Whitsunday Family Dental
Whitsunday Family Dental
General dental, Children's dental, Implants and Orthodontics

Our Team

Whitsunday Family Dental is a family practice, owned and operated by Brian, his wife Mary-Anne and his daughter Alice. Whitsunday Family Dental has a strong community reputation for providing professional and best practice dental care in the Whitsundays for more than 35 years. BPD Dentists together with our hygienist ensure we provide you with dental options, listen to your needs and allow you to make informed decisions about your teeth. Whitsunday Family Dental aims to deliver personalised, comprehensive and efficient dental care in a friendly, caring, comfortable and welcoming environment

Our Mission Statement

At Whitsunday Family Dental, our mission is to provide professional, comprehensive and ethical dentistry to our community. We are considerate of the individual needs of our patients and our team. Our safe and caring environment is an ideal workplace for our motivated and educated staff.

Our Staff

Dr Brian Poschelk

  • Bachelor of Dental Science
  • Fellowship- International College of Continuing Dental Education (FICCDE)

Dr Brian Poschelk graduated from the University of Queensland in 1979 with a Bachelor of Dental Science and began work for Queensland Health on the dental train from Townsville to Mount Isa. In later years, he spent time flying to service the Gulf and Peninsular communities. In 1983, in partnership with his brother Kevin, Brian had practices in Collinsville, Bowen and Cannonvale. Brian's entire dental service has been in rural North Queensland.

Brian maintains continued self-education, especially in orthodontics. In 2006, Brian completed a two-year course of Progressive Orthodontic Seminars (POS) and also Invisalign. In 2007, Brian was awarded a Fellowship from the International College of Continuing Dental Education in Singapore (FICCDE).

Brian is a family man and is supported in the practice by his wife, Mary-Anne (Brian Poschelk Dental practice manager) and one of his three children, Alice, as a fellow dentist. When he is not tending to his patients, Brian may be fishing, mustering his cows or barracking for the NQ Cowboys.
Dr Alice Harriott

  • Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Medical Imaging Science

Dr Alice Harriott graduated with First-Class Honours from the University of Queensland Dental School in 2009. Alice works in general adult and children's dentistry and is particularly dedicated to improving the dental health of youth and children in the Whitsundays. Alice regularly visits local kindergartens and schools in Bowen and the Whitsundays to teach the importance of dental health to children. Alice is also renowned for her approachable and nurturing chairside manner.

Alice is married and has three young daughters. She is a keen and excellent cook (annually exhibiting her baking in the Proserpine Show), loves reading and cherishes family life.

  • Oral Health Therapist/Hygienist

Practice Memberships

Australian Dental Association

Dr Brian Poschelk and Dr Alice Harriott are members of the Australian Dental Association.



Anxiety & Pain Relief

BPD's professionals focus on delivering the best dental care in a calm and comfortable environment and reduce anxiety and fear through the use of happy gas, local anaesthetic and in some cases a General Anaesthetic.

Our clinic provides the following pain relief methods:

  • Calming Nitrous Oxide
  • Local anaesthetic
  • General anaesthetic