We are delighted to introduce you to our new Oral health Therapist, Georgia Littler.
Georgia is passionate about preventative dental treatment and believes that the prevention of oral disease can be achieved through patient education, empowerment, and oral health tips. She believes that building patient rapport is key in providing successful dental treatment and building patient confidence.
Georgia graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2018. As an Oral Health Therapist (OHT), she is dual qualified as a dental therapist and dental hygienist.
What are your 3 top oral hygiene tips?
1. Swish, spit, don’t rinse
(Brush teeth, swish the excess toothpaste around your mouth for 30secs, spit out, then no eating drinking rinse for 30mins)
2. If you want to use mouthwash, swish with mouthwash before brushing your teeth
3. Clean in between teeth daily using interdental brush or floss
What made you become an oral health therapist?
I have always had an interest in dental since getting orthodontics as a kid. I started on a different path studying medical and health science at the university of Wollongong. Upon finishing this degree, I wasn’t happy in the direction I was heading and decided that the dental industry was where I wanted to be.
Where have you practiced previously?
Whilst studying I worked as a dental assistant in Shellharbour and have been working in the dental industry ever since. During my study I had experience working within NSW Health and upon graduating working in private practice both in Fairy Meadow near Wollongong and Bowral in the Southern Highlands.
What are your special dental interests?
Kids and dentally anxious patients.
What makes you unique as an oral health therapist?
I always put my patient first, I believe building rapport with my patients is the most important aspect of their dental treatment, I want my patients to have confidence in me and feel supported.
Why would patients want to come to visit you?
Because we have fun together and I have a gentle hand.
What do you like to do outside of seeing patients?
Outside of work I like hiking, heading to the beach, walking my dog, and spending time with friends and family.
Georgia is now seeing patients and looks forward to meeting you soon.
Find out more about Georgia and the professional and caring team at Warnervale Dental HERE