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
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’.
Dr Jack Panko
Dr Jack graduated from Cardiff University Dental School in the United Kingdom, obtaining the Andrew Gerrard memorial award for the overall highest mark in the clinical dentistry exams. In the UK, he was mentored by experienced dentists, enabling him to progress quickly and develop his skills. Jack moved to Australia in 2019 and intends to live on the sunshine coast long-term.
Jack practices all aspects of general dentistry and enjoys caring for patients of different ages. Individualised care is very important to him and Jack prides himself on being a friendly and approachable dentist.
Jack is committed to professional development and attends regular courses to remain updated with the latest dental techniques. He is dedicated to keeping his patients informed and involved in their treatment decisions.
Outside dentistry, Jack enjoys playing and watching sports, particularly football and tennis. He is also a keen skier, likes travelling and since moving to Australia has taken up surfing.
Oral Health Therapist
As a young child, I aspired to become a physio and had my heart set on rehabilitation. I have a passion for people’s health and well-being and I strongly believe in the term ‘exercise is medicine’; I’m currently working towards finishing my degree to become an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) where I will work with a variety of people using exercise as a form of treatment.
I enjoy outdoor activities and staying active. I occasionally enjoy reading a good book while cuddling with my fur babies.
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.
Front Office Manager
My passion for dentistry started as a young child as well as my fascination with the way our bodies function.
I decided to start my career in this industry at Lake View Dental in January 2016, where I have completed my traineeship as a dental assistant. Through this experience I have been equipped with more knowledge than I could have possibly imagined and worked with the most incredible, kind and caring team.
I chose to work at lake view dental because of their passion for not only dental health, but a patients’ overall health and well-being. Taking a slightly different approach, as well as general dental they work on treating and improving sleep-related conditions, breathing issues, TMJ dysfunction and many other related issues as well as incorporating orthodontics and myofunctional therapy.
All of these issues are issues that I am very interested in and experience quite a few of myself. Through the help of Dr Ian and employing a lot of what I have learnt in my life, my general health, sleep, TMJ and breathing has improved immensely. Seeing the improvements in my own health makes me a lot more driven to help achieve the same result for all of our patients.
I have learnt and become very passionate about myofunctional therapy in particular and I am now working as a myobrace trainer, retraining children’s facial habits to allow for better jaw development and growth. I also assist the clinicians with general dental procedures and orthodontics. The lovely team and wonderful patients make coming to work each day an incredibly exciting and positive experience as well as being extremely rewarding.