Dr Robert Gunthorpe
General Dentistry (Preventative Care)
Providing comprehensive general, cosmetic and specialist dentistry to people who value excellence and care
One of The Dental Boutique’s wise men, Dr Robert Gunthorpe – or Rob to his patients and peers – is a self-effacing and relaxed dentist. Moving to the Gold Coast and establishing a dental practice early in his career, Rob had a vision for a lifestyle, but ended up with much more.
Schooled in a philosophy of preventive care from his professional mentor, Rob could see the difference this approach made in the lives of patients and their families as he worked with them over many years of service.
Although he won’t admit it, Rob is an icon among Gold Coast dentists. When he first established his Short Street Dental practice in 1986, he was just one of 35 dentists on the Gold Coast. Within just two brief years, and only working part-time in this practice, he made a permanent move to the Gold Coast, with his patients and golf the drawcard.
For many years, Rob was President of the Gold Coast’s Dental Study Group, supporting the ongoing professional development of his peers. While he no longer fills this role, he maintains the same philosophy of preventative care in his practice.