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Our focus at Gilbert St Dental is to work as a team. In doing so we feel that all our staff are better supported and relaxed, which reflects outwardly and makes the atmosphere here much more comfortable.


Dr Mark Galaz has been involved in Dentistry since 1978. Dr John Day also graduated in 1978. It was only a few years later that Mark and John established their practice, and they have now been together in private practice for over 35 years.

Over this time, both dentists have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience.  Mark and John’s practice has flourished due to their thorough and honest approach. They strive to maintain current and first class concepts and practices, through continuing dental education. They have both spent many years tutoring dental students.

In addition, Mark has strong interests in Dental Lasers and aesthetic dentistry.

Dr Penny Galaz has joined the practice, after practicing overseas. Penny shares similar interests and philosophies to Mark and John, and is now well integrated into the practice.

At Gilbert St Dental, we take an educational and preventive approach to dealing with problems of the mouth.  These include:

  • Education and understanding
  • Implementation
  • Prevention
  • Early detection
  • Appropriate course of action

In addition, we appreciate that to many, dental treatment can be an uncomfortable and sometimes costly experience. At Gilbert Street Dental we will endeavor to put you at ease through our professional and friendly nature, through clear explanations of any problem and quotation of any planned treatment. We hope to make your visit with us as comfortable as possible, as this encourages patients to return for completion of treatment and routine checkups, which in turn promotes optimum oral health.

Practice Manager


Our practice manager, Lacie is very experienced in the running and administration of our practice.  It is generally Lacie you will meet at the desk, over the phone or via email.

As part of her role, she acts as a liaison between patients, staff and dentists.  This places her in a special light to assist you with any inquiries or concerns regarding general inquiries, appointment times or procedures, payments.

Lacie and our staff are also firm believers in the importance of good oral hygiene, and will be most happy to assist and explain any products that may be appropriate for you.

Dental Assistants

Sami, Joannie and Kate are our friendly and outgoing dental assistants. They are all qualified and experienced. They will endeavor to make your visit with us comfortable and relaxed.

gsd_markDr Mark Galaz
gsd_pennyDr Penny Galaz
gsd_johnDr John Day