Maven Dental Maryborough

Meet The Team

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Lead Dentist

Dr Noel Commins

Dr Noel Commins is the friendly, highly skilled, principal dentist at Maven Dental Maryborough. Completing his Bachelor of Dental Science in 1982 at the University of Queensland, Dr Commins spent the first few years of his career working for Queensland Health across Brisbane, Cloncurry and Townsville. In 1986, he returned to his home town of Maryborough and purchased his very own practice (which he still runs to this day).

Over the years Dr Commins has found great value and enjoyment in building strong, long standing relationships with his patients. Having grown up in Maryborough, he has a strong understanding of…

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Dr Noel Commins is the friendly, highly skilled, principal dentist at Maven Dental Maryborough. Completing his Bachelor of Dental Science in 1982 at the University of Queensland, Dr Commins spent the first few years of his career working for Queensland Health across Brisbane, Cloncurry and Townsville. In 1986, he returned to his home town of Maryborough and purchased his very own practice (which he still runs to this day).

Over the years Dr Commins has found great value and enjoyment in building strong, long standing relationships with his patients. Having grown up in Maryborough, he has a strong understanding of the local community's needs and is committed to providing them with the best in dental care.

Dr Commins extensive experience has also seen him develop special interest in the areas of crowns, bridges and root canal treatments. On top of these interests, he is continuing his professional development and has his sights set on completing further study in dental implants.

Away from the practice Dr Commins has interests in cycling, gardening, tennis and spending quality time with his kids.

Dr Noel Commins is part of the following associations:

  • Australian Dental Association
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Associate Dentist

Dr Jeremy Shang-Yao Sheng

Dr Jeremy Shang-Yao Sheng was welcomed to the Maven Dental Marybrough team as an associate dentist. Dr Shang-Yao Sheng completed his Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Queensland in 2015, graduating with honours. Prior to completing his studies he volunteered with the Tzu Chi International Medical Association in 2014 where he supported dentists in treating the homeless and refugees.

Dr Shang-Yao Sheng takes great pride in his work and enjoys being part of a talented team that helps patients achieve excellent oral health (even improving their quality of life). He is passionate about the field of dentistry and…

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Dr Jeremy Shang-Yao Sheng was welcomed to the Maven Dental Marybrough team as an associate dentist. Dr Shang-Yao Sheng completed his Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Queensland in 2015, graduating with honours. Prior to completing his studies he volunteered with the Tzu Chi International Medical Association in 2014 where he supported dentists in treating the homeless and refugees.

Dr Shang-Yao Sheng takes great pride in his work and enjoys being part of a talented team that helps patients achieve excellent oral health (even improving their quality of life). He is passionate about the field of dentistry and is continually seeking to improve his knowledge and skills. In 2016, he completed a number of educational courses in the areas of oral surgery, dental implants and cone-beam certification.

In the practice Dr Shang-Yao Sheng's interest lie in cosmetic dentistry, fixed prosthodontics and oral surgery. He also thrives off the various challenges that arise; enjoying the opportunity to learn and improve his skills. Dr Shang-Yao Sheng is also fluent in Chinese and welcomes any international patients.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Shang-Yao Sheng enjoys spending time with his cats and eating delicious food. When he gets the chance he loves being able to travel and gain new experiences and memories.

Dr Jeremy Shang-Yao Sheng is part of the following associations:

  • Australian Dental Association
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Associate Dentist

Dr Karl Ko

Joining our team at Maven Dental Maryborough in 2019, Dr Karl Ko is a compassionate clinician that loves seeing the positive impact that a confident smile makes to his patients. Karl believes that every patient should be comfortable during their visit and likes developing unique solutions to improve their oral health.

Born in Taiwan, Karl moved to Brisbane with his family at a young age and grew up in the Queensland capital. Dr Ko graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health before completing his Graduate Diploma of Dental Science. He is passionate about learning and improving in the dental industry…

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Joining our team at Maven Dental Maryborough in 2019, Dr Karl Ko is a compassionate clinician that loves seeing the positive impact that a confident smile makes to his patients. Karl believes that every patient should be comfortable during their visit and likes developing unique solutions to improve their oral health.

Born in Taiwan, Karl moved to Brisbane with his family at a young age and grew up in the Queensland capital. Dr Ko graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health before completing his Graduate Diploma of Dental Science. He is passionate about learning and improving in the dental industry and wishes to further his knowledge in implant dentistry in the future.

Karl enjoys the problem solving that is involved with dentistry. He loves being challenged by complex extractions and as such has a keen interest in surgical extractions. He also enjoys the aesthetic side of dentistry and seeing his patients confidence increase with their new smile.

Away from Maven Dental Maryborough, you can find Karl playing basketball with his friends or socially at the local clubs. He also enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends, and his border-collie. Karl also spends his spare time in the great outdoors fishing or hiking.

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Hygienist

Brigette Bygrave

Maven Dental Maryborough welcomed Brigette Bygrave to the Maryborough practice as a dental hygienist in 2012. Brigette began her dental career back in 2002 as a dental assistant. After three years working in a local dentist she discovered her passion for oral hygiene education and preventative care and went on to complete her Bachelor of Oral Health through the University of Newcastle in 2009. Prior to joining Toothworkx she spent three years gaining experience in both general and specialist practices.

Brigette is passionate about her role as a dental hygienist and takes great pride in her work. Her clinical interests…

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Maven Dental Maryborough welcomed Brigette Bygrave to the Maryborough practice as a dental hygienist in 2012. Brigette began her dental career back in 2002 as a dental assistant. After three years working in a local dentist she discovered her passion for oral hygiene education and preventative care and went on to complete her Bachelor of Oral Health through the University of Newcastle in 2009. Prior to joining Toothworkx she spent three years gaining experience in both general and specialist practices.

Brigette is passionate about her role as a dental hygienist and takes great pride in her work. Her clinical interests lie in the treatment of periodontal disease and understanding the effects our nose/breathing/gut health have on the development and health of our mouths and jaws as a whole. In addition to educating her patients of the importance of maintaining excellent oral health, Brigette is often found at local primary schools providing informative talks on preventative care and healthy dental habits. She additionally attends continued development courses to remain up to date with the latest in dental hygiene.

Away from the practice Brigette loves spending quality time with her friends and family, particularly her 6 month old baby. She also enjoys keeping herself active when she has the time.

Brigette Bygrave is part of the following associations:

  • Australian Dental Hygiene Association
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Practice Manager

Zelda Napier

Zelda Napier is the friendly and passionate practice manager at Maven Dental Maryborough. Zelda initially began her dental career as a dental assistant in Bundaberg 1996, completing her Certificate III the following year. Furthering her education she went on to obtain her Diploma in Practice Manager with a residential management course in Melbourne, through the University of New England.

After receiving her qualifications (with High Distinction), Zelda was offered a practice manager position at a local Bundaberg practice where she worked for 7 years. Taking a break from the workforce she welcomed the arrival of her son Blake, and made…

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Zelda Napier is the friendly and passionate practice manager at Maven Dental Maryborough. Zelda initially began her dental career as a dental assistant in Bundaberg 1996, completing her Certificate III the following year. Furthering her education she went on to obtain her Diploma in Practice Manager with a residential management course in Melbourne, through the University of New England.

After receiving her qualifications (with High Distinction), Zelda was offered a practice manager position at a local Bundaberg practice where she worked for 7 years. Taking a break from the workforce she welcomed the arrival of her son Blake, and made the move to Maryborough (2004) where her husband had been offered a transfer with work.

Once settled into the Maryborough lifestyle, Zelda returned to work managing another local practice within the community. After a few years, she joined Dr Noel Commins at Maven Dental Maryborough where she initially took on an administrator role. A year later, she progressed to her current position as practice manager, where she continues to embrace her love for dentistry and exceptional oral health.

Outside of the practice, Zelda enjoys spending quality time with her friends, family and bulldog Mavis. When they aren't busy completing home renovations or building their 40ft Catamaran, she loves finding time to hit the gym, cook and go camping.