Our Dental Team Kawana, Sunshine Coast

At Lake View Dental in Kawana our highly experienced and passionate team are ready to help with any of your dental concerns or queries.

Dr Ian Odendaal

Dr Ian Odendaal

Principal Dentist

Ian graduated from the University of Pretoria in South Africa attaining his Bachelor in Dental Surgery in 1996. Before moving to Australia, Ian had worked in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Ian and his wife Sunet have 4 children (2 girls and 2 boys), and also have 2 dogs and 2 birds – a busy household! They enjoy spending family time together walking on the beach or kayaking. Ian also enjoys a glass of good red wine and at times likes to experiment making his own beer.

Ian worked for a Charity servicing regional Queensland and found giving back to the community very rewarding.

Ian has a strong interest in quality dentistry and has extensive experience and knowledge in all areas of General Dentistry.

He attained a Master’s Degree at the University of Warwick in the UK and is committed to further professional development. Ian has special interests in surgical dentistry as well as orthopaedic jaw development.

Ian believes that healthy proper breathing through the nose has an impact on our general health and wellbeing. Here at Lake View Dental, we believe in ‘eat well, live well, breath well’.

Jodie Bunn

Jodie Bunn

Oral Health Therapist & Myofunctional Therapist

I have worked in the dental industry since 2007 in the capacity as a dental assistant and receptionist. In 2013 I graduated with a Degree in Oral Health Therapy from Curtin University. I have experience working in both public and private dental practices. I am very passionate about the links between oral health and general overall health. I believe that the mouth and body are integral to each other. Maintaining good oral health is essential to general health and wellbeing throughout life.

My husband and I have two young children and a fur baby Carlos – a stubborn French Bulldog. As you can imagine we are kept very busy at home. We enjoy being active, going to the beach and being outdoors.

I have always been a keen learner and will jump at any opportunity to improve my knowledge and skills. Continuing my education is very important to me and hold a  special interest in Myofunctional Therapy.

Yvette Stephenson

Yvette Stephenson

Clinical Coordinator

I have been dental nursing since 1989, from a busy practice in Sydney’s West chairside and practice management. I have been working on the Sunshine Coast since 2009 as a senior Clinical Coordinator to Head Nurse.

I pride myself on excellent communication skills with a nurturing and calm side and am very passionate at what I do.

I actively take part in continuing my education in all aspects of dentistry including jaw growth development.

My husband and I have 2 adult sons. I enjoy cooking, fishing, animals, gardening and having a good laugh.

Tayla McPherson

Tayla McPherson

Dental Assistant

Originally from New Zealand I moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2019.
Most of my work experience has been in the horticulture industry but I’ve always been interested and passionate about health and wellbeing.

When I decided to work in the dentistry field, it was really important to me to find the right team environment.

One that is friendly, fun and has passion for the care of their patients, I’ve definitely found that here.
I love spending my free time outdoors – at the beach or climbing mountains around the Sunshine Coast. I also enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, having fun and eating good food.

Sarah Kostiainen

Sarah Kostiainen

Front Office Manager

Always the adventurous type, I left my home in New Zealand at the age of 19 to come and explore the land of OZ. I loved it so much that I stayed to continue my education, and in 2002 I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Communication.

I have worked in various roles throughout the years using my skills in leadership, working with people, graphic design, video and photography.

I also have a passion for all things health & wellness and in 2014-2015 completed my certification in Pilates instruction with Polestar Pilates.

My husband and I moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2016 from Brisbane and we just love it!

My interests include anything in the outdoors whether it’s camping, skiing the world with friends or taking our 2 Border Collies to the beach.

Isuné Odendaal

Isuné Odendaal

Exercise Physiologist & Myofunctional Therapist

Originally from South Africa – I have been living on the coast since 2016 and love it! I love the laid-back lifestyle. I find joy in going to the beach and finding new hiking trails.

My passion within health and wellness has been an essential part of my journey. In 2017, I completed my training as a Dental Assistant while pursuing my education at the University of the Sunshine Coast. I achieved my degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2020. Furthering my expertise, I complete my postgraduate learning, acquiring a certificate in Exercise Medicine with a specialisation in oncology. With holistic well-being in mind, I truly believe that “Exercise is Medicine”

Molly Bailey

Molly Bailey


I am currently studying nursing and midwifery at the University of Sunshine Coast. I have always had a passion for women’s health. I recently moved up from Canberra in June after living there my whole life.
I decided I needed a change of scenery and more sunshine in my life so I moved to the sunshine coast with my family. Mum and I live with our beautiful dog Koba. My interests include exercise, animals and going to the beach.