Meet The Team

  • Dr Raghu Channapati
    Dr Raghu Channapati

    Dr Raghu completed his graduation in dental sciences in 2000 and pursued the postgraduate studies in Prosthodontics in 2003 in India. He was teaching in a dental school between 2003 and 2007 and also achieved DNB (Diplomat of National Board) in 2004 which proved his excellent knowledge of Prosthodontics. Dr Raghu has been practising general dentistry since 2001. He has completed the Australian Dental Council (ADC) exam for overseas dentists in 2007 and registered as a General dentist in Australia.

    He is married to Vijaya Gowdar and has two adorable children. He started practising dentistry in Mackay from 2007 and is very well known around Mackay for his compassionate and friendly nature. Dr Raghu and his wife wanted to establish a dental practice that encompassed a professional but relaxed environment for their patients and staff.

    Dr Raghu completed his graduation in dental sciences in 2000 and pursued the postgraduate studies in Prosthodontics in 2003 in India. He was teaching in a dental school between 2003 and 2007 and also achieved DNB (Diplomat of National Board) in 2004 which proved his excellent knowledge of Prosthodontics. Dr Raghu has been practising general dentistry since 2001. He has completed the Australian Dental Council (ADC) exam for overseas dentists in 2007 and registered as a General dentist in Australia.

    He is married to Vijaya Gowdar and has two adorable children. He started practising dentistry in Mackay from 2007 and is very well known around Mackay for his compassionate and friendly nature. Dr Raghu and his wife wanted to establish a dental practice that encompassed a professional but relaxed environment for their patients and staff.

    Dr Raghu values the relationships that he builds with his patients and continually strives to provide safe, high quality and gentle treatment. He has helped many people to overcome their dental phobias and was nominated by one of his patients for the “Hesta Young Leader Award” in 2013.

    Dr Raghu is trained in providing dental treatment under Inhalation Sedation (Happy gas) and General Anaesthesia at Mater Hospital. He is well versed with Cosmetic Dentistry, Crown and Bridge as well as Invisalign – a new clear aligner system to straighten teeth.

    Dr Raghu has undergone extensive training in Dental Implants, Bone Grafting and Sinus Lift, Rotary Endodontics procedures. He regularly attends First-Aid training and Continuing Professional Development Education as well as actively participating in Prime Practice workshops.

    In his free time, Dr Raghu does gardening, spends valuable time with his family and participates in community cultural activities.

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  • Vijaya Gowdar
    Vijaya Gowdar

    Vijaya Gowdar is the director of Ooralea dental care. She and Dr Raghu had a vision to set up a family business to provide a comfortable working environment for all the employees and to provide outstanding services to the community. Since 2002, Vijaya and Dr Raghu has built their practice from scratch. She has taken special interest in interior designing of the practice which you can appreciate as soon as you enter the business. Vijaya has worked in all the departments of the dental industry. She is a qualified dental assistant. She is working on her business to get it from good to great and make it more successful.

    Vijaya Gowdar is the director of Ooralea dental care. She and Dr Raghu had a vision to set up a family business to provide a comfortable working environment for all the employees and to provide outstanding services to the community. Since 2002, Vijaya and Dr Raghu has built their practice from scratch. She has taken special interest in interior designing of the practice which you can appreciate as soon as you enter the business. Vijaya has worked in all the departments of the dental industry. She is a qualified dental assistant. She is working on her business to get it from good to great and make it more successful.

    She has been updating herself with efficient business management skills and leadership skills by attending various courses in Australia to maintain and provide the high-quality customer services and to make every customer’s visit more comfortable and enjoyable.
    She has 2 beautiful children and a pet. She likes to spend her free time in painting, cooking and listening to motivational & business management talks. She also like travelling and spending time with her friends.

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  • Dr Basheer Ahmad
    Dr Basheer Ahmad

    Dr Basheer has been working at Ooralea Dental Clinic since March 2019. He graduated from the Prestigious University of Pondicherry, India.

    After completing his Honors and Masters in Prosthodontics, he decided to move to Australia in 2011 with his lovely wife Dr. Meer who is a General Practitioner and his two lovely daughters Sana and Ayesha.

    Dr Basheer has been working at Ooralea Dental Clinic since March 2019. He graduated from the Prestigious University of Pondicherry, India.

    After completing his Honors and Masters in Prosthodontics, he decided to move to Australia in 2011 with his lovely wife Dr. Meer who is a General Practitioner and his two lovely daughters Sana and Ayesha.

    Dr.Basheer started his career in Australia in the beautiful town of Barossa Valley and had worked at 6 different Practices along the East coast of Australia extending from Tasmania to Queensland including South Australia.

    Residing in Queensland for the last 5 years enabled him to reach newer heights both Professionally and socially.
    Dr. Basheer has decided to Call Mackay his Hometown and is a Diehard fan of the Cricket, loves watching Cowboys and maintain his love for AFL through his support for the Geelong cats.

    Professionally, He maintains a keen interest in Cosmetic Dentistry and Implants, gained 2 years of training at EODO for orthodontics and Digital Smile design and has continued to pursue extra skills on Implants and regularly updates his knowledge through CPD Events. He offers personalized care for every patient, listens to them and explains the entire treatment process and make them feel comfortable.

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  • Dr Jun Yi Low
    Dr Jun Yi Low

    Dr Jun graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2019. Upon graduation, he moved to Mackay and joined the team at Ooralea Dental Care. Dr Jun is interested in all facets of dentistry with special interests in restorative work and working with nervous patients. He understands that dental anxiety…

    Dr Jun graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2019. Upon graduation, he moved to Mackay and joined the team at Ooralea Dental Care.

    Dr Jun is interested in all facets of dentistry with special interests in restorative work and working with nervous patients. He understands that dental anxiety can have a big impact on oral health and will try his best to make patients feel welcomed and relaxed. His calm and gentle demeanour often manages to help patients overcome dental anxiety.

    Outside of dental work, Dr Jun enjoys spending time with friends and family, travelling, cooking, and maintaining his health and fitness. He loves exploring nature with his partner and is especially attracted to beautiful coastal scenery.

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  • Dr Stella Oh dentist mackay ooralea
    Dr Stella Oh
    Dr Stella Oh

    Dr Yu Sun Oh also known as Dr Stella, graduated from University of Adelaide with Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree in 2019. Upon graduation, she was invited to attend Mini Residency program from Australian Dental Graduate of the year award where she will broaden her experience and knowledge. Dr.Stella is interested in all aspects of dentistry including pediatric, restorative and full mouth rehabilitation. Always putting patients’ comfort and well-being as the top priority, she pays her best attention on their treatment plans.

    Apart from dentistry, Dr.Stella loves travelling, cooking and watching movies during her spare time. Exploring around beautiful Mackay with her partner has been her new hobby. Recently, she enjoys taking photographs, especially after experiencing dental photographs. She is also fluent in Korean.

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