From the busy and exciting city of Hong Kong, Stephen’s family moved to the beautiful Gold Coast to explore new and exciting opportunities for himself and his brothers. Having been educated and brought up in the Australian school system, Stephen recognised a calling to dentistry.
After Stephen graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2001, he found himself establishing his dental skills in both the private and public sectors. He strongly believes in understanding all aspects of dentistry, and continually attends lectures and seminars held by leading lecturers to advance his dental knowledge and skills.
Stephen’s drive to make a difference in the Brisbane dental scene, was the first step of the Complete Smile Dental journey.
As the primary founder of Complete Smile Dental and Healthy Smile Dental, Stephen is passionate in creating dental practices that will encompass all aspects of dentistry, in order to fulfil the individual needs of each of his patients.
Seeing the need to expand Complete Smile Dental services, Stephen is currently heading up the new and exciting Gap practice.
Dr My Khanh Trinh
My Khanh’s passion for dentistry, and trying to help her patients achieve their goals, is one the most obvious traits of her dental approach. Her genuine care and love for patients allows her to communicate with her patients extremely well.
Graduating from the University of Queensland with honours, My Khanh has been a strong advocate of more efficient and effective public oral health care. Her role as a Senior Government Dentist has given her the opportunity to help improve the oral health outcomes of some of Queensland’s rural communities.
However, My Khanh had always enjoyed the more personalised approach of private practices, and has always been involved in this sector since graduating. Having known Stephen at university as a fellow student, My Khanh was approached by him to join the Complete Smile Dental team. She immediately connected with his vision of Complete Smile Dental, and saw it as a good opportunity to establish herself in the private sector.
My Khanh is currently working at The Gap practice and our Underwood branch Healthy Smile Dental.
Dr Manju Krishnasamy
Dr Manju krishnasamy graduated in 2004, She obtained her BDSc degree from the faculty of dentistry at the university of Madras in India. She was honoured with academic awards for her excellence in periodontology and oral surgery in her final year. She has owned a private dental practice before she came to Australia in 2008. She worked at Royal children’s hospital, before she qualified her Australian dental council exams.
For nearly 12 years she has been practising general dentistry with most interest and care towards children and anxious patients. She is great at helping nervous patients feel comfortable and relaxed. She enjoys treating children and believes that a positive dental experience goes along way in reducing stress and delays in seeking treatment. She finds it immensely rewarding when she is able to help someone achieve good dental health and very much enjoys the technical side of dentistry.
Manju is a fervent believer in preventive and conservative dentistry. Her special interest is towards complete mouth rehabilitation to restore peoples smile back. She is also interested in how dentistry relates to OSA (obstructive sleep apnoea) which is indicative of her commitment to learning and improvement.
Dr manju is passionate about her carrier and devotes much of her free time to continuing education and private study. She is a member of Australian dental association and is currently involved in the process of achieving membership of Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons.
Manju and her husband are blessed with two children, and she enjoys being a parent. she loves to spend more time with family and friends, enjoys cooking, gardening, travelling and listening to music.