Alderley Dental
Smiles from Year to Year

Meet the Team at Alderley Dental

We welcome all our patients with the same approachability and genuine care. We take this statement to heart and are dedicated to giving our patients the best service we can offer throughout their life. From initial contact through continued treatment, we will work to educate you, to accommodate you, and to exceed your expectations. We understand the value of a patient’s trust and intend to earn that trust through attentive and personalised service.

Our practice staff are dedicated, professional and caring. Every member of our team who you encounter will strive to give you first class service when you and your family visit us.

Dr Robert Zhang

Principal Dentist

I have such a strong passion for dentistry and helping my patients reach their optimum oral health and appearance of their smile.

Brisbane cosmetic dentist Dr Robert Zhang has practised dentistry in China, New Zealand and Australia. Robert joined and then took the managing role at Alderley Dental in 2007.

My approach to my patients is to always discuss and address your dental concerns in order to work together and maintain your teeth and an attractive smile for life.

Dr Linda Doan

Ms Linda Doan

Dentist

Born and raised in Victoria, Dr. Linda moved to Queensland in 2016 for the blues skies and sunny weather. She graduated from La Trobe university, where she practised across several regional and metropolitan towns across Victoria. 

“I take care to give all my patients a comfortable, anxiety-free and gentle dental experience. I want to support and motivate my patients on their lifelong journey to improving and maintaining their dental health. I also enjoy building rapport with young children and older patients.”

A highlight of her dental career was a two week volunteer trip to Vietnam in 2015, treating disadvantaged children in schools and orphanages. She plans to undergo more volunteering opportunities in Australia and overseas in the near future. 

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Linda entertains creative writing, pilates and group fitness classes in her spare time.  She is also a keen traveller and is working her way along the coastal cities & islands of Queensland. 

Dr Panny Hou

Associate Dentist

'Whilst I enjoy all the different aspects of dentistry, I particularly enjoy working on my patients front teeth to give them a smile and appearance that makes a difference to their overall confidence.'

When Dr Panny Hou graduated from the University of Queensland’s Dental School, she was awarded the David Dunlop Memorial Bursary for the highest achievement in Dentistry for Children.

I believe in spending time with my child patients so that I can foster excellent dental health and help them develop their own life-long oral habits.

Dr Lingaiah Dronavalli

Associate Dentist

Dr Lingaiah Dronavalli achieved his Dentistry Degree from Griffith University with academic excellence and has been in private practice on the Sunshine Coast for years. He joined the Alderley Dental team in early 2015.

Lingaiah creates a relaxed and friendly environment to put even the most phobic of dental patients at ease.

He is enthusiastic about his work and keeps up to date with all the latest in dental research and continuing education programs to provide his patients with the best treatment outcomes.

Lingaiah is particularly skilled in oral surgery (wisdom teeth extractions), aesthetic dentistry and is excellent with kids.

'I have always found Dentistry to be both enjoyable and rewarding. I work towards achieving a quality result that includes my patients having a positive experience. The most rewarding part of dentistry is transforming smiles and giving my patients the confidence that they deserve.'

 Dr Lingaiah Dronavalli is one of the dentists at Alderley Dental on Brisbane's northside. Lingaiah grew up in western Sydney and recently married his college sweetheart Rachel, who is also a practising dentist.

When not in the clinic, you will find Lingaiah out playing every sport under the sun – most of all he loves soccer, cricket and rugby league. 

Unfortunately, he is from south of the border, but then again no one’s perfect.

Anna Thomson

Dental Assistant

Originally from Shepparton, Victoria, Anna attended Wanganui High School before earning her dental assisting certificate from RMIT University Melbourne Dental School.

While Anna is relatively new to the clinic, she is enjoying seeing new faces every day and getting to know our patients.

When she is away from the clinic, you will usually find Anna socialising with friends, going to the beach, and exploring new places.

Amy

Practice Manager

Meet Amy – our Practice Manager. Amy will ensure you receive the highest levels of communication and service at our surgery. She is dedicated to running a professional dental practice and will ensure that everything runs smoothly on your visit.

If you have any questions, complaints or compliments about our service, please feel free to speak to Amy and she will ensure that your concerns or suggestions are addressed as we strive to provide the best quality dental care for you.

We know that running a successful business requires constant improvement and we strive to make every visit better than the last. Through the implementation of new technologies or improved work practices, we are always looking to make our practice the best it can be. You can call Amy on (07) 3856 2144 if there is any aspect of your dental care that is of concern to you.

Debra Hay

Front Office Coordinator

Debra is originally from Brisbane and earned her TAFE diploma in dental assisting and spent 25 years in Stafford Family Dental before Dr Robert Zhang purchased the practice, which eventually became Alderley Dental in 2015.

Her favourite aspect of her career is helping to keep the schedule on time, the variety that dentistry affords and creating a happy atmosphere for both our patients and team.

To relax, you will often find Debra herb gardening.

Elloise Donnelly

Senior Dental Assistant

Elloise grew up in Raumati Beach, Wellington, New Zealand where she attended Kapiti College in New Zealand for her Certificate III in dental assisting. Having joined our practice in 2015, Elloise particularly enjoys working with our team and patients.

In her spare time, you will find Elloise travelling to New Zealand to visit family. She also enjoys camping.

Krissie Burn

Dental Assistant

Krissie was born and raised in Brisbane and earned her Certificate III in dental assisting from TAFE. She joined our team in 2016 and truly enjoys working with the people – both our patients and team.

When she is enjoying her free time, you will often find Krissie having coffee with her girlfriends, and as a self-proclaimed foodie, trying new cuisines.

Elena

Hygienist

Elena was raised in St. Petersburg, Russia and in her early years moved to the U.S. with her family. In 1999 she received her dental assisting qualifications, beginning her career in dentistry.

She then returned to study to obtain her Registered Dental Hygiene degree. In 2005 she graduated as a dental hygienist in Portland, Oregon and had stayed working in the same office for nine years.

Elena and her husband moved to Australia in 2014 with the ambition to explore its wonder and beauty.

After completing her Australian Dental Council exams, to enable Elena to practice dental hygiene in Australia, she also registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Across her career, Elena has undertaken numerous Continuing Professional Development courses and is passionate about her continuous improvement in her work.

'I love to make my patients feel comfortable and at ease whilst giving them that ‘clean teeth-smile’ and empowering them with their own oral health.'

In her free time, Elena loves to travel and explore with her husband, keep in touch with family and friends through Skype, take walks and learn all about healthy living.

'The biggest highlight in my ‘dental day’ is seeing the overall improvement in the health of my patients.'

Course/Qualifications

  • 2016 Dental Hygiene Certificate of Registration – Dental Board of Australia
  • 2015 Australian Dental Council – Dental Hygiene Examination
  • 2014 Orthodontic Assisting – Certified
  • 2005 Associate of Applied Science, USA
  • 2003-05 Dental Hygiene School, USA
     
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