Your dental practitioner team
Meet our caring and professional team.
Front desk and treatment coordinator
After finishing school in 2008, Nicole studied a Diploma of Specialist Makeup which, she says, was great fun.She worked as a freelance makeup artist for a while after completing her diploma, but she had always had an interest in dentistry, ever since she was a little girl.
Nicole decided to complete her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and fell in love with the dental industry. She has since progressed from dental assisting, to hygiene coordinating and now her role with Modern Orthodontics is as front office coordinator and treatment coordinator. Nicole enjoys her role and the people she gets to work with every day. She says she loves being able to assist our patients throughout their orthodontic treatment journey.
In her spare time, Nicole likes to cook and go to the gym. She also loves the beach and tries to spend as much time as she can there throughout the warmer months.
Front desk and treatment coordinator
Laura is our receptionist and treatment coordinator at Modern Orthodontics’ Preston practice. She focuses on assisting patients with any questions or concerns they have about treatment before, during and after seeing our specialist orthodontists, Dr Li and Dr Hibino.
Laura is enthusiastic about health and happiness, and strongly believes in the holistic values of patients’ well-being. She enjoys seeing patients of all backgrounds and ages embracing their treatments to enhance their beautiful smiles. She is incredibly proud of the treatment undertaken by the staff at Modern Orthodontics and believes the practice offers patients the best care possible.
A big interest of Laura’s is art. She also enjoys aromatherapy, being outdoors and learning from people and literature.
Certificate IV dental nurse
Liana is a dental assistant here at Modern Orthodontics. Her background and experience comes from general dentistry, where she spent nine years in the public sector. She has recently completed her Certificate IV in Radiography and Oral Health Promotion.
Liana has chosen to switch from general dentistry to orthodontics because she always wanted to work in a specialised field. She says a highlight of working in the orthodontic field is seeing satisfied clients gain confidence in their smile.
Saturday front desk and treatment coordinator
After completing her Bachelor of Health Sciences Renae started working at Modern Orthodontics as a dental nurse. Now you will see her as both a nurse and at the front desk. Renae says the best part of her job is that she can regularly catch up with our patients and experience the transformation with them.
When she’s not at work, Renae can be found studying for her Masters of Speech Pathology or walking her two dogs.
Certificate III dental nurse
Kookai is a dental nurse here at Modern Orthodontics and her real name is SuthipornMapstone. She prefers to be called "Kookai" the nickname her mother gave her at birth. It means ‘young chicken’ in Thai.
Kookai is Thai by nationality but also speaks Lao and English. She completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2016 and is pleased to be working with the team at Modern Orthodontics.
Outside of work, Kookai’s hobbies include fitness and cooking. She also spends a lot of time supporting her boys through sport and school, and volunteering in her free time.
Certificate III dental nurse and dental technician
Vivienne is from China and received her Diploma of Dental Technology in Melbourne and Certificate III Dental Assisting in Perth. She is responsible for laboratory work, equipment sterilisation and answering Chinese inquiries at Modern Orthodontics.
Vivienne is happy with her job because of its relative independence, challenge and flexibility. She says the great part is the trust and cooperation from the Modern Orthodontics team.
Outside of work, Vivienne says her personal life is simple: she is either eating or thinking about what she’s going to eat!
Hello everyone, my name is Yurie.
I am a registered dental hygienist in both Australia and Japan. I also have worked in both New Zealand and the UK as a dental nurse and was a registered dental nurse in the UK.
I immigrated with my husband to Australia in 2013 and have completed my exams to become a dental hygienist through the Australian Dental Council in 2015. I’ve been registered as a dental hygienist since 2016.
I joined Modern Orthodontics in December 2017. You will see me 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.
I love seeing people leave with a confident smile on their face when the treatment is completed.
Outside of work, I enjoy watching movies and finding good cafes. Also I am a mother of 2 boys that keep me busy!
I look forward to seeing you all at Modern Orthodontics!
(Yuire is currently on maternity leave. We look forward to her return! )
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. But 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!
AHPRA Registered Dental Hygienist
Angela grew up in the small country town of Warragul in Gippsland, before moving to the city to complete her Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Melbourne in 2016. Although dually qualified in both dental hygiene and therapy, Angela has always had a passion for orthodontics and now alternates working part-time between two specialist orthodontic clinics. She loves being involved in the process that helps patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that they are proud of and seeing the confidence and self-esteem that follows.
Angela loves travelling, visual communication & design, reading, eating and attempting to keep her indoor plants alive.
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