In addition to being highly skilled in providing general and specialist dental treatments, the team of accomplished dentists working with John Street Dental Redcliffe makes receiving dental care a pleasant experience.
Passionate about the care they provide our dentists have a warm, personable chairside manner. If you need treatment for a dental problem, a regular dental exam, or help with another oral health issue, our team can provide the personalised, compassionate care you require.
“Working on the Redcliffe Peninsula has given me the chance to develop strong bonds with a lovely group of patients. My goal is to provide first class care and JSD has allowed me to do this. Expanding my scope of practice through continual learning is a passion and this creates some exciting treatment options for patients.”
Favourite Aspects: Orthodontics, Restorative Work
Hobbies: Eating Out, Half Marathons, Tough Mudder Obstacle Courses.
David Houston (General Manager)
“We have a great team of positive staff here at John Street Dental eager to help you with all your dental needs. It is an honour to manage this stellar team and evolving facility with my wife Karin. Having grown up in Redcliffe I feel I understand what the community wants from its local Dentist.”
Favourite Aspects: Staff Management, Creating Positive Culture, Service Development, Facility updates and renovation.
Hobbies: Rowing, Touch Footy, Hiking, Learning Dutch, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding on the bay, Lecturing and Clinical Teaching at Griffith University Dental School.
Dr Jonathan Ng – Dentist
“Jonathan is committed to providing the highest quality of care to all of his patients and strongly believes in ensuring that all treatment options and procedures are clearly understood by you before beginning. Jonathan has a friendly, caring and patient personality, taking his time to listen attentively to your needs and to ensure your dental visit is a pleasant experience. What a filling!”
Favourite Aspects: Jonathan believes in preventative dentistry, and supports the idea that ‘prevention is always better than the cure’. He believes that removing the cause of any dental problems early results in longer-term results, less treatment, and fewer fees! What a flossophy…
Hobbies: Jonathan loves animals, nature, watching National Geographic and would jump at the opportunity to visit any aquarium. His favourite animal is an Emperor Penguin. Being a huge tennis and Roger Federer fan you might also catch him at the local tennis club trying to imitate Federer’s slick moves
Dr Daniel Hu – Dentist
“Having orthodontic treatment at a young age inspired me to become a dentist. I look forward to treating patients and always try to do my best and do so in a calm, supportive and relaxing manner.”
Nickname: Dan, Dr Who
Favourite Aspects: Orthodontics, orthopaedic and orthotropic orthodontics, growth guidance, working with families.
Hobbies: Exercise, travelling, spending time with my pet corgi, reading and food!
Dr Meifang (Mia) Zhu – Dentist
BDSc, GradDip dentistry, GradDip implantology, MRACDS, FALSM
Dr Mia Zhu is a general dentist with advanced training in implantology, oral surgery and endodontics. She holds Post Graduate Diploma in Implantology and is currently undertaking specialisation training in endodontics (Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in endodontics) at Griffith University. She supervises undergraduate dental students at Griffith University.
Dr Mia has a strong passion to provide evidence based and updated dental treatments for her patients. She was awarded Australia Dental Association professional development bursary in recognition of her excellent patient care(2020). Dr Mia is the member of Royal Australasia College of Dental Surgeon (MRACDS), American Association of Endodontics (AAE), Australia Society of Endodontics( ASE) , Australia Dental Association (ADA) and Fellow of Australasia Life Style Medicine (FALSM).
Favourite Aspects: Restorative dentistry, endodontics, cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign to create beautiful smiles to improve people’s confidence and quality of life
Hobbies: Mia enjoys spending time outdoors, cycling, walking on the beach and working out in the gym.
“I was inspired by my lovely aunt to become a dentist. She would always try to make dental visits fun and I wanted to learn from her. My aim is to make patients feel comfortable and have a positive experience with the dentist. I find it very fulfilling to help improve people’s smiles and overall well being. I have also done some volunteering dental work for the homeless people and refugees.”
Besides English, I speaks fluent Mandarin and conversant in Bahasa Malaysia, Cantonese as well as Hokkien.”
Favourite Aspects: Preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
Hobbies: Exploring and experiencing different culture trough travelling and food.
Dr Deepak Sud – Dentist
“Originally from Toronto, Canada, Deepak chose to study in Australia to be able to travel and experience a new environment. Deepak enjoyed completing his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree at the University of Melbourne. New to Queensland, Deepak is keen to experience other parts of Australia. Deepak loves to spend his free time exploring, capturing new sights with his camera, relaxing by the beautiful beaches Queensland has to offer, as well as eating at new cafes/restaurants before attempting to recreate his favourite dishes at home. ”
Favourite Aspects: Preventative and restorative dentistry.
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, photography, and overall living a healthy lifestyle.
Dr Pawan Bista- Dentist
Thank you for your trust and choosing me to be your dentist. I am sure you would like to know a little bit about me. I completed Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2006 from Kathmandu, Nepal. After a few years of private dental practice, I went to do PhD in pain Neuroscience from Germany and continued further research in the USA for 3.5 years. In 2016, I came to Australia to join the University of Queensland, and later in Melbourne and Monash University. I love to treat dental pain. My areas of interest include dental pain management, root canal treatment, and aesthetics restorations including crowns, bridge and veneers. I update myself with professional development courses regularly. I have published numerous original research articles in world renowned international journals. If you are interested, please read my current publication on how dental pain is processed by our brain and the ways to stop it.
In addition to treating pain, I like photography, mountaineering, travelling and I dream of summiting Mount Everest one day.
Thank you once again for your trust and see you soon
Favourite Aspects: Dental pain management, root canal treatment, and aesthetics restorations.
Hobbies: Photography, mountaineering, travelling and I dream of summiting Mount Everest one day.
Dr Nick Cliff – Dentist
“I qualified as a general dentist in 1980 in London. After many years practicing in the UK and overseas I got married had three children and bought my first practice all at the same time!
Hobbies: When I am not a dentist I love to be with my family and I enjoy a bit of amateur dramatics.
“Being comfortable at the dentist is the first step towards happy teeth! I enjoy connecting with people of all ages and backgrounds and working on personalised plans to reach oral health goals together. I completed my Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry and Master of Dentistry at La Trobe University in Victoria. I believe preventing problems and catching them early is key to grateful gums and teeth, hence the importance of regular catch ups!”
Favourite Aspects: Building happy relationships with patients, preventive, and restorative dentistry.
Hobbies: Spiking a volleyball, making a mess in the kitchen, deciding to eat out instead.
Dr Hrishikesh Apte – Dentist
Dr. Rish is hard working, focussed and passionate dentist with a vast educational background and
clinical skills. He graduated from Griffith University, Gold Coast with a dual degree of Bachelor of Oral
Health in Dental Science and Master of Dentistry and has been in private practice since then.
Dr. Rish has a very friendly, approachable, caring and easy going personality which allows him to
establish a great rapport with all his patients including children, and is excellent at putting anxious
patients to ease.
“Prevention is better than cure” is what Dr. Rish firmly believes in, and he works with his patients through
constant motivation, and by providing them with the necessary information and skills to control the
disease process of dental caries (tooth decay). Once this has been achieved, Dr. Rish then focuses on
restoring the overall aesthetics and function.
Favourite Aspects: Dr. Rish has special interest in preventative dentistry, pain-free dentistry, surgical extractions, restorative
dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry to name a few.
Hobbies: When Dr. Rish is not helping his patients to have a healthy smile, you will often find him spending time
with his family, cooking or swimming.
Since retiring from dentistry after 20 years, I now enjoy my role as a mentor within our group.
The opportunity to share my knowledge and experience helps our team of dentists to grow and broaden their skills.
It is a wonderful opportunity to play such a rewarding behind the scenes role and experience our dentists evolving.
Favourite Aspects: Mentoring our team of dedicated dentists.
Hobbies: Surfing, Research, Personal Development