About Southport Park Family Dental

Southport Park Family Dental was founded by Dr Carlos and his wife Shannon. We are a unique family owned and operated dental practice servicing the local Gold Coast community. With over 10 years’ experience together in the healthcare industry, we have taken the time to understand what patients and their families want and how we can best deliver this service to you.

We understand that choosing the right dentist for you and your family is an important one and we would love the opportunity to show you why we are a great choice for you.

Every person is unique and so are your dental and oral healthcare needs. We recognise this and strongly believe in providing dental care services tailored to you and explained in terms easily understood, so you can make the most informed choices for you or your family.

We have carefully created an environment that can be accessed by everyone, from little ones to older adults. Equipped with the latest technology, we aim to provide all your dental needs in one convenient location. With experience in a range of dental services, you can be assured that we aim to provide the highest quality dental care to you and your family. Our warm and friendly team aim to make your visit comfortable and cannot wait to welcome you to our practice!

Our core values guide us in what we do, with every patient, every day.

• Striving for Excellence • Caring and Kindness • Honesty and Transparency


Dr Carlos Cabrera grew up in Ipswich and completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours at the University of Queensland. He then went on to complete his Dentistry Degree at Griffith University with Academic Excellence right here on the sunny Gold Coast. This is where his love for the Gold Coast began! Since then, Dr Carlos continues to actively pursue opportunities to expand on his knowledge and skills.

Dr Carlos is interested in all aspects of dentistry and aims to ensure that all your concerns are addressed during your visit. He likes to make patients feel comfortable and at ease with his gentle nature and sense of humour. Dr Carlos strives to change people’s perspective of how we all think of dentistry and endeavours to make sure every patient leaves with a smile.

Dr Carlos himself has had his own dental experiences which led him to pursue Dentistry as a Career. At the age of 12, he tripped and knocked his two front teeth which led him to have Root Canal treatment and Crowns to repair his front teeth. At the age of 18, he was required to have his wisdom teeth removed under Local Anaesthetic and then had Invisalign treatment to straighten his teeth. Having experienced all these dental procedures himself, he knows how it feels to be a patient and can empathise with his patients to ensure that each dental experience is a pleasant one.

Dr Pooja
DR POOJA RAMNANAN BOHDSc Master of Dentistry

Dr Pooja was born in South Africa and moved to Australia when she was 6 years old. She grew up in Toowoomba before moving to the Gold Coast and graduating from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and Master of Dentistry. After graduating, Dr Pooja moved back home to work in Toowoomba for a few years, but after realising that her heart remained in Gold Coast, she has decided to move back!

Dr Pooja’s keen passion for Dentistry stemmed when she was in school and knowing that she wanted to do something hands-on and also to work with people. Her particular interests in the dental field include preventative, restorative and oral surgery.

Alongside having a caring and gentle chair-side manner, Dr Pooja always endeavours to help patient feel at ease in the dental chair and to ensure that every patient has a positive experience.

Outside of work, Dr Pooja loves to play table tennis, badminton, walking her 2 golden retrievers and explore new restaurants and cafes.

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Veterans Vouchers

We accept all eligible DVA card holders for dental treatment. You can check your eligibility by calling DVA on 1800 555 254 or by contacting our dental practice on 07 5655 7688.