• About Dr Paul Dollar

    Dr Paul Dollar

    Dr Paul Dollar grew up locally in Gumdale in Brisbane and commenced his Bachelor of Dental Science degree at the University of Queensland in 1988. As a student he was awarded the University of Queensland Dental Alumni Prize in 1990 for topping the year academically and graduated with Honours in the top cohort of his university class.


    Paul practised as a staff dentist for Queensland Health in Brisbane before accepting a position as Principal Dental Officer for the School Dental Service in Mt Isa where he regularly travelled all over North Western Queensland providing dental care to isolated communities. He returned to Brisbane and commenced private practice in Wynnum in 1993.


    Dr Dollar is the principal dentist at Bay Terrace Dental Care. He enjoys all aspects of family dentistry and is known for his gentle and compassionate manner. He keeps his clinical skills up to date by attending numerous clinical education and training courses, both in Australia and overseas and is an active member of the local community and the Australian Dental Association (ADA). He is married with four children and in his spare time enjoys fishing, cooking, rugby and running the occasional marathon.



  • What we do

    Your smile can tell so much about you and sometimes imperfections can have an impact on your confidence and the way you smile. At Bay Terrace Dental Care we work with you using the most up-to-date dental techniques; from preventative programs to stop tooth decay to the latest cosmetic treatments in order to create a smile you will be proud of.


    As a team we pride ourselves in providing each and every one of our patients with the finest care, services and treatment. We endeavour to make all treatment as smooth and effortless as possible, which helps even the most nervous patients to feel relaxed and at ease when visiting us.


    Bulk-billed Medicare Dental Treatment

    Your child may be eligible for bulk-billed dental treatment (with no out-of-pocket costs) under the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule. Eligibility criteria do apply so contact us at Bay Terrrace Dental Care for more information

    Happy Gas

    Also know as "Laughing Gas", or by its correct term "Nitrous oxide sedation", happy gas is a safe and modern way of alleviating anxiety while having dental treatment performed. A small mask is placed over your nose and you breathe in the soothing gas and start to feel relaxed. It is not uncommon to get the giggles as you become more at-ease. The effects of happy gas are mild and you’ll remain awake while inhaling. You will not lose control and will still be able to ask questions and communicate with your dentist. Happy gas has a very short recovery time very few side effects.

    Cosmetic Treatment

    At Bay Terrace Dental Care we perform teeth whitening, crowns, bridges, porcelain veneers and aesthetic white fillings to make your smile look the best it can be.

    Preventive Treatment

    At Bay Terrace Dental Care we are passionate about practicing preventive dentistry. We will do our best to ensure you are provided with up-to-date education and treatment options to maintain the health of your teeth and smile and to prevent problems in the future. We utilize a whole range of preventive treatments tailored to your specific needs, including gentle teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments and fissure sealants.

    General Dental treatment

    At Bay Terrace Dental Care, we are a dedicated and experienced family dental team who are trained and proficient in performing all regular dental procedures, including:

    • Scale and cleans
    • Implant crowns and over-dentures.
    • Dentures and mouth guards
    • Crowns and bridges
    • White fillings
    • Amalgam removal
    • Teeth Whitening
    • Bonding
    • Veneers
    • Wisdom teeth extraction
    • Periodontal treatment
    • Bad Breath assessment and solutions
    • TMJD (Jaw Joint dysfunction) assessment and treatment
    • Teeth grinding devices
    • Sleep apneoa and anti-snoring appliances


    "Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner."


  • Toothache / Lost filling / Broken tooth



    What should I do in an event of a dental emergency?
    Please call the practice immediately so that we can arrange an appointment as quickly and conveniently as possible for you.

    What should I do to cure a toothache?
    If you are suffering from a painful toothache, something is wrong that requires attention. Contact us immediately to organize an appointment as quickly and conveniently as possible for you. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol are recommended; do not exceed the maximum dose.


    What should I do if I have a swelling?
    Swellings are caused by an infection. Contact us immediately to receive treatment or antibiotics.


    What should I do if I have fractured my tooth?
    Fractured teeth can usually be restored so there is no need to panic. If the tooth is painful, avoid hot or cold and avoid eating or biting on that side i.e. relieve the tooth from extremes of temperature and pressure. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol may help. Pain-free treatment is usually available by contacting us quickly.


    What if I have lost a crown?
    Keep your crown safe so it can be re-cemented as soon as possible to avoid damage or the need for root canal treatment. Contact us immediately.


    What if I have knocked a tooth out?

    • The tooth needs to be re-implanted into its socket immediately.
    • Try not to handle the tooth root to protect the fibres around the root surface.
    • If possible, place the tooth back into the socket and splint in place with silver paper.
    • DO NOT place the tooth in water.
    • DO place the tooth in cold milk or on one side of your mouth between your teeth and cheeks
    • Contact us immediately

    What if I have broken my denture?
    Broken dentures can usually be repaired relatively easily, often on the same day. Please resist the temptation to glue them together yourself as this often makes a repair very difficult. Contact us to organise the repair to minimize any problems.

  • Your first dental appointment

    Your dental check-up/examination:

    The first people you will meet will be our friendly reception staff, who will ask you to complete a medical form.

    Our dentist needs to be aware of your general state of health as this can often impact upon the condition of your teeth and gums and may effect medication such as anaesthetics and antibiotics we may use for you.

    At your consultation you will have the opportunity to discuss any dental concerns you may have or how you would like your teeth improved.

    Your dentist will give you a full oral assessment to help accurately plan which treatments would be best for the health of your mouth. During this examination we will be looking at -

    • Teeth and the way you bite
    • Original restorations  – Filling, crowns, veneers etc
    • The health of your gums and surrounding bone around each tooth
    • Your tongue, throat, cheeks & lips for signs of oral cancer
    • Jaw joint evaluation

    Dental X-rays will also be taken of your teeth to check for -

    • Decay inside the tooth or between the teeth.
    • Abscess or cysts on the roots of your teeth.
    • Root positions
    • Bone loss

    Once the examination is complete the dentist will discuss the findings with you.

    We will then create a treatment plan with alternative options for you, including all the benefits and risks of each procedure and the costings. This will allow you to decide what is best for your long term dental health.

    "Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner."

  • Contact Us

    If you would like to make an appointment via email, please email us with your preferred days/dates/approximate times and we will be in touch to confirm as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you!

    Bay Terrace Dental Care
    155 Bay Terrace
    Wynnum Qld 4178
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
    07 3893 1233