Meet the team
Our team is friendly and professional and focused on providing you and your family with the highest level of care and service. We are happy and conscientious and always strive to make your visit with us a positive, comfortable and rewarding experience.
Our dentists, Drs Nicolie Jenkins, Sean Crookes and Dr Rebecca Gavin are all members of the Australian Dental Association. Our Oral Health Therapists, Marcelle Johnson and Kristin Trafford-Wiezel are members of the Oral Health Therapists Association Queensland. As Oral Health Therapists, they can provide a broad range of preventive oral health treatments and advice for patients of all ages, as well as treatments for children, including sealants and fillings.
Dr Sean Crookes
Dr Sean Crookes graduated from the University of Queensland in 1993 with a Bachelor of Dental Science. Sean has worked in both Australia and the United Kingdom, gaining valuable experience working in private dental practices. During this period, he spent much of his time planning his ideal practice.
Sean and his wife, Nicolie, returned to Australia with the vision of opening a modern dental practice that offers first class service, and in 2002, he realised this dream when they opened the doors to Crookes & Jenkins Dental.
Sean is dedicated to his patients’ oral health care needs and spends quality time with all of his patients to explain treatments and procedures and share the passion of his work. He enjoys educating people on the many areas of oral health and relishes in the positive feedback and wonderful results he experiences every day.
Sean regularly updates his skills by attending numerous continuing education courses throughout the year and is also a member of a dental study group where he has previously held the role of President. He is also actively involved with a number of charities and associations giving time and resources to help enrich our local community and help those less fortunate who live overseas. He is a father and family man and loves sharing time with his wife and son.
In his spare time, Sean enjoys maintaining his garden, honing his skills in art and sculpture, bushwalking, fly fishing and taking long walks with his Bull Mastiff X Buster.
Dr Nicolie Jenkins
Dr Nicolie Jenkins was born in Brisbane and spent her adolescent years in Moranbah in North Queensland with her family.
Nicki returned to Brisbane to study at the University of Queensland and in 1993, graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science.
Nicki’s experience enables Crookes and Jenkins Dental to be a practice which provides patients with a personal and friendly service. Working with Sean to provide a dental practice that is both relaxing and modern, they believe that their patients should be treated as they would wish to be treated themselves.
Nicki has a relaxed and calming persona, which all of her patients love, and her gentleness is carried through to her work. She instantly puts her patients at ease and in fact many fall asleep in the chair! Nicki also attends continuing education courses on offer throughout the year.
Nicki is the proud mother of her son Micael, who was born in May 2008. She is passionate about singing in her spare time and enjoys performing with two local choirs and the many concerts put on throughout the year. She also volunteers in a number of community organisations helping to enrich lives both locally and overseas.
Oral Health Therapist
Marcelle Johnson is an Oral Health Therapist who graduated from the University of Adelaide’s Bachelor of Oral Health in 2006. Marcelle grew up on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria before relocating after her studies to Brisbane in 2007 where she has worked in both the private and public dental health settings. When Marcelle isn’t caring for her patients she is a rep for Colgate servicing all areas of Queensland including our practice. Marcelle also tours the state providing professional education modules for global dental company Hu Friedy.
Oral Health Therapist
Kristin is a dual trained Dental Therapist and Dental Hygienist, who graduated from The University of Queensland in 2006. Since then, she has worked in both public and private health settings in Queensland and Western Australia. Kristin joined the team at Crookes and Jenkins at the beginning of 2021 after returning to Queensland and takes great satisfaction in the opportunity to build relationships with our patients, to assist them in achieving positive oral health outcomes. In her spare time Kristin enjoys spending time with her young family, including her all-important and overly catered for fur child.
Alison joined the team at Crookes and Jenkins Dental in early 2014. Alison has enjoyed a career in the dental profession since 2003. Alison has extensive experience in all aspects of general dentistry and speciality dentistry. In late 2016 Alison completed her Diploma in Professional Practice Leadership, providing her with the knowledge and skills to manage the day to day running of the practice. As Practice Co-ordinator, Alison believes in providing personal quality care to patients and catering for their individual needs.
Away from the practice she enjoys spending time with her husband and young son, cooking and keeping fit and healthy.
Dimity joined the Crookes & Jenkins team in late 2014 as a Clinical Assistant. Dimity holds a Certificate III in Dental Assisting and has been working in the industry for over 10 years.
Interacting with patients and the local community, working with a strong, reliable team & learning everyday are some of the highlights of working at Crookes & Jenkins Dental.
Away from the practice, Dimity enjoys adventuring with her little family and close friends, time spent in nature & with animals, eating yummy food and reading books.
Clinical Assistant & Receptionist
Sarah joined the Crookes & Jenkins Dental team in early 2018 as a Receptionist and Clinical Assistant. Sarah has been working in the dental industry for over 10 years offering Crookes & Jenkins Dental valuable experience and knowledge.
She enjoys working with our great team to provide quality care and meet patient needs. She loves chatting with our patient and building relationships.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys going to the gym, travelling and going on adventures with her son.
Sandy joined the Crookes and Jenkins team in 2019. She holds a certificate 3 and 4 in Dental Assisting and currently working towards a diploma of Practice Management. She has over 5 years experience in General Dentistry and really enjoys looking after patients.
After graduating from University in the States, she moved to Australia in 2013. She has recently started a family in Brisbane and is returning to work after maternity leave.
She enjoys basketball, gaming and long walks on the beach in her spare time.
Although Courtney is one of our newest members of the team, she is not new to dental, with over 12 years’ experience as an assistant.
Courtney started her career in the public sector with Queensland Health where she completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting. Courtney gained a wide range of experience in her 7 years with Queensland Health including assisting with procedures under general anaesthetic at Logan Hospital.
Courtney enjoys spending time outdoors with her active young family and has recently finished building her own house out of shipping containers with her husband.