Dr John Packer B.D.S. GRAD.DIP.Dental Sleep Medicine
John Packer is our senior, most experienced dentist. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in general dentistry and has a particular interest in bite problems, orofacial pain, gum disease, crowns and bridges and cosmetic dentistry. John has recently completed a university based diploma in the treatment of sleep disordered breathing such as sleep apnoea, snoring and night time grinding.
Dr Andrea Yong – B.D.Sc
Dr Andrea has been practicing dentistry for 30 years. She has extensive dental knowledge, with special interest in reconstruction, crowns, endodontics and bridge work. Dr Andrea enjoys working with children, general aesthetic and implants.
Outside the surgery Dr Andrea enjoys cooking, craft, reading, travelling and spending time with her family. She is competent in writing and speaking Mandarin, Cantonese, Indonesian and English.
Dr Gary Nahal B.D.S.
Dr Subhashini Manandhar B.D.S.
As a Dentist, Dr Subhashini’s main interest is in preventive dentistry, focusing on the general wellbeing of oral cavity. Dr Subhashini performs all general dentistry and has a special interest in endodontics.
When Dr Subhashini is not in surgery, she enjoys travelling, hiking, going to the movies, shopping and cooking. Dr Subhashini also enjoys running and participating in running events.
Dr Subhashini is happily married whose husband teaches environmental economics at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.
Dannielle Brougham – Oral Health Therapist
Dannielle strives to ensure her patients are well informed, feel comfortable in the dental setting and inspired to achieve and maintain a healthy smile. Preventative dentistry is the core focus of the dental care that Dannielle provides, with the ability and qualifications to perform dental hygiene treatments for adults including cosmetic tooth whitening and all general aspects of paediatric dentistry for children under the age of 18.
Dannielle has continuously developed her passion for dental care since her first dental role in 2003. We welcome the wealth of knowledge and broad range of experience she brings to share with our practice, having worked previously in various support staff roles within 1300SMILES head office and local dental practices since 2010.
For many years she has volunteered her time to 1300SMILES charity of choice; YWAM Medical Ship’s humanitarian aid dental program. As a clinical advisor for the ship she has travelled to remote communities on a number of occasions to participate the delivery of much needed dental care to those less fortunate living deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea.
With prevention in mind, Dannielle is a big believer in providing custom made sports mouthguards to kids of all ages playing contact team sports like Hockey, Rugby League, Rugby Union, AFL, Soccer and Basketball.
She is also an active member of the Sterilisation Research and Advisory Council Australia (SRACA, Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association (ADOHTA) and the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia (DHAA).
Dr Amy Kraatz B.D.S.
Dr Amy graduated from James Cook University in sunny North Queensland. She has experience working in various locations all over Australia having spent some time at clinics in the Northern Territory, Cairns and Hobart. Dr Amy prides herself on her communication skills and is always happy to listen and takes time to understand her patients’ needs. With special interests in cosmetic and restorative dentistry Dr Amy strives to provide the best care possible with a gentle chairside manner to ensure utmost patient comfort.
When not in practice Dr Amy enjoys cooking and spending time with friends and family. Her other favourite past times are going to the beach, keeping active and exploring new areas.
Dr Amy has family living on the East coast and visits them whenever she has the opportunity.
Dr Navisa Najmi B.D.S.
Dr Navisa graduated from James Cook University in Cairns with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree. She practices all aspects of dentistry focusing on providing patient-centred care.
Dr Navisa has a strong belief in treating all her patient’s equally and respectfully. She has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery. She also enjoys treating children, making them feel comfortable during treatment.
Outside dentistry, Dr Navisa’s hobbies include participating in community development programs for children and junior youth. She enjoys spending time with family and travelling with friends. Dr Navisa can speak Farsi, Urdu, Hindi and English.