Dr Meglin Rathnasamy

Dr. Meglin Rathnasamy qualified in 2003 from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. After owning his dental practice outside Johannesburg, for 8 years, Meglin and his family emigrated to Australia and chose Cairns as their home.

Having been in Private Practice for the past 12 years in Cairns, Meglin brings with him a wealth of experience in Clinical dentistry, strongly believing that dentistry is a combination of an Art & a Science – both mutually dependent on each other for success. Equally important, communication with his patients serves an integral part of Meglin’s treatment approach.

CEREC and Implants are Meglin’s areas of speciality. Qualified with GDipDImplant (Oral Implantology), Meglin offers, ‘in-house’ surgical implant placement.

Meglin’s passion for Dentistry stems from the quest for perfection & utilising the latest advances in technology to achieve this, with special interests in Wholistic Family Dental Care, including Pediatric Acclimatization, TMJ rehabilitation & Restorative Dentistry. Meglin refers to himself as practicing ‘Cosmetic & Functional’ Dentistry. Meglin served as President of ADAQ-FNQ sub-branch and ADAQ Councillor.

Dr Jose Frias

Dr Jose Frias graduated from James Cook University in 2013. During his time at university Dr Frias completed research with the Australian Dental Research Foundation into Oral Cancer and completed placements in Norway, Darwin and Oenpelli in the Northern Territory, and Cairns.

After living and working in Emerald for a decade he is excited to be returning to Cairns with his growing family. Working in a rural Emerald without easy access to dental specialists has allowed Dr Frias to develop his skills extensively in all areas of general clinical dentistry. He enjoyed hosting dental students on placement and mentoring new graduate dentists during their early years in clinical practice.

Dr Frias enjoys practicing all aspects of general dentistry from seeing children for their first dental visit to treating patients requiring extensive oral rehabilitation. Dr Frias enjoys getting to know his patients, believing that this is integral to providing the best possible care for each of his patients and their families. His relaxed and calming personality helps ease his patients’ anxieties towards dental treatment allowing for a more positive experience.

Striving to be at the forefront of dentistry, Dr Frias is committed to continual professional development and staying up to date with modern dental technology. He has an interest in utilising digital dentistry and 3D printing technologies to help his patients obtain their future smiles. Along with what is already offered at Dental on Martyn, Dr Frias brings additional skills in the areas of complex oral surgery, dental implants (having completed accreditation with the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry) and the administration of botulinum toxin to help with TMJ disorders, clenching and “gummy smiles”.

Outside of work, Dr Frias enjoys spending time with his young family, pop culture, photography and travelling. Finally he also really enjoys a good chat – so be prepared!

Dr Christina Alifraco

Dr Christina Alifraco graduated from James Cook University in 2018. During her time at JCU, Christina completed placements in Cambodia, Cairns, Mount Isa, Mornington Island and Hobart.

Christina is a Cairns local, recently moving home from Tasmania to be closer to her family and enjoy the warm tropical weather. Christina’s passion for dentistry grew during her time as a dental assistant encouraging her to pursue dentistry as a career. She enjoys working in a family practice and getting to know each individual patient. She enjoys treating children, additional needs and anxious patients. Christina believes that education and prevention is important in achieving a healthy smile.

Outside of work Christina enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing team sports (netball + touch football) and exploring new destinations.

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