Our Dental Staff
Dr John Yong Gee BDSc (Queensland)
John Yong Gee was born in Hughenden, Queensland where his immigrant parents ran a local grocery store until moving to Brisbane in 1981.
John graduated from dentistry at University of Queensland in 1986. He attends many professional development courses to keep himself up to date with both clinical and personal skills.
John’s calm, sense of humour and easy going approach allows his patients to feel ‘at home’ the moment they walk in. He is also a perfectionist and prides himself on providing quality service and is focused on listening to his patients.
Along with his passion for dentistry, his many interests include photography, electronics, woodwork, watchmaking and inventing things. John is married to Rita who is a psychologist and helps to keep all the Burpengary Dental staff sane. He also has two adult children. His daughter, Rochelle is also a dentist and Andrew, is studying medicine and the family cat is busy destroying the furniture.
Dr Rochelle Yong Gee BOH.DSc,G.Dip.Dent(Hons)(Qld)
Dr Rochelle Yong Gee is a very friendly, charismatic and empathetic dental practitioner. Somewhat inspired by her father, Rochelle has found her own passion for making people smile.
She was born and raised in North Brisbane and started in the dental field at an early age, working as a dental assistant during school and throughout university. She was an active member of dental school and represented her university on many ventures both locally and internationally. Rochelle graduated from Griffith University Gold Coast in 2014, awarded with First Class Honours and the University Award.
Rochelle is a perfectionist and is very meticulous with everything she does but above all, she cares for all of her patients. She understands that not all people are the same and treats each person with respect and patience. She is highly skilled in helping people overcome their dental phobias, ensuring they feel comfortable to attend their dental appointments with ease.
In her spare time, Rochelle enjoys travelling, tennis, cooking and an assortment of arts and crafts. She loves having a laugh and will attempt to crack a joke or two if you let her. She looks forward to attending to your dental needs in the future.
Dr Steven Mercurio B.DSc (Hon)
Dr Steve graduated from the University of Queensland in 2001 with First Class Honours. Upon graduation Steve practiced in far north Queensland including Atherton and Cairns with most of his career being practised in the greater Brisbane area.
Dentistry today can deliver so many options for our patients. Steve’s primary focus is to ensure his patients are offered all the treatment possibilities, and that his patients understand their treatment throughout its entirety.
During his spare time, Steve enjoys chasing after his kids and being the “world’s best husband”. He is an avid aviation enthusiast enjoying all things to do with flying.
Zainab Abdi Oral Hygienist and Therapist
After an initial interest in helping people and interacting with the wider community, I chose a career in dentistry and have completed a Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Otago, New Zealand.
As a Dental Hygienist and Therapist, my role includes carrying out gum treatments, preventative treatments and fillings for children. I have a caring attitude and enjoy engaging with my patients to better understand their dental needs. I treat every patient how I would like to be treated by making sure they receive the best optimal care and leave the clinic having a positive experience.
My goal is to continue to educate my patients and help them improve their oral health for future generations.
Outside of work, I enjoy travelling and meeting people of different backgrounds, reading, family time and photography.