I’ve always loved working with people and working with my hands. I was artistic as a child and loved sciences as well. Dentistry allowed me to work with people and their health while still doing something pretty creative. I’ve always felt it is an amazing combination of art and science.
Throughout school I was always interested in health sciences, and have always enjoyed helping people. Dentistry always seemed like a good fit for me, but it was only when I got into studying dentistry at university and then treating patients that I understood how versatile and complex the practice of dentistry is, and how much there is to learn and grow within the profession. Since graduating I have not stopped learning and evolving.
During my school years I was really into the creative arts, biology and health subjects and these are what I did best and enjoyed the most. I figured dentistry would be a great mix of these subjects as a career, so I did some work experience at a local community dental clinic.
Winter is here! No matter how hard we try, sometimes we just can’t seem to escape those winter woes. On those blustery, bleak days, it’s not surprising we crave a warm hit of spice in our lives. And when it comes to spicing things up, there’s no better place to start than our OG fave spice. Yes we’re talking about the one and only cinnamon!
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On the road to pearly whites, brushing will only get you so far. Just like you, we’ve got a thing for white teeth, which set us on the path to developing our mighty little whitening pen. We are super proud of our low-sensitivity dentistry darling, made with food grade Hydrogen Peroxide to brighten teeth and gently clean tooth enamel, without the irritation.
Earth Day is on its way! The team at Gem love to celebrate this day on April 22nd by committing to make small changes to our everyday lives that can make a big difference. The way we see it, being environmentally friendly doesn’t necessarily mean you are living without luxuries. Instead, it means being conscious of your consumption and reducing avoidable waste. We have compiled a list of 10 of our favourite ways to stay sustainable and get a double hit of feeling fabulous! After all, doing the right things feels pretty terrific. So have a read and see if you can join us in implementing these small but mighty steps.
I had braces when I was younger to correct a crooked front tooth. I loved how a simple change made such a difference to my confidence. I wanted to be able to do this for other people so I started doing some work experience and it was love at first sight!
Valentine’s Day may have become a commercial affair, but it’s also the perfect excuse to celebrate the greatest love in your life and the most important relationship you will ever have… the one with yourself! Here are some of our favourite finds this year that we’re mildly obsessed with. So go on, shower yourself in love. You deserve it.
Hello new year, hello new you. After a rocky 2020, we’re not really up for throwing ourselves in to a pain cave, with extreme elimination diets, grueling exercise schedules and punishing personal growth plans. Instead, we’re all about simple, little changes that make a big difference. We think 2021 is the year to go easy and show yourself a little love. And these simple tips to get some nasty toxins out of your life are a good place to start. The only thing you have to do is commit to buying a different version of something you’re already buying. It doesn’t get any simpler than that!
I have understoodtheimportance of oral health andtheimpact that it has on your general health pretty much my whole life. My father and uncle are bothdentists andthey founded Sydney Holistic Dental Centre intheearly 1980s. Because oftheir influence andthewaythey practicedentistry, I guessthere was always a chance that I would continue onthelegacy. I also have a background in professional sport as well as strength and conditioning training so, even before I was adentistI have always been interested in health and human performance.
My first job during my high school holidays as a dental assistant in a combined orthodontic and general practice clinic gave me great insight into the profession. I loved that dentistry was a combination of art and science and you can help others from a toothache to creating a beautiful smile. Besides, I could see that dentistry can lead to different career pathways.
I was on holidays in New Zealand after year 12 exams and my uncle's nurse called in sick. He asked if I would come to the clinic and hold the sucker and that was it for me after one day. I rang my mum in Perth and had her change all my uni preferences from Japanese/economics to dentistry. Lucky I got in!