Meet Us

Dr Michael Clarke

Michael graduated from the University of Queensland with honours. Early in his career, Michael practiced at the Ipswich and Toowoomba Queensland Health Clinics.  Michael enjoys all aspects of General Dentistry.

Keeping in the McDowall spirit when treating young patients, Michael has taken to balloon twisting artistry and a favorite being his signature balloon monkey. In his spare time Michael enjoys hiking and travelling.

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Dr Warren Ho

Warren was a graduate at Brisbane State High School. In 2007, Warren graduated with honours from the University of Queensland and has since travelled between Brisbane, Barcaldine, Longreach and Emerald to gain his dental experiences. Warren’s particular interest in dentistry includes preventative dentistry, restoration of implants, cosmetic dentistry and enjoys treating children. Outside of dentistry, Warren likes to spend as much time with his young family doing outdoor activities and staying healthy.

Dr Jana Soong

Jana graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and a Master of Dentistry with distinction. Jana performs all aspects of general dentistry with a passion for preventative dentistry and education, as she believes it sets the foundation for good oral health. Jana is committed to providing gentle, patient-centred care. With her warm and friendly nature, she endeavours to always create a comfortable, welcoming environment. Jana takes the time to listen and understand your concerns and ensures every patient feels safe and guided throughout, leaving with a positive experience. Dedicated in delivering quality treatment, Jana continues to expand her knowledge and enhance her clinical skills with regular professional development courses.

Outside of dentistry, Jana enjoys spending time with friends and family, trying to improve her cooking skills and visiting her hometown of the Gold Coast when she can.

Dr Ryan Samimi

Ryan is a cheerful and approachable dentist who enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with a special interest in oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry. Ryan is dedicated to providing high quality care and values good communication with his patients. After graduating from the University of Queensland with honours, Ryan started work at the Ipswich hospital and community clinic as a head and neck cancer dentist. Outside of dentistry, Ryan likes to play soccer, tend to his aquarium and spend time with his family.

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Dr Nicole Chan

Nicole graduated from University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. She has worked in Adelaide dental hospital and Toowoomba prior to joining us. Having grown up living with her grandparents, she especially loves working with elderly patients – making sure that dental visits aren’t just a form of treatment but a pleasant experience in itself.  She is patient and caring and is committed to providing the highest levels of care to her patients.

Nicole enjoys all aspects of dentistry with a keen interest in treating the elderly and oral surgery. Outside of dentistry, Nicole likes to stay active – tennis, hiking, Ultimate Frisbee are one of the many things she enjoys.

Jenna Bender

Practice Manager

Jenna moved to Australia from New Zealand as a young child. Jenna grew up and completed her schooling on the North Side of Brisbane. After completing high school she then completed her Certificate 3 in Dental Assisting and has been in the dental field for over 15 years. With learning a variety of different areas of the dental workplace, we are very fortunate to have Jenna in the management role at McDowall Dental Practice.
Jenna is a very happy and bubbly person which is a reflection of her lovely family. Outside of work, Jenna spends time with her young family, especially getting away camping and enjoying the outdoors.