- Ainslie RaddatzDental Hygienist
Ainslie started her dental career in 1999 as a Dental Therapist. Initially working in Mount Isa and various remote communities, she moved to New South Wales and then the Sunshine Coast finally settling in the Gympie Region. While Ainslie enjoyed working with children as a Dental Therapist, providing more preventive based dentistry was always her goal.
In 2003 Ainslie completed the Academic Upgrade for Dental Therapists to allow her to fulfil her goal and provide more preventive based dental care to her patients. Ainslie has worked in both private and public health setting since completing this study.
Ainslie joined the Channon Lawrence team in 2006 to provide preventive dental care and help patients achieve a lifetime of optimal oral health. Ainslie’s warm and caring nature has allowed long term relationships to be built with patients and she looks forward to helping them achieve the best oral health through knowledge, skills and motivation.
Outside of work Ainslie enjoys travelling, cooking and spending time on the acreage property she shares with her husband and two sons.
- Liz TurnbullDental Hygienist
Liz joined the Channon Lawrence Dental team in 2011 bringing 22 years’ experience as a Dental Hygienist. 10 of these years were spent working with specialist Orthodontic practices.
A dedicated member of her profession, Liz is an active member of the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia Qld Branch (DHAAQ) and has been a past Dental Hygienists DHAAQ president and national counsellor. She is furthering her studies in Myofunctional therapy to assist Mark’s young patients.
Liz’s main focus of care is to assist her patients in achieving their best possible oral health and to keep their teeth for life. She is passionate about spreading the message that tooth decay is preventable and that prevention is the key to keeping teeth and gums healthy for life. Liz offers free oral health presentations to all community groups – schools, aged care and nursing mothers to name a few.
Having enjoyed various volunteer roles over the years – helping a nursing home implement their dental accreditation, educating nursing home staff at 3 Gympie nursing facilities and oral health promotion to several local schools, currently Liz’s free time is dedicated to the Gympie Show Society for volunteering and fundraising.
Her warm, caring personality will shine through her treatment of patients as if they were a family member.
You will find Liz supporting her two teenage children’s sporting endeavours on weekends.