As An Oral Health Therapist
As an Oral Health Therapist, Anna is dual qualified in both Dental Therapy and Dental Hygiene. Being a Dental Therapist, Anna preforms a wide range of treatments, from examinations and cleans to fillings and extractions for children and adolescents. Being a Dental Hygienist, Anna’s primary focus is looking after the health of the gums of adults. Anna has a primary interest in preventive dentistry, with a focus on educating patients to avoid future disease, and set them up for a lifetime of good dental health. Anna also has a strong interest in teeth whitening and has performed hundreds of teeth whitening procedures for local celebrities including Olympians and Miss Australia contestants.
Throughout her career, Anna has always engaged in continuing education, becoming the first Hygienist in Australia qualified and registered to use lasers in tooth whitening, fillings and the treatment of gum disease.
She also recently completed post-graduate studies at the University of Melbourne to extend her qualifications to include Adult Scope Oral Health Therapy.
Having a background in psychology, Anna takes pride in offering dental treatment in a manner that allows nervous or dental phobic patients to slowly become more comfortable in a dental setting, happily completing gentle, easy appointments before advancing into any appointments which patients may feel anxious or stressed about.
“Living locally, I am excited to join the fantastic team at My Dentist at Cannon Hill and I look forward to meeting all the wonderful patients of the practice and working with the local community. My dental philosophy is that a little dentistry, performed often gives us the most reason to smile. By establishing good oral health, then maintaining it, dentistry becomes affordable, gentle and dare I say it, enjoyable!”
Outside Of Dentistry
Anna grew up in Ballina, NSW and left home to attend the University of Queensland and live on campus at Union College. Originally studying Psychology, with a focus on cognition and learning, she decided to continue studying and also complete a Bachelor of Oral Health.
Anna spent 9 years working as an Oral Health Therapist on a fly-in-fly-out basis splitting her time between rural Qld mining towns Biloela and Moranbah, as well as working in Brisbane before joining My Dentist at Cannon Hill.
Outside of Dentistry Anna enjoys playing and watching as much sport as possible. She is a keen Mountain Biker and hiker, competing in endurance adventure races most weekends in the season. She also plays Hockey for the mighty Bulimba Bulls, loves touch football and is an avid Brisbane Lions fan.
Along with her partner Aaron, she aims to cycle tour as many countries as possible, having recently completed a cycle tour from Queenstown to Christchurch across the Crown Range and Lindes Pass.