Meet the staff
We want you to have a great orthodontic experience and we know that it is not all about the treatment itself.
At Smile Time Orthodontics we aim to provide the highest level of service from the moment you walk in the door. We are committed to meeting your needs and making your orthodontic experience comfortable, fun and rewarding.
We have an exceptional and highly experienced team. We will look forward to welcoming you to our practice and looking after you every step of the way.
Our Dental Therapists
Marianne joined our practice as a dental therapist in 2001.
She is a great dental therapist with a vast amount of experience in treating children through to adults. She also has the important role of coordinating the clinical operations and staff for all of our practices. Marianne works at all of our offices. She enjoys running, keeping fit and baking for loved ones including us.
Alexia joined our practice as a dental therapist in 2005.
She loves technology and advancing our systems to better service our patients. Alexia is highly experienced in all aspects of orthodontic care and in treating patients of all ages. She works at all four of our offices. Alexia enjoys cooking, travel and spending time with her family.
Jenni originally worked with Dr Southall prior to having a family, she rejoined our field and practice in 2010 after returning from Melbourne.
Jenni is great at motivating our patients at achieving the best out of themselves during their orthodontic treatment. Jenni works in our Fremantle, Mt Hawthorn and Swanbourne offices. She enjoys spending time with her family and travelling.
Kim joined our practice in 2014 as a dental hygienist. She has a vast amount of experience in orthodontics, having worked in the field for over 10 years. She brings with her her warmth, friendliness and clinical experience to our patients and our team. Kim works predominantly in our Mindarie and Mt Hawthorn offices.
She enjoys her family time, cooking and travel.
Harriet joined our practice as a dental hygienist in 2016.
Harriet brings out only smiles in our patients, they love her fun and positive outlook on life and their orthodontic treatment. Our teen and young patients really appreciate her open and direct approach and communication.
Harriet works in all of our offices. She is also a fully qualified yoga instructor, loves the beach, surfing and snowboarding.
Natasha joined our practice in 2017 as a dental therapist. She has worked in orthodontics for over 20 years and has extensive clinical experience. Her calm and reassuring demeanor with patients along with her knowledge and experience in the field of orthodontics, are warmly regarded amongst her patients and our team. Natasha works within our Dunsborough office location.
Natasha enjoys the arts, painting and baking.
Erin joined our clinical team in 2021. Erin's keen interest in Orthodontics lead her to focus her clinical skills and expertise within our specialist orthodontic field and STO practice. Erin was awarded the MIPS prize for the Most Outstanding Student in the Oral Health Therapy course and awarded a place on the Vice-Chancellors List for recognition of academic excellence. Her calm, caring nature and clinical skills are an asset to our team.
Erin enjoys reading and crocheting, is a keen runner and fitness enthusiast.
Julia joined our practice in 2022, having worked in both private general dental practice and the School dental services. Dentistry is within Julia's family, so with her extensive experience in working with children and a natural clinical ability, our patients are in great hands when they are under her care.
Julia enjoys contributing back to society, volunteering her time and support to youth group. She enjoys swimming and keeping fit.
Marie has enjoyed a rewarding career in Orthodontics for over 20 years. Marie prior joined our practice in 2021 and her philosophy is to ensure that the patient has a great visit every time. She offers her knowledge, experience, comfort and care in droves.
Marie enjoys the art of baking, caring for loved ones and spending time with her close family.
Louise graduated her Oral Health Therapy degree from Curtin University, having then worked in both the public and private sectors, in general dentistry and surgical practice. Working within the School Dental Service, Louise gained substantial experience in working with children of all ages. Louise joined our STO team in 2022 and is a natural in the field of orthodontics, working with great skill, efficiency and gentle care for our patients.
Louise enjoys building and design, travel and exploring Perth's new venues.
Siobhan joined our dental therapy team in 2022, with extensive clinical experience and many years worked in general practice. Siobhan's keen interest in the specialist field of orthodontics and working with patients of all ages to achieve their perfect smile, mean her patients are always in great and caring hands.
Siobhan enjoys the outdoors, spending time with loved ones and cooking.
Our Practice Managers and Receptionists
Sharon joined our Smile Time team in 2021. Having worked many years in administration within the dental profession, Sharon brings a calm, knowledgable and understanding approach in managing our Fremantle practice. Her care for our Fremantle patients' and families is wonderful.
Sharon enjoys walking, cooking, boating and in particular spending time in Fremantle and the Southwest.
Carly is the practice manager at our Mindarie office, having joined us first in 2017 in dental assisting and as lead laboratory technician, then returning in 2023 following family growth into this management role . Carly has over 20 years of experience in Orthodontics across all facets of workflow in the office. Her knowledge, experience, warmth and care, radiate in her approach to patient care and she is a true asset to our STO team.
Carly loves spending time with her young family, also her beloved dogs and travelling to visit extended family in the UK
Ellie joined our team in 2023 as practice manager of our Mt Hawthorn clinic. Ellie brings with her extensive experience in health administration and patient services. Along with great communication, leadership and customer care, Ellie's warmth and capable approach is really enjoyed by patients, staff and parents.
Ellie enjoys time out with friends, music and engaging environmentally conscious living.
Fernanda became the practice manager of our Cottesloe office in 2022, having substantial customer service and business managerial experience. Fernanda has fantastic interpersonal and organisational skills, a high attention to detail and wonderful team approach. We are so lucky to have Fernanda on our team, our patients love to work with her.
Fernanda enjoys travelling to Brazil to spend time with her family, going to the beach and music.
Kathryn joined our practice in 2016 to manage our Dunsborough practice. Having started with our new practice opening in 2016, Kathryn's vast previous experience in Orthodontics has been integral in establishing and smooth running of our South West branch. Working with teams of both Perth and local staff, as well as a busy practice, Kathryn ensures our Smile Time families receive the highest standard of care, as we provide in all of our practices.
Kathryn enjoys family time, the beauty of the southwest, stand-up paddleboarding and renovating.
Rosie joined our STO team in 2021, with a keen interest in administration and health care. Rosie has great organisation and communication skills and a constant motivation to help our patients and team members. She is a key part of our STO team. Furthering her skills in dental assisting, as well as treatment coordinating, Rosie is our much loved all rounder!
Rosie enjoys going to the gym, keeping fit and reading.
Shelley has enjoyed over 15 years of business and administration experience, more recently in the healthcare sector. Shelley joined our STO administration team in 2022 and really enjoys integrating her experience with patient care and health services. Her clear communication skills, warmth, smiles and directed approach, ensure our families needs are well looked after.
Shelly enjoys spending time with her family, health, fitness and outdoor activities.
Our Treatment Coordinators and Dental Assistants
Diane has been an Orthodontic treatment coordinator for over 18 years and has been with our practice since 2004.
She coordinates and communicates treatment within the practice, with referring dentists and most importantly with our patients and families. Diane is so friendly and informative, you will always know exactly what to expect. Diane works in all four of our offices. She loves travel, spending time with friends and family, and most of all our Perth sunrises.
Leanne joined our practice in 2013 as a treatment coordinator and dental assistant. She brings with her a great deal of experience in the dental field, excellent skills in communication and liasing with doctors and patients. Leanne's positive attitude and warm smiles are a big part of our practice. Leanne enjoys spending time with her family, the beach and with her rescued pups.
Rose joined our practice in 2016, having worked in the general dental field. Rose has great clinical experience and communication skills and is instrumental to our orthodontists, dental therapists and patients. Rose works primarily in our Mindarie office and being our 'all rounder', is often assisting in the laboratory, reception and treatment coordinating.
She enjoys spending time with her young family, baking and is a keen Elton John fan.
Carolyn has enjoyed a career in dentistry, having worked in both dental assisting and reception for over 20 years. Carolyn joined our team in 2022 and works primarily in our Fremantle and Mt Hawthorn offices, in dental assisting and reception roles. Both clinical and administrative teams love to have Carolyn's expertise and help. Always positive, Carolyn forms a key part of our practice.
Outside of work, Carolyn enjoys cooking, catering and spending time with loved ones.
Hannah started within our practice in 2020, having extensive experience in orthodontics. She holds qualifications as both a dental assistant and dental technician. Within our practice, Hannah leads our in-house orthodontic laboratory for all Perth clinics. She is always eager to help our orthodontists and their patients, both clinically and in the manufacture of their orthodontic appliances. Hannah is always smiling and works with all of our clinical teams to best service our patients.
Outside of work, Hannah loves spending time with her young daughter and family, exploring Perth. She loves to cook and her abalone soup is legendary.
With over 12 years of experience in general and orthodontic nursing, Carolyn joined our practice in 2021. Carolyn's extensive experience in orthodontics and fantastic communication skills means the highest level of patient and operator care for us at STO. Carolyn works primarily within our Fremantle and Cottesloe offices.
Carolyn enjoys reading, cooking and travelling to spend time with her extended family in the UK.
Mardi has extensive experience within the dental profession, having studied and qualified as a Dental Therapist. She worked many years in paediatric dentistry and general practice. Taking time from the profession to raise her family, Mardi pursued a career and masters in Fine arts. Always drawn to biology and working with patients, Mardi assist ours dental therapists and orthodontists. She joined our practice in 2021.
Mardi enjoys painting, design and going to the gym.
Sarina joined our practice in 2017. Sarina is part of our Dunsborough practice and local team, having completed her Dental Asssitant studies and training within STO. Sarina's beautiful nature with parents and patients, calm and composure, has brought a wonderful working environment for our teams working and families within the Dunsborough office.
Sarina enjoys an active lifestyle, travel, home designs and renovations.
Michelle joined our practice in 2019 as a dental assistant and is part of our Dunsborough local STO team. She brings with her always a smile and positivity, great clinical skills and an immense amount of clinical experience in dental assisting. She has really enjoyed her transition into the speciality of orthodontics and particularly being a part of the Dunsborough orthodontic team serving the local community.
Michelle enjoys exploring Western Australia, keeping fit and the wonderful lifestyle of the South West.
Amy joined our practice in 2019. Amy is an important part of our administrative team in the Dunsborough office, taking on both roles of treatment co-ordinating and receptionist, depending on the rostered team. This within itself shows Amy's skill and verstatility in her work with us, as she is always ready and able to assist in either capacity. Amy has a great sense of humour, a good understanding of kids and their families and is a wonderful part of the Dunsborough community.
Amy enjoys keeping active, creative cooking with a vegetarian focus and most of all spending time with her family and schnoodle.
Tracy joined our practice in 2019 as a Treatment Coordinator. She has over 20 years of experience in customer service and patient relations and 15 of those years in the dental profession. Tracy is a wonderful communicator, has a great rapport with our patients and works to assist patients and their families in coordinating their orthodontic treatment needs within the practice.
Tracy enjoys spending time with her family and their young families, the surrounds of North and South West of WA and reading.
Robyn joined our practice in 2019 and works with our team in Dunsborough. Robyn has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of dentistry, both within dental assisting and reception roles. She enjoys the extension into the field of orthodontics and helping our Dunsborough team in all fields of treatment coordinating, dental assisting and reception. Robyn's personable approach, empathy and understanding for our patients as well as her diverse skills set makes her an asset to our Dunsborough community and orthodontic team.
Robyn enjoys yoga, surfclub and the travel.
Alisha joined our team in 2021, having worked as a dental assistant in Orthodontics for over 5 years. Alisha's great communication skills, time management and high work efficiency means our Mindarie practice runs smoothly for both the team and our patients. Alisha is always smiling and a great team member at STO.
Alisha enjoys cooking, dancing and spending time with her young family.
Bonia joined our practice as a dental assistant in 2022 whilst completing her studies. Her previous career experience as a certified beautician, working in administration for the military and also assisting in health care facilities, gave her the perfect background to ensure care and precision in her dental assisting skills. Sh enjoys combing all of her interests and dexterity skills.
Bonia enjoys travel to Europe to spend time with family, keeping fit and healthy.