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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.

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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.

Dr Matthew Speed

I have always been fascinated with pulling things apart and rebuilding them. Ever since I was a small child I have enjoyed fixing toys and machines and putting them back together, so it is not surprising that my chosen profession is one in which I can continue that same passion. I studied Dentistry at Sydney University, graduating in 1991 with First-class honours. I am a highly skilled, leading-edge dentist in the fields of restorative and preventative dentistry. I have been a full-time, private practice, general family dentist for 29 years.

For the vast majority of my career (1999 – 2021) I have owned a boutique dental practice in Hawthorn and Glen Iris (Melbourne). This thriving and successful practice is founded upon beautiful, world-class dentistry provided in a five-star service, family friendly environment. In my first 6 years (1992 to 1998) I worked under the mentorship and umbrella of the Westmead University Hospital, then Lindfield (Sydney) and Blackburn (Melbourne) private practices. In the 31 years since graduating, I have continued to study, read and learn practical craft from some of the true Masters of the profession. With my open mind I can interweave many of the expert’s ideas and treat my patients with the best, well-researched and proven beautiful dentistry.

I believe that dental care is an integral component of an individual’s health and wellbeing and tailor all dentistry accordingly. I seek to be proactive in establishing a healthy, functionally strong dentition. Whilst primarily being a general family dentist, I have a special interest in smile restoration and bite remodelling. Using a wide range of restorative procedures, including crowns and veneers, I create natural, alluring smiles. I obtain great satisfaction and pleasure in creating beautiful, artistic restorations of teeth, thus enabling you to confidently eat, smile and laugh again. I carefully explain to patients the problems they have with their teeth (with the use of beautiful DSLR photographs), the risks of these problems and the options to fix them.

The treatment options that I provide are quite wide ranging and include tooth coloured bonded resin restorations, porcelain restorations including veneers and crowns, implant crowns, root canal therapy, bite analysis and reconstruction, selective tooth whitening, smile analysis, children’s dentistry and general maintenance. You will find me to be honest and straightforward. I care about my patients general and dental health and treat them as I would a friend, which is perhaps why the majority of my clientele come from direct referrals. I recently moved with my family to the Sunshine Coast from Melbourne and am looking forward to working with Dr Chris Burton, Leigh, Jordan and the Noosa and interstate patients.

Outside of work I am a happily married father of three, avid cyclist, surfer and keen photographer.

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.

Jordan – Dental Nurse

Jordan was born in Victoria and moved to Noosa with her parents and siblings when she was in Year 10. After a brief stint on the Gold Coast, she managed to move back to the Noosa right before the pandemic. She started working at Chris Burton Dental late in 2020 and has enjoyed every moment since! In her spare time, Jordan enjoys going to the beach, working out in the gym and spending time with her friends, family and dog