About King Street Dental Practice
Our happy team of dedicated professionals is ready to welcome you and make your dental experience comfortable and satisfying. Our Dentists Dr Rafael Maia and Dr Cristiane Braga, with their team, offer personal care and comprehensive treatments for every patient.
Dr. Cristiane Braga
BDS degree in 2002, Cristiane has more than 15 years of clinical experience in General Dental Practice treating patients in all areas of dentistry.
In 2005 she successfully completed her Post Graduation in Orthodontics, since than became heavily involved in treating patients with traditional braces and Invisalign (invisible braces that opened the doors for patients who never previously considered orthodontics).
She also has special interests in Aesthetic Dentistry (including derma-fillers and botox) and Rehabilitation.
After working for 6 years in her private practice in Brazil Dr Braga has migrated to Australia and lives on the Gold Coast with her husband Dr Tiago Braga who is also a dentist and an academic.
In March 2011, she completed the Mini-Residency Orthodontic Programme in Sydney Australia.
Since 2012 she holds the position of Lecture in General Dental Practice, at the School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Griffith University and is the Discipline lead for Orthodontics and Growth & development at the dental school.
From 2010 to 2017, she was involved as a collaborator of the International Journal Orthodontics (IJO) doing translations of very interesting cases and articles related to Orthodontics.
Dr Braga enjoy her free time spending time with her husband, family and friends
Dr. Rafael Maia
Dr Rafael Maia is a dentist based in Murwillumbah who has been practicing dentistry in the Tweed Shire area since 2008. With nearly two decades of clinical experience, Dr Maia enjoys providing his patients world-class treatment along with a beautiful smile. He and his team provide the community with dentistry options for cosmetic enhancements and general oral health.
Dr Maia graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Dental Surgery from the University of West Sao Paulo – Brazil in 2002.
He is a post-grad in Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dentistry (2002) and Fixed Prosthesis (2003), and he gained professional experience working alongside his father, an orthodontist, and his aunt, an endodontist (a root canal therapy specialist) from until 2007.
Dr Maia made his way to Australia in April 2007 and fell in love with the Tweed Shire area, ultimately making it his home. Upon completing the Australian Dental Council exams in late 2007, Dr Maia setup practice in 2008 and has worked in Murwillumbah since 2012. Additionally, Dr Maia completed a residency in orthodontics in 2011.
Dr Maia has grown his practice through relationship-based care that takes each individual patient’s needs into account. His comprehensive dental programs allow for maximum oral health along with providing a pleasing aesthetic result.
The proper approach to dental health is a simple one, according to Dr Maia: to make the dentistry experience a pleasant one. This includes presenting all options to his patients and providing them with educational material so they can make informed decisions together with himself and his team.
When away from his practice, Dr Maia loves spending time with his wife Milena and young sons, Dylan and Oliver. He also enjoys camping, surfing, and playing music.
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Friendly caring receptionists, highly qualified dental nurses and a dedicated team to sterilize and maintain equipment, complement their work. Patient safety and comfort is always a top priority for the King Street Dental team.
King Street Dental Practice caters for all age groups (including Veterans and Seniors) where patients from all funds can claim their rebates through HICAPSon the day of treatment.
King Street Dental Practice always welcomes new patients and appreciates the confidence and trust that present and future patients place in us.