Meet our Brisbane city dentists

At Wickham Terrace Dental, our goal is to make your visit to the dentist a welcoming, affordable, and satisfying experience.

Conveniently located in the Brisbane CBD, our practice is tranquil and inviting; the perfect place to unwind and have your every dental requirement catered for. If you’re anxious about your dental treatment, our team’s light touch and compassionate nature will ensure you receive the affordable dental care you require, in a comfortable and relaxing environment.

One Brisbane city dental practice that does it all

Thanks to our commitment to professional development, our dentists are skilled in a broad range of specialist areas, including dental implants, Invisalign braces, porcelain veneers, crowns and bridges, endodontic therapy (root canal treatment), teeth whitening and more.

If you’re looking for caring Brisbane city dentists who can handle ALL aspects of your treatment, speak to the friendly team at Wickham Terrace Dental.

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Dr Andrew Teakle – Principal Dentist

With over 23 years’ experience in the dental profession, Dr Andrew Teakle’s expert knowledge and cheerful, welcoming manner will put you completely at ease.

Since graduating from The University of Queensland in 1994, Andrew has regularly participated in continued professional development, across treatments including orthodontics, implant dentistrysleep dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and oral diseases.

With a strong belief in staying current, Dr Teakle is excited to keep abreast of all dental innovations, from the latest restorative materials to the most innovative treatment philosophies – in particular the interplay of oral health and lifestyle.

As a father of two beautiful daughters, Andrew is great with kids and loves building the foundation for a lifetime of optimal oral health with his youngest patients.

Professional membership
Australian Dental Association

Recent continuing education highlights
• Invisalign Australia training
• CADStar Cerec CAD/CAM training
• Straumann Implant restorative course
• Ortho Mini Residency
• General Orthodontic Residency
• Early Interceptive Orthodontics with German Ramirez
• MIS Basic Implant Training
• Sleep Apnoea course with Dr Anne-Maree Cole
• Australian Dental Sleep Medicine Group
• MIS Live Surgery course, Bogotá, Colombia
• MIS Advanced Surgery course, Bogotá, Colombia
• MIS Implantology Fellowship
• Neoss Implantology course
• University of Queensland Diode Laser course
• Myofunctional Research Corp – Myobraces training (basic and advanced) MRC AUS 2 Day Course – TMJ & Sleep Disordered Breathing
• Australian Prosthodontic Society Qld
• Invisalign continuing education
• APSQ meetings
• Subscriber to Global Institute of Dental Education
• Subscriber to Cerec Doctors
• Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography training and licensing

Dr Nicholas Yee – Dentist

Dr Nicholas Yee graduated from the University of Queensland in 2008 with a Bachelor of Dental Science.

Before joining the Wickham Terrace Dental team, Dr Yee gained invaluable experience in several private practices around Brisbane. He has also taught at the University of Queensland Dental School as a surgical demonstrator for four years.

Dr Yee has a great interest in all aspects of dentistry, with a special focus on oral surgery and aesthetic composite restorations. He is committed to gently providing the highest standard of patient care, as well as explaining treatment plans and procedures in a simple and easy-to-understand manner.

Outside of work Dr Yee enjoys weights training and cooking, and is an avid reader.

Recent continuing education highlights

  • Invisalign Australia training
  • Clear Correct invisible orthodontic aligners training
  • MIS Basic Implantology course
  •  Fastbraces provider training
  •  AAFA botox and dermal fillers training
  •  Dan Brener Implant Institute Prosthetic and Surgical modules, Sydney
  • UQ Laser Accreditation Course
  • ADAQ Annual Clinic Day
  • DPLA Endodontics Masters Course
  • FDI World Dental Congress, Hong Kong
  • ‘Non-healing Apical Periodontitis’ with Endodontist Dr Laureen Roh
  • DIA Live Implant Surgery Course
  • Infection Prevention and Sterilisation Workshop
  • Invisalign Australia training
  • CAD/CAM Master Course: Lecture & Hands-on
  • Modern Endodontics: How to Achieve Endodontic Excellence
  • ADAQ event: – Extra-Oral Radiography and Cone Beam Pre-Licensing course
  • TMJ & Sleep Disorder Breathing – Treatment with The MyOSA System

Member of the Australian Dental Association

 

Dr Chau Tang – Dentist

Dr Chau Tang graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Queensland and was awarded First Class Honours for her research in Paediatric Dentistry in 2011. Chau then went on to study dentistry and worked in several Brisbane private practices as an Oral Health Therapist before joining the Wickham Terrace Dental team in 2017.

Since graduating with Academic Excellence from her Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and Graduate Diploma in Dentistry from Griffith University, Chau continues to engage herself in continuing professional development.

She is committed to providing the highest standard of care to all her patients, ensuring they are respected, relaxed and comfortable with her warm and caring approach.

Outside of work, Chau is an absolute dog lover who enjoys going on food adventures, visiting the gym, and spending time with her friends and family. She is fluent in English and Vietnamese.

Recent continuing education highlights

  • Invisalign Australia training
  • CADstar Cerec CAD/CAM training
  • Extra-Oral Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography and Licensing
  • MIS basic implantology course
  • OSSTEM basic Master Course in implant dentistry
  • ADAQ Diode Laser Course training
  • ADAQ In office whitening training
  • Infection Prevention and Sterilisation Workshop\

Member of The Australian Dental Association

Dr Claire Yap – Dentist

Dr Claire Yap graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science (Class I Honours) and a Graduate Diploma in Dentistry. She received Academic Excellence awards for each year, the prestigious Pierre Fauchard Award, Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship, and the University Medal.

Before joining the Wickham Terrace Dental team, Dr Claire gained invaluable experience working at the Gold Coast in both the private and public sectors. She has also been a clinical supervisor at Griffith University for three years. Although she has spent  the last 9 years studying and working at the Gold Coast,  she has always called Brisbane home, having grown up and gone to school in the city.

Committed to the pursuit of excellence in patient care, Claire  is dedicated to maintaining and developing her skills in every aspect of dentistry. She is also known to be compassionate and caring, and will strive to make your visit to Wickham Terrace Dental as comfortable and relaxing as possible.

In her spare time, Claire enjoys bushwalking and exploring the great outdoors, playing tennis, rock climbing and an assortment of arts and crafts.

Continuing Professional Development

  • Masters Series in Dental Aesthetics
  • Aesthetic Composite Techniques
  • Fibre-Reinforced Composite Resin Bridge
  • Mini Residency Implant Treatment Planning for General Dental Practitioners – Griffith University
  • Implant Dentistry – University of Hong Kong
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Sleep Medicine
  • Optimising Dentistry through Science LED Innovation
  • Queensland Dental Group – Paedodontics Update
  • Disaster Victim Identification Course (DVI) course
  • Relative Analgesia, nitrous oxide accreditation

 

Sophia Wei – Dental hygienist

Our newest dental hygienist, Sophia graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health from the Auckland University of Technology NZ in 2008. After graduating she gained valuable experience in the public sector in Auckland, as well as in Toowoomba in Qld, working with patients of all ages.

As a dental hygienist, Sophia works closely with our dentists in developing personalised preventative programs for our patients. A firm believer in how oral health impacts on overall body health, Sophia listens carefully to her patients’ concerns and works with them to improve their oral health.

She works hard to keep up-to-date with the latest research and technology, and continues her own professional development by attending courses both in Australia and overseas.

Sophie speaks fluent Mandarin and Taiwanese. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to classical music, travelling, and following the World Rally Championship and Rugby Union.

Bernadette - Practice Manager

Our behind-the-scenes alchemist, Bernadette continues to work her magic to ensure we have a harmonious team and workplace.

She is passionate about the business of dentistry, and is always looking for ways to improve our practice for both our staff and patients.

Her many years of management experience help keep Wickham Terrace Dental running like clockwork. Prior to working in dentistry Bernadette was both a teacher and an officer in the Australian Regular Army, serving in the Engineer Corps.

In 2014 Bernadette was our first Invisalign patient. She’s always willing to share her Invisalign experience.

Partner of Dr Andrew Teakle, she adores her two beautiful daughters and cute-as-a-button cavoodle, Charlie.

In her time off she enjoys going on trail rides with her beautiful horse Samson, working in the garden, and trying new recipes.

Mandy – Front Office Coordinator

You can catch Mandy at the front desk of Wickham Terrace Dental, always ready with a big smile to help make your appointment a joy!

Mandy has 9 years’ experience in the dental industry, starting out on reception before working her way through a Cert III in the clinic, up through various management ranks. Yet she still loves that she is learning new things every day. Mandy is passionate about the dentistry industry, and is always excited to see the new smiles our patients display.

When she’s not at work Mandy loves spending time with her family, travelling, cooking up a storm and hitting the gym. However her newest passion is being a mum to her beautiful monster… er that’s her toddler Jack!

Alida – Assistant Front Office Coordinator

Alida joined Wickham Terrace Dental as a dental assistant in 2018 and in 2020 she has transitioned into the position of Assistant Front Office Coordinator.  She enjoys interacting with our patients and working closely with Mandy.

Alida has been coming for regular check-ups at Wickham Terrace Dental for several years now, and says she has “always appreciated the kindness of the staff and the overall friendly atmosphere. I’m thrilled to now be a part of such an amazing team!”

In her spare time Alida likes rowing (which she has been involved in for the past six years), reading, listening to music, and eating lots of chocolate!

Nicola – Clinical Coordinator

Originally from the south west of England, Nicola has been in Australia since 2011. Having always been interested in oral health, she gained her Certificate III in Dental Assisting while working in general dentistry in North Queensland.

Continuing her development in Melbourne, whilst working for a specialist orthodontist she completed her certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography). Nicola is a people person and loves helping her patients feel at ease during their visit to Wickham Terrace Dental.

Outside of work Nicola can be found exploring all that Brisbane has to offer.

Ponlok – Dental Nurse

Joining us in 2019 as our new dental nurse, Ponlok has quickly become a valued member of our team thanks to his friendly personality and work ethic.

Ponlok completed his Bachelor Degree in Dental Sciences in Cambodia before moving to Australia with his family. With his passion and love for dental practice – especially orthodontic treatment and operative dentistry – Ponlok is now enjoying every moment he spends with our team.

In his free time, Ponlok enjoys reading and listening to music.

Charlotte – Dental Nurse

Charlotte joined the team in 2019 as a dental nurse. She enjoys the intricate nature of cosmetic dentistry and how patients are transformed after their treatment.

She also has a passion for graphic design, and assists us with developing and creating video content for our Facebook page.

Outside of dentistry, Charlotte enjoys HIIT style workouts, cake decorating, and playing the piano.

Hayley – Dental Nurse

Hayley completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2015 and has been working in dentistry since then. Hayley joined the Wickham Terrace Dental team in February 2020. She loves the intricacies of assisting for complex dental procedures.

Hayley started studying in 2020 at the University of Queensland. COVID has given her a very unusual first year university experience! In her spare time Hayley trains and competes in weightlifting, goes out cycling, and enjoys unrolling her mat for some yoga.