We are passionate about teeth! Odd but true!

When you become a valued client at BFD you will realise that we are not your average dentists.

One, we love teeth! It’s weird but true. Both Suzanne (aka Dr Cairns) and Caroline (aka Dr Lai) are so passionate about teeth that they are constantly talking about the latest dental treatments and technologies and how they can introduce them to BFD. Also Suzanne drinks wine from a straw to protect her teeth. Yes, she takes her job and her teeth very seriously!

Two, we care about your experience with us. We want our patients, old and new to enjoy coming to BFD. Our team are super friendly and will go out of their way to make sure your time with us is comfortable and that you feel safe knowing that we will treat you with the utmost professional care.

BFD is family of passionate professionals; including senior (in experience, not age) dentists, dental nurses, and our lovely front of house receptionist.

Dr Suzanne Cairns

Dr Suzanne Cairns a highly-trained and knowledgeable dentist with more than 16 years of experience in her field. Suzanne’s passion for her work is backed by ongoing professional development. We love her drive and continual pursuit of being a  top class dentist as well as being an all round exceptionally nice person!

Dr Cairns works alongside specialist ear nose and throat doctors to treat sleep disorders and sleep apnea. She will always explain all treatments thoroughly, putting even the most anxious patients at ease, and if that’s not enough, she has RA (happy gas) on standby at all times!

Beware as Suzanne loves a good chat! She has travelled extensively so if you have that in common be prepared for some story swapping! She also loves snowboarding, SUPing and anything else that the cool kids do! On a Sunday you will find her with her family, including 3 year old daughter at one of the local Beaumaris cafes, eating breakfast or at the dog beach.


Qualified Bachelor Dental Science (BDS) Dundee UK 2003

Public and private sectors, Scotland 2003 – 2006

Cairns & Melbourne Dental Hospitals, Royal Flying Doctors in QLD/ Cape York outreach clinics (Aurukun/Weipa) 2006 – 2007

Trained in Botox to treat TMJ headache 2010

Primary exams (RACDS) 2014

POS Orthodontic seminars 2016

Dr Caroline Lai

Dr Caroline enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, being particularly experienced with dental emergencies and managing the very anxious patients. Her calm and gentle approach helps achieve a comfortable experience for the phobic and stressed patient. Caroline is down to earth and approachable, she takes her patients concerns into consideration and is always striving to achieve a high patient satisfaction rate.

Caroline is also as quirky as they come! Being a mature dentist she somehow has more energy than kids at a party! All clients love her as she can relate to all ages. Her Asian heritage means she was blessed with age defying looks. We are not jealous at all *sigh*.

Outside of dentistry, Caroline enjoys travel, having had the privilege of visiting many parts of the world. Her love of different cultures is what makes her so approachable and interesting to talk to. She also enjoys different cuisines and loves a good meal with family and friends.


Qualified Bachelor Dental Science (BDS) University of Birmingham, UK 1984

NHS and private sectors, UK 1984 – 1987

Owner of private practice, Singapore 1987 – 2004

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