Julie Luhrs


After nearly a decade of living, working and travelling in remote communities on Cape York, Julie relocated to the Sunshine Coast with her husband and two active young sons. In 2014 Julie joined the Avenue Dental Caloundra family.

A Queensland graduate, Julie’s experience in oral health clinical care expands over 20 years. She completed her Dental Therapist qualification in 1993 and her Dental Hygienist qualification in 1999. Julie is passionate about promoting oral health and is committed to excellence in providing patient focused care. She loves her role as an Oral Health Therapist and with her fun loving, caring and compassionate nature she prides herself in providing a nurturing and comfortable dental experience for her young and not so young patients.

In her colourful career history, Julie has worked in both public and private sectors, in general dental and orthodontic practices in Brisbane, Sydney, Cairns, Cape York and the Torres Strait. She loves working with the Avenue Dental Team and is extremely popular with many of our younger patients.

Julie also has an interest in humanitarian aid work and has travelled abroad as a volunteer oral health therapist providing care to children living in orphanages in India. She has also led some amazing public oral health promotion activities including toothbrushing programs in Indigenous community schools and childcare facilities, and has worked alongside Indigenous Health Workers and the Royal Flying Doctor child health nurses to promote oral health for Indigenous families and for their communities. Her passion and dedication was recently acknowledged and Julie was awarded a Queensland Health Director General’s Australia Day Award for her commitment to Indigenous oral health.

There is literally no such thing as ‘spare time’ for Julie, as she is a mother to mischievous 4 year old and active 5 year old boys. They capture, and at times command most of her time; that is when she is not looking in mouths. But given the opportunity, she loves a great cuppa and a good yarn.