Newly joining our Coastal Dental Care Mudgeeraba practice is dentist Dr Mariluz Garcia. We are very happy to welcome her to our growing team!
Our practice has been supporting the Mudgeeraba community for over 30 years. And we believe our success has been thanks to our amazing team, and Mariluz is no exception.
About Dr Mariluz Garcia
If you haven’t already guessed from Mariluz’s surname, she has a Latin heritage. Growing up in Sydney and then moving to the Gold Coast, Mariluz has always been surrounded by beaches and hinterland. Dr Garcia couldn’t see herself ever living away from such a beautiful place.
Dr Mariluz Garcia’s interest in dentistry started very young. When she was 15, Mariluz undertook a work experience week where she shadowed her local orthodontist. From here, they offered her a job working part time in their dental laboratory. Ever since, she has worked in dental.
Mariluz always knew that she wanted to be surrounded by people and to do something hands-on with plenty of variety. Over time, it became obvious to her that dentistry ticked all the boxes. “In dentistry you can work as a team to help patients improve their health, and every day has a new challenge… You never stop learning!” says Dr Mariluz Garcia.
Many people don’t realise how personal teeth are until they are sitting in the dental chair. Being able to put nervous patients at ease and provide them with a positive dental experience is always rewarding for Mariluz.
Moreover, Mariluz enjoys the privilege of being able to educate and motivate her patients about their oral health. When her patients take control of their oral health, they can enjoy a beautiful smile for life. She believes it is never too late for patients to make changes in their oral hygiene routines.
Dr Mariluz Garcia completed her Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and Graduate Diploma of Dentistry at Griffith University on the Gold Coast.
Before working as a dentist at our Mudgeeraba practice, Mariluz dental assisted at our other practices in Robina Town, Burleigh, Banora Point, Mudgeeraba and Runaway Bay. As well, she assisted at our partner practices Dental Implants & Aesthetics and Gold Coast Holistic Dental Care.
During this time, Dr Garcia learned even more about dentistry. This was all thanks to the countless tips and tricks given to her from many experienced dentists, therapists and assistants.
“I spend most of my spare time flossing as you would expect a good dentist to do…” jokes Dr Mariluz Garcia. Largely, outside of the practice Mariluz enjoys spending time outdoors having picnics, hiking, and paddle boarding.
She also enjoys entertaining friends at home with great food and board games. She is ‘apparently’ a little competitive, so challenge her to a game at your own risk!
Discussing her new role at Coastal Dental Care Mudgeeraba, Mariluz says, “I am very excited to be joining the team at Mudgeeraba and being part of the close-knit community. My colleagues have such an impressive wealth of knowledge and are very supportive. I look forward to their expertise in helping me to grow as a clinician to provide high quality dentistry to my patients”.