The orthodontic assistants ensure our patients are comfortable and cared for throughout their appointment and their treatment.
Our orthodontic assistants all complete a Certificate III in Dental Assisting and some have a Certificate IV in Dental Assisting, they also continue to do further training at various courses and are encouraged to do so. The Clinical Supervisor directs the staff throughout our busy morning and afternoon times and oversees the overall running of the clinic.
The dental assistant at South East Orthodontics includes:
Emma started her dental career in general dentistry in 2011 and completed Certificate III in Dental Assisting at RMIT University in 2012 and Certificate IV in Radiography in 2016. Emma joined the team at South East Orthodontics in April 2014. When Emma isn’t at work, she loves to spend time with her family and friends.
Maree started working at South East Orthodontics in November 2018 as a trainee dental nurse. Maree loves assisting patients to achieve their best smile. Outside of work she loves spending time with her family, friends socialising and with her puppy dog Olive.
Jo joined South East Orthodontics in 2001. Jo has been working in the Dental profession for about 15 years. She completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2000. Jo’s main role at SEO has been as a clinical assistant. In 2005 Jo left on maternity leave to have her first child and has come back as a casual employee on and off over the years in between having a family. Outside of work Jo enjoys spending time with her husband, three young boys, her daughter and playing netball.
Elley joined the South East Orthodontics team in 2016. She commenced her dental career in 2010, completing a Certificate III in Dental Assisting, followed by a Certificate IV in Dental Radiography in 2014. Elley has always enjoyed being involved and helping patients. Outside of work she enjoys being active and spending time with her partner Jai & daughter Sunny.
Teaghan joined South East orthodontics in 2015. Teaghan completed her Certificate III Dental Assisting at RMIT University in 2016. Teaghan has always had an interest in dental assisting and loves to be able to help make her patients smile. Outside of work Teaghan loves to socialise, spend time at the beach with her partner Nathan & daughter Indi and of course Puppy Bentley. Teaghan & her family are currently awaiting the arrival of baby No.2 & are very excited to see Indi become a big Sister in late 2020.
Arnesa has been part of South East Orthodontics since 2009. Arnesa attained her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2006. Arnesa works as a Receptionist and Dental Assistant. She enjoys working in the dental field because of the interaction with the patients. Arnesa enjoys gardening, reading and spending time with her husband and children.
Franca has been with South East Orthodontics since 2007. She has been dental assisting for over 25yrs and has her Certificate III Dental Assisting. Her roles include clinical assistant/receptionist, management of clear sequential aligner cases (Invisalign and Spark Aligners) and deband correspondence. Franca enjoys interacting with people and loves the girls she works with. She has two sons and enjoys spending time with her large extended family and catching up with friends. In her spare time she likes decorating, pilates, listening to music and walking.
Poppy started her dental career in general dentistry in 2019 and completed Certificate III in Dental Assisting at RMIT University in 2021. Poppy joined the team at South East Orthodontics in March 2022. When Poppy isn’t at work she loves to spend time with her partner Matt, her family and her dog Bibble.
Kim started working at South East Orthodontics in 2022, and has been a Dental Assistant for more than 4 years. Kim loves seeing the transition of patients smiles throughout their treatment, and enjoys being a part of such big changes. Outside of work Kim loves to travel, spend time with friends and family and loves to cook.
Kat has been working in general dentistry for 20 years and started at South East Orthodontics in 2022.
Kat has a passion for all things teeth and when she is not at work she is kept busy with her four children and her dog.
She enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her partner, family and friends.
Jemma started her dental career in general dentistry in 2019 and completed Certificate III in Dental Assisting at Chisholm Institute in 2021. Jemma joined the team at South East Orthodontics in January 2023. When Jemma isn’t at work, she loves to spend time with her family, going camping and enjoys shopping.