Pialba Team

07 4128 2185
Leanne Dekker

Leanne Dekker

Practice manager

After completing a certificate 3 in office Administration and Financial skills, Leanne began working in dental industry in 1998 in NSW. In 2001, Leanne made a career change to Real estate Property Management. After returning to Hervey Bay in 2009, she went back working in the dental industry.

Leanne first joined our team as a dental assistant in 2013. Her several years of experience in dental industry and her diverse knowledge and management skills led her to take on the position of practice manager in 2015.

Leanne believes “To be successful, it is imperative that you have great communication and people skills along with a strong work ethic”. Leanne brings a wealth of experience in customer service, leadership, practice management and patient care. Leanne enjoys establishing long term connections with patients. She works closely with our team to deliver the best result for patients. She prides herself on professionalism, high patient focus and organisational skills.

Ruby Tyson BOralHlth (CQU)

Ruby Tyson BOralHlth (CQU)

Hygienist

After dental assisting for 6 years, Ruby developed a passion for oral health and decided to further her knowledge. She studied a Bachelor of Oral Health at Central Queensland University in Rockhampton. Ruby graduated in 2016 as a Qualified Oral Health Therapist. What’s an Oral Health Therapist you might ask? Very similar to a hygienist however, Ruby can treat children of all ages and carry out all their dental needs as well as treating adults for hygiene appointments.

Ruby recently made the move from her hometown of Roma to join our team in Hervey Bay. She has a keen interest in periodontal care, maintenance and treatment. Ruby’s main focus is dental hygiene, prevention and education. Ruby believes that with good education and oral health knowledge, overall dental health can be improved.

Her kind nature and charismatic personality makes visiting the dentist that little bit easier for patients and children who are nervous. When Ruby isn’t caring for her patients she enjoys searching for the best coffee in town, Crossfit, attempting new recipes and often failing, spending time with friends and family and playing with her Border Collie, Frankie.

Melissa Witt (Mel) Dental Assistant Cert III

Melissa Witt (Mel) Dental Assistant Cert III

DA

Mel is very experienced dental assistant. She began her career as dental assistant in 1999 in Brisbane and did her Cert III in dental assisting in 2001 from ADAQ Brisbane. She joined the Pialba Dental practice in 2012 and since she is an integral part of the Pialba Dental team.

Mel is very experienced and caring dental nurse. She is also a busy mum with three school going children. She loves baking, reading, netball and chauffeuring kids to sports.

Bree

Bree

Dental Assistant Cert III and Cert IV

Bree is an enthusiastic dental assistant and has been part of our team since 2014. Bree has completed her Cert III as well as Cert IV (Diploma in dental nursing majoring in dental radiography).

Bree’s exceptionally warm personality and outgoing nature is underpinned by a professional and hardworking temperament, earned from her years of experience in the industry. Bree spends her spare time caring for her many animals on her hobby farm and cheering on her partner at the motorcross track. Bree prides herself on attention to detail in all aspects of her work and caring for all patients with care and compassion.

Serena Dental Assistant

Serena Dental Assistant

DA

Serena has been working as dental assistant since 2015. She is local, born and brought up here in Hervey Bay. She joined the Pialba Dental team in 2017 and since then she has become an important member of the team.

She is a busy mum and likes to spend time with her daughter. In her free time, she likes to cook and challenge herself to new cuisines.

Kristy Bradley Dental Assistant Cert III

Kristy Bradley Dental Assistant Cert III

DA

Kristy is experienced dental assistant and she has been working in dental industry since 2008. And since then she has worked in a variety of roles for e.g., dental nurse, reception, office manager etc.

She has recently joined the Pialba Dental team. Her clinical and office experience makes her very versatile. Her “can do” attitude and very outgoing nature made her stand out of the crowd. She is also a busy mum with two kids. Due to her busy schedule, she likes to relax and enjoy time with kids whenever she gets spare time.

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(07) 4128 2185

Opening Hours
Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 2 pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Sunday: Closed

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