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Meet Our Team

Professional Team

Dr Craig Courtney

He began work in private practice with Dr Paul Brice in Ayr before moving to become the Principal Dentist at Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Services (TAIHS), where he continued in private practice with Dr Alan Cutmore.

From there he joined the private practice of Dennis Hagarty and Keith Eriksen before establishing Courtney Dental in 1992 when he took over the practice of Dr Geoff Kelly.

He is a keen cricketer where he still plays in the local competition for Norths, loves fishing and horse racing and has 3 lovely daughters Brittany, Cadence and Amara.

Dr David Young

David graduated with Honours from the University of Queensland in 1985.

He served 20 years with the Australian Army, the first part being a scholarship. David completed a Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Surgery) at the University of Otago (New Zealand) in 1995 and was posted to Townsville on completion of the degree.

He has been with our practice since 2001. David enjoys most things but especially enjoys spending quality time with his loving wife, Derelle.

He has also been seen on the odd occasion with a fishing line.

Though there is no truth to the rumour that his appointment book is governed by tidal influences. As well as being a keen fisherman he also posses the best tennis and table tennis skills in the practice.

Bernie Courtney

Bernie has been working as a Dental Technician for 50 years and worked for the North Queensland Flying Dental Service.  He became a  Dental Prosthetist 15 years ago and started working with his son Dr Craig Courtney.

Bernie enjoys sharing his life experiences with  other staff and his patients.   Bernie enjoys watching sport and will often place a bet on his favourite team.   He also loves to spend time with his three young granddaughters.


Preventive Team

Ruth Bromham

Ruth Bromham is back at Courtney Dental for her second stint, having previously been here for 2004-2005 and rejoining us in July 2007. She graduated as a dental therapist in 1985 and worked as such for over 20 years before gaining further qualifications in dental hygiene practice and health promotion from the University of Queensland.

"I still love coming to work each day. I look forward to developing great relationships with our patients so as to enable them to maintain their teeth for life"

Ruth likes to find time to cook for friends, read, go to the movies and exercising (more of which would be good)

Julie Norris

Julie joined the team at Courtney Dental in May 2007, and thoroughly enjoys working with the children in the practice.
She is originally from Victoria, who graduated from Melbourne University in 1994 with her Associate Diploma of Applied Science, Dental Therapy.

After overseas travel and living in both Perth and Launceston, Julie with her husband and their two daughters and son, have now made Townsville their home.

Julie enjoys most outdoor activities and socialising with both family and friends.


Nicole Marshall

Courtney Dental is proud to welcome back Nicole after having her two adorable sons.

As our dedicated Dental  Hygenist, she plays an integral role in our 'Preventative Dental Team' within the practice.

Nicole has a natural flare in the kitchen and we all love sharing her yummy and amazing cakes!!




Front Office Team


Krista has been with Courtney Dental since January 2004, but has many years prior experience as a Dental Assistant and then front office co-ordinator.

She is now our Practice Manager at Courtney Dental.

In her spare time, Krista enjoys watching football, especially her beloved Cowboys, and spending time with her partner and two dogs.


Lian was born and bred in Sydney, although now, proudly calls Townsville home with her hubby and two gorgeous daughters.

She is a qualified dental assistant, and therefore within the practice, works both clinically and also with our reception team.

Lian has a strong interest in furthering her dental knowledge, particulary focussing on dental imaging and radiography.




Clinical Co-ordinators


Rebecca has been at Courtney Dental since May 2003.

A born and bred North Queenslander Rebecca is the clinical director of the practice. After many years in the hospitality industry Rebecca has finally found her niche as the assistant for David Young.  

Rebecca currently holds Certificate III in Dental Assisting and is keen to pursue further studies in the dental field.

Her hobbies are socialising over a beer with friends and spending time with her husband and daughters, Tayha and Mackenzie.


Hayley moved to Townsville from Mission Beach in 2007.

After  many years in retail, she has found herself with us, joining the team in April 2011. She enjoys the excitement of experiencing the different  aspects the dental environment has to offer. She enjoys assisting for both Nicole and  Bernie.

Hayley also enjoys camping, travelling, (which she'd like to do move of) and loves being creative. Hayley also enjoys spending  time with her fiance'e, son Emmett and their dog, down at the beach fishing (even if they dont catch anything!).

At this point in her life Hayley would love to complete her Certificate III in Dental Assisting.



Victoria graduated from St Margaret Mary's College in 2015 and joined the Courtney Dental team in March 2016. Victoria was born in Townsville although she spent a small part of her childhood living in Sydney and Toronto, Canada. In her spare time, Victoria loves to play netball (despite her many complaints to her co-workers of being "too sore" or "too tired" to go to training). You'll find her playing for Saints Netball Club where she has been playing netball since she was only 8 years old.  Craig and Dave agree that Victoria was the perfect addition to the Courtney Dental team simply because she laughs at their jokes, no matter how cringe worthy they are.  In this early stage of her life post high school, Victoria is very keen to further her career in dentistry and looks to one day study Dental Science at University.


Sterilising Team


Glenda is our infection control co-ordinator and has been with Courtney Dental since December 2001.

Born and bred in Townsville Glenda spent many years in both Brisbane and Melbourne where she was heavily involved in Trotting.

Glenda has been a good and close friend to both Bernie and Craig for over 30 years.

When coming back home she continued her passion for horses and trained both trotters at the Willows and Showgrounds and also trained many winners at Cluden Park.