Dr David Stuhmcke

In 2023 David commenced post graduate training in Orthodontics at Sydney University for 2 years full time study.  Please contact our reception team for advice on which other practitioner may be best suited to your needs.

When a patient comes to see me, my goal is to make sure their concerns are listened to and that they feel that they are in a safe, comfortable environment. For a lot of people coming to the dentist is a scary thing, and I want to try and alleviate that anxiety so that we can work out a plan that leaves the patient feeling like they are the very best version of themselves.

David Graduated with a Bachelor of Science from UQ in 2010 and studied dentistry at the University of Sydney graduating in 2015. Before moving back to Sunshine State and joining our team David worked for NSW Health at Westmead Hospital, where he treated a wide range of patients from young children to the more elderly. He also has experience treating patients with special needs, medically compromised patients and extremely anxious patients.

David understands that for many people coming to the dentist can be an unpleasant experience, so he endeavours to make every patient visit as comfortable as possible. David has seen first-hand what delaying treatment, often simply due to a patient’s anxiety, can mean. A delay in treatment will often impact on long term prognosis of that tooth, and lead to a more time consuming and expensive treatment, more pain and discomfort for that patient. Given this David has completed extra training in Nitrous Oxide sedation and is qualified to use that when needed or requested for any patient, particularly those who are a little bit anxious.
David enjoys all aspects of dentistry and tries to take a preventative approach where possible. He strongly believes in educating his patients about the importance of home care maintenance, as whatever he does in the dental chair needs to be complimented at home with twice day brushing and regular flossing. David believes that communication is imperative to the responsibilities of a dentist and always aims to clearly and adequately explain things to his patients in a manner than is easy to understand. David also has a particular interest in endodontics (root canals), as he like the methodical and often challenging nature of them.

When David is not at work he enjoys cooking, reading, running and spending time at the beach.