General and Periodontal Dental Hygienist
Leanne is our senior Periodontal Hygienist with over 34 years of clinical experience. She completed training in Adelaide in 1984 at the first Dental Hygiene training institution in Australia, the Centre for Dental Studies Gillies Plains, and gained clinical experience with undergraduate dentists in the Royal Adelaide Dental Hospital. She worked in private practice in Adelaide for 5 years, then spent time overseas and settled back in Sydney in 1990.
Leanne has a loyal following of many patients who have been in her care for up to 20 or more years. In 1991 she did advanced periodontal training with Anna Pattison PdD L.A., and was in the first group of dental hygienists to be trained in Local Anaesthetics at Newcastle University in 2005. Over time, Leanne has developed a particular style, skill-set and techniques, and she has trained and mentored other hygienists with her unique approach to treating moderate to severe gum disease. More recently Leanne has developed a particular interest in the proven links between periodontal and systemic health.
Leanne has an incredible passion for her work and thrives on achieving wonderful results in her treatment and management of periodontal gum disease. Her attendance at top scientific conferences, such as PG Melbourne 2017 (Uni of Melbourne), means she grasps the latest research on Oral and Systemic diseases such as diabetes, cardio-vascular, rheumatoid arthritis etc.
Leanne is a member of the Australian Society of Periodontology and a Member of the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia. When not working, Leanne enjoys photography, camping, swimming, travelling and Aikido / Japanese Martial arts.