Our Team



Farag Abdelmesseh (Alex)

Farag or Alex as he prefers to be called, graduated in the School of Dentistry in Cairo Egypt in 2002, and passed his qualifying tests in Sydney in 2005. He came to Australia in 2006 working in Central Queensland and for the last 5 years, he has worked in different locations including Townsville, Mackay and Gladstone.

Alex’s dream was to set up a dental practice where the patient’s best interest comes first. He takes the time to listen and understand the individual need of each and every patient, when presented by a patient that is scared he does everything to keep the patient at ease.

Over the years Alex has mastered a few techniques that makes the most daunting part of the dental visit (the needle) almost completely painless. With the newest technology at our fingertips, Alex is able to provide just that for his patients using the STA Wand System. 

Ming-Hsuan Chan (Sam)

Dr Sam graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours from the University of Queensland in 2015. He was born in Taiwan and raised in New Zealand before moving to Brisbane for studies. In early 2016 Sam relocated to Emerald for a country change of lifestyle.

Sam has been part of the Care Dental team over a year now and has a keen interest in minor Oral Surgery, preventative dentistry and patient education. Sam also excels in treating anxious patients and giving painless tooth numbing. Sam regularly attends Continuing Professional Development courses and workshops to further his learning. In 2016 Sam attained the license to administer Nitrous Oxide (Happy Gas). Recently Sam has also received further training for In-chair Bleaching.

Sam is a lover of exotic teas and a classical music enthusiast. In his spare time he enjoys playing and recording piano pieces. 

Practice Manager



Kasey Joined Care Dental Emerald in December 2014. Since joining our team, she has always been very driven to expand her current knowledge and skill set. In 2014 Kasey completed her certificate III in Early Childhood, she later completed her certificate III in Dental Assisting and has recently further expanded her skill set and stepped into a managerial position in February 2017. Kasey strives to uphold the high standards of the practice. Her warm and friendly nature shines through and she takes pride in making every patients visit a comfortable one.

Dental Nurses




Jodi, our senior dental assistant, really brings out the best in everyone she comes in contact with. Her friendly, warm and calm nature, helps relieve the stresses and fears surrounding dental procedures. Having a passion for dentistry, Jodi went on and completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2014 while she was pregnant with her first born son James. Since then Jodi has had a beautiful little girl named Eleanor. In her spare time, Jodi enjoys crafting and photography. Always taking snap shots of her two beautiful children. Jodi really is a warm and caring bundle of energy that is sure to keep a smile on your face.



Jayde is a very bubbly member who has been part of our team at Care Dental since February 2016. Jayde has a very calm and caring personality which allows her to tend to the needs of all our patients. Jayde is very family and friend orientated and loves being outdoors. Jayde completed her certificate III in Early Childhood in 2014, and is currently studying to complete her certificate III in Dental Assisting. Jayde will always strive to ensure every patient is a little less afraid of coming to the Dentists.



Emily joined our bubbly team early in June 2017, and with her very friendly and polite personality she has become a great member in our team. Emily completed her Certificate 3 in Dental Assisting in 2015 and always strives to expand her experience and knowledge to make sure all our patients enjoy their visit to the dentist.



Yune is our newest Dental Assistant to join our bubbly team, starting early in July 2017, with a friendly, loving nature, she is always happy to help. Yune is very family and friends orientated and loves the outdoors. She has completed a certificate III in Business and graduated from Emerald State High School in 2016. Yune seeks to expand her knowledge within the Dental industry, whilst giving the best possible care to insure that, you keep your smile on your face.