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Meet the team Brisbane

With an expert team led by esteemed lead dentist Dr Damian Joseph Lavery, National Dental Care Brisbane CBD offers a full suite of services, from cosmetic and preventative dentistry to general dentistry, including Invisalign.

Dr Priya Patel - Lead Dentist

Dr Priya Patel

Lead Dentist

Priya obtained her Bachelor of Dental Science from King’s College London and worked in the United Kingdom for several years. After visiting Australia in 2012, she fell in love with the country and moved here permanently a few short months later. Priya and her husband James met in Gladstone and relocated to Brisbane in 2019. We were very excited to welcome Priya to our team in December 2019.

Dr Elizabeth Im - Dentist

Dr Elizabeth Im


Dr Elizabeth Im graduated from Kings College London university in the UK in 2009, with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery. After graduating, Dr Im spent her first year in the public sector of community dental in the UK, where she treated many anxious and medically compromised patients, sometimes with the adjunct of inhalation sedation. In Dr Im’s second year, she worked in hospital as a Senior House officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Alice Lee - Oral Health Therapist

Alice Lee

Oral Health Therapist

Alice was born in New Zealand where she spent the majority of her childhood before moving over to Australia for high school. Graduating with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Queensland in 2013, she has since been working in private practice treating patients of all ages.

A positive experience at the dentist is what Alice strives for each visit, ensuring that her patients are well-informed and looked after, especially when it comes to prevention of common dental conditions such as decay, erosion, wear and gum disease.

Alice is an animal-lover (especially dogs!) and has a passion for travel and exploring the world. She loves to experience different cultures and cuisines, so if you have any fascinating travel stories or restaurant recommendations, be sure to share them when you visit!

Dr Rahal Kurupuu - Dentist

Dr Rahal Kuruppu


Dr Rahal Kuruppu enjoys working in all aspects of dentistry with a keen interest in oral surgery and restorative dentistry. He also likes working with children along and aims to provide practical solutions for his patients in order to help improve their smile, confidence and comfort. Outside of the clinic Rahal enjoys reading, travel, playing video games and playing sports such as soccer and cricket.

Bradley McCormack

Oral Health Therapist

Zoe Shih - Oral Health Therapist

Zoe Shih

Oral Health Therapist

A gentle, approachable and caring Oral Health Therapist focused on preventive dentistry and helping you and your family maintain your smiles. Zoe graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Queensland dental school in 2014. Upon graduating, Zoe worked with Queensland Health School Dental Services in the Wide Bay region where she gained great experience in managing young children.

Dr Damian Lavery - Dentist

Dr Damian Lavery


Dr Lavery graduated from the University of Queensland as a dentist in 1997. Working as a general dentist since graduating, Dr Lavery has gained experience in public and private practice and has enjoyed applying himself to most aspects of dentistry, with a particular interest in orthodontics, Invisalign®, cosmetic dentistry, and CAD (Computer Aided Design) / CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture) dental techniques including ceramic (Cerec) restoration.

“We have put a lot of thought into how we can change the way Australians think about dental so we've developed our practices with you at the heart of everything we do. Our dentists, therapists, and hygienist are highly qualified and experienced, our practices are relaxed and professional, and our equipment and technology are state-of-the-art.”

Dr Antony Benedetto

Chair of the Clinical Advisory Committee