First and foremost, we need to understand you and your individual needs. Only then can we gather our records. A clinical exam, digital 3D CT and x rays, teeth pictures, full arch radiographs, computerised joint records and a smile assessment and teeth charting. Then you can choose what’s right for you.
It’s now time to review all your options so you can choose what’s best for you. Our goal is for you to understand the issues and a full treatment plan with multiple choices will be presented, and we’ll use computer images plus demonstration models. Options, costs and risks of treatment need to be balanced against benefits until a clear choice can be made that suits you best.
Some people still like to leave it up to us, but we still prefer you to understand why we made our final recommendations.
We don’t want to do anything until you’ve decided we’re right for you.
Pia Nevins - Practice Owner
ORAL HEALTH THERAPIST (DUAL UNIVERSITY TRAINED DENTAL THERAPIST/HYGIENIST)
Pia has a passion for children and eliminating dental fears and has a natural knack of treating kids with ease. Pia has been seeing kids for their dentistry needs here at TDD for the past 4 years and has families coming from all over the Gold Coast and Northern NSW to be treated by her. She has been in the Dental industry here on the Gold Coast for more than 20 years and enjoys spending her spare time with husband and two children.
Pia received many awards while at university, receiving academic excellence, paediatrics award and the Golden scaler award.
Damien Nevins - Practice Owner
Director of Tweed District Dental
and TTD mouthguards
Damien has a passion for junior sports, he spends his time organizing sports mouth guards with local Tweed & Gold Coast sporting clubs, or you might find back at the surgery at the practice in a co-coordinating role. Damien enjoys attending all sorts of live sporting matches and spending time with his wife and kids.
Dr Chris Jackson BDSc
Chris treats patients of all ages for all their general dental needs and has a passion for Fast Braces, crown & bridge, occlusion equilibration, and snoring solutions. Chris does not think inside the box when it comes to treating his patients, Chris believes there are many solutions for dental issues and spends the time exploring all options for his patients.
Chris has been a dentist for over 30years and although originated in Melbourne has called the Northern NSW home for the past 10 years and enjoys spending his time delving into essential oils with his wife.
Dr Jae Sik Son
DENTIST / BBiomedSc, BOralH (DSc), GDipDentistry
Dr Jae completed his studies in dentistry at Griffith University (QLD. Australia). Dr Jae received awards for Academic excellence over 3 consecutive years. Previously, he graduated with a degree in Biomedical sciences from the University of Otago (New Zealand). Dr Jae has a strong passion in paediatric dentistry (children’s dentistry) and minor oral surgery. He continues to attend dental courses and seminars to improve and expand his knowledge to keep up to date with the latest techniques in dentistry. Dr Jae also has a passion in providing dentistry to those who are less fortunate, having recently spent his holidays in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal, providing much needed basic dental are to the locals. Outside of work, Dr Jae loves spending time with his family and friends, and loves going for a trail walk in the Gold Coast hinterland. He also is a keen follower of rugby, especially when the All Blacks are doing well.
Dr Eden McHugh
BOH (Dent Sci), Grad Dip Dent (QLD)
Eden graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and graduate diploma in Clinical Dentistry. He is passionate about providing long lasting quality dental treatment in all aspects of general dentistry and has a particular interest in crown and bridge work and extractions. Eden has also completed training to provide invisalign treatment to straighten teeth with clear aligners. With a long history of employment in the customer service industry and previous work as a mental health and disability support worker before his career as a dentist he understands and strives to provide the most positive and patient centric environment for his patients. Whether your concern is function or aesethics, he has solutions available to both give you that Hollywood smile you have always wanted or keep your teeth into old age, all in a caring and patient environment. Eden has also found success at putting anxious patients at ease and will make sure patients understand what to expect from their treatment and will happily explain any part of the treatment process or expected outcomes to ensure his patients are comfortable, informed and relaxed throughout any treatment process.
Dr Matt Yakimoff
DENTIST / BOralH, GDipdent.
Matt treats our patients for their general dental needs, and is renoun for being very caring and gentle. Matt spends half of his time at Griffith University (Gold Coast Campus) as a University supervisor. And enjoys spending his free time with his family and his girlfriend.
Our dental nurses here at Tweed district dental are all qualified with their certificate III in dental assisting, first aid and CPR certified. Our highly trained nurses are always upgrading their skills or studying to further their knowledge in the dental field. The girls are always up to date with infection control guidelines and best products on the market. They are here to share with you their skills and put you at ease and support you through your dental appointment..
Ruth & Nannette
Our reception staff is always there to provide you with all the information you need to make your dental appointment stress free. From helping you with the kids, to understanding treatment plans, quotations, finding you suitable appointment times, maybe a cup of coffee or a just a friendly chat. We have hicaps facilities, which means you can claim directly through your health fund.