About Wavell Family Dental

Welcome to Wavell Family Dental where you’ll find modern facilities, friendly staff and professional advice.

Dr Anthony Bowdler and his wife Gayle say their practice Wavell Dental is about family. The practice is very friendly and homely.

“I live locally in Wavell Heights with my wife Gayle and our two sons, who attend school locally as well.”

Dr. Bowdler graduated from the University of Queensland in 1989 and is certified in Orthodontics, Invisalign and Implants.

Dr Leah Brown provides care in all areas of general dentistry and our Oral Health Therapist, Alex, plays an important role in providing dental care to our patients. Alex helps in preventive dental care by providing individual oral hygiene care and instruction to our patients.

At Wavell Family Dental, our services include:

  • General dentistry and white fillings
  • Crowns and dental implants
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Invisalign and teeth straightening
  • Wisdom teeth management

Our crowns are able to be made in-house through CEREC technology.  This uses computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided and manufacturing (CAM) in order to create porcelain crowns, onlays and inlays which in some cases, can be made and inserted on the same day. Fantastic technology!

Please arrive at least 5 minutes early for your scheduled appointment to ensure we see you as promptly as possible.

Payment for your appointment is required on the day. Each treatment room is designed in a private manner. We accept Mastercard, Visa, cash and cheque payments. We also have Eftpos and HIcaps facilities to reduce out of pocket expense.

Remember to bring along your health insurance card to facilitate your on the spot health fund claims, so all you have to pay is the gap amount.

You can be confident your details are stored securely and will not be disclosed without your consent.

Call to book an appointment today!

Meet Our Team

Always friendly service with a smile!

Anthony Bowdler


Dr. Bowdler graduated from the University of Queensland in 1989 and is certified in Orthodontics, Invisalign and Implants.

Leah Brown


Dr Leah Brown grew up locally here in Brisbane.  After graduating as a dentist from the University of Queensland, Leah worked in dental practices in the Logan and Gold Coast areas before happily joining our team at Wavell Family Dental.

Leah enjoys all areas of general dentistry. In particular, Leah enjoys being able to collaborate with her patients to enable the treatment which best suits their personal situation and goals.

Outside of dentistry, Leah loves spending time with her family and friends. Leah also enjoys bush walking and mountain climbing throughout the south-east corner.

Alex Richmond


Alex was born and raised in Brisbane and permanently relocated to the Gold Coast in 2012.  Alex graduated from the University of Queensland in 2009 with a Bachelor of Oral Health.  Since then she worked as an Oral Health Therapist in both general and orthodontic practices, before joining the Wavell Family Dental team in 2009.

Alex aims to assist patients in achieving optimum oral health through prevention of dental disease.  Alex is able to restore teeth, apply fissure sealants and remove baby teeth when necessary in children up to seventeen years of age.

When Alex isn’t at work, you’ll probably find her watching AFL or at the Gabba barracking for her beloved Brisbane Lions!  Her other interests include craft and attempting to find the joy of cooking.