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The team

Laura Davies

Laura Davies

Laura is ‘living the dream’ in Australia, enjoying outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, snorkelling and going to the beach. She also has a passion for cooking and spends most rainy days happily baking in her kitchen.

Laura joined The Ortho Practice in November 2012 as Manager. Originally from London, Laura has over 11 years experience in orthodontic practice management. Laura’s career brought her to North Queensland in 2004, and having travelled back and forth between London and Australia over the last eight years, she finally settled in Sydney in 2012. At The Ortho Practice, Laura is responsible for the day to day management of the practice, people relations and the implementation of operational strategies.

Lynn Matheson

Lynn Matheson
Cert Dental Therapy, Dip Dental Hygiene

Lynn joined The Ortho Practice team in February 2009 as a Hygienist. Lynn obtained her Certificate of Dental Therapy from Shellharbour School of Dental Therapy in 1981 and her Diploma of Dental Hygiene from Torrens Valley Institute, South Australia in 1997.

Originally from Wollongong, Lynn spent several years working in various rural areas of NSW as a qualified and dedicated dental therapist before working for many years in a busy orthodontic practice.

Lynn’s interests include swimming, hiking and reading and she is an avid follower of the Australian cricket team. She also has a passion for art, history and travel.

Dr Larissa Knodler

Dr Larissa Knodler
Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Larissa joined The Ortho Practice team in April 2014 as a hygienist. Larissa graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2000 and has since worked in both general and specialist practices here and in London. Larissa has gained extensive experience working as a general dentist.

Her dental passions lie in orthodontics and periodontics and she enjoys working with both children and adults. The Ortho Practice provides a great combination of all of these. When she’s not working, Larissa loves spending time with her young family, with two young boys keeping her busy. She also loves travelling, catching up with friends and of course keeping up to date with the latest information in the dental world.


Alanna Begley
Bachelor of Oral Health

Alanna joined The Ortho Practice in January 2009 after completing her Higher School Certificate. Her first role was as a dental assistant before moving to reception and treatment co-ordination. Alanna has now completed her education at the University of Newcastle to become a Dental Hygienist in 2015. She has had many years of orthodontic treatment herself so she is very aware of how it all feels. Eastern suburbs born and raised, Alanna enjoys watching movies, playing touch football, travelling, and swimming at Clovelly beach


Invisalign treatment co-ordinator

Jenna joined The Ortho Practice in June 2015. Originally from a small town called Bermagui on the far south coast of NSW, Jenna moved north to Wollongong after finishing high school, and volunteered in a dental practice to get some experience. She was shortly offered a position as a dental assistant before moving to Sydney in 2012 where she completed her Cert 3 in Dental Assisting.

At The Ortho Practice, Jenna continues to learn on a daily basis, extending her knowledge of orthodontics and Invisalign. She believes the best thing about her job is seeing the end result for a patient.

Outside of work, Jenna enjoys everything about the water, which is why she has never ventured far from the beach.


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