Welcome to Carter Dental: your Maroochydore dentist

Our focus is early diagnosis, treatment and preventative care for the whole family
A respected and long-standing, family-oriented clinic that continues to grow under the guidance of Dr Kit Carter. We provide a wide range of dental services to patients and families from all over the Sunshine Coast.

History of the practice
The practice has a long and well-respected history in the Maroochydore area. Many of our current patients knew the previous dentist and the location at Wirraway Street. Dr Carter bought the business in June 2000 before relocating to the current premises a little over two years later.

Find us at 60 Fourth Avenue, Maroochydore. It’s just off Aerodrome Road.


Emergency appointments are available each day on a ‘first come, first served’ basis for new or existing patients. Phone (07) 5443-1263 soon after we open, or leave a message on our answerphone.

For help on weekends and public holidays, please see Emergencies


If you would like to make an appointment please phone,

Opening Hours

Monday 8.30 – 5pm

Tuesday and Thursday 8.00 – 5pm

Wednesday and Friday 7.30 – 4pm

Prevention is always the best medicine but when it comes to treatment, we believe ‘less is more’

Preserving as much tooth tissue as possible leaves you with more options for the future, helping you on your way to a lifetime healthy smile.


Oral Hygiene

preventative dentistry helps keep your teeth and mouth clean and healthy

Good oral hygiene habits will leave your mouth looking and smelling healthy.

  • You are not worried about bad breath.

If your gums hurt or bleed with brushing or you experience persistent bad breath, contact a dentist as soon as possible.

Our hygienist will show you how to improve your techniques to get your mouth and teeth as healthy as possible.


Restorations are used to repair broken or decayed teeth


Fillings repair areas of tooth damaged through decay or trauma, restoring normal function and shape.

When required, a section of your tooth is removed. The area is thoroughly cleaned and filled with an appropriate filling material. Many small fillings can be done without the need for local anaesthetic.


To replace missing teeth

A crown, also known as a ‘cap’, is a covering made to fit over a prepared tooth. They are used when a tooth is broken or cracked or a large filling in place causes a risk of breaking. (For example a previously root filled tooth) Crowns are also used for aesthetic reasons, for example improving the appearance of a discoloured or poorly shaped tooth. They are always used to cover dental implants.

All of our crowns are locally made to extremely high standards and use only TGA approved materials. We have a great working relationship with our laboratory, and offer a truly dependable service with warranties in place.

How to start tooth brushing for toddlers

Childrens Dentistry

We believe it is vital to establish good habits for maintaining healthy teeth and gums at a young age. Such routines will help to prevent complicated and expensive treatment in the future. Building great relationships with our younger clients helps to instill these habits, which will help them to look after their teeth throughout life.

Another reason for a child to regularly visit the dentist is to ensure their teeth are developing normally. Early identification often simplifies the management of these problems.

Currently we have the Child Dental Benefit Scheme (CDBS) in place, which is a Government scheme designed to support good habits and give basic dental treatment to children between the ages of 2 and 17.

Eligible children receive up to $1000 worth of treatment over a 2 year period. Eligibility depends on whether you receive a relevant government payment such as Family Tax Benefit A