Dental Hygienists

Hygienists are involved in the preventative care of your oral environment

This care can range from the prevention of disease right through to the detection of potential problems in the future, such as cracks in teeth that may turn into breakages. Meet our dental hygienist team that work so hard to ensure your total oral health.

Wendy Henderson, Ass.Dip, DHyg
Dental Hygienist

Professional Career

Wendy is the key person involved in maintaining people’s smiles for a life time. Whether you require a quick polish to spruce up your smile for the weekend or require disease prevention counselling, Wendy has the latest information available to help you.

Wendy has been an important member of Dr Lidums’ team for over 15 years. She is very involved with the dental implant aspect of our Practice and has participated in the training of dentists to further their knowledge in this area. Wendy has a wealth of experience not only in preventative dental care and the latest cosmetic dental trends (eg. tooth whitening), she can also give you the latest information on many aspects of dental prevention such as tooth wear and the management of the dry mouth.

Wendy is often called upon to give advice when all else has failed. The counselling and maintenance that Wendy can provide will ensure that your healthy new smile is around for the long term.

Patients often remark that the information Wendy provides was extremely valuable and will help keep their mouths healthy for the rest of their lives.

Professional Affiliations

Wendy has been an active member in the dental community and has extensive ongoing further education. Current Memberships include the: Dental Hygiene Association (SA Branch), Australian Society of Periodontology (SA Branch).


Wendy is married and enjoys spending time away from the mouth with her husband, Neil, daughter, Claire and son Tate.  Wendy is very involved in the kid’s ballet and sport and is also interested in photography, travel and numerous crafts.

Kelly Parbs, Dental Hygienist

Professional Career

When Kelly first graduated in 2011, she was presented the “Award for Excellence in Professional and Ethical Conduct” in her Graduating Year at TAFE SA.

Kelly started studies in psychology, and completed 3 years of a Bachelor in Psychology. Looking for a more hands-on as well as people oriented career, Kelly deferred studies and commenced a Dental Assisting Traineeship. She Graduated Dux of the Year and then applied for Hygiene (Advanced Diploma of Oral Health) the following year.

Working with Kelly gives us much joy as she is such a wonderful contributor to the Culture of the practice and she is a great example to all of us and stands for outstanding patient care and service.
She spent 3 years in Adelaide in general practice and then moved to a General Practice in Alice Springs for 2 years. She returned to Adelaide and commenced working for Lidums Dental.

“I was attracted to Lidums Dental as their dental philosophy and Values aligned with my own. I fully support a full mouth approach to dental care. The sort of transformations we do and the impact it can have on whole body health, appeals to me.

I feel our patients are so lucky to have had dental care at Lidums, because I know they will receive the best treatment possible. This gives me great job satisfaction”

Professional Affiliation

Member of Dental Hygiene Association

Personal Interests

Kelly loves the outdoors and will find any excuse to go camping. She will often be found up the river skiing with friends and family. Kelly also regularly visits family in the Flinders Ranges.