Our Team

As a team, we pride ourselves on our dedication to you, our clients. We are committed to providing you one on one service that meets your needs and achieves your goals within your budget. To do this, we work closely with you through every stage of your treatment. We offer you the latest techniques in dentistry and professional services. All dental services and techniques used at this practice are compliant with ADA standards and the requisite approvals that apply to those services.

Dr.David Chen

Dr Chen grew up in Queensland and undertook the entirety of his education in Brisbane. He attended St Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace and graduated with BDSc from University of Queensland. He worked in ATSICHS Indigenous health clinics before spending two years honing his skill as a dentist specialising in complex cases at Life Time Smiles Dental. During this time he focused on full mouth reconstructions, implant and neuromuscular dentistry. His subsequent experience at National Dental Care have also provided Dr Chen with a wealth of expertise in a variety of dental treatment methods, while he did fly in fly out work from Brisbane. He then pursued training in administration of Botox and dermal fillers for both cosmetic and therapeutic applications to complete his arsenal in treatment of dento-facial aesthetics. The exciting addition of Dr Chen and his extensive skillset our team significantly widens the scope of treatment options available to our patients at Mermaid Dental.
Dr Chen also speaks fluent Mandarin.

Dr Michael Lan

Dr Lan graduated from the University of Queensland in 2000. He is very experienced in all aspects of general dentistry but is especially focused on maintaining a healthy bite for his patients.
Dr Lan regularly attends educational seminars to keep up to date on the latest techniques. He is available late nights and Saturdays which is convenient for patients who cannot attend appointments during the normal working week.
Dr. Lan has a genuine empathy and caring nature, which, along with his soft touch and gentle manner makes your dental visit a much more pleasant experience than expected by most patients. Appointments with Dr Lan are carried out in a calm and relaxed environment and the treatments are always discussed with you in great depth. His eye for detail and desire for providing everyone with a great smile coupled with his knowledge on the latest dentistry has to offer, ensures that you receive the best possible treatment.

Dr Rachel Lee

Dr Lee grew up in Melbourne before moving to the Gold Coast to study dentistry.

She graduated from Griffith University, where she was awarded Griffith Award for Academic Excellence for 5 consecutive years. She is also a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

Dr Lee prides herself on providing patients with high quality dental treatment. She takes great care to explain all the options and procedures involved to make sure her patients' dental experience is as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Outside of work, Dr Lee enjoys spending time with family and friends, drinking coffee and going to the gym.

Dr Lee also speaks fluent English and Korean.


Larissa is a registered oral health therapist. She grew up on the gold coast and completed her qualifications at Griffith University.

As an oral health therapist, Larissa performs your scale and cleans preventative care procedures, tooth whitening and dental treatment for school aged children. Larissa works closely with our dentists to ensure our patients receive the best and most comprehensive dental care possible.

Oral health therapist


Tiarne began her dental nursing career with us 2 years ago.  She has just finished completing her certificate 3 in dental nursing. Tiarne has a very enthusiastic attitude and continuously strives to improve her skill set by attending training seminars and short courses to ensure she can give you the most up to date care possible.

Her warm smile and caring attitude will make you feel very comfortable within our practice

Outside of work Tiarne enjoys exploring the gold coast and spending time with her loved ones.

Dental Nurse



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