OUR ORAL HEALTH THERAPISTS
Tracey's Profile Here
Oral Health Therapist
B.O.H (Newcastle) Grad Dip D.T (Dux - Dental Therapy)
Tracey has been working as an Oral Health Therapist for Word of Mouth Dentistry for over 7 years. Prior to joining our team Tracey has worked in all aspects of the dental industry where she began her career as a Dental Assistant and worked as a sales assistant for various dental equipment companies. Tracey has dedicated most of her life to the dental industry for 30 years and decided to become an Oral Health Therapist as it was a natural stepping stone for her knowing nothing else but Dentistry.
Tracey studied her Bachelor of Oral Health at Newcastle University and achieved runner up status to DUX and was also awarded the Australian Dental Association Award for Professionalism. Once qualified Tracey decided to return to University and complete a Graduates Diploma in Dental Therapy where she was awarded DUX.
More recently Tracey decided to add Adult Scope of Practice to her qualifications which allows her to perform examinations and restorations on adult patients.
"I love being a Oral Health Therapist as everyday I can help my patients achieve better oral health which in turn can improve their overall health and build self-confidence by improving smiles. I challenge myself everyday to provide the absolute best, pain free treatment possible while having a little fun with my patients to make their appointment enjoyable. I come to work everyday after 7 years and feel like I'm with family!"
Speaking of family Tracey is married with two beautiful children a girl and boy. In addition, she has a beautiful chocolate Labrador dog called Roxy and a bearded dragon called Finn. Tracey enjoys camping and traveling particularly in the U.S.,a passion for her late horse of 38 years (she will likely get another family member soon). "I believe that animals should always be a part of any family as it teaches responsibility and love."
Oral Health Therapist
B.O.H (Uni. Syd.) (Dux - Dental Hygiene)
Alannah has been part of our team for 2 years coming into her 3rd year now. Prior to working at Word of Mouth Dentistry Alannah worked in the retail and hospitality industires. Alannah completed her Bachelor in Oral Health in 2015 at the University of Sydney and has since become a qualifed Orofacial Myologist in 2018.
Alannah has always wanted to work in health and take care of people. She has a perfectionist attitude and felt that dentistry fitted both those categories. Alannah also really enjoys making people smile and wanting to smile!
"What i enjoy most about my role is being able to educate patients about their overall wellness that stems from signs and symptoms within their mouths, especially children with airway issues and OSA. My particular favourite procedure is restoring front teeth after an injury and the patient cannot decipher between which tooth was fixed and which was wasn't."
In her spare time Alannah likes to go to the gym and be with her friends, you will also find her binge watching the latest greatest TV series on netflix.
Oral Health Therapist
B.O.H (Uni. Syd.)
With over 13 years of experience in the dental industry, Diana is certainly passionate about Dentistry.
Diana graduated in 2013 from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Oral Health degree making her dual-qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist. She has since gained experience in a number of practices across Sydney, ranging from the Northern and Eastern suburbs, to the Inner West and the Sutherland shire, working alongside Paediatric Specialists and other leaders of the dental field, treating both adults and children.
Diana has had specific training in Teeth Whitening procedures and additional training in Advanced Clinical Practice in Dental Therapy in order to perform restorative treatment for adult patients.
Diana has amassed a significant amount of knowledge within the field of dentistry. She diligently pursues experiences which develop her ability, participating in a variety of continuing education programs in order to continually provide her patients with the highest standard of clinical care.
Diana strives to make her patients comfortable and those who are anxious about dental treatment feel at ease, her patients leave having felt cared for. She takes great pride in informing and empowering her patients to continue on a path of preventative oral hygiene.
Outside of work, Diana has her own hand-made candle business, enjoys spending time with her husband and stays active by going to the gym and doing Pilates.
Oral Health Therapist
B.O.H (Charles Sturt Uni.) Cert III (D.A.) Cert IV (Business Mgt.)
Atefa graduated from Charles Sturt University as an Oral Health Therapist in 2014 with a distinction average and received the University Dean's Award two years running in 2013 and 2014 for academic excellence. Atefa also received the 2014 Dental Hygienist Association of Australia Award for demonstrating outstanding skills and commitment to dental hygiene and achieving excellent grades in the Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy/ Hygiene).
Upon finishing her degree, Atefa further went to develop her skills as a clinician by finishing a graduate year program with Sydney University working in and around Northern Central Tablelands before joining our team in 2016.
At Word of Mouth Dentistry Atefa provides routine dental hygiene treatments for all ages and dental therapy treatment for children and young adolescence.
Atefa has experience working in both the public and private sector and her commitment in continued professional development allows her to provide up to date dental treatment for her patients. She often attends courses to broaden her knowledge and techniques.
Before becoming an Oral Health Therapist Atefa was working as a dental assistant for 6 years. During her dental assistant years she noticed that there were shortages in providing preventative dental education and treatment as she would see people coming in for emergency dental treatment that otherwise could have been prevented. Atefa saw an opportunity that she could provide oral health education, treatment and tools for patients in more depth while working as an Oral Health Therapist. This would not only make a difference to the patient’s oral health but hopefully other members of the family as well.
"Being an Oral Health Therapist allows me to work both with adults and children and provide important preventative dental care and education to them. I am able to see the difference clinically dental treatments I provide makes for my patient and their families. I love the fact that I meet new people everyday from diverse backgrounds and professions and get to know them whilst providing education and tools to help them reach their oral health goals.
Coming in for dental treatment sometimes can be very daunting and people can be anxious about it. I think the biggest satisfaction comes from seeing anxious patients who may have hated dental visits become comfortable with their dental appointments. Knowing that I am making a difference, not just in people's oral health but overall health and quality of life."
Atefa enjoys spending time with family and friends, swimming, playing volleyball, tennis and bushwalking.