Working at both the Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie surgeries, I am the principal clinician at Davis Dental.
I completed my bachelor degree in Dentistry at the University of Sydney in 1984 & went on to practice in Port Hedland working in rural & remote dentistry. In 1986 I moved to Perth, setting up his own practice in 1988.
In 1990 he was accepted into the Masters Programme in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Western Australia (UWA), upon completion of his degree, I accepted a post as Senior Lecturer in School of Dentistry, UWA, progressing to the role of senior staff member on Restorative Dentistry.
In 1997 I moved to the NSW North Coast, working as a Consultant Prosthodontist in Forster, Nambucca Heads, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie and Woolgoolga.
I have a wide range of experience in prosthodontics, including complex Paediatric procedures, maxillofacial prosthetics, medically compromised patients & prosthetic cases. I have lectured on Prosthodontics in all states of Australia plus several countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas. I have a long history of involvement with the Australian Dental Association (ADA) culminating in being a member of the Executive Committee of the Federal ADA. At present my committee commitments include being vice chairman of the Schedule and Third Party Committee and Dental Instrument, Materials and Equipment committees and the Practice Support Committee of ADA NSW. I am also a member of the Federal Dental Practice committee and the Constitution and Policy committee. Finally I am chair of the specialist working group of the Federal ADA. I also have roles for the ADA liaising with the TGA, CSIRO, DVA and others. These roles allow me to be aware of what is happening at a government and regulatory level while still spending the majority of my time in Port Macquarie.
I started working with Dr Davis in 1999 as his Clinical Assistant.
During this period of time I gained a wealth of knowledge and experience as a Clinical Assistant. I have also had the opportunity to be a Patient Coordinator and in 2005 I was offered the position as Practice Manager.
I have completed my Certificate IV in Business Administration, Certificate III in Dental Assisting and Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography). I am currently undertaking my Certificate III in Sterilisation Services.
During my time at Davis Dental I have had the opportunity to attend courses in Thailand, New Zealand, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. On going education and team building is an important aspect of the Davis Dental philosophy.
“Davis Dental has a brilliant team of specialists and wonderful support staff, it is a pleasure to work with all of them….overall it is a fantastic place to work.”
I have three children which keep me very busy, I love spending my time with my family.
Port Macquarie, Practice manager
I started working in a general dental practice in 2008 and completed my certificate III in dental assisting. I have been working at Davis Dental since 2010 and I am currently studying my certificate IV in dental assisting and radiography. The things I enjoy most about working at Davis Dental are the complex treatment cases, seeing patients go through a transformation and seeing how pleased they are with the end result. In my spare time I love spending time at the beach with my husband and son.
Ashleigh Blanch – Dental Assistant
I have recently joined the Davis Dental team as a Clinical Assistant. I have worked in the dental industry since 2007. In 2008 I completed Certificate III in Dental Assisting and in 2009 I completed Certificate IV in Dental Radiography and in 2011 completed a Diploma in Practice Management.
I have experience in general dentistry and orthodontics and I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge and experience at Davis Dental with the wonderful support team.
Dental Assisting and Radiography to further my skills and knowledge in the industry. Outside of work I spend my time riding my horse and doing photography.