Paul graduated in 1976 from the University of Qld. After gaining experience at the Brisbane Dental Hospital, Dr Close travelled to England and worked in a very busy practice for 2 years before returning in 1980.
In 1981 a younger, enthusiastic Dr Paul Close opened the doors to his own dental practice at Eagle Junction on the Northside of Brisbane which serviced his patients until 1986. Dr Close realised at this point, due to the growth and success of his practice, it was time to move to larger premises. So another space was soon transformed into a modern, functional dental practice at Clayfield Courtyard on Sandgate Road.
After eight years, it was obvious again that to meet the needs of the patients and the changing face of dentistry, more space was desirable. The old Clayfield Australia Post Office site was deemed suitable and allowed Dr Close and his team to accommodate all the features they believed were necessary for a dental practice in the 21st Century. In January 2006, it was decided that the practice would be renamed “Close Dental”.
Dr Tom Oliver joined the practice in 2004, followed by Dr Hayden Stewart in 2006, Dr Cate Gerber in 2007 and Dr Andrea Lakatos in 2011. Our patients and team enjoy having female dentists on board to provide some balance. Dr Oliver is now a registered specialist in Orthodontics having completed a Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) at the University of Queensland. The associate dentists play a major role in assisting Dr Close in providing the exceptional level of service that our patients of Close Dental are accustomed to.
Dr Close understands the importance of keeping his skills current and relevant by investing in continuing education while embracing technology. He spends on average 14 days per year in furthering his continuing education attending education seminars, dentistry and management courses. Dr Close started extensive training in implantology in 1991 and worked with a leading American dentist who specialized in the Restorative/Rehabilitation of complete mouths in 1992. . The latest training he has been involved in is Invisalign, Lumineers, Snap-On Smiles, Laser Dentistry and Mini Implantology. He has been president of the Implant Society (Qld Branch) and is activity involved in his study association. He is an active member of the ADA (Qld).