Meet the team who assist our Central Coast orthodontists to make your dream smile possible.
Laura joined The Ortho Practice in November 2012 as our Manager. Originally from London, Laura’s career brought her to Australia which is where she now calls home.
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 loves to spend time outdoors exploring new camping destinations with her adventurous son and dog Coco by her side.
Dr Larissa Knodler
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.
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.
Mitchell joined The Ortho Practice in January 2022 as a Dental Hygienist after graduating from the University of Newcastle in 2014. With extensive experience working in both general and cosmetic dentistry, Mitchell is keen to pursue a passion for orthodontics here at The Ortho Practice.
In his spare time, he enjoys days at the beach, live music, and keeping fit through tennis, gym, and yoga. If you have any music recommendations he is all ears! (He likes to pretend he is young and hip).
Invisalign® Treatment Coordinator
Tristan joined The Ortho Practice in June 2017 and began her role as Invisalign® Treatment Coordinator soon after. Tristan is also the Assistant Practice Manager.
Tristan oversees clear aligner treatment at the practice to ensure our patients treatment runs smoothly. Her in-depth Invisalign® consultations are often the first step in many of our patients’ orthodontic journey.
During these consultations, Tristan explains the entire treatment process as well as estimated treatment timeframes and quotes based on the patient’s main goals. Having worked directly with our doctors for over 5 years, she is privy to their wealth of knowledge, skills and experience.
Outside of work, Tristan loves to cook, explore new places and is passionate about nature and the environment.
Sarah Jane also known to us as SJ joined the Ortho Practice in 2013. SJ qualified as a Dental nurse through Trinity College Dublin in 2007, following her move to Australia in 2010 SJ has continued to study, completing a certificate III in Dental Assisting and a Certificate IV in Dental Radiography, most recently completing her Certificate IV in training and assessing.
SJ’s extensive experience and knowledge through the Dental industry is wide spread having working in general and specialist such as periodontal, oral surgery, and paediatric. SJ initially took on the role at the Ortho Practice as a Treatment Coordinator and has since continued to do so, along with overseeing the day-to-day running of the Ortho Practice Clinic.
SJ initially took an interest in dental as a child she was fearful of visiting the dentist but it was always the friendly nurse that would comfort her through the visit. “I love being that support for someone who is finding the experience difficult or providing the information in a way someone can understand it. At the Ortho Practice I get to do all this and more, it truly is amazing seeing patients transformation, not only their teeth but in themselves to”.
Out of work, SJ is a social butterfly who likes trying new bars and restaurants, while trying to stay active by taking walks down to the beach, gym, and playing golf. SJ loves exploring new places and is a keen Traveller, visiting new counties and cities.
Clodagh joined The Ortho Practice in 2020 after graduating as a dental nurse in 2019.
Clodagh moved from Ireland in 2020 along with her partner to create a new way of life in the sunshine.
Outside of work, Clodagh loves going camping with her partner and friends, exploring new cities and catching sunrises on the beautiful beaches in Sydney.
Clodagh loves working in Orthodontics and is an expert in all the digital technology utilised in the practice including 3D scanning and printing.
Eilidh joined The Ortho Practice in February 2019 having relocated from the UK. During her time at TOP Eilidh has transitioned from Front Desk Coordinator, into the role of our Project Coordinator.
Eilidh ensures that our projects are always progressing and therefore that the front desk runs smoothly on a day to day basis. Being the first point of contact, Eilidh enjoys meeting our patients at the start of their orthodontic journey and seeing the positive changes orthodontic treatment makes to people’s lives. Eilidh’s super power is ensuring that all patient communication is up to date and that our dental colleagues are always aware of our joint patients progression.
Outside of The Ortho Practice, Eilidh enjoys going to the gym and trying to find the best bacon and egg roll in Sydney! She also enjoys sampling the local bars and restaurants of Newtown.
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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