Dr Adrian Frick

BDSc, Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Adrian graduated from The University of Qld with a BDSc in 1993. From there he moved into government service based in Cairns. Over the following 7.5 years he spent the majority of his time servicing communities in Cape York and the Torres Straits. Adrian and his wife Michelle had their first child, a daughter, Natalia, on Thursday Island. It is also here that Adrian developed his passion for primary health care. After a brief interlude in the public sector in Bundaberg, Adrian and his family moved to Alice Springs, spending 12mths there in private practice. A second child and first son, Aiden, was born there which added to what was a great year. After drifting back to Bundaberg and spending two years as Senior and Principal dentist working again for Qld Health, the decision was made to move into private practice. So in 2006 an existing practice was purchased and since then that has been the focus. It is a family orientated practice with 5 dentists and 1 OHT, with no one working full time, allowing breathing space for other aspects of everyones life. Adrian considers the balance between work and other aspects of life to be critical for the maintenance of our enjoyment of life and health, particularly mental health.

Adrian is a strong advocate for ADA membership, recognising that our profession needs to be united under one voice to enhance outcomes for Dentists and patients, Australia wide, when interacting with and petitioning Governments, Health funds and overseas associations.

Adrian understands the pressures experienced by Government Dentists, the challenges for health care workers in remote areas, the intricacies of indigenous health and the challenges faced by employee dentists in private practice, and practice owners.

Adrian can be contacted for media enquiries through the Communications team on 07 3252 9866