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Dr Shaiel Parikh

Dr Shaiel is invested in providing his patients with comprehensive dental treatment. 

Dr Shaiel completed his degree of Bachelor of dental Surgery from James Cook University. As part of his degree he completed his working placements in the remote islands of the Torres Strait, Hobart and Fiji. Dr Shaiel also enjoys giving back and has been a part of volunteer trips to India providing dental care to patients who need it the most.

Dr Shaiel is a Toowoomba local, he grew up here and went to Toowoomba Grammar School before moving up to Cairns to attend university.  As a general dentist Dr Shaiel enjoys all aspects of Dentistry but has a special interest in oral surgery (extractions, including wisdom teeth) and prosthodontics (veneers, crown and bridgework).

Outside of work Dr Shaiel enjoys skateboarding , cooking and travelling. Dr Shaiel has been to 23 countries and hopes to one day visit all countries in the world.

Dr Tommy Chow

Dr Tommy is strongly passionate about making patients feel at ease and empowering them to have a comprehensive understanding of the oral condition. 

Dr Tommy graduated from Griffith University and was awarded the Griffith Award of Academic Excellence as he placed in the top 5 percentile. 

Dr Tommy prior to graduation developed his skills further by working chairside assisting in private dental clinics. He managed this workload on top of his studies to gain real world experience in the dental industry.  His experience and studies has ensured he is proficient in all aspects of general dentistry. He enjoys all aspects of restorative and surgical dentistry from minimally invasive to long term preventative work. 

His passion ignited from his strong belief in giving back to the community. Dr Tommy has dedicated many hours of his time and skills, volunteering. This time doesn’t only bless the less privileged but also refreshes his passion for dentistry. 

Away from the practice Tommy enjoys keeping fit playing social tennis and is an active member of the local church: either serving in children’s ministry or sitting behind the sound desk. 



Dr Paola Cifuentes

Dr Paola Cifuentes loves integrating all areas of dentistry to be able to give the best possible and most comprehensive approach to her patient’s dental care.

She has oriented her practice towards the preventive, conservative, and minimally invasive side of dentistry and her services are particularly appreciated by people want to experience long lasting results. Dr Paola is committed to our holistic and green approach to dentistry and is highly skilled in techniques for safe amalgam removal. She prides herself on helping people that may have had a very invasive experience in the past with her conservative and people centred manner.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Paola is a loving mother to her 4 children and beautiful wife to Dr Gus. She is often busily juggling her work and family life which all mothers can definitely relate to, those school lunches never pack themselves!

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Dr Gus Fischer

Dr Gus Fischer has a strong passion for holistic dental philosophy and oral rehabilitation.

Dr. Gus has more than 25 years of experience in dentistry and is a member of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology).

He believes the only way to deliver the best dental care is being aware of the multiple strong links between oral and general health. From breathing and healthy habits to facial growth to function ,and beautiful aesthetics as a direct result.

Dr Gus is highly interested in biocompatible materials, ozone, minimally invasive, holistic dental philosophy, fluoride-free alternatives to caries management, anti snoring appliances, safe mercury fillings replacement, and all the treatment approaches that Biological Dentistry has to offer.

He spent 12 years teaching Oral Implants and Periodontics in different universities and postgraduate training institutions and he is equipped with all the benefits that highest technology and deep knowledge of holistic dental care which makes ME Dental Practice so special.  


Dr Laura Curran

Dr Laura Curran enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and actively helps her patient to regain their oral health. 

Since graduating Griffith University with her Bachelor of Dental Science Dr Laura has been one of our dental professionals. She joined our practice in 2013 and has developed her passion for general and restorative dentistry.

Dr Laura takes time to educate her patients on treatment options the advantages to long term planning of oral health concerns. Dr Laura has a minimally invasive approach to dentistry and feels that prevention is in most instances better than a cure.

She takes pride in developing a trusted relationship with her patients and truly is devoted to treatments that will be beneficial for their long term health. 

Dr Laura is currently available at the Highfields Practice Monday, Tuesday and Friday.


Our Focus

Holistic dentistry & oral hygiene for children and adults


2 Great Locations


881 Ruthven St
881 Ruthven St
QLD, 4350
QLD, 4350
Ph 4635 3965
Ph 4635 3965


66 highfields Rd
66 Highfields Rd
QLD, 4352
QLD, 4352
Ph 4615 5971
Ph 4615 5971