ORAL HEALTH THERAPISTS/ DENTAL HYGIENISTS
Liz (Cert Dental Therapy & Cert Oral Hygiene Upgrade)
Liz has worked in various parts of Australia as a Dental Therapist throughout her career but settled in the Gladstone area many years ago. She has always maintained a very keen interest in public health dentistry, particularly health promotion. As a Dental Hygienist she has worked in general dental practice in addition to our specialist practice. A keen traveller and explorer, Liz wished she had more spare time.
Colleen (Cert Dental Therapy & Cert Oral Hygiene Upgrade)
After working for Queensland Health for more than a decade as a School Dental Therapist, Colleen undertook further university studies to qualify as a Dental Hygienist. Since then she has worked in both general dental practice and our specialist environment, in addition to continuing her Dental Therapist role in a senior position with Queensland Health. Colleen has developed a passion for travel, helped by her children pursuing similiar interests.
Kate (Cert Dental Therapy & Cert Oral Hygiene Upgrade)
Kate, like Colleen worked for more than a decade as a School Dental Therapist before returning to complete university studies to qualify as a Dental Hygienist. She has worked in general private practice and continues to work with Queensland Health part-time while spending the remaining time in our private specialist practices. Kate loves to run (competively and for fun) and holds a senior position as referree for the Netball Association. Apart from her own family’s busy life, she has spent many years dedicated to netball training for local teenagers.
RECEPTION and CLINICAL ASSISTANTS
Leanne – Reception & Treatment Planning Manager
Leanne has served many years as a team member, having started as a mother to a patient (her son)… then liking the place so much, she joined as staff. With a background in customer service Leanne is passionate about presenting the best possible care to all that visit our practice. While she started visiting the practice when her boys were in primary school, she’s still serving with us as the boys have all but finished school. Leanne plays an integral part in Treatment Planning sessions with patients and parents as we discuss treatment options and the necessities of orthodontic appliance care. She is also a keen runner having competed in many local and away long distance competitions – motivated by Kate!
Sue joined our specialist practice after several years in corporate HR administration and is an important member of our clinical and reception team. Like many our our team, Sue grew up in Central Queensland so is often recognised by friends from years past. When not at work Sue enjoys valuable time with family and friends.
Melissa has been part of our clinical team for many years and assists in the treatment planning processes. She has lived in Central Queensland for many years and her family is very active in CQ cricket.