Heather Holden is MYTOOTHDOCTOR and Practice Outback Dental's practice coordinator looking after Dr Garret Robles' appointments between our medical centre-based surgeries in Aitkenvale and Bushland Beach, mobile dental van services in rural and remote Queensland, and more importantly Dr Garret's referral appointments at the Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service (TAIHS dental department). Having worked longest with Dr Garret, patient's from the Outback would readily recognise Heather’s familiar voice for their dental van appointments at Balgal Beach, Home Hill, Hughenden, Richmond and Julia Creek.
Carley Mauger completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting with the Australian Dental Association (Queensland) and has been Dr Garret Robles’ dental nurse since he started Project Outback Dental in 2015. Carley is in charge of preparing Dr Robles’ instruments and materials for general anaesthetic cases, and works as his surgical assistant chairside and in theatre. Carley is MYTOOTHDOCTOR’s clinical coordinator.
Nathaniel Layug is in the process of completing his Certificate III in Dental Assisting. Nathaniel is the practice’s main mobile dental operations dental nurse and in charge of the practice’s sterilisation audits. Nathaniel looks forward to further studies in dental technology and dental prosthetics.
Hayley Prien works at MYTOOTHDOCTOR whenever a support staff is on leave. On top of her Cert III in Dental Assisting qualification and having been a local Queensland Ambulance Paramedic, Hayley will soon finish her Occupational Therapy degree, hence Hayley has taken on a casual dental nursing role in the practice.
Dr Mary Ann Palma-Robles, PhD has a background in law and is a Policy Analyst by profession. Mary Ann is MYTOOTHDOCTOR’s business manager. She makes sure the practice is compliant with dental regulatory policies and procedures – particularly on sterilisation and infection control and radiation hygiene, staff employment and career development. Mary Ann and Garret are expecting their first child in August. Mary Ann will be on maternity likely from the last week of July, and her role as POD and MTD's business manager will be shared between our new practice managers Anita Davey and Alice Rey.
Alice Rey is Project Outback Dental's new practice manager. She is in charge of overseeing the dental clinic at the TAIHS dental department and Project Outback Dental's mobile dental van - the "POD". Alice has been involved in the dental industry for over 8 years, and is a dual qualified Certificate III and Certificate IV dental nurse. Alice was born and raised in Winton Queensland before moving to Townsville with her family so she has a love for the outback and its friendly and tight knit communities.
Anita Davey is MYTOOTHDOCTOR's practice manager. Anita brings to MYTOOTHDOCTOR her 20 years of experience in dental practice administration, in-chair dental assisting and surgical dental theatre nursing - having worked closely with specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Townsville. Anita will be working closely with Heather and Alice from the 20th of April this year.