Our Team

As a team, we pride ourselves on our dedication to you, our clients. We are committed to providing you one on one service that meets your needs and achieves your goals within your budget. To do this, we work closely with you through every stage of your treatment. We offer you the latest techniques in dentistry and professional services. All dental services and techniques used at this practice are compliant with ADA standards and the requisite approvals that apply to those services.

Dr. Richard Hamilton Johnston

(Principal Dentist)

Richard was born in Brisbane and educated at the Church of England Grammar School.

Initially training in the dental profession as a Cosmetic Dental Technician employed in Brisbane’s leading laboratories, Richard worked with Brisbane’s top Specialist Prosthodontics. Finally completing his dental training Richard graduated as a Dentist in 2008.

He has over 35 years’ experience in the dental profession being one of only four duel qualified Dentist/Technicians in Queensland. When asked what he likes about his work, Richard loves meeting great patients and the absolute privilege they have trusted in him to treat their dental issues.

Richard is married to his wife Andy with no kids and loves sports, especially Cricket.

Mandy Chui

(Oral Health Therapist)

Growing up in New Zealand, Mandy graduated from the Bachelor of Oral Health from the renowned dental school at the University of Otago.

Mandy started her career as an Oral Health Therapist in the public sector, providing and array of dental treatments to children of all ages and backgrounds before moving in private practices.

Mandy has spent years working in dental clinics that specialise in treating very anxious patients. Her cheerful, easy-going and empathetic manner is well- received and loved by her patients.

Mandy moved to the gold coast in early 2020, Mandy enjoys spending her free time kayaking, enjoying the sunshine and exploring the wonderful scenery and walks that Queensland has to offer.

Alicia Boyes

(Practice Manager)

Alicia is originally from Melbourne and Moved to the Gold Coast 8 Years ago.

Alicia brings over 13 years of dental management experience to Mermaid Waters Dental. Alicia has a passion for creating a positive and professional environment for staff and patients. Alicia strives in ensuring every patient has a pleasant experience. Her aim is to manage the practice effectively to ensure all patients appointments, records, treatment and concerns are always put first. Alicia has been noted for her friendly manner and vibrant personality. She takes the time to build a rapport with every patient to ensure they can put their trust in the practice to provide optimal dental treatment.

Alicia loves fitness and her weekends are spent with her Fiancé Brodie and Staffy Carnage.

Georgia Mustard

(Clinical Director)

Originally Georgia is from New Zealand but now choosing to call Australia home! Georgia has been in the dental field for 7 years in total and thoroughly enjoys it. Before working at Mermaid Waters Dental, she worked as a paediatric dental assistant focusing on educating children on the importance of oral hygiene.

Georgia is now passionate about general dentistry. She aims to promote the importance of oral hygiene no matter what your age!

In her spare time she enjoys drinking coffee, walking and spending time with friends and family.

Preferred Provider For

We're a preferred provider for Bupa, Medibank Private, HCF, CBHS, NIB & Westfund.

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CALL (07) 5572 9300

Are you looking for an affordable and caring dentist on the Gold Coast?

Whether you are in need of a same-day emergency appointment, root canal treatment, extraction, take home teeth whitening kits or just a general check up and clean. We aim to be an affordable dentist providing the very best services for you and your entire family.