Oral Health Therapist (Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist)
Vano has a Bachelors degree in Science (UTS) and in Oral Health (USYD) and has extensive experience in dentistry, working in the public hospital, private clinics and at specialist Paediatric dental practice. Vano believes in evidence based practice, as a dual skilled dental therapist and dental hygienist, she treats patients of all ages and is constantly keeping up to date with the latest techniques by attending various courses and conferences. She is registered with the AHPRA Dental Board and is also a member of the Australian Dental Therapist Association.
Vano strives to create a positive and relaxing environment for her patients. Her friendly and gentle approach makes it a pleasurable experience, especially for those who are nervous or anxious.
Vano loves working with children and as a dental therapist, Vano is qualified to provide general dental treatment on patients up to the age of 18 years. This includes:
* Checkups and Cleans * Preventative Sealants
* Fillings on baby teeth and adult teeth * Extractions
* Nerve treatments and crowns * Mouth guard for sports
* Check and refer for orthodontic needs (myobrace, braces, arch expanders etc)
She believes it is necessary to introduce children to the dental clinic at an early age for prevention and early intervention of any oral and general health issues. As part of the dental check up she will go through your child's sleeping and breathing habits to rule out any sleep issues which could be affecting your child's ability to learn/ quality of sleep.
As a dental hygienist, she treats patients of all ages promoting preventative oral care which includes:
* Oral hygiene instructions and dietary advice * Teeth whitening
* Simple cleans (with or without local anesthetics) * Fluoride treatment
* Complex deep cleans * Preventative sealants
Since 2014, Vano has also been a clinical educator at the University of Sydney where she supervises and teaches the clinical component of dental therapy for the final year Bachelor of Oral Health students.
Outside of dentistry, Vano’s special interests include event decorating and travelling. She is currently learning Spanish.