Orion Dental Centre first opened its doors in January 2008 with a single surgery. Since then our practice has proudly looked after the dental needs of the Greater Springfield community and surrounds and grown to add two additional rooms within the practice.
Since opening we have taken advantage of being fully computerised. We offer our patients digital intra-oral and OPG radiography which allows for faster dental x-rays, with the added benefit of a 75% reduction in patient exposure without loss of diagnostic quality.
The practice has been a Finalist in the Quest Business Achiever Awards in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, cementing its place as one of Greater Springfield's popular businesses.
In November 2013, the practice was Accredited under the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. This demonstrates our commitment to delivering a high standard of dental care, and to continually strive to improve our services to you.
Our future we be built on providing high quality, cost effective dental services for which we have become known. Our patient's choose us, not because we are the cheapest, but because we pride ourselves on our level of service, and because they feel their oral health is something they do not want us to compromise on.
That is our committment to our patient's and those in the Greater Springfield area.
After graduating from the University of Queensland in 1993, Dr Dubbeldam joined the Royal Australian Air Force. As a young dentist, this allowed him to develop a broad range of general dental skills. During his Air Force career, Dr Dubbeldam feels he was fortunate to have had the opportunity to practice around Australia and being deployed to East Timor. He left the permanent Force as Air Force's senior dentist and he remains a consultant in the Air Force Reserve.
Dr Dubbeldam is skilled in all facets of general dentistry, and particularly enjoys restorative dentistry. Dr Dubbeldam is a member of the Vardiman Dental Study Club which meets regularly to discuss current developments within the profession.
Dr Dubbeldam is available for consultation Monday - Friday.
When away from the practice, Dr Dubbeldam enjoys spending time with his wife and children, and is disappointed that Brisbane is too far from the snow for his favourite pastime, snow skiing.
Joining the practice in January 2010 was Dr Steven Fiore. Before returning to the University of Queensland to study dentistry, Dr Fiore was a registered pharmacist for several years. During his undergraduate training, Dr Fiore received academic prizes for paediatric dentistry and periodontics.
Dr Fiore has developed a relaxed manner, which is appreciated by his patients. Dr Fiore is a member of the Australian Society of Endodontology.
For the remainder of 2014, Dr Fiore will only be consulting on Monday and Saturday mornings.
We welcomed Dr Christine Cordery to our practice in July 2012. A 1993 graduate of the University of Melbourne, Dr Cordery was awarded prizes for highest grade point average and prosthodontics. She joined the Royal Australian Air Force upon graduation, having a distinguished military career, including overseas deployments culminating also as Air Force's senior dentist.
Dr Cordery’s experience is complimented by a post-graduate degree from the University of Sydney in Conscious Sedation & Pain Control and is endorsed as a practitioner in this area by the Dental Board of Australia. Dr Cordery is a member of the Australian Society of Dental Anaesthesiology.
Dr Cordery has spent time working in dental practices across Australia and the UK, where she developed an interest in family practice. Dr Cordery is taking a leave of absence in 2014 and will only be providing locum services. She is hoping to be able to provide more regular appointmens in 2015.
Dr Laura Barbagallo is our visiting specialist orthodontist. Her main practice is located at Exact Orthodontics in Indooroopilly, and she consults at our practice once a month.
Our Support Staff
Tricia is our Senior Dental Assistant, and is often the first person you will meet on your arrival to our practice. Nicky, Ruth and Belinda are our other wonderful dental assistants and complete our team. They are instrumental in the smooth operation of our clinic, keeping our dentists on time and making your dental experience a pleasant one.
Collectively, they bring more that 40 years dental assisting experience to our practice, and we know you will feel at home with their presence.