The Dentists and the Team

Meet the Dentists and Team


  • Cosmetic Dentistry
    • Whitening
    • Veneers
    • Crowns
  • General Care
    • Checkups
    • Cleans
    • Fillings

Expert Skills

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish

The Salisbury Dentists

    Dr Sam Parker BDSc
    Dr Sam

    Dr Sam Parker, founder of Salisbury Dentist, started practicing dentistry in 2012 after graduating from the University of Queensland. Born and raised in Brisbane, he loves the lifestyle that South East Queensland living brings.

    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 Sam 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 Sam knows a trip to the dentist can be daunting, so he will take the time to understand your concerns.

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

    Dr Sam's interests are in:

    • Dentistry for children, especially kids that are scared of visiting the dentist
    • Treating anxious patients
    • Oral Surgery - impacted wisdom teeth
    • Cosmetic Dentistry - veneers, teeth whitening & Invisalign

    When he isn't caring for patients, you will find Dr Sam relaxing with family or improving his driving skills on the track.

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

      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 Benjamin Koskela BOHDSc, MDent
        Dr Ben

        Dr Ben grew up on the Gold Coast and studied at Griffith University. As a Gold Coast native, he's the happiest when he's at the beach with his fiancé and puppy. He is one of the most down to earth person we know and loves to have a good laugh with his patients. But don't let his bubbly personality fool you, he is seriously serious when it comes to your oral health.

        Ben believes in making real connections with his patients so he can work with you to improve your oral health. He also understands that sometimes life gets in the way and we may need a bit of help to get our teeth back on track. There's no problem too big or too small for Ben, whether it's to get rid of a tooth decay or to find a long term solution for missing teeth.

        Dr Ben's interests are in:

        • Toothache and emergency treatments
        • Oral Surgery - impacted wisdom teeth
        • Full mouth rehabilitation - crown & bridge
        • Cosmetic Dentistry - veneers, teeth whitening & Invisalign

        "I often see patients who haven't been to the dentist for a long time and they get very nervous about the state of their teeth. They often think their teeth are hopeless and it will cost a fortune to get them fixed. Once we do the exam and come up with a plan, people usually realise that it's not as bad as they imagined. We just need to take it step by step, and I always do things at a pace the they're comfortable with."


          Dr Jaideep Menon B.D.S, FRACDS
          Dr Jay

          Dr Jaideep found his calling in dentistry when he was young and has worked internationally before calling Brisbane home.  He recently moved from Sydney and has settled in to to relaxed lifestyle Brisbane offers.

          His meticulous attention to detail and thorough explanations have made him a hit with the patients.  He completed a year long residency in IAADENT and also completed year long Comprehensive Orthodontic Program. Dedicated to his professional growth and excelling in all aspects of dentistry, his extra skills include:

          • Implants
          • Early Intervention (Functional) Orthodontics
          • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders and Pain
          • Complex Cosmetic Rehabilitation

          When Jaideep gets time off, he likes to play team sports, travel and spend time with his wife.

          "I like to take a holistic approach to dentistry.  Your teeth are just one part of your body.  Good oral health plays a significant role in maintaining your general health."

            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 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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