I was first introduced to Oral Health Therapy by a graduate who had completed the Bachelor Of Health course. After having done some previous studies in science, I decided to combine my love of applied science with a desire to work with people to improve their health. I found I enjoyed not only the practical knowledge from my degree, but also the journey of looking after patients early on in my studies. A big part of my training involved a country placement in Whyalla. I also volunteered with the Royal Flying Doctors Service and was able to care for patients in a remote rural area.
I find it energising to engage with my patients, and my role here at Lidums Dental as an Oral Health Therapist allows me to put my knowledge and practical clinical skills to good use.
Although I only started at Lidums Dental in June 2018, I feel like my clinical and interpersonal skills have grown exponentially. The ongoing training and feedback I have received from Lidums Dental is world class and has vastly improved the care I provide for my patients. It has boosted my confidence in what I can achieve as an Oral Health Therapist.
The Lidums Dental philosophy is about providing a Full Mouth Approach and this compliments my values and philosophy of holistic treatment planning for patients. My role at the practice has expanded, in an encouraging and supportive work environment that develops my skills as an Oral Health Practitioner.
It is so great that I can help improve systems and provide training for Team Members, teaching them about Dental implants, Treatment Planning, improving processes just to name a few. I find this aspect also very rewarding.
I have gained much knowledge in Dental Implant planning as well as maintenance. So much so, I was inspired by Wendy to pursue my License to be able to take 3D x-rays, which are pertinent to good treatment planning. I feel very grateful that Lidums dental believes in my ability to provide excellent care to our patients.
Member of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists Association.
Hobbies and Interests
I love keeping fit and love the outdoors. I go hiking, cycling and love adventures to new places. A good book doesn’t go astray and I dabble in painting landscapes.