Your Team - National Dental Care

Dr. Marta Kozera

Dentist  |  B Dent (Hons), Grad. Dip Ortho, B Biomed Sc (For Bio)

Dr Marta Kozera is a caring and gentle dentist dedicated to ensuring your comfort while providing the highest quality dental care. She prides herself on her honest and open communication and places importance on empathy and patience to ensure you feel at ease during every appointment.


Marta completed her Dentistry degree from the University of Sydney with Honours and was awarded the Anthony P. Martin Prize in Clinical Endodontics upon graduation. 

Prior to dentistry, Marta has completed a Biomedical Science degree majoring in Forensic Biology. Upon graduating from dentistry, she has worked in family dental practices in Newcastle and Goondiwindi before returning to Queensland with her husband to call Brisbane home after the birth of her second child.


Marta enjoys all aspects of dentistry, but has a particular interest in treating children and their families, anxious patients as well has providing Invisalign clear aligner therapy and fixed orthodontics. Marta believes strongly in continuing education, regularly attending professional development courses locally and abroad in all aspects of general dentistry and is a member of the Australian Dental Association. She also has completed a Graduate Diploma in Orthodontics at James Cook University allowing her to perform orthodontic treatment confidently as a general dentist to ensure you achieve a beautiful smile. 


Marta is a mother of three wonderful young boys Liam, Henry and Cameron. She also enjoys spending time at the local farmers markets, sporting events for her boys and cooking with her family while hunting for the best coffee in Brisbane.

Dr. Ala Michalewska

Dentist  |  BDent (Hons) BSci (USyd)

Dr Ala Michalewska has rapidly built a reputation as a gentle and thoughtful clinician who endeavours to deliver the best possible dental care to her patients. She knows how important it is to listen and have knowledge of the patient’s concerns and previous experiences in order to understand your unique dental needs and to turn dental treatment into a positive experience. Her expertise includes a broad range of clinical skills, with a special emphasis on providing “gentle dentistry”. Her specific interests embrace family and cosmetic dentistry with extensive experience providing high quality care to all ages. She’s great with kids.

Dr Ala is a graduate from the University of Sydney with an Honours degree in Dentistry, as well as a degree in Biochemistry and Chemistry. She spent some time practicing in Sydney before leaving for the bush in search of new challenges. During her time in regional New South Wales she was able to develop a broad range of clinical skills and interests. Dr Ala has now settled in Brisbane to be with her husband.

Dr Ala remains committed to the provision of excellence in dentistry by attending regular Continuing Education courses. She is a member of the Australia Dental Association.

In her spare time, Ala enjoys baking and cooking for her loved ones, and regularly practices yoga and pilates.

Dr Raisa Tasnim

Dentist  |  BOH (Dent Sci), Grad Dip Dent (QLD)

Dr Raisa Tasnim graduated from the Griffith University Dental School with awards for academic excellence. She has been involved in the private and public sector in South-East Queensland. Passionate about improving access to oral health, she has also been a volunteer dentist for outreach clinics based in Nepal and Cambodia.

Raisa recently joined the team at Newstead in 2018 after making the move up from Gold Coast. With her empathetic and reassuring nature, she is committed to alleviating patient anxiety in the dental chair. As such, Raisa’s priority is taking her time with each patient to help them improve and maintain their oral health to the highest standard.

Beyond dentistry, Raisa enjoys the performing arts and has been involved in several theatre productions. She is a keen traveller, self-proclaimed ‘foodie’ and in her spare time maintains a creative writing blog. In Brisbane, she loves exploring the local markets and buying indoor plants for her collection.

Zoe Shih

Oral Health Therapist  |  BOH (UQ), GCertDenThrpy (Melb)

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. She then worked in a family dental clinic in Far North Queensland for two years before moving home to Brisbane.

During this time, Zoe further completed a Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy at the University of Melbourne allowing her to advance in clinical practice and provide restorative dental treatment for patients of all ages.

Zoe enjoys participating in local community activities and had also volunteered to outreach areas such as Malekula Island of Vanuatu where the team provided emergency dental treatment for local school-aged children. In her spare time, Zoe enjoys photography, music and playing badminton. Zoe is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

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