Dr David Heitknoig
David grew up in rural QLD on the Darling Downs. He then moved to Cairns to study dentistry through James Cook University. Throughout University, David worked across Darwin, NT and rural and remote Central and North QLD.
David graduated with the Henry Schein Halas Award for Clinical Excellence for the graduating class of 2014.
After graduating, David completed public service, having held a QLD Health Rural Scholarship. David and his wife Stephanie (also a dentist) worked throughout rural and remote QLD and at the time, were the only two public dentists servicing 1/3 of the state.
David then went back to his home town and worked within the Western Downs and South Burnett region. Here he was closely involved with the management of clinics and supervision/further education of final year Griffith University dental students on clinical outplacement.
David has now moved to Melbourne, where his wife has begun post graduate study to become a Specialist Paediatric Dentist through the University of Melbourne.
David has a particular interest in ensuring patient comfort and care are brought into all aspects of his work. He prides himself in delivering long term quality general dentistry. He has a strong belief in using high quality dental care to improve overall health and self-esteem. He also enjoys treating children and ensuring a lifelong positive association with dentists.
David loves spending quality time with his family, including his 6 month old daughter Sofia. He also enjoys exploring national parks and camping.