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Bupa Dental Paddington is your one-stop dental clinic. Our team has experience in a wide range of general and cosmetic dental treatments, so we can recommend the most suitable treatments to help you and your family maintain good oral health. If you feel nervous about visiting the dentist, we also offer dental sedation to help you relax.

We've been working in our community for 30 years, and we treat our patients like family. When you visit us for the first time, we'll give you a warm welcome and answer any questions you have. We'll ask you to complete a new patient form so you can tell us about your dental or medical history, any medications you're taking and anything else your dentist should know.

Your full oral health assessment may include x-rays and digital images of your mouth, which help us to get the full picture of your oral health. After your examination, we'll clean and polish your teeth to remove plaque and apply fluoride to help strengthen your teeth against bacteria and decay.

If we think you could benefit from a dental treatment to correct or prevent an oral health problem, or if you want a cosmetic treatment such as laser teeth whitening, we'll discuss all the options with you so you can make an informed choice. We'll then develop your personalised treatment plan.

If it's been over six months since your last check-up or you've had a dental emergency, get in touch with Bupa Dental Paddington today. We're open from Monday to Friday, with free on-site parking.

Open Saturday by appointment only.  

Public transport

Bus stop 1 Minute walk away - Stop 9 servicing buses 475 or 476

Milton Train Station is 13 min walk away. 


Free parking available on site via 24 Agars St.

Entrance to building also located at 24 Agars St.

166 Baroona Road (Entry via 24 Agars St), Paddington, QLD 4064,

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Dr David Cox

Dr David Cox

In 1982, long before he became our lead dentist, Dr David Cox earned his Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Queensland. Since then, Dr Cox has worked internationally, owned and managed his own practice for decades, and garnered a renowned reputation in the dental field.

Dr Cox also developed a few special interests along the way, and they all have a common theme: the use of technology to make patients more comfortable and improve their outcomes. This includes laser dentistry and 3D scanners, topics on which Dr Cox has lectured internationally. He is the founding president of the Australian Association for Laser Dentistry (AALD) and has tutored other clinicians in sedation dentistry and the use of nitrous gas.

He is passionate about the power of technology to help make patients’ dental experiences more and more comfortable, improving the odds that people actually seek out the treatment and preventive care that are so important to maintaining oral health.

In addition to founding the AALD, Dr Cox is a member of the European Society of Laser Application, the Australian Dental Association, and the Australian Society of Dental Anaesthesiology.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Cox enjoys bike riding, surfing, and travel (“Especially travel,” Dr Cox has emphasised).

Dr Andrew Cole

Dr Andrew Cole

Dr Andrew Cole was always interested in working in the health industry. For a man who likes a challenge, dentistry offered a complex, evolving field that gave him opportunities to help people and change perceptions of what it means to “go to the dentist.” He began his journey into dentistry by earning his Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Queensland in 1982.

Dr Cole says he enjoys the flexibility of practising general dentistry, noting the wide range of treatment options available for helping patients. But his absolute favourite part of dentistry is probably the people he gets to meet and the relationships he builds with them while delivering important care. Dr Cole feels strongly about helping people keep all of their teeth for life and is passionate about educating his patients and making their visits as comfortable as possible.

Dr Cole is a member of the Australian Dental Association.

Aside from dentistry, Dr Cole has a keen interest in Rugby Union, explaining that “it has always been a big part” of his life. He is a former international referee and now spends time helping others achieve their potential as referee coaches for Rugby Australia.

Dr Matthew Pulvirenti

Dr Matthew Pulvirenti

For Dr Matthew Pulvirenti, dentistry isn’t just a career, it’s a family tradition. His father, a fellow dentist, inspired him from an early age; Dr Pulvirenti says it was his goal to make into dental school as early as 14 years old. “[My father] has been a wonderful role model and mentor throughout my career and life,” he explains.

After earning his Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Queensland in 1996, Dr Pulvirenti has gone on to build a wealth of experience in orthodontics (including fixed braces and aligners), single-visit crowns, and general dentistry. He is a member of the Australian Dental Association, is registered with AHPRA, and is a president and member of the Dental Study Club of Brisbane.

Dr Pulvirenti says helping people achieve their dental outcomes is his favourite part of working in dentistry. “Whether it’s a small filling, finishing braces, or a full-mouth cosmetics case, my favourite thing is helping patients get to the end and achieve a quality outcome with them.”

Outside of the clinic, Dr Pulvirenti can be found cycling, golfing, socialising with friends, and watching his children dance and play sport on the weekends.

Dr Jon Stephens

Dr Jon Stephens

An experienced and meticulous dentist, Dr Jon Stephens earned his Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Queensland in 1982.

Since then, he has accumulated a wide variety of experience as a general dentist. While he enjoys all aspects of dentistry, he has a special interest in oral appliances and dentistry’s role in diagnosing and treating issues like snoring and sleep apnoea.

Dr Stephens cites the ability to help people stay healthy as his favourite part of working in the industry and stresses the importance of patients staying active and informed. “The time spent on thorough oral hygiene at home can be a huge investment in the future,” he says.

Dr Stephens is a member of the Australian Dental Association.

When he’s not working, Dr Stephens enjoys golfing and spending time with loved ones.

Dr Sophia Frankcombe

Dr Sophia Frankcombe

Dr Sophia Frankcombe graduated from Griffith University after completing a Bachelor of Oral Health (Dental Science) and a Graduate Diploma of Dentistry on the Gold Coast, where she won numerous awards for academic excellence.

Dr Frankcombe is a caring and compassionate clinician. She understands not everyone enjoys visiting the dentist and strives to make every visit as relaxing as possible. Dr Frankcombe believes in patient education and helping people understand how to reduce their risk of developing dental problems like gum disease and tooth decay.

Continued learning is important to Dr Frankcombe. She regularly attends courses and seminars to keep up-to-date with the latest research and technology.

In her spare time, she enjoys CrossFit, gardening, reading and travelling.


Tung Tran

Tung Tran

Tung Tran is an experienced dental prosthetist (a practitioner who works with dentures, mouthguards, and other prosthetics). After earning his qualifications from the Southbank Institute of Technology in 2006, Tung began building a reputation as a caring and detail-oriented professional.

Tung is particularly interested in removable dentures, implant dentures*, and flexible partial dentures. Citing “patient satisfaction” as his ultimate goal at work, Tung works diligently to recommend and provide high-quality prosthetic solutions that make sense for his patients’ individual needs and goals. He is a member of the Australian Dental Prosthetist Association. Outside of work,

Tung enjoys going for drives and spending time with family and friends.

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Oral Health Therapist

JulieAnn Gleeson

JulieAnn Gleeson

JulieAnn Gleeson is a long-time dental professional, known among coworkers and patients alike for her caring and upbeat personality. After two decades of working in the dental industry in a variety of roles, JulieAnn decided to pursue a new role with a more clinical focus; she kicked off her career as an oral health therapist by earning her qualifications (with distinction) from Central Queensland University.

JulieAnn focuses on preventive dental care and patient education. She is passionate about building long-term relationships with her patients and empowering them to take an active role in their own dental health. She is a member of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association, the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia, and the Golden Key International Honour Society.

With a passion for travel, JulieAnn loves to explore different countries and cultures. She’s also a fan of bushwalking, kayaking, boating and a good movie.

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07 3368 2812

Opening hours

monday 08:00 – 18:00
tuesday 08:00 – 19:00
wednesday 08:00 – 17:00
thursday 08:00 – 18:00
friday 08:00 – 16:00
saturday By appt. only
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166 Baroona Road (Entry via 24 Agars St), Paddington, QLD 4064,
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