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Meet the Team

Blanca I.

Blanca Isaac, Dental Hygienist/Therapist

Blanca was inspired to become a dental hygienist because of the impact that oral health can have on general health. She also enjoys the personal interaction with patients and likes to provide them with quality dental care to help optimise their oral health. She earned a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from TAFE Adelaide in 1998 and then went on to complete a Bachelor of Oral Health at Adelaide University in 2005. To stay abreast of the latest dental hygiene practices, Blanca regularly takes continuing education courses. When she’s not at the practice, Blanca enjoys spending time with family, dancing, reading and listening to music.

Melissa Matthews, Reception

Melissa Matthews, Front Office Coordinator

For Melissa, dental nursing and receipting is a rewarding and fulfilling career. She particularly likes having a fast-paced job and that no two days are the same. “I am very grateful to be working in such a beautiful and outstanding clinic. Every day, I enjoy being here and learning something new.”

Above all else, Melissa finds joy in caring for patients and helping them smile again!

In 2018, Melissa earned a Certificate 3 in Dental Assisting from Open Colleges. She will be pursuing a Certificate 4 in Dental Assisting then a Certificate 3 in Health Administration to further her career goals in practice management.

Outside of the practice, Melissa plays social netball and enjoys going to the gym after work. She is new to Adelaide, so is still exploring all the beautiful activities the city has to offer.

Shelley Hunter, Front Office Coordinator

Shelley Hunter, Front Office Coordinator

In her role at the practice, Shelley enjoys the interaction with our patients and helping them achieve their dental goals. She also likes helping nervous patients relax and feel at ease while they’re visiting our practice. One of her favourite aspects of her job is listening to patients’ different life stories.

Shelley graduated from Dental Nursing School in 1996, so she has more than 20 years of experience working in the dental industry. She has attended several courses on office administration throughout her years of working. Also, Shelley constantly upgrades her first aid training and has child care clearance.

Outside of work, Shelley likes to coach, play and umpire netball. She also enjoys camping, reading and spending time with her husband and three young children. She loves living in the beautiful Adelaide Hills.

Arlene Blane, Dental Nurse

Arlene Blane
Dental Nurse

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