Our Experienced Team

Brisbane Smiles has a highly experienced team dedicated to providing our patients with an amazing dental experience. Our team includes Dentists, Oral Health Therapists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Technicians, Dental Prosthetist, Practice Manager, Dental Receptionists, Dental Assistants and we are supported by Contracting Dentists, Medical Specialists and support companies.

Ahpra Registered Providers


Practice Manager

Business Manager

Office Leader

Digital Marketing




Dental Assistants






Dental Technicians



Dr Paul McKay Brisbane Smiles Dentist and Director

Dr Paul McKay

Qualifications: BDSC (HONS)
AHPRA Registration: DEN0000958298
Position: Principal Dentist

Dr Paul McKay is a General Dentist, concentrating on performing Family Dentistry, General Dentistry, Rehabilitative Dentistry, Dental Implant Surgery and Prosthetics.
Graduated from The University of Queensland in 2003 with First Class Honours.

Continuing Education:
Accredited with the Australian Society of implant Dentistry.
Misch International Implant Institute Surgical Program.
Diplomate of The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Fellow of The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Member of The Australian Society of Implant Dentistry.
Member of The International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Graduate of Kois Center – Seattle
Advanced Occlusion programs with Kois Center (Seattle) and Dr Bill McHorris (Gnathologist).
General and Cosmetic Dental Excellence programs at Kois Center Seattle and additionally completed programs include Treatment Planning, Occlusion, Perio-Restorative Interface, Implants – Fixed and Removable, Periodontal Surgery.
Advanced Digital Photography Courses in Dallas.
Implant World Conferences in Vancouver, Taipei, San Diego, Chicago, Las Vegas, Sydney
Eighteen years’ experience in placing and restoring Dental Implants

Dr Graham McKay Toowong Dentist

Dr Graham McKay

Qualifications: BDSC(HONS) B.PHARM(HONS)
AHPRA Registration: DEN0001346655
Position: General Dentist

Dr Graham McKay is a General Dentist, concentrating on General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and Comprehensive General Dental Care.
Graduated from The University of Queensland in 1978 with First Class Honours.
Graduated with First Class Honours and Medal of Excellence.
Graduated as Pharmacist prior to Dentistry, with Honours.

Continuing Education:
Member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Attends American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry biannually.
Accredited to provide Microthin (Durathin) Veneers from the USA.

Dr Nancy Henein Brisbane Dentist

Dr Nancy Henein

Qualifications: BDSc(Honours)(University of Melbourne)
AHPRA Registration: DEN0001026208
Position: General Dentist

Dr Nancy Henein graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2006 and her passion for dentistry was demonstrated early on through her studies. Graduating with Honours, she was placed on the Dean’s Honours List and later awarded the William Leslie Elvins Medal for academic excellence.

Dr Nancy Henein worked for 11 years in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs before relocating to Sydney’s eastern suburbs and finally choosing to move to Brisbane with her husband to be closer to family.

Over that time, she developed a reputation for dental excellence and a loyal following through her ability to deliver exceptional dentistry brought on by a gentle and warm personality. Her attention to detail and wealth of knowledge is obtained through countless hours of continuing education training.

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Dr Israel Needham

Qualifications: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (JCU)
AHPRA Registration: DEN0002313624

Position: General Dentist

Dr Israel graduated in 2019 from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Distinction.

Dr Israel is passionate about improving her patient’s oral health and empowering them to maintain healthy mouths by educating them on how to prevent dental disease. Additionally, improving patients’ confidence and self-esteem by transforming their smiles brings her the most joy and is what she finds most rewarding.

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Dr Tara Javadi

Qualifications: Bachelor of Pharmacy (UQ), Doctorate of Dental Surgery (UniMelb), Graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Orthodontics (Ongoing)

AHPRA Registration: DEN0002136859

Position: General Dentist

Dr Tara holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy from UQ, a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Melbourne and is undergoing ongoing studies in Aesthetic Orthodontics.

Dr Tara is passionate about Aesthetic Dentistry and General Dentistry as she finds providing her patients with a functional, healthy and beautiful smile to be extremely rewarding. She knows that a smile plays a large part in making great first impressions, and loves to empower her patients to feel confident when smiling.

Read more about Dr Tara.

Patricia Li Oral Health Therapist Brisbane

Patricia Li

Qualifications: Bachelor of Oral Health
AHPRA Registration: DEN0002064466
Position: Oral Health Therapist

Patricia graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2016 where her passion for dentistry grew as she gained invaluable experiences in various hospitals and private clinics across NSW.

In 2018, Patricia moved abroad to Southwest Germany where she worked as a software support design engineer dealing in Maxillofacial implants. This overseas adventure complimented her dental skillset and upon her return to Australia in 2021 she became a Digital Smile Design treatment coordinator.

Patricia is a member of the Dental Hygiene Association of Australia and strives to continually educated herself with the latest professional developments in dentistry. As well as offering a friendly environment for all her patients, Patricia also provides invaluable education and tools to maintain a healthy mouth.

In her spare time Patricia loves to travel, zumba dance and enjoying coffee. She worked as a barista for over 7 years so feel free to ask her any coffee related questions as well!

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Paula Morris

Qualifications: Bachelor of Oral Health from The University of Queensland graduated in 2016 & Bachelor of Biotechnology Innovation (QUT)
AHPRA Registration: DEN0002090799
Position: Dental Hygienist

Paula has worked in private practice and public sector over the last 6 years. She loves working with children and creating a positive environment for them, allowing them to become accountable for their oral hygiene habits and setting them up with good long term skills. Paula also enjoys personalising and adapting each person’s appointment and treatment. She believes that each mouth is different and each person has a different lifestyle, so trying to improve any oral hygiene habits that fit into their life.

Paula also has experience working in nursing homes and loves working with elderly patients and their carers. For Paula, being an Oral Health Therapist is beneficial as she gets to work very closely with the dentists, so that each adult patient has two sets of eyes on their oral health.

Outside of work, Paula loves to spend time with her 1 year old son, husband and black Labrador Murphy and going for family walks. She also enjoys cooking, volunteering, skateboarding and gardening.

Paula says “What I love most about Brisbane Smiles is the friendliest and most helpful team – everyone does their job well which means every patient will be well looked after.”

Read more about Paula.

Elsa Martincich Dental Hygienist

Elsabe Martincich

Qualifications: Bachelor of Oral Health Sciences, Advanced Diploma of Oral Health
Position: Dental Hygienist

Elsabe is a Dental Hygienist who has been with Brisbane Smiles since January 2019. She graduated from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa in 2016 with Distinction and completed the Advanced Diploma of Oral Health from Tafe SA on permanently immigrating to Australia. Elsabe provides Dental Hygiene Care, Treatment and Education to patients.

Elsabe has passionately participated in various outreach programs, serving the oral health needs of underprivileged communities. She is currently an active member of the Dental Hygiene Association of Australia and strive to continue her professional development by studying the latest research and developments in health care.

Elsabe is married to Edrich Martincich, an accountant by profession but foremost a sport enthusiast. Elsabe loves long distance running, hiking, and spending time with her family.

Read more about Elsabe.

Melanie Burnett Dental Hygienist

Melanie Burnett

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Oral Health) QLD 2007
AHPRA Registration: DEN0000977130
Position: Dental Hygienist

Louise Arnold

Qualifications: Dip Oral Health (Hygiene), Dip Dental Therapy, Post Grad Cert Public Health (UQ).

APHRA Registration: DEN0000967262

Position: Oral Health Therapist

Read more about Louise Arnold.

Tahlia Kerwick

Qualifications: Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics and Dental Technology
AHPRA Registration: DEN0002619514
Position: Dental Prosthetist & Technician (2021)

Tahlia graduated in 2021 with a double degree in a Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics and Dental Technology.

For Tahlia, she finds that in the dental industry that she can combine her loves for art and being around the community. Tahlia’s grateful that she gets to help people regain their confidence and sense of self.  She believes that teeth are a very personal aspect of someone’s life, which makes her job especially rewarding. Outside of work, Tahlia loves exploring cafes and finding the best coffee, going to markets, going snorkelling and finding waterfalls.

Tahlia says “I’ve found everyone to be so lovely and considerate! The friendly community amongst the staff is what I enjoy most!”

Read more about Tahlia.

Dr Ross Foreman Medical Anaesthetist

Dr Ross Foreman

Specialist Medical Anaesthetist
Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery, FANZCA
AHPRA Registration: MED0001154878

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