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Our staff

Meet our team who will help make your dream smile possible.

Laura Davies

Laura Davies

Manager

Laura joined The Ortho Practice in November 2012 as our 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.

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.

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Dr Larissa Knodler

Dr Larissa Knodler

Dental Hygienist

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. She has gained extensive experience working as a general dentist.

Larissa’s dental passions lie in orthodontics and periodontics and she enjoys working with both children and adults. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her young family. Her three children keep her very busy! Larissa also loves travelling, catching up with friends and keeping up-to-date with the latest information in the dental world.

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Alanna Evans

Alanna Evans

Dental Hygienist

Alanna joined The Ortho Practice in January 2009 after completing her Higher School Certificate. Her first role with us was as a dental assistant before moving to reception and treatment coordination. 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 really understands the patient experience.

Born and raised in the Eastern suburbs, Alanna enjoys watching movies, playing touch football, travelling and swimming at Clovelly beach.

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Ali Sarwari

Ali Sarwari

Dental Hygienist

Ali Sarwari joined The Ortho Practice team in December 2020 as a Dental Hygienist.

Ali started his dental journey in 2016 while working as a Dental Nurse at Armadale Dental Clinic in Western Australia. During this time he realised how much he enjoyed helping others and so began his advanced diploma of Dental Hygiene at TAFE in Adelaide, South Australia. Following the completion of his studies, Ali relocated to Tasmania to live and work for a year before finally settling in Sydney in November 2020.

Ali’s warm and welcoming personality makes both patients and staff feel at ease in his presence. When he isn’t at work, Ali can be found bodyboarding at Maroubra Beach or hitting the gym with protein shake in hand.

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Tom

Tom

Hygienist

Tom joined The Ortho Practice as a Dental Assistant in 2019 whilst in his final year studying a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy at Newcastle University.

In 2020, Tom graduated and transitioned into the role of Oral Health Therapist at our Kincumber practice. As a big kid at heart, Tom excels with the care of our younger patients and has developed a particular interest in orthodontics.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys the beach, gym and travelling. Tom has a collection of crazy socks, keep an eye out at your next appointment.

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Kiara

Kiara

Hygienist

Tristan

Tristan

Invisalign® Treatment Coordinator

Tristan joined The Ortho Practice in June 2017 and began her role as Invisalign® Treatment Coordinator soon after.

Tristan oversees all things Invisalign® and Dental Monitoring at the Ortho Practice to ensure treatment runs smoothly for each one of our patients. Her in-depth Invisalign® consultations are often the first step in many of our patients’ orthodontic journeys.

During these consultations, she not only explains the entire treatment process, but also provides quotes and estimated treatment timeframes based on the patient’s main goals.

Having worked directly with our doctors for over 2 years, she is privy to their wealth of knowledge, skills and experience and continues to learn more and more about orthodontics every day.

Outside of work, Tristan enjoys exploring new places, cooking and designing. She also loves animals and the environment, and is always looking for ways to make her home and workplace more environmentally friendly.

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Jessica

Jessica

Treatment Coordinator

 

Sarah

Sarah

Treatment Coordinator

 

Eilidh

Eilidh

Patient Coordinator

Eilidh joined The Ortho Practice in February 2019 having relocated from the UK. Eilidh transitioned from Front Desk Coordinator on reception, into the role of our devoted Patient Coordinator for all three practices.

Eilidh is the first point of contact our patients have when scheduling in their initial consultation, she will help you choose which type of consultation is best suited and explain the process. She can also answer any questions you may have prior to your consultation.

Outside of The Ortho Practice, Eilidh enjoys socialising with her partner and trying to find the best café with the best poached eggs and avocado on toast. She also enjoys walks on the beach with her rescue dog Tulip.

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Tiffany

Tiffany

Finance Manager

Tiffany joined The Ortho Practice in 2015 working as part of the Front Desk team across the Maroubra and Sydney CBD practices. Soon after she transitioned into the role of Finance Manager and relocated to the Kincumber practice where she is now the friendly face who greets patients upon their arrival to the practice.

At The Ortho Practice, Tiffany is responsible for assisting our patients with all financial matters.

Tiffany resides in her home town of Newcastle where she enjoys a relaxed coastal lifestyle with her partner and two puppies, Charlie and Gracie.

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Sydney CBD practice

Park House – Level 10,
187 Macquarie Street,
Sydney,
NSW 2000

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Level 1 822 Anzac Parade
Maroubra
NSW 2035

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84 Avoca Dr
Kincumber
NSW 2251

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