McLean Dental Group

At McLean Dental Group, 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 Tom McLean

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. After working at a few practices on the coast, Tom has laid down his roots here in Kuluin after taking over the business from Dr John Willshire back in March 2020.

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 McLean Dental Group.

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 McLean 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.


Emma began her dental assisting a long time ago in a town far, far away!

During her career she has gained certificates in Dental Assisting, Oral Health Education and a Practice Management.

Emma enjoys caring for patients and takes pleasure in getting to know the patients of the practice.

Emma loves the village of Woombye and is happy to call it home. She loves spending quality time with her husband Danny and her son Charlie, enjoying all the Sunny Coast has to offer.

If you have an early appointment you may see her arrive at work on her motorbike!


Suzy moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2005 and loves all aspects of coastal life.

Suzy’s many years’ experience and vast knowledge makes her a real asset to have working here. Patients loved being greeted by smiling Suzy and she ensures everyone is well looked after. Suzy enjoys dental assisting and just as capable on reception.

Suzy spends weekends with her family jet skiing and camping. Keep an eye out and you may see Suzy zipping around town on her new scooter.


Kaz has been on the Sunshine Coast since 1986 and has also spent many years living and travelling through Europe.

Kaz has worked in the dental industry for 14 years and her friendly and caring nature helps to make your dental experience a positive one!

In her spare time Kaz loves to be with her family and friends and enjoys cooking, gardening and her chooks!


Tammy has over 15 years’ experience in the dental industry and has qualifications in both Practice Management and Dental Assisting.

Tammy moved to Buderim in 2013 and was excited to join the team in 2020.

Her vast knowledge of the Dental industry and commitment to quality patient care is a welcome addition to the team at McLean Dental Group.

Tammy is kept very busy on her days off by a young family and enjoys spending her free time baking and pursuing further study.