National Dental Care · QLD


257 Nottingham Road Algester QLD 4115

Preferred Providers

defence health

We accept all major health funds!

Payment Plans

0% interest for 24 months

Opening Hours

monday 8.00am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 8.00am - 6.00pm
Wednesday 8.00am - 6.30pm
Thursday 8.00am - 6.30pm
friday 8.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 8.30am - 1.00pm
sunday Closed

Languages Spoken

English Portuguese Korean Chinese Mandarin Taiwanese

More Information

  • Parking Available
  • Street Parking Nearby
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Meet the Team

Our highly trained team at National Dental Care, Algester provides its patients with high quality dental care in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Our team of staff are warm, friendly and highly motivated to inspire each other and our patients, to achieve a lifetime of smiles.


Our Dental Providers & Assistants

Ariel Shih

Dr Ariel Shih

Dentist ● BDS
Darren Ringelstein

Dr Darren Ringelstein

Lead Dentist ● BDSc (Hons)
Francine Jaeger

Dr Francine Jaeger

Dentist ● BDSc
Jason Tarca

Jason Tarca

Oral Health Therapist ● BOH
Joshua Kim

Dr Joshua Kim

Dentist ● BDSc (Hons)
Lachlan Clark

Dr Lachlan Clark

Dentist ● BOH Dent Sc, Grad Dip Dent
Marina Kamel

Dr Marina Kamel

Periodontist ● -
Nancy Waine

Nancy Waine

Hygienist ● BAppSc (Oral Health)
Unni Pillai

Dr Unni Pillai

Endodontist ● -
Ariel Shih

Ariel Shih

Dentist  |  BDS

Dr Ariel Shih graduated from Bachelor of Dental Surgery at James Cook University with the Pierre Fauchard Award for academic excellence and leadership. She is fluent in Chinese Mandarin, Taiwanese as well as English. Dr Shih has had experience working in many different settings in Vanuatu, Cairns, Tasmania and Proserpine before returning home to Brisbane again in 2017. She is committed to delivering the best quality dentistry, while providing a stress-free dental experience for her patients. Outside of work, Ariel is also very passionate about classical music. She plays the violin and the piano, and is a violinist in the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra.

Darren Ringelstein

Darren Ringelstein

Lead Dentist  |  BDSc (Hons)

After graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) in 1988, I travelled overseas, living, studying and working in the UK and Germany. I have been the ‘team dentist’ of many of Australia’s premier sporting teams, including the Australian Rugby Union Wallabies, the Queensland Reds Rugby Union team, Brisbane Broncos Rugby League team and the Queensland Reds Rugby Union College. I have also cared for players from the Australian Cricket team, Queensland Bulls Cricket team and touring International Rugby teams. I am currently a member of the Australian Dental Association, the Federation of Dentistry International, the Prosthodontic Society of Australia, the Aesthetic Dental Society, the Implant Society, the Cadmus Study Group and am a Fellow of the Academy of Sports Dentistry. I am dually registered with the Dental Board of Australia and the General Dental Council of the United Kingdom. On top of this, I am the founder of Algester Dental and our primary dentist. I am married and have three children, who keep me very busy on my days off!

Francine Jaeger

Francine Jaeger

Dentist  |  BDSc

I obtained a Bachelor in Dental Science in 2004 from one of the most renowned universities in Brazil—the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria. I gained six years experience in a private practice in Brazil, before moving to Bendigo in Victoria in 2010 with my husband. I practiced at the Bendigo Health Hospital until 2013, and I joined the Algester Dental team in 2014. I am currently a member of the Australian Dental Association and attend Continuing Professional courses.

Jason Tarca

Jason Tarca

Oral Health Therapist  |  BOH

I graduated from the University of Queensland in 2012 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Since then, I have gained valuable experience working as an oral health therapist in a busy rural dental practice at Ayr, in North Queensland. This enabled me to attend to the needs of a large variety of patients focusing on preventative care and treatment / management of gum disease. I enjoy exercise and going to the gym whilst also becoming more accomplished in playing modern piano and guitar.

Joshua Kim

Joshua Kim

Dentist  |  BDSc (Hons)

Joshua studied dentistry at the University of Queensland. As a part of his training, he spent time in Rockhampton and Toowoomba treating public patients under solid mentorship before graduating in 2016 with honours. He then moved to Tamworth to work at a reputable private practice and has gained valuable experience, further honing his skills in general dentistry before returning to his hometown Brisbane and happily joining the NDC Algester team. Joshua continues to expand his knowledge by regularly attending professional education courses and provides care tailored to your needs. He takes great pride in his gentle approach and will do his best to put nervous patients at ease. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and is a member of the Australian Dental Association and Australian Society of Endodontology.

Lachlan Clark

Lachlan Clark

Dentist  |  BOH Dent Sc, Grad Dip Dent

Lachlan graduated from Griffith University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and a Graduate Diploma in Dentistry. Originally from Mackay, Lachlan moved to the Gold Coast to study dentistry and went on to work privately in the area. Since then, Lachlan has worked throughout South East Queensland in both public and private practice, providing dental care to people of all ages. He has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals and regional Queensland. Lachlan is a member of the Australian Dental Association and is passionate about providing high quality care that best suits his patients’ needs. In his spare time, Lachlan enjoys playing guitar, performing in community theatre and fishing.

Marina Kamel

Marina Kamel

Periodontist  |  -

Coming Soon!

Nancy Waine

Nancy Waine

Hygienist  |  BAppSc (Oral Health)

I have been involved in the dental industry for many years before graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Applied Health Science in Oral Health. I pride myself in providing friendly and comfortable treatment for my patients. I believe that the preventive side of dentistry is so important and my main focus is to take time with each patient to help them improve and maintain their teeth for life. In my spare time I enjoy boating, yoga and spending time with family and friends.

Unni Pillai

Unni Pillai

Endodontist  |  -

Coming soon!

About Us

National Dental Care, Algester was built from the ground up, founded on a partnership with you, our patients. Our philosophy is based on creating long-term relationships with our patients so that we can, together, manage your complete oral health needs. We begin this by providing top quality dental care in our relaxed and comfortable practice. As a good partner should, we talk to our patients at every stage about treatment options. Our team of staff at National Dental Care, Algester are warm, friendly and highly motivated to inspire each other and you, to achieve a lifetime of smiles. Conveniently located on the roundabout at the intersection of Algester, Calamvale and Parkinson, on-site parking available, with street parking nearby.


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