Hi, I’m Joanne and I have been working with the team at Dentistry on Parkside as an Registered Oral Health Therapist, previously known as a Registered Dental Therapist and Hygienist since 2015. I grew up in Malaysia and moved to Christchurch in 2008. After graduating with a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBiomedSC) majoring in Microbiology and Immunity. I then commenced with a Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) at the University of Otago.
My role at Dentistry on Parkside is an incredibly enjoyable one, focused on early prevention and treatment. I am passionate about empowering people in making changes and adopting habits to maintain a healthy mouth, as the mouth is a window to your overall health. Previously, I have also worked with the Community Dental Services and I delight in working with children and adolescents.
Outside of work, I enjoy travelling, my latest adventure took me on a 2 month European getaway. I also have a penchant for reading, writing, arts and crafts, music and video/board games.