MEET THE TEAM
Dr Chris Burton BDSc. (Qld)
Chris was born in country Qld at Stanthorpe. His dad was the local barber. He completed high school and University in Brisbane – graduating in Dentistry from UQ in 1986.
His first job was in private practise in Bowen where he worked in a very busy practise for nearly 7 years. His first two children – Jessica and Mitchell were born there. In 1993 the move to Noosa was made and Chris went into practise at Noosa Junction Dental. Cameron his third child was born in 1996. The children all went to St Thomas More and have since moved on to their own careers. Last year he and Jo celebrated 30 years of marriage.
The Dental Practise at Noosa Junction was sold to a corporate and then in 2016 Chris decided to have a break from Dentistry. He owns a great local restaurant – Embassy XO and the two XO wine cellars at Sunshine Beach and Noosa employing twenty plus locals.
He has a real passion for food and wine, is the ex- president and life member of Noosa Rugby Union Club, on the committee of the Sunshine Beach Association, a member of Tourism Noosa, Noosa and Peregian Springs Golf Clubs and Sunshine Beach Surf Club. He has been a member of the Australian Dental Association since he graduated and attends the ADA congress whenever possible as well as regularly travelling overseas and intestate to attend Dental meetings. Through the businesses he has supported many local schools, charities and sporting clubs.
Chris Burton Dental opened in a new office at Noosa Junction opposite his original practise in July 2019. Chris looks forward to establishing a thriving business again and has teamed up with Leigh, his Dental Nurse of twenty-five years and Sara working on front desk who brings with her fifteen years of Dental Nursing / Reception experience. The team look forward to meeting and helping all previous and new patients.
Chris has special interests in Preventative Dentistry, Gum treatments, Extractions and Root canal treatments and can often complete these procedures in house.
He is certified in laser dentistry and Invisalign.
Leigh – Dental Nurse
Leigh was born in Melbourne and moved to Noosa with her parents where she attended Noosa District State School from Grade 8. Leigh was interested in Dental Nursing before leaving school and began working at Noosa Junction Dental the day it opened in 1981. During that time, she helped to train many dental assistants and attended to relevant duties to help in the running of the practice, assisted the Dentists including working with Dr Chris Burton for 25 years.
Leigh started a new chapter working at Chris Burton Dental when it opened in July this year and is enjoying expanding her knowledge with administrative duties and enjoys the prospect of seeing new and previous patients. Leigh and her partner of 30 years, Sean, live close to her family and extended family and spending time and watching them grow up is very special to her.
Sara – Receptionist
Sara previously a dental nurse, returned to work as a dental receptionist in 2009 after relocating from England and raising a young family in Sydney for 12 years and here on the coast since 1999.
Sara joined Chris and Leigh in starting up Chris Burton Dental in July this year and is focused on courteous communication with all our patients and on effective office administration.
Sara enjoys spending time with her family, her 5 children and now 3 grandchildren and her 2 cavoodle’s when she can and enjoys the lifestyle the coast offers especially the cafe society!