I was fortunate enough to study all three of my degrees at the University of Sydney. I started with a Bachelor of Pharmacy and then proceeded straight to a Bachelor of Dentistry degree which I completed with Honours. During this time I also had the opportunity to travel to rural Australian communities to work with Indigenous communities. I was also fortunate to be the recipient of a scholarship which allowed me to visit the Ho Chi Minh Dental School in Vietnam for four weeks and learn about their dental school and procedures, as well attend their Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic.
I had the opportunity to work in Sydney for several years as a general dentist before making the decision to return to university to complete a three year Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry in Specialty Orthodontics at the University of Sydney.
I decided to specialise in Orthodontics because I realised I loved working particularly with teenagers in an environment and specialty that boosts their self-esteem. Going to the orthodontist isn’t stressful or frustrating, but enjoyable, especially when they see such a continuous improvement in their smile! My specialty programme has equipped me to work with a spectrum of ages from teenagers to adults, from early orthodontic interventions to orthognathic surgery with braces.
To keep up with the latest technology and research in the field, I regularly attend both International and Australian Orthodontic Conferences as well as local Australian Orthodontic Conferences. In order to provide the best treatment to my patients, I have also completed further training in both Incognito® and Invisalign® orthodontic systems. I continue to attend continuing professional development particularly with Invisalign® from their recommended experts and leaders in the technology.
When I’m not in the surgery, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially my little puppy who keeps me thoroughly entertained! I especially enjoy travelling, when I get the chance to do it. And I love playing sport, but unfortunately after two knee reconstructions I’ve had to conclude that sport doesn’t love me…