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Dr Alex Bornsztejn – Principal Dentist

Bachelor Health Science in Dentistry, Masters in Dentistry – [BHSc(Dent), MDent]


Since early childhood, Alex always wanted to be a Dentist. Alex grew up in Victoria, where he successfully achieved his dental degree from Latrobe University. Alex completed his Masters degree in rural Victoria, before relocating to Queensland. Alex has worked all over Queensland, from Brisbane to Townsville, and now calls Cairns home.

Alex is passionate about all aspects of general dentistry. He places a high importance on continued education, and regularly attends courses run by leaders in the dental field. His genuine obsession with dentistry has taken him all over the world to learn the very best and latest technology and techniques in regards to dental implants and wisdom teeth surgery, which Alex is excited to share with his patients.

Outside of dentistry, Alex loves spending time on the water fishing and exploring the outdoors.

Areas of expertise:

General dentistry

Dental implant dentistry

Wisdom teeth removal

Dr Gillian Edwards – Dentist

Bachelor of Dental Surgery – [BDS]

After graduating from the University of Glasgow in 2007, Gillian has been practicing in Cairns as a General Dentist for 12 years. She prides herself in offering excellent comprehensive dental treatment for the whole family and is passionate about taking a holistic approach to the overall wellbeing of her patients. Gillian has a natural ability to make people of all ages feel at ease and to accommodate to their individual needs and expectations.
With a Fellowship from the International Academy of Dental and Facial Esthetics, New York (IADFE) as well as being fully certified from the Australian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics (AADFA) her specialist interest in aesthetics is evident in all aspects of her work. She loves enhancing skin, face and teeth to make you look the best possible version of yourself, whilst keeping a natural and well proportioned appearance. Her approach is to achieve a result that uses conservative treatments, giving you a refreshed, defined and refined look. Gillian believes that the prevention of dental and facial degeneration is the key to maintaining a happy and self confident life.
When Gillian is not fulfilling her passion in the dental surgery, she enjoys spending time with her beautiful four year old son. She loves exploring around FNQ and her hobbies include cake decorating, cooking, hiking and running.
Areas of expertise
  • Excellence in General Family Dentistry
  • Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dentistry
  • Skin Rejuvenation; PRP Treatments, Micro-needling
  • Anti-Wrinkle Injections
  • Dermal Filler Enhancements; including Natural Filler Options
  • Permanent Fat Reduction Injections; Face and Neck
  • Non-Surgical Facelift; Thread-Lifts

Maddy – Practice Manager

Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Maddy is our highly valued practice manager at South Cairns Dental. Maddy has been working in the dental industry for many years now, where her roles have varied from chair side assisting, to reception duties, to managerial responsibilities. Maddy has successfully completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting.

Maddy takes pride in ensuring all our patients receive the best possible experience at their visit, striving to ensure our patient’s expectations are consistently surpassed

When she is not working hard, Maddy enjoys an active lifestyle, playing netball and spending time with family and friends.

Jess – Dental Assistant

Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Jess chose to pursue a career in dentistry as she has a passion for helping others and enjoys seeing the transformation and embracement of self confidence dental treatment can yield for our patients. Originally from Cairns, Jess loves the tropical NQ lifestyle the area has to offer, and outside of work values time spent with family and friends. Jess applies a high level of enthusiasm to her work, and enjoys sharing close working relationships with all our patients.

Olivia – Dental Assistant

Certificate III in Dental Assisting

It was love at first sight for Olivia and dentistry – she knew within the first hour on the job that dental was the field she wanted to pursue a career in. Olivia has been a dental assistant for the past 3 years, and is currently studying a STEPs program in the hopes of gaining entry into the Dentistry course at JCU later this year.

In her free time, Olivia is an avid CrossFit attendee, and also enjoys exploring the freshwater creeks and waterfalls around cairns with friends and family.

Olivia is a welcome addition to our family and is looking forward to seeing your smile soon!

Neisha – Dental Assistant

Neisha was born and raised in Greece, however has now lived in FNQ for 10 years and is happy to call Cairns her permanent home. Since she was young, Neisha has always loved going to the dentist, being obsessed with looking after her smile. Neisha is now excited and proud to be working in dentistry, her chosen career, where she loves helping others achieve the same satisfaction with their own smiles and oral health.

Practice philosophy

South Cairns Dental is your modern & family owned dental practice serving the local community of South Cairns, conveniently located at 7 Stokes Street Edmonton.  We are situated conveniently in the yellow building next door to the Edmonton Family Medical Centre – with plenty of free onsite parking and a short walk away from Piccones IGA supermarket and other health & retail outlets.

  • Do you want a beautiful smile?
  • Do you want to be out of pain?
  • Do you want to replace a missing tooth or teeth?

Whatever it may be, we respect your choices and rest assured we can help you achieve your goals.

  • Has it been a while since you last visited the dentist?
  • Are you anxious or do you fear dental treatment?

Thats ok, we can help!

At South Cairns Dental, you will always see the same dentist, one that has taken the time to get to know you and your dental history closely. It is our passion to provide you with an experience which is as comfortable as possible, whilst keeping you calm and in control.

We can tailor interest free payment plans to suit your financial needs – see https://zip.co

As a dentist in Edmonton, we happily welcome patients of all ages from surrounding suburbs such as Bentley park, Mount Sheridan, Gordonvale and beyond. Our team takes a genuine interest in your dentistry, it is absolutely more than just a job to us!