I am originally from Adelaide, SA where I graduated in 1998, with a Diploma of Dental Hygiene. I initially worked in general private practice and a specialised unit within the Adelaide Dental Hospital which included treating periodontal disease, systemic disease and associated pathology, and with a facility to treat patients with special needs. My time there encouraged my holistic focus and approach to dentistry. I was continually challenged to think more broadly about the situations that were presenting, adapt my clinical skills, and improve my means of communication to be more effective. I then travelled, working and living in Switzerland. My work in private practice further refined my communication skills with both a new language and way of life to adapt to, before returning to Australia and moving to Melbourne in 2007. After marriage, a couple of marathons and a couple of children, I found myself still loving working in my field. I’m an enthusiastic and empathetic person who will always try and look for answers. I enjoy my role in equipping people with the necessary skills and information that empowers them to make changes to improve themselves, and to take ownership of their own health. I’ve more recently embarked on further study in Oro-facial Myology which is further educating me in a more holistic approach and understanding of how the different areas of our body operate and interact. Stay tuned!