Connie is the second OHT to join our team alongside Tienna and Aldo who is our Hygienist. Connie is a country girl, she was raised in a remote farming region where dental care was limited and emergency only focused. This developed a desire to study Oral Health, completing her degree at the well-regarded University of Adelaide. Her ambition to return to the country and provide much needed care to the community found her developing a hygiene program that was widely loved & adopted. This passion for working with vulnerable communities saw her venture to East Timor to provide volunteer dental care to a remote village. Here, she developed skills and qualities that have kept her the grounded, empathetic person she is. Working with a broad range of patients, Connie strives to deliver a tailored, comfortable, gold standard of care. She enjoys both preventative and restorative dentistry, but she finds most rewarding delivering care to challenging children or anxious patients. Her goal is for these patients to enjoy coming in for care and create a dental home within CPDG. When she isn’t checking your pearly whites, she is chasing her two young children around and helping to establish her family recycling business to make sure Cairns remains the beautiful place we all adore.