About Choice Dental Practice

The Choice Dental team is made up of highly motivated and experienced professional dentists, hygienists and children’s therapists. Our committed dental team will exceed your expectations – helping you to maintain your natural teeth – for life.


Dentist Nelson Chuang

Dr. Nelson Chuang graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Dentistry in 2000. Since then he has worked in both private and public practices in Brisbane, before taking over ownership of Choice Dental Browns Plains in 2004.

With Choice Dental, Nelson has built a practice that offers and delivers a complete range of dental treatment options and care – of the highest quality.

Nelson continues to update his knowledge by attending a number of dental courses each year. He is committed to keeping up to date with the latest dental techniques. He has a special interest in cosmetic, root canal therapy, crowns and bridges as well as general dentistry.

His patients’ comfort, oral health and aesthetics are Nelson’s highest priorities. They really appreciate his pleasant chair side manner – as well as his gentle approach to administering local anaesthetics and performing treatment.

Nelson encourages and supports his staff to actively participate in professional development. With each year, they continue to expand and update their skills, education and training. This group professionalism ensures Choice Dental patients continue to receive the highest standard of dental care.

In his spare time, Nelson enjoys cycling around Brisbane, playing basketball and spending time with his wife and two children.

Dentist Charlie Sung

Dr. Charlie Sung completed his studies at the University of Queensland. Since then he has worked in both government and private clinics in Tasmania, Logan and Brisbane.

Charlie has a special interest in cosmetic enhancements, crown/bridge work and orthodontics. He is also an accredited Invisalign provider. He loves seeing patients have straight, beautiful teeth that they are proud to show off. He has completed hundreds of hours of professional development study and continues to do so to further stay up to date to provide the best dental care for his patients. His achievements include:

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Orthodontics (UK)
  • Graduate of the International Academy of Advanced Dentistry Orthodontics Programme, held in Sydney
  • Accredited Invisalign Provider
  • Accredited Myobrace Provider
  • Past Participant of the Beethoven International Orthodontic Workshop run by world renowned orthodontist, Dr Chris Chang.

Charlie endeavors to help all his patients have a pleasant and comfortable dental experience. He especially enjoys treating nervous patients and building their confidence with each successive visit.

Outside of dentistry, Charlie enjoys spending time with family and friends, backpacking around different countries, and watching movies.

Dentist Shivani Bhri

Shivani graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2009. Since then she has worked in both private and public sectors of dentistry in India and Australia. She obtained her ADC in 2014. With many years of experience she joined our team at Choice Dental in July 2017.

Shivani takes pride in her proficiency in all aspects of general dentistry along with regularly attending further education courses to advance her knowledge on latest dental procedures. She is a firm believer in the importance of health promotion & education with a particular interest in minimal intervention and preventative dentistry. Keeping treatment simple and relaxed is her approach to dentistry. She can interact in English, Hindi and Punjabi.

When not at work Shivani enjoys being with her family. She likes to travel and enjoys watching movies.

Dr. Shivani looks forward to meeting you and providing your family the best of dental care in a friendly environment.


Dentist Ethan Kim

Dr. Ethan grew up in South Korea, and immigrated into Australia in 2009. He acquired his degree from Griffith University in Gold Coast.

Dr. Ethan does all aspect of general dentistry and enjoys his job. He is proud of his work and has a passion for patient care and management. If you have previous dental trauma or are scared of dentists, Dr. Ethan is the right dentist for you.


Dentist Shazia Sulemon

Dr Shazia is very passionate about dentistry and understands that for most people, the dentist is not a place where they want to be. She understands that most patients may feel a bit anxious and apprehensive about dental treatment and is dedicated to providing pain-free dentistry in a relaxed and comfortable environment. She is committed to giving you the beautiful and healthy smile you have always wanted.

Dr. Shazia’s passion lies within cosmetic dentistry where she further went to study and completed her Masters in Aesthetic Dentistry(MSc AesDent) at King’s College in London. Within the scope of her studies, she has done a number of research-based projects and provides her patients with evidence-based treatment. She also provides treatment to her patients based on their own desires and goals. 

Dr Shazia

Denture Prosthetist Yuri Park

Yuri is a qualified dental prosthetist, enabling him to retore beautiful, healthy and natural smiles to his patients. He can use his artistic talents and skills to make the patient’s teeth look as natural as possible without compromising function.   Yuri enjoys creating and servicing all types of dentures which include full dentures, partial dentures, implant dentures, and  denture repairs

As a member of the Australian Dental Prosthetists Association(ADPA), he regularly attends post graduate education courses to keep up to date with the ever-advancing techniques and technology of a modern treatment options and best results.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Leina, 3 children, family and friends. He enjoys watching latest movies, playing baseball and tennis.

Yuri Park

Dr Meifang (Mia) Zhu

BDSc, GradDip dentistry, GradDip implantology, MRACDS, FALSM

Dr Mia Zhu has advanced training in endodontics (A dental subspecialty that focuses on treating dental pain/ infection and saving teeth). She is currently an endodontic resident in Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in endodontics at Griffith University to be a fully qualified endodontist. Besides endodontics, Dr Mia holds Post Graduate Diploma in Implantology and has completed advanced prosthodontic residence program training.

Dr Mia is a member of the Royal Australasia College of Dental Surgeons (MRACDS), the American Association of Endodontics ( AAE), the Australia Society of Endodontics( ASE), Australia Dental Association (ADA) and a Fellow of the Australasia Life Style Medicine ( FALSM).

Dr Meifang (Mia) Zhu

Dr. Asad Shameem

Dr Asad has over 15 years of experience across all fields of dentistry and is exceptionally skilled in patient communication, emergency dental care, surgical wisdom teeth extractions, root canal therapy and cosmetic veneers. 

He has been practicing in Brisbane since 2015 and is accredited across multiple day hospitals for treatment of paediatric/adults/special needs/anxious  patients under general anaesthesia. 

With thousands of happy patients, Dr Asad strives for excellence in everything he does. He is one of the most compassionate and non judgemental people you will ever come across. He speaks four languages, loves motorcycles and the outback. When not working, you will find him solo traveling on his motorcycle camping through the Australian outback. 

Asad Shameem

Hygienist / Dental Therapist Anna Gacek

Anna Gacek graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2005. She has worked in the public dental sector as a dental therapist/hygienist in both Victoria and Queensland. She joined the Choice Dental team in January, 2008. She is very passionate about gum disease treatment and prevention. Her goal is to make visits to the hygienist a personalised and comfortable experience. Her patients always appreciate her gentle approach.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, the great outdoors and spending time with her husband and two daughters.


Oral Health Therapist Pulum Jung

Pulum gained her qualification as an oral health therapist from University of Queensland. She gained years of experience in different private practices in Brisbane before joining our team in 2019. 

Pulum has special interest in prevention and treatment of gum disease and improving people’s smile by performing tooth whitening procedures. With her gentle nature, she also provides general dentistry to children including emergency treatments, regular check-up and clean, fillings and extractions. 

Her passion in dentistry led her to continue professional development through University of Sydney where she gained extended qualification to perform dental examination and fillings in adult patients. Her main focus is on delivering quality dental treatments while ensuring her patients have pleasant and comfortable experience. 

In her spare time, she likes to take her fur baby Peanut out for a walk and spend quality time with her family and friends . 


Practice Manager Lisa Bamford

Lisa has been a member of the Choice Dental team since 2003. During her time at Choice Dental, she has gained an exceptional knowledge and understanding of the practice. Her level of passion and commitment has seen her promoted to the role of practice manager. These values are evident in how she goes about maintaining the day to day running of the practice and they are reflected in the superior level of patient care demonstrated by her whole team.

Outside of work, she enjoys catching up with family and friends. She spends most of her time enjoying her husband and daughters’ company. They enjoying hiking, camping and going on 4WD adventures together.


Front Office and Clinical Staff –

Lisa, Sarah, Natasha, Suzie, Megan, Sarah-Leigh, Kim, Denisa, and Katie are our front desk and chair side nursing staff.

They are dedicated, helpful, highly trained and are here to ensure – that our practice is run smoothly and efficiently. Their top priorities are your comfort and well-being.

They are ready to assist and attend to all of your dental requirements or concerns.