About Us. Chermside Family Dental.

Trusted Dental Care. Experienced Dental Care. North Brisbane Dentist.

To introduce you to our practice, lets take you back to the beginning.

Michael and Libby McDermott took on our Chermside dentist practice on Brisbane’s Northside in 1986. Their vision was to create a welcoming, family focussed dental practice based on honesty and professionalism. Almost 30 years later our practice expanded and we took on the name Chermside Family Dental, a name we feel reflects our commitment to dental care for every member of your family at every stage of their life.

Our dental practice is in bustling Chermside suburb, on Brisbane’s northside. We are located very close to Westfield Chermside  with convenient access from the bus network (see Translink). Car parking is easy, with ample parking behind our building, access via Thomas Street, and on Gympie Road.

Our Dentists at Chermside Family Dental are Dr Rebecca McDermott, Dr Jenny Evans and Dr Apoorva Chavan. Libby McDermott is our practice manager. Our fantastic team of assistants Luana, Jess, Taylah, Alicia and Sabrina have all been with us for quite some time, providing great support and care to our patients and our dentists. We would love the chance to introduce our fantastic team to you.

Our practice has joined with TerraCycle as a recycling point for all oral care products. This is an initiative with Colgate to collect any brand of used toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, floss boxes, and all associated packaging. The products are recycled into park benches! Simply drop off your items to the container in our reception area during our opening hours.

At Chermside Family Dental we value your safety. We were one of the first dental practices in Brisbane to become ‘Accredited’ which means we have adopted the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards. This means that our instrument reprocessing (sterilising) standards and infection control standards are of the highest level to ensure the safety of our patients and our staff. Following this, we continue to implement new procedures to ensure your dental treatment is of the highest quality.

Our Team

Dr Michael McDermott BDSc
Dr Michael McDermott BDScPrincipal Dentist
Michael McDermott has been a dentist since 1980, initially with Queensland Health and then at our practice since 1986. Michael is an experienced general dentist and he loves that dentistry allows him to build rapport with his patients over many years.

Michael has three adult children who have all graduated from university – a physiotherapist, a paramedic and a dentist!

Michael is an avid rugby union fan and supports the Reds and the Wallabies, even when the going gets tough for these teams! In his spare time Michael enjoys time at the beach and taking his 4WD off-road. Michael and Libby love travelling throughout Australia and abroad.

Dr Rebecca McDermott BDSc(Hons)
Dr Rebecca McDermott BDSc(Hons)Dentist
Rebecca McDermott joined our practice following her graduation from the University of Queensland with Honours in a Bachelor of Dental Science. Rebecca enjoys all aspects of general dentistry particularly spending the time to get to know her patients and their concerns. Rebecca provides valuable treatment to young children and those anxious or nervous about dental care.

Rebecca enjoys cooking, exercise and reading. Her favourite achievement was completing the Kokoda Track in PNG. Rebecca and her husband enjoy hiking, skiing and quality time with their adored rehomed dog, Daisy. Rebecca is a member of various dental study clubs including The Australian Prosthodontic Society (Qld), Risus, Amara and the Australian Dental Association and she enjoys attending seminars, courses and workshops to keep current with advances in dentistry.

Dr Jenny Evans BDSc(Hons)
Dr Jenny Evans BDSc(Hons)Dentist
Dr Jenny Evans has a calming approach to dentistry. Jenny commonly provides dental care for older and more anxious adults, and is great with kids. Dr Jenny enjoys all aspects of general dental care.

Following graduation from the University of Queensland with Honours in Dentistry, Dr Jenny’s career has spanned Australia and the UK. Dr Jenny has worked in private practice in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, and with Queensland Health. Dr Jenny also has professional dental experience at various hospitals in London.

As a Mum of two young boys, her spare time is limited but you’ll often find her exercising or spending time with her family.

Dr Apoorva Chavan BOHDSc, G.Dip.Dent
Dr Apoorva Chavan BOHDSc, G.Dip.DentDentist
Dr Apoorva brings a wealth of experience to our practice and Dr Apoorva prides herself on being able to gently work through patient’s fears and provide comfortable treatment. You will find that her warm and compassionate nature places her patients at ease. A graduate of the Griffith School of Dentistry, Dr Apoorva has since worked in dental private practice around Brisbane and in Warwick, and with Queensland Health. Dr Apoorva is particularly skilled at restorative dentistry and oral surgery.

When she isn’t at work, Apoorva enjoys art and craft particularly oil painting classes, dance classes and catching up with her friends and family to explore Brisbane’s restaurant scene.

Libby McDermott
Libby McDermottPractice Manager
Libby McDermott is our valued practice manager and a familiar face to our patients. Originally Libby trained as a Dental Therapist and spent many years providing dental care to children and teenagers through the school dental service across Queensland.

Libby is well known for baking cupcakes and muffins for staff birthdays and any other cause for celebration. Libby enjoys her book club evenings and volunteering with the Ecumenical Coffee Brigade, providing care to Brisbane’s homeless. She is also an avid traveller and enjoys spending time with her three adult children.