Dr. Emily Painter
Dentist | BDS (Newcastle, UK) MJDF (RCS Eng)
I attended Newcastle University in the UK and graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Afterwards, I decided to undergo further postgraduate training in government and hospital dentistry in Glasgow, where I had weekly study days and courses. I also passed postgraduate exams to become a member of the Joint Dental Faculties in the Royal College of Surgeons, England.
I have been working in both practice and hospital for 3 years. After graduating I worked in a large, busy family practice in Oxford, England before moving to Glasgow, Scotland. Whilst there I worked across several clinics gaining more experience in oral surgery, treating anxious patients (both adults and children) and general practice. I moved to Australia in April 2015 where I have been working for National Dental Care in Tweed Heads.
I like working at National Dental Care Tweed Heads as it is a small and very friendly practice set in a beautiful Queenslander. Our surgeries have the best equipment too – a ceiling TV for patient’s entertainment, digital x-rays, one-stop crown facilities, a microscope for root canal treatment, an infra-red camera for picking up decay (radiation free) and an intra-oral camera, to name a few!
One of the main reasons I chose a career in dentistry is that there is such a variety in our day, from relieving patients in pain to improving someone’s smile – it is very satisfying! I enjoy working with children and giving them positive experiences to take with them into adulthood. Clinically I enjoy creating aesthetic restorations, e.g. using our in-house CEREC machine to make crowns in one visit, and oral surgery. I also like being part of a community and getting to know my patients over several visits.
My aim is to provide excellent dentistry in a relaxed environment whilst maintaining thorough communication so that you are in control of your treatment. I believe comprehensive discussions regarding your treatment options and appropriate advice and are both essential parts of each appointment. Looking forward, I am planning to volunteer as a dentist with ‘Filling the Gap’, a charity working in Aboriginal community controlled health services where access to dental treatment is limited or non-existent and where there is much need.
In my leisure time I enjoy travelling and getting into the great outdoors as much as possible! I also enjoy cycling, skiing, beach volleyball, photography and am trying to make use of being by the sea by learning to surf! I also play the saxophone and enjoy all live music.