Linh joined the Straight Smile Centre in 2014, after completing her Bachelor of Oral Health at Adelaide University in 2013. The limited number of students accepted into that degree programme each year gain early exposure to clinical practice through placements in a range of dental settings, urban and rural. Linh discovered her love of orthodontics during this practical experience.
Linh’s interests include sport, cooking and overseas travel. She participates in netball with her colleagues from the Straight Smile Centre, and has attended ASO conferences in 2016. Linh recently completed an Insignia Smile Design programme in Sydney.
Jo joined the Straight Smile Centre in 2005. She has been a qualified dental hygienist for 27 years with 11 years in the orthodontic industry. A favourite part of her work is the one-on-one time she spends with patients, getting to know them over the course of their treatment. Her aim is to always help them feel comfortable and well looked after.
Outside of work, Jo enjoys swimming and spending time with her two teenage children, both of whom have undertaken treatment with Dr Duncan. She is heavily involved with the local swimming club, and is a representative on the Swimming SA Country Committee.
Jasmin joined the Straight Smile Centre in 2014. She finds that personal experience to be very useful in helping patients; to watch how each grows and changes throughout their orthodontic transformation is also immensely rewarding. Jasmin is keen to progress and increase her knowledge and has recently commenced studying Certificate III in Dental Assisting. She is also in the process of learning reception duties. Jasmin is captain of the Tooth Fairies – our Straight Smile Netball team.
Outside of work, Jasmin enjoys food, family time with her two-year-old, sports and shopping at K-Mart.
Karla is a loyal Straight Smile Centre team member with an easy-going and caring attitude. She starting working in orthodontics in 2001 and has over 15 years’ experience in an industry that provides her with a great deal of job satisfaction. Seeing the changes in people once they have the smile they always wanted is an outcome that she thoroughly enjoys. A commitment to enhancing her own professional development as a dental nurse has been important to Karla who has completed Certificate III in Dental Assisting.
Liana has been working at the Straight Smile Centre since 2014. At present, she is completing her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and hopes to further her knowledge and skills by studying for a Bachelor of Oral Hygiene degree. She prides herself on her outstanding customer service, and thoroughly enjoys working with the Straight Smile Centre team.
Her aim is to provide each patient with a positive experience, whatever their orthodontic needs, and she loves seeing the amazing results our doctors and staff are constantly producing.
Monica started working in orthodontics in 2012 and brings to the Straight Smile Centre the benefits of her extensive experience as a dental nurse. Ongoing professional development is important to Monica and she has completed Certificate III in Dental Assisting.
Monica loves to keep up-to-date with the latest technology and can do so regularly, given the constant improvements in specialised equipment available to orthodontists. Her positive approach to such developments is reflected in her dental assisting duties and beyond. She enjoys the opportunity to engage with patients and to explain the advantages of new technology in their treatment.
Sarah has been actively involved with the orthodontic industry for over a decade and really enjoys the positive work environment at the Straight Smile Centre. To be in a practice where everyone works really hard to get to know patients on a personal level is a source of professional satisfaction for Sarah. She, too, strives to develop a great relationship with patients of all ages and draws on her extensive knowledge of the practice to support that approach. Sarah has completed Certificate III in Dental Assisting and is always looking to enhance her qualifications through hard work and commitment.
Since becoming a member of the Straight Smile Centre in May 2014, Cortni has assisted more than 8,500 patients and believes there is nothing more rewarding than seeing someone’s confidence grow from having a brand new smile. Cortni’s attention to detail and knowledge of all aspects of the practice have made her a valuable asset to both our patients and our team, and she is always more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Cortni is Goal Keeper for the Straight Smiles Netball Team – “The Tooth Fairies”. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and shopping at K-Mart.
Jill has been a member of the Straight Smile Centre for over 20 years, and readily admits that she is proud to work with such a friendly and talented group of caring people. Her professional skills, along with her calm and empathetic nature, make her a valued member of the reception team at our Norwood practice.
Jill has two adult sons, both of whom had their orthodontic treatment completed by Dr Duncan years ago, and are still happy with the result. Working part-time allows Jill to pursue her interests of travel, reading and more recently riding her bike (in search of a good coffee).
Simon joined the Straight Smile Centre in 2003, and is an extremely skilled technician with over 13 years’ experience specifically in orthodontics. Simon fabricates all our orthodontic appliances and retainers and assists our doctors to design custom-made appliances which cater for individual treatment needs. He relishes the intricacy of the work, his work ethic reflecting his belief that every item he fashions helps to improve the life and happiness of patients.
In his spare time, Simon enjoys fishing, painting, computing, going out with friends and reading. He likes helping others, and brings a cheerfulness and happy smile to those around him.