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Peter Anastasia

Dental Prosthetist – Dip.DT, AdvDip.DP

Having started in the dental industry as a Dental Technician in 1998, Peter’s qualifications and experience over the years are impressive. He built his experience and reputation over many years, having operated a certified BPS® dental laboratory focusing on quality removable prosthetics, which serviced over 60 dentists and dental specialists from across Queensland and parts of Australia.

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In 2010, Peter extended his qualifications from Dental Technician to Dental Prosthetist and upon graduation he was awarded the Karl Ring Award for Clinical Excellence. Peter is recognised as a certified BPS® clinician and technician, and is highly skilled in precision denture techniques.

His passion for continuing education has kept him at the forefront in the field of Dental Prosthetics. He has travelled to Japan numerous times to study the teachings of Dr. Jiro Abe and his Suction Effective Mandibular Complete Denture (SEMCD) technique. In 2017, Peter was appointed by Dr Abe as one of the few Dr Abe SEMCD instructors. He has also completed the Implant Overdenture course, Swiss Denture Concept course, the CQR Denture Technique course and has lectured nationally and internationally on Occlusal Therapy for Edentulous Patients.

As an extremely motivated person, Peter carries his enthusiasm for his work through to his patients. Peter takes care and time to ensure each appointment and detail is executed with exact care and finesse. Peter has a commitment to his patients to provide the best quality dentures available, a commitment that benefits everyone that visits Denture Health Care.

Peter works at our Waterford West, Jindalee and Redbank Clinics. He is registered with the Dental Board of Australia and a member of the Australian Dental Prosthetists’ Association. Peter is married with 3 boys who love to keep him busy with sports.

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Hiro Uchida

Dental Prosthestist – DipDt, AdvDip.DP

In 2003, Hiro commenced his Diploma of Dental Technology and came to Denture Health Care for work placement. His artistic ability, intelligence and high levels of finesse were too good to dismiss so at the end of his studies in 2005, Hiro was offered a full-time position. Hiro became Peter’s first apprentice and has worked with him ever since.

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Hiro extended his study by completing his Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics in 2011. He is a registered dental practitioner with the Dental Board of Australia as well as a member of the Australian Dental Prosthetists’ Association.

Hiro enjoys the technical aspects of creating natural looking teeth for individual patients. He is a certified BPS® clinician, and technician and maintains an up-to-date knowledge base by ensuring regular attendance at dental conferences and courses. Hiro has also completed the Suction Effective Lower denture technique with Dr. Jiro Abe in Japan, Implant Overdenture course and the CQR denture technique course. Hiro was also appointed by Dr Jiro Abe as one of the few Dr Abe  SEMCD instructors.

Outside of work Hiro is an avid Ice hockey and Inline hockey player. He also enjoys going to the gym and keeping fit. You can find Hiro at our Jindalee, Sunnybank Hills and Beaudesert clinic, where he is building an excellent reputation for his quality dentures.

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Sharon Dean

Practice Manager

From Denture Health Care beginnings, Sharon has been instrumental in the company’s growth and development, gaining tremendous satisfaction from working with a dedicated team and seeing the pleasure on patients’ faces.

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Sharon’s past experience from running a very successful commercial building company for over 20 years, has ensured she can tackle many of the demands associated with our clinics. Sharon manages the day to day running of all our clinics as well as takes care of the business end. Her day is filled with making appointments, taking phone calls, dealing with patients and staff and coordinating our Prosthetists’ appointment books. She undertakes the training and further development of the office administration staff at all our clinic locations.

Sharon’s wonderful personality, attention to detail and fantastic work ethic make her a valuable asset to the Denture Health Care team. Sharon has 3 adult children and lives an active lifestyle.

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Tina Anastasia

Financial manager

Besides being a busy wife to Peter and mother to their 3 boys, Tina still finds the time to work at Denture Health Care. Tina keeps busy helping Sharon with reception, infection control, social media, and office management.

Tina’s wonderful personality, attention to detail and fantastic work ethic make her a valuable asset to the Denture Health Care team.

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Young Jae Son

Dental Technician – DipDt

Young studied Dental Technology at Southbank TAFE and graduated in 2012. Under the watchful eye of Peter and Hiro, Young has developed into a very skillful, hard working, and motivated dental technician who works with enthusiasm and passion. Young is a certified BPS technician having completed his BPS technical course in 2013. Young is responsible for managing the dental laboratory, ensuring all work is completed on time and to a very high standard, a standard he knows Peter would expect. He is currently pursuing further studies undertaking the Bachelor Degree in Dental Prosthetics and hopes one day to be a great dental prosthetist at Denture Health Care. Young was born in South Korea but now calls Australia home after becoming an Australian Citizen in 2016.

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Jeff Paulsen

Dental Technician – DipDt

Having started his dental technician career in 1976, Jeff brings over 40 years of experience to the Denture Health Care team. Jeff retired in 2014 from South Brisbane Dental Hospital and travelled extensively around the world with his wife. Peter first worked under Jeff as an apprentice in the dental hospital system where the two of them forged a friendship that has spanned over 18 years. In 2016, Jeff stepped out of retirement and settled at Denture Health Care, working with Peter once again.
With Jeff’s incredible technical experience and vast background, including BPS technical and Maxillo-Facial training, Jeff is a valued member of the Denture Health Care team.

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Iqbal Singh

Dental Technician – DipDt

Iqbal is a dedicated and hard working BPS® dental technician making him a valuable member of the team. He works with enthusiasm and passion and perfection is always his first priority. Iqbal has strong interest in CAD-CAM solutions and plays an integral role in the development of digital dentures at Denture Health Care.  Iqbal has a great sense of humour that keeps the whole team laughing. In his spare time he enjoys going to the gym, catching up with friends and swimming at the beach.

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Ji Hwang

Dental Prosthetist – BOralH, BDentTech, GDip DentPros

Ji arrived in Australia as a two-year-old toddler from South Korea. She was educated at the prestigious Somerville House in South Brisbane before undertaking further education at Griffith University.

Having completed her studies as a dental technician in 2014 Ji had a huge desire to interact directly with patients’ which in turn encouraged her to further her studies as a dental prosthetist. Ji then graduated in 2016 at Griffith University receiving the Karl Ring Bursary Award for the highest grade. Ji finds her chosen field of dental prosthetics extremely rewarding by being able to dramatically change people’s lives in a positive way which not only impacts their quality of life but their confidence too.

Ji has a caring, gentle and friendly approach and prides herself in making sure that every patient is provided with the best care. She is passionate about creating and perfecting smiles by working together with the patient and understanding their wants and expectations.

Ji loves the outdoors, especially anywhere near water and when out of the office enjoys spending time at the coast with her friends.

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Laura Pope

Receptionist

Laura is one of our friendly and energetic receptionists’. Her caring voice and contagious smile extenuates a true love for life making her extremely friendly and a great communicator.

Laura has 5 years experience in the dental industry and holds a certificate III in dental assisting. She is a very important part of our team as she ensures that everything runs smoothly and efficiently as our head receptionist at our Jindalee clinic.

Apart from being a busy receptionist, Laura loves to spend time with friends and family, especially her grandmother whom she loves to visit frequently. She also likes to hit the gym, visit the beach, follow her beloved North Queensland Cowboys and eat pizza shape biscuits.

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Raechelle Dean

Receptionist

Raechelle was born and raised in Brisbane where she completed her schooling at the prestigious Somerville House.

Since hanging up her chef’s apron to join the Denture Health Care team, Raechelle has now embraced the dental world with open arms. As the head receptionist at our Sunnybank Hills clinic she takes great pride in greeting and assisting our patients with an uplifting smile and friendly demeanor. Raechelle feels strongly about understanding what it means to be empathetic and compassionate towards all individuals who walk through our doors.

In her spare time Raechelle enjoys the company of her multiple pets. Her hobbies include baking, kayaking and sketching on the weekends.