Oral Health Therapists
Oral Health Therapists possess qualifications in dental therapy and dental hygiene and undertake 3 years of University training. Dental and Oral Health Therapists have a strong preventive focus and are strongly committed to fostering positive attitudes to oral health .
Christine, Oral health therapist
Born and raised in Sydney, Christine graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Sydney in 2015. It was clear early on that she had chosen the right professional path as she was awarded an Academic Scholarship, and then went on to receive the University of Sydney Academic Merits prize award in 2013.
Christine chose to start working in specialist orthodontic practices as an Oral Health Therapist at the end of 2015, and since then hasn’t looked back. When she isn’t busy in the clinic, Christine loves to take her skills elsewhere, and regularly provides free dental treatment to the homeless and disadvantaged communities. It is this kindness and compassion that makes her so popular with her patients, and enables her to put anybody and everybody at ease.
Her care for others has guided her to further afield, and in the past Christine has travelled overseas to provide dental and nutritional help to the less fortunate families of Cambodia. She loves nothing more than seeing her patients go from strength to strength, and hearing their stories and catching up brightens up her day.
Barsha, Oral health therapist
Barsha graduated from Charles Sturt University with Bachelors of Oral Health (hygiene/therapy) in 2014 and since then has worked in multiple practices in both the public and private sector in NSW and ACT. Since then, she has been following her passion in the orthodontic field and prides herself on keeping herself up to date with new procedures, so she can always answer any questions a patient may have!
Barsha loves working with the orthodontic specialists at Smile Team, and collaborates closely to provide the best care to her patients. Helping others is a huge passion of hers and has led her to rural areas of Australia to volunteer at dental facilities that serve the Aboriginal communities there. It’s not the first time she has travelled for her craft. Barsha visited Nepal to provide dental treatment to people in need, and it’s this caring streak that makes her such a popular, valued member of Smile Team Orthodontics!
Once you know about her empathy for others, it won’t surprise you to read that she thinks the best aspect of her job is seeing a patient with a happy face and a confident smile at the end of their treatment. When she isn’t in the clinic, you’re likely to find her in the kitchen baking up a storm, shopping with her friends, or outside enjoying the natural beauty of the great outdoors.