The Dentists and the Team

Meet the Dentists and Team


  • Cosmetic Dentistry
    • Teeth Whitening
    • Veneers
    • Crowns & Bridges
  • General Care
    • Checkups & Cleans
    • Fillings
    • Root Canal Treatments

Expert Skills

  • Dental Implants
  • Orthodontics (Braces and Invisalign)
  • Wisdom Tooth Removal
  • TMJ Pain
  • Sleep Apnoea
  • Children's Dentistry

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi

The Salisbury Dentists

    Dr Lionel Thompson D.M.D.
    Dr Lionel

    Dr Lionel has seen more of Australia than most Australians. Now, he has found everything he wants in Brisbane, he will call it home for the long term. His calm nature will relax the most nervous patients and he has plenty of tips to make your visit more comfortable.

    His enthusiasm for dentistry is ongoing and is not surprised if he doubles his requirements for course attendance.

    • Anxious Patients
    • Family Dentistry
    • Surgical Dentistry

    Dr Lionel is just as comfortable sitting down with a book as he is keeping fit playing basketball and marathon running. Exercise is good for the mind and soul.

    "I like to get to know a patient and find out what motivates them. A smile is just one aspect of a person's confidence and I like to work out what we can do to really make you happy."

      Dr Jacky Cheng BOHDSc, MDent
      Dr Jacky

      Dr Jacky always knew he was going to be a dentist. He comes from a family of dentists as both his brother and father are orthodontists. Growing up in Auckland, Jacky moved over to Queensland when he attended Griffith University, and became a Gold Coast local.

      His positive personality and friendliness have made him a hit with patients, young and old alike.  Dr Jacky enjoys dentistry, and has dedicated to his professional growth and excelling in all aspects of dentistry, his strengths include:

      • General dentistry - composite (white) fillings
      • Impacted wisdom teeth removal
      • Root Canal Therapy
      • Cosmetic Dentistry

      When Dr Jacky gets time off, he likes to go to the gym and being a movie buff.

      "I believe that every patient should have a  brilliant healthy smile and I hope that all my patients have positive experiences with me."

        Dr Benjamin Koskela BOHDSc, MDent
        Dr Ben

        Dr Ben Koskela started practicing dentistry in 2017 after graduating from Griffith University. Born and raised in the Gold Coast, he loves the lifestyle that South East Queensland living brings, and always enjoys helping others.

        He believes that nothing is as good as natural teeth and he will do anything possible to preserve your smile. While delivering high quality care, Dr Ben understands many patients can be nervous so does all he can to make his patients feel relaxed and at ease before, during and after treatment.  Furthermore, Dr Ben knows a trip to the dentist can be daunting, so he will take the time to understand your concerns.

        Ben will ensure you stay in charge of your dental treatment and options are tailored to your dental and financial needs.

        Dr Ben's interests are in:

        • Full Mouth Rehabilitation - crowns, bridges, and increases in vertical dimension for the worn dentition
        • Oral Surgery - impacted wisdom teeth
        • Cosmetic Dentistry - veneers, teeth whitening & Invisalign

        In his spare time, Ben loves swimming, surfing, cycling, and on the weekends spending time with his family and two dogs on the Gold Coast.

        "Too many people delay dental treatment until it's too late because of their nerves. So, I am always happy to have a chat just to see how I might be able to help"

          Dr Janet Kuong BDSc (Hons)
          Dr Janet

          Dr Janet has had a keen interest in dentistry since she was young because of her own positive experience with dentists in the past. Calm and caring in her approach, she hope to create a friendly and comfortable environment to all patients. She enjoys working with patients of all age but especially young children who are nervous about their first visit to the dentist.

          Her friendly nature and bubbliness have made her a hit with the patients. Her interests are:

          Dr Janet's interests are in:

          • General dentistry
          • Children's dentistry
          • Cosmetic dentistry
          • Orthodontics (braces and Invisalign)

          When Janet gets time off, she enjoys cooking, baking and spending time with her little kitten.

          "I hope to make my patients feel relaxed & comfortable when they are at the dentist, so they can put on their best smiles everyday!"

            Dr Terry Pu B.D.Sc (Hons), G.Dip.D.Implant

            Dr Terry is was an award winning student at UQ and takes pride in his quality of work and communication.  Thorough and friendly, his patients are certain to leave with a smile.

            His commitment to dentistry has allowed him to excel in his continued education.

            • Children's Dental
            • Cosmetic Work
            • Implant Dentistry

            Dr Terry likes to spend his spare time creating masterpieces in the kitchen and it would be a dream for him to appear on Masterchef.  Follow his Instagram for mouthwatering examples!

            "I think it is important for patients to make their own decisions about their dental health.  I believe my role is to help patients make difficult decisions and will take the time to customise a solution that makes you happy."

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