Morningside Team & Practice

Our practice and people

Located in the heart of Brisbane, our practice sees people from all over the area looking for outstanding dental care and cosmetic treatments. Learn more about our experienced team below and find out more details about our practice.

Meet your Morningside dental team

Practice Manager

  • Nina Josic

    Nina Josic has been the Practice Manager of Totally Smiles Morningside for over 19 years.

    A career highlight for her has been feeling like Totally Smiles Morningside has been her extended family as they have a fantastic team that cares about each other and is a pleasure to work with. Nina enjoys building rapport with patients, providing support and reassurance and making sure everyone leaves with a smile.

    It has been incredibly rewarding for her to see her patients grow up, as many started coming to the practice when they were kids and are now adults with their very own family.

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  • Dr Melita Antonijevic

    Dr Melita Antonijevic is passionate about giving her customers the best chance at maintaining natural and healthy teeth for life, and has a special interest in crowns, bridges and restorative dentistry.

    Dr Melita Antonijevic has been practicing dentistry since 1986. Melita completed her first dental degree in Europe and upon coming to Australia, she completed her second dental degree at the University of Queensland in 1998. As a result, Melita has achieved international experience in the field of dentistry, which has ultimately provided her with a wealth of knowledge.

    Melita acquired the Morningside Family Dental Practice in 2002 and has since continued providing exceptional dental care to the community. Melita is passionate about giving her patients the best chance at maintaining natural and healthy teeth for life. She takes pride in delivering premium dental care.

    Melita has a special interest in crowns and bridges and is always striving to keep up to date with the latest technology and clinical research and developments. Dr Melita has attended international training for laser dentistry in the U.S. and New Zealand and has been practicing laser dentistry since 2007.

    Mother of two boys, both happily married. Love the ocean and the beach. Travelled a bit and impressed with Canada and Alaska.

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  • Dr Lisa Padia

    Dr. Lisa Padia graduated in 2003 from BVP deemed university in India. She then moved to Adelaide and completed her diploma in Health Service Management from Flinders University. Upon acceptance by the Australian Dental Council in 2009, she worked in Happy Valley Dental Surgery Adelaide for 5 years before moving to Brisbane and joining the Totally Smiles’ team over 7 years ago.

    Dr. Lisa enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is continually developing her skills by attending professional development courses with the aim to provide high standards of dental care to her patients. She believes in preventative, minimally invasive dentistry and is well known for her compassionate and caring nature.
    Her interests outside of dentistry include long walks on the beach, yoga and travelling.

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  • Dr Tiffany Dowling

    Dr Tiffany Dowling is a caring, gentle and experienced dentist who is delighted to be joining the Totally Smiles team at Morningside. With a Bachelor of Dentistry (Hons) from The University of Sydney, and Bachelor of Science (Hons) from The University of Queensland, you will feel confident in her ability. She looks forward to meeting you and taking care of your oral health needs.

    Dr Tiffany loves helping people of all ages and communicating in a relaxed, friendly manner. She ensures everyone feels comfortable in the dental chair with her compassionate nature, and takes extra care for patients with anxiety or special needs.

    Proficient in routine treatment including professional cleaning, restorations, and whitening, Dr Tiffany displays attention to detail. In addition to performing more complex treatments such as root canal therapy, crown/bridges, dentures, extractions and Invisalign treatment.

    Having always had an interest in medicine and working with her hands, she first became interested in dentistry as a profession while working as a science researcher for an oral medicine specialist in oral cancer. She believes the switch to this profession was the right decision as she loves dentistry and being able to use her hands and technologies to improve the quality of life for patients.

    “It is wonderful to see a person smile, talk and eat with confidence again after having their dentition professionally restored and enhanced.”
    Dr Tiffany maintains her continuing education through the Australian Dental Association, University of Sydney Dentistry Alumni and completed an internship at The Sydney Dental Hospital. As a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, she passed the Primary Examinations with commendations in General Dental Practice.

    Personally, Tiffany is a mother to three beautiful young children. As a family they love to play, read, garden, swim, dance, practice music and engage with the community together.

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  • Dr Marina Du

    As a general dentist, Dr Marina Du is passionate in providing patient-oriented care in improving the oral health of the community. Having grown up locally, Dr Marina Du attended Griffith University on the Gold Coast, graduating with a Masters of Dentistry.

    Since graduating, she has worked in private practice and enjoys all aspects of dentistry in particular fields related to prevention, restorative and paediatric dentistry. As a healthcare professional, she believes knowledge is key for prevention which is why she focuses on educating the community the importance of oral health.
    She dedicates herself to creating a warm and welcoming environment to all patients, especially children and anxious patients. Dr Marina continues her professional development by attending courses to expand and improve her scope of practice.

    Outside of the clinic, Marina enjoys travelling, attending pilate classes and cooking out new recipes in the kitchen.

How to get to our practice


6/18 Thynne Rd, Morningside
QLD 4170

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When are we open

Opening hours

  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed. Every second Saturday also closed.

Upcoming Holidays

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Some common questions about our Morningside practice


  • Can I choose my Morningside dentist?

    Absolutely - or if you are new, we can also recommend which member of our team may be available soonest or which may have experience with your unique situation.

Find our dental practice in Morningside

Totally Smiles Morningside provides dental care to Hawthorne, Balmoral, Seven Hills, Norman Park, Bulimba, New Farm, Cannon Hill, Camp Hill, East Brisbane, Hamilton, Coorparoo, Carina, Murarrie, Kangaroo Point, Newstead, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane City, Carina Heights and surrounding suburbs.

6/18 Thynne Rd, Morningside QLD 4170

Our Morningside Dental Team

“Our team is amongst the most experienced in Brisbane, which is why so many people choose us for their dental needs – and why we create such strong relationships with our patients”

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