Meet Our Team
Our entire team at Banksia Grove Family Dental are dedicated to provide professional dental care to help improve your dental health and appearance. We have a special focus on children and use the latest preventative dental treatments to ensure they have the best teeth moving into adulthood.
The Dentists and Gum Specialist at Banksia Grove Family Dental have many years of clinical and teaching experience in all areas of dentistry. All of our Dentists and Dental Specialist trained and graduated at prestigious Australian Universities. For more information on each of our dentists and gum specialist, please click on the name below:
Dr Adrian Sue – Principal Dentist
Dr Jeni Yuan
Dr Jonathan Lo
Dr Tina Choo – Specialist Periodontist
Dr Wesley Huupponen
Ms Oana Hughes
Dr Adrian graduated in Dentistry from the University of WA in 2001. He started 2 successful dental practices in rural WA (Kalgoorlie) and Perth CBD. He is the Principal Dentist at Perth Central Dental Centre and has helped with the teaching and guidance of more than 15 dentists/dental therapists and has had over 50 auxiliary staff under his direct supervision in more than 13 years working as a dentist.
He is a passionate University clinical tutor for the final year dental students studying at the Oral Health Centre of WA.
Dr Adrian has a strong focus on emergency dental pain, opening a 7 day a week dental practice and assembling a strong and experienced team of dentists and staff around him to help patients with dental pain and trauma straight away.
His gentle and caring nature, together with his experience, allows him to provide the best dental care in state of the art setting with humility and compassion.
Continuing education is a passion for Dr Adrian and over the years he has attended large education conferences both nationally and internationally with particular interest in emergency dental treatment and pain management.
Dr Adrian is an active member of the Australian Dental Association and is registered with the Dental Board of Australia.
Dr Jeni graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Mastered in Genetics at the Universities of Sydney and NSW, after which she worked as a geneticist at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney. Jeni later followed her passion and completed training in Bachelor of Dentistry at the University of Melbourne, it was there Jeni met her now husband, who tempted her over to the good life in Western Australia!
She finds the delicate work of dentistry highly rewarding and strives to achieve the best outcomes for her patients.
Having had much dental treatment as a child, Jeni understands the stress of enduring complex and lengthy dental procedures. This is ever-present in her mind when treating her patients.
Jeni greatly enjoys working with the wonderful staff at Banksia Grove and feels privileged to be part of the local community.
Dr Jonathan graduated with Honors from the University of WA. He is passionate about helping others and is a WA committee member and State Co-ordinator for the National Dental Foundation, a charity that provides dental treatment to those in society who do not have access to timely dental care.
Dr Jonathan has presented at the 54th ANZ IADR Meeting (Brisbane) and the 36th ADA Congress in Brisbane and is currently working on research involving dental implants and bone remodeling. He is an active member of the Australian Dental Association and International Association of Dental Research
Dr Jonathan has won numerous awards including:
- Kenneth JG Sutherland Prize in Clinical DentistryKenneth JG Sutherland Prize in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine
- Kenneth JG Sutherland Prize in Oral Surgery and Oral MedicineTom E. Scott Memorial Prize in Prosthodontics
- Tom E. Scott Memorial Prize in ProsthodonticsLeonard Nathan Prize in Oral Pathology
- Leonard Nathan Prize in Oral Pathology
- Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia (OMMA) Dental Graduate Award of Excellence
- D. J. Cock Prize in Periodontics
- Australian Society of Periodontology Prize
- International Association of Student Clinicians Travel Grant
- John McGeachie Prize in Anatomy
- Convocation of UWA Graduates Prize in Dentistry
- Sally Joyston-Bechal Study Group Prize
- Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF) Undergraduate Dental Student Research Grant
- Harold Baggett Memorial Prize in Histology
- Shiva Gorjy Alimoradian Memorial Scholarship
- Western Australian Dental Foundation Scholarship
- University of Notre Dame Australia – Dean’s List
Dr Jonathan’s Research and Publications:
Description of total population hospital admissions for cleft lip and/or palate in Australia J.Y.J. Lo, N. Kilpatrick and L. M. Slack-Smith
Dr Tina Choo completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Western Australia in 2002, and worked in general practice before undertaking three years Full-time Specialist post-graduate training (Doctor of Clinical Dentistry) at the University of Adelaide under Professor Mark Bartold in 2008. Following this, she returned to work in the communities of Perth and Kalgoorlie as a Specialist Periodontist since 2011.
In addition to clinical practice as a Periodontist, Dr Choo enjoys lecturing and tutoring Dentistry students and periodontal Post-graduate students in Periodontics at the School of Dentistry at UWA (Oral Health Centre of Western Australia) since 2011. She presents lectures on periodontics and dental implants to students and dentists both locally and interstate. Dr Choo has a keen interest in the field of bone regeneration and her research has been published in a respected international journal. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the special stream of Periodontics, as well as a committee member for the Australian Society of Periodontology (ASP WA).
Dr Choo is keen on helping treat patients with Moderate to Advanced Periodontal Disease, Dental Implants and managing patients with dental implant problems. She is a member of the Australian Dental Association and registered with the Dental Board of Australia.
Dr Choo is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the special stream of Periodontics and is also a committee member for the Australian Society of Periodontology (ASP) WA branch. A/Prof Choo is a member of the following organisations:
- Australian Dental Association (ADA)
- Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP)
- Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS)
- Australian Society of Periodontology (ASP)
- International Team of Implantology (ITI)
Dr Wesley graduated with Honours in Dentistry from the University of WA in 2002. Dr Wesley has extracted thousands of wisdom teeth for his patients for over 12 years. He receives regular referrals from other dentists and patients for difficult extractions and the removal of wisdom teeth. His knowledge and experience in wisdom teeth removal have already helped thousands of patients with wisdom teeth pain, including many of our own dental nurses.
Dr Wesley owned and operated his own dental surgery in rural Kalgoorlie for over 8 years before relocating home to Perth. He is an experienced, gentle and friendly dental surgeon, putting you at ease for your dental treatment. He works together with many experienced dental sedationists and medical anesthetists to make your wisdom teeth removal safe, easy and comfortable through sleep dentistry.
Dr Wesley is an active member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA), registered with the Dental Board of Australia and operates from Perth Central Dental Centre (Twilight sedation/Sleep Dentistry), Colin Street Day Surgery (GA) and Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital (GA).
Oana is our caring and professional Oral Health Therapist at Banksia Grove Family Dental. She has been in the dental industry for over 7 years. Starting her career as a Dental Nurse, she soon got promoted to Head Nurse. During that time, she attended many dental development education where she learned the fundamentals of optimal patient care.
Oana wanted to take her dentistry journey further with her passion for interacting with patients, especially children. She completed her Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy degree at Curtin University and has a daughter who is now 3 and a half years of age.
Oana is our caring and professional Oral Health Therapist at Banksia Grove Family Dental and looks after the teeth for all our little patients, as well as keeping our big patient’s teeth super clean!