Meet the team

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.

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.

Elsa

Practice manager

I first began Dental Assisting in 2014 and so far, it has been the most rewarding opportunity I have stumbled across.

I grew up on a crop and cattle property on the outskirts of Goondiwindi, a small but busy town on the Queensland and New South Wales border. After graduating from boarding school in Toowoomba, I went back home for a few years where I worked at a busy dental practice and gained my Certificate III in Dental Assisting. 

 

In 2017 I moved away from home to start studying a dual degree of Nursing and Paramedics, a degree I find interesting and sometimes challenging. In my spare time I love to travel, try new foods, be active, read a book, and most importantly spend time with friends and family whether it be for a coffee, camping or a day at some country races. 

 

I’m so lucky to be a part of such a warm and friendly team. I love meeting new people so please come in and say hello. 

Christine

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.

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 and a mini dachshund who all 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.

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. 

I look forward to meeting you at Urban Dental!

Amy-Rose

Dental assistant

I have been a dental assistant for the past 2 years at Urban Dental! Growing up in the Redlands I moved into the city to finish high school just up the hill at Kelvin Grove State College. Currently studying my cert III on Dental Assisting through ADA, I also play regularly in a local Brisbane band and tend to my many house plants.

I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with such a great team and am looking forward to meeting you!

Lilly

Dental Assistant

After training as a Dental Assistant, I realised I really loved Dentistry, so I am now in my 3rd 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.

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 become an Enrolled Nurse and close to graduating my Bachelor of Nursing at QUT. I am keen to move onto Medicine and venture into Psychiatry in the future. 

 

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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