Kirsten Middleton is the resident hygienist at Tranquil Dental in Buderim and has been part of the practice for over 12 years. Kirsten first began her career in dental during her school years where she assisted in her local family practice. After finishing high school she spent four years working in private practice, four years at an orthodontist and a few years abroad in London. In 2002 she returned to New Zealand to complete her dental hygienist qualifications at Otago University.
Since joining the practice over 12 years ago, Kirsten has had the exciting challenge of building the hygiene department from the ground up. Her passion for meeting new patients and making a difference to someone's smile has contributed to her patients feeling confident and happy with their oral health. Kirsten also understands the varying needs of her patients and incorporates sedation into her hygiene practice, reducing any nervousness they might suffer. This additionally supports her love for providing periodontal care.
Keeping up to date with the latest developments in the dental industry Kirsten regularly attends professional development courses and training. This ensures she is providing her patients the best in dental hygiene treatment and care. Her love for dentistry has also seen her travel back to Otago Dental School where she shares her experiences and insights about her role as a hygienist.
Outside of the practice Kirsten enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children, and often get outdoors enjoying the beautiful Sunshine Coast.