Dr Neil Perrett - Dentist
Neil is our principal dentist, and having graduated in 1981 from the University of Queensland, has a wealth of experience in all forms of general dentistry. Neil has worked in private practices in Cheshire ( England), Canberra, and various parts of Brisbane, and his aesthetic work is simply beautiful.
Neil enjoys relaxing at home, or at the beach with his wife Tricia, and three children Ashleigh, Emma, and Andrew, and will be found at the Gabba during the First cricket Test each November. Neil is also a member of Keperra Country Golf Club, and hopes to get out on the course more often in the future.
Neil is a gentle, caring dentist who with his dedicated, and friendly staff, is committed to providing you, and your family with the best possible dental treatment at Brooksidental.
Dr Emma Broughton - Dentist
Emma graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Dental Science and first class honours in 2010. Since then she has worked in a variety of settings including public hospitals, small country practices and intercity clinics. Emma practices evidence-based dentistry, with a focus on conserving natural tooth structure as much as possible. Emma's treatment philosophy aims to help her patients fully understand oral health conditions and treatments so they can make informed decisions. She particularly enjoys treating children and arming parents with the knowledge they need to prevent dental problems.
In her spare time Emma enjoys Jiu Jitsu, gardening, swimming and sewing.
Ms Norma Collins - Dental Hygienist
Norma has been a member of the Brooksidental team since 2008, and has worked extensively during her career in the dental industry in both the public and private sector. She worked initially after graduating as a Dental Therapist with Queensland Health, and more recently has worked exclusively in private practice. She is committed and enthusiastic and finds working with people in the dental setting satisfying, fun and rewarding.
Norma enjoys attending continuing education courses to ensure she is kept up to date with the latest information and research relating to her work, where she focuses on achieving and maintaining optimal oral health for her patients.
Helping anxious patients feel more relaxed and comfortable in the dental setting is one of Norma's specialities, and she enjoys providing personalised dental education to help with each patient's individual needs.
Norma enjoys helping in the community by participating in volunteer work. So far, she has undertaken work in far North Queensland in an Indigenous community clinic and last year travelled to Vietnam to work with the community in the Long Tan province. This work was extremely rewarding and Norma has future plans to undertake work in both Kenya and Vanuatu.
Away from the dental clinic, Norma loves travelling, going to the beach, walking and keeping fit at the gym. She has just recently returned from a trip to Italy, Greece and a cruise of the Greek Islands. Norma is also keen to one day visit Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia to swim with a whale shark. She is also busy taking care of her family as they complete their university studies, and visiting her parents who have just moved to an aged care facility. When possible, Norma and her husband David enjoy weekends away at either the beach or mountain retreats. Health and well being are high on the list of priorities for Norma and she believes in a healthy balance of mind, body and spirit.