Meet our team
Dr Buntha Han BDS - Principal
Buntha graduated from Otago University, New Zealand, in 1997. He spent his post- graduate year working at Wellington Hospital, where he gained invaluable specialised experience with Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Following that he transitioned to a private practice, where he remained for nine years.
The lure of a family-friendly coastal lifestyle led to a relocation to the Sunshine Coast, and the commencement of his position with Golden Beach Dental Practice. In 2012 Buntha cemented his commitment to the practice, and joined in a partnership with Dr. Robert Muir.
Buntha practices all forms of General Dentistry, with particular interest in cosmetic dentistry and oral rehabilitation. His gentle natured approach is often recognised as a comforting presence for people who can sometimes feel a bit apprehensive about treatment.
Buntha has an enduring love for all things fishing, when he’s not fishing, he enjoys spending time with his family.
Dr Robert Muir BDSc - Principal
Rob graduated from Melbourne University in 1983. After working a few years in Victoria, Rob and his wife Robin moved to the Sunshine Coast, attracted by the coastal lifestyle. Not long after arriving, they had two beautiful daughters – who are now very grown up!
Rob started practise at Sunland (now Stockland) in Caloundra, in December 1988.
Starting from scratch and sharing space with a medical centre, the practice steadily grew in size and moved to its current location in 2000.
In 2009 Dr Buntha Han joined the practice and became a partner in 2012. As a result Golden Beach Dental is organised as you see it today.
Rob practises all aspects of general dentistry, with a particular interest in the affordable management of his mature-aged patients. Rob is very keen on preserving as many teeth as possible, along with the treatment and prevention of decay and gum problems.
On a personal note, Rob enjoys fishing and boating on our wonderful Sunshine Coast waterways. Also, he enjoys travelling with Robin and is interested in food and wine.
Dr Frances Williams
Dr Frances Williams qualified in 1996 from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in South Africa. After working in a university research position and 2 years in private practice, Fran left South Africa and went to work in the UK for 4.5 years and later in New Zealand for another 5 years.
In search of the beach lifestyle and a safe family friendly place to live, Fran and her family moved to the Sunshine Coast. Fran worked at Golden Beach between 2008-2012 and left to work closer to home further north. Fran worked in a few other private practices, as well as for Queensland Health but returned to her favourite work place, Golden Beach, in early 2020.
Fran loves practicing general family dentistry, caring for the very young and very old and everyone in between. Fran is a thorough dentist who enjoys interacting with her patients and has an eye for detail. She will always explain and discuss problems and solutions allowing her patients to weigh up options to help them make the best decisions for their oral healthcare. Fran keeps up with current practice and continuing professional development and is involved in local Sunshine Coast study club.
When Fran is not at work, she is attempting to improve her surfing skills, SUP, open water swimming, running and many other outdoor pursuits. She loves spending time with her family, camping and exploring Aus and the world at large, sampling the different foods and wines these areas have to offer. Lately she has also started to dabble in doing a bit of pottery and gardening on the weekends. So, if anyone has any surfing or pottery tips, she be pleased to hear them when she sees you for your next dental check-up.
Lise Slack - Hygienist
Our dental hygienist Lise Slack is a trained member of the dental team who works together with your dentist in preventing gum diseases and dental decay.
Lise joined Golden Beach Dental in 2009 and has worked extensively in private specialist practices. She graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa in 1982 and has had specific training and exposure to an extensive range of periodontal conditions and treatment modalities.
Lise’s dad was a professor in dentistry and this is where her love of teeth comes from. She has invented two specialist oral care products which are available in Australia and several international countries. Lise has also lectured at international dental conferences on the maintenance of dental implants and how to help patients care for their teeth once they have contracted periodontitis.
Both adults and children can benefit from having an appointment with a dental hygienist as they are taught how dental diseases occur and how it can be prevented or managed.
Lise is married to Sam and they have two daughters. They value their family time and love adventurous outdoor sports.
Team of Nurses
Our friendly team ranges in experience from Practice Manager to trainee dental assistant. They have many years of experience between them, covering all aspects of general dentistry. Our staff are committed to the practice and undertake continual training both personally and professionally. The majority of our staff have reached the 10 years continual service, and remaining staff are working towards that milestone also. All our staff are local and have chosen to live on the Sunny Coast due to it’s relaxed outdoor lifestyle.
Come and meet our friendly team at Golden Beach Dental.