Dr Arosha Weerakoon
About Dr Arosha Weerakoon
Arosha spent her childhood in Botswana, Dubai and Sri Lanka before moving to Brisbane in 1992. In 2003, she completed her dental degree with first class honours from the University of Queensland (UQ). Prior to commencing private practice in 2007, Arosha worked as a Dental Officer for Queensland Health on the Sunshine Coast.
Arosha enjoys serving and working with her patients to optimise and maintain their oral health. She is grateful to play such a significant role in the life course of her patients and loves to catch up with her regulars at their check-up appointments. Arosha provides dental care to people of all ages that range from toddlers through to nonagenarians and beyond.
Arosha enjoys communicating and helping people understand complex dental issues to help guide decision making. She likes to approach oral health in a long-term holistic way where she considers her patients as equal partners in their oral healthcare management. As part of this management, she works conservatively and prefers the use of minimally invasive restorative and aesthetic techniques while providing all facets of dental care.
Arosha considers herself to be a perpetual student. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (2007), has a Masters in Public Health (2014) and is due to complete her PhD through UQ in 2022. Arosha also holds an honorary Lecturer position at the School of Dentistry, UQ.
Arosha loves to communicate about Dentistry inside and outside the surgery. Over the last few years, she has taught at UQ and spoken at International and National Dental conferences. She is a regular contributor to The Conversation and ‘Starts at 60’ Media Groups and has provided numerous radio interviews on diverse topics related to oral health.
Outside Dentistry, you will find Arosha walking the Noosa National Park, enjoying a coffee by the beach with her husband, baking goodies and spending time with her family and friends. She loves functional training at F45 Noosa and enjoys the occasional Crossfit session with Adele.