MEET THE JIMBOOMBA TEAM
The team at Toothkind Jimboomba is experienced, knowledgeable and, of course, KIND. Our dentists are gentle and focus on providing comfortable care for all our patients. At Toothkind, we continually aspire to give our patients the highest quality dental care and will customise a treatment plan to suit your unique needs and budget.
Dr Jessica Waller
Dr Waller graduated from Griffith University in Dentistry in 2012, receiving the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence. At University she gained skills in all aspects of general dentistry and took a special interest in treating children and preventative dentistry. Soon after graduation she started working for the Myobrace Center on the Gold Coast, a pre-orthodontic clinic.
She has worked for Myobrace at their Upper Coomera, Robina, Brunswick Heads and Bondi clinics as well as lecturing at the Myofunctuonal Research Company head office and in Melbourne to other dental practitioners interested in starting the Myobrace System.
Dr Waller has attended several Orthodontic seminars and is currently enrolled in a three year Orthodontic Mini Residency course. She has a strong passion for Orthodontic treatment, especially through early intervention with children. She uses the Myobrace System, Expansion plates, as well as traditional braces.
In her free time Dr Waller enjoys surfing, skating and holidays to the snow for snowboarding.
Dr Chris Costello
Dr Chris Costello has an interest in all aspects of general dentistry and have completed numerous continuing education courses. He is currently undertaking specialist degree in orthodontics, and looks forward to meeting your dental needs
Dr Mervyn Buys
Mervyn qualified from University of Western Cape in South Africa in 2001, after which he ran his own private practice for 9 years whilst at the same time lecturing at the University. Mervyn made the move to Australia in 2010 and worked for the South Australian Dental service until March 2015 whilst tutoring in Oral Surgery at Adelaide University in 2011.
Mervyn and his family moved to Queensland to join Toothkind in March 2015. Loves all aspects of dentistry and is especially interests in minor oral surgery, endodontics and pedodontics.
In his free time, Mervyn loves to spend time with his wife and three young children.
Dr James Fox
James is excited about modern dentistry and the quality of treatment he is able to offer.He is dedicated to pursuing excellence in patient care and believes in dentistry being gentle, and as pain-free as possible.
James graduated from Newcastle University, UK in 2002. After a few years working in private practice, he followed his dream and moved to Brisbane in 2006.
Away from Dentistry, James can found on the local mountain bike trails, in the gym or generally outdoors enjoying the best that South East Queensland has to offer.
Dr Jacky Shum
Jacky has a reputation for her gentle chair side manner. She is proud to focus on communication, and to provide a dental experience where patients can smile during and after their treatment. Jacky joined the Toothkind team in early 2015 and has found the practice philosophy to be a perfect match.
A local graduate of Griffith University (Gold Coast), with awards for Academic Excellence, Jacky is passionate about continual expansion of her scope of practice. She has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics – fixed braces, Invisalign and Myobrace.
In her spare time, Jacky loves being in open space in the hinterland or by the water. She is a yoga student, a cooking enthusiast, and enjoys getting lost in books and in travel.
Dr Matthew Nangle
Matthew gained an Honours degree in Neuroscience as well as a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, before moving to Australia in 2004. After working as a research fellow at the University of Sydney for many years, Matthew moved to Brisbane in 2011. He then completed his Honours degree in Dentistry at the University of Queensland, where he is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Dentistry.
Matthew has published more than twenty-five articles in reputable scientific journals. He is a member of the Australian Dental Association and Australian Society of Endodontology. In his spare time he enjoys playing with his three young children and occasionally having a hit on the golf course.
Rosi Andersen – Practice Manager
Rosi has been in the dental industry since 2001 and started in the beautiful Yeppoon before moving to the area and starting work at Jimboomba Dental Centre in 2005. She continued on when the practice became Toothkind in 2015 and took on the role of practice coordinator. Her back ground is actually in Wildlife Biology in which she holds a Bachelor degree from UQ but she adores working in dentistry and has done multiple courses. Rosi loves getting to know the people who pass through the doors of Toothkind Jimboomba and her cheery welcoming smile can usually be found in reception. Rosi grew up in the small central western town of Tambo and loves laid back country life. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and friends, she also loves travel, bushwalking, photography, gardening and her menagerie.
Melinda Carter – Business Manager
Melinda has been part of the team at Toothkind since opening their first practice in 2010. Melinda is our Business Manager, her role is to ensure the smooth running of all the practices by managing the team and supporting the Dentists.
Melinda really understands the values and ethos that we have here at Toothkind “where people come first” with a “focus on great customer service and ensuring our
team provide this to our patients at all times.”
Melinda has 29 years’ experience working in Dental practices and she brings dedication as well as her wealth of knowledge and experience, and her natural people skills to our dental office everyday day.
Outside of work she can be found keeping busy with her husband Brendan and her 4 children.
Sarah is one of our valued Dental assistants and has been in the dental industry for over 13 years. She completed her Certificate III in dental assisting with Queensland Health and has been with this practice for 11 years.
She loves all aspects of assisting including Root canal therapy, crown and bridge work and orthodontics. She is always keen to learn new skills and her kindness, gentleness and empathy makes her an amazing part of our team.
Sarah is a local girl and when she is not helping create happy healthy smiles she loves putting her photography skills to use, hanging out with friends and family and spending time with her fantastic son.
Natalie has worked as a dental assistant since Graduating from year 12, she enjoys chairside assisting the most but you can often find her welcoming smile greeting you in reception. She loves working with our younger patients and surgical procedures. Her fun, friendly, loving nature makes her a great asset to the Toothkind team in Jimboomba and her infectious laughter can usually be heard through out the building.
Outside of work Nat’s greatest love is family, she enjoys nothing more than spending time with them and warmer weather usually find them out on their boat.
Zoe has been with Toothkind Jimboomba since 2015 and started with us as a school based trainee. She has now completed her Certificate 3 in Dental Assisting and is a highly valued, hard working member of our team.
She enjoys all aspects of being a dental assisting. Outside of work Zoe enjoys spending time with her friends and loves animals.