About Us

We are Ashgrove’s Dentists! Dr Lou grew up in Ashgrove and attended local schools, she continues to live locally and her children are following her local schooling.

Dr Lou is supported by a team of legends – Dr Sophia Frankcombe, Dr Jana Currall, Dr Jodie Elliot, Dr Astin Friskin and Dr Beth Keir. Our dentists are supported by the wonderful Oral Health Therapists Madi Kirk, Eliza Talford, Jess Younger and Hygienist Mandy Speakman and all the fabulous team members!

We love the community feel in Ashgrove, and strive to be part of this fantastic community. Our dentists attend many of the local daycare centers and kindergartens to present an interactive session teach the kids about dental health and hygiene. We further support the community by sponsoring many of the local sports teams (GPS rugby, Soccer) and school events (St Finbarr’s Fashion Parade, Oakleigh State School Fete, many local school Newsletters etc.)

Our Practice

Our original practice (Tooth 1.0) opened in June 2015.  In late 2022 we moved into our beautiful new space two doors down (Tooth 2.0). We were like a beautiful plant that was rootbound, we had out grown our old pot and it was time for a new one!

The roots of who we are, have not change. We have the same amazing team, same ethos, same Dad jokes. Just a new pot that we can grow and blossom into.

A larger space means our dentists and Oral Health Therapists can offer more appointments with less wait to our patients.

With the expansion, we introduced an additional service to our patients, our “Queens of the Clean” our Oral Heath Therapists Madi, Eliza and  Mandy (hygienist). They have a special focus on paediatrics, prevention, education and treatment of gum disease. Rest assured, you will still see your dentist for an examination (and catch-up chin wag) as well as at comprehensive dental treatment.

Our Planmeca dental chairs are second to none when it comes to comfort (also referred to as the ‘golden marshmallow’ By Dr Lou), and are industry leaders for dental treatment. We also have the latest in digital radiographs, which means a much lower radiation dose for you than traditional radiographs. We have an OPG and Lat-Ceph machine onsite for your convenience. You can relax and tune out during your treatment by watching a movie. We even have noise cancelling headphones so you can’t hear the noisy drill. For our more nervous patients, we offer a separate patient lounge (low sensory space) and nitrous oxide (happy gas).


Introducing our dentists

Dr. Lou Waldie

Dr Lou has a passion for working with anxious patients and children. She creates a positive, stress-free experience so they love visiting the dentist.

Dr. Sophia Frankcombe

Dr Sophia is a caring and compassionate clinician. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is most enthusiastic about the overall health and wellbeing of her patients.

Dr. Beth Keir

Dr Beth is an excellent family dentist with a fun, caring attitude. She is dedicated to educating children and families about healthy oral health habits for life.

Dr. Astin Friskin

Drawing on her diverse clinical experience, Dr Astin enjoys working together with her patients to provide a high standard of dental care individualised to best suit their needs.

Dr. Jana Currall

Tooth Dental is so excited to welcome back the wonderful Dr Jana Currall! Dr Jana is returning in January 2022 after four years living in Perth and Sydney with her family.

Dr. Jodie Elliot

Dr Jodie always new she wanted to work in health care and help people. Dr Jodie has been working in private practices around Brisbane for over 14 years.


We are conveniently located on the corner of Waterworks Road and Stewart Road, across from the Ashgrove War Memorial.

Our practice is less than 5km from the city, and is easily accessed by public transport.

We also have undercover parking available for our patients, which is accessed by a driveway on Stewart Road.

There is ample space for wheelchairs and prams, and we are completely accessible by ramp.

We provide a human approach to dentistry

We believe that prevention is the key to maintaining a healthy mouth and body. We love to look after you and your family from the first ride in the chair, through the awkward braces years, and into adulthood and beyond. Our highly skilled dentists offer a full range of services from wisdom tooth removal, placement and restoration of dental implants, crown and bridge, orthodontics and invisalign, root canal treatment and composite resin restorations. Our dentists strive to be up to date with the latest techniques and technologies through continuing education to provide you with the best possible care.

It is a prerequisite that our dentists are highly skilled at making balloon creations! We want your children will have a fun and memorable experience and love coming to visit the dentist. We also have a dedicated kids corner in our waiting room with a duplo wall and letterbox for the tooth fairy.

We are so thankful for the support the community have given us from day one, and we hope to be part of this vibrant suburb for many years to come.

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