• Our Practice

    Our Practice

    Cameron Arnold is a Townsville boy. He grew up to set up shop as Smile Dental on Ross River Road. After 17 years making Townsville smile, he thinks it's about time we were on a first name basis.

    Say hello to Cameron&Co.

    Still family owned and operated, with a great team of dentists and hygienists – we're the first name in comprehensvie dental care for the whole family.

    Maybe you want to talk about enhancing your smile? Or find out more about creating the smile you’ve always wanted? 

    Call, click or visit us today!

  • Payment Options

    We’ll work with you to find the best payment options.

    Not only do we accept all private health insurers, but under the Child Dental benefits schedule we provide eligible clients with $1000 of preventative and maintenance treatments.

    In partnership with Gem Visa, Cameron&Co also offers a range of long term interest free payment options, including 12 months interest free.*

    It's easy to apply and you will receive a response in less than 60 seconds – allowing you to begin treatment immediately.

    Please ask us if you'd like to know more.

    (*Conditions apply fees and charges payable. Interest is payable after any interest free period. Gem is a registered trade mark in Australia of GE Capital Finance Australia (ABN 42 008 583 588). Credit facility provided by GE Capital Finance Australia, trading as GE Money. Australian Credit Licence number 392145.)

  • Dr Cameron Arnold

    Dr Cameron Arnold

    Dentist and Cameron&Co Principal
    Townsville-born Dr Cameron Arnold graduated from the University of Queensland in 1988. He has practised dentistry in Townsville since 1990, establishing Smile Dental in 1998. Highlighting his personal committment to remaining family owned and operated, he renamed the practice Cameron&Co in 2016.

    Dr Arnold is highly regarded – by his peers and patients alike – for his extensive knowledge, advanced technical skills and his very gentle touch.

    With a wide range of special interests and expertise, Dr Arnold provides full-mouth dental care. He has completed numerous advanced study programs in Australia, New Zealand and America, in fields such as laser dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry,cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. He has completed training with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, both here and in America. He also regularly attends national and international dental conventions.

    Dr Arnold is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is assisted at Smile Dental by Louise Church and Jane Olsen.

    Dr Arnold has a few fillings from childhood, but has been cavity-free since 1975. He had his wisdom teeth removed in 1986. He is currently receiving neuromuscular dental treatment to improve his bite.

    Apart from state-of-the-art dentistry, Dr Arnold's passions include food and wine, travel and family. He and his wife Sarah have five children: Thomas, Hamish, Charlotte, Harriet and Beatrice.

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    Please contact us at the front desk with patient enquiries

  • Dr Stuart Craig

    Dr Stuart Craig

    Dentist
    Hailing from Rockhampton, Dr Craig was a member of James Cook University’s first graduating class of students with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree in 2013. After completing his studies, Dr Craig returned to Rockhampton, where he worked for a year before moving to Townsville in November 2014 with his fiancé Susan.

    While Dr Craig enjoys all forms of dentistry, he has a special passion for restorative and cosmetic work. He is currently completing a residency in this area with Dr Tony Rotondo, who is originally from Ingham.

    With a relaxed and friendly approach, Dr Craig invests the time it takes to really listen to his patients’ concerns. He always looks at the overall health of a person’s mouth and likes to focus on a comprehensive solution rather than any ‘quick fix’. It’s important to him to develop lasting relationships with his patients.

    He also loves working with children and his balloon-twisting skills tend to be a hit with the kids.

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    Please contact us at the front desk with patient enquiries

  • Laurelyn Higgins

    Laurelyn Higgins

    Hygienist
    Laurelyn Higgins is one of Australia’s most experienced, respected and highly qualified dental hygienists. She joined Cameron&Co in 1999.

    Laurelyn completed her studies with the University of Toronto in 1970. She has practised in Canada, Germany, Bermuda, England and now Australia. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist with the Queensland Dental Board, a Member of the Dental Hygiene Association of Australia (Queensland branch) and a Certified Trainer.

    Laurelyn is the key planner and presenter of “Develop the Hygienist, Develop the Practice” – a professional education and training program run by Cameron&Co (the only course of its kind in Australia). She is also a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines.

    Laurelyn is the perfect role model for dental hygiene – her last cavity was in 1968. In her spare time, Laurelyn loves to dabble with her silk paints and show off Australia to international visitors. She enjoys playing the keyboard and taking long walks with her husband Pat, who is a retired dentist.

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  • Louise Church

    Louise Church

    Dental Assistant
    Louise Church is Dental Assistant to Dr Cameron Arnold.

    Louise completed the Certificate III in Dental Assisting with the Australian Dental Association of Queensland in 2007. She has completed in-house training through the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and attended our Dental Hygiene Workshop.

    Louise participates in our quarterly team building and practice management workshops, and attends annual conferences such as the Australian Dental Congress.

    Louise has a special interest in dental implant surgery and assists Cameron during implant procedures.

    As a regular cola drinker, Louise maintains a thorough dental hygiene plan and six-monthly continuing care appointments.

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  • Rebecca Jezzard

    Rebecca Jezzard

    Dental Assistant
    Rebecca Jezzard is a Dental Assistant providing expert care and support to patients. She is also responsible for training newcomers to the clinical area at Cameron&Co.

    Rebecca has completed the Certificate III in Dental Assisting with the Australian Dental Association of Queensland and a Certificate II in Business.

    She has also completed in-house training with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. She participates in our quarterly team building and practice management workshops, and attends annual conferences such as the Australian Dental Congress.

    Rebecca has worked in dental care since 1995. She has been with Cameron&Co since 2000.

    Rebecca’s oral health is excellent and will stay that way with ongoing continuing care appointments and a thorough dental hygiene plan.

    Rebecca hails from Kembla in New South Wales, and moved to Queensland in 1986. She loves horse riding on the beach and anything that keeps her active, fit and healthy.

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  • Carly Roser

    Carly Roser

    Dental Assistant
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  • Nancy Inglis

    Nancy Inglis

    Patient Care Co-ordinator
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  • Fletcher Norris

    Fletcher Norris

    Infection Control Co-ordinator
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  • Julie Lyon

    Julie Lyon

    Treatment Consultant
    Julie Lyon first entered the dental industry as a work experience student at the age of 16. She joined Cameron&Co as Patient Care Coordinator in 1999. After taking a few years out to raise a family, she rejoined the team in 2005.

    Today, as Treatment Consultant, Julie manages new patients, treatment plans and recommendations for our dentists. She is a trainer in our New Patient and Treatment Planning Workshop. And she also runs the front office.

    Julie has more than 20 years’ experience in patient care and practice management. She has a special interest in paedodontics and oral health education for kids. She has completed in-house training through the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and attended our Dental Hygiene Workshop. She participates in our quarterly team building and practice management workshops, and attends annual conferences such as the Australian Dental Congress.

    Julie has a perfect dental health record. As a sweet tooth and regular coffee drinker – especially the Cameron&Co coffee, she says! – Julie has six-monthly hygiene appointments. Thanks to dental sealants prepared in primary school, and a thorough dental hygiene plan, Julie remains cavity-free.

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  • Sarah Arnold

    Sarah Arnold

    Marketing and Practice Co-ordinator
    New Zealand-born Sarah Arnold moved to Townsville while still at high school. And it was in Townsville in 1981 that she met a man who made her smile. So she married him. Today, they have five children, several cats and dogs, and one dental practice.

    As Marketing and Practice Co-ordinator, Sarah is a key player in keeping Cameron&Co at the forefront of the dental profession – from creating a comfortable and rejuvenating environment for patients, to keeping staff up to speed and on the case.

    Sarah is the brains and brawn behind the "Cameron&Co" brand. She has given guest lectures at universities, and delivered presentations at major conferences, such as the World Clinical Laser Institute's Asia Pacific Symposium held in Cairns in 2007. She is a regular contributor to the industry journal, Australasian Dental Practice Magazine.

    Working with our hygienist Laurelyn Higgins and other key staff, Sarah has developed two professional development programs for the dental care profession. These have become industry-leading programs, attracting dental care practitioners from around the country. The programs are delivered in-house at Cameron&Co. Sarah and Laurelyn have also provided on-site consultancy for other dental practices.

    Sarah has completed professional development programs herself with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and regularly attends national and international courses and seminars in dental practice management and technology, such as the Greater New York Dental Conference. 

    Sarah's perfect smile is the result of a cosmetic make-over performed by Dr Arnold, involving porcelain veneers on her upper teeth, and a full lower arch reconstruction. Neuromuscular dental procedures were employed to determine her ideal bite. 

    Though her last cavity was in 1976, Sarah had numerous amalgam fillings—which could be attributed to growing up with non-fluoridated water in New Zealand. These have since been replaced with porcelain inlays.
    Sarah loves food, travel, getting her hair done, Dr Arnold and their five children: Thomas, Hamish, Charlotte, Harriet and Beatrice. She is a serious cook, and if she wasn't so busy running a family and dental practice, she'd probably be running Sarah's Osteria.

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  • Work with us

    Work with us

    Does this sound like you?

    You are a dedicated and caring dentist with an energetic and enthusiastic nature and have a demonstrated interest in all aspects of advanced general dentistry.

    You will work as part of Cameron&Co’s team of twelve in our locally owned independent practice in Townsville. 

    Our high tech facility has five treatment rooms, a relaxed yet professional environment and has served the North Queensland region since 1998. 

    Yours will be a rewarding role – working in an environment which encourages growth and development. 

    Benefits include a four day full time week – Monday to Thursday 7:15am - 5.15pm.

    Dr Cameron Arnold and the team look forward to welcoming you. 

    Remuneration and conditions of employment will be discussed during successful applicant’s interview.

    Apply here