Experts in preventive dental care for all ages
As well as giving your teeth a dental scale and clean our dental hygienists work with our dentists to identify any problems and discuss with you your options for treatment.
For patients of all ages our hygienists also play an important role as ‘dental teachers’. Not only do they give their knowledge about how to clean and care for your smile, they aim to ensure that their patients leave with the techniques needed to keep their teeth and gums healthier for longer.
Armed with this knowledge, good dental habits can be built and patients can avoid decay, painful toothaches and costly fillings.
Meet Leean King – Hygienist
Leean King graduated from Dental Hygiene in Adelaide in 1994 and joined the Shepherds Hill Dental Centre team in 2011. Leean’s twenty five years of experience in the dental industry has been gained by practicing in both country NSW and South Australia in general private practices with exposure to the specialist practices of orthodontics, periodontics, and aesthetic and implant dentistry.
Leean enjoys all aspects of dentistry and treats patients of all ages with her own unique caring and compassionate manner. Leean focuses on providing a quality dental treatment whilst helping her patients feel at ease in order to achieve their best oral health.
Leean spent two years as the President of the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia, South Australian Branch and actively keeps up her continuing education requirements by attending workshops, conferences and webinars.
Leean lives locally and enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, family and friends. Other interests include cooking, gardening and keeping fit.
Meet Emily Reinig – Hygienist
Emily started her dental career in 2007 after completing her Bachelor of Oral Health at The University of Adelaide.
Emily has worked in private practice in Adelaide with both children and adults for over 14 years. She has also worked as a clinical tutor and examiner with The University of Adelaide.
Emily finds helping improve patient’s dental health very rewarding. She enjoys working with people to find a treatment method just right for them while helping them to understand what will help them improve their dental health into the future. Emily really enjoys all aspects of dental care, and creating a positive experience for her patients. She individualises her approach to suit all ages and stages of life.
She is a member of the Dental Hygienists Association and likes to keep up to date with developments in dentistry by regularly attending education conferences and seminars.
Outside of work Emily enjoys her family time with her husband and two young sons, keeping fit and cooking.
Jessica McMutrie – Hygienist
Jess graduated an Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene) in 2016 from Tafe SA after working as a Dental Assistant for 9 years. Passionate about providing effective and comfortable oral health care. Jess is especially passionate in helping patients in retaining their own teeth, from basic daily education and maintenance to treating periodontal disease.
Aside from her devotion to dentistry and continuous education, Jess enjoys trying out new restaurants, gardening and maintaining her home.
Rachelle Kerr – Hygienist
Originally from country Victoria, Rachelle graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2007 with a bachelor of oral health.
Since graduation, Rachelle has worked in private general dental and orthodontic practices in Adelaide, Melbourne, and most recently in Canada. Rachelle has had vast experience in many aspects of dentistry, including the treatment of periodontal disease, implant dentistry and dental bleaching.
Rachelle is a member of the Dental Hygienist Association of Australia, and regularly keeps up to date with the latest advancements in dentistry through continuing education seminars.
Rachelle has a very gentle, caring nature, and strives to make your dental experience a positive one. Outside of work, Rachelle enjoys the great outdoors, and loves spending time with her partner and 2 young girls.
If you would like to make an appointment for yourself or your child with one of our hygienists then please call Shepherds Hill Dental Centre on (08) 8278 6858. If you have any questions or concerns then please call the practice to talk to Natalie, Shepherds Hill Dental Centre Practice Manager, who can walk you through your options.