Who are we?

Our team came up with a few core things about us. Chermside Dental Care is a private dental practice. Established in 1957 by Dr. Stan Walsh, it was passed on to Dr. Stephen McGaughran in 1989 and then to Dr. Manfred Lagemann in 2013. Its grown over time into a large group practice of like-minded dentists, therapists, dental assistants and receptionists. The team believes in working together to give a great patient experience every time while achieving excellent clinical outcomes for our loyal patients. Without patients, we would not be where we are today, and we are very thankful and appreciative of the trust placed in us by our patients. Some of our patients have now been visiting the clinic for over 60 years and have grown from children to retirees with grandchildren and great-grandchildren of their own.

The team: about us

Our team of 15+ dentists and specialists have on average over 10 years experience each. All of us are Australian trained and registered (Dental Board) and we work closely together to provide the best dental care we can. Our dental care can best be described as conservative, evidence-based, gentle and lasting. We treat you like we would want to be treated ourselves.

Our health fund partners and Medicare

Medicare supports veterans through the DVA scheme and we provide all DVA treatment gap-free as a thanks to those who have served. Medicare also supports children aged 2-17 through the Child Scheme, and we provide all dental treatment with no out of pocket for eligible children.

As we are a reputable, long-standing dental clinic, we are top preferred providers for Bupa, Medibank, HCF, NIB, CBHS, Westfund, Smile.com.au and more. This means that you are often not of pocket for your regular dental appointments. For more details, please visit our dedicated pages for each of these health funds.

Our work

We take pride in delivering excellent outcomes for our patients. Please check out a snippet of our recent work in our smile gallery. To help us achieve excellent results we regularly attend continuing professional development courses externally and internally. We also have all of the latest technology such as 3D CT x-rays, 3D camera scanners, microscopes and more.

In summary, our team works hard behind the scenes to deliver cutting-edge dental treatment based on evidence-based, ethical, conservative principles. We thank you for the trust you place in us to look after your family’s oral health.