MEET OUR EXPERIENCED IPSWICH DENTISTS
DR. ANDREW ZISCHKE
About Dr. Andrew Zischke and Special Interests
Dr Andrew Zischke graduated from the University of Queensland where he completed his Bachelor of Dental Science with first class honours. Dr Andrew has completed a large myriad of postgraduate seminars and courses both in Australia and overseas. As an Experienced Ipswich Dentist and with his high level dedication in the field of general, cosmetic and implant dentistry, Dr Andrew is passionate about helping his patients achieve a good looking, healthy smile. Dr Andrew has a vast experience in private dental practice, working in Hervey Bay and Brisbane, prior to establishing his practice together with this wife (Dr Jelena Vlacic-Zischke) in Ipswich at Grange Road Dental Group.
Dr Andrew's connection to the local Ipswich community extends back to when his family grew up and worked on dairy farms just outside of Ipswich and on small crops farms in the Lockyer Valley region.
Outside of Dentistry
Outside of dentistry Dr Andrew has a passion for music, in particular the cello. Dr Andrew regularly likes to perform at recitals and with orchestras when he can. He is a member of the Australian Doctors Orchestra that performs annually throughout Australia.
All the money raised from Dr Andrew's recitals has been donated to The Cancer Council, Mater Children's Hospital Foundation and initiatives of Rotary.
Dr Andrew looks forward to time spent with his wife, Dr Jelena Vlacic-Zischke, and their two young children. He also enjoys tending to his organic vegetable garden.
DR. JELENA VLACIC-ZISCHKE
About Dr. Jelena Vlacic-Zischke and Special Interests
Dr Jelena Vlacic-Zischke graduated with her Bachelor of Dental Science from The University of Queensland with first class honours. After graduating Dr Jelena worked in private practices in Brisbane for many years before basing herself solely in Ipswich at Grange Road Dental Group.
Following her dental degree, Dr Jelena pursued further studies, undertaking a PhD at The University of Queensland under the mentorship of Professor Ian Meyers and Professor Laurie Walsh. She was the recipient of the highly respected National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC) Postgraduate Scholarship and was awarded her Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in early 2007 following outstanding international reviews. Her work has been published in the Australian Dental Journal, British Dental Journal, Journal of Oral Laser Applications, Biomaterials Journal, as well as Book chapters and presented at international and national conferences.
Following her above achievements, Dr Jelena was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, in the field of Dental Implants, at the Centre for Medicine and Oral Health, Griffith University, under mentorship of Professor Saso Ivanovski investigating the impact of various dental implant surfaces on jaw bone.
In addition to her above commitments Dr Jelena has also been a Clinical Supervisor for dental students at the Dental School, University of Queensland. She is a member of the Australian Dental Association, a member and past president of Cadmus Study Club, an ITI (International Team for Implantology) member and a past assessor for ADRF (Australian Dental Research Foundation) and ARC (Australian Research Council) grants.
Dr Jelena is very passionate about her dentistry and offers the very best of care to her patients. She prides herself on giving her undivided attention to every patient and delivering the highest quality of dentistry. All patients and especially children enjoy coming to see Dr Jelena.
Outside of Dentistry
Outside of dentistry Dr Jelena has a passion for languages, music and books. She is fluent in two languages and proficient in two more. Most of all her greatest love is her family, and she cherishes the time spent with her husband, Dr Andrew Zischke and their two young sons.
DR. YI-LIN (JAMES) YANG
About Dr. Yi-Lin (James) Yang
Dr Yi-Lin (James) Yang completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in James Cook University in Cairns. Throughout his degree he has had the pleasure of working in Townsville, Barcaldine, and Darwin. He has also worked remotely to Barunga in the Northern Territory – assisting in the care of Indigenous Australians. James is dedicated to assist his patients by providing high quality care and healthier smiles.
James was born in Brisbane but grew up on a prawn farm in Mission Beach, Queensland. His family previously owned 3 prawn farms in the locations of Mission Beach QLD, Proserpine QLD and Yamba NSW.
Outside of Dentistry
Outside of dentistry James seeks new activities to try. He currently has a continuously growing hobby list of archery, ice-skating, roller-blading, skiing, and snowboarding. James also loves to spend his time playing board games, binging Netflix, and trying out new foods.