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.
Born in rural New South Wales, Jose completed primary school in Bathurst before moving to a small country town outside of Gladstone, Central Queensland. Upon completing high school, Jose continued into a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, becoming a member of the pioneering cohort of dental students at James Cook University in Cairns. During his time at university Jose has taken part in research with the Australian Dental Research Foundation and completed clinical placements in Norway, Darwin, Oenpelli and Cairns. Following graduation in 2013, Jose joined the Coopers Plains Dental Team and will be based in the Mayfair Ridge Dental Practice in Emerald. Enjoying all aspects of dentistry, Jose has a particular interest in Prosthodontics (crown and bridge), Cosmetics, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology. Outside of dentistry Jose enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Originally from Cairns, Claire completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at James Cook University. After spending time in the Queensland Health system, Claire made the move to Emerald in early 2015, and is thoroughly enjoying her new role with the Cooper Plains Dental Group team. Claire has a particular interest in general dentistry and loves providing a positive dental experience for children. In her spare time, Claire enjoys baking and travelling, and is looking forward to exploring the Emerald region further.
Ryan was born in Mackay before relocating to Weipa, a small mining town in Far North Queensland known for its awesome fishing. Ryan schooled in Weipa, before moving to Cairns where he completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at James Cook University. Ryan made the move to Emerald, where he joined the CP Dental Emerald Team in 2016. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, with special interests in restorative and fixed prosthodontics. Away from dentistry, Ryan enjoys travelling; playing soccer, cricket and golf.
Caitlin grew up and was educated in Emerald. She completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at James Cook University Cairns, graduating with an Academic Medal. During this time she attended placements in Barcaldine, Cairns, Darwin and Pirlangimpi (Tiwi Islands). Caitlin is delighted to be home. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and finds satisfaction in creating a relaxing environment for her patients. Outside dentistry she enjoys travelling to experience new cultures, painting, and spending time with friends, family and her dog Dora
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.
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.
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 dermal fillers such as lip contouring. When not in the Surgery, Paul spends time with his family and is passionate about motor racing.
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.