Our Dentists


Dr Prathap Kripakaran ( PK )

Dr Prathap Kripakaran

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 Peter Loveday

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 life-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.

25th March 2020
We hope you are doing well.

Given the unprecedented situation and the uncertainties surrounding the COVID -19, we felt it was important to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to keep our practice clean and safe for every single one of you who step inside and also for our lovely team.

We have always maintained rigorous infection control procedures and take pride that as an accredited practice, we have a clearly-defined system of measuring our compliance with regulations and guidelines, allowing us to continually improve how we operate our practice.

During the last few days, we have been closely following our professional health authority’s guidance and if you have been in recently, you would have noticed that we have implemented a few additional measures in the way we operate.

We will check on you to see if you are well before you come in. Please inform us before you come in, if you are unwell or have travelled overseas or have come in contact with anyone who tested positive or highly likely to be positive for COVID-19. We will reschedule your appointment. If you are in pain and need urgent dental treatment during this time, please contact the Base Hospital. They will triage and treat accordingly.

Steps taken at our practice

We might reschedule some non-urgent treatment in the coming days, but every effort will be made to help you in the best way possible if you are in pain or any discomfort with your teeth.

It is a constantly evolving situation and we understand that it can be stressful; we will have to stay calm but vigilant and help each other out the best we can.