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 and Sean Crookes are all members of the Australian Dental Association. Our Oral Health Therapists, Marcelle Johnson is a member of the Oral Health Therapists Association Queensland, and Janice Okine is a member of the Oral Health Therapists Association Queensland and the Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia 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.
Dr Miriam Mather
Dr Miriam Mathew finds a comprehensive approach to patient care rewarding, she strives to help patients feel relaxed and has spent time learning techniques to help relieve anxiety around dental treatment. She believes communication and oral health education are paramount to help patients reach optimal oral health.
Miriam grew up and lived in various different countries including Ireland, England, Papua New Guinea, Brunei and now Australia! She returned to London and graduated from Kings College, London in 2008. After working in the United Kingdom, Miriam moved to Australia and has worked in private practices in rural and urban Queensland, Northern Territory and New South Wales.
Now calling Brisbane home Miriam joins the team at Crookes and Jenkins Dental with a passion to use her experience and knowledge to help both children and adults. She has attended many professional development courses to be able to provide high quality care with a range of treatment options including general dental treatment, emergency care, cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
In her spare time, she enjoys learning to play the cello, reading and spending time with family & friends.
Oral Health Therapist
Janice works with us on our busy Saturday mornings as an oral health therapist.
Janice has over 25 years’ experience as an oral health therapist providing a range of treatments for children aged from a few months to eighteen years of age. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in preventive dentistry and health promotion for all age groups, which fits into our philosophy of enabling and assisting the prevention of oral diseases.
In 1999, Janice graduated in the first group of dental therapists in Queensland who undertook an academic upgrade to gain additional knowledge and skills to be able to provide dental hygiene services for patients.
Janice also has a Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion from Queensland University of Technology. She has been involved in a number of community-based health promotion programs with an emphasis on oral health.
Oral Health Therapist
Sifat completed her secondary education in Coorparoo, Brisbane. She graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Sift has a keen interest in preventative dentistry and performs procedures such a scale and clean, whitening and children exam, fissure seals and fillings.
She is trained in helping to prevent tooth decay, tooth wear and gum disease. She values her role in providing oral health education, advice and assists patients in obtaining optimal oral health. Sifat is friendly and ensures all her patients are comfortable which in her care. In her past time, she enjoys shopping, trying out different cuisines and outdoor activities.
Alison joined the team at Crookes and Jenkins Dental in early 2014. Alison has enjoyed a career in the dental profession for almost 15 years.
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, cooking and keeping fit and healthy.
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 teaching undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Queensland. Marcelle also tours the state providing professional education modules for global dental company Hu Friedy.
Marcelle enjoys treating children and ensures their dental experiences are positive ones; her passion is dental health education and prevention of oral disease amongst all ages. Marcelle is friendly, approachable and enjoys building a strong rapport with her patients.
Dimity started at Crookes and Jenkins Dental in mid-2014. After taking maternity leave, Crookes and Jenkins Dental is pleased to welcome Dimity back as a valued member of the team.
Dimity has her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and has been working in the field for almost six years. Interacting with patients, working with a strong team and learning every day are just some of the highlights of working at Crookes and Jenkins Dental.
In her spare time, Dimity enjoys reading, listening to music and adventuring with her little girl.
Clare joined the Crookes & Jenkins Dental team in early 2016. Clare had previously worked as Dental Assistant for 12 months prior to joining the team. Clare feels that the best part of working at Crookes and Jenkins is working in a team to provide exceptional care to our patients. She loves learning something new every day.
Clare likes to play sports in her spare time, watching movies, cooking and enjoys going to the beach, travelling and spending time with friends.
Sally joined the Crookes & Jenkins Dental team in late 2016 as a Clinical Assistant. She has a Certificate III in Dental Assisting and has been working at a dental assistant for over 10years offering Crookes & Jenkins Dental valuable experience and knowledge.
She believes that working with a great team to provide quality care and meet patient needs is her focus of working at Crookes and Jenkins Dental. In her downtime, Sally loves caring for and playing outside with her son.