Friendly and passionate Dental Hygienist, Karen Jane Galloway, was welcomed to the Maven Dental Mermaid Beach team in 2018. Originally from America, Jane attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, completing her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene with Cum Laude Honours (2012).
Jane started her career working at Pflugerville Modern Dentistry in Pflugerville, Texas (close to Austin). Working alongside 3 general dentists, an orthodontist, periodontist, endodontist and an oral maxillofacial surgeon she was able to gain valuable experience working in a wide variety of oral health cases. Within the first year, she had become the lead hygienist and was awarded to be one of the top 100 employees of the nationwide company.
In April 2017, Jane moved to Australia after taking a break to explore Europe and South East Asia. She joined Maven Dental Plateau (Alstonville) in December 2017 and now shares her time between Alstonville and Maven Dental Mermaid Beach. Across both practices, she loves helping people to improve their smile and confidence.
Jane's clinical interests lie in periodontics and volunteering in the community. One of her most heart-warming experiences was volunteering for a weekend at the Rappahannock Indian Reservation where the tribe had never before had access to dental care.
In her spare time, Jane is often found hiking, travelling or snowboarding. An interesting fact - she is the youngest of 13 children and is always encouraging her 37 nieces and nephews to travel as much as possible. They also all have the same smile.