Check out the August
Bite Magazine for Angela's story
Angela was born and educated in Auckland New Zealand and graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in Otago in 1991. After graduating, Angela immediately moved to Australia to work for 2 years in the La Trobe Valley, Victoria. Here she gained brilliant mentoring from Dr Peter Kingsbury who was able to pass on a wealth of knowledge about the technical intricacies of practical Dentistry as well as educating her through trips to the Opera in Melbourne.
Later Angela was fortunate to land a job in Brighton Beach Melbourne where she was mentored by Dr Pamela Dalgleish. Pamela passed on the empathy, humour and gentleness that is so needed in the dental profession, as well as the social obligation of contributing to society. Angela was offered a 50% share in the Brighton Beach practice where she spent many happy years.
Angela realised how much she loved dentistry and how lucky she was to have a profession that she was not only good at, but felt fulfilled when patients left delighted with her work.
Angela worked part time in a Private Dental Practice in Broome and then full time as a public service dentist located at the Broome Regional Hospital where she was continually stretched and challenged emotionally, physically, technically and professionally.
Angela gained experience that is only available in remote areas and had the privilege of treating the patients of Broome as well travelling to Bidyadanga, One Arm Point, Lombadina/Djaridjin and Beagle Bay. She began to treat children under General Anaesthetic and gained credential with WACHS as a Dental Practitioner.
During her time in the public service, Angela was lucky enough to have a wonderful year serving the patients at BRAMS and thoroughly enjoyed her days there getting to know the lovely staff and patients.
Angela left the public service and was unexpectedly given the opportunity to start her own Dental Practice in Broome. Her vision is to create a fun and happy place to work as well as serve and contribute to the Broome community.