Michelle, Dr Abhi and Ericka welcome you to Cooloola Cove Smiles
By Elise Ja’nette Henderson
A lot of people find a visit to the dentist is a scary thing, but you’ll find our newest local has something special to offer at Cooloola Cove Smiles.
Dr Abhinav Sharma (his team call him Dr Abhi), is a professional who prides himself on personalised client care, and he greets you with a smile.
His wife, Meg, and their two year old daughter, Alisha, have just moved from Yamba where he worked in a private dental practice for five years.
It was in this New South Wales town that he learnt to fish. A hobby that he has the perfect environment to polish up on in Tin Can Bay.
So what has led him to our shore? Abhi says he doesn’t need the big city to make his family happy.
He has only been in Tin Can Bay a short time, but knows this is where he and his family plan to remain for many years to come. Their only wish is, “To make friends and to become a part of the community.”
That, and to find a cricket team! Watching cricket and tennis are his favorite pastimes, but he likes to play cricket too.
Besides managing a busy toddler and working part-time in the clinic, Meg has an artistic bent and enjoys fashion design.
As well as the new husband and wife team, you will still see the usual suspects at the clinic. Michelle has been there since she was sixteen and Ericka, who is fully certified dental assistant.
Dr Abhi has made some changes with the business. He says, “Upfront costs can be very expensive for struggling families, so we have reduced prices and are now bulk billing all eligible children through the Child Dental Benefit Schedule”.
Cooloola Cove Smiles at Dolphin Shopping Centre, Tin Can Bay are now open five days a week, with extended hours on a Thursday. Don’t be afraid, give the team a call and get those teeth checked.