Meet Our Team

Dr Paul Stephens

Dr Paul Stephens, of 7to7dentist, was not always a dentist! Well before starting his dental practice in Wyoming, just north of Gosford, he had a dental experience of his own when he was only a boy. After a teenage bike accident fractured Paul’s two front teeth, he needed some major dental work (two root canals and two crowns), This gave him a valuable insight, a first hand view of modern dentistry from a patients perspective. This experience, and the gentle, kind care he received pushed him towards a fulfilling career in dentistry.

Dr Paul Stephens initially worked for a number of years in Tasmania, the beautiful apple isle. Realizing that Tasmania, though beautiful, was far too cold, he flew north for the winter, where his new life was to start, on the Central Coast, with gorgeous sun and soft white sand.

Dr Paul Stephens has been looking after patients throughout the Gosford and Central Coast region for almost 15 years. He has worked in a variety of locations in the coast, privately, and also in public hospitals and juvenile detention halls. For the last 11 years, has been working as a full time dentist in the same dental practice in the Gosford area prior to having 7 to 7 Dentist.

Dr Paul Stephens has his own dental practice right here on the Central Coast 7to7dental “A Family Practice”.

The best compliment he often receives is when patients refer their family and friends to see him. Often, mum is in disbelief when her kids actually ENJOY their dental visit!

Dr Stephens loves to give back and has been giving all his patients on the central coast the option of payment plans over the years to enable everyone to be able to afford dentistry.

Fun Facts: Dr Stephens enjoys assisting the community with fun runs and fun walks throughout the year. Dr Stephens does dental missions trips overseas to assist wherever possible.

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Karla Butel – Manager

Karla is our Manager and an integral part of the ever-growing team here at 7 to 7 dentist, our patients love her warmth, knowledge and enthusiasm.

“Combining a good role, good people and doing something you love is a great purpose.”

With over 20 years experience in the dental field with numerous qualifications in Business, Management and Computing. As a cert 4 qualified Dental Assistant with Radiology, Karla is invaluable in all areas of the 7 to 7 Dentist Team. You will see Karla in the sterilisation area and clinic at times assisting the team.

Karla enjoys all animals and has three dogs. She spends her weekends relaxing, walking her dogs and being with friends and family.

Carolyn Gatt – Senior Dental Nurse

Carolyn is our Senior Qualified Dental Nurse and helps at reception also. She has been assisting with us for a few years now and has been working as an assistant for over 10 years in both Sydney and the Central Coast. She has prior experience working in the specialist field of Orthodontics.

Carolyn is passionate about all things Dentistry and ensuring patients are comfortable throughout their appointments. She is a calm and knowledgeable team member.

Carolyn loves her garden and plant art. Carolyn has a gorgeous Himalayan ragdoll cat. Carolyn loves to cook for her family and on the weekends enjoys being with her family and friends, and watching her children do dance and soccer.

Suzette Holmes - Oral Health Therapist

As a very experienced and qualified Oral Health Therapist, Suzette is excited to partner with Dr Stephens as the company grows. We are super happy to have her on the team.

Suzette happily provides Oral Health Therapy services to our existing and new patients.

She is a caring and generous person and likes to work with patients to get the best results for their Oral Health.

From NZ, she is passionate about all things rugby union…especially the All Blacks!

Suzette also has a keen interest in nutrition and keeping fit.

Taylah Ciechanowicz – Receptionist and Dental Nurse

Taylah is our fantastic Receptionist and assists the team where needed. She loves assisting the Dental team with everything from administrative duties to making patients delicious cups of coffee and more.

Taylah loves to make our patients’ day, by offering her care and professionalism our patients have a relaxing visit and feel well cared for.

Taylah loves her Siberian husky dog, sports and spending time with friends and family.

Chloe Knox – Dental Nurse and Receptionist

Chloe is one of our lovely Qualified Dental Nurses and helps out at Reception too.  She has been working as an Assistant and Receptionist with us for a while now.

Chloe is excited about the role she plays here at 7 to 7 Dentist, she prides herself in all things dentistry and making sure everything is taken care of, so you can relax at your appointment. She is a bubbly and happy team member.

Chloe loves her family and friends. She has a young family. Chloe is very family orientated and loves spending time with her loved ones.

Nicola Colazzo – Dental Nurse and Receptionist

Nicola is another one of our lovely Qualified Dental Assistants her at 7to7.

She loves looking after our patients, big and small. Her fun loving caring nature sets our patients at ease throughout their dental visits. She loves the role and is growing in knowledge every day as well as taking on duties in the team.

Nicola loves to go to the gym and thoroughly enjoys fitness and the outdoors. Nicola has two dogs and enjoys playing guitar and piano. She’s an all-round family kind of girl.

Aithne Godsall-Morgan – Dental Nurse and Receptionist

Aithne started with the team a while ago as one of our afterschool Dental Assistants, she has been with us for a long while now and is an invaluable team member. Aithne loves her dental role and the team. She assists with sterilisation, to patient appointments and front desk. She is everywhere we need her. Aithne loves to make our patients happy and is a hard working part of the team.

In her spare time Aithne enjoys walking, reading and catching up with friends and family. When not working and studying to finish her schooling she loves cooking with her family. Aithne plays soccer for her local team as a defender. 

We are celebrating Aithne going to University and you may still see her helping out when she has spare time from her studies.

Jacob Stephens - All rounder

Jacob joined the team part-time after school to do those extra jobs that make the day run smooth.  He is our all-around person, doing everything we need to make our patient appointments on time and comfortable.  Jacob has worked with us over the last few years.  He enjoys helping patients to their room and back to the reception area and various jobs around the clinic.  Jacob enjoys spending time with his friends and family, when not at school.

Oceane Allen - Dental Nurse and Receptionist

Oceane is our part time Assistant and Receptionist.  She has always wanted to be a Dental Assistant.  She is currently studying to be a qualified Dental Assistant.   Oceane loves her horses and dogs.

Oceane speaks french and visits relatives in France whenever she can.

She enjoys coming to work and being busy.  She loves to look after patients of all ages and enjoys making the little ones their balloon animals and giving out stickers too.

Dr Paul Stephens acknowledges having a well-qualified team and assists his staff in gaining the necessary qualifications, to look after our patients to the highest standard in care.

All the staff at 7 to 7 Dentist are in some form of Dental Study. Some are studying the Certificate 3, Dental Administration, some certificate 4 and some have their sights set on doing Oral health therapy.

All these qualifications only add to the hardworking team here at 7 to 7 Dentist, bringing you great dentistry done well.

As the 7 to 7 Dental team do shifts and some staff are part time, you may not see some of the fantastic team every visit, we do all look forward to seeing you and catching up.