Australian Dental Association
Australian Society of Orthodontists
American Association of Orthodontists
European Orthodontic Society
World Federation of Orthodontists Dean’s advisory Board for Sydney University
Sarah understands the fears and challenges that arise and how to address them. Sarah’s back story is probably not that different to yours so we thought we’d share it here to show you just how real she is.
Having trained as a dentist, Sarah felt there had to be something more. It was only after experiencing her own orthodontic journey to straighter teeth (they look great, don’t they?!) that she made a leap to more study and became an orthodontist.
For Sarah, orthodontics is what she does. What’s more important is why she does it.
“I know what it’s like to have a smile you don’t feel good about. I went through my teens and part of my twenties dealing with it because I didn’t think braces were cool. But something changed in me when I realised I could feel better.
Between my own study and my direct experience of having braces later in life, I came to appreciate the real value of quality orthodontic treatment. I realised it can transform lives. People often comment about my smile and it makes me feel great. And that’s what I love doing for the people I work with. It’s why I became an orthodontist.
Since having my teeth straightened, I can honestly say my life has been different. It is so satisfying to be able to do that for other people now.
It doesn’t matter if my patients are kids, teens, or grown ups. I take time to listen and really show I understand. Now as a mum with two kids with teeth needing orthodontic treatment, I know there’s a lot involved in just getting to appointments. It’s a constant juggling act.
Yes, I’m an orthodontist, but more than that, I see myself as being able to work with my patients to feel better about themselves and life. I love it”