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Mon-Sat: 8:00AM-5PM

Saturday: By Appointment Only
Sunday: Closed


Our Team

Chantelle Smith

Owner and Manager

Chantelle Smith, Owner and Manager of Gentle Dental Hervey Bay, is a local of Hervey Bay since 1989. Chantelle grew up in Hervey Bay, before studying, living and working in various locations across Australia before returning home to Hervey Bay. Chantelle has a Bachelor of Human Services and Master of Social Work and is continuing to work in this field within the Hervey Bay community. Chantelle and her husband, Josh (joint Owner and Principal Dentist of Gentle Dental Hervey Bay) met in 2010 and now have 2 beautiful daughters together.

Chantelle is committed to supporting the delivery of reliable, comfortable and quality services of Dentistry to the Hervey Bay community as she believes everybody should enjoy great oral health and have access to high standards of care.

Dr. Joshua Smith

Owner and Principal Dentist

Dr. Joshua Smith, Owner and Principal Dentist of Gentle Dental Hervey Bay, is a local of Hervey Bay being born and raised in the area and having lived locally since 1986. Dr. Smith studied at Griffith University on the Gold Coast and has obtained multiple degrees in Medical Science, Medical Research and a Master’s degree in Dentistry.

Dr. Smith maintains the highest standards in Dentistry by using the best and latest techniques and bringing his patients the most up to date technology. His commitment to excellence starts from the moment he meets his patient, listens to the patient’s concerns, and comes up with the best and most long-lasting solution. His secret to success is treating his patients the way he would like to be treated, just like friends and family.

Dr. John Yun


Dr. John Yun completed his Bachelor of Dental Health Science and Master of Dentistry at Griffith University in Gold Coast. Dr. John is deeply committed to providing his patients with the highest quality of care and prioritising patient well-being.

After completion of his qualifications in Gold Coast, Dr. John went on to work in rural NSW to serve the remote community as there was a lack of dental services in the area. He has since expanded his scope of practice and has committed himself to continual training and development. After working in NSW, Dr. John decided to return to QLD to settle down and serve the community of Hervey Bay

Olivia Nguyen

Oral Health Therapist

Olivia is an Oral Health Therapist (Adult Scope) with extensive experience in the dental field. Originally from Sydney, Olivia graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Sydney and has since relocated to Hervey Bay. Olivia loves working with patients of all ages and has a special interest in Aged Care and Paediatric dentistry. She strives to motivate and educate patients on personalised home oral hygiene practices. With dedication in providing excellent care to all patients, Olivia is passionate about pain-free dentistry and making a positive impact on her patient’s overall health through the prevention of dental disease.

Olivia has a love for contributing to dental care for individuals who cannot easily access regular dental and medical treatments, and has spent time in Papua New Guinea volunteering on a medical ship. By visiting remote and rural communities, she was able to provide patients access to dental treatment on the ship or in the village with a backpack dental chair.

In her spare time, Olivia loves rock climbing, swimming, cycling and sewing.

We offer a range of payment plan options to our patients

"Did you know that it is possible to apply for the Early Release of your Superannuation to pay for certain dental surgeries for you or eligible family members?"


Gentle Dental is now taking online bookings!