Our dentists

Marc Miller

Marc Miller

Principle Dentist / Owner

Marc graduated from the University of Queensland in 1991 obtaining a Bachelor of Dental Science degree with second class honors. After working in Rockhampton for a few years, he set up his own private practice in Maroochydore until 2000.  On moving to Brisbane he worked part-time while studying and in 2002 obtained an undergraduate Arts degree with a double major in Psychology from the University of Queensland.  He then came on board full time at Nundah Village Dental with John, becoming a partner in the practice in 2007.

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John Burgess

John Burgess

Associate Dentist

John graduated from Guy’s Hospital London in 1975 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and worked as a resident house surgeon at Guy’s Oral Maxillo-facial surgery department. In 1980 John travelled to Australia with his wife Jenny for a holiday and it was at this time that they both fell in love with Australia and have lived here ever since.  In 1981 John bought the practice in Nundah and worked very hard in the years that followed building a loyal patient base, welcoming his first associate into the practice in 1990.

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Jacob De Luchi

Jacob De Luchi

Associate Dentist

Jacob started with us in 2013 in our new premises after graduating from the University of Queensland, and has been very well received by both our new and existing patients thanks to his gentle approach and caring personality. Jacob believes that prevention is the best treatment, and strives to help his patients understand why dental problems may occur, and then working together with them towards achieving a stable and healthy smile. He believes that it is important to listen and understand the needs of each of the patients and families in his care, and feels as though a healthy, happy mouth is achievable and maintainable for everyone.

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Marc Miller

Dr David Stuhmcke

Dentist

David is our newest dentist at Nundah Village Dental, having joined us in January 2017. David Graduated with a Bachelor of Science from UQ in 2010 and studied dentistry at the University of Sydney graduating in 2015. Before moving back to Sunshine State and joining our team David worked for NSW Health at Westmead Hospital, where he treated a wide range of patients from young children to the more elderly. He also has experience treating patients with special needs, medically compromised patients and extremely anxious patients.

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Dr Lucy Han

Dentist

We have welcomed Dr Lucy to the Nundah Village Dental team in May 2017. Lucy has worked in both Private Practice and at the Caboolture Public Hospital since graduating from the University of Queensland in 2012. Having worked in both the private and public sectors Lucy says she ensures she bases her treatment options on the individual needs of the patient, Lucy will always endevour to find a solution to meet her patients lifestyle. Patients describe Lucy as being very gentle and they feel at ease during appointments with her. Lucy speaks English and Mandarin.

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Dr Mishari Al-Dhafeeri

Dentist

Mishari graduated from Glasgow University in the United Kingdom in 2008.

He is currently completing a double masters degree in by the field of prosthodontics from Kings College London.

He is also a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow.

Mishari has a keen interest in reconstructive dentistry, sleep apnoea and snoring treatments, and bruxism (grinding and clenching of your teeth.

He is a strong believer in preventative and gentle dentistry.

He splits his time between Nundah and supervising dental students at the University of Queensland.

Outside of work, Mishari can be found practicing Latin Dance and trying to surf in the beautiful waters of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast .

Marc Miller

Marc Miller

Principle Dentist / Owner

Marc graduated from the University of Queensland in 1991 obtaining a Bachelor of Dental Science degree with second class honors. After working in Rockhampton for a few years, he set up his own private practice in Maroochydore until 2000.  On moving to Brisbane he worked part-time while studying and in 2002 obtained an undergraduate Arts degree with a double major in Psychology from the University of Queensland.  He then came on board full time at Nundah Village Dental with John, becoming a partner in the practice in 2007.

Marc grew up in Roma where his father, uncle and brother all worked as dentists.  With a family background of being a small town professional, Marc is committed to high quality general dentistry with a strong focus on prevention and long term patient care.  His number one goal is to provide the most pain free and caring dentistry possible, but not compromise on providing the best quality dentistry.  He believes that being a professional means standing behind one’s workmanship and always striving to learn and improve.  ‘I see patients regularly reaching their 80’s and 90’s and know that they need a supportive skilled professional with long-term vision to help people  reach this age with quality dental health’.

Also a water colour artist, Marc has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry and in creating natural looking beautiful smiles.  To help achieve this aim, he regularly attends extensive ongoing training in all areas of dentistry, especially cosmetics, complex crown and bridge, endodontics, and implants.  He has committed to more than 80 hours of ongoing training per year to gain experience in all aspects of dentistry.  He has undertaken advanced training in Invisalign Orthodontics for straightening teeth without wires.  He is a member of the Australian Society for Implant Dentistry and the Australasian Osseointegration Society with accreditation in implant placement.  He has completed advanced training in cosmetic gum surgery for enhanced aesthetics.  He is interested in sleep medicine and dentistry and is a member of the Australasian Sleep Society.

Beyond dentistry Marc enjoys time with friends, piano, tennis, golf, painting, and swimming.

John BurgessJohn Burgess

Associate Dentist

John graduated from Guy’s Hospital London in 1975 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and worked as a resident house surgeon at Guy’s Oral Maxillo-facial surgery department. In 1980 John travelled to Australia with his wife Jenny for a holiday and it was at this time that they both fell in love with Australia and have lived here ever since.  In 1981 John bought the practice in Nundah and worked very hard in the years that followed building a loyal patient base, welcoming his first associate into the practice in 1990.

John’s commitment to his patients’ dental needs has seen him grow with the families of Nundah.  John loves to teach and it has been his aim over the years to educate patients on the importance of good oral health.  As a keen photographer, John’s attention to detail is what shines through in the work that he does and he believes that basic prevention and maintenance of teeth with regular dental visits is the best option.  John continually upgrades his skills through attending continuing education courses on all aspects of dentistry and is always reviewing new and improved techniques being developed and the best dental materials available.  With an interest in all areas of dentistry, John is excited about how these changes, have led to more reliable outcomes and better cosmetic results for his patients.

Outside of work John enjoys spending time with his family and photography. You can see his favourite photos on display in his surgery these are usually taken during his travels and change regularly. You should also keep your eyes peeled for John on the roads as he loves to cycle with friends and enjoys hearing about all things related to cars.

Jacob De Luchi

Jacob De Luchi

Associate Dentist

Jacob started with us in 2013 in our new premises after graduating from the University of Queensland, and has been very well received by both our new and existing patients thanks to his gentle approach and caring personality. Jacob believes that prevention is the best treatment, and strives to help his patients understand why dental problems may occur, and then working together with them towards achieving a stable and healthy smile. He believes that it is important to listen and understand the needs of each of the patients and families in his care, and feels as though a healthy, happy mouth is achievable and maintainable for everyone.

Coming from a large family, Jacob is comfortable relating to both adults and children, and recognises the priorities and challenges that present at different ages. He always allows time to explain treatment options and what to expect with procedures, putting his patients at ease. Whether your appointment is for a regular 6-monthly visit, routine or emergency treatment, Jacob will take the necessary time and care to ensure that you are as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

Jacob enjoys the diverse nature of working in general dental practice, and is excited about the direction that modern dentistry is heading. He aims to provide the highest quality care possible to his patients, and is constantly improving his skills through continuing education in all areas of general dentistry and particularly in new treatment options, materials and technology.

Jacob has lived locally on the North side of Brisbane for most of his life, and outside the practice, he spends a lot of his time outdoors maintaining a handful of hobbies with friends and family when the weather (or surf report) is favourable.  Jacob also plays football for his local club.

Marc Miller

Dr David Stuhmcke

Dentist

David is our newest dentist at Nundah Village Dental, having joined us in January 2017. David Graduated with a Bachelor of Science from UQ in 2010 and studied dentistry at the University of Sydney graduating in 2015. Before moving back to Sunshine State and joining our team David worked for NSW Health at Westmead Hospital, where he treated a wide range of patients from young children to the more elderly. He also has experience treating patients with special needs, medically compromised patients and extremely anxious patients.

David understands that for many people coming to the dentist can be an unpleasant experience, so he endeavours to make every patient visit as comfortable as possible. David has seen first-hand what delaying treatment, often simply due to a patient’s anxiety, can mean. A delay in treatment will often impact on long term prognosis of that tooth, and lead to a more time consuming and expensive treatment, more pain and discomfort for that patient. Given this David has completed extra training in Nitrous Oxide sedation and is qualified to use that when needed or requested for any patient, particularly those who are a little bit anxious.
David enjoys all aspects of dentistry and tries to take a preventative approach where possible. He strongly believes in educating his patients about the importance of home care maintenance, as whatever he does in the dental chair needs to be complimented at home with twice day brushing and regular flossing. David believes that communication is imperative to the responsibilities of a dentist and always aims to clearly and adequately explain things to his patients in a manner than is easy to understand. David also has a particular interest in endodontics (root canals), as he like the methodical and often challenging nature of them.

When David is not at work he enjoys cooking, reading, running and spending time at the beach.

Dr Lucy Han

Dentist

We have welcomed Dr Lucy to the Nundah Village Dental team in May 2017. Lucy has worked in both Private Practice and at the Caboolture Public Hospital since graduating from the University of Queensland in 2012. Having worked in both the private and public sectors Lucy says she ensures she bases her treatment options on the individual needs of the patient, Lucy will always endevour to find a solution to meet her patients lifestyle. Patients describe Lucy as being very gentle and they feel at ease during appointments with her. Lucy speaks English and Mandarin.

 

Outside of dentistry Lucy enjoys playing board games with family and friends, travelling and cooking.

Dr Mishari Al-Dhafeeri

Dentist

Mishari graduated from Glasgow University in the United Kingdom in 2008.

He is currently completing a double masters degree in by the field of prosthodontics from Kings College London.

He is also a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow.

Mishari has a keen interest in reconstructive dentistry, sleep apnoea and snoring treatments, and bruxism (grinding and clenching of your teeth.

He is a strong believer in preventative and gentle dentistry.

He splits his time between Nundah and supervising dental students at the University of Queensland.

Outside of work, Mishari can be found practicing Latin Dance and trying to surf in the beautiful waters of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast .