Oral Health Therapist
Though she originally started her career in pharmacy and studied biomedicine, Michelle had always been interested in dentistry. She began by volunteering at a friend’s local practice then continued to pursue a Bachelor of Oral Health Science at La Trobe University, in Bendigo.
The two components of her coursework include hygiene and therapy.
At SelectSmiles, Michelle performs oral examinations, general and deep cleaning, root planings, perio-analysis, periodic X-rays bitewing, peri-apical and CBCT radiographs and photography.
Michelle also does restorative work including fillings, extractions, stainless steel crowns, pulpotomy and more.
Building patient rapport, supporting and maintaining optimal oral health care are two of Michelle’s favourite parts of her job.
She enjoys working with people and especially assisting nervous patients: “We work hard to to reverse patients negative past experiences and recreate much more positive experiences moving forward”.
When not at work, Michelle enjoys keeping fit and also enjoys creative art and design.