About Us

Wilston Dental Group was established in 1954 by Dr J
Muller. Today, it’s a familiar part of the Wilston Village
precinct and continues to provide high quality dental
care to its patients—including many who have been
visiting since the practice first opened.

All of our dentists are Dental Board registered and are
members of the Australian Dental Association (ADA).

Dr Peter Beer BDSc FICD FPFA

Peter graduated from the University of Queensland in 1976. He has been involved in various committees of the ADA, The Dental Assistants Training and Education Association and has tutored undergraduate students at the University of Queensland. He’s a member of a number of professional groups and has a strong commitment to continuing education.

Peter joined Wilston Dental Group in 1981, and enjoys the professional relationships he has developed with his patients over the past thirty years.


Peter graduated from the University of Queensland in 1987. After spending time working in remote and regional Queensland, he worked in the UK before joining Dr Beer at Wilston Dental Group in 1993.

Peter is committed to continuing education through the ADA and other education groups, and has served on a number of ADA Queensland committees and the Queensland Regional Committee for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He has taught in clinics at the University of Queensland and has been an examiner for the Affiliate programme of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

Dr Nick Shorten BDSc

Nick is a 2001 graduate of the University of Queensland. He began his ten years of private practice working in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast before relocating to Melbourne for three years. He returned to Brisbane and has made Wilston Dental Group his home since 2008.

Preventive and conservative dentistry have been a major focus of Nick’s career and he remains active in his pursuit of continuing education through his membership of the ADA.

Dr Ashleigh Newberry BDSc

Ashleigh graduated from the University of Queensland Dental School in 2010. Following graduation she relocated to Townsville where she worked for both the private and public sectors and enjoyed supervising undergraduate dental students in the public dental clinics. Ashleigh returned to Brisbane in 2014 to live closer to her family.

Ashleigh is committed to continuing her dental education as a member of the ADA and by frequently attending courses to improve her skills. She has a keen interest in preventative and children’s dentistry. Ashleigh is proud to be working for Wilston Dental Group as she has been a regular attendee of Dr Peter Beers’ since she was an infant.

Auxiliary staff

Our team of friendly, dedicated and skilled dental assistants and receptionists will make your dental experience as seamless as possible. All staff are encouraged to pursue continuing education so you benefit from the latest procedures and infection control protocols.