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Meet the Albert Street team!

Team at Face Value Dental in Brisbane’s CBD

Albert St CBD Team

  • Dr. Malcolm Duff BDS (Dund) MGDS RCPS (Glas)

    Dr. Malcolm Duff, the principal dentist at Face Value Dental

    Dr. Malcolm Duff

    Dr Malcolm Duff is the principal and founder of Face Value Dental. He arrived in Brisbane in the mid 90's from Edinburgh through the Middle East.

    His original training was in Scotland, his primary degree from Dundee and his postgraduate qualification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and he served as an examiner for the College prior to coming to Australia.

    He prides himself on keeping the practice and staff up to date and embraces new technology as it is proved. Being mindful of the mantra "Be not the first to pick up the new, nor the last to put down the old". Malcolm's particular interests are in Cad-Cam or Cerec Restorations, crown and bridge and implants, but he is also very competent at the simple restorative work.

    Outside of dentistry he enjoys rugby, motorcycling and time with his wife and family.

  • Dr. Maria Giles BDS (Col)

    Dr. Maria Giles, a dentist at Face Value Dental

    Dr. Maria Giles

    Maria qualified in 2000 in Colombia and passed the Australian Dental Council examinations in 2006 allowing full recognition in Australia. Maria has been practising at Face Value Dental since February 2007. Before coming to Australia she was practising in Colombia as a general dental practitioner. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and regularly attends courses to keep up to date on the latest techniques.

    Maria speaks Spanish and is more than happy to treat those from the Spanish speaking community. Maria works some Saturdays at the practice, which is convenient for people who cannot attend an appointment during a normal working week. Maria enjoys going to the gym. Also enjoys learning mindfulness, meditation, and aromatherapy and is trying to introduce a holistic approach in her life and dental practice.

  • Dr. Judy Lee BDSc (Qld)

    Dr. Judy Lee, a dentist at Face Value Dental

    Dr. Judy Lee

    Judy graduated from the University of Queensland in 2008 with a Bachelor of Dental Science. While enjoying all aspects of Dentistry, including Root Canal Treatment and Crown and Bridge work, Judy also likes to put a strong focus on preventative dentistry rather than waiting for a problem to transpire. She believes that prevention is always better than cure!

    Not only does Judy have a personal commitment to her own professional development, but also a commitment to all her patients that all treatment is properly explained and understood.

    When not working, Judy enjoys travelling, learning new skills and languages. Judy is Bi-Lingual- speaking conversational Cantonese and can understand Mandarin.

  • Dr. Andrew Webber BDS Hon II (Otago) BAppSc MRT (Brisbane)

    Dr. Andrew Webber BDS Hon II (Otago)

    Dr. Andrew Webber

    Dr Andrew Webber graduated from the University of Otago School of Dentistry in 2007 with a Bachelor of Dentistry.

    Dr Andrew commenced working within Queensland Health and assisting with specialist maxillofacial surgery in private practice. An interest within Surgery, Dr Andrew Commenced studying Medicine at the University Of Auckland but has deferred further study to focus on Dentistry.

    Known affectionately around Face Value Dental as the 'Wisdom Tooth Dentist'  Dr. Andrew takes a particular interest in extracting difficult Wisdom Teeth. Dr Webber's combination of training, experience, ongoing education and passion for quality care creates the best environment to assist you through your dental experience.

    Dr. Andrews spends most of his down time flying light aircrafts and has racked up over 1000 hours of flying time. He even hopes to one day own his own plane.

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  • Dr. Suresh Rashid BDSc (WA) GradDipAppSc (Comp)

    Dr. Suresh Rashid, a dentist at Face Value Dental

    Dr. Suresh Rashid

    Suresh completed his Bachelor of Dentistry at the University of Western Australia (Perth) graduating in 1984. In 1999 Dr. Suresh and his lovely wife moved from the country to Brisbane and have been living here since with their two children. 

    Dr Suresh has attended postgraduate training programmes in restorative dentistry, paediatric dentistry (children), simple orthodontics, occlusion and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders, periodontics (gum treatment), endodontics (root canal treatment), prosthodontics (reconstructive dentistry), oral surgery and radiography.

    Dr. Suresh has attended a variety of training programs in cosmetic dentistry and whitening (improving and rejuvenating smiles), including Cerinate® Veneers, Lumineers® and the Snap-On Smile® and the Inman Aligner ®. He also has training in Cerec© technology (Computerised Digitising, Design and Manufacture (CAD-CAM) allowing same day tooth reconstruction using the closest thing currently available to human enamel - pressed ceramics.

    Dr. Suresh enjoys providing relief from pain, reconstructing and rejuvenating worn and broken smiles and helping people to break free of preventable dental disease.

  • Dr Emma Hatherall BDS Wales

    Dr.Emma Hatherall, dentist at Face Value Dental

    Dr. Emma Hatheral

    Emma graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 2005 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, and received the prize for conservative dentistry for that year. Since graduating, Emma has also gained the postgraduate MJDF qualification through the Royal College of Surgeons.

    After graduation she worked in private practice in Wales. She also took up roles within Cardiff Dental Hospital on both the Oral Medicine Department and Paediatric Department where she developed a keen passion for treating children.

    Emma moved to Brisbane to enjoy our warmer climate in 2013 and has recently joined the team at Face Value. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, and has a particular interest in treating children. Emma prides herself on making sure that her patients feel at ease and completely relaxed during their treatment.

    She is committed to maintaining her professional development, and ensures that she is up to date on current methods and techniques by regularly attending courses and conferences.

    Outside of work Emma enjoys keeping active, especially long distance running.

  • Dr Nirooban (Ruben) Sivarajah BDS (London) MFDS RCSEd

    Dr.Nirooban (Ruben) Sivarajah, dentist at Face Value Dental

    Dr. Nirooban (Ruben) Sivarajah

    Qualifications
    Ruben graduated from the prestigious King’s College London (UK) in 2010, with a Bachelor in Dental Surgery. He further obtained his postgraduate diploma of Membership of Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) awarded by the Royal College Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2013. Ruben is strongly committed to continual professional development to ensure that he is able to provide the best and most up-to-date and treatment for his patients. He has a passion for surgical dentistry and facial aesthetics.

    Career History
    After graduating and working in the UK, Ruben headed down-under in search of the sun! Having worked four enjoyable years in private practice serving the Gladstone community (Central Queensland), he decided to move to Brisbane to return to city life and also pursue his passion for teaching. He currently splits his time between Face Value Dental and at the University Queensland Dental Hospital where he is a clinical supervisor.

    Ruben has previously spent time on the charitable YWAM medical ship offering much needed dental services to the most remote regions of Papua New Guinea.

    Areas of interest

    • Prevention
    • Cosmetic Dentistry
    • Implant Dentistry
    • Wisdom teeth removal and other Oral Surgery
    • Invisalign
    • Cosmetic Facial Injectables and Fillers
    • Cosmetic Whitening

    Ruben’s reason to smile
    The best aspect of my job is that I get to meet and interact with patients from all walks of life. It is a real pleasure to help them to achieve a glowing smile. It is great to be a part of a work environment where every member, from receptionist to dentist, is focused on delivering the best possible care for our patients

    Outside of work Ruben is found playing soccer, travelling and building Lego.

  • Dr Don Kelly

    Dr. Don Kelly, dentist at Face Value Dental

    Dr. Don Kelly

  • Dr Reeynaa Ohm BDS (Ind)

    Reeynaa graduated with first class honours and topped her graduating year in 2002. She then passed the Australian Dental Council Examination after moving to Australia and has been practicing since 2007 in a variety of clinical settings.

    Reeynaa has vast experience having worked in Sydney Dental Hospital, Emergency & Trauma Care in Westmead Hospital & Wollongong Dental Hospital before moving exclusively into private practice.

    She believes that along with providing excellent dental treatment, motivating the patients to make positive lifestyle changes is the key to long term clinical success.
    Although passionate about all aspects of dentistry, her special interests include Advanced Restorative Dentistry, Periodontics & Prosthodontics and she aims to deliver high-end care to her clients. Her professional time is spent between Face Value Dental and mentoring students at the University of Queensland - School of Dentistry.

    Outside of work Reeynaa enjoys yoga, baking and reading fiction.

  • Dr Christina Lee BDSc (Qld)

    Christina completed her Bachelor of Dentistry at the University of Queensland in 2012. After graduating, she commenced working in a private clinic in regional Victoria where she practiced mostly general dentistry as well as cosmetic dentistry. Christina recently moved back to Brisbane for her family.

    Christina enjoys all aspects of dentistry but has a special interest in treating kids and anxious patients. She continues to update her skills by attending various courses in various aspect of dentistry.

    Christina has lived in a number of different countries before permanently migrating to Australia and enjoys seeing patients from different backgrounds. She speaks fluent English and Korean.

Oral Health Therapists at Face Value Dental<Some of our support staff at Face Value Dental>

Adelaide St CBD Team

  • Dr Adam Alford BDS (Hons) (Syd) – Senior Dentist

    Dr Adam Alford BDS (Hons), Dentist, Brisbane and Brisbane CBD, Dental Surgeon Brisbane and Brisbane CBD

    Dr. Adam Alford

    My overall goal is to provide you and your family with all your treatment needs, in a professional, friendly, caring and relaxed atmosphere. Where I have explained your treatment options in an easy to understand manner. With this in mind it’s important we have a team who compliments this vision.

    In 2000 I graduated from the University of Sydney with Honours after moving down from Brisbane after completing my school education at St Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace Brisbane. I have worked extensively in Country, General Family, Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontic and Dental Implant practices, in both Australia and the United Kingdom.

    I have strong beliefs in offering patients options with supporting information on the positives and negatives of these options. This enables you, as the patient, to make an educated decision and to decide the treatment that best suits your particular circumstance.

  • Dr Jennifer Taylor BDS (Hons) (Sheffield UK)

    Jennifer graduated with honours in Dentistry from The University of Sheffield, England in 2014. After graduating she worked in general practice in the United Kingdom developing her skills throughout the whole spectrum of general dentistry.

    Jennifer has a particular interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, utilising the latest 3D CAD/CAM technology for crowns, bridges and veneers. She also enjoys root canal treatments. Jennifer's caring and empathetic nature helps to put patients at ease, and makes attending the dentist a relaxed and enjoyable experience.

    Jennifer decided to move down under in search of warmer weather and an outdoors lifestyle. Outside of dentistry, she spends her time running, cycling and going to yoga classes. She also loves exploring Australia and travelling overseas.

  • Dr Primo Nayagam BDS (JCU Townsville)

    Dr Primo graduated from James Cook University in Cairns, Far North Queensland in 2013 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery.

    Since graduation Primo has worked in Moranbah in the Isaac region, Central Queensland for 18months and moved back to Brisbane in November 2015 to be closer to his family in Brisbane. Through his time in the west he gained valuable experience in all areas of dentistry, particularly in Cosmetics, CEREC (Cad/Cam) crowns and bridges and Root Canal Therapy.

    Primo is strongly committed to continual learning and development to ensure he is always providing the best and most up-to-date treatment for his patients. Primo is able to provide treatment under Nitrous (Happy Gas) to cater to the most anxious of his patients and is always seeking to keep his patients as comfortable as possible.

    Areas of Interest:

    • Prevention
    • General Restorative Dentistry
    • CEREC (cad/cam) Crowns
    • Clenching and Grinding
    • Cosmetic Dentistry
    • Cosmetic Whitening

    Outside of dentistry Primo is a keen basketball and soccer player. He loves to watch the All Blacks play, having been raised in Auckland, NZ. And enjoys playing the guitar.

    Primo is down to earth and with his positive and light hearted manner will put you at ease and make you feel comfortable from the start. He takes time to get to know his patients and his first priority is always to ensure their needs are fulfilled.

  • Dr Lily Andersen BDSc (Hons 1st Class) (QLD)

    Dr Lily Andersen

    Dr. Lily Andersen

    Lily graduated from the University of Queensland with first class honours and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Prize for that year. She has previously worked in private practice in Gatton and Ipswich before joining the team at Face Value Dental.

    Lily is committed to providing gentle and friendly service in all aspects of general dentistry, with a particular interest in Oral Surgery. She speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

    Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, photography, art and craft, and travelling with her husband.

  • Dr Christina Lee BDS (Qld)

    Christina completed her Bachelor of Dentistry at the University of Queensland in 2012. After graduating, she commenced working in a private clinic in regional Victoria where she practiced mostly general dentistry as well as cosmetic dentistry. Christina recently moved back to Brisbane for her family.

    Christina enjoys all aspects of dentistry but has a special interest in treating kids and anxious patients. She continues to update her skills by attending various courses in various aspect of dentistry.

    Christina has lived in a number of different countries before permanently migrating to Australia and enjoys seeing patients from different backgrounds. She speaks fluent English and Korean.

Albany Creek Team

  • Dr Alison Dellar BDS (Glas) - Senior Dentist

    Dr Alison Dellar

    Dr. Alison Dellar

    Alison qualified in Glasgow, Scotland in 1999 with distinction in Oral Medicine/Oral Surgery. She then worked in private practice in England before migrating to Australia in 2005 when she joined Face Value Dental, our Brisbane CBD practice.

    As a senior dentist at Albany Dental, Alison enjoys all aspects of general dentistry including cosmetics, root canal treatment and crown and bridge, always making her patients feel at ease and answering any questions they may have. She keeps up to date with new developments, attending educational seminars regularly. She also acted as convener and secretary for Peer Review and Audit groups.

  • Dr Steve D'Arcy BDSc (Qld)

    Dr Steve DArcy

    Dr. Steve DArcy

    Stephen commenced his dental training in 2004 after an eight year career as a military pilot. Since qualifying as a dentist, he has continued to build on his skill set and has kept up to date with latest dental practices by attending regular courses. Stephen’s interest is in cosmetic dentistry; crown and bridge; implant dentistry; and, oral surgery.

    Outside work, Stephen enjoys spending time with his family. Aviation remains his passion and his other hobbies include travel, skiing, motorcycles, and keeping fit.

  • Dr Daniel Bonilla BDS (Qld)

    Dr. Daniel Bonilla

    Daniel is a local to Brisbane. He commenced his dental training in 2004 and graduated from the University of Queensland. After Graduation Daniel practiced or 2 years in Toowoomba before returning to Brisbane. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry.

    Daniel continues to enhance his knowledge by regularly attending professional development courses and is a member of the Australian Dental Association.

    Outside of work Daniel enjoys spending time with family and friends and maintains an active lifestyle.

Toowong Team

  • Dr James Douglas BSc BDS

    Dr James Douglas

    Dr. James Douglas

    Dr James Douglas attained a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in physiology, from the University of Otago (NZ) in 1978. He then completed a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1982. The two degrees have shaped his holistic approach to dentistry, providing a deep understanding of the effects dentistry has not only on your teeth, jaw and face, but on your overall general health and vitality. Dr Douglas’s holistic approach has led to a special interest and expertise in orthodontics, temporomandibular joint issues and sleep dentistry.

    Throughout his dentistry Dr Douglas maintains a philosophy of tooth conservation with a focus on his patient’s long term oral and general health. Dr Douglas offers the latest in orthodontic treatment including Invisalign®, an almost invisible way to straighten and align teeth that is also more comfortable than traditional braces. Dr Douglas is also skilled in cosmetic dentistry and can rejuvenate your smile with treatments including teeth whitening, veneers, implants and crowns.

    Dr Douglas continuously seeks further education, keeping up to date with the latest dental innovations and techniques as a part of his commitment to the wellbeing of his patients. This leads him to conferences and seminars throughout Australia and America on a regular basis.

  • Dr Jena Ward BoralH(DentSci) GradDipDent (Hons 1st Class) BSc

    Dr Jena Ward

    Dr. Jena Ward

    Dr Jena Ward graduated dentistry with first class honours from Griffith University. She won the award for Clinical Excellence in Endodontics following her extensive research into root canal therapy. Previously she graduated with a BSc majoring in Biomedicine from Auckland University. After graduating she worked rurally, focusing on Neuromuscular, Aesthetic, Reconstructive and Implant Dentistry before joining Jephson Street Dental.

    Jena keeps up to date with numerous conferences, and utilizes the latest technology, including 3D CAD/CAM. Her special interests include Invisalign (an almost invisible option to straighten teeth), root canal therapy, and cosmetic dentistry.

    Originally from Brisbane, raised in Hong Kong Jena has lived in eight different countries and relates easily to all patients. Jena enjoys spending time with her family, sailing and volunteering her dental services overseas in third world countries.

  • Dr Cliff Steven BDS (Otago)

    Dr Cliff Steven

    Dr. Cliff Steven

    Dr Cliff Steven BDS (Otago) 1992. Cliff has worked in private practice in New Zealand, England and Australia. He has extensive experience in all aspects of dentistry but particularly enjoys cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. Outside of dentistry he enjoys rugby, soccer and time spent with family.

  • Dr Emma Hatherall BDS (Wales) MJDF

    Dr Emma Hatherall

    Dr. Emma Hatherall

    Emma graduated from the University Of Wales College Of Medicine in 2005 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, and received the prize for conservative dentistry for that year. Since graduating, Emma has also gained the postgraduate MJDF qualification through the Royal College of Surgeons.

    After graduation she worked in private practice in Wales. She also took up roles within Cardiff Dental Hospital on both the Oral Medicine Department and Paediatric Department where she developed a keen passion for treating children.

    Emma moved to Brisbane to enjoy our warmer climate in 2013 and has recently joined the team at Face Value. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, and has a particular interest in treating children. Emma prides herself on making sure that her patients feel at ease and completely relaxed during their treatment.

    She is committed to maintaining her professional development, and ensures that she is up to date on current methods and techniques by regularly attending courses and conferences.

    Outside of work Emma enjoys keeping active, especially long distance running.

  • Dr Chris Franco BDS (N.Qld)

    Dr. Chris Franco

    Chris completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2014 at the James Cook University in Townsville. He is presently studying to be a Doctor in Clinical Dentistry in specialist orthodontics at the University of Queensland.

    Outside of study and work Chris enjoys outdoor activities, travel, reading, as well as playing and coaching soccer.

  • Dr Lily Andersen BDSc (Hons 1st Class) (Qld)

    Dr Lily Andersen

    Dr. Lily Andersen

    Lily graduated from the University of Queensland with first class honours and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Prize for that year. She has previously worked in private practice in Gatton and Ipswich before joining the team at Face Value Dental.

    Lily is committed to providing gentle and friendly service in all aspects of general dentistry, with a particular interest in Oral Surgery. She speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

    Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, photography, art and craft, and travelling with her husband.

Helensvale Team

  • Dr Paul Taylor BDS (Qld)

    Dr Paul Taylor

    Dr. Paul Taylor

    Dr Paul Taylor graduated from the University of Queensland and has been practising on the Gold Coast since 1986. Prior to opening the surgery at Monterey Keys he owned and operated a large and busy practice at Mudgeeraba for 17 years. With many years of experience Paul will provide reliable quality treatment in a caring manner.

  • Dr David Leong BOralHlth (Dent Sci) Grad Dip Dent BAppSc. Grad Dip (Arts)

    Dr David Leong

    Dr. David Leong

    Dr David Leong graduated from Griffith in 2009 and spent his first year post-graduate with NSW health in the Newcastle area before beginning practice in a private clinic in Brisbane.

    • Graduate Diploma of Dentistry Griffith University – 2009
    • Bachelor of Oral Health (Dental Science) Griffith University - 2007
    • Graduate Diploma of Arts (Tourism) Monash University – 1999
    • Bachelor of App. Sc. (Natural Resources Management) University of Adelaide - 1997

    David and his family are Gold Coast residents and he enjoys surfing, jogging and music. From a dental perspective David has a keen interest in the following;

    • General, preventative and restorative dentistry
    • Fixed and removable prosthodontics
    • Endodontics
    • Cosmetic Procedures
    • Minor orthodontics
    • Surgical extractions

  • Dr Kelly Yong BOralHlth (Dent Sci) Grad Dip Dent

    Dr Kelly Yong graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science in 2009 and a Graduate Diploma of Dentistry in 2011. During this time Kelly received a number of awards for Academic Excellence. Kelly has worked in private practice since graduating in 2011. Kelly has a preventative focus and strives to make all patients feel comfortable with her gentle manner. Outside of dentistry Kelly and her husband Timothy have two beautiful boys who keep them very busy.

  • Dr Hooman Baghaie, Dentist

    Homan Baghaie, an oral health therapist at Face Value Dental

    Dr. Hooman Baghaie,
    Dentist

    Dr. Hooman is a long term member of our dental family! He used to provide preventive care at the Face Value Dental Practice in Brisbane, but has now graduated as a dentist (with multiple clinical awards!!) and is now based on Helensvale. He is interested in general dentistry and has a very easy to talk to! The little down time that he does get, is centered around family, friends, cycling and photography.

Our Oral Health Therapists

 

  • Zoe Clarke, Hygienist/Therapist

    Zoe Clark, an oral health therapist at Face Value Dental

    Zoe Clarke,
    Oral Health Therapist

    Zoe graduated from the University of Queensland in 2003 with a Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Oral Health) and has been working as a dental hygienist and therapist in Brisbane ever since. Zoe joined the Face Value Dental team in January 2010 and has become known for her gentle and caring approach.

    As an oral health therapist, Zoe aims to assist patients in achieving optimum oral health through prevention of dental disease. As an oral health therapist, Zoe performs thorough scale and cleans on all our patients and is able to treat mild to moderate gum disease. Zoe has also gained extensive experience in children’s dentistry through her dental therapy work. As a therapist, Zoe is able to restore teeth, apply fissure sealants and remove baby teeth when necessary in children from four to seventeen years of age. Her aim is to give all patients as pleasant an experience as possible in the dental chair.

  • Chathuri Perera, Hygienist/Therapist

    Chathuri Perera, an oral health therapist at Face Value Dental

    Chathuri Perera,
    Hygienist/Therapist

    Chathuri graduated from the University of Queensland in 2006 with a Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Oral Health) and has been working as a dental hygienist and therapist in Brisbane for over six years. Chathuri joined the Face Value Dental team in February 2013 and works hard to deliver a gentle, yet thorough service to all her clients. Chathuri is passionate about preventive dentistry and takes time to cater a preventive program to her patients' individual needs. Chathuri is very experienced in treating children, in fact she loves it! As a therapist, she is able to restore teeth, apply fissure sealants and remove baby teeth when necessary in children from four to seventeen years of age.

    Chathuri is originally from Sri-Lanka but has grown up in Australia for the last 25 years. Chathuri speaks a little Sinhalese and is more than happy to treat those from the Sinhalese speaking community. Chathuri has been married for over 3 years and loves to travel.

  • Natali Nash, Oral Health Therapist

    Natali Nash

    Natali Nash

    Natali Nash joined the Face Value Dental team in May 2014 as an Oral Health Therapist (OHT).

    After graduating in 2010 from the University of Queensland, Natali positioned herself in the costal country town of Geraldton, Western Australia. Natali worked full time in a private practice where she was able to develop and refine her skills as an OHT. Natali particularly enjoyed working with and treating children, helping to educate them about the importance of Oral Health. In addition to working with children, Natali also focused heavily on managing periodontal disease and teaching preventative care to her adult patients. Something she is very passionate about.

    We are pleased to have Natali as part of Face Value Dental’s Oral Health Program and believe she will have a positive impact on the patients she treats.

    Natali has recently returned from maternity leave. She now has a beautiful baby girl, Sienna, the apple of her eye! When Natali isn’t busy at work she enjoys cooking healthy meals for her family, taking Sienna to the park, walking her dog, going to the gym, travelling with her husband Peter, shopping and coffee dates with friends!

    Natali's ethnic background is Macedonian and therefore is fluent in speaking the language. Natali can also understand and speak other Balkan languages including; Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian. 

  • Fatima Dost, Oral Health Therapist


    Fatima Dost,
    Hygienist/Therapist

    Fatima graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2010 and a Master of Philosophy in Dentistry in 2013. Fatima has practiced in a specialist oral medicine and pathology clinic, research clinic as well as in private general dental practice prior to joining Face Value Dental in 2014. She is also on the executive committee of the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia, Queensland branch.

    Fatima has a particular interest in disease prevention and the role of diet in oral health. She prefers to take a comprehensive approach to oral health and ensures her patients fully understand their oral health status and are given the right tools and knowledge to manage their oral health outside the dental clinic. She has a gentle touch and aims to make everyone feel comfortable in the dental chair. In her free time, Fatima enjoys spending time with friends and family, travelling and learning new arts and craft.

  • Christina Franks, Hygienist/Therapist

    Christina Franks,
    Hygienist/Therapist

    Christina graduated from the University of Queensland in 2013. She has had experience working with children in the government sector providing a range of restorative and preventative treatments. Currently, she is enjoying working with adults to improve their overall oral health and increase awareness of oral conditions.

    Christina enjoys public health promotion and was involved in the Victorian Kinder Wide Smiles outreach program and a project aiming to increasing oral health education to refugees in Australia.

    Christina has a focus on the prevention of oral disease and strives to individualise and tailor treatment plans to all patients, creating a welcoming and comfortable environment.

    In her spare time, Christina enjoys scuba diving, playing guitar, art and travelling.

  • Steve Ahn, Oral Health Therapist

    Steve Ahn, an oral health therapist at Face Value Dental

    Steve Ahn,
    Hygienist/Therapist

    Steve joined Face Value Dental Team in August 2014 as an Oral Health Therapist (OHT). Steve graduated from University of Otago in 2010 with a Bachelor of Oral Health and has been working as a dental hygienist and dental therapist in Australia since graduating, in both private and public dental settings. He also worked as a research assistant in University of Melbourne.

    In his spare time he spends time with his 6 month old baby, Lucas, and often his wife, Ria, grants him with a day to himself playing golf, tennis, squash or soccer.

    Steve is fluent in Korean.

  • Nicole Cockburn, Oral Health Therapist

    Nicole is an Oral Health Therapist who works in private practice and is actively involved in research at the University of Queensland. Nicole is passionate about helping her patients and supporting everyone’s oral health needs. Public health, oral health prevention and promotion are the areas of interest Nicole has in research. She is currently involved in research into smoking cessation, sweet drinks consumption and a number of research projects investigating the oral health of groups with special needs; including people living with MS and the elderly.

    Since graduating from a bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Queensland Nicole has been actively involved in the community. Nicole is currently the vice-president of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists Association (ADOHTA) Queensland branch. In 2016 Nicole sent up a dental rescue program with Brisbane Youth Services for homeless youth, where free dental treatment is given to those who need it most.

What do Oral Health Therapists do?

At Face Value Dental, we have six registered oral health therapists. Their aim is to help our patients to achieve optimum oral health through prevention of dental disease. 

Our oral health therapists help patients achieve and maintain a beautiful smile through detection and prevention of gum disease and dental decay. It is usually recommended that patients visit oral health therapists for a 40 to 60 minute appointment every six months. During this appointment, the therapist will perform a thorough scale and clean to remove any plaque, tartar and surfaces stains to help keep gums healthy. Patients with gum disease may need to attend more regularly to keep plaque bacteria and tartar at bay.

Our therapists can also assist in recommending what dental/oral hygiene products may be suitable for your individual needs. The therapist will be able to identify and educate you on any genetic, lifestyle or dietary factors that may put you at greater risk of dental disease.

Sports related injuries are extremely common and to avoid major tooth trauma, anyone that plays a contact sport should wear a professionally made mouthguard. Our therapists take a mould of your teeth and our laboratory makes you a custom fitted mouthguard. Poorly fitting mouthguards purchased from the pharmacy can actually cause more harm than good.

Dental therapists play a vitally important role in the dental practice. By seeing our therapists regularly, you have a greater chance of avoiding major dental issues.

Assistants at Face Value Dental

Our Lab Technicians

  • Alan Chappell, Dental Prosthetist

     Alan Chappell at Face Value Dental

    Alan Chappell,
    Dental Prosthetist

    Alan commenced training in 1976 as a student Dental Technician at the Newcastle upon Tyne University teaching hospital in the North of England. Gained experience in a variety of dental hospital departments including Maxillo-Facial, Orthodontic and Prosthodontic specialties.

    In 2006 Alan and his migrated to Australia where he has gained valuable experience in denture implantology and further qualification as a Dental Prosthetist.

    Alan has nearly forty years of experience in all aspects of removable and fixed dental appliances and has attended various courses in sleep apnoea and TMJ splint construction. Leisure interests include off road cycling, gardening and classic car restoration.

  • Tori Rayner, Digital Lab Technician

    Tori Rayner at Face Value Dental

    Tori Rayner,
    Digital Lab Technician

    Tori completed her Cert III in 2008 and commenced working for Queensland Health before joining Face Value Dental in 2011. Tori is currently studying her Diploma of Dental Technology and will graduate in 2016. In her spare time she enjoys being with her family and friends and exploring new places.

  • Katie Little, Crown and Bridge Technician

    Katie Little,
    Crown and Bridge Technician

Our Management

  • Paul Newland, General Manager

     Paul Newland at Face Value Dental

    Paul Newland,
    General Manager

    Paul has been involved in the dental industry for the past 25 years in both practice management and practice development. He has tertiary qualifications in commerce and is presently undertaking post-graduate studies. Outside of work he is an avid traveller.

  • Katrina Miller, Practice Manager

     Katrina Miller at Face Value Dental

    Katrina Miller,
    Practice Manager

    Katrina has been a loyal part of Face Value Team since February 2007. Katrina started out as junior dental assistant with a keen eye for detail and a strong focus on patient care. Over the years, through further studies and mentoring Katrina has worked her way through the ranks of the Practice and is now the Practice Manager of all our 6 practices. Katrina thoroughly enjoys leading the team on a day to day basis and is passionate about creating a happy and harmonious, yet professional working life for her dedicated staff. She really considers the team within the Face Value Dental group as an extended part of her family.

    Having over 10 years of experience in the Dental Industry, Katrina brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team and has a particularly strong focus on ensuring each patient’s visit is an ‘exceptional’ one. While it can sometimes be challenging managing a multi-dentist multi-site/dental facility, Katrina maintains that she enjoys the challenge and is adamant that she couldn’t do it without the support she receives from all members of the team.

    In Katrina’s personal time, she enjoys wine tasting and camping, usually at the same time!

  • Christie Hain, Assistant Practice Manager

      Christie Hain at Face Value Dental

    Christie Hain,
    Assistant Practice Manager

    Originally from the Darling Downs, Christie moved to Brisbane and started working with Face Value Dental in early 2015. After working in Pharmacy for over 10 years she decided on a career change to Dental four years ago working as both a Dental Assistant and Dental Receptionist. Christie has completed her Certificate III and is currently completing her Certificate IV in Dental. She prides herself on patient care.

    In her spare time Christie enjoys shopping, dining out and spending time with family and friends. She also has a very active cavoodle ‘Bella’ that occupies a lot her of spare time.

  • Ash Horth, Clinical and HR Manager

     Alan Chappell at Face Value Dental

    Ash Horth,
    Clinical and HR Manager

    Ash’s dental career begun in 2014. It came off the back of a stint in the UK; working nights and studying special effects makeup. Her passion evolved from working closely with a maxillofacial prosthetist who sparked her interest in the dental world.

    After working as a Dental assistant and quickly becoming team leader, Ash has taken on the role of Senior Clinical Coordinator. Her management strengths come from a wealth of experience in pharmaceuticals, sales and freelancing. She thrives on culture, patient experience and maintaining a positive work environment.

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  • Melissa Painter, Senior Clinical Co-ordinator

    Melissa Painter at Face Value Dental

    Melissa Painter,
    Senior Clinical Co-ordinator

    Melissa has 22 years experience in dentistry, and during that time has completed her Certificate 3 in Dental Assisting, Certificate 4 in Radiography, Certificate in Come Beam Tomography and is currently studying Diploma in Practice Management. Melissa has gained extensive experience in all areas of general dentistry. Her work ethic is very important to her and prides herself on being the best she can be. Melissa enjoys working in a team environment, and to help provide patients with quality dental care.

    At home, she take a much more relaxed role and live life as it comes. Melissa married her best friend in April 2015 and together they have a Brady bunch, two teenage girls, one nine year old boy, Mojo - s Maltese/chitzu and Squishy a ragdoll cat. Her weekends are filled with fun and adventure, either racing mountain bikes or taking casual rides with the children and like-minded friends.

  • Nikki Lewis, Senior Clinical Co-ordinator

    Nikki Lewis,
    Senior Clinical Co-ordinator

  • Alana Morgans, Front Office Supervisor

    Alana Morgans,
    Front Office Supervisor

  • Natalie Buchanan, Treatment Planning Co-ordinator

    Natalie Buchanan
    Treatment Planning Co-ordinator

    Natalie has recently re-joined our team after taking a year-long sabbatical. During Natalie’s time away she managed to travel to 24 different countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle-East. Natalie was fortunate enough to work with a number of dental specialties during this time and has acquired a new perspective and understanding of specialist dental treatment. Having previously been a member of the Face Value team for a number of year, Natalie is welcomed back with open arms and is enjoying taking on a new role as Treatment Planning Co-ordinator. With a wealth of knowledge gained from her 8 years in different roles in the industry, Natalie is looking forward to gaining further experience and professional development.

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