Melissa began her career as a dental assistant but quickly fell in love with the dental profession and was eager to find a way to become more involved in the day-to-day care of her patients.
This desire inspired her to complete a Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Adelaide.
Melissa believes that the mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body, so it is important to work with the patient and educate them on the importance of prevention and maintenance in order to create a holistic care plan for each individual.
Melissa loves working with children and building rapport in order to make them comfortable in the dental setting. She regularly attends courses to continue to improve her skills and knowledge. On her days off, she enjoys hiking, painting and trying new food.