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 Alana Harvey – Hygienist
Alana has over 10 years of experience as a dental professional, starting out as a dental assistant and then furthering her career graduating with an Advanced Diploma of Oral Health in 2016. Alana has a keen interest in the management and treatment of gum disease along with working in orthodontics to give patients a beautiful straight smile.
Alana prides herself on giving an educational appointment so patients can understand the positive impact good oral health can have on their general health. She also likes working with nervous patients to help them overcome their fears and feel empowered about their oral health.
Alana regularly attends seminars and conferences to continue learning and to keep her knowledge up to date.
Outside of work Alana enjoys spending time with her partner and dog, while also renovating their house and keeping fit.
Meet Annie Bogaerts – Hygienist
Annie Bogaerts started her dental career as a dental assistant after completing her Certificate III in 2009. Since then she has gained substantial experience and knowledge, having experience in both rural and metropolitan areas. She graduated from the Advanced Diploma of Oral Hygiene in 2016.
Annie has a strong interest in Special Needs Dentistry including managing dental phobias and anxiety. She believes in a high quality of patient care and really enjoys one-on-one education and individualised management to ensure her patients are receiving the best possible treatment.
She currently volunteers on the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia and regularly attends seminars and conferences to keep her education requirements and knowledge up to date.
Outside of work Annie enjoys spending quality time with her dog, her family and her friends.
If you would like to make an appointment for yourself or your child with Leean, Alana or Annie 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.