Maven Dental Maroochydore welcomed Dental Hygienist, Melissa Lewis, to the team in early 2018. Although originally trained as a dental assistant, Melissa completed her Diploma in Dental Hygiene in May 2008 at the Fanshawe College in London (Dean's Honour List). Since receiving her qualification she has gone on to gain 15 years' experience working in general and periodontal practices across Kelowna BC Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
As a hygienist, Melissa is passionate about providing her patients quality care and working with them to ensure they achieve and maintain great oral health to last a lifetime. Understanding that each patient is different, she takes the time to understand their individual needs and ensures they feel at ease during their visit. She also takes great joy in seeing the results of their treatment and loves watching their confidence grow.
From a clinical perspective, Melissa holds extensive experience and interests in periodontics, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening and is passionate about treating children. In addition to regularly attending professional development courses, she has also taken part in volunteer work at Okanagan College and in the Amazon Jungle Peru (Kindness in Action).
Melissa is a member of AHPRA and the Australian Dental Association Queensland.
Away from the practice, Melissa loves travelling, hiking, snowboarding and exploring new places.