Meet The Team

  • Dr Raghu Channapati Dentist Ooralea, Mackay
    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 Peter Seah
    Dr Peter Seah

    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 Peter Seah graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2020. After graduation, he moved to Mackay and joined Dr Raghu’s team at the Ooralea Dental Care.
    Dr Peter is interested in all aspects of dentistry, with special interest in restorative dentistry and preventive care. Believing in forging bilateral relationships with patients through the concept of patient-centred care, he takes time to explain treatment options which are in the patients’ long-term interest.

    He also attends dental courses from time to time to keep abreast of the latest dental knowledge and to make sure patients receive the most up-to-date evidence-based dental treatment.
    Outside of work, Dr Peter loves going on food hunting adventures, travelling, and watching movies.

    He is also an avid NBA fan- Lakers fan, and enjoys playing basketball and casual running. He is also fluent in Mandarin.

     

     

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