meet our oral health team
ORAL HEALTH THERAPIST
Jason graduated in 2003 from the University of Queensland and awarded a BAppHSc(Oral Health). After practicing in numerous fixed clinics and the Brisbane Dental Hospital, he made his way to Gympie in 2005. Jason’s focus at Channon Lawrence Dental is on children’s dentistry, minimal intervention and preventive techniques.
Having an insatiable thirst for knowledge, Jason began studying at the University of Adelaide and completed a Graduate Certificate in Dentistry in 2010. This deepened his philosophy on Minimal intervention techniques, early intervention methods and cemented the preventive focus he is well known for. An opportunity to further study arose at the University of Melbourne – Jason was one of only 16 selected applicants to study the newly developed advance scope course offered at the University. He completed the study with a Post Grad qualification in Advanced Clinical Practice in 2015.
Jason provides general dental care to all ages with specific interests in children’s dentistry, Minimal Intervention Dentistry, Periodontal Care (Gum Care) and management of the ageing dentition. His friendly nature and gentle approach have always remained key to the delivery of great dentistry to all of his patients.
Married with a young son Jason spends generous amounts of time with his family. If there’s any time left over he will be surfing, travelling and delving head long into anything musical he can get his hands on.
ORAL HEALTH THERAPIST
Ashley joined the Channon Lawrence team as an Oral Health Therapist in early 2016.
Graduating from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Oral Health Science, Ashley has since split her time between private practice and volunteer placements.
Within private practice, Ashley broadened her knowledge in the areas that hold particular interest to her – orthodontics, aged care and special needs dentistry. For her volunteer placement, Ashley partook in the ‘Filling the Gap’ outreach program. She was placed in an Aboriginal Co-operation just outside of Darwin where she practiced Oral Health Therapy along with educational roles under the guidance of an experienced dentist.
Ashley is a perfect fit for Channon Lawrence Dental with her sweet, calming and gentle nature. Not only will she have you relaxed for your individual preventative care visits, she also enthusiastically partners with you for your ongoing health maintenance program.
Outside of work you will find Ashley travelling or staying fit with her love of Cross fit, touch football and netball.
Liz joined the Channon Lawrence Dental team in 2011 bringing 29 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.
Liz’s main focus of care is to assist and educate 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.
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.