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    Mon - Thur 8:30am - 5:30pm

    Fri 8:30am - 3:30pm

    Sat 8:30am - 1:30pm

About Us

Sunshine Smiles Dental IS LOCATED IN COOLUM BEACH ON QUEENSLAND’S SUNSHINE COAST. WE ARE A FAMILY OWNED AND RUN DENTAL PRACTICE, AND ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY, AFFORDABLE, GENERAL, COSMETIC AND PREVENTATIVE DENTAL SERVICES.

We take a holistic approach to dentistry, and embrace a culture of honesty, approachability, and friendliness, which puts even the most anxious or nervous patients at ease. By encouraging regular dental checkups, we work with you to minimise, as much as possible, the need for major dental procedures throughout your lifetime.

Our team is focused on ensuring that you are both confident in our care and comfortable in the state-of-the-art dental environment we have created for you.

We know that everyone’s needs are different, and are happy to invest the time to understand which dental services will best deliver the health and lifestyle outcomes you want - for yourself and your family.

By offering an online booking option, we acknowledge that our patients lead busy lives, and encourage you to use this facility 24/7/365, to select an appointment time that best suits you. Once you arrive at our practice we always ensure minimum waiting times.


THE TEAM

DR. VINNY ANKARAN

BDS, LDS RCS (Eng.) MSc (Clin. Rest.) (UK)

Dr. Vinny Ankaran graduated in 1994 from Birmingham University in England, obtaining his License in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in the same year.

He has completed extensive postgraduate training, as well as successfully completing a 5 year Masters degree in Clinical Restorative Cosmetic Dentistry in 2010.

Dr Ankaran was shortlisted in the inter-disciplinary category for one the UK’s top cosmetic awards in 2009, the UK SMILE awards (now called the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards). These awards recognise clinical excellence in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, and Vinny was only one of 15 dentists/specialists in the whole of the UK to be recognised in this category.

He has lectured at both the Academy of Clinical Excellence in Wakefield, UK, and the International Centre of Excellence in Dentistry in Birmingham, UK.

Over the course of his 23 years practicing dentistry, Vinny has owned two dental practices, as well as working in several multi-disciplinary specialist practices, providing Endodontic and Cosmetic Dental treatments.

Vinny is committed to providing the highest quality of care to each of his patients, and does so with a warm, down to earth, and approachable manner. He has an interest is root canal treatments and cosmetic cases but he approaches every case with enthusiasm and a desire for perfection.

He made the move to Australia in 2011, and calls the Sunshine Coast home. When he’s not hard at work you’ll find Vinny at the local gym or engrossed in the latest film or good book.

You can contact Dr Vinny Ankaran by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


DR. ROSY NIKOLIC

BDS (Uni Syd.)

Rosy graduated from The University of Sydney, and has spent most of her time working in private practice along the east coast of Australia, including here on the Sunny Coast and also in WA. She really enjoys all aspects of dentistry & helping her patients maintain general dental health, and in particular has had a lot of experience in aesthetic & restorative treatments, as well as more complicated prosthodontic & surgical procedures.

She has had varied and fulfilling experiences throughout her career, including several clinical teaching roles at the Melbourne Dental School, and working alongside talented clinicians and specialists at Melbourne University in one of Australia’s largest multidisciplinary clinics. She has also practiced in special needs clinics, in regional areas of Australia, and has volunteered in pediatric dentistry with disadvantaged children. She is passionate that everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile.

Rosy has a comprehensive approach to dental practice in order to provide all her patients the best possible treatment for their individual needs. So no matter how simple or complex their requirements are, she finds it rewarding making whatever difference she can!

She recently moved back to the Coast with her partner Brad (a WA native), and their two dogs after convincing him there were no great whites here. Outside of dentistry, she loves nature, animals and keeping active: you’ll find her at the beach with her dogs swimming or attempting water sports, bike riding, falling off her skateboard, or practicing yoga.


SUPPORT STAFF

We are very lucky to have an amazing team of support staff who have worked alongside Dr. Vinny for many years. They jumped at the chance to join our team here at Sunshine Smiles, resulting in a relaxed but efficient working environment.

All of our staff, whether on reception or in surgery, are qualified dental assistants who have many years of clinical experience. They continue to update their training to ensure the highest level of service and comfort is provided to our patients.

You will always be greeted with a friendly smile and a caring attitude when you visit the practice. Even the most nervous of patients will find themselves at ease.