Dr Kathryn Perry

B.D.Sc (QLD)

Dr Kathryn Perry is an energetic and enthusiastic principal dentist at Camp Hill Dental.

Dr Kathryn Perry has lived and worked in Camp Hill for over 40 years. Kathy owned Cavendish Road Surgery since 1976 and subsequently Camp Hill Dental since 1988. She now treats the grandchildren of her original patients. In 2009, her daughter, Jenny joined her mother as a newly graduated dentist. She enjoys mentoring Jenny and the other dentists who work for her at Camp Hill Dental.

“Dentistry has been a wonderful career as I can help my patients by educating them on everything from hygiene to dental implants. Every patient I see for dental treatment comes to me with different concerns and different treatment objectives. This is because they have different health concerns, lifestyles and budgets. I believe in a truly individualised and holistic approach to dentistry to achieve a great natural healthy smile for all my patients.”

Dental Education

“I take every educational course I can from hygiene to sleep apnoea and snoring, CEREC® crowns and restorations, dental implants, aesthetic restorations, computer courses and business courses to run the best practice surgery possible. Practice Accreditation and Prime Practice has made our practice a leader in dentistry. I have been president of Vardiman Dental Study Association – twice.

I find personal satisfaction educating our patients and seeing a transition from ‘I hate dentists’ to suggesting their own treatment plans. I believe in a life-time plan and only good hygiene will achieve this goal. I believe I have the most ‘toys’ of any dental practice from digital x-rays, a state of the art sterilization room, CEREC® machine, rotary endodontic (root canal) machines to dental implant machines. Our intraoral cameras allow me to show our patients their teeth so they can see what we can see. I sometimes refer to dental specialists to achieve the best outcomes possible.”


“I was the first dentist in my year to venture into debt and buy a dental practice at Cavendish Road, Coorparoo. I quickly learnt the business side of dentistry. Within a week of owning the surgery, my husband Chris painted the surgery and I cleaned the surgery from top to bottom, refurbished the dental chair with new vinyl and paint, bought an autoclave and we were open for business in 1976. We were newly married and Chris was a medical student.

In 1980, we decided to sell the practice to work in Ghana in Holy Family Hospital, Nkawkaw. We cleaned the operating theatre where I discovered a full set of extraction forceps. Chris and I were quite busy around the hospital and I had my one-year-old daughter, Emily, in tow as I gave dental maternal care talks and extracted many teeth. The nearest dental clinic was a three to four-hour one-way drive from the hospital. We went home in January 1981 and I gave birth to a daughter, Jennifer who is now a dentist working in my practice. Jenny and I are working together to make Camp Hill Dental the best boutique and family-owned practice in Brisbane.

In 1988, we rented surgery space in the newly built Carina Medical Centre and after four years, ventured into buying 5 Stanley Road, Camp Hill. The dental chair and instruments were packed up and moved to the newly renovated brick house and a very large car park. In 2008, we bought the adjacent property as a spur-of-the-moment decision. In 2009, Architect Ian Webb helped us join two brick buildings with a two-story add-on, transforming the property into our dream surgery. In January 2010, the ‘White House’ of dental surgeries was opened.”

My Hobbies

“I love tennis both playing singles with Liz, but secretly wish I could play like Roger Federer! I enjoy body surfing at Noosa, going to the gym so I can continue to enjoy food, scuba diving and skiing. I love spending time with my expanding family as I have eight grandchildren. Sunday night dinners with the family can be dinner for as many as 18, with three infants being non-starters.

I adore my garden and cultivate it regularly. I love travelling with our group of friends and experiencing different cultures. My camera is used often and I love making photo books of my travels. I enjoy sewing and quilting and have my large handmade quilt in our household’s lounge room. I love art and exploring its complexity – from oils to etchings, and even have some of my paintings on my surgery walls.”

Professional Outlook

“I believe in a quality-driven approach to dentistry; from our warm, friendly staff to Brisbane’s finest dental laboratories. This creates long-lasting relationships. I am now seeing the children and grandchildren of my original patients. A love of the art of dentistry and being an integral part of my community is so important to me.”

Dr Jennifer Perry

BOralH (DSc), GDipDent (Griffith),
BN (QUT), CertInterBus (UNE)

Dr Jennifer Perry understands that dentistry can be stressful, and prides herself on her ability to make patients feel comfortable and relaxed – while providing the highest quality of care.

She enjoys working with patients of all ages to improve and maintain the health and appearance of their smile. Jenny believes that proper dental habits should, ideally, be formed in childhood. That is why she enjoys treating families; in particular those with children.

Since 2009, Jenny has been a gentle and sympathetic dentist at Camp Hill Dental. She has now joined her mother, Kathryn Perry, in helping run the business side of Camp Hill Dental. Her certificate in International Business and Finance is a good grounding for her new role within the dental practice.

Dental Education

Jenny decided upon dentistry as a long-term career because she enjoys that it is a caring, autonomous profession which is constantly challenging and interesting. She is Queensland-trained, graduating with a Bachelor of Oral Health and Graduate Diploma of Dentistry from Griffith University (QLD). She was awarded the Tenant Prize for her contribution to rural, remote and indigenous communities during her dental studies.

Prior to dentistry, Jenny completed a Bachelor of Nursing (at the Queensland University of Technology) and after graduation worked as a psychiatric nurse for five years. During that time, she saw all sides of the healthcare profession and realised the importance of a holistic approach to health.

My Hobbies

Outside of dentistry, Jenny enjoys seeking out good coffee and dreaming of future travel adventures. Her spare time is shared with her family –usually spent finger painting, playing in the sandpit or on the trampoline.

Professional Outlook

Dr Jennifer Perry is a member of the Australian Dental Association and is involved with the Vardiman Dental Association. The post-graduate courses have kept her up-to-date and enthusiastic about dentistry. Jenny is interested in dental implants and has already placed her first one with her mother guiding and educating her. She hopes to complete a detailed course next year.

Dr Zin-Mya Lwin

BOralH (DSc), GDipDent (Griffith),
BSc Computer Science (California)

Zin is a compassionate dentist who understands that everyone has different dental needs and prides herself on being able to offer her patients with a comprehensive range of dental treatment and options.

She enjoys meeting people from all walks of life and aims to make their dental experience gentle and comfortable while maintaining the highest quality of work.

Dental Education

Zin is Queensland-trained and graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health and Graduate Diploma of Dentistry from Griffith University.

Zin chose dentistry to combine her interests in health, technology, and helping people feel self-confident. After working on the Gold Coast Zin moved to Brisbane in 2015 and joined Camp Hill Dental.

Zin feels most rewarded when seeing her patients leave with a bright and confident smile.


Zin was born in Myanmar (formally Burma) and spent her childhood in Papua New Guinea. Prior to dentistry, Zin completed a Bachelor of Computer Engineering working in the computer engineering and memory design field in California for 6 years.

My Hobbies

Outside of dentistry, Zin enjoys the outdoors and staying active. She loves bushwalking, surfing, rock climbing, scuba diving, Latin dancing, and snowboarding. Zin also loves to travel, taking every opportunity to explore new places and adventures.

Dr Rhiannon MacKenzie

BDent (Hons) (USyd), BSc (UQ)

Rhiannon is a gentle, caring dentist who particularly enjoys establishing and maintaining the dental care of families.

Happy to take the time to make every dental experience a positive one, Rhiannon places a strong emphasis on prevention of dental disease. Rhiannon’s passion involves forming long-term relationships with patients, laying a foundation for healthy smiles for life.

Dental Education

Raised in regional QLD, Rhiannon completed a Bachelor of Science at The University of Queensland, before completing a Bachelor of Dentistry with Honours at The University of Sydney in 2006. She practiced in the thriving rural town of Goondiwindi as a senior dental officer for QLD health and associate dentist in private practice for 6 years, before moving to Melbourne, where she worked at The University of Melbourne Dental School as a tutor and clinical demonstrator.

My Hobbies

Rhiannon is a dedicated mother of 3 young children, and enjoys camping and beach adventures with her family. She loves to create, is an avid cook and gardener, and when time permits, stays active swimming, running and surfing.

Dr Rhea Vara

BDentHlthSc, MDent

Rhea is a compassionate family dentist who is dedicated to providing the best possible care to her patients.

With a warm and caring demeanour, she takes the time to understand the unique needs and concerns of each of her patients. Rhea is known for her ability to put her patients at ease. Rhea particularly enjoys treating children, she knows that a gentle touch and friendly approach can make all the difference, she goes out of her way to ensure her patients have a positive dental experience and walk out feeling confident.

Dental Education

Rhea is Queensland-trained and graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Dental Health Science and Master of Dentistry. She was awarded Academic Excellence awards during her studies. Rhea likes to stay up to date with the latest advancements and techniques in dentistry by attending various continuing professional development courses in her spare time.


Rhea is originally from Auckland, New Zealand and moved to Australia for her dental degree. She has loved living in sunny Queensland now calls it her home. In her free time, she likes to go hiking and enjoys spending time on the beautiful beaches Queensland has to offer.


Outside of dentistry, Rhea enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and likes to stay active. She regularly goes to the gym and plays tennis socially with her friends. Rhea also loves to experiment with new baking recipes in the kitchen and she enjoys exploring different restaurants and food spots around Brisbane.