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Meet the team

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Dr Tony Hughes

Dentist 

I have been privileged to be a dentist for the Kelvin Grove community for over 20 years. Some of you may remember Dr. Nat Corrigan and his father who started the practice in 1947. It has been wonderful to provide care for several generations of families as well as welcoming new patients to the practice. 

Prior to this I have worked in Regional Queensland both in public and private practice. I have also worked as a senior dentist in the Endodontic Department of the Brisbane Dental Hospital. I have really great staff who are hardworking and caring. They bring happiness, fun and vibrancy to Urban Dental. As well as loving time spent with my wife and three adult children. I do enjoy a game of golf followed by a long lunch with friends.

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Angela Nguyen

Oral Health Therapist 

With a passion for dentistry, I moved to Rockhampton from Brisbane to obtain my degree in Bachelor of Oral Health in 2016 at Central Queensland University. I returned home and gained experience working with adults and children in general private practice ever since graduating. As an Oral Health Therapist, I will be working closely with Dr. Hughes at Urban Dental to provide a wide range of dental care. I am trained to perform, but not limited to, hygiene and restorative procedures for all ages to a high quality. I enjoy all aspects of what I do with particular interest in preventative, and children dentistry. 
 

My interest in dentistry stemmed from the positive experiences I had as a child and I hope to bring the same experiences to all my patients.  

I feel fortunate to be a part of such a lovely, tight knit team and I look forward to meeting you.

 

When I’m not caring for patients, I like to stay active with gym and social basketball to compliment my love for eating and cooking. I also enjoy travelling, experiencing new things and spending time with my loved ones. I am bilingual in English and Vietnamese.

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Daniel Mackay

Oral Health Therapist 

As an Oral Health Therapist, I have a passion for help my patients achieve high quality dental care in a safe and comfortable manner. After many years as a dental assistant, I decided to obtained my Bachelor of Oral Health in 2017 from Central Queensland University. After completing my degree, I gained significant experience across NSW and QLD working with child, adolescents and adults. Dr Hughes and I will work as a team to provide a comprehensive range of treatment options. I am trained to perform dental hygiene and restorative dentistry for all ages to a high exceptional standard. My passion lies particularly in restorative procedures. 

 

“I have a passion for providing dental care for though who find going to the dentist scary, I will endeavour to alleviate your anxieties and tailor treatment to suit”. 

 

Outside of work I enjoy spending time mountain bike riding, playing tennis and enjoying all that Brisbane and surrounds has to offer.

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Christine Hughes

Administration 

Tony and I founded Urban Dental in 1997. My role is in Administration and I love being part of our caring, conscientious and fun team. 

My early life was spent in New Guinea, before moving to Brisbane for schooling.

In my working life, I have enjoyed being a Secondary Teacher in Emerald and Bundaberg before returning to Brisbane to start a family.

Outside of work I enjoy time spent with my family and friends, walking my dogs, camping trips and I have started learning Ballroom Dancing.

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Shoko

Dental Assistant

I am a qualified dental assistant who joined Urban Dental in 2010. A few years after having had a great experience here, I moved to far north Queensland for my husband’s job. While there I continued my career at a small country dental practice. In 2015 we returned to Brisbane where I am lucky to be back at Urban Dental.

I was born in Japan and have lived in Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe, where I met my Australian husband. We now have two sons who bring me laughs and joy.

I am grateful to be a part of the Urban Dental team. Dr Hughes is not only a great dentist who has outstanding skills and a gentle nature but also a wonderful boss who provides us opportunities to learn.

We are all looking forward to meeting you.

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Marie

Dental Assistant 

I have been in the dental industry for over 12 years in Japan and in Australia. I completed my Certificate 3 in dental assisting with TAFE and have been working with Urban Dental Since 2012. I love helping patients obtain a healthy mouth and enjoy being a part of a professional Dental team at Urban Dental that provides exceptional dental care.

I am also a mother of 2 children and as a family we enjoy walking along the beach and watching movies. I also enjoy bike riding in my spare time. 

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Virginia

Front Desk Administrator 

I am our front desk administrator as well as a qualified dental assistant.  I have been with Urban Dental since 2018.  

 

I was born in El Salvador and have worked and lived in the USA and Germany.  I have two sons and we love outdoor adventures.  I also enjoy walking my dog Frida, practicing yoga, dancing and listening to music.

 

I feel very fortunate to be part of such a great and supportive group of people at Urban Dental. 

 

All of our patients are lovely and I love taking care of them and their treatment plans.  I am looking forward to meeting you.

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Lily

Dental Assistant

After training as a Dental Assistant, I realised I really loved Dentistry, I am now in my final year studying Dentistry in Orange, NSW. 

Although I am loving living in Orange during the University year, I look forward to returning to Brisbane during the holidays, to see my dog, Daisy, friends and my family. I also get to catch up with everyone at Urban Dental and help out.  

My other interests include Art, Golf, Music and social sports at a regional campus.

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Amy-Rose

Dental Assistant 

I have been a dental assistant at Urban Dental for the past 4 years, I feel so lucky to work with Dr Tony Hughes and such a lovely team who are so supportive! Since starting in 2018 I have  studied Dental Assisting with the Australian Dental Association and am now furthering my dental career now in my 2nd year of a Bachelors in Dental Prosthetics at TAFE Queensland. 

I play with a local Brisbane band as much as I can and love to go exploring with my retired Greyhound Gary. 

I look forward to seeing you at your next appointment!

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Amber

Dental Assistant 

I began my role as a Dental Assistant in 2018 and have loved being part of the team at Urban Dental.

I grew up on the Sunshine Coast but finished my schooling in Brisbane before moving to England during my gap year. Since then I’ve graduated my Bachelor of Nursing at QUT. I am currently completing a Bachelor of Behavioral Science. 

 

On the weekends I love heading out to see live music and trying new bars. I’m always on the look for a new book to read and grabbing coffee with friends.   

 

I have gained so much knowledge and skill in the field of dentistry and so thankful for the opportunity from this amazing team. 

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Michael

Front Desk Administrator

Having only recently joined the Urban Dental team, I quickly discovered what an incredible group we have here.

Born and raised in Townsville, I originally moved to Brisbane to pursue my studies in Jazz performance, but found myself becoming fascinated in the dentistry practice along the way.

Being able to help people has always been a major drive for me, and being able to help each patient enter feeling comfortable and welcome, as well as leave feeling their best selves, is an incredible reward.

 

I look forward to seeing you at your next appointment!

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Amelia

Front Desk Administrator

Hi there! I’m Amelia, and I’m part of the Front Desk Administration Team here at Urban Dental. As someone who used to be a bit (a lot) scared of going to the dentist, I love being a part of such a supportive team where I can help our lovely patients feel at home and comfortable here when they visit.

 

I grew up in Brisbane and have also lived in Vancouver, Canada. Since coming back from overseas, I have returned to university to study teaching. On the weekends I’m usually rock climbing, doing pottery, or checking out local bars, restaurants and bands with friends.

 

I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing community here at Urban Dental and look forward to welcoming you in on your next visit.