Dentists

Dr. Nikesh Patel

Nik graduated from Kings College London in 2009. He then went on to study at the same University a Masters program in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry at Kings College London for 2 years to further his knowledge and learn the latest dental techniques from some of the worlds best dentists. There are many other post-graduate courses that Nik went on to complete internationally to again further his clinical knowledge and skills.

After several years of working in the UK Dr Nik decided to move to Brisbane for a lifestyle change. He moved over with his wife Sima in 2014 and has not looked back since. He bought the two practices over 4 years ago and does the best he can for patients to receive the best possible experience.

His goal is to provide affordable, quality family dental care in a warm environment using only the best materials, techniques and latest technology.

Aside from Dentistry, Niks hobbies include cooking, golf, tennis, martial arts and spending time with his family.

Dr Christine Cheah

Christine completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Otago in 2002. After working for both Queensland Health and private practices around Central Queensland, Christine set up her own private practice and ran it for 9 years. She joined the team at Swish Dental after moving to Brisbane to be closer to her family.

To keep ahead of all the new developments in the dental field, Christine dedicates herself to ongoing professional education in areas including implant and cosmetic dentistry. She believes in providing her patients with as much information as possible for them to make appropriate choices for their dental health.

Christine offers dental implant and orthodontic treatment for patients at both our dental practices. Learn more about dental implants here and orthodontics here.

When not at work, Christine enjoys long walks and sampling all the wonderful cuisine Brisbane has to offer. She also has a passion for art and loves cooking.

Dr Kim Jaffar

Kim was born in Canberra and completed her Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Queensland in 1993. She has worked as a dentist in both public and private sectors over her 26 year career. After working in rural and metropolitan practices in Queensland, Kim cofounded and worked in her own private practice in South Brisbane for 22 years. This has allowed Kim to develop extensive experience in all aspects of general dentistry.

Kim has been a member of the Australian Dental Association for 26 yrs and mentors younger dentists commencing their careers. She is committed to ongoing professional education in all aspects of general dentistry.

Kim’s passion is preventative dentistry, especially for children, and has a commitment to providing exceptional quality treatment in a caring and compassionate manner.

When not at work Kim enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is a member of the RSPCA and loves all creatures great and small.

Dr Albion Huang

Having lived almost all of his life in Queensland and graduating from Griffith University, Albion relocated to Port Macquarie for his graduate job. Missing his family and friends in Brisbane, he has moved back home for work.

Albion is registered with the Dental Board of Australia and having seen patients for over six years, he has experience caring for patients from a variety of ages and backgrounds. Albion attends conferences and seminars for continual self improvement and is always keen on learning to use new technology. He practices all aspects of general dentistry and takes advantage of any available dental technology for more comfortable patient care. Albion has an interest in cosmetic dentistry and loves to make patients ‘able to smile confidently again’.

Albion has conversational fluency in Mandarin and Cantonese and loves a game of volleyball in his time off.

Dr Aiden Roze

Dr Aiden Qualified in Baghdad in 2000. He has been registered in Australia since 2008 and has been working near the Gold Coast since. He completed a Masters in Oral Surgery in 2019 giving him the skills to take out teeth which would otherwise need to be removed by a Specialist.

He is passionate about treating the whole family by providing the utmost care in a gentle and caring approach. He is particularly interested in oral surgery dentistry (taking out difficult teeth including wisdom teeth), as well as preventative dentistry, to help patients achieve healthier and greater lifelong smiles. To provide the utmost care, Aiden regularly attends further professional development to enhance her dental skills.

Dr Aiden also provides TMJ pain relief using Dysport for patients who have jaw pain or TMJ pain.

Besides dentistry, Aiden enjoys spending his time outdoors going to the beach or hiking and loves to cook. Aiden is a member of the Australian Dental Association.

Dr Yao Teoh

Dr Yao graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2014. He worked briefly in private practice but the desire to learn more and expand his knowledge in dentistry drew him back to the university as a post-graduate research student where he worked along side our specialist Endodontist Dr Ralph Reid. He is at the forefont of endodontic research an so has a special interest in root canal treatments. He also provides the latest technology to provide patients with ceramic crowns in a single visit (same day crowns) avoiding the need for impressions.

In between treating patients and his research, he is privileged to be involved in the training of future dentists at two universities in Queensland.

He enjoys engaging with people and working clinically which makes dentistry a real joy for him.

As Yao says ” I believe dentistry is not just a trade but rather a relationship with a patient that extends far beyond teeth alone. I do enjoy getting to know you (and your family) which I feel is the only way to provide the best care possible. Preventative dentistry is important to me so feel free to ask me any questions on maintaining your oral health!”

Dr Edward Kuswanto

Dr Edward Kuswanto graduated with honours from the University of Queensland. Loving the sunshine state, Edward has relocated from Sydney and is enjoying the Brisbane lifestyle. Not only is he a diligent academic achiever, but he is also a natural at putting anxious patients at ease with his friendly and bubbly personality. He is dedicated, caring and always gives the best, honest and individualised treatment plan for every patient.

While Dr Edward enjoys all aspects of dentistry including more complicated procedures such as root canal therapy, crown and bridge, he also focuses on preventative dentistry as the best way to maintain your oral health.

Outside of dentistry, Edward loves to play board games, go to the beach and volunteering around the dental community.

Dr Anh Van

Dr Anh grew up in Brisbane and obtained her Dental Qualification from UQ. She has worked in general practice in Sydney and Queensland for over 26 years giving her an incredible skillset that she is proud to offer to patients for them to benefit from.

She enjoys treating patients of all ages and focuses on prevention of disease and rehabilitation of function and aesthetics.

In her spare time she loves to hike and garden. Her family of five and labrador keep her happy and busy.

Dr Mohammed El-Hazek

Dr Mo comes to perform root canal procedures for our patients at both practices. He is quick and very good at what he does. He graduated in 2000 and did a Masters in Endodontics in 2009. He has been in Australia since 2012 and is a member of the Australian society of Endodontology and the American Association of Endodontics.

He is able to do all root canal procedures, internal bleaching for teeth that are severely discoloured and periapical surgeries.

Dr Mo aims to make your experience as painless and comfortable as possible.

Prosthetist

Rod Litzow

Rod is our Dental Prosthetist he has many years of experience making and fitting dentures.
He will always take the time to listen to your denture needs and ensure your dentures are cosmetically pleasing, comfortable and functional.
He is an accredited Swiss Denture Concept Clinician and provides his denture patients with the best service possible.

In his spare time Rod is a keen rower regularly competing in Masters rowing regattas.

Recently he has taken up the hobby and is challenging himself in learning how to play the banjo.

Support Team

Practice Manager - Belinda MacDonald 

Belinda is the practice manager for our Mitchelton practice. She is a married mum of two and works part time, when not being busy with her family.

Belinda has been with us since 2008 and received her Dental Assisting Certificate 3 in 2008, she has also worked for a year in Scotland. She keeps the practice running smoothly and her goal is to make sure every patient has a great experience.

In her time off she is a keen gardener, enjoys gardening and having day trips with her young family.

Practice Manager - Francesca Sweatman 

Francesca is the practice manager for our Everton Park practice. She is a mum of 3 children who loves spending time with her family and at the beach. She also loves baking delicious treats.

Francesca has been working in the dental industry for over 8 years and completed her certificate 3 in dental assisting in 2014 and currently completing her diploma of Practice Management. Francesca is very passionate about patient care and making sure our patients have a comfortable and positive experience.

She has moved to Melbourne but will be back December 2022.

 Mia Vueti 

Mia is one of the friendly faces at our Everton Park dental practice. She has worked with Swish Dental since 2017. Mia is dedicated to helping patients with every step of their dental visit from making patients feel comfortable, scheduling their appointments, to processing their insurance claims. In her spare time Mia loves being with her family/friends, travelling, being outside and shopping.

Jessie Sloss

Jessie is a very bubbly person and extremely passionate about the dental industry. She is always excited to learn new things and very motivated to succeed. At work she enjoys working as part of a great team who have helped her strive as an assistant.
When she is not working she enjoys spending time outdoors and with her family.

Georgie Wilson

Georgie began working at our Mitchelton practice in 2020 and has since completed her Dental Assisting Certificate 3. She has a young daughter and loves spending her free time with her family.

Georgie is hoping to complete a Bachelor's in Dental Hygiene in the future.

Alanah Grant

Alanah has a wonderful bubbly spirit and is a very close friend of Francesca. She has a 2 year old daughter and is a great pleasure to be around. Her goal is to deliver you a wonderful experience.

Monique Richards

Coming soon!

Chloe Viner

Chloe is currently completing her final year of highschool and is the most bubbly and charismatic person you will meet. Not only can she have a meaningful and unforgettable conversation with anyone, she is also hardworking and dedicated to providing the best for our patients.

Sharon Samuel

My name is Sharon Samuel and I’m currently studying 1st year biomedical science at ACU. I’m hoping to transition into dentistry in the next following years! I’m very passionate about my studies however in my free time, I love heading up to the coast for a nice relaxing day at the beach.

QIP accredited

Accredited Dental Practice

Our practice is proud to be an Accredited Dental Practice in Brisbane. Achieving accreditation demonstrates a commitment to the provision of excellent dental care and continuous quality improvement within the practice environment for our patients to benefit from.

What is Accreditation?

Having Dental Practice Accreditation provides patients with confidence to expect a reduction in clinical and general risks, as well as the peace of mind in knowing that all staff are educated and engaged in the implementation of dental systems and improvement of dental processes within the practice.

Is every dental practice Accredited?

No, dental practice accreditation is mandatory. It is an expensive and time consuming process so not all dental practice become accredited. At Swish Dental we strive to provide the best for our patients.

 
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