Dentists at Cooroy Dental


Dr Rick Robinson BDSc (QLD)

Dr Rick Robinson was raised in Ipswich Queensland. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 1982. Rick worked for 11 years in Queensland health. He was district dental officer in Atherton, dentist in charge at Ayr and Caloundra hospitals.

Rick joined the Cooroy dental practice in 1993 and has been the principal dentist for the last 15 years. Over his 20 years at Cooroy Rick has built up a strong following of patients who are all treated with courtesy and respect.

Rick and Linda raised their 3 sons in Cooroy and have been involved in the community especially in a variety of sports. Together with playing sports Rick is an avid reader with a special interest in history and Australian authors. Rick and Linda enjoy their rural lifestyle and have no intention of leaving this beautiful part of Australia.


Dr Rick Robinson

Dr Arosha Weerakoon BDSc (QLD) Hons1 MPH FRACDS

Dr Arosha Weerakoon was born in Sri Lanka and spent her early childhood in Botswana and Dubai. She immigrated to Australia in 1991 and completed her high school education at Brisbane State High. Arosha commenced her tertiary education at the University of Otago, New Zealand and completed Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2003, graduating with first class honours. During her university years, she was awarded Pierre Fouchard Academy’s Undergraduate Award of Merit (2002), the Colgate Pre-Doctoral Research Award (2002) and was finalist in the IADR/Unilever Hatton Pre-Doctoral Research Competition held in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Upon graduating in 2003, Arosha commenced practicing general dentistry on the Sunshine Coast; working full-time for Queensland Health, and part-time private practice in Noosa. She joined Cooroy Dental Surgery in 2007, and in that year, was inducted as a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. In 2014, Arosha completed a Master of Public Health. Following this, she taught into the undergraduate program at the School of Dentistry, UQ from 2015-16. She is currently enrolled in a part-time PhD program at the School of Dentistry; Her PhD examines the different white fillings and how they interact with patients from different age-groups.

In July 2018 Arosha was invited to an international conference in London where she competed in a thesis presentation. Arosha was awarded the 2nd place in a highly competitive international field.

She is a member of the Australian Dental Association, Australian Society of Endodontology, and International Association for Dental Research. Arosha enjoys all facets of dentistry and has built-up a loyal following over the years. She envisages a long term future at Cooroy and extends a warm welcome to new patients and will continue providing high quality of care to her current patients.


Dr Arosha Weerakoon

Dr Roderick Townsend BDSc(QLD)

Rod is a University of Queensland graduate whose professional career started with a scholarship in the Australian Navy. He went from there into private practice in Brisbane’s western suburbs where he developed a thriving family practice over a 20 year period. When the children were grown he decided that he should explore an opportunity in the United Kingdom. He and his wife spent 6 years in Oxford and London, working in the dental industry where he became clinical director for a large corporate dental group. There he had vast and varied experience expanding his own dental knowledge and mentoring other dentists.

Family commitments and grandchildren tempted them back to Australia, but, still not ready to slow down, Rod took a post in a busy country practice in the Western Downs. This was a great family opportunity to enjoy a country lifestyle and once more be in a very busy, family based practice. A 5 year contract passed very quickly and now we are fortunate to welcome Rod to Cooroy. In addition to working at Cooroy Dental Surgery, Rod is also a tutor at the University of Queensland Dental School where he supervises the clinical skills of 4th year students.

Rod has a wealth of experience in all areas of dental care but has a special interest and great proficiency in restorative dentistry – implants, crown and bridge and also endodontics or root canal therapy. Rod enjoys the outdoors being a skilled rower continuing to compete, participate and coach since his school career at Brisbane Boys College. Many mornings are spent on Lake McDonald with the local club. He and his wife have a passion for the environment and spend much time regenerating their 5 hectare block in the mountains behind Cooroy. The growing family takes up much of their social life and the beautiful surrounds and friendly community means that Rod plans to be here for the long term.


Dr Roderick Townsend

Dr Bronwyn Ahern BDSc(SYD) Hons

Special areas of interest
Restorative dentistry and preventative care, particularly:
- Building up the worn dentition
- Periodontic and preventive care

Education and Experience
Dr Bronwyn Ahern graduated with honours from Sydney University in 1987.
Like all Cooroy Dental Surgery practitioners, Brownyn invests considerable time and effort in continuing education. This ensures that you benefit from contemporary, up to date knowledge and technology.
After graduation she worked in private practice in Merimbula, NSW, relocating to Central Qld in 1988. After several years of working in Mackay and Rockhampton, she relocated to the Sunshine Coast and settled in the Cooroy area.
Dr Ahern has worked in hinterland since 1996. In 2017 she joined the opportunity of working at James Cook University in Cairns, supervising students. She is also registered with RAHC and enjoys occasional isolated rural locum opportunities.
Bronwyn lives in the Mary Valley with her husband and enjoys the rural life of ​the ​hinterland.


Dr Bronwyn Ahern

Mr Robert Arthur Adv.Dip.DP(Qld)

Robert grew up in Melbourne and attended Trinity Grammar School. He attended the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and worked under the guidance of a dental surgery for four years, prior to completing his apprenticeship as a dental technician in 1982. Upon graduation, Rob opened a specialist metal partial laboratory whilst working for a crown and bridge laboratory in Collins Street, Melbourne. In 1988, Rob made the sea-change to Noosa and commenced working for a commercial dental laboratory in Nambour where he applied and extended his skills as a crown and bridge and metal partial denture technician. In 1994, Rob commenced working at Nambour General Hospital, where he remains working full-time.

In 2007, Robert qualified as a Dental Prosthetist through the South Bank Institute of Technology, Brisbane. He commenced working for Sunshine Coast Oral Health services as a Dental Prosthetist as well as providing prosthetic services to Cooroy Dental Surgery. He currently provides prosthetic services and advises student dentists and new graduates with regards to clinical prosthetic procedures. Rob currently works in Gympie, Nambour and Noosa for Queensland Health and provides prosthetic services to the patients of Cooroy Dental Surgery on Wednesdays.

Rob enjoys being a prosthetist. He has an in-depth understanding of aesthetics as well as function. Rob works with the other dentists in the practice and has the ability to integrate complex treatment plans with highly regarded final outcomes. Rob welcomes all new patients to the practice and looks forward to restoring your smile.


Mr Robert Arthur

Mrs Megan Voigt Dental Therapist

Megan was raised in Nanango, Qld and graduated in 1998. Megan moved to the Cooroy area 2 years ago after living at a ski resort in the Snowy Mountains with her family for 5 years. She is an avid skier!

Megan regularly works in the Northern Territory, flying out to remote Aboriginal communities to provide dental services. Whilst in community she has the privilege of treating many kids, catching a few fish and steering clear of the crocs!

Megan’s many years of experience has given her an understanding of providing quality care for children. She is passionate about treating children and sees kids from 4-16-year-old. Megan believes that making dental experiences enjoyable for children will create lifelong healthy habits without a fear of dentistry. She enjoys working with families to prevent future oral health issues.


Mrs Megan Voigt

Mrs Shari Brown Oral Health Therapist / Hygienist

Shari is a Sunshine Coast local who started her career as a Dental Assistant before graduating as an Oral Health Therapist with a Bachelor of Oral Health from CQUniversity Rockhampton in 2018. As an Oral Health Therapist, Shari provides the patients at Cooroy Dental Surgery general oral review, oral maintenance and gum disease therapy. Shari and her husband have a young son and run a Ballroom Dancing Studio on the Sunshine Coast. She enjoys dancing, fitness, cooking, recreational aviation and being a mum. Shari welcomes all existing and new patients and endeavours to assist in improving their oral health condition with a focus on prevention and patient education.


Mrs Shari Brown

Mrs Vicki Hare Dental Nurse


Mrs Vicki Hare

Mrs Lorraine Townsend Dental Nurse / Receptionist


Mrs Lorraine Townsend

Ms Julie Webb Dental Nurse



Ms Julie Webb

Ms Rebecca McClymont Dental Nurse / Receptionist


Ms Rebecca McClymont

Contact Details

Cooroy Dental Surgery
39 Maple Street

Ph 0754476339
Fax 0754426420

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday
Appointments Available
8.00am to 7.00pm
Reception Hours
Monday to Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

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Our Services

  • General operative dentistry
  • Sedation dentistry
  • Preventative care
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Oral surgery
  • Endodontics (root canal therapy)
  • Paediatric dentistry (children)
  • Periodontics (gum problems)
  • Implants
  • Dentures
  • Crowns and bridges

Contact Details

Cooroy Dental Surgery
39 Maple Street

Ph   0754476339
Fax 0754426420

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