Liz was dual trained in Dental Therapy and Dental Hygiene. After working for many years in Central Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory, Liz commenced practicing privately in both Gladstone and Adelaide from 2003.
“People seem to be unsure of the limitations of their oral hygienist and oral therapist – Dental Hygienists are trained to provide treatment to adults and children including root debridement, scales and cleans, fissure sealants and oral health education. Dental Therapists are trained to provide dental treatment to children from age 4-15 including fillings, extractions of baby teeth, scaling and cleaning and oral health education.”
She endeavours to provide a positive and pleasant experience for patients, with thorough treatments and adapted information according to each individual’s needs, and aims to improve patients’ knowledge of oral health.
“There are so many products out there claiming to help your oral status that it is tricky to know which ones work, or how to use them – as part of their treatment, I go over this with my patients and discuss ways that each individual can make changes. There is nothing more rewarding than a patient returning for their next clean and I can visibly see that they have taken our advice on board and improved their oral hygiene habits.”