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

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

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.
Adrienne Bridges

Adrienne Bridges

Dental Assistant

As a hairdresser for 16 years and owning my own salon, I have always been passionate about chatting with people and getting to know them more. It was during one of these conversations with a client, that led me to do some volunteer work at their dental practice and this is where my love for the dental industry began.
I was trained on the job as a DA in 2016 and I am now currently completing my Cert 3 & 4 in dental assisting, specialising in oral health.
In 2017 I moved from NSW to the Sunshine Coast, with my husband and 3 kids. I have a love for drinking French wine and love spending time with my kids outdoors at the beach.
Isuné Odendaal

Isuné Odendaal

Administration/Dental Assistant

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.

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.

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.
Mikayla Ash

Mikayla Ash

Clinical Coordinator

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.