Meet the Team
Our experienced and highly skilled team.
Here at Mullumbimby Dental we want to form meaningful relationships with our patients. We want to get to know you! In the same way, we want you to know us. So, meet the team! We are a group of highly trained, careful and caring staff who aim to put your dental needs first. From reading our staffs biographies you’ll see that they are a group of dedicated people with experience from around the globe. Our dentists have a number of interests (in and out of the office of course) with some preferring certain aspects of dentistry. Dr Leach for example takes a special interest in dental implants and dental crowns and bridges, whereas Dr Parsons is fascinated with root canal therapy and cosmetic dentistry. Read on to find out more about our lovely dentists.
Dr Matt Parsons
Matt is joint practice principal of Mullumbimby Dental Centre with his wife Claire. He graduated from London University in 1989 and worked for 15 years in private practice in the UK. He moved to Byron Shire in 2004 with his young family to take over the running of Mullumbimby Dental Centre. He enjoys all aspects of modern preventive dentistry but has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry and root canal therapy.
Dr Claire Parsons
Claire graduated from London University in 1992 and has worked in full time private practice for the last 14 years. Claire believes in delivering high quality dental care and has extensive experience in treating children and teenagers and knows how important it is to make your child’s dental visit comfortable and enjoyable. Having two young children helps her to treat children patiently and sympathetically.
Dr Michael Leach
Michael graduated from Adelaide University in 1975. In 1980 he bought the practice which has become Mullumbimby Dental centre. He was the principal dentist until 2005 and continues to work part time under the new management, enjoying being able to concentrate on dentistry without the distraction of running the practice. He has a special interest in implant dentistry and crown and bridge work.
Dr Paul Newell
Paul graduated from Bristol University in 1975 and completed a masters degree at the University of Sydney in 1990. He has developed a strong patient base in the area due to his caring and sensitive approach to all types of dentistry.
Dr Natalie Stokes
Natalie graduated from Melbourne University in 1999. She worked in private practice in Taree for three years before joining Mullumbimby Dental Centre in 2003. She enjoys all aspects of modern dental care.
The important thing to remember is that all of these people genuinely care about you and your oral health. With their experience and expertise you will be receiving quality care from an individual who is happy to aid you in any way they can. They will get to know you and your unique dental needs so that your treatment can be specifically suited to you. We don’t want you to feel awkward or uneasy, and encourage you to ask as many questions possible and pose any concerns that you may have.
Dr Bernard Campbell
Bernard graduated Melbourne University in 1984. He moved to the local area in 2010 with his young family before joining Mullumbimby Dental Centre in 2015. He has a relaxed friendly approach, getting to know his patients and providing quality service. He enjoys all aspects of modern preventative dental care.