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Meet the Team at Pure Dental Toowoomba

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Thea, Senior Dental Nurse

Thea has been with Pure Dental Toowoomba since the early days and has been instrumental in helping Nicola build the practice to what it is today.

Thea is our in house trainer for all things associated with dental nursing. From training all new staff to updating changes to procedures or inhouse training when we purchase new equipment like our 3d scanner with printer. Thea has transitioned into an admin role at reception, overseeing stock ordering and helping staff in surgery when required.

Thea has two beautiful children, Yani & Sophia who take up most of her free time along with their pet lizard Spike!

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Georgia, Senior Dental Nurse

Georgia joined Pure Dental Toowoomba in October 2021 following Brooke’s departure to Townsville. Georgia has been a huge asset to our team, excelling in her role as Dental Nurse in Dr. Nicola’s rooms. Georgia’s photographic memory enables her to pick up procedures and knowledge very quickly making her indispensable. Outside her role as Dr. Nicola’s nurse, Georgia is studying a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Southern Queensland. Georgia’s long-term goal is to be a Registered Nurse or paramedic.

In her limited downtime, Georgia is nurturing her dog Bear and five Guinea Pigs, Louis, George Costanza, Harvey, Snoop Dog, and El Chapo.

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Emily, Senior Dental Nurse

Emily has been with us at Pure Dental Toowoomba since early 2021 and has found an absolute passion for dentistry. Whilst starting as a sterilization and oral hygiene therapist nurse, she has worked along side both Dr. Helene Benadie & now you’ll find her working with Dr Nicola. Emily embraces all facets of the Pure Dental Toowoomba ethos, excelling in patient care and ensuring a happy team environment.

In her spare time, you will find Emily at the park with her daughter, Clementine, and her dog, Penelope.

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Florence, Sterilization & Hygiene Nurse

Florence also known as ‘Flo’ in the practice, joined our team early 2022. She was working previously as an Early Childhood educator before making her career decision to join the dental health industry. She moved here from the Philippines in 2014. She has a 16-year-old son living in the Philippines but is hoping to have him join her here soon. She was living in Brisbane for a few years until she met her husband, Simon, then she made the move to Toowoomba in 2020.

Her favourite part about being a dental nurse, so far, is the variety of challenges she is faced with daily, and working with Emma-Kate to improve their patient’s dental health.

In her spare time, you will see her catching up with friends, going to gym, cooking and making delicious food we’ve yet to taste!

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Jess O’Mara, Business Manager

She’s back! After being on maternity leave since 2020, Jess is back working part-time, behind the scenes with Dr Nicola & the Pure Dental Toowoomba team.

Jess helped Dr Nicola start the practice in 2017 but left to have her 2 kids, Billy who recently turned 3 & Georgie who is 18 months old.

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Emma-Kate Hanson, Oral Hygiene Therapist

Emma-Kate our Oral Hygiene Therapist joined the Pure Dental Toowoomba team in January 2021 after completing her studies in Rockhampton. Emma-Kate has been a dental assistant for 8 years before she decided she wanted to be on the other side of the chair and become a clinician. Emma enjoys all aspects of dentistry but particularly teeth whitening, and introducing children to the dentist in a fun, interactive way.

In her spare time Emma enjoys camping, going to the beach with her dog Ava, surfing and just got married to her partner, Andrew in May 2022.

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William Shelford, Oral Hygiene Therapist

Exciting News! William officially joined the Pure Dental Toowoomba Toowoomba Team in May 2023! William grew up in Mackay and for the last 6 months both he and his partner Georgia, have been travelling the East Coast of Australia in a camper trailer.

Before their travels, William worked in Mackay as an Oral Health Therapist and has performed extensive dental treatment on patients of all ages. Fun Fact: William & Emma-Kate went to uni together in Rockhampton.

In his spare time, William enjoys camping, hiking, exploring and anything outdoors!

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Meet the Team at Pure Dental Toowoomba | (07) 4646 2512