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 working in 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 gaols. For the last 11 years, has been working as a full time dentist in the same dental practice in the Gosford area.
Now 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.
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 qualified Dental Assistant, 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 is our Senior Dental Nurse and Receptionist. She has been dental 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, watching her children do dance and soccer.
Chloe is our Dental Nurse and Receptionist. She has been working as an Assistant and Receptionist for over a year on the Central Coast.
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.
Coryn is our Dental Nurse and Reception relief. She has been working as an Assistant for a few months on the central coast and is loving the team and role.
She loves to make our patients’ day, by offering her care and professionalism our patients have a relaxing visit and feel well cared for.
Coryn loves to bake whenever she can, while reading and bushwalking are a few more of her favourite pastimes.
Aithne is one of our afterschool Dental Assistants and 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. Aithne is looking to possibly go to university, so we are happy to have her onboard when she can fit work in.
Nicola is another one of our lovely 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. She enjoys playing guitar and piano. She’s an all-round family kind of girl.
Oceane has joined us part time as has always wanted to be a dental assistant.. Oceane loves her animals and dog. 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.