Tennille has a gentle, caring and calm approach to her work which can put even the most anxious of patients at ease. Tennille is always happy to share her knowledge, and particularly enjoys treating children and setting them (as well as grownups) on the path to a lifetime of great teeth.
She holds dual qualifications as a dental hygienist and dental therapist. In her role as a dental therapist, Tennille is qualified to perform examinations, place fillings, fissure sealants and remove baby teeth for patients up to 19 years of age. Her role as a dental hygienist involves the cleaning and polishing of teeth, treatment of periodontal (gum) disease, taking X-rays and impressions and giving advice to help patients prevent dental problems.
Tennille obtained her Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology) degree from the University of Canberra in 2002, and her Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Oral Health) from the University of Queensland in 2007. Upon completion of her studies Tennille joined the Preventive Dentistry team in January 2008, and also works at ACT Health in Child and Youth Dental Services.
Tennille is currently the Secretary of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association (ADOHTA) ACT Branch.
Tennille grew up in Canberra and attended St Clare’s College. Outside of work, she enjoys travel, shopping, movies, dining out and spending time with family. Married in early 2015, Tennille and her husband have recently welcomed their first child Toby. Tennille is currently on maternity leave and plans to return to work in 2017.