Our Dentists


Dr Prathap Kripakaran ( PK )

Dr Prathap Kripakaran has been practising in Australia since 2004 after completing a training course at the University of Melbourne and having passed the Australian Dental Council licentiate examinations.

As the principal dentist of Walkerston Dental, Dr PK is dedicated towards ensuring his patients always receive the very highest standards of dental care. In addition to all areas of general dentistry he has a special interest in microscope assisted root canal procedures, implants and oral surgery including wisdom teeth extractions. He is passionate about keeping up-to-date with the latest technologies and ensures the clinic is equipped with the very best technologies. Dr PK regularly attends continuing education courses and feels this is absolutely essential as dentistry is constantly evolving and developing.

You will find Dr PK is great at helping nervous patients feel comfortable and relaxed. He finds it immensely rewarding when he is able to help someone achieve good dental health and very much enjoys the technical side of dentistry.

Dr PK has lived in Mackay since 2005 and is proud to be part of such a lovely community. He likes to talk about cricket, the economy and international affairs and is always interested in IT and technology. When he isn’t at work, Dr PK likes to relax by spending time with his wife and son, reading or watching sports whenever he gets the chance.

Dr Simi Jacob

Dr Simi Jacob has been practicing in the region for the last seven years after acing the Australian Dental Council licentiate exams. She also completed the Graduate Certificate of Clinical Dentistry from the Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne.

Having worked in a busy hospital based dental practice prior to moving to Australia, Dr Simi Jacob is confident in all areas of General Dentistry and truly loves the variety of a Family General Practice. She enjoys treating children and believes that a positive dental experience goes a long way in reducing stress and delays in seeking treatment. She also enjoys Cosmetic Dentistry and loves the confidence a good smile can bring to patients. She is a trained Invisalign provider.

Dr Simi Jacob is known to be very easy going and gentle and is much loved by her patients, especially the very nervous patients. She truly believes in doing the best she can for each patient and takes the time to get them comfortable and ready for treatment.

When she is not at work, Dr Simi Jacob loves spending time with her husband and little boy and enjoys good movies, music and the company of her friends.

Dr Peter Loveday

Dr Peter Loveday graduated from Liverpool University in the UK and moved to the Mackay region in 2008 in search of a more balanced live-style.

He prides himself on a relaxed approach whilst providing the highest quality work he can achieve. His philosophy is based on educating a person of all possible options before having a focussed discussion on which treatment option suits them best.

Dr Peter Loveday has a keen interest in Orthodontics, Craniofacial pain and TMJ ( Jaw Joint ) dysfunction. Being a family man himself, he enjoys treating children, adults and the older generation alike. He has a keen interest in Triathlon and Cycling and this has led him to develop knowledge in sports and endurance nutrition, how to maximise performance with minimal damage to teeth.

Apart from work and sports, Dr Peter Loveday loves spending time with his lovely wife and two little boys.