"My interest in dentistry started when I was helped with a toothache at the age of 8 and when my mum convinced me there might not be any dinosaur bones left to find (I figured I could find fossils in my spare time)."
I grew up on the edge of Sydney in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. My dad is Australian, and my mum is Malaysian Chinese. It is wonderful driving through the Hills in Perth because they remind me of home.
My interest in dentistry started when I was helped with a toothache at the age of 8 and when my mum convinced me there might not be any dinosaur bones left to find (I figured I could find fossils in my spare time). My uncle, a dentist in Malaysia, fixed my tooth and I have been diligent to care for my teeth ever since, except for the time when I swam under my brother and chipped my tooth on the bottom of the pool.
As I continued to think seriously about dentistry and less about dinosaurs, I went to watch some dentists in my local area and I was fascinated to see the difference a caring dentist can make in peoples’ lives. I was fostering a love for visual arts and found there was an interesting overlap in dentistry. Soon enough I was able to complete my training in rural NSW through Charles Sturt University, graduating in 2019.
I have developed an appreciation that each person’s smile is unique and treatment should be tailored to your needs. I have been working in the government clinics around Perth, enjoying community dentistry focused on the prevention and control of disease which I realise is a vital base for all dental treatments to succeed.
I am pleased to work within this highly skilled team at Connolly Dental to factor your needs into a plan which can be executed to the best of our ability.