I obtained an Advanced Diploma of Oral Health in 2009 from the Gilles Plains College of TAFE, and have since obtained a Certificate VI in Dental Radiography, and Certificate III in Dental Assisting. I was presented with the Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia (SA) Outstanding Performance in the Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene) and the Inaugural Jane Chalmers Award (Special Needs Dentistry). I have worked in the Special Needs Unit of the Adelaide Dental Hospital, with Andrew Hayes and Associates, and with the Colgate Australian Clinical Dental Research Centre for the Adelaide University. I have been part of the National Dental Care team at South Terrace Dental Care since 2011.
I became involved in dentistry in order to help educate people on the importance of oral health and its impact on general health. I wanted to raise awareness of the importance of prevention and early minimal intervention in maintaining good oral health.
I enjoy working with periodontal compromised patients, patients with special needs, children and the elderly.
I love working in a team that is respectful and focused on patient comfort, individualised treatment and oral health maintenance. I also enjoy working with the latest technology, equipment and techniques to the best outcome for our patients. It is great to be a part of a team that works to ensure a safe and efficient work place for visitors and staff.
I work hard to pay attention to patient comfort, and personally tailor treatment planning for patients to improve and maintain oral health both in the clinic and at home. I try to take an open, honest and ethical approach with all team members and patients. I am continually reviewing best practice methods in all clinical approaches for patient treatment.
In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family, particularly treasuring every moment I can with my 6 year old daughter. I also enjoy construction and renovation of house, bushwalking, traveling, goldmining and discovering Australian antiques.
I am a Member of the Age Care committee of DHAA- SA Branch, and a participant of Common Ground Dental Awareness events and Detention Centre Dental Awareness visits. I take part in Dental Rescue Day’s for the Dental Rescue Foundation. I also have professional memberships to the Dental Hygienist’s Association of South Australia, the Seattle Study Club (Adelaide Branch), the Australian Society of Periodontology, and am a member of the DHAA SA Branch executive committee, having been the State Treasurer and Membership Officer
and the National President from 2012-2013.