Our Team


Meet Our Dentist


Dr Farag Abdelmesseh (Alex)

Dr Alex graduated from the school of Dentistry in Cairo Egypt in 2002; He later passed his Australian qualifying tests in Sydney in 2005. He then began working in Central Queensland in 2006. Since then he has worked in many different practices including Townsville, Mackay and Gladstone, making his way to Emerald were he has spent the last 7 years as the principal dentist and owner at Care Dental Emerald.

Over the years Dr Alex has always strived to provide the best quality care and treatment options to each individual patient, hence he regularly completes professional development courses in many aspects of Dentistry, like his most recent courses this year in Endodontic Success, Practical Oral Surgery, and Laser Dentistry. In previous years he has also completed his Invisalign training, Mini Implant training, 3D Imaging and many more to further his knowledge to provide the best treatment options for all his patients.

Dr Alex spends most of his spare time in Brisbane with his two Son’s;  Peter and Andrew, either playing soccer, going on nature walks or fishing.


Dr Thin Thin Hlaing (Lily)

Dr. Lily completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Dental Medicine, Mandalay in Myanmar in 2008. Since graduation 11 years ago, she has worked in private practice in Myanmar and in Malaysia. Dr. Lily is passionate about helping her patients and strives to offer the best standards of care to her patients.

She is experienced in all aspects of general dentistry and has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry. She believes in a holistic approach to dental care and that any treatment should be part of an overall individualized treatment plan designed to achieve optimum dental health for her patients.  She is well known for by her clients for her patience, empathy, and touch of humour!

So whether you’re interested in a full smile makeover or your child’s first dental visit, you are in safe hands. 

Outside of dentistry, she enjoys traveling, reading, and advising on makeup.