Our Team

We have a specialist team of highly skilled Dentists, Dental Nurses and Tooth-fairies ready to cater to all your needs.

The Pyramid Family Dental Team

BA, BSc, BDSc, GradDipDentimplantology - Owner and Principal Dentist

Dr Darren Gertsch

From the frosty Canadian prairies to the tropical heat, I have been a Cairns resident since 2014. I graduated from the University of Queensland and one of my personal goals was to open a dental clinic in a small country town that would remind me of my home town in central Alberta. I enjoy being part of a small community where everyone supports and helps each other. I have a strong passion for dentistry and improving my patients' life. My first university degree was in Psychology and I strive to help anxious and nervous patients to be comfortable with their dental treatment. I enjoy getting to know my patients and love hearing about their lives each time I see them. When I am not at work, I love spending time with my family, travelling, catching a good movie and barbecuing.
Reception/Dental Nurse

Tara McGrath

As a current dentistry student, working in a dental surgery is the place to be. I am very passionate about healthcare and plan to work in remote communities after I graduate from university. I am a Gordonvale local, and attended both Gordonvale State Primary School and Gordonvale State High School. I love to play piano and touch football. When I’m not working or studying you can find me with a family bar of chocolate, watching True Crime documentaries and painting.
Business Manager/Reception

Valentina Venica

Italian born and bred, Australia has been my home since 2005. I have a background in foreign languages, although I have been working in allied health for the past few years. I truly enjoy engaging and getting to know our patients, ensure they are always welcomed with a smile and address any concerns they may have before they start their dental treatment - helping people on their journey to good health is very rewarding to me.
When I am not at work, you will find me spending time with my little family, gazing at stars with my telescope, and performing Cabaret.
Reception/Dental Nurse

Tupou Buadromo

Born in the beautiful islands of Fiji, I have called Australia home since childhood. I have spent the last 7 years here in Cairns and am a wife, mum and small business owner. I am currently undertaking my Cert III in Dental Assisting, working alongside an amazingly dedicated team who thrive on putting their patients first. Though I have only started in the dental industry, I am looking forward to a bright journey ahead. When I'm not working, you can always find me spending quality time with family/friends, studying or online shopping!
Clinical Coordinator and Senior Dental Nurse

Charlene Homes

I am a Cairns local, I have been living in the Aloomba and Gordonvale area for the past 16 years. I am a bubbly, happy and outgoing person. I enjoy spending time with my family especially my children. My relaxation is a glass of wine and a good movie or tv series.

I have been in the dental industry for the past 11 years. I am qualified with a Certificate III in Dental Assisting, but I am working towards my Certificate IV. I have experience in business administration and accounts departments however I prefer being a Dental Nurse. I specialise in infection control, working with children and clinical operations/promotions. I enjoy meeting new people and getting to know those that come into the clinic. I will be working with Dr Darren and the team to brighten your smile. We hope to see you soon.

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