Experience the difference with Soul Dental.


We are caring, quality driven and handle all your dental needs with a smile. Whether you are looking for a lifelong dentist Gold Coast, have had a disappointing experience with a previous dentist, have a nervous child, or you want your dental care to be carried out by a gentle hand, we are here to help. Our experienced dentists at Soul Dental will make sure you are well looked after with the highest standard care. At our family friendly dental practice, you will always experience a relaxed environment, joined by our amazing team and personalised service. Here, you are at the centre of everything we do.

Welcome to a place where patients of all ages enjoy a wide range of personalised dental solutions.

Dentist Gold Coast

Our skilled Dentist Gold Coast team specialises in a range of services, from general dentistry to advanced cosmetic procedures. We know visiting the dentist can be stressful for some, so we’re committed to making our clinic a welcoming and comfortable place for all patients. Whether you need a routine check-up, teeth whitening, or more complex dental care, our experts are here to help.

Our Dental Process

Contact Us

We can be reached through sending us a quick message online, via our form on the bottom of the page, or by giving our friendly team at call at 07 5556 4777!

Book Your Appointment

Our team will work with you to set up the best time for you to come down and have a check up. New patients all start with a Comprehensive Examination and Clean package!

Learn About Your Teeth

You’ll learn everything about your teeth, gums and how to care for them effectively. This is a great way to make visits fun for the kids as they’ll get to ask questions!

Complete Dental Treatments

We’ll set you up with a plan to keep your teeth in optimal condition. If something doesn’t make sense, we’re always ready to help answer any and all questions you may have.


If your teeth are already in tip top condition, we can offer to whiten them for you. This is a great way to boost confidence and to keep your smile looking beautiful.

Periodic Check Ups

Don’t worry, this won’t be the last time you see us! We recommend a visit every six months to check up on your oral health. We look forward to seeing you again!

Our team will work closely with you to address your concerns and prepare you for a lifetime of smiles.

Dr Rita Lai with dog

Let’s get started!

Ready to talk about your treatment plan?
Request an
appointment with Dr. Rita today.

Dr Rita Lai

BOralH(DentSc), GDipDent, PGDip(DigOrtho)


Dentist & Owner

Hi, I’m Dr Rita Lai, your local dentist and proud to be able to offer you a range of professional services using the most advanced equipment right here in Varsity Lakes.

Why did I become a dentist? Well, dentistry is in my blood. My uncle is a dentist and I used to go to his office after school. Back then I didn’t know much about what dentistry meant aside from seeing my uncle with his patients, the relationship he had with them, and the chats they had as if they had been friends for years.

I have always loved working with people and being able to help others, so it was seeing the difference my uncle made for adults and children alike that made me think I wanted to be a dentist.

Since then, I’ve earned a degree in Biology and graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and a Graduate Diploma of Dentistry and have practiced at a number of highly regarded clinics.

Now I’ve decided to go out on my own, I want to create a space that can make a difference for anyone needing a dentist, a place that provides the best customer service and a place that uses advanced digital technologies, highest quality materials, with meticulous attention to detail.

More importantly, a place that cares about its patients as individuals in everything we do, as I believe people never forget a dentist who gives them a beautiful smile, and also won’t forget how we make them feel.

I strive to be gentle, thorough, and communicate openly to ensure that my patients understand their oral health. With a love of all aspects of general dentistry, I always emphasise the importance of preventative care.

Outside of work, I love taking my dog, named Frankenstein on adventures, enjoy doing Zumba, karate, and watching Netflix. You will usually find me at the local shops enjoying good food, catching up with friends, seeing the newest movies, or all of the above together.

I look forward to meeting you!

Member of ADA (Australian Dental Association)

Do you have private health insurance? Awesome! At Soul Dental, we accept all health insurances and have on the spot claiming for your convenience. We also work with the Medicare CDBS for children, DVA (Department of Veteran’s Affairs) and are pleased to offer payment plan options. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to receive dental care as your smile is one of the things you keep forever.

Find Out What Our Customers Have To Say

Based on 214 reviews
Vivian Cui
Vivian Cui
Thank you very much Dr Rita for being very kind and professional and the staff being kind and friendly as well!????
Cindy Peters
Cindy Peters
Caring staff… very up to date practices and knowledge. Glad we found you Dr Lee
Kaylee White
Kaylee White
Had a lovely experience with Soul Dental- Dr Lee’s went above and beyond to make sure I was happy, very much appreciated ????????
sue knox
sue knox
Afraid of dentists ? You won't be when you visit Soul Dentist. You're not just another patient, you are a person. The staff make you feel comfortable and at ease. I recommend Soul Dentist.
Clare Burns
Clare Burns
Thanks Dr Lee and Amy
Narina Preston
Narina Preston
Dr Rita and her team are professional, kind and gentle. Our entire family uses Soul Dental and will continue to do so. Our young anxious son who feared the dentist always leaves happy, I can hear him chatting away while I wait for him! Highly recommend!
Rachel Rees
Rachel Rees
Beautiful little spot with even more beautiful staff


Discover why more Gold Coast families choose Soul Dental for their dental experience!

No two people have the same set of teeth and we will always tailor our treatments and dental care to you and you alone. No one size fits all.

We care about you and your teeth. But we also take care of you as well. We want your overall experience with us to be a positive (and fun!) one.

We’re completely family friendly! We are the dentist for you, your kids and your parents. We love seeing the whole family as it often happens that we discover similar factors between all of your dental health!

No judgments here. If you’re concerned or embarrassed about something, don’t be! We offer a complimentary 15 minute consultation so you know where to start, and so we can get to know you a little better!

We are professionals you can trust. We have your best interests at heart and would love to welcome you to the family. You are at the centre of everything we do.

our services


All new patients receive our comprehensive examination and clean service. This is so we know where to start, and it’s a good base to work up from. We’ll also provide you with dental insights to keep your teeth.


These are a super-thin piece of porcelain bonded to your natural tooth using safe adhesive technology to transform your smile. We use these to refresh your smile or to fix up any cosmetic defects.


If some of your teeth are giving you grief, we can gently and safely remove these. If you require more specialist care, we can refer you to our professional network of specialist Maxillofacial colleagues.


This is a removable guard that is worn at night time, used to protect your teeth from deterioration and wear of grinding or clenching. It’s incredibly helpful in preventing teeth cracking and height reduction.


Our whitening procedure will help you get the brightest white smile you desire in the safest and fastest way possible. Let’s brighten your smile today!


Protect your teeth with our fissure sealants. As an effective and pain free way of keeping your teeth from decaying, these sealants use a resin coating which covers the chewing surfaces of the back adult teeth.


If your tooth decays or has a cavity, we restore it with a strong white resin material after making sure the teeth are germ free. We hope that it doesn’t get to that point, but we are prepared if it does.


In the event that a tooth becomes too damaged that it can’t support a filling, we can restore it with a crown. Talk to us more about this service, as it depends on the person and the kind of dental care required.


Tooth x-rays are a noninvasive, low radiation way of taking an image for a proper diagnosis of tooth related issues. We can also use x-rays during routine procedures if there is a dental problem that needs further analysis.


We love working with kids and have a range of techniques that’ll help relax our younger patients and make them feel more comfortable during their visit. We make it fun for them and encourage questions!


If you or your child plays a sport that requires a mouthguard for the protection of teeth, or if you want one to safeguard anyway, we can provide custom options!


If your tooth has been severely cracked or chipped, you may need to use our root canal therapy procedure. Note that this procedure is only for severely compromised teeth and we recommend contacting our team if you think this is the case.


We offer Invisalign to eligible people! If you are looking for the world’s most advanced clear aligners, look no further. Say goodbye to braces and hello to Invisalign.


This treatment involves deep cleaning, which removes bacteria, tartar, debris and toxin that has collected under the gum line over time. If severe gum disease occurs, this treatment can help delay.