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Dr Damian Cook, B.D.Sc.

Dr Damian Cook, B.D.Sc.

Dr Cook graduated from the University of Queensland in 1979 and started what is now DC Dental in Highland Park in 1994. He was born and raised in Brisbane and spent many weekends on the Gold Coast throughout his childhood. After graduation, his first 14 years were spent as a Dental Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force. This career took him to many places in Australia as well as a two year posting to Malaysia.

Dr Cook enjoyed the Service life and gained a lot of valuable knowledge and experience throughout his military career. However, with a young family, the desire to return to SE Queensland was too great so he left the RAAF having attained the rank of Wing Commander and settled on the Gold Coast.

He has a particular interest in implant dentistry. Dr Cook is a member of the Australian Dental Association as well as the ADAQ Gold Coast Sub-branch Study Group and the Gold Coast Dental Study Group. He has also worked at the Griffith University Dental School supervising the Fourth and Fifth Year dental students’ patient treatments.

When not working, he likes to spend time with his family, follow the rugby and travel.

Dr Marlene Yu

Dr Marlene Yu, B.D.Sc.

Marlene joined the friendly team at DC Dental in mid-2016. She graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours). During her studies she also spent time volunteering in Cambodia, where she provided dental care and treatment to the local children.

Through this experience and since graduating, Marlene has come to appreciate all aspects of dentistry, developing special interests in the areas of cosmetic dentistry and treating anxious patients.

Marlene finds her role as a General Dentist rewarding and enjoys being able to provide high quality care and affordable treatment to her patients.

She endeavours to provide excellent dental care, therefore she regularly attends professional development courses to remain up to date with the latest techniques and technology of modern general dental practice.

Outside of dentistry, Marlene has a love for food and enjoys visits to the gym.

Dr Marlene Yu

Dr Mina Firas Jaber, BBioMedSc, Honours BSc, BOralH, GDip Dent.
Associate Dentist
Dr Mina is a General Dentist concentrating on Comprehensive General Dental Care. Mina enjoys all aspects of dentistry with special interests in Cosmetic Dentistry and often attends continued professional development courses and seminars. Mina completed her dentistry degree at Griffith University with two Awards for Academic Excellence and was the recipient of the prestigious Maxillo-Facial and Oral Pathology Award.

Prior to dentistry, Mina studied Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Deakin University and received the Australian Center for Blood Diseases summer scholarship. Then worked in the oncology department/clinical trial research unit at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne before starting her Honours project about therapeutic targets in multiple myeloma. Mina then completed her Honours degree of Bachelor of Science with major in Immunology and Medical Biology at Monash University in Melbourne.

Outside dentistry, Mina enjoys spending time with her family and friends, swimming and working on her cooking skills by trying new recipes.