Everyone at Diamond Dental Care & Implant Centre shares a passion to ensure that both the care we provide and the way in which we deliver it, are always of the very highest standards. Our team is experienced and friendly, and most of us have been at the practice for several years!
We take our clinical responsibilities very seriously - our Sunshine Coast dentists and hygienists are all registered with AHPRA Health Professions Regulation Body and regularly attend professional training to ensure that their practice reflects all the latest developments.
You can read more about our team by clicking on the photos below:
Doug was born in Perth, Scotland, and moved to Australia in 2001. He has worked as a dentist since qualifying from the University of Dundee in 1988 and enjoys updating his skills and knowledge through professional training courses (completing two post graduate dental qualifications, including orthodontics.)
In 2008 Doug and Vicky set up Diamond Dental Care to offer high quality dentistry with exceptional customer care. They relocated from Hervey Bay where Doug had worked both in private practice and in the surgical public dental service in Hervey Bay and Maryborough.
Doug enjoys various outdoors activities including cycling and kayaking, but mostly Doug and his wife Vicky are kept busy by their young kids - Jack and Amy.
Luke is from Newcastle, in the North of England. He studied dentistry at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. During his training, he came out to Australia to undertake a placement with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and fell in love with the country and the people he met.
In 2015 after completing a Vocational Training year with the NHS, Luke relocated to the Sunshine Coast with his partner Leanne, who is also a dentist. He enjoys the variety of general dentistry as no two days are ever the same.
Outside of work, Luke loves playing soccer and badminton. He is currently taking Latin dance lessons and doing his Bronze medallion with Alexandra Headland Surf Lifesaving Club. Luke also enjoys the strategies of board/card games and escape rooms and is known to frequent local trivia nights.
Josh grew up on a farm in Borneo and as a teenager, made the big move to Newcastle upon Tyne in 2007 to train in dentistry. Upon graduating, he worked for several years in general practice in Newcastle but decided that he actually didn't mind studying and went on to complete an MSc in Restorative Dentistry from Manchester and an MSc in Implantology in Rome. Josh enjoys the social aspects of his job as much as the dentistry itself and has a keen interest in Restorative, and Implant dentistry.
Josh and his wife have very recently relocated to the beautiful Sunshine Coast and are busy enjoying the outdoors in their spare time. Otherwise, he is a keen cook and foodie, or if there’s still a spare moment, he can be found on the PlayStation.
Lise graduated from the University of Stellenbosch (Cape Town) in 1982 where her father was a Professor of Dentistry. After living for several years in England, she moved to Australia with her family in 2003.
Lise is a uniquely special dental hygienist! She brings many years of experience working in specialist Periodontal and Orthodontic practices, and her passion is teaching patients how to care for their teeth. As a result, she has invented, manufactured and marketed worldwide a unique line of dental care products: X-floss, X-floss Lite and X-Ribbon.
Lise has lectured at international conferences in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland and Lebanon, and is on first name terms with many of the world leaders in the specialities of Periodontal and Implant treatment.
As if that doesn't keep her busy enough, a second passion is helping orphaned street children - Lise's charity i-Hope has now built its first children's home in Myanmar (Burma).
After many years of international travel, and working all over the world, Erica returned and settled on the Sunshine Coast, with her husband and teenage son, to enjoy the lovely lifestyle it has to offer.
Erica enjoys traveling but is packing away the passport for a while, and instead will enjoy hiking, cycling and many other outdoor activities.
Merril has been working in the dental industry for 20+ years. She’s our very helpful casual employee who’s also enjoying
Sonia immigrated to Sydney Australia with her husband and kids in 2004 from Argentina. They then relocated to the Sunshine Coast in 2013. Sonia is currently undertaking her dental assistant traineeship here at Diamond Dental Care.
Sam has been working in the dental industry since 1998. She grew up in Lismore and has lived on the Sunshine Coast since 2000. Sam has 2 kids and loves to