Dentistry has become very high-tech with many procedures and options available to people seeking to improve their dental health or the appearance of their teeth. General Dentists can provide many services for their patients, but some dental treatments can only be properly provided by trained Specialist Dentists.
Just as in Medicine where a “Cosmetic Surgeon” is a generalist that does some cosmetic procedures, and a Plastic Surgeon is a thoroughly trained Specialist and College member, a Prosthodontist is a Specialist in Reconstructive and Cosmetic procedures with training beyond that of a General Dentist. Our clinicians are experts in their respective fields, and remain up to date through regular attendance at continuing education programs in Australia and overseas. In some instances, Dr Mandikos is the person that interstate and overseas organisations invite to be the teacher for their courses.
Our Dentists are also members of the Australian Dental Association.
BDSc (Hons), MS (New York), Cert Pros, FRACDS, FICD, FPFA.
Dr. Mandikos is a registered specialist in Prosthodontics. Michael received his Bachelor of Dental Science Degree with First Class Honours, from the University of Queensland. In 1995 he moved to the United States where he enrolled into a three-year Advanced Education Residency Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA). In 1998, he graduated with a Certificate in Prosthodontics and Masters Degree in Biomaterials. His research was in composite resin materials and he has published several research papers in Australian and international journals on clinical and dental materials topics, as well as many clinical technique articles in local dental magazines. Michael was admitted as a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 2000, after receiving the Sutherland Prize for the highest examination pass that year.
Aside from his private practice, Michael is a Visiting Specialist Prosthodontist to the University of Queensland Dental School and formerly to the Royal Australian Air Force. He is also a Specialist Clinical Associate at the University of Sydney. Michael has been a Reviewer for the Australian Dental Journal and the journal of Lasers in Medical Science, and he is on the Editorial Review Boards for journals - Quintessence International and Clinica (International Journal of Brazilian Dentistry). Michael is also a product evaluator for several dental companies and he regularly presents continuing education programs at Dental meetings throughout Australia, Southeast Asia and the USA.
BOralH (Qld Uni)
Susanna joins our team as a registered Oral Health Therapist and Hygienist. Susanna completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Queensland. After graduation, Susanna worked in Brisbane for a short time, before moving to Melbourne, where she worked for many years in two of the city’s eminent practices. We were fortunate that Susanna wished to move back to Brisbane to be closer to family which allowed her to join our specialist practice. Susanna is very passionate about Oral health and is a firm believer in preventative and minimal intervention dentistry. She actively supports dental health in the context of the whole body, and enjoys nothing more than seeing her patients maintaining perfect oral health. Susanna practices in a kind, gentle manner, and strives to make each patient’s treatment as comfortable as possible.
Cert III (Dent Assisting), Cert IV (Dent Radiography)
Narelle grew up in Toowoomba, on the beautiful Darling Downs. Starting work as a junior Dental Assistant in Toowoomba, Narelle soon gained her Proficiency Certificate in 1983. Moving to Sale, Victoria, with her husband in 1986, she gained valuable dental assisting experience in oral surgery, orthodontics and laboratory procedures. With a move back to Toowoomba in 1995, she continued work in the dental field including Specialist Endodontics. In 2002, Narelle moved to Brisbane with her husband and started work as Michael’s Senior Clinical Assistant, and happily followed to the new practice at Graceville in May 2008. Narelle has accomplished all of the possible clinical training programs in Dental Assiting. She completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 1983, Certificate IV with Radiography in 2009 and a Certificate IV with Dental Assisting for General Anaesthesia and Conscious Sedation in 2010. Narelle’s passion for dentistry extends to her involvement with the Dental Assisting Association Queensland Inc. She served as the Vice President for one year and as President for two years. Outside of dentistry, Narelle enjoys catching up with family and friends, cooking tasty delights, photography and travelling with her husband.
Cert III (Dent Assisting), Cert IV (Pract Management)
Having grown up at the base of the Beautiful Barossa Valley, Sarah completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting as well as her Diploma in Practice Management and then worked for many years in private practice. Sarah later jetted off on a working holiday to London. She spent the next year working for a Cosmetic and Implant Dental Practice and it was here that she found her love for Cosmetic and Prosthetic Dentistry. It was also in this time that she met her now husband, Mick. Sarah now calls Brisbane home and has been with Brisbane Prosthodontics since 2013.
Sarah remains a valued member of our team, previoulsy serving as our Clinical Coordinator until the arrival of her beautiful little boy, Archie. Sarah now works with us on a part-time basis, taking care of our existing and new patients.
Cert III (Dent Assisting), Cert IV (Pract Management)
Alicia joined our practice in June 2017 and has since become a valued member of our team. Alicia joins us after having worked in the same practice for 17 years (this is not a typo !), where she started as a casual junior and worked her way up to Senior Dental Assistant specialising in dental implants and treatment under general anaesthetic. Alicia has taken on the role of Clinical Co-ordinator from Sarah who returns to work one day a week after having a baby. In her spare time Alicia enjoys spending time with her two children, swimming and socialising with family and friends.