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Tuesday- 8.30am- 6pm

Wednesday- 8am - 5pm

Thursday- 8am - 8pm

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She has a passion for health and wellbeing, a love of art and an interest in developing technologies. Olivia enjoys crown, bridge and endodontic treatment and takes pride in her aesthetic work. She also enjoys giving people tailored advice suited to their individual needs, and taking the time with patients to build trusting professional relationships.

Dr Olivia Evans - Dentist

Dr Olivia Evans graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2014. Born in Cairns, she is proud to call herself a local.  

Throughout her studies Olivia was admitted to the International Golden Key Society for Academic Achievement and awarded a number of scholarships, including one from the Australian Dental Association, the National Rural Health Students Network, and from the Services for Allied Rural and Remote Allied Health.

Meet the team

Lea provides comprehensive care including root canal treatment, implant restoration, one visit cerec restorations along with routine dental restorations and cleans. Her goal is to bring her patients oral health to a maintenance only level. Lea is assisting at the School of Dentistry at James Cook University as a clinical supervisor and is committed to continuing education, regularly attending Australian Dental Association conferences. Helping the community has been a strong focus for Lea and the practice. The Smithfield Dental "Tooth Faeries" have a long history with the Relay for Life and are committed to fundraising for a great cause.

Dr Rimmer has had the privilege to work alongside Dr Brian Finn, Oral Surgeon and Dr Brian James, Periodontist restoring patient’s dentitions with implants since the early 1990’s. The early implementation of these new techniques made Cairns one of the pioneer centres in this field.   Trish is a member of the Australian Endodontic Society, The Australian Society of Computerized dentistry and The Australian Dental Association and has completed a mini-residency in Prothodontics in 2010. A passion for dental education has seen her instrumental in setting up the JCU dental degree sitting on the consultative and curriculum committees at its inception. Dr Rimmer also holds graduate certificates in Nutritional Medicine and is passionate about the health of her community.

dr lea ovaska-  principal dentist

Dr Lea Ovaska graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science (Hons) from the University of Queensland in 1986.

Lea considers herself a local as she started her first few months of primary school at Tully while her father was cutting sugar cane. Lea married her husband in Cairns, they have two children and love living in the tropics.

Dr Patricia Rimmer-  principal dentist 

Dr Trish Rimmer graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Queensland in 1986.  

Trish moved to Cairns in 1987 to start her family and at this time was one of the only young female Dentists to practice in this region. She has a commitment to Dentistry which has seen her continually update her skills in Endodontics, Cerec, Crown and Bridge and the restoring of Implants.

Smithfield Dental was founded by Dr Lea Ovaska and Dr Trish Rimmer. They graduated from University together and have now worked as partners for over 20 years. Together they challenge each other daily to provide the most up to date, caring environment for their patients and staff. Lea and Trish are proud to have established a practice that offers continuing care to generations of patients.


      the team