Dr Raghu Channapati

Principal Dentist

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Dr Rajiv Subbaiah


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Dr Abhishek Seth – Dentist

Dr. Abhishek Seth graduated as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2013 and is a registered dental practitioner with the Dental Board of Australia.

Dr. Abhi regularly attends continuing professional development courses apart from being an active member of the Australian Dental Association. He is experienced in various aspects of dentistry, including general and cosmetic dentistry, crown and bridge work, tooth whitening and is also trained in providing dental treatment under Inhalation Sedation (Happy gas)

Dr Abhi takes considerable pride in providing the highest level of Dental Care. His meticulous attention to detail, and gentle and caring nature ensures the whole family receives the best experience when coming to the Dentist. Since the time he started with Ooralea dental in 2017, Abhi has developed a great reputation as a family dentist.

Dr Abhi says- “I believe prevention is better than cure and always educate/encourage my patients, so they can maintain optimal dental health.”

He likes to travel different places along with his lovely wife in his free time and is a soccer fan.

Dr Sapana Patel – Dentist

Dr Sapana Patel completed her Bachelors in Dentistry in 2011. She worked as a General

Dentist for 6 years before deciding to call Australia her home. The serenity of Mackay coupled with the warm community living brought her here and is looking forward to settling here.  Dentistry is her first love and likes being able to help people relieve their pain and bring smiles on their faces. She is well versed with root canal treatments and restorative dentistry. She believes that teeth must be given as much importance as other parts of the body and strives to save them as much as possible. A staunch believer of ‘learning never ends’, she makes all efforts to update herself with Continuous Professional Development Programmes.

Outside of dentistry, she is an active member of Toastmasters and has served as the President of her home club. She enjoys playing table tennis and going for a jog on her days off.


Vijaya Gowdar – Practice Manager

Vijaya migrated to Mackay about 10 years ago along with her Husband Dr Raghu Channapati. She and 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. Over the last 5 years she has worked in all the departments of the dental surgery and now she has taken up the role of the Practice Manager.

She has 2 beautiful children and a pet. She likes to spend her free time cooking and catching up with the friends.

Emily Walker – Office Manager

Emily started working at Ooralea Dental Care in 2015 as a trainee dental assistant. Over the years Emily has gained experience and worked in all areas of the practice and now she is the office manager and supporting the team. Emily enjoys working at reception.  She has a wonderful personality and most of all enjoy the smiling faces and the relationships she has built with the patients.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her partner Zac, dog Millie, family & ample of friends.

Joanne Nicholls

Jo has been dental assisting for over 4 years and joined the Ooralea Dental Care team in 2017. Jo works in many areas of the practice from chairside, sterilisation to lending a helping hand in reception. Jo believes as a dental assistant for the most rewarding part of her job is helping our patients feel safe & secure & happy to come to their appointment.

Jo moved to Mackay with my husband in 2006, from Alice Springs in the NT and since then she and her family have met many wonderful people in Mackay. Jo really loves the Mackay lifestyle especially with the outdoor activities of camping & or fishing with her husband, son, family & friends.

Sarah Renahen

Sarah is a senior Dental assistant with more than 10 years of experience. She has been working in Ooralea dental care since 2013. She has worked in all aspects of the dental practice. She enjoys working in the family environment offered at Ooralea dental care.

She has 3 children who keep her busy with after-school activities – netball, dancing, swimming and football. Outside the work and family time, she enjoys hitting the gym and recently has participated in Body-building competition in the fitness category at Mackay and Brisbane.

Miriam Tiare

Miriam is a qualified Dental assistant who has 5 years of experience. She has excellent knowledge in assisting the dentist in general dental procedures and surgical procedures. She enjoys meeting new people and helping them in achieving the excellent dental health.

When not in a dental surgery Miriam enjoys spending time with her family, enjoying nature and exploring the Mackay region.

Sarah Arnold

Sarah  completed high school in 2017 and is currently studying Certificate III in Dental Assisting at Ooralea dental care. She is eager to learn the new skills. She enjoys being able to make people feel welcome, comfort them throughout the dental procedures and most importantly enjoys the satisfaction of the patient’s end result from treatment.  Sarah enjoys working in a friendly environment while taking on the challenges that each day upholds. Sarah always brings a positive attitude to the team at Ooralea Dental Care.

In Sarah’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing sports and outdoor activities.

Andrea Write

Andrea moved to Mackay from UK with her family in 2011 and joined the Ooralea Dental

Care team in 2015. Andrea completed her Certificate III in Dental assisting in January 2018 and enjoys the challenges of working in a busy practice alongside a helpful and friendly team.  Things she finds most rewarding in her role are helping nervous patients overcome their fear of the dentist and the joy they feel when they finally walk away pain-free, with the smile they dreamt of.

In her spare time, Andrea enjoys spending time with her family, walks on the beach with her dogs and pursuing her interest in art.