Dental - About Us

About us

Queensland Country Dental is owned by Queensland Country Health Fund and is exclusively available for members of the Queensland Country group, Queensland Country Health Fund and Queensland Country Credit Union.

Queensland Country Health Fund members with extras cover can enjoy low or no gap preventative and diagnostic treatments as part of your cover.

Meet our team

Dr Sarah WilkinsonPrincipal Dentist
Dr Shianne CarmichaelDentist
Dr Mikaela ChinottiDentist
Dr Kandy ChiuDentist
Dr Olivia Haselton Dentist
Dr Barti ShethDentist
Kylie SvaricekDental Hygienist
Cathy BoyceOral Health Therapist
Yasmin HamptonPractice Manager
Samantha LenoyDental Assistant
Kaitlyn GilbertDental Assistant
Samantha HallettDental Assistant
Samara GregoryDental Assistant
Emmily PriestlyDental Assistant
Dianna AgapiouDental Receptionist


Dr Sarah WilkinsonDr Sarah Wilkinson

Principal Dentist

Dr Sarah Wilkinson graduated from the University of Birmingham in the UK in 1997 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. After 3 years combined private and hospital practice in the UK, she migrated to Australia in early 2001, working for AHM in Wagga Wagga before moving to Townsville in 2005.

Sarah was the Director of Oral Health for Townsville Hospital and Health Service for 7 years before making the move to Queensland Country Health Fund in mid 2014 to establish Queensland Country Dental.

Sarah takes a holistic approach to the practice of dentistry and has a particular interest in education, prevention and Minimum Intervention philosophy.

Away from work, Sarah lives on 50 acres to the north of Townsville with her partner and their three boys.


Dr Shianne Carmichael


Dr. Shianne Carmichael was born in Taiwan. Her family moved to Canada when she was young. Later, she came to Australia to pursue her passion and education in dentistry. She received her Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Queensland. Shianne is a registered and certified general dentist in Australia and in Canada. 

Shianne moved to Townsville to work for Queensland Health in 2012. She has since fallen in love with local culture and people. In the last two years, Shianne treated patients of all ages across the greater Townsville district. She is known for her good communication skills and gentle manner when she operates for her patients. She has particular interests in preventative dentistry, oral surgery, and dental prosthetics.

Outside of work, Shianne loves DIY projects, trying new cuisines, and enjoys games night with her family and friends.



Dr Mikaela Chinotti


Dr Mikaela Chinotti was born and bred in Ingham. She graduated from James Cook University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. She returned to Ingham to work in private practice before moving to Townsville in 2015 to begin work at Queensland Country Dental. Mikaela enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but has a particular interest in prevention and minimal intervention dentistry.

Outside of work Mikaela can be found spending time with family and friends, exercising and playing squash. She enjoys travelling around Australia and overseas but most of all likes to holiday at the Atherton Tablelands where she goes water skiing with family. 

Dr Kandy Chiu


Dr Kandy Chiu obtained her dental qualifications at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. Following graduation, she has enjoyed working with people from all walks of life in both public and private sectors across rural Queensland, before joining the Queensland Country Dental team.

Kandy is dedicated to providing tailored, quality care with gentleness, empathy and integrity. She has particular interests in restorative dentistry and oral surgery, and is passionate about promoting oral health as an integral part of overall health, with a focus on prevention and education.

Kandy is committed to providing comfortable and positive dental experiences for every patient, and finds working with children and anxious patients especially rewarding.

Outside of work, Kandy loves baking, loose-leaf teas, reading, travelling, and most importantly the company of her beloved family, friends and cat.

Cathy Boyce

Oral Health Therapist

Cathy graduated from the Sylvania School Of Dental Therapy in NSW in 1980 and pursued a long and enjoyable career as a Dental Therapist in southern NSW until the family relocated to Townsville in 2004. In 2006 she completed further study through the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology and adding Dental Hygiene to her credentials.

Cathy has practiced Dental Therapy and Hygiene in both the private and public sector since then and joins the Queensland Country Dental team as our Dental Therapist. Her years of experience, expertise, gentleness (and obvious enjoyment) in providing dental care for children and young people will be a valuable asset to our dental team.

Aside from her passion for preventive dentistry, Cathy enjoys any hands on activity from craft to home renovations, learning new skills but most importantly, the company of her family and friends.

Kylie Svaricek

Oral Hygienist

Kylie has a bachelor’s degree in Oral Health from Newcastle University. Her main focus in dentistry is preventative care which she has a great passion for.

Kylie is from Sydney and moved to Northern Queensland a couple of years ago and does not miss the cold weather down south. She has worked previously in both private and government dental practices.  

Kylies interests outside of work include rock climbing at Mt Stuart and Arial silks.