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Meet The Team

Meet our Sunshine Coast Dentists at Maxicare Dental

Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As dental professionals, we all stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for our patients. As Dentists, we recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in each of us and our team. That is just one reason why we value each and every patient relationship.

We appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this family dental practice, our team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.

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Dr. Richardi Niccoli

Principal Dentist / Owner

Dr Richardi Niccoli graduated from Camilo Castelo Branco University in Brazil and spent the first ten years of his career in Brazil's biggest city, Sao Paulo practicing general dentistry and orthodontics. During this time, Dr Niccoli effectively managed his own private practice for 6 years. In 2006, Dr Niccoli migrated to Australia and faced the biggest challenge of his career to prove his full dental qualification here in Australia. To help him achieve his goal he joined a 10 month "Overseas Trained Dentist’s Program" held at the University of Otago dedicating almost 20 hours a day of studies to successfully pass the rigorous dental board exams which finally allowed him the desired Dental Registration in both Australia and New Zealand. After two and half years working in the public system in North Queensland, Richardi relocated to the sunny Sunshine Coast in 2013 joining the private sector again. Dr Niccoli joined Maxicare Dental, formerly known as Dental Members Warana in January 2015 as an associate dentist and at the end of the year Dr Niccoli became the owner of the practice. Richardi's primary goal is to make his surgery a family practice where patients can trust and be safe. Dr Niccoli enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and updates himself regularly making dentistry less complicated and achieving better outcomes for all his patients. Dr Niccoli likes explaining treatment plans, answering your questions and addressing any concerns you may have. Away from the practice, he enjoys outdoor activities with his wife, adorable young kids and friends.

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Dr. Paula Niccoli

Senior Dentist / Owner

Dr Paula Niccoli is Dr Richardi Niccoli's wife and migrated to Australia in 2006 with him after working 6 years in Brazil as a general practitioner. Dr Paula Niccoli also obtained her dental degree from Camilo Castelo Branco University in Brazil in 2000, where they actually met. She also joined the 10 month "Overseas Trained Dentist’s Program" held at the University of Otago and successfully passed the New Zealand Dental Exam which allowed her to work in New Zealand and Australia. Firstly, she worked for Queensland Health in Bundaberg where she had a wonderful time and in 2013 she moved to the Sunshine Coast and started working in the private section. Paula's primary goal is to care for her patients in a fun, relaxed and gentle manner with special interest in cosmetic dentistry, crowns and bridges and children. Dr Niccoli attends dental conferences and courses regularly to update her dental knowledge. She has two children, Lucas 3 years old and Emily 5 years old. She enjoys spending time with her children and husband and loves her holidays in Brazil with all her family. Dr Niccoli has a wide variety of patients since she also speaks portuguese.

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Dr. Gus Freitas

Senior Associate Dentist with special interest in Implants

Dr Gus graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science in São Paulo, Brazil. He had his training in all
areas of Prosthodontics and TMJ for an extensive period and is a member of ITI (International
Team for Implantology) since 2005.

Dr Gus has been living in Australia since 2006. In 2017, he graduated in Dental Implantology
from James Cook University, in Cairns. His passion is to share his experiences in Oral
Rehabilitation and Implants around the world.

Dr Gus and Dr Richardi actually met even before they started to study dentistry and together with Dr Paula they happened to all attend the same dental school.

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