Our team at L&R Dental clinic provide exceptional dental care that is both compassionate and uses the latest treatment techniques to ensure all our patients have access to quality oral health.
The concept for L&R Dental began with the dream of two dentists, Dr Leanne Welsh and Dr Rachael Milford, who wanted to invest their professional skills in an area with a strong local identity and a sense of community. During their time at university, they planned their dream dental clinic located in Toowoomba.
Both Dr Welsh and Dr Milford continually invest in their patients by implementing the latest technology to give Toowoomba families leading-edge dental care. Dr Phoebe Fernando found this idealistic approach to dentistry refreshing and joined our team, fully embracing life and work in Toowoomba.
At L&R Dental, we are patient-focused and gentle. Each member of our team became interested in dentistry because of the opportunity it provides to change people's lives by making them feel great about their smiles.
We are committed to delivering the finest dentistry in a warm and friendly environment. This makes taking care of your smile an easy, and even enjoyable, experience. You can learn a little more about our team by reading through our biographies. We can't wait to welcome you to L&R Dental.
Dr Leanne Welsh
Dr Leanne Welsh grew up in Toowoomba and completed her secondary education at St Ursula’s College. With family ties in the area, her goal was always to study at University, then return to serve in a professional capacity in Toowoomba.
Dr Welsh graduated from the University of Queensland in 2008, with a Bachelor of Dental Science. In partnership with Dr Rachael Milford, a fellow graduate of the UQ Dental School, Dr Welsh formed L&R Dental in 2012 to fulfil her aspiration of running her own practice.
Dr Welsh is passionate about dentistry and regularly attends courses to stay current on new techniques and materials. With a focus on prevention, Dr Welsh works closely with our hygienist to help her patients maintain optimal oral health. Dr Welsh has a special interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry and the construction of oral appliances for the treatment of sleep apnoea.
Outside of work, Dr Welsh is involved in the sport of Equestrian and spends her weekends competing in showjumping competitions throughout Queensland.
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Dr Rachael Milford
Dr Rachael Milford stayed close to her hometown for her education, completing a Bachelor of Dental Science Degree in 2008 at the University of Queensland Dental School in Brisbane.
Dr Milford fell in love with Toowoomba, where she ultimately decided to work. She is passionate about community involvement and regularly participates in both dental and non-dental events community-wide.
She and Dr Leanne Welsh started L&R Dental in 2012, and Dr Milford has developed a sincere appreciation for the team they continue to develop. She often notes that the L&R Dental team works hard and always gives their very best.
As a people person, Dr Milford truly enjoys getting to know the Toowoomba families that trust L&R Dental with their dentistry. She especially enjoys the feeling of helping patients regain confidence with a beautiful smile.
When she is not working in the dental practice, you will often find Dr Milford gardening or getting fit at a local gym. She enjoys learning something new and the adventure of travelling.See Complete Bio
Dr Phoebe Fernando
Dr Phoebe Fernando graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2000, from the University of Otago in New Zealand. She has worked as a general dental practitioner for many years in various practices throughout New Zealand and Australia. Her interest in general dentistry varies from oral surgery, endodontics, restorative therapy as well as educating patients in maintaining their oral health for a life time. All of theses interest are supported with continuing professional development to deliver the best care for all of our patients.
When Phoebe is not busy running around after her children, she loves to read, travel, cook and stay fit. She looks forward to welcoming new patients and continuing care for our regular patients at L&R Dental.See Complete Bio
Dr Emily Chen
Dr Emily Chen graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and Graduate Diploma of Dentistry with First Class Honours in 2013 at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. She has worked as a general dental practitioner throughout Queensland, relocating yearly due to her husband’s work. She and her husband met in Toowoomba and always planned to return to their favourite city in Queensland.
Dr Emily’s goal is to provide personalised and professional dental care for all her patients, ensuring patients are comfortable, cared for and maintaining their oral health. She has particular interests in restorative therapy as well as endodontics where she had completed her Honours Research in Endodontics and Microbiology. She maintains up to date knowledge through various Australian dental conferences to ensure modern dental treatment is provided for her patients, having also published research in endodontics.
When Emily is not working at the dental practice, she enjoys reading, cooking and jogging; and enjoying the sunshine with friends and family.See Complete Bio
Our dental hygienist, Emma was born in Melbourne and attended primary and secondary school in Bundaberg before heading ...
Anna Barmasheva graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Oral Health, with the Jean McNicol Award for Outstanding Performance. Since 2016, she has been working in various general and periodontal practices throughout Australia helping patients to maintain their oral health.