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Meet the Albert Street team!

Team at Face Value Dental in Brisbane’s CBD

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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-Ben-GoodenDr Benjamin Gooden grew up working on a cereal and sheep farm west of Wagga Wagga NSW, he completed his university education in Orange NSW and moved to the Byron Bay area to work for a number of years before moving on to Brisbane.

Ben really enjoys his job, and takes a lot of pride in his work. He has an interest in all aspects of dentistry, with a focus on good treatment planning and preventative dentistry.

Ben prides himself on his work, and at the same time, ensures that patients have a sound understanding of the treatment being provided, ‘which means open and honest discussion about the pros and cons of any dental work required.’

He has a friendly and relaxed personality, but is also highly motivated, and places a lot of importance on task completion and patient satisfaction.

Ben has a Conservative and careful clinical style. With an emphasis on high quality long term outcomes, and at the same time, aims to give patients an experience which is far from the daunting dental treatment patients may have had in the past.

He has many interests outside of work. He loves to exercise, and enjoys running quite a lot, having recently finished the GC Marathon.

When he gets the chance, he loves getting back to the Riverina to help out on the family farm. He will try his hand at most things, and love the outdoors.

don_kelly Born in Dublin, Don immigrated to Adelaide as a child and now calls Australia home. Don studied dentistry at the University of Adelaide and graduated in 1987. The majority of Don’s working life was spent practicing Dentistry in rural and regional areas, such as Murray Bridge SA, Young and Cootamundra NSW, Sunshine Coast from Caloundra to Noosa and Coroy, which he enjoyed very much. As well as working in rural areas, Don has spent time working in Adelaide city, Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Don is experience in all aspects of general dentistry but has a special interests in TMJ, orthodontics, early childhood intervention, sleep dentistry and expanding into implants. Don has spent many hours in advancing his skills and knowledge by regularly attending courses and residency programs.

Philosophy, treating people not just teeth or their oral condition, I view each person as unique and as a whole.

Don treats to holistic slant, with safe amalgam removal, and hasn’t used amalgam for over 20 years. In Don’s personal life he enjoys sport cars, motor bikes and even owns his own Harley Davidson 500 although he dreams of one owning a Lamborghini! Don is happily married to his lovely wife and has three adult children. When not working hard, Don likes to travel and to explore the world and experience as many different cultures as he can.

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-Meena-HegdeOriginally from India, Meena completed her Bachelor of Dentistry in Bengaluru. She moved to Australia and after raising her children, she returned to school at the University of Adelaide, graduating from their dental program in 2002. She worked in Camp Hill Dental for five years and at First Dental Studio, Brisbane city for over 10 years. Meena enjoys the hands-on creativity of dentistry and getting her patients results. “I love working with my hands and interacting with different types of people.” She has expertise in a wide variety of dental services, all performed with careful attention to detail so that you get the best results. She is a member of the Australian Dental Association and Vardiman Dental Study Association (VDA). VDA is a study group of practising Dentists, who meet regularly to interact with specialist speakers to discuss and learn different aspects of dentistry.

It is very important to Meena that she stays up to date with professional development and continuing education courses. She attends regular courses on various topics such as Invisalign®, dental implants and sleep apnoea. During her leisure time, Meena likes reading, travelling and spending time with her children.

Having grown up in Sydney, Dr Stephanie moved to Adelaide to complete her studies at the University of Adelaide. She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with first class Honours.

Dr Stephanie has since worked in private practices in Adelaide, Sydney and the NSW Central Coast before finally settling in Brisbane. Dr Stephanie has a passion for continuing education and has attained Membership of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in General Dental Practice which involved further extensive study and examinations.

Dr Stephanie enjoys practicing all aspects of dentistry and is in particular a strong believer in preventative dentistry. She always seeks to put anxious patients at ease. Her further studies have involved mastering the use of one visit CEREC dentistry for long lasting results for her patients.

Outside of work Dr Stephanie enjoys spending her spare time exploring Queensland with her husband and two young daughters.

Dr Zach Matthew Dentist at Face Value Dental Dr. Zach performs all aspects of general dentistry and has a special interest in root canal treatments, cosmetic dentistry, crowns and bridges and restorative procedures. He prides himself on his gentle and caring nature. Dr. Zach believes in a painless approach to dentistry ensuring his patients receive optimal dental health and patient satisfaction.

Building trust and rapport with patients is of utmost importance to Dr. Zach. He has worked as an Endodontist in Kuwait for more than 12 years before relocating to Australia.

When not in practice, Dr. Zach loves to spend time with his family, catch up on movies & Netflix.

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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.

Christina Lee 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.

Born in Dublin, Don immigrated to Adelaide as a child and now calls Australia home. Don studied dentistry at the University of Adelaide and graduated in 1987. The majority of Don’s working life was spent practicing Dentistry in rural and regional areas, such as Murray Bridge SA, Young and Cootamundra NSW, Sunshine Coast from Caloundra to Noosa and Coroy, which he enjoyed very much. As well as working in rural areas, Don has spent time working in Adelaide city, Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Don is experience in all aspects of general dentistry but has a special interests in TMJ, orthodontics, early childhood intervention, sleep dentistry and expanding into implants. Don has spent many hours in advancing his skills and knowledge by regularly attending courses and residency programs.

Philosophy, treating people not just teeth or their oral condition, I view each person as unique and as a whole.

Don treats to holistic slant, with safe amalgam removal, and hasn’t used amalgam for over 20 years. In Don’s personal life he enjoys sport cars, motor bikes and even owns his own Harley Davidson 500 although he dreams of one owning a Lamborghini! Don is happily married to his lovely wife and has three adult children. When not working hard, Don likes to travel and to explore the world and experience as many different cultures as he can.

Dr. Jonathan Sin graduated with First Class Honours in Dentistry and has extensive experience working in metro and rural Queensland and New South Wales, treating patients of all age groups.

Dr. Jonathan is committed to improving the overall wellbeing of his patients through providing high quality dental treatment. Dr Jonathan has a calm personality and gentle chairside manner, and focuses on building positive relationships with patients.

Dr. Jonathan is skilled in all aspects of general dentistry, with particular interests in crown and bridge work, root canal treatment and oral surgery. Apart from general dental care, Dr Jonathan is experienced in managing dental pain and anxiety.

When Dr. Jonathan is not going on a hike or exploring nice restaurants, he is likely to be attending continuing professional development courses to stay up to date with the latest skills and technology.

Dr-Murray-How-KeeDr Murray How-Kee grew up in Brisbane and completed his dental degree on the Gold Coast at Griffith University, graduating with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and a Graduate Diploma of Dentistry. Murray has worked in both private and public clinics across South East Queensland.

Murray enjoys all aspects of dentistry and believes the foundation of oral health is education and prevention. Murray develops and explains personalised treatment plans for every patient and encourages patients to become actively involved in maintaining their oral health and general wellbeing. Whether it is your first dental visit, or you have dental anxieties, Murray will ensure you feel relaxed and comfortable during the treatment and leave with a positive experience.

Outside of dentistry, Murray enjoys golf, cycling and getting outdoors with his lovely wife and two young daughters.

Dr. Navin Sequeira completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (2003) and Master’s in Orthodontics (2007) in India, and the completed his MOrth RCS in Edinburgh in 2008. Navin moved to Sydney in 2009, and completed his Master’s in Philosophy in Orthodontics at the University of Sydney. After clearing the Australian Dental Council (ADC) exams in 2011, he went on to work in both private and public dental clinics. He has worked with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dental services in Sydney and Brisbane and as a senior dentist. Dr Navin also spent time working as the clinical supervisor for fifth year dental students at the University of Queensland.

Navin enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with a special interest in orthodontics. He can offer both fixed (braces) and removable (Invisalign) options to help straighten teeth. Dr Navin believes in always putting the patient’s interests first, providing them with all the available treatments options and letting them decide their treatment. He also works to ensure the patient’s dental experience is as enjoyable and stress free as possible.

Outside of dentistry, Navin enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He really likes his music, which will normally be on in the clinic throughout the day. He enjoys cricket, tennis, and has become an avid Broncos supporter. He likes to travel and is constantly in search of new destinations to explore.

Dr-compressed (1)Dr Pramodh (Primo) Nayagam graduated from James Cook University (Cairns) in 2013, with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. After graduating, he worked for 2 years in Central Queensland. He has since moved back to Brisbane where he has been practicing at Bupa Dental Brisbane for 7 years. Dr Pramodh Nayagam 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. He provides treatment in all areas of general dentistry although has a special interest in Dental Implantology. He completed his Graduate Diploma of Implantology through James Cook University in 2018.

Dr Pramodh Nayagam is down to earth, with a positive and light hearted manner – he 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 Thia dentist at Bupa Dental Adelaide St CBDDr Thia Baskerville graduated from Griffith University Dental School on the Gold Coast with a Bachelor of Oral Health and Graduate Diploma of Dentistry. She trained in Mount Isa and embraced the rural lifestyle, prior to moving back to Brisbane to work several years in private practice.

Thia is a gentle natured dentist who is highly committed to patient care and particularly passionate about caring for nervous patients. Dr Baskerville is interested in all aspects of general dentistry, in particular aesthetic work and she especially loves keeping visits to the dentist an interactive and positive experience for children.

Outside dentistry, Thia enjoys spending quality time with her husband and one-year old boy. She is also found delving in social sports such as touch football and fishing at her favourite secret spot on North Stradbroke Island.

Dr Yu Yu Chien-min Dr. Yu-Yu Chien graduated from Otago University in Dunedin New Zealand in 1999 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. He has a wide range of experiences and a passion for cosmetic dentistry such as veneers, inlays/onlays, crowns/bridges to implant surgeries and restorations. He is currently a Fellow and a Diplomat with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, making him dedicated to continually learning and developing his skill sets. When not being a typical Kiwi and enjoying all types of sports, he's usually gallivanting Australia with his beautiful family. He speaks Taiwanese and also Mandarin. Dr Yu-Yu' s personality is full of warmth and witty humour and makes it very easy to feel comfortable. He also takes time to listen and respond to patients so that they fully understand procedures.

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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.

Born and raised in Sydney, Dr Alyce moved to the Sunshine State and graduated from the University of Queensland with Honours. Before joining the Bupa team, she was working with the Queensland Health Metro North Oral Health Services.

Dr Alyce enjoys all aspects of dentistry but is especially passionate about making children laugh and having a positive experience at the dentist; usually with a lame joke or two! With an extensive amount of experience working with anxious patients, her goal is to make them feel comfortable and confident about their smile again. Dr Alyce can also speak Cantonese and Japanese.

Since she was a kid, if Dr Alyce was not a dentist, she dreamt to be a baker (so she could sneakily eat all the leftovers!) In her free time, she likes to try out different recipes and go on brunch dates with her friends and family.

Bryan Ong (1)Bryan Ong graduated from the University of Queensland with honours. After graduation, Bryan practiced for two years in Gatton before returning back to Brisbane. He enjoys general dentistry, and has a particular interest in crown and bridge work, cosmetic work, and wisdom teeth removal. He enjoys having a chat with his patients, and strives to help them feel at ease in the chair.

Bryan continues to build on his knowledge by attending professional development courses regularly.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and experimenting with new food recipes in hopes of one day winning Masterchef.

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.

yumi-choi Dr Yumi Choi graduated dentistry from Griffith University with awards for academic excellence. Before her dental career, she worked as a registered nurse for over ten years, predominantly for Queensland Health.

She offers all aspects of general dentistry, including general restorations, root canal treatment, crown and bridges, composite and porcelain veneers and dentures. Yumi is continually learning and advancing her skills and knowledge through many professional development courses to provide the highest quality of care to her patients.

Yumi is extremely passionate about her profession and has a great interest in oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry. Yumi’s positive attitude, integrity and gentle approach always ensure you will feel at ease under her care.

Outside of dentistry, Yumi enjoys keeping fit, hiking and taking regular yoga and Pilates classes. She has a great passion for travelling the world and skiing.

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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.

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-Emma-Hatherall Emma graduated in 2005 from the University of Wales College of Medicine Cardiff. During her time in the UK she worked largely in general practice, but also spent time working in the Oral medicine department and Paediatric department at Cardiff Dental Hospital.

She undertook further exams to achieve the MJDF qualification whilst in the UK and is currently working towards a Masters in Restorative Dentistry.

Emma enjoys practicing all aspects of general dentistry, with a conservative approach. She prides herself on her gentle, caring, empathetic approach and loves creating new smiles for her patients and improving their confidence. She endeavours to provide the highest quality of care for all of her patients, with a major focus on ensuring the patient is happy, comfortable and relaxed during their visit.

Emma is a keen advocate for educating and supporting patients to make better informed choices when it comes to their dental health and believes that good communication is key to this.

In order to stay up to date with all things dental she regularly attends continuing education seminars and forums to gain the latest insights into technology, procedures and products in the dental field. She is also currently part of the Oral Health Promotion committee for the Australian Dental Association Queensland.

Outside of dentistry, Emma enjoys spending time with her family and undertaking any physical challenge on offer. She loves to run and regularly competes in distance running events.

Dr-Kendy-Hwang Dr Kendy graduated from the University of Queensland with honours, working in private practice in Gatton prior to moving back to Brisbane. She practices all aspects of general dentistry with a particular interest in aesthetic dentistry and oral surgery.

As a meticulous practitioner, her gentle and caring manner puts patients at ease in the dental chair. She endeavours to educate patients on their dental health and offer the best treatment tailored to your teeth. She understands that going to the dentist is not always easy and is always willing to listen to any concerns and answer any questions you may have.

Kendy is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Her time outside of the clinic is used to collect hobbies as she enjoys different activities including rock climbing, hiking, baking, and more. She is always open to new ideas for new hobbies.

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. She 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 and also enjoys learning mindfulness, meditation, and aromatherapy. She is currently trying to introduce a holistic approach in her life and dental practice.

Dr-Meena-HegdeOriginally from India, Meena completed her Bachelor of Dentistry in Bengaluru. She moved to Australia and after raising her children, she returned to school at the University of Adelaide, graduating from their dental program in 2002. She worked in Camp Hill Dental for five years and at First Dental Studio, Brisbane city for over 10 years. Meena enjoys the hands-on creativity of dentistry and getting her patients results. “I love working with my hands and interacting with different types of people.” She has expertise in a wide variety of dental services, all performed with careful attention to detail so that you get the best results. She is a member of the Australian Dental Association and Vardiman Dental Study Association (VDA). VDA is a study group of practising Dentists, who meet regularly to interact with specialist speakers to discuss and learn different aspects of dentistry.

It is very important to Meena that she stays up to date with professional development and continuing education courses. She attends regular courses on various topics such as Invisalign®, dental implants and sleep apnoea. During her leisure time, Meena likes reading, travelling and spending time with her children.

Reeyna Ohm 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.

yumi-choi Dr Yumi Choi graduated dentistry from Griffith University with awards for academic excellence. Before her dental career, she worked as a registered nurse for over ten years, predominantly for Queensland Health.

She offers all aspects of general dentistry, including general restorations, root canal treatment, crown and bridges, composite and porcelain veneers and dentures. Yumi is continually learning and advancing her skills and knowledge through many professional development courses to provide the highest quality of care to her patients.

Yumi is extremely passionate about her profession and has a great interest in oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry. Yumi’s positive attitude, integrity and gentle approach always ensure you will feel at ease under her care.

Outside of dentistry, Yumi enjoys keeping fit, hiking and taking regular yoga and Pilates classes. She has a great passion for travelling the world and skiing.

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Dr Jar Bin Lee at Bupa Dental HelensvaleDr Jae Bin Lee completed his Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science/ Master of Dentistry at Griffith University. During the degree, Jae had the pleasure to organize the dental outreach program to provide dental care at the Cherbourg community. He has also achieved academic excellence every year of his studies and was awarded the Sir Samuel Griffith scholarship.

Jae enjoys all aspect of general dentistry and aims to provide genuine and comfortable service. With his gentle and caring nature, you will feel at ease anytime under his care. Regularly attending seminars and conferences, Jae continues to keep up to date with new research and technology to offer the best treatment for his patients.

Besides being passionate about Dentistry, having to have grown up in Gold Coast, Jae enjoys spending his time on the beach. Otherwise he also loves to paint at home, attend music concerts and travel for great food!

Jae is fluent in both English and Korean.

Dr. Jonathan Sin graduated with First Class Honours in Dentistry and has extensive experience working in metro and rural Queensland and New South Wales, treating patients of all age groups.

Dr. Jonathan is committed to improving the overall wellbeing of his patients through providing high quality dental treatment. Dr Jonathan has a calm personality and gentle chairside manner, and focuses on building positive relationships with patients.

Dr. Jonathan is skilled in all aspects of general dentistry, with particular interests in crown and bridge work, root canal treatment and oral surgery. Apart from general dental care, Dr Jonathan is experienced in managing dental pain and anxiety.

When Dr. Jonathan is not going on a hike or exploring nice restaurants, he is likely to be attending continuing professional development courses to stay up to date with the latest skills and technology.

Liz Han-min Liz graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Dental Science Honours. Liz enjoys all aspects general dentistry and is particularly focused on putting patients at ease, taking time to get to know her patients and making sure their visit to see her is as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. She is fluent in English and Korean.

Liz has returned to the Gold Coast after leaving the area to complete her secondary and university schooling in Toowoomba and Brisbane. She enjoys being back on the coast and likes to spend time with her husband travelling, playing golf and watching Netflix while not at work.

Dr. Zach performs all aspects of general dentistry and has a special interest in root canal treatments, cosmetic dentistry, crowns and bridges and restorative procedures. He prides himself on his gentle and caring nature. Dr. Zach believes in a painless approach to dentistry ensuring his patients receive optimal dental health and patient satisfaction.

Building trust and rapport with patients is of utmost importance to Dr. Zach. He has worked as an Endodontist in Kuwait for more than 12 years before relocating to Australia.

When not in practice, Dr. Zach loves to spend time with his family, catch up on movies & Netflix.

Dr-compressed (1)Dr Pramodh (Primo) Nayagam graduated from James Cook University (Cairns) in 2013, with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. After graduating, he worked for 2 years in Central Queensland. He has since moved back to Brisbane where he has been practicing at Bupa Dental Brisbane for 7 years. Dr Pramodh Nayagam 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. He provides treatment in all areas of general dentistry although has a special interest in Dental Implantology. He completed his Graduate Diploma of Implantology through James Cook University in 2018.

Dr Pramodh Nayagam is down to earth, with a positive and light hearted manner – he 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 Stuart Allchurch grew up in the UK and moved to Australia in 2001 after finishing school. Before Studying dentistry Dr Stuart graduated with a doctorate of physiotherapy and worked in both the public and private sector. Despite enjoying physiotherapy Dr Stuart wanted to push himself further and dentistry was a perfect fit.

Stuart studied Dentistry at Griffith University, graduating with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and a Graduate Diploma of Dentistry.

Stuart is a warm, charismatic dentist who believes the foundation of dentistry is education and prevention. Stuart enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with a particular interest in extractions, oral surgery, root canal and aesthetic cases.

When Stuart is not at work you can find him running around after his two young boys, playing golf, catching up with friends and family and enjoying the outdoors.


Our Oral Health Therapists


brad Brad graduated from the University of Queensland in 2003 with a Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Oral Health) and has been working as an oral health therapist over the years. He has worked in all sectors of dentistry from Queensland health, Rural and remote health QLD, Australian Defence force, Dental aid/unicef- volunteering programs, and various private practices throughout Queensland and Brisbane. Brad has become an integral team member at the practice and is known for his patient care.

Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, being actively fit, playing sports (fitness training, basketball and rugby). He also has a passion for travel and the outdoors. “There’s nothing like testing yourself and being adventurous.

Jennefer TurnbullJennefer first entered the world of Dentistry in 2007 after applying for and gaining a scholarship with Dental Nursing Australia (WA). She soon realised that she had found her niche and graduated as class Dux on her Dental Assisting Certificate IV course.

Enjoying the clinical aspects of the Dental Industry, she was keen to continue studying and applied for the Dental Hygiene program at Curtin University in WA. She graduated at the end of 2009 with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene and continued working in the Rockingham area (WA) until 2012. Jen is passionate about having the most up to date information on Preventive Care and products for our patients. She has a particular interest in and enjoys providing care for our Periodontal Therapy patients. Jennefer has previously worked for the Royal Australian Navy, and especially enjoys spending time with our Defence Veteran Patients. Jennefer, her husband and their two boys moved to the Brisbane area in 2013 and are enjoying our East Coast lifestyle. They are also keen AFL fans. Outside of the clinical environment Jen enjoys travel, exotic foods and is a keen runner. She is continues to enjoy her half marathon training..

Kellie KrauseKellie is a skilled Dental Hygienist, graduating from The University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2008 and has been working in general and specialist orthodontic practices in Sydney.

Kellie is a very caring and understanding Dental Hygienist who will provide treatment for periodontal disease, the routine provision of preventative dental care and education about your oral health.

leissaLeissa has been a member of our team at face value dental since 2017.

Leissa has worked in the dental industry for over 20 years, she began her career in general dental and completed a qualification in practice management prior to becoming a qualified dental hygienist, graduating from the dental hygiene program in south Australia in 2013.

Her attention to detail and enthusiasm to maintain high and current standards in the profession are truly appreciated by her patients and dental team.

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.

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 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.

 


Management Team at Face Value Dental

Our Support Staff

ashAshley was born in New York and moved to Australia with her mother when she was eleven years old. She has been lucky enough to travel around the world, meeting all different walks of life. With fourteen years' experience and a certificate III in dental assisting, Ashley has been a great asset to the team at Bupa Dental and Face Value Dental. Having worked in both clinical and administrative sides of the business, she is able to maintain a compassionate and friendly manner when dealing with patients. Ashley has been lucky enough to grow within the practice and is now the manager of administration services.

Outside of work, she enjoys keeping healthy by attending the gym and walking her dogs. Ashley and her husband love to travel the world and are currently renovating their first home. She also enjoys spending time with her loved ones and going out dancing with friends.

Melissa Painter, clinical co-ordinator at Face Value DentalMelissa has 25 years of clinical experience, during that time has completed certificate 3 and 4 in dental assisting including specializing in Cone Beam Tomography, and in 2018 completed Diploma in Practice Management. Melissa has gained extensive experience in all areas of general dentistry and is now extending her knowledge in standards and compliance. Melissa enjoys being part of the diverse inclusive culture at Bupa and prides herself on being an active team leader.

Melissa spends weekends with her family mountain biking, surfing and camping. Always ready for the next adventure!


Services & Special Interests


Extended Opening Hours

Albert Street

Monday - 8.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday - 8.00am - 8.00pm
Wednesday - 8.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday - 8.00am - 8.00pm
Friday - 8.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday - Closed
Closed on Public Holidays

Health Funds

At Face Value Dental, we are committed to offering excellent dental care that is both affordable and convenient.

 
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