About Us. Chermside Family Dental.

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

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

Our dental practice is in Chermside suburb, on Brisbane’s northside. We are located close to Westfield Chermside (100m away) with convenient access from Translink and convenient parking.

Our Dentists at Chermside Family Dental are Michael McDermott, Rebecca McDermott and Christopher Saladine. Ray Pascual retired from dentistry in early 2014. Libby McDermott is our practice manager. Our fantastic team of assistants Luana, Bella, Kasey, Tammy and Alicia have all been with us for quite some time, providing great support and care to our patients and our dentists.

At Chermside Family Dental we value your safety. We are proudly ‘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.

Our Team

Michael McDermott BDSc (UQ)
Michael McDermott BDSc (UQ)Principal 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. 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.

Rebecca McDermott BDSc(Hons) (UQ)
Rebecca McDermott BDSc(Hons) (UQ)Dentist
Rebecca McDermott joined our practice following her graduation from the University of Queensland with Honours in a Bachelor of Dental Science. Rebecca may be a familiar face to some patients as she has been involved with our practice for some time. 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, reading and exploring Brisbane’s ever-changing coffee shops. In recent years Rebecca completed the Kokoda Track in PNG, travelled to Vietnam and enjoyed skiing in Japan. Rebecca is a member of various dental study clubs including The Australian Endodontic Society (Qld), Risus, Amara and the Australian Dental Association and she enjoys attending seminars to keep current with advances in dentistry.

Christopher Saladine BDSC(Hons) (UQ)Dentist
Chris Saladine was welcomed to our practice in 2017. Chris has previously been at a dental practice on the Gold Coast and in Windsor. Originally from Armidale, Chris and his wife now live in Brisbane with their young family. Chris is a great listener and has a warm manner. In his spare time he is an avid hockey player.
Libby McDermott
Libby McDermottPractice Manager
Libby McDermott is our valued practice manager and a familiar face to our patients. 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.