Casuarina Dental - Family and Holistic Care

Meet the Team at Casuarina Dental - Family and Holistic Care

Whether you need preventative, cosmetic or restorative dentistry, a holistic approach is key to maintaining healthy teeth for life without compromising your overall well being. Casuarina Dental Family and Holistic Care proudly operates Casuarina’s only completely holistic and bio-compatible dental practice. On this page you can meet out time and what you can expect when you visit our dental surgery. 





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Dr Maria Florou, BDS

Principal Dentist

Born in Greece and brought up in Brazil, Maria chose to pursue a career in the dental profession as a way to help people achieve their goals related to overall health and well-being. Dr. Maria did not start out as a holistic dentist but her early experiences in traditional dentistry left her wanting to find a better way to treat patients with more of a focus on the whole person, continuously searching for the latest advancements, least invasive procedures, and most natural resources available. 

In order to achieve an outstanding approach, she takes into account a number of factors: Your overall health, your oral health, the latest developments in traditional dentistry, and the most current information on scientifically substantiated natural health and dental practices.

She believes that every patient is unique and understands that everyone has different needs and expectations. When in comes to kids , she believes that every child should be treated as family, and strives to ensure that every visit is a positive one, through her fun-loving demeanour.

She completed her Bachelor in Dental Science in Sao Paulo – Brazil in 2000. And has a special interest in prevention and family practice.

 In 2011, Maria, her husband and 2 beautiful boys immigrated to Australia, where she has been enjoying simple things in life like spending time with her family and the renovating feeling of having a stroll by the beach.

Dr Demetrio Pina Neto, BDS


Dr Demetrio is a compassionate practitioner graduated from the Sao Paulo City University (Brazil) in 2002. Since then, he has completed post graduate training in Periodontics, Oral Surgery, Dental Implants and Restorative Dentistry.

With experience working in clinical settings throughout Australia and Brazil, treating patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds, ages and needs, Dr Demetrio always keeps in mind the impact of dental conditions on the whole body. He is very focussed in helping his patients to improve their general health and wellbeing through modern technique and technology. His mission is to improve the general health and wellbeing of his patients, not just their dental health.


 “I always wanted to be involved in a profession where I am helping people. I have found a particular passion in the challenges of diagnosis and problem solving in dentistry. I love what I do and I love being around professionals who are excited and passionate about their work.” 


He migrated to Australia in 2011 with his family and settled in Melbourne before relocating to South East Queensland in 2015, seeking for a more balanced work-family lifestyle in a beautiful environment. 

His interests outside dentistry are music, reading, swimming, football, archery, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and chess. He also enjoys spending time with his family at the beach, doing outdoor activities and travelling. Dr Demetrio also speaks Portuguese and is always trying to learn more Spanish and Greek.


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