Dr. Zen is committed and wholistic.
Dr. Zen is known to all his patients as “the gentlest dentist they have ever experienced”. This deep passionate commitment stems from his own personal traumatic dental experiences as a child and from this, he made a promise to himself that as a dentist, he wanted to change the views and beliefs that many have about dentists. His understanding and compassion for anxious patient comes from this and with his gentle approach comes accelerated healing and minimized discomfort.
Growing up: Dr. Zen is well travelled as he spent the first 15 years living in 5 different countries before settling in Australia and completing his schooling in Sydney.
Graduated Dentistry from Griffith University in the Gold Coast
REGIONAL QUEENSLAND: Dr. Zen relocated to regional Queensland to hone his skills by work in dental clinics providing comprehensive treatment as well as oral surgery procedures under the guidance of oral surgeons in hospital settings.
2015 - PRESENT
Working in Brisbane and Gold Coast in private practice with a focus on cosmetic dentistry. Zen also is passionate about overseas volunteering to provide dental services to underserviced rural regions. Zen's clinical practice and manner has a strong focus on helping patients with anxiety issues, and making the dental clinic more accessible and pleasant by taking his time and educating patients.
A little more about Dr. Zen…
Dr. Zen has always been committed to treating his patients as wholistically as possible, as through his years of practice he has understood a very strong link between a patient’s dental health and their general health, which includes mental health problems that can arise from having self-image issues. This involves referring and gathering information from his patients’ other health practioners as to how to completely treat his patients as a whole rather than just their teeth.
Zen devotes considerable time to professional development by attending courses, academic events and seminars to allow him to evolve constantly in the every changing world of dentistry.
My Passions and fun facts about Dr. Zen
The artistry doesn’t just come about in Dr. Zen’s sculpting of teeth, his love for cooking, photography and music showcases his talented creative side. Additionally, he has a thirst for adrenaline and adventure with motorcycling, hiking and rock climbing as his regular go to hobbies and you may even find him climbing the famous Kangaroo Point Rock walls on some of his days off.
24 CLIFFS CLIMBED
6 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PLAYED
52 MOTORCYCLE RACES COMPLETED
63 DAYS VOLUNTEERED