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Natalie Gardner, Dental Hygienist/Therapist

Natalie began her career as a dental chair side assistant in 1989 at age 15 inspired by a trip to the dentist with her father.

Natalie Gardner, Dental HygienistShe holds a Certificate in Dental Assisting 1993; Dental Radiography 1994; Oral Health Education 1997 of which she was awarded a Merit of Achievement; OPG radiography; In office Teeth Whitening 2012 and Local Anaesthesia 2013. Additionally, she holds a Cert IV in Assessment and Workplace Training 2005.

Natalie graduated with a Diploma of Dental Hygiene (DDH) in 1999. With 30 years of experience she had been a clinical tutor at the Adelaide University teaching Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Oral Health. She has held position of Lecturer of Dental Assisting at Gilles Plains TAFE. She has been the external course co-ordinator for the Cert in Dental Radiography for the Australian Dental Association. Natalie also had the pleasure of conducting dental Experiments with Prof. Lindsay Richards as a Higher Education Officer. She attends continuing practice development courses regularly.

Natalie is a member of the Dental Hygiene Association and is a registered dental practitioner/ dental hygienist with the Dental Board of Australia (AHPRA). In her spare time, she is a devoted mother of twins and has a passion for interior design of which she has ungone further education, completing a TAFE Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration 2019.
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