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Meet our Team

Everyone at Diamond Dental Care 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:

Dr Doug Leishman, Principal Dentist

Dr Doug Leishman, Principal Dentist

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.


Dr Tarek Abdel-Naby, Dentist

Dr Tarek Abdel-Naby, Dentist

Tarek joined Diamond Dental Care in 2013 and brings not only compassion, but also considerable expertise in surgical dentistry.

Graduating from Alexandria University in Egypt in 1997, Tarek went on to obtain his American dental qualification in 2002.  He then pursued his passion for oral and maxillofacial surgery and spent the next 8 years as an SHO Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in hospitals in the UK. There he completed a Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons and a Certificate in Implantology. In 2012 Tarek completed his Australian dental exams and relocated to Brisbane with his Australian wife Alana who is also a dentist! Tarek and Alana now live on the Sunshine Coast with their young son Ahmad.


Dr Ru-Yin Shaio, Employee Dentist

Dr Ru-Yin Shaio, Employee Dentist


Mrs Lise Slack, Hygienist

Mrs Lise Slack, Hygienist

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).


Merril, Dental Assistant

Merril, Dental Assistant

Merril has been working in the dental industry for 20+ years. She’s our very helpful casual employee who’s also enjoying semi retirement and plays tennis in her spare time.


Sonia, Dental Assistant

Sonia, Dental Assistant

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.


Samantha, Dental Assistant

Samantha, Dental Assistant

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 latin dance in her spare time.


Rilee, Dental Assistant

Rilee, Dental Assistant

Rilee has grown up on the Sunshine Coast and has worked here at Diamond Dental Care for the past 3 years. She has a passion for all things dental. When Rilee isn’t at work you’ll find her at the gym, beach and with her family.


Anita, Receptionist

Anita, Receptionist

Anita has lived on the Sunshine Coast her whole life and she has been in the dental industry since 1994. We have been fortunate enough to have Anita as part of the Diamond Dental Care Team since 2015.  She has one young son and loves her dogs.


Natalie, Receptionist

Natalie, Receptionist

Nat has been in the dental industry for 16 years. She relocated to the Sunshine Coast 4 years ago from Newcastle NSW. She has one young daughter and loves exploring the Sunshine Coast in her spare time.


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