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Meet the

Team

We at TC Smiles have hand-picked our individual and dynamic team to ensure the wider Tweed Heads community is provided with outstanding dental care. Our friendly team are here to help create the smile of the dreams and deliver affordable and consistent dentistry. With experienced and professional staff, you are in safe hands at TC Smiles.

Meet

Dr. Zaid Wall

BDS (London) MFDS RCSEd

Dental Surgeon

Having graduated from the prestigious Kings College London, Dr Wall further continued his education by completing his vocational training year in the KSS Deanery (UK) the following year. During this time period he concluded his examinations and satisfied the criteria set for membership into the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh thus obtaining his MDFS diploma.

It was from there that he decided to experience the Australian lifestyle and embraced the challenges of regional dentistry by working fulltime in Gladstone for 3 years. 2012 saw Dr Wall embark on a YWAM outreach programme which involved providing key dental services to remote villages in Papa New Guinea. This was an eye opening experience that led him towards giving back to the dental profession, and begin teaching undergraduate dental students at the University of Queensland.

He has been a member of the TC Smiles team from 2014 and has continued his further education consistently and routinely.

Areas of interest include: Facial injectables, Surgical extractions, Clear aligner therapy (Braces), Root canal treatments, Implant restorations, Crown and Bridge Work.

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Dr Stuart Patton

ZOOLOGY BSC (Distinction), BDS (London)

Dental Surgeon

Originally from Canada, Dr. Stuart Patton initially completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. Towards the end of that degree Stuart decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and pursue a career in Dentistry.

He set off to London England to attend the world renown St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
After completing his internship and working in the UK, Stuart moved to Cairns. Whilst in Cairns he worked as a general dentist in private practice as well as teaching dental students at the James Cook University dental school.

Having spent almost 3 years serving the community in and around Cairns, Stuart then moved to Singapore to further develop his skills in implantology, oral surgery, general and cosmetic dentistry. As well as completing numerous educational courses locally, he has travelled as far as Colombia to hone his skills.

On returning to Australia, Stuart is looking forward to providing his expertise in all these aspects of dentistry. He strongly believes in continuing professional development and feels that it is essential to keep up to date with current trends in order to provide patients with the most advanced treatment and options available.

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Dr. Jennifer Nguyen

BCom(Acc), BOH.DSc, G.Dip.Dent (QLD)

DENTAL SURGEON

Dr Jennifer Nguyen, originally from Sydney relocated to the Gold Coast to pursue her dreams of becoming a Dentist. She attended Griffith University where she simultaneously completed a degree in Commerce (Accounting).

Jennifer recognises that all patients have different needs and as such should have customised treatment. Her goal is to always provide a care-free and relaxing experience to all her patients. Her down-to- earth and calming nature allows her to provide quality care even to those with high dental anxiety.

The most rewarding aspect of Dentistry for Jennifer is being able to improve someone’s self esteem and quality of life by offering comprehensive treatment plans aimed at aesthetics and functionality.

Since moving to the Gold Coast, Jennifer has gained a new found love for the beach. Her other hobbies include cooking, hiking and photography.

Jennifer is ecstatic to join such a respectable team and is looking forward to meeting all the patients from TC Smiles.

Areas of interest: Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Work, Wisdom Teeth Extractions, Preventative, Prosthodontics, Paediatrics.

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Dr. Ruben Sivarajah

BDS (London) MFDS RCSEd

Dental Surgeon

Ruben graduated from the prestigious King’s College London in 2010, with a Bachelor in Dental Surgery. He further obtained his postgraduate diploma of Membership of Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) awarded by the Royal College Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2013.

Ruben is strongly committed to continual professional development to ensure that he is able to provide the best and most up-to-date and treatment for his patients. He has a passion for surgical dentistry and facial aesthetics.

After graduating and working in the UK, Ruben headed down-under in search of the sun! Having worked four enjoyable years in private practice serving the Gladstone community (Central Queensland), he decided to move to Brisbane to return to city life and also pursue his passion for teaching. He currently splits his time between working in the clinic and at the University Queensland Dental Hospital where he is a clinical supervisor.

Ruben has previously spent time on the charitable YWAM medical ship offering much needed dental services to the most remote regions of Papua New Guinea.

Areas of interest: Prevention, Cosmetic Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Wisdom teeth removal and other Oral Surgery, Invisalign / ClearCorrect / Quick Straight Teeth, Cosmetic Facial Injectables and Fillers, Cosmetic Whitening.