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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.

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 three children 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

Tristan joined The Ortho Practice in June 2017. Originally from the South Coast of NSW, Tristan moved to London in 2013 where she worked as an assistant for academic staff at a prestigious London University. After returning home at the start of 2016 she was offered a position as Senior Student Advisor for a Natural Health College, supporting and consulting with higher education student during their studies

At The Ortho Practice, Tristan continues to learn on a daily basis, extending her knowledge of orthodontics and Invisalign. She believes the best thing about her job is meeting new patients and being that first step in their Orthodontic journey.

Outside of work, Tristan is obsessed with travelling and has been all over the world, she now loves visiting and exploring new places closer to home.


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