Our Practitioners

Dr Nigel Cluer
B.D.Sc (Hons), Principal Dentist and owner

Dr Cluer has maintained a mercury-free, biocompatible approach to his dentistry for the past 30 years. His refined skill, honesty and kindness, combined with his unique ability to connect with people from all walks of life, is his secret to such a large following in the Byron Shire.

Having founded three previous dental practices, including the Brunswick Holistic Dental Centre, Dr Cluer’s new Bangalow clinic is his favourite. Intimate and peaceful, it’s a space which reflects his nature, one where he can nurture his patients without the pressure of a large clinic to oversee.

He’s always situated at the forefront of modern dentistry, due to ongoing research and training into all areas of dental advancement. He’s a member of the Australasian branch of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) – a science-based organisation which researches, encourages, and supports the use of biological dentistry. He’s SMART certified for the safe removal of mercury amalgam fillings.

Dr Cluer’s interests are ocean endurance swimming, yoga asanas, and reading the Bhagavad-Gita. He’s always trying to improve his service to Lord Krishna and His creation. A vegetarian for 30 years, he’s now adopting a fully plant-based diet to minimise his footprint in the world and to help alleviate the needless suffering of animals.

Dr Darren Siu
B.Sc. (Hons), DMD

After a long search for the perfect candidate to join our team, we’re delighted to introduce dentist, Dr Darren Siu. After completing his Bachelor of Science with Honours in Canada, Dr Siu entered the Doctor of Dental Medicine program at the University of Sydney. He fell in love with Australia and is now happy to call Bangalow “home”.

Dr Siu provides a biocompatible approach to all aspects of dentistry, and is eager to stay educated in the most effective and up-to-date techniques. His special interest is aesthetic dentistry. He has an especially warm and friendly manner, and a positive attitude, with each and every patient.

When Darren is not in the clinic, he enjoys playing a wide variety of sports including basketball and football. Although he knows his dreams of playing in the NBA are gone, he also loves creating great meals in the kitchen. Who knows, maybe you’ll see him on the next Masterchef.