Tina is our Practice Manager at Canberra Prosthodontics, and she has been involved in the dental industry for over twenty years and enjoys all aspects of the dental auxiliary roles within the practice. She started dental assisting after leaving high school and completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and then went on to complete her Diploma in Practice Management at a later stage. Tina mostly spends her time in the practice managing, training and developing our clinical auxiliary staff as well as updating our dental processes and policies. She is usually running around keeping everyone in check, but is never too busy to field a call or have a chat with a patient.
After hours she enjoys spending time with her young family and enjoys the company of her friends and family anywhere outdoors.
Lauren is one of our friendly dental assistants. Lauren joined Canberra Prosthodontics in April 2016 after moving from the small town of Grenfell in Central West NSW. Lauren joined us with no dental experience but has come a long way being trained the ‘Canberra Pros way’!
She is currently studying Certificate 3 in Dental Assisting and wants to pursue further studies after completing this course. In her spare time Lauren enjoys spending time with her friends and family camping, and spending time outdoors. Lauren also enjoys going to country music festivals and concerts.
Helen can be found working in the reception area and will be first to greet you with her friendly hello.
Helen came to Australia in 2003 with her husband and three children, moving to the Yass area. Having a background in hospital cleaning and sterilisation of theatre equipment, Helen then was offered a position as a dental nurse with a private general dentist in Canberra. She worked 6 years in the clinical areas then moved into reception for the remaining 2 and a half years. Helen holds a dental assisting Certificate III.
Helen loves her two grandchildren who live in Canberra, and also has two dogs and horses.
Krystal is is our sterilization technician at Canberra Prosthodontics, and drives the 'engine room' of the practice. Krystal is responsible for the cleaning, packaging and sterilization of instruments and equipment within the practice to ensure the safety of all of our patients as we comply with the highest international standards and beyond. She started working in general dental practice in 2003. Having learnt a lot in six years in general dentistry, she left dental to start a family.
She came back to dentistry in 2015, and has been honing her skills as an assistant at Canberra Prosthodontics. Krystal thoroughly enjoys all aspects of specialised prosthodontics and is looking forward to learning and expanding her experience in the dental field.
She loves to spend her down time with her young family down the coast exploring the coast line and volunteering here in Canberra for the homeless.
Louise is one of our lovely receptionists/dental assistants. Louise has a long history with Canberra Prosthodontics having worked with Dr Dawson in 2003-2005, before having a 10 year break to raise her 3 children. She was very excited to return to Canberra Prosthodontics in 2014.
She has completed Certificate III and IV in Dental Assisting and is enjoying updating her clinical experience and training. Louise can be found assisting the dentists in surgery, at the reception desk and cheerfully answering phones.
In her time off Louise likes to spend time with her family and go on overseas holidays – whenever possible!
Tash came to Canberra Prosthodontics from the beauty industry after working as a hair and makeup artist for over five years. Deciding it was time for a career change and new challenge, Tash found dental assisting which she is thoroughly enjoying. She is always ready with a friendly smile to put our patients at ease.
She moved to Canberra from a small coastal town in New Zealand when she was 16 so she loves to go to the coast at any given opportunity with her husband and animals.
Trina has been dental assisting for over 20 years, both in general and specialist practices. In this time she has completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and Dental Assisting Radiography. Since moving back to Canberra after being away from the area for the past 18 years, Trina is enjoying venturing into the new area of prosthodontics, expanding her knowledge and gaining more experience in a specialist setting.
Outside of work Trina is enjoying re-exploring the Canberra region and introducing her husband to the area, along with spending time with family and friends.
Jo is our in-house lab technician. Jo hails from Korea where he trained and worked as a Dental Technician, prior to moving to Australia with his wife.
Jo has worked in a number of laboratories and dental practices over the years, gaining valuable experience and skills which allow him to contribute to Canberra Prosthodontics’ provision of excellent patient care by fabricating various components in our in-house laboratory for use in the clinic.
Jo loves to indulge in the occasional Korean Fried Chicken binge, as well as go camping in the Australian bush with his extended family.