tennis and golf. In his spare time he likes reading and spoiling his grandchildren.
Dr Agatha Saric
Dr Agatha Saric is the most gentle dentist you will meet. She loves a wide variety of dental work. Whether she is looking after the young or the old, excellent teeth or teeth in need of some TLC.
Cristine Del Hierro
Cristine Del Hierro is passionate about dental hygiene. She was a dentist before coming to Australia, but she loves it here and loves being a Dental Hygienist and we couldn't be happier.