“You can rest assured of the highest standard of hygiene practices. We are committed to ongoing training and keeping up to date with industry developments. And we are focused on making your next dental experience memorable for all the right reasons.”
Dr Monica O’Malley – Dentist
“Outside the Orifice”, my hobbies include reading, cooking, music, food, wine, motorcycling, gardening and learning to sit still and meditate! I am supported by my life partner – Scott and we have two dogs – BIddy and Capper.
I play double seconds in a Trinidadian Steel Pan Band called ‘Hot Pans on Fire”. The band was formed in Marysville in 2009 after the Black Saturday fires as a community recovery initiative. My fellow band members were impacted on that day, their lived changed forever. They are a constant source of inspiration to me and proof of the power of human capacity through positivity. The Band has now performed countless gigs since 2009 and in 2014 we took our message to the world when we toured the south of France. Visit www.trianglecommunitysteelbands.com.au
Gardening for me has been a growing obsession. In 2008 (just prior to Black Saturday), I arrived at my current home in Toolangi, in the Yarra Ranges, to a garden that consisted of an acre of grass. Since then I have the great pleasure of transforming it into a colourful and quirky landscapes space. Gardening is a hobby I am passionate about and one that has taught me a lot about getting your hands dirty as you strive to make a difference in the world.
The creation of a garden has proved to be an ideal metaphor for building a business and a local service. Both are proof of the power of hard work, optimism and patience. My garden has shown me we are all in a constant state of evolution and that anything is possible.
What gets me out of bed in the morning? Making a difference in the world through the care of others.
Dr Katharine Dal Santo – Dentist
I wanted to become a dentist after knocking out a tooth during a waterskiing accident as a twelve year old. My dentist was fantastic, and I was fascinated by the procedures he used to save my tooth. This made me realise that I wanted to be a dentist, and has inspired me to effectively communicate with my patients. So please, if you have any questions just ask!
I have many years of dental experience, I was originally an oral health therapist before studying further to become a dentist. I love my work and particularly enjoy getting to know all my patients!
But there is more to me than dentistry. I play hockey, hike and am a puzzle addict. I also love the outdoors, especially walking my dogs. Now that you know a little about me, I’d love to know more about you and be Your New Dentist.
Stef – Dental Nurse
Stef loves chatting to patients and making them feel welcome the the practice. She is continuously obtaining knowledge about running a dental practice and contributing to the dental community in a way that allows her to be the best dental assistant she can be.
Stef is doing further study and does volunteer programs in remote Australia and overseas to assist where there is a lack of education and resources for dental health.
Outside of work Stef loves spending time outdoors, bush walking, catching up with friends, walking her dog and playing netball. Traveling overseas is one of her passions too, she is very grateful to have had the opportunity to do this and is look forward to move travelling adventures in the future.
Tracey – Dental Nurse
Hi my name is Tracey, I started Dental Assisting in 1989, completing my Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 1990, and I’m now in my 28th year in the industry. I have worked in many different types of practices, both public and private, in all aspects of dentistry.
I fell in love with my very rewarding job, which I now refer to as my hobby, how lucky am I!! I enjoy looking after people, and ensuring that your dental experience is a surprisingly pleasant one. I’m very excited to be apart of such a dynamic team who really care and are dedicated to making such a difference. Love it, Love it, Love it.
The Grampians is a place I enjoy with my husband and two daughters. We stay in cabins, kind of “glamping” (a girl does need some comforts e.g. open fire, hot running water) where we do a lot of hiking, bushwalking and scrambling over rocks, and the wild life is amazing there. You just never know what fury, spiky, scaly creature you’ll meet along the way.
We also spend a lot of time at Phillip Island with family and friends, fishing, having a hit of cricket on the beach, swimming, B.B.Qs, and watching the sunset. My family has been holidaying there since my Great Grandparents. Sneaking out for breakfast on the weekend with my hubby to our favorite spot, the Paper Bark Café, while our girls sleep the morning away is such a treat.
Bike riding along the Warburton trail, long walks with my crazy Cocker Spaniel, Shadow, and the occasional pop into the gym are what keep me fit. We also have many other animals living with us, a kitty cat called Asha, Henry the guinea pig, Ollie the budgie, resident possums, and fish in the pond, so I guess I have a love for animals.
I look forward to meeting you, and looking after you like I would my family and friends.
Stella – Dental Assistant
Hello my name is Stella, I began my career in the dental industry in 2015 and instantly fell in love with my job. I really enjoy working within the community and helping people achieve happiness through health.
When I’m not working, I like to visit my family located in the Yarra Valley and Gippsland Region. In my spare time I like to help my dad restore vintage motorcycles and military equipment and enjoy the great outdoors by going for lots of hikes.
I’m a bit of a travel bug and love music so any recommendations are appreciated.
I’m looking forward to meeting you.