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 Luke Puente De La Vega, Dentist
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.
Dr Josh Jong, Dentist
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.
Dr Stacey, Dentist
Stacey’s background is Chinese but she grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. She ventured to Australia to study Dentistry at Griffith University. After graduating in 2019, she relocated to Sunshine Coast and fell in love with working here alongside with the beautiful lifestyle, the people and the beaches. She loves the artistry, variety and lifelong learning of dentistry and the unique opportunity to connect to people. Stacey hopes to transform the “scary” dental experience to one that is ”comfortable and enjoyable”. She is passionate about helping people achieve and maintain happy and healthy smiles. She strives to deliver the best possible outcomes by treating her patients as her own family, personalising treatment to each individual, educating and ensuring patients are well-informed and utilizing the latest techniques.
During her spare time, Stacey tries to find balance. Stacey loves going to the gym, doing yoga and zumba and going for walks along the beach. She also very much enjoys hiding at home too, organising, cleaning and gardening.