– MEET THE TEAM –
Jane | Practice Manager
Jane joined the team as Practice Manager in 2013. She has been working in the dental industry for over 10 years, previously fulfilling roles as an office coordinator and dental assistant gaining experience and knowledge in many areas of dentistry. Since joining the team she has found Orthodontics the most rewarding out of all dental fields and strongly believes in the importance of dental and facial harmony.
Jane spends a lot of time behind the scenes with administrative support for the practice She also supports the practices delivery of care and organises continuing education and training for all staff members to make sure they keep-up-to date with the latest technology and techniques to deliver the best results. With clinical experience she also ensures the practice runs smoothly in a harmonious operating environment.
She has recently completed her diploma of Practice Management and also has an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design and Communication and Certificate III in Business Administration.
Fiona | Dental Hygienist
Fiona joined our team in 2008 and is a qualified Dental Hygienist having been part of the industry for over 1O years. Fiona obtained her Bachelor of Oral Health qualifications from The Newcastle University in 2008. She is registered with the Australian Dental Board (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and is a member of the Australian Periodontal Society and the NSW Dental Hygienist Association.
Previously she worked as a Dental Assistant and Receptionist in private dental practices, including the specialties of Orthodontics and Oral Surgery.
‘I am passionate about providing the most thorough patient care possible, and my main focus is to promote oral health and preventative dental care.’
Fiona is attentive and enjoys nurturing patient relationships. Fiona insures that our patients maintain an excellent level of oral hygiene during their treatment. She is also trained in Suresmile, Incognito lingual braces and lnvisalign and assists with many of the clinical procedures during treatment.
Fiona is known for her delicate and gentle touch and is very skilled in all aspects of orthodontic treatment especially the handling of lingual braces and non-traumatic appliance removal.
In her free time, Fiona enjoys spending time with her husband and two gorgeous girls. She loves spending time at the beach, and reading books. Fiona also enjoys sailing both yachts and skiffs for pleasure and racing.
Preema | Dental Hygienist
Preema graduated from Oral Health in 2011 from the University of Newcastle. She started working in Orthodontics immediately after graduating with one of her professors. After a a couple of years she wanted to make sure she was exposed to all facets of dentistry and hence worked in general practice for 6 years. During those years she realised that her true passion was in orthodontics and has been back at it since 2018. She missed seeing her patients experience a surge in confidence as their treatment progressed. Preema has a passion in building strong rapports with her patients.
In her free time Preema tries her hand at being an amateur foodie, and is always up for an adventure. In the last few years she has taken up a great interest in makeup and fashion, and when the opportunity presents it self, modelling for a few niche designers.
Shanny | Oral Health Therapist
Shanny has been working within the orthodontic industry since starting a Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Sydney in 2007. She has further studied her graduate certificate in Oral Health Science at the University of Adelaide.
Shanny is dual qualified with an extended scope in adult therapy and applies this in general practice. From education to supplying supportive therapy and information during orthodontic treatment, Shanny assists in orthodontic procedures and the care of our patients.
We are very lucky to have Shanny as part of our orthodontic team with her extensive experience and knowledge.
Outside of work Shanny enjoys strength training and cycling. She also loves trying new foods and caring for her dogs Wesley and Frankie.
Jenni | Oral Health Therapist
Jenni began her career in dentistry in 2004 and holds a Bachelor of Oral Health Degree from the University of Sydney where she was awarded the Oral B prize, the NSW Dental Therapy Association Prize as well as the University of Sydney Academic Merit Prize.
In 2015 Jenni completed the Master Implant Program with Brener Implant Institute. In 2016, Jenni completed a post-graduate certificate in Oral Health Science with the University of Adelaide to expand her knowledge and widen her scope of treatment planning and care. Prior to Dentistry, Jenni also completed a Bachelor of Engineering Computer Systems in 2006.
Jenni is very much part of our orthodontic family having previously had orthodontic treatment as an adult within our practice and being mentored and taught by Dr Nour Tarraf at university. We are very honored to have Jenni as part of our team.
Away from work, Jenni enjoys spending quality time with her two special daughters and learning the piano.
Hogai | Oral Health Therapist
Hogai works alongside our orthodontists, caring for patients by carrying out orthodontic procedures and ensuring patients maintain optimal oral health during the course of their treatment. Hogai has a strong passion for promoting and providing preventative dental care and believes optimal oral health is an integral part of an individual’s overall health and wellbeing.
Hogai began working in orthodontics in 2010 and has since developed a passion for the field. When you meet her in person, her professional, friendly and gentle approach along with her passion and commitment to her role will not go unnoticed. She is hardworking, diligent and approachable and will ensure all your needs and concerns regarding treatment has been addressed at each visit. In addition to working in private practice, she is also a Clinical Educator at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Sydney teaching the Bachelor of Oral Health program.
Hogai graduated from the University of Sydney completing:
· Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry & Pharmacology)
· Bachelor of Oral Health
· Master of Public Health
Outside the practice, Hogai enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and hiking.
Debbie | Receptionist
Debbie has a strong history with our evolving practice and is well known for her friendly, bubbly personality at our front desk. Debbie has over 15 years experience in the Orthodontic Industry and 7 years with General Dentistry.
Debbie is responsible for all front desk duties and patient treatment coordination, accommodating the needs of both patients and parents in all aspects of their orthodontic journey. She is also trained in Suresmile, Incognito and Invisalign, keeping our patients well informed about all their orthodontic options. Debbie enjoys welcoming new and existing patients to our practice.
‘My favorite part of the job is watching patients grow throughout treatment and seeing their beautiful final result.’
Debbie’s joy of working around people make her great at what she does. Away from work, Debbie is a very proud mother of two, surviving two HSC’s! She is very family orientated enjoying family getaways, picnics and movies. Debbie loves all things natural from food to positive, happy living.
Amie | Accounts and Treatment Coordinator
Amie has been with our practice since 2002. Over the years, Amie has grown with the practice and is experienced in Treatment Planning and Coordination, Front Office and Marketing. Amie became Practice Manager in 2012, handling financial aspects of the practice and day to day operations.
She holds qualifications in Small Business Management and Health Administration. For Amie, the practice and its patients are more like an extended family and she loves working within such a great team. Amie knows a lot about the ins and outs of orthodontic treatment and has helped hundreds of patients through their orthodontic treatment.
Amie now has a beautiful baby daughter ‘Amelia’ and is continuing her role part time as one of our treatment coordinators.
‘I love meeting new patients and families and helping them start their orthodontic journey. The best part of my job is getting to know our patients and educating them on their treatment options. It is very rewarding seeing patients achieve their ideal orthodontic result.’
Away from work, Amie enjoys spending time with family and friends, swimming with her baby girl, walking and aerobics.
Jackie | Treatment Coordinator
Jackie joined the team in 2016 and is responsible for welcoming new patients into the practice, explaining treatment options and answering any questions patients may have when they are about to embark on orthodontic treatment.
Jackie brings with her an extensive history within the Dental, Medical and Sales industry. She has previous experience as a Dental Nurse and her nursing career saw her operating a Heart-Lung machine used for both children and adults. Most recently Jackie worked as a Dental Sales Representative.
‘During my years liaising with Sydney dental specialist clinics, this practice certainly stood out. I am thrilled to now be part of the team and thoroughly enjoy seeing the results of happy patients at the end of their treatment.’
Outside of work, Jackie likes to keep fit and care for her loyal dog of 12 years and 19 year old parrot.