Exceptional Hygienists

our team

Experts in maintaining your oral health

Focus on prevention

Ensuring that your teeth and gums never need to have major dental treatments. Our hygienists are all highly skilled dental professionals, all chosen for their exceptional ability to deliver our promise of outstanding patient care.
Shannon Zerner

Shannon Zerner

Registered Dental Hygienist

Shannon has worked in the Dental Industry since 1995. She first worked as a Dental Assistant in Canberra,  ACT, in both the public and private sectors. It was during this time she realised she was passionate about patient care and preventive dentistry.

She later completed a Diploma of Dental Hygiene in South Australia,  as ‘Most Outstanding’ student.

Since graduating as a Dental Hygienist in 2001, Shannon has gained valuable experience in both general dentistry and the specialist field of orthodontics. She also strives to keep abreast of advances in dentistry by attending regular continuing education programmes.

Shannon is committed to providing a gentle and individualised approach to her patient care.

She enjoys spending her spare time with her family – Jason and daughters Milla and Ever. As a family they like to keep active.

Shannon works with us on:
Tuesday: 8.00am – 1.00pm
Wednesday: 8.00am – 6.00pm
Thursday: 8.00am – 5.00pm

Annika Liiv

Annika Liiv

Oral Health Therapist

Annika Liiv completed her Bachelor of Applied Health Science in Oral Health at the University of Queensland in 2004. Since graduation, she has gained further experience working as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist in both private and government settings.

Annika has a particular interest in children’s dentistry and prides herself on her commitment to providing gentle and comprehensive care to her patients.
As an active committee member of the Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia (Qld Branch) Annika is often involved in planning and hosting continuing education seminars.

Annika and her husband, Edward, have two children, Hugo and Adelaide. They love to travel both in Australia and visiting relatives overseas.  Annika loves cooking and reading and has studied classical ballet for over 20 years.

Annika works with us on:
Tuesday: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Eliza Burroughs

Eliza Burroughs

Oral Health Therapist

Eliza completed her Bachelor of Applied Health Science degree in Oral Health at the University of Queensland in 2004. Since graduation she has gained further experience in both public and private settings as both a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist.

Eliza has extensive experience in the maintenance of crown, bridge and implant dentistry and enjoys providing professional in chair whitening to patients. She is very passionate about helping patients improve their overall oral health, and has a particular interest in the treatment and maintenance of periodontal disease. She also loves treating children, always in a very kind and gentle manner.

She is an active committee member of the Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia (QLD Branch) and contributes to the organisation of continuing education events. She has most recently gained further qualifications and experience in the field of orthodontics.

Eliza grew up in the dairy farming region of South East Queensland and loves going home to visit her family and enjoying the country air. She also enjoys team sports such as netball and touch football, and hosting dinner parties. Eliza and her husband, Angus, have a beautiful daughter, Brianna, who was born in 2017.

Eliza works with us on:
Monday: 8.00am to 5.00pm
Tuesday: 8.00am to 6.00pm
Susanne Yates

Susanne Yates

Oral Health Therapist

Susanne completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Queensland, graduating in 2007.

After graduating she moved to Melbourne where she gained invaluable experience working in a very busy and progressive private practice. Susanne later returned to Brisbane to be closer to her family, and joined our team of registered Oral Health Therapists and Hygienists in 2014. Susanne brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our team.

Susanne is very passionate about Oral health and is a firm believer in preventative dentistry. She actively supports dental health in the context of its affect on the body as a whole, and enjoys nothing more than seeing her patients maintaining perfect oral health. Susanne practices in a kind and gentle manner, and strives to make each patients treatment as comfortable as possible.

Susanne enjoys getting out and experiencing Brisbane’s cultural scene with events like the ballet and theatre, in addition to be an avid traveler.
Susanne is currently on maternity leave and will return in 2021.
Susan Berry

Susan Berry

Oral Health Therapist

Sue has over 25 years experience in the dental industry. She started working in 1991 as a Dental Therapist with the Queensland School Dental Service. In 2003 she qualified as an Oral Health Therapist, which added dental hygiene to her scope of practice. The additional duties complemented her interest in preventive dentistry and dental health education. She has practiced throughout South East Queensland and in Sydney, in both government and private practices before joining the Medland Dental team.

Sue takes pride in providing quality, individualised treatment. She loves helping her patients enjoy their dental visits, and ensuring they are comfortable throughout their appointment

Sue and her husband Ian have three children who keep her very busy. In her spare time Sue enjoys going to the gym, camping with her family, and has recently started singing with the Churchie Community Chorale.

Susan works with us on:
Tuesday: 8.00am – 6.30pm
Wednesday: 8.00am – 6.00pm
Thursday: 7.30am – 6.00pm
Friday: 8.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 8.00am – 12.00pm
Melanie Burnett

Melanie Burnett

Oral Health Therapist

Melanie completed a Bachelor of Applied Health Science in Oral Health at the University of Queensland in 2007. Since then she has worked at two comprehensive practices in the private sector where she has gained essential skills and knowledge in treating a wide variety of patients and oral conditions.

With over twelve years’ experience, Melanie strives to always create a warm and comfortable environment for her patients and is passionate about dental education in order to optimise their oral health. She has extensive experience with treatment and management of periodontal disease as well as maintenance of fixed prosthodontic appliances such as implants and crowns. Melanie is also able to offer Professional in Office whitening and dentistry for children; which she greatly enjoys.

Melanie regularly attends continuing education courses and seminars to keep up to date with the latest advances in dentistry and to further her professional skills.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two young daughters – Hartley and Everly. Melanie and her Husband Sam, like to visit the beach and go camping when the weather is nice.

Melanie works with us:
Monday: 8.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday: 8.00am – 6.00pm

Michelle Sankey

Michelle Sankey

Oral Health Therapist

Michelle completed her Bachelor of Applied Health Science in Oral Health at the University of Queensland in 2001. Michelle furthered her studies in 2003, and successfully completed the Bachelor of Applied Health Science in Oral Health Honours Program with 1st Class Honours.

Since graduation, Michelle has gained a wealth of experience as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist in government and private practice settings in Australia, and internationally, in the United Kingdom where she lived for 10 years.

With over 20 years of experience, Michelle strongly believes in individualised, patient centred care in an comfortable and understanding environment.

Michelle is an active member of the Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australian (Qld Branch) and The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy. Michelle also has extensive training in Orofacial Myology after completing introductory and advances courses in America and Australia.

Michelle and her husband, Graham, have two children and as a family love all that Australia has to offer, from spending time at the beach, sailing around Moreton Bay, and camping out under the stars.

Michelle works with us on:
Thursday 8.00am-6.00pm
Friday 8.00am-5.00pm.

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