About Us. Chermside Family Dental.

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

We welcome you to our privately owned, family operated and Accredited dental practice.

Our practice has been established for many decades, and is now under the ownership of our principal dentist, Dr Rebecca McDermott.

We seek to provide dental care to all ages, which is understanding and personalised, and to the highest standard.

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 Nina Patel. Libby McDermott is our practice manager. Our fantastic team of assistants Luana, Jess, Sabrina, Kaylah and Alicia 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 Rebecca McDermott BDSc(Hons)
Dr Rebecca McDermott BDSc(Hons)Principal 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 Nina Patel BDS
Dr Nina Patel BDSDentist
Dr Nina Patel joined our practice in 2021, after many years of calling Queensland home. Dr Nina graduated from Dentistry at the University of Manchester, where she practiced for a few years before moving to Australia. Dr Nina has a wide range of general dental experience, treating children, families and adults. You’ll find Dr Nina to be warm, welcoming, and ready for a laugh.
Libby McDermott
Libby McDermottPractice Manager
Libby McDermott is our valued practice manager and a familiar face to our patients. Libby has been an integral member of our team for a long time. As our practice manager, Libby is often your first contact with our practice and will also welcome you on your arrival. Libby began her career in dentistry as a Dental Therapist, spending many years providing dental care to children and teenagers through the school dental service across Queensland.

Libby is well known for her warm, kind manner and baking cupcakes for staff birthdays and any other cause for celebration. She is also an avid traveller and enjoys spending time with her three adult children.

Dr Michael McDermott BDSc
Dr Michael McDermott BDScRetired Dentist
Dr Michael retired from general dentistry in 2020. He was an integral member of our team, having been a general dentist here at Chermside since 1986. Michael loved that dentistry allowed him to build rapport with his patients over many years. We thank Michael for his many years of practice.