Cotton Tree Implant Dentistry & Perio Care

Meet The Team

Dr Peter Chen
Periodontist

Dr Peter Chen

Dr Peter Chen graduated in 2007 from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours). He worked in community health centres and private practices in Melbourne for 5 years before undergoing specialist training in periodontics at Griffith University.

His research was on the osseointegration of dental implants in osteoporotic bone. Peter supervises post-graduate students at the University of Queensland, and previously supervised dental students at the University of Melbourne and Griffith University.

He is currently the President of the Australasian Osseointegration Society Queensland Branch and is a member of the Australian Society of Periodontology, International Team for…

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Dr Peter Chen graduated in 2007 from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours). He worked in community health centres and private practices in Melbourne for 5 years before undergoing specialist training in periodontics at Griffith University.

His research was on the osseointegration of dental implants in osteoporotic bone. Peter supervises post-graduate students at the University of Queensland, and previously supervised dental students at the University of Melbourne and Griffith University.

He is currently the President of the Australasian Osseointegration Society Queensland Branch and is a member of the Australian Society of Periodontology, International Team for Implantology, and the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontology. Peter speaks fluent Mandarin.  

Outside of periodontics, Peter spends time with his wife, Grace, and their young daughter, Ellie. 

Jennifer kraatz
Periodontist

Dr Jennifer Kraatz

Dr Kraatz graduated as a dentist from Griffith University in 2009. Prior to commencing her periodontal specialist training, she worked in both the private and public sectors in Queensland and Tasmania before settling on the Sunshine Coast.

Jennifer has spent time as a clinical supervisor and lecturer at Griffith University and Oral Health Services Tasmania teaching undergraduate students in the subjects of general dentistry, periodontology, and dental implants. She worked as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Tasmania and has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Jennifer has been both state councilor and treasurer for the Australian Dental Association and is employed by the ADAQ as a consultant for Peer Review.

Outside of work Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and doing pilates.

Alan Timmerman
Periodontal Hygienist

Alan Timmerman

Alan Timmerman graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy in 2010 and after gaining five years' experience across both general and specialist practices joined the Cotton Tree Implant Dentistry and Perio Care team. Through the earlier years of his career Alan developed a passion for periodontics and spent three years working in a specialist practice.

Outside of dentistry Alan enjoys traveling and getting outdoors to go snowboarding and fishing.

Alan Timmerman is part of the following associations:

  • Dental Hygienists' Association of Australia, Queensland branch (member)
  • Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists' Association, Queensland branch (member)
Amanda Loo Gee
Hygienist

Amanda Loo Gee

Amanda Loo Gee graduated in 2011 from the Oral Health Therapy program at the University of Queensland.

She has 8 years of experience working in public dental practices and specialist dental practices in Gympie, Brisbane and Toowoomba. Amanda has recently moved to Periocare in Cotton Tree (2020) and is excited about providing the best care for her patients.

Amanda’s passions include cooking and spending time with family and friends. She is also learning to play the piano and hopes one day she will be able to play Ludwig van Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.