About Our Team

Dentist Talking to his Patient — Your Holistic Dentists in Casuarina, NSW

Our Holistic Approach

Whether you need preventative, cosmetic or restorative dentistry, a holistic approach is key to maintaining healthy teeth for life without compromising your overall wellbeing. Casuarina Dental proudly operates Casuarina’s only completely holistic and bio-compatible dental practice. We assist clients from all throughout Casuarina and the Tweed Shire, including adults and children.

On this page you can meet our team and find out what you can expect when you visit our dental surgery.

Dr Maria Florou, BDS

Principal Dentist

Born in Greece and brought up in Brazil, Maria chose to pursue a career in the dental profession as a way to help people achieve their goals related to overall health and well-being. Dr. Maria did not start out as a holistic dentist but her early experiences in traditional dentistry left her wanting to find a better way to treat patients with more of a focus on the whole person, continuously searching for the latest advancements, least invasive procedures, and most natural resources available.

In order to achieve an outstanding approach, she takes into account a number of factors: your overall health; your oral health; the latest developments in traditional dentistry; and the most current information on scientifically substantiated natural health and dental practices.

She believes that every patient is unique and understands that everyone has different needs and expectations. When it comes to kids, she believes that every child should be treated as family and strives to ensure that every visit is a positive one, through her fun-loving demeanour.

She completed her Bachelor in Dental Science in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2000 and has a special interest in prevention and family practice.

In 2011, Maria and her two beautiful boys immigrated to Australia, where she has been enjoying simple things in life like spending time with her family and the rejuvenating feeling of having a stroll by the beach.

Dr. Maria Principal Dentist — Your Holistic Dentists in Casuarina, NSW
Dr Natalia Trisna — Your Holistic Dentists in Casuarina, NSW

Dr Natalia Trisna

Dentist, Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), IAO

Speaks English

Dr Natalia graduated with honours from the University of Sydney. As a student, she was awarded numerous academic awards, including the prestigious Colgate Prize for her research in Pediatric dentistry and was invited to present her findings internationally. She is a Fellow for the International Association of Orthodontics (IAO). As an orthodontic provider, she tackles orthodontic problems holistically. She provides different types of orthodontic solutions for her patients such as: removable and fixed appliance therapy, Invisalign and traditional braces. She also provides BOTOX treatment for a wide range of jaw issues, night-time grinding, migraines and tension headaches. She is also highly trained in root canal therapy, crown and bridge and composite restorations.

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Annie Hodgekiss

Dental Therapist

Annie graduated with the highest distinction from Westmead College Of Dental Therapy in 2000. She then spent the next 18 years working in paediatrics for NSW Health.

In 2018 Annie made the ocean change to Northern NSW where she has spent the last four years working in both general dental and orthodontics.

Annie uses a warm, engaging and fun approach when dealing with her young patients to make every visit exciting and non-threatening.

She is very passionate about enabling adult patients to have a confident and healthy relationship with the dentist and that all starts with a positive experience as a child. Annie has a keen passion for health and fitness and is very excited to embrace and amalgamate her two worlds by being part of Casuarina’s Holistic Team.

Annie is currently accepting new patients.

Annie Dental Therapist — Your Holistic Dentists in Casuarina, NSW
Roy James Gamma General Dentist — Your Holistic Dentists in Casuarina, NSW

Roy James Gamma

General Dentist

Dr. Roy James Gamma is a highly accomplished dentist with a wealth of experience and impressive credentials. Originally from Cardiff, Wales, he earned his degree from Newcastle Upon Tyne in England in 1989. Following his relocation to Australia, Dr. Roy worked in Wollongong and the Central Coast, before establishing his own dental practice in Drummoyne, Sydney in 1995. During his time there, he provided exceptional dental services to his patients for over 11 years, before moving to the Northern Rivers region. 

Since 2007, Dr. Roy has been practicing general dentistry at Brunswick Holistic Dental Centre, where he has gained a reputation as a leading dental professional. Recently, he has joined the Casuarina Dental Family and Holistic Care team, where he continues to offer a wide range of dental services, including affordable aesthetic options. 

Dr. Roy is renowned for his expertise and commitment to providing high-quality dental care to his patients. In his leisure time, he enjoys practicing yoga and playing golf, although he no longer takes the latter too seriously. With his extensive experience and impressive track record, Dr. Roy James Gamma is a valuable asset to any dental practice.

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