John Willshire
Buderim Dentist

At John Willshire Dental, Formerly Buderim Marketplace Dental, we’re dedicated to providing the finest dental services in the Kuluin, Buderim, Maroochydore, Bli Bli and surrounding areas.

Our specialist staff will take excellent care of your oral health, providing fantastic results, every time. 

Our dental practice is designed to relieve the anxiety of going to the dentist, and all our staff are excellent with children. This makes us the perfect place to ensure that the whole family has healthy teeth.

We are your Buderim Dentist committed in providing personalised, friendly and gentle dental care to all of our patients. 

Our experienced dentists offer a wide variety of services, including general dentistry, family dentistry and cosmetic services such as teeth whitening, dental implants, crowns and veneers. 

Our friendly team is committed to making every visit as comfortable as possible.

For more information about our Buderim Dentist Practice, or to book, please speak to our friendly team in Kuluin (Next To McDonalds) today, or book an appointment online using the button at the bottom of this page.

Dr John Willshire

Dr John Willshire (B.Sc D.D.S) has been practicing dentistry for 40 years. He completed his training in New Zealand at the University of Otago in 1974 and has owned his own practice for most of his professional career. During this time, John has mentored a number of dental graduates and gains great satisfaction from sharing his skills and knowledge with the next generation of dental practitioners. He and his family moved to Australia in 2004. John also enjoys good hearted banter when it comes to rugby and any cross Tasman sporting rivalry. He has an excellent chairside manner and works hard to ensure his patients are fully informed about their dental options and are comfortable with medical procedures agreed upon. Despite his extensive experience, John continues to involve himself in ongoing professional development and gains great satisfaction from assisting his patients to achieve and maintain excellent standards of dental health. He stops at nothing to ensure his patients leave the practice with the confidence that only a great smile can give.

Dr Tom McLean

John Willshire Dental is pleased to welcome Dr. Tom McLean to the team. Growing up in Kawana, Tom is a Sunshine Coast local. He completed dental studies at the University of Queensland, graduating in 2009 and has worked in private practice on the Coast ever since.

He and Dr. John Willshire first met at a dental continuing education course in 2010 and they have stayed in contact ever since. Tom enjoys looking after his patients and is well-trained in all aspects of Dentistry. He has a special interest in Dental Implants and has completed many programmes with some of the leaders in the Implant field.

Outside of work, Tom enjoys time with his 2 nephews, travelling and swimming.

Julie Luhrs

After nearly a decade of living, working and travelling in remote communities on Cape York, Julie relocated to the Sunshine Coast with her husband and two active young sons. Julie is an asset to us here at John Willshire Dental.

A Queensland graduate, Julie’s experience in oral health clinical care expands over 20 years. She completed her Dental Therapist qualification in 1993 and her Dental Hygienist qualification in 1999. Julie is passionate about promoting oral health and is committed to excellence in providing patient focused care. She loves her role as an Oral Health Therapist and with her fun loving, caring and compassionate nature she prides herself in providing a nurturing and comfortable dental experience for her young and not so young patients.

In her colourful career history, Julie has worked in both public and private sectors, in general dental and orthodontic practices in Brisbane, Sydney, Cairns, Cape York and the Torres Strait. She loves working with the John Willshire Dental Team and is extremely popular with many of our younger patients.

Julie also has an interest in humanitarian aid work and has travelled abroad as a volunteer oral health therapist providing care to children living in orphanages in India. She has also led some amazing public oral health promotion activities including toothbrushing programs in Indigenous community schools and childcare facilities and has worked alongside Indigenous Health Workers and the Royal Flying Doctor child health nurses to promote oral health for Indigenous families and for their communities. Her passion and dedication were recently acknowledged, and Julie was awarded a Queensland Health Director General’s Australia Day Award for her commitment to Indigenous oral health.

There is literally no such thing as ‘spare time’ for Julie, as she is a mother of two mischievous young boys. They capture, and at times command most of her time; that is when she is not looking in mouths. But given the opportunity, she loves a great cuppa and a good yarn.


Seen running everywhere from the front desk to the surgery or pouring models, Suzy is familiar with all areas of the practice.

Call today to speak with her about your appointment!


Mandy has been working in Dental Practices for the past 16 years. She is experienced in chairside assisting but loves being on the front reception desk, helping with any patient inquiries. If you need to make an appointment or you have any questions or concerns, she will be more than happy to assist you.