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Your dental practitioner team


The members of our dental practitioner team at Modern Orthodontics are chosen for their dedication, talent, commitment to excellence and exceptional manner with our patients.



Dental Hygienist

Yurie is a registered dental hygienist in both Australia and Japan. She has also worked in both New Zealand and the UK as a dental nurse and was a registered dental nurse in the UK.

Yurie immigrated with her husband to Australia in 2013 and completed her exams to become a Dental Hygienist through the Australian Dental Council in 2015. She has been registered as a Dental Hygienist since 2016.

Yurie joined Modern Orthodontics in December 2017. You will see her taking records of your teeth, placing attachments for aligner treatment and removing braces for you under orthodontists' instruction, checking your retainers and teaching you how to brush your teeth etc.

Yurie loves seeing people leave with a confident smile on their face when the treatment is completed.

Outside of work, she enjoys watching movies and finding good cafes. She is also a mother of 2 boys that keep her busy!



Oral Health Therapist

Christel graduated from the University of Queensland in 2007 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Oral Health). She has had extensive experience in general dentistry, including working for the School Dental Service in rural Queensland. After moving back to Victoria, Christel discovered her passion was in Orthodontics and has never looked back!

Christel loves getting to know patients and helping them on their orthodontic journey, but best of all, she loves seeing their confident, happy smiles at the end of treatment.

When she's not working, Christel enjoys fitness pursuits including pilates, yoga, hiking and skiing. She also loves travelling, good food and coffee!



Oral Health Therapist

Esther completed her Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Melbourne. She has worked both publicly and privately but has always had a strong passion for orthodontics.

Esther is committed to making sure your visits are always pleasurable and relaxing. She enjoys being a part of the process of creating your beautiful smile and seeing the delighted expressions at the end of treatment!

Outside of dentistry Esther enjoys hiking, travelling, discovering new cuisines and most importantly, going to the beach with her dog Pumpkin!

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