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Meet our Clinicians

Dr Jack Chen
B.D.Sc

Jack graduated from The University of Queensland Dental School in 1994. On graduation, Jack initially worked for Queensland Health in the Public Sector before moving to Private Practice in Brisbane. In 1999 Jack joined Dental On Falconer on the Gold Coast and now owns the practice.

Born in Taiwan, Jack moved to Australia as a teenager. He attended The Southport School (TSS) for his high schooling and has lived on the Gold Coast ever since. As well as English, Jack is fluent in both Mandarin and Hokkien Chinese. Together with his long term Japanese dental assistant Tomoko, he has not only a large following from his English speaking patients, but from Taiwanese, Japanese & Chinese patients alike.

Jack is a very experienced dentist who enjoys all facets of modern dentistry. He is particularly excited about the development of dental implants, as they have changed dentistry forever and given many new treatment options to patients that have been impossible in the past. Jack has been restoring dental implant cases since 2007.

In his spare time, Jack likes to spend time with his family, especially his two young daughters. He also enjoys playing table tennis and golf when time permits.

Dr Tony Mendoza
B.D.Sc.Hons

Tony is a born and bred Gold Coaster and attended Aquinas College on the Gold Coast before graduating top of his class with First Class Honours from the University of Qld Dental School in 1990. On graduation Tony spent a year travelling through rural and remote Queensland as part of the Qld Government School Dental Service where he exclusively treated school children. He then joined Qld Health on the Gold Coast where he worked for many years in the public health sector, providing dental treatment for the broader community including medically compromised patients.

Tony has also worked in Indigenous Health Services and for 10 years taught Crown & Bridge at Griffith University Dental School on the Gold Coast.

Tony joined the Dental on Falconer Team in 2003.

Tony is very experienced in all areas of general dental practice but has a particular interest in Implant Dentistry. Since 2012, Tony spends time each month working in a specialist implant practice on the Gold Coast where he restores complex and challenging implant cases as well as carrying out other complex restorative procedures.

Tony is a published author in a number of well respected International Journals. He has published papers in a variety of areas including periodontology, dental radiography and denture construction.

Tony is fluent in Japanese, and is very familiar with Japan and its culture having lived there and visited on numerous occasions over the years. He has a large Japanese patient base as a result.

Tony enjoys exercising and has trained at gym since he was a teenager. He also enjoys hiking and bushwalking. When time permits, he loves travelling the world and exploring interesting and exotic destinations.

Dr Emma Skerman
BOralHHons, GDipDent

Emma graduated from the Griffith University School of Dentistry with First Class Honours.  Upon graduation, she was one of only 50 dentists Australia wide to be offered a year long internship by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.  During her internship, Emma worked as a general dentist in the public dental system and received intense mentorship from multiple specialists and senior dentists.

Upon completion, she was offered a permanent position with Queensland Health working at the new Gold Coast University Hospital.  Here Emma provided dental services for many medically compromised hospital patients -especially those suffering from cancer and oral cancer in particular. Emma worked as part of a multi disciplinary team that provided ongoing care and education to limit the dental complications arising from radiation and chemotherapy treatments for these patients.

After a number of years in the Public Sector, Emma joined the Dental on Falconer team in 2015. She enjoys all aspects of General Dentistry and is a very kind and compassionate practitioner.

Emma currently divides her time between private practice as part of the Dental on Falconer team, and public practice in the Southport District.

In her spare time Emma enjoys Beach Walks, Yoga and Listening to Music.

Sharyn Taghaode
Dental Hygienist/Therapist

Graduated as a Dental Therapist in 1979 and worked in both Tasmania & Queensland in the School Dental Service, treating children up to the age of 18 years.

She upgraded her skills through the University of Queensland/QUT, to become a Dental Hygienist in 2001, and now practises as both Dental Therapist and Dental Hygienist.

As a Dental Therapist she is qualified to provide various treatment to children including examinations, fillings, deciduous extractions and x-rays. She has many years experience and provides quality care to children in a caring, safe, professional environment but always remembers to make the experience a happy, stress-free one for the individual child.

As a Dental Hygienist, she is passionate about motivating patients (whether adults or children) to improve their oral hygiene. She provides excellent individualised care in a friendly, gentle manner. She enjoys working in our dental practice’s multicultural environment, respecting each patient’s background, and providing new techniques and knowledge to patients from any culture.

In the past, she has volunteered in dental teams that worked in Thailand and Cambodia, providing dental care to children and adults in poor and remote communities who would not otherwise had dental treatment. She is keen to volunteer again in the future.

She has a keen interest in travel and enjoys visiting her grandchildren currently living in USA, and is an active Rotary member, providing volunteering services to the local and wider community.