Bayside orthodontists meet our team
At Bayside Orthodontists our team works together to create healthy, beautiful smiles for all our patients. We love seeing the results orthodontic treatment can make and are here to care for you throughout your treatment journey.
Fiona joined the Bayside Orthodontists team in 2014 as a full-time Dental Assistant after completing her Bachelor of Oral Health degree at Newcastle University, NSW. With a Vietnamese background, she was keen to become familiar with the Australian standard of an Orthodontic practice. Fiona speaks fluent Vietnamese and English and completed her Bachelor of Dental Technician course in Vietnam. She is now an expert of laboratory related issues at Bayside Orthodontists.
Fiona is our first, fully qualified Dental Hygienist at Bayside Orthodontists. She works in multiple fields from patient education, assessment, to supportive therapies during Orthodontic treatment and maintaining dental health. She loves helping her patients improve their tooth-brushing techniques and improve their oral hygiene. When Fiona isn’t at work she loves to cook, travel and sing karaoke, and has recently become an Australian citizen.
Annie recently celebrated 21 years with Dr Brittany after joining Dr Brittany in 2001. Annie has over 29 years of experience as a dental nurse. Annie is known for coming to work sprinkling happiness and fun throughout the practice and loves nothing more than meeting new patients and connecting with the families.
Happy patients and delivering customer service excellence as a team is Annie's number 1 priority.
Annie is married, has a teenage boy, and can you believe it - a 20-year-old cat! Travel and cooking are Annie's passions outside of work.
New Patient Coordinator
Karen is a fully qualified dental assistant with certificate III and IV qualifications. She has been in the dental field since 2018 and joined the Bayside team in 2021. As the new patient coordinator, Karen helps new patients from Melbourne and Stawell, our Countryside location, prepare and navigate the initial steps as part of their new patient journey prior to meeting with Dr Brittany. Karen also works in the clinic in Stawell with Dr Brittany once a month. Karen's skills continue to develop as she has a thirst for expanding her knowledge.
Outside of work, Karen is a mum of two boys and together with her husband live on a 22-acre farm with sheep. Her other passions are health and fitness heading to the gym and lifting weights 6 days a week!
Karen also loves to bake with pavlova being her specialty. Karen has a parrot called Pluto, he's an Indian Ringneck, a dog called Lola, and a cat called Puss.
Rachel grew up in outback NSW and has explored an array of careers that have always had a key focus on wellbeing, supported by her nurturing and caring disposition.
Rachel has lived locally for over 26 years now and is deeply connected to her community for both work and play.
Rachel loves to keep fit, being outdoors and being Mum to three gorgeous humans whilst seeking solace in the occasional moment of meditation with dark chocolate and peppermint tea as her go to pick me ups.
Emma grew up in Vietnam and moved to Newcastle NSW in 2014 and graduated as a Senior Nurse at Newcastle University in 2022.
After moving to Melbourne Emma joined the Bayside team and quickly established herself in the team as dedicated, hard-working as well as being committed to establishing and maintaining infection control.
Emma lives with her husband and two lovely Guinea pigs Bee and Po - 4 and 5 years of age. Outside of work, Emma enjoys baking, playing with the guinea pigs, and building miniature doll houses.
Originally from London, Caitlin joined the Bayside team in February 2023 after relocating to Melbourne in December 2022. Caitlin is over on a working holiday visa and looking to complete her regional work in the upcoming months.
Caitlin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science and has a passion for travelling and experiencing new cultures and cuisines and has a love for animals (especially her families Golden Retrievers).
Siena grew up in Melbourne and attended APC, the local high school, and joined the Bayside team in March 2022. Siena is also an ex-patient of Bayside so can give a unique perspective to patients at the clinic. Siena is currently studying for a Bachelor of Nursing degree and is due to graduate in 2024.
Siena is conversant in Japanese and recently spent three months as a Ski instructor in Niseko, Japan. Siena has a passion for skiing, being outdoors and experiencing new cultures.
Jeremy is currently studying anatomy and neuroscience at Melbourne Uni and was a previous patient of Dr Brittany!
Be sure to notice his great smile. Jeremy has a knack for connecting with our patients on all things life, school, his studies, his hobbies that include beekeeping and skateboarding and much more.
Jeremy can speak 4 languages and his favourite go-to cuisine is South American. Jeremy is dad to 2 cats and 2 rabbits.
Alex contributes to the team by assisting the team at Bayside Orthodontists throughout the day with nursing and administration.
Alex is a qualified endorsed enrolled nurse and aspiring cosmetic injector with a passion for making people feel confident with their appearance.
Alex is grateful for the knowledge and experience gained from working alongside the Bayside family. Out of work, art and being amongst nature plays a big part in Alex’s life.
Our own Smile Therapy dog
Chelsea has been with our practice for the last 5 years since she was a puppy. Her main role is to provide stress management for Dr Britt and the team. You’ll find Chelsea relaxing in reception or wandering the hall trying to see if anyone is interested in a coffee or lunch break. She enjoys providing pats for interested patients and their families. Outside of work Chelsea’s favourite past time is fetching.
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