About Us

At McCullough Dental Centre we genuinely look after and care for our patients and their families…

Our friendly and compassionate dentists take pride in their work. We are a group of individuals who have genuine concern for your well being and are proud of the fact many new patients are referred to us for this reason. We are completely dedicated to providing you with clinical excellence with a compassionate and ethical approach. You will leave the McCullough Dental Centre with a smile on your face.

We take pride in our work and helping those who seek our treatment…

Our dentists take pride in their work and over time we have now grown from a two man practice to a four dentist practice all thanks to our patients.

For over 35 years we have been building long term relationships with our patients…

At McCullough Dental Centre we have been genuinely looking after and caring for our patients because we are so passionate about helping people maintain their teeth for life. Everyone on our team is passionate about dentistry and dedicated to ensuring that we offer and uphold the best services and care in the Sunnybank area. We strive to provide ethical treatments and take pride in our ability to provide people with satisfying results. Over time our practice has grown from word of mouth and we thank everyone who has spread the word about our practice.

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Our dedicated dentists:

Dr Burhaan Kassim BDSc MClinDent (Implant Dentistry)

Burhaan Kassim

Dr Burhaan Kassim completed a Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc) degree at the University of Queensland in 1998, and upon graduating travelled north to look after the dental health of residents in the Bundaberg region. Dr Kassim then relocated to England for several years to further his clinical experience.

On returning to Australia, Dr Kassim held various locum posts in Toowoomba, Tugun and Alexandra Hills before joining the McCullough Dental Centre where he has been a partner since 2004. In 2010 he commenced his Masters of Clinical Dentistry in Implant Dentistry and is one of the first in Australia to have graduated with Masters level qualifications specific to implant dentistry. He has subsequently developed a dedicated implant treatment facility within the McCullough Dental Centre to apply his specialised skills.

Dr Kassim is renowned amongst his peers for his passion and enthusiasm for dentistry…

To further his understanding and to keep up-to date with the latest in dentistry, Dr Kassim attends numerous continuing education courses in emerging technologies and advances in dentistry. Ultimately Dr Kassim’s main goal is to look after the health of his patients by delivering a high standard of care in a comfortable way. His patients’ best interests are always his first and foremost priority and this is reflected in the many positive comments that he receives.

Outside McCullough Dental Centre…

Dr Kassim likes to spend most of his free time with his young family. He also enjoys being physically active and enjoying the sunny outdoors.

Dr Nina Tran B.D.Sc.

Nina Tran

Dr Nina Tran was employed as a school dental therapist for many years in Adelaide where she gained invaluable experience in the field of pediatric dentistry and looking after the dental health of adolescents. In 1999 Dr Tran began university training in a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and graduated in 2003. While at university she was renowned for her academic excellence, having received the prestigious Sir Joseth Verco Memorial Prize for high achievement in general dental practice and the ANZ Society of Paediatric Dentistry Prize.

Dr Tran is renowned amongst her peers for her enthusiasm and knowledge in modern dental materials and dental restorative techniques…

Dr Tran commenced dental practice working for various public sector and private practices gaining experience before joining the McCullough Dental Centre in 2009. To further her education and expertise Dr Tran regularly attends educational events. She enjoys treating people of all ages, aiming to make their dental experiences as comfortable as possible. Her goal is to deliver high quality dentistry using a gentle, preventive and conservative approach.

Outside McCullough Dental Centre…

In her spare time Dr Tran enjoys spending time with her family and attends Pilates and yoga classes.

Dr Michael Purcell B.D.Sc. (Hons)

Michael Purcell

Michael graduated in Dentistry in 1982 from the University of Queensland after having his early education in Toowoomba. He was offered a scholarship with Queensland Health at the end of his first year of study and after graduating was posted with the School Dental Service to Emerald (Central Queensland) in 1983.

He was then posted in 1984 to Tully in NQ as Dentist-in-Charge of the hospital clinic there and stayed for three and a half years. During this time he explored the possibility of more study overseas and was granted a position to study for a Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons in London. He and his wife left for London in 1987 and returned in 1989 after spending a good deal of time travelling. At this time he was offered a job with the McCullough Dental Centre and three years later joined as a partner in the Practice.

Michael has an interest in all forms of general dental practice and his 25 years at the McCullough Dental Centre has provided a good position in which to pursue this. He has a special interest in Endodontic treatment, crown and bridgework and the restoration of worn and aesthetically compromised teeth.

Outside of Dentistry he and his wife have three children and live locally. He is a very keen sportsman with special interests in Rugby and Cricket. He is also an avid walker having recently walked the Kokoda Track in 2013.

Dr Russell M. Kiemann B.D.Sc.

Russell Kiemann

Dr Russell M. Kiemann studied a Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Queensland. After his graduation in 1981, Dr Kiemann worked for 12 months in a private dental practice in Biloela in rural Queensland. In 1983, Dr Kiemann joined the practice in Sunnybank Plaza before its relocation to the McCullough Dental Centre in 1989.

Dr Kiemann has strong fundamentals for quality patient care and consideration…

Dr Kiemann takes a conservative approach to all dental treatments, ensuring you receive optimum dental care to maintain your teeth for life. He believes you treat your patients the way you would like to be treated yourself.

Outside McCullough Dental Centre…

While Dr Kiemann is not at the McCullough Dental Centre he enjoys being with his family and looks forward to their beach retreats.

Dr Manian Muthaiya BDS

Manian Muthaiya

Dr Manian Muthaiya completed a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree in 1998 and then specialized in the field of Prosthodontics in 2002 from the well renowned Government Dental College in Chennai, India. Dr Muthaiya later worked in a University environment serving both academic and clinical roles. He particularly enjoyed mentoring and training new dental graduates. Simultaneous to his academic role, he built his dental surgery and ran it successfully for 8 years.

In 2011, Dr Muthaiya commenced his Australian dental practice in Gladstone, Queensland and then worked in Berri, South Australia. During this time Dr Muthaiya had a wish to buy his own surgery and bought a surgery in Ayr, Queensland in 2012. Dr Muthaiya was well received and respected for his skills and attitude. He ran the Brice Dental surgery successfully for 5 years and had a flourishing career in North Queensland. In 2017 Dr Muthaiya relocated to Brisbane for his son’s education and has been working in the southern suburbs ever since.

Dr Muthaiya is a member of Australian Dental Association and attends continuing professional development courses regularly to keep in touch with the latest technology and his aim is to provide a friendly and personalized service to all his patients. Dr Muthaiya has a special interest in dentures, crown and bridge work, full mouth rehabilitation and the endodontics

Outside Mccullough Dental Centre…

Dr Muthaiya is married and blessed with one son. He is a movie buff and a sports enthusiast. He plays badminton weekly in the local club and follows cricket and tennis regularly.

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