Founder | Dentist
Anne-Maree Cole graduated from the University of Qld with honours, in 1982 and in 2014 completed a Masters Degree in Sleep Medicine at the University of Sydney. She has had a long-term interest in Aesthetic Dentistry and in the year 2000 began taking comprehensive post-graduate programs at LVI in the United States, where she has taken more programs than any other dentist in the world and is now a featured instructor. This education has led to a deep and evolving interest in not only aesthetics, but TMD, sleep and orthodontics. She is a strong believer in getting to the root cause of problems because only by acknowledging and addressing these can we hope break the cycle of destruction.
Dr Pedja Bijelic is a man of the world, growing up in former Yugoslavia and moving to New Zealand as a teenager in 1996. He completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2001 from Otago University and practiced general dentistry, Oral Surgery and paediatric dentistry including assisting in maxilofacial trauma and reconstructive surgery at Wellington Hospital for 3 years. Pedja also worked in the private sector in Wellington for 5 years before moving to Gladstone in 2010 with his wife and children. Pedja loved what regional Australia had to offer. During his practice in Gladstone he developed a special interest in orthodontics, full mouth rehabilitation, and treatment of TMD and sleep disorders. When Dr Pedja was offered an opportunity to work alongside Dr Anne-Maree Cole and her team at James Street Dentists, he jumped at the chance, and moved his family to Brisbane to be actively involved in improving the health of our dental community.
Hygienist | Orofacial Myologist
Robbern has been a Dental Hygienist since 1990. She spent 10 years working in the Airforce inlcuding Wagga Wagga, Adelaide, Newcastle and Richmond placements. Robbern is an integral part of the Aesthetic Excellence team, aligning with our strong philosophy of prevention. She is current President of The Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia (Queensland Branch).
Robbern is also a trained Orofacial Myologist and is an essential part of our approach to orthodontics. Orofacial Myology Treatment helps retrain the muscles and function to ensure long-term orthodontic success. It is also an important part of prevention of orthodontic problems for children.
Oral Health Therapist | Orofacial Myologist
Cheree has been in the dental industry since 1996 and graduated as an Oral Health Therapist (paediatric and preventive) from the University of Queensland in 2000. She initially worked in private practice in Sydney and then returned home to Brisbane to start her family. Cheree has a strong preventive focus which she applies to all aspects of her life, especially dentistry. Her own personal experiences with mouth breathing, jaw pain, headaches as well as seeing her own children develop poor oral functional habits, led her on a journey towards studying Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. Cheree is passionate about creating healthy life-long oral habits and function for both adults and children which compliments the philosophies at James Street Dentists. Cheree is immediate past-president of the Australian Association of Orofacial Myology and spends a good deal of her spare time furthering her knowledge so our patients can benefit.
Oral Health Therapist | Orofacial Myologist
Debbie is an Oral Health Therapist and Myofunctional Therapist. After graduating from the University of Queensland in 2001, Debbie spent the first two years of her professional career in rural Queensland. Here she met her husband Tom who she returned to Brisbane with in 2004 to settle and enjoy life together with her children Charlotte and Penelope. Since graduating, Debbie has expanded her professional scope to treat adults in restorative dentistry and studied Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. Debbie is passionate about the dental care of her patients, both adult and children alike, focusing on providing a calm and comfortable dental experience with a multidisciplinary approach to achieve the best health outcome for patients.
To Anne-Maree I will always be Dianne, a 16 year old fresh faced dental assistant who joined her and her husband’s new practice when they were reasonably new graduates. I left to have a family and have been fortunate to return as a somewhat mature woman - now preferably known as ‘Di’. I am back into a space and time where sincerity and hard work meet to create genuine results with genuine care. I appreciate and value these things.
Even though I started out as a dental assistant, it soon became apparent that I was more suited to a front desk, concierge role. You will find me at JSD greeting you at the door, responding to your phone calls, email queries or having a wonderful chat over making you a freshly brewed coffee. This is what I love the most about my job. I enjoy making people feel warm and welcomed. I also enjoy working within a team that is passionate, accepting, innovative and passionate - that is JSD.
My spare time is filled with food, family, gardening, reading and creek walks with our two treasured jack russell terriers.