At Townsend Family Dental you can be assured of receiving friendly, professional and consistent service from all members in our team.

Dr Richard Townsend (BDS)

Born in Wales, Richard graduated from Sheffield University in the UK in 1995, thereafter receiving a scholarship at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He immigrated to Australia in 2001 and established his dental practice in February 2006. Committed to his practice and to the dental profession, he completes numerous hours of continuing education each year, staying at the forefront of new dental products and treatments. In 2010, Richard completed a Master Clinician Program in Implant Dentistry at University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry and is currently studying for a certificate in Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry through British Academy Restorative Dentistry. When not at the practice, Richard spends quality time with his wife and three gorgeous children, enjoying the surf and the outdoor lifestyle.

Dr Stephen Gilchrist (BDS)

Stephen graduated from the University of Newcastle, England in 1997. He worked for five years in England before travelling extensively and finally setting in Australia. Stephen has now been a permanent resident since 2002 and worked in a number of roles before moving to Noosa in 2006 where he joined Townsend Family Dental in 2008. He enjoys all aspects of general dental care with a special interest in cosmetic procedures. Steve has two beautiful daughters born locally and enjoys camping, boxing, cycling and spending time with his young family.


Practice Manager

Vanessa commenced employment with Townsend Family Dental in 2009 and has since completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and a Diploma in Practice Management. Vanessa is passionate about providing the best patient care and has a strong interest in all aspects of the dental industry. She also creates a welcoming and caring environment for our patients and staff and is an integral part of our team.

Cindy Townsend


From the day the practice opened, Cindy has been an integral part of the team at Townsend Family Dental. Cindy is responsible for all the administrative support that keeps both practices running smoothly. 


Senior Dental Assistant

Tegan commenced employment with Townsend Family Dental in 2014 and has since completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting. She is a very valued team member and has developed the skills of a caring and passionate dental assistant.



Senior Dental Assistant

Leah is one of our most valued team members, Leah commenced employment with Townsend Family Dental in 2011 and has since completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting. Leah has a very caring nature and has a passion for creating a relaxing and happy environment for all our patients.




Dental Assistant

Tianie commenced employment with Townsend Family Dental in 2015, she has since completed her certificate III in dental assisting. Tianie enjoys all areas of the dental industry, she helps create a friendly atompshere within our practice.


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