Dr David Heitkonig

Member Of Australian Dental Association

Dr David grew up on a farm on the Darling Downs and then moved to Cairns to study his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at James Cook University – obtaining the Henry Schein Halas Award for Clinical Excellence for the graduating class of 2014.

Dr David and his wife Dr Stephanie (also a dentist) then worked with QLD Health throughout Central Western QLD, the Darling Downs and South Burnett. He managed and worked in various rural and remote clinics and supervised final year Griffith and James Cook University dental students on clinical outplacement.

Dr David and his family then moved to Melbourne, where Stephanie completed post-graduate study to become a Specialist Paediatric Dentist through the University of Melbourne.

David, Stephanie, Sofia (Their beautiful 3 year old daughter) and their 2nd baby girl (expected November 2021) have decided to make the move back to QLD and look very much forward to making the Gold Coast their home. Along with Dr David joining the lovely BE Dental team, Dr Stephanie plans to practice with a local Specialist Paediatric Dental clinic on the Gold Coast too.

Dr David has a particular interest in ensuring patient comfort and care are brought into all aspects of his practice. He prides himself in delivering long term quality dental work. He has a strong belief in using high quality dental care to improve overall health, function, aesthetics and self-esteem.

Outside of work Dr David loves spending quality time with his family – particularly all things outdoors including beach time, exploring national parks and camping.

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Call (07) 5563 3133.

Alex Richmond

Oral Health Therapist

Alex was born and raised in Brisbane and permanently relocated to the Gold Coast in 2012. Alex graduated from the University of Queensland in 2009 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Since then she worked as an Oral Health Therapist in both general and orthodontic practices, before joining the Be Dental team in January 2015.

Alex aims to assist patients in achieving optimum oral health through prevention of dental disease. Alex is able to restore teeth, apply fissure sealants and remove baby teeth when necessary in children up to seventeen years of age.

When Alex isn’t at work, you’ll probably find her watching AFL or at the Gabba barracking for her beloved Brisbane Lions! Her other interests include craft and attempting to find the joy of cooking.

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Dr Chris Waters

BDSc Hons Class 1 2002 U.Q Master of Clinical Dentistry (Dental Implants) 2013, Griffith University
ASID Level 4 Accreditation
Member of ICOI, ADA

Dr Chris Waters graduated from the University of Queensland in 2002 with first class honours. Since then, he has been constantly attending professional development courses and has also obtained his Master of Clinical Dentistry in Dental Implants from Griffith University in 2013.

He has now had 15 years experience in private practice in the one location at Arundel.
This has allowed him to learn exactly what treatments work and what doesn’t when it comes to teeth. Experience, confidence, clear communication and clinical excellence means that Dr Waters will stand by his treatments and guarantee you get what you pay for.

He prides himself on being an ethical decision maker and an honest, caring person.
Chris is married to his wife Kelly, and together they have 2 small children and one large Rottweiler which keep him very busy in the “down” times. When he is not at work, he is usually running, or fishing and sometimes still surfing if he is lucky.

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Dr Stuart Craig

Principal Dentist
Member of Australian Dental Association

Dr Stuart Craig grew up in central Queensland and completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery studies 2013 as part of the inaugural graduation class from James Cook University in Cairns.  After moving back from home to Rockhampton for a year and then spending a few years in Townsville he and his wife Susan moved to the Gold Coast in 2016.

Stuart has 7 years experience as a Dentist and completed countless hours of professional development including Invisalign, relative analgesia sedation and completing 12 month residency with renowned specialist prosthodontist Dr Tony Rotondo in 2015.

Stuart is passionate for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and prides himself on his understanding and clinical care for patients concerns. It is very important to Stuart’s philosophy to have a long lasting relationship with his patients.

Outside dentistry Stuart can be found most weekends on the Golf course or tending to his garden and enjoying the best of the Gold Coast lifestyle.

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