Business

Mark driven to success so time management is key

Dr Mark Cull - Principal Dentist Channon & Lawrence Dental Centre Dental Assistant - Catherine Matthews Client - Mr Brian Simmonds
Dr Mark Cull - Principal Dentist Channon & Lawrence Dental Centre Dental Assistant - Catherine Matthews Client - Mr Brian Simmonds

THERE are 24 hours in a day and while some of us feel it is never enough, Channon and Lawrence Dental Care dentist Mark Cull makes every minute count.

The dentist juggles his day job with his home life as a proud father of two daughters (Isabelle and Abby) and husband to wife Mary, all the while balancing a rigorous training schedule for his love of triathlon.

And while this would be more than enough for most, Mr Cull finds himself constantly looking for a new challenge.

It was this drive for improvement that led the dentist, 55, to undertake an advanced technique course in implant dentistry.

The Master Clinician Implant Course was based out of Santa Monica in Los Angeles in the United States and participation restricted to candidates with an existing high level of experience.

Mr Cull graduated from the Global Institute for Dental Education course in September last year after a final five-day session in Los Angeles.

Merely completing the course was cause enough for celebration, but the Gympie dentist went one step further.

He was the top-performing Australian in addition to graduating top of the class overall from 105 students.

Fellow dental colleagues enrolled in the course came from China, the United States, Canada, Europe and South America.

Mr Cull attended three four-day sessions in Sydney before the final session in Los Angeles, bringing together all participants.

"It was run as a global school," the dentist said.

"They had classes running simultaneously all over the world before everyone came together for the final lectures, two exams and graduation."

Mr Cull said graduating from the course with such high honours was no easy task.

"It was pretty full on," he said.

"The last two exams were quite hard and were done under pressure.

"It was all done at a higher tier than normal implant courses."

The study was a year in the making, involved a final count of eight exams and two case presentations.

Very little in the United States is done in halves and Mr Cull soaked up the atmosphere of a glitzy Oscars-style graduation ceremony.

Mr Cull's graduation places him in esteemed company and as a member of the graduating alumni he will return yearly to participate in lectures on the latest techniques to keep his knowledge up to date.

"Techniques from two years ago are changing today," he said.

"The field is always changing."

He said the key to his success at juggling a hectic schedule of work, family, sport and study was his "OCD nature".

"I am good at time management," he said.

"I train for triathlons and have to get up early each Wednesday to cycle with a good group here in Gympie, so there are many early starts and late finishes.

"I think also being involved in sport helped as well because of that competitive drive to do better - to better yourself."

Mr Cull's higher qualifications are a boon for Gympie and Channon and Lawrence Dental Care, allowing him to offer implant service that once required patients to travel to the Sunshine Coast.

"The main thing for Gympie is having the expertise here and rolling out more services," he said.

The dentist first obtained his qualification in 1985 and with 30 years' experience in dentistry and a further 13 years in dental implants, Mr Cull is passionate about bringing the very latest world-class techniques to Gympie patients.

"Everything is digital now," he said.

"That's the biggest difference and it is for the better because we can offer predictable outcomes."

It really is something to smile about.

Gympie Times

Topics:  business dentist



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

He fought off death three times in one week

THE BLINK OF AN EYE: Gympie son Scott Hoare in his hospital bed with girlfriend Angie by his side.

Gympie son Scott Hoare paralysed in tragic surf accident

MP's best wishes for 'man of integrity'

NO QUESTION: Gympie MP Tony Perrett has congratulated former Nations leader and recent political retiree, Lawrence Springborg, on a career marked by "stand out integrity.”

Perrett congratulates retired colleague on "stand out integrity”

Are agents undervaluing Gympie properties?

Letter writer questions whether Gympie properties are being under valued.

Letter writer questions values put on Gympie properties

Local Partners

End-of-year break-up for OWN

GUNABUL Homestead was the place to be for 62 members of the Older Women's Network on December 1.


Your definitive Gympie guide to school holiday fun

HANDS ON: Get the chance to create your own clay animals at the Gympie Regional Gallery.

Check out the amazing things to do over the school holidays.

GARAGE SALES: Where to grab a bargain this weekend

Several sales are being held in Rockhampton on Saturday as part of the national Garage Sale Trail.

Take a look at these treasure troves

Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

Jennifer Lawrence apologises to the people of Hawaii

Jennifer Lawrence sorry for 'offensive' story

Cruz Beckham's single a 'one-off'

He is not planning to launch a full-time music career yet.

Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 42

Louis Tomlinson's mother has died.

Respect and Christmas joy

RESPECT: Gympie's Mary-Helen Buchan (right) performing at the Memorial Park Rotunda with fellow James Nash Vocal group singers Hadassah Covert, Red Smith, Jonas White and Naomi Kassulske.

Gympie singer takes the big Christmas message to Brisbane

Star Wars spin off gets green light grom Lucas

Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen star in the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Lucas said to have enjoyed the latest Star Wars spin-off

BOOK REVIEW: The Mask of Command

This narrative from Anicent Rome has it all

The apple and the worm

Gympie journalist Arthur Gorrie.

Progress leaps along, so let's look first

Essential to get new Maroochydore CBD fundamentals right

LOOKING AHEAD: The central business district at Maroochydore is planned to be the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

SunCentral reports good progress on 53ha Sunshine Coast city heart

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!