Waterways dental
An Ocean and Eco-conscious Dental Practice

Meet the Team at Waterways Dental

Looking for a quality dentist in Mermaid Beach? Meet the friendly team behind our Mermaid Waters dental surgery, Waterways Dental.

Dr Stas Miliszewski

Principal Dentist

I am a graduate of Otago University Dental School, New Zealand. I have owned Waterways Dental since 1998,  first set ...

Dr Tanya Jury

Dr Jury graduated in 1993. She has worked in New Zealand, England and Australia in both the private and public sectors.

Tanya has run her own practices in both New Zealand and Australia and been working on the Gold Coast for the last 17 years. Tanya excels at being able to take the anxiety out of dentistry by treating people in a calm and relaxed environment.

Dr Jury keeps up with continuing education in the dental field, attending meetings, study groups and ...

Penelope Richards

(BOH Grad Cert OH Sc)

Oral Health Therapist, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

Penny is Waterways Dental's new Principal and is a recognised Oral Health Therapist and Myofunctional Therapist. She graduated from Griffith University with an Oral Health Therapy degree in 2012 after working in the dental industry for 20 years.

Penny has a special interest in developing happy, healthy smiles by addressing mouth breathing, sleep-disordered breathing, and poor myofunctional habits which can lead to crooked teeth, limited jaw development, and other concerns.

Penny is passionate about providing early intervention and helping others to achieve ...


Clinic Coordinator

With over 32 years in the industry, Shelley brings a wealth of experience to her role as Waterways Dental's Clinic Coordinator.

Originally from New Zealand, Shelley's passion for health began when she started helping school nurses while at primary school – so it's no surprise Shelley's self-proclaimed specialty is infection control. 

Shelly formally studied and completed a Cert III and Cert IV, and lists job satisfaction and patients smiling upon leaving after working through their fears as the main things ...


Patient Care Coordinator

A relatively new face at Waterways Dental, Paula is one of our friendly Patient Care Coordinators readily welcoming clients in reception. Paula has been in the industry for over 18 years, previously working for Queensland Health Dental before moving into private practice.

Her specialty? Caring for patients – it's what made her first pursue a career in dental care. "I enjoy seeing how people's lives can be transformed by giving them a smile that makes them feel confident and happy. ...


Dental Assistant

Proudly Gold Coast born and bred, Courtney has been part of the team at our Mermaid Waters dental surgery for a couple of years now and is currently undertaking a Cert lll in Dental Assisting. 

A fascination with the dental and medical industries, and a passion for helping others prompted Courtney to pursue a role in dental care. 

"I love working with people and helping to relieve discomfort. I also really enjoy doing cosmetic dentistry, as you can completely change ...


Patient Care Coordinator and Marketing Manager

Some people spend a lifetime working out which career would best suit them. Jess, Waterways Dental's Patient Care Coordinator and Marketing Manager, didn't have that dilemma. "I have always loved going to the dentist. I was that weird child that got excited about going to the dentist, so it's the best fitting role for me." 

Completing her Cert III in Dental Assisting back in 2010, Jess has enjoyed her career in the industry ever since. Her favourite thing about her ...


Originally hailing from Melbourne before relocating to the Gold Coast in 2014, Yasemin's been part of the Waterways Dental family for close to two years. 

Demonstrating a keen interest in oral health since her teens, Yasemin's dental assisting career commenced when she landed a role with Waterways Dental not long after she finished school.
Her favourite thing about her role is seeing people leave with a confident smile after treatments, and helping people when in discomfort. 

When she's not assisting ...


Dental Assistant

Born in Melbourne but raised on the Gold Coast, Casey’s career as a Dental Assistant spans fifteen years between sabbaticals to welcome new family additions.

From the age of 14 years old, Casey’s dream was to become a dental assistant in the navy. Enroute to achieving that goal, she had a change of heart and decided to start a family. This may have ruled the navy out, but in an interesting twist she still eventually found herself dental assisting in a ...

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