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Sandgate Dental Clinic - Rob Duhig Dental

Meet our  Sandgate Dental Practice Team

Robert Duhig – Principle DentistRobert Duhig

Principal Dentist BDSc (Qld)

Rob graduated in Dentistry from The University of Queensland in 1979. He first practiced in rural Queensland and later in London. He has operated his own practice in Sandgate for over 28 years.

Rob is passionate about prevention and minimal intervention dentistry. His goal is for all patients at Robert Duhig Dental Clinic to have healthy mouths, thus avoiding costly and invasive corrective treatments. As Principal Dentist, Robert is committed to continuing education. He regularly attends professional development courses to further his knowledge in dentistry.

He has been married to Sally, a keen artist, for 21 years. He shares his interest in sailing with his two grown-up sons, Tom and Edward.


Shireen Smith – Oral Health Therapist

Shireen graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from The University of Queensland. She was awarded numerous university prizes for her academic excellence, including the Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement two years in a row.

With an enthusiasm for continuing education, Shireen prides herself on educating her patients about good oral health. She especially enjoys treating children, and her gentle manner helps make visits fun and positive. Shireen likes to be known as The Sensitive Teeth Lady and has especially good solutions for patients who have difficulty getting their teeth cleaned because of sensitivity.

Outside of dentistry, Shireen enjoys swimming and regularly competes in open water races.




Rena Delly – Oral Health TherapistSandgate Dental Clinic Hygienist Rena

With degrees in Oral Health and Psychology from the University of Queensland, Rena is committed to providing high quality, gentle care, whilst maintaining a relaxed, positive attitude. She loves to have a laugh and is great at creating rapport with children and adults alike.

Whilst undertaking her degree in Hygiene and Therapy, Rena achieved the Oral Health Prize for Overall Excellence, as well as numerous commendations for high achievement [in both Oral Health and Psychology] and has published two papers in the industry.

She loves spending time with her family which mostly consists of chasing her small daughter around and around…


Joanne Towsey – Front Office Manager & Dental AssistantDental Assistant Sandgate

Jo returned to work here at Robert Duhig Dental in February 2019 after working here on a casual basis between 2005 and 2010. She has over 7 years experience in the dental industry, and also has a Bachelor of science in ecology and wildlife biology.





Rachael Sorraghan – Receptionist & Dental Assistant

Rachael has been with the practice for over 10 years, mostly in a full time capacity. She now works with us part-time since relocating to the Gold Coast. Rachael has her Certificate III in dental assisting.





Yaz-myn Stewart – Dental Assistant

Yaz has been with the practice since January 2019. She has 3 years of dental assisting experience, and prior to that worked in the pharmaceutical industry.





Lara Webster – Senior Dental Assistant & Receptionist

Lara has been with the practice for over 7 years, and has 23 years of experience in the dental industry overall. She has her Certificate III in dental assisting.





Parvin Shaikh – Saturday Receptionist & Dental Assistant

Parvin has worked at Robert Duhig Dental since 2008 after moving here from Boston USA. She has a diploma in dental assisting from the US and has been working in the industry for over 20 years.

Kelly Rubie – Dental Assistant

Kelly has been with the practice since April 2019. She has more than 10 years of experience in the dental industry including working here at Robert Duhig Dental in the late 90’s. Kelly has her Certificate III in dental assisting, and also has a Bachelor of arts in communication.