Each of our dentists offers their personal approach to patient care but what unites them is the commitment to provide the best dental care and the best service to every patient at every appointment.
Jonathan’s developmental years were spent in Beenleigh before boarding school at Brisbane Grammar for five years. He had a year spent travelling in Germany as a Rotary Exchange student before also studying Dentistry at the University of Queensland. Jonathan joined the Royal Australian Air Force and served in Melbourne and Townsville before returning to Brisbane. In 1996 he joined Mark and George at Coopers Plains and became a partner in 1997. Jonathan thrives on the surgical side of Dentistry, with a special interest in wisdom teeth and dental implants. Following the successful completion of his Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Pain Control and Conscious Sedation), he provides twilight anaesthetic services for the other members in the practice. Married to Julie with three children, Jonathan keeps fit through Rugby Union refereeing.
A former student of St Laurence’s College, Paul embarked on a successful Dental degree at the University of Queensland, Graduating with honours in 2001. Paul was invited to commence practice with Coopers Plains Dental Surgery, and in 2005 he became a partner. Paul enjoys all aspects of General Dentistry, but has a keen interest in Cosmetic Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation. He has undertaken additional training in these fields and thoroughly enjoys providing a tailored approach to his patients. Paul also skilled in solutions for dentofacial aesthetics including muscle relaxing injections and lip fillers. When not in the Surgery, Paul spends time with his family and is passionate about motor racing.
Esther was born in Perth, but spent much of her life in Brisbane. A graduate of Brisbane State High School and the University of Queensland, she was awarded the ultimate recognition of success with first class honours and a University Medal for Dentistry. Esther joined the Practice in 2004 following a recommendation from our then visiting orthodontist (Dr Richard Olive), and has developed a strong and loyal following. Esther became a Director in 2008. Esther served on the Australian Dental Association of Queensland (ADAQ) Council from 2009 to 2013 and volunteered as Convener of the Recent Graduates and Students Committee of ADAQ Council from 2010-2012. Esther embraces all facets of General Dentistry. Spending time with her family, reading, photography and travel are just a few of the things Esther enjoys after work.
Growing up on both the North & South East suburbs of Brisbane, Dan was schooled at the Anglican Church Grammar School prior to starting tertiary studies at the University of Queensland. Initially studying Science, Dan earned his Honours in Science through researching mobility of different types of human cancers while tutoring/teaching Anatomy to the third year UQ Department of Anatomy students. He then commenced Dental Studies gaining honours. Eventually the life of a student ended, where he joined Coopers Plains Dental Surgery in 2005. While enjoying general Dentistry, Dan’s passion focuses on Root Canal Therapy. Family, cycling, tennis, surfing and any activity that takes him outdoors are high on his list of things-to-do when not in the surgery. Daniel married the love of his life Chloe in 2007 and has welcomed two beautiful baby girls, Charlotte (2008) and Alexandra (2011), into this world.
In 2010 Coopers Plains Dental Group welcomed Christopher Souvlis. Chris is a University of Queensland Graduate with 30 years experience. He started his career with the Queensland Health School Dental Service moving around the south east corner of Queensland before spending 2 years on the Gold Coast. He then spent 24 years in his own practice in Brisbane. During this time Chris developed a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry and oral rehabilitation. Outside of dentistry Chris has a love of sport with his favourites including cricket, he is a level 2 accredited cricket coach, and soccer with Chelsea being his favourite team. He tries to play golf. His main passion is cooking and he enjoys cooking for friends and family and dabbles in catering for events. He also loves architecture and likes to design and build houses in his spare time.
Coopers Plains, Dentists, Emerald Summer was born in South Korea, but has spent most of her life here in Australia. She completed her Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours in 2007 at University of Queensland. Summer enjoys all aspects of dentistry, and loves keeping up with continuing education. Outside Dentistry, she enjoys travelling, hiking and other outdoor activities. But at the same time she can sit down to read a whole book in one day.
Reuben was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and migrated to Australia in 2001. Reuben graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2008 before moving to Brisbane the following year. Reuben enjoys all facets of general dentistry but has a particular interest in surgery and restorative work. Reuben’s interests outside of work include baking, swimming and golf. Coopers Plains Dental Group welcomed Reuben to the team in January 2012.
After emigrating from Hong Kong when she was eight years old, Vivian attended Holy Cross Primary School and All Hallows’ School, before proceeding to study dentistry at the University of Queensland. After working in Townsville briefly, Vivian joined Coopers Plains Dental following her graduation. Vivian enjoys multiple disciplines of dentistry, especially aesthetic buildups and fixed prosthetics. When not working, Vivian spends most of her time with her friends and family. She is also an avid foodie, a dog lover and a shopaholic.
Orani grew up in a small town in New South Wales, and has lived in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and Hobart. She has recently returned to Brisbane and has joined the team at CP Dental. Orani completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at James Cook University, is a member of the Australian Dental Association and enjoys all areas of general dentistry. Outside of dentistry, Orani enjoys spending time with family and friends, health and fitness, exploring the outdoors, challenging jigsaw puzzles and taking up new crafts and hobbies.
Kien is a proud Queenslander after migrating to Australia with his family in the early 1990s. He was originally trained as a Chemical Engineer at the University of Queensland with a PhD qualification. Kien then embarked on a new career in dentistry, starting with training at Griffith University, Gold Coast to working in different rural towns from Warwick to Townsville. In 2020, Kien returned to Brisbane and joined CP Dental; he looks forward to serving the local community that he spent most of his life in. He enjoys practicing all aspects of general dentistry with a keen interest in oral surgery, root canal therapy, and digital dentistry. Kien stays up to date with recent and upcoming technologies through regular CPD training. He is tri-lingual including fluent in Vietnamese and able to hold a good conversation in Cantonese. Outside of dentistry, he enjoys wetting a line for a good feed and cooking up a storm for family and friends in his spare time.
Ellie was born in South Korea but spent most of her life in Brisbane. She studied pharmacy before completing her Bachelor of Dentistry at the University of Queensland with honours. Ellie embraces all aspects of General Dentistry but has special interests in preventative, cosmetic and restorative dentistry as well as Clear aligner orthodontic treatment. Ellie has experience working in public and private dental clinics, and strives to provide the highest quality dental treatment supporting each patients’ needs. She is committed to keeping her skills up to date with the newest techniques and materials for the best outcome. Ellie is fluent both in English and Korean. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys travelling, cooking, yoga, reading and playing with dogs.
Colin graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours and participated in published research projects. He is constantly implementing the latest evidence based techniques so you can be sure you're getting the best and most up to date care. His gentle and calm demeanour will immediately put you at ease. Colin’s special interests lies in giving you a smile you're proud of - whether its simply whitening your teeth, or a complete smile transformation. This is done using computer smile design techniques which allows him to digitally show you what your smile can look like before you even start any treatment! Outside of the clinic, Colin enjoys mentoring new graduate dentists