Predominantly my career has been in the finance industry which saw me grow from being a Teller, a Senior Customer Service Officer to a Branch Manager. Looking back I think the years working in the bank were a crucial part of my career, I developed many relationships along the way and was able to use my strengths to help my customers achieve their financial goals. I really enjoy teaching others and get great satisfaction in sharing my learnings and encouraging my fellow colleagues. I came to Lidums dental in 2020 with more than 8 years of dental experience. I have been a Front Office Manager and a Practice Manger, I completed my Certificate 3 in Dental Assisting in 2012.
I find the thing about dentistry is no-one likes the unknown, the beauty of my role is I get to go on your journey with you. From the moment we speak on the phone, the moment we meet to the moment you see your new incredible smile for the first time I’m right there with you. Everyone has a story and everyone’s journey is different and I feel so fortunate to have our patients place their trust in me to coordinate what will be one of the most heart warming days of my life and an absolute life transformation for them.
Hobbies and Interests
In my downtime I enjoy going to the gym, I’ve completed some crazy obstacles with some of my crazy fitness friends, I loved the sense of achievement afterwards, I intentionally put myself out of my comfort zone that’s for sure . I have a gorgeous Labradoodle called “Harvey” he loves his little walks and visits to our local dog park and is such an attention seeker. I’m also proud mum to one of the most amazing son’s one could ever wish to have, I’m so very lucky. On weekends I like to catch up with friends, listening to live bands and I don’t mind a nice cheese platter and a sneaky drop of red.
My background is in accounting (bachelor of Accounting in 2010) and Beauty Therapy. I was originally introduced to the career path of a Dental Technician by the TAFE SA Staff. They must have thought it would be a good fit for me and it is! I can apply my creative and aesthetic skills in an ethical environment creating beautiful replacement teeth for people who have lost their teeth. I love matching the new teeth to our patients personalities and facial features, it is rewarding and I am grateful for the freedom I have in developing beautiful smiles and teeth for people. I think my personality thrives on the beauty and technical nature of what I do.
I have been with Lidums Dental now since April 2018. Since then, my skills have developed through the mentoring from Arnis and Andrew. Their knowledge and experience provides me with so much that I can apply and I love working with them. Yes, Arnis can be very particular about the aesthetics and margins and all the technical aspects, but I am grateful that he is as it helps to improve my mastery in what I do for patients. Providing beautiful, functional and long-lasting results for our patients is so important for me.
Hobbies and Interests
When I am not at work, I spend valued time with my family and we love going to the beach and enjoying the sunshine!
I gained my Certificate III & IV in Dental Assisting in 1988/89. I have seen many changes in the dental industry and can share many interesting stories of how things have changed. I worked overseas, in Wales, as a Dental Practice Manager. I started working for Arnis back when he was practicing on North Terrace in 1997 as a part time dental assistant. Since then, I have seen much growth. We have developed a great Team and created a beautiful space to work in. I really do love coming to work and looking after our patients and Team. I feel like my role is to assist those around me reach their potential. Whether its helping a patient regain their confidence with a new smile or coaching a team member in a particular aspect of communication or clinical skills, I love seeing their growth as individuals. It gives me a lot of joy. It has been a wonderful journey with Arnis, developing the Team and the practice to a standard we can be proud of.
Hobbies and Interests
My first passion is horse riding, but I also love the beach, hiking in the hills, camping and snow and water skiing. For fitness, I’m outdoors with our pet miniature schnauzer, Pele. I absolutely love listening to all kinds of podcasts and reading personal growth books. If ever you see with with ear buds in, I’m usually listening to someone inspiring. For me it’s important that I stay am always learning and getting inspiration and education from outside of myself so I can look after our family as well as our ‘work family’.