Meet the Team at Mermaid Smiles
Sara, Dental Assistant
Sara has been working as a dental assistant for over 11 years. Over this time, she has enjoyed being able to connect with patients and working with them to help create their dream smiles.
She loves to make patients feel comfortable with some light-hearted humour, and it’s her favourite thing when she can help someone overcome their fear of a dentist.
When she’s not at work you can find Sara enjoying fun days at the beach with her two daughters and husband while cooking a delicious barbeque.
Madeline, Dental Assistant
Madeline has been assisting in dentistry for the past 9 years, first beginning her career in surgical dentistry to now focusing more on cosmetic based dentistry.
She loves being able to help transform smiles alongside our passionate dentists and getting to see the amazing results patients receive after each transformation.
When she’s not helping create beautiful smile makeovers, Madeline loves spending time exploring the Gold Coast with her two young children.
Natasha, Dental Assistant
Natasha joined our team after switching from her career in early childhood care.
Although it is a bit of a change, Natasha has smoothly transitioned into the role, now using her patient, caring skills from her previous career in the dental practice environment.
Her friendly, calming nature is recognised and loved by all our guests during their appointments. Originally from Victoria, she now calls the Gold Coast home and enjoys fishing with her partner, camping amongst our beautiful beaches and the active lifestyle culture that Mermaid Beach is renowned for.
Kristen, Dental Assistant
Kristen has spent 6 years as a Dental Assistant & Receptionist where she established a true passion for dentistry. She enjoys all aspects of the dental profession, especially helping patients to overcome their fear of dental work.
As a mum, Kristen understands how important it is for children to adopt healthy oral hygiene habits, so she is passionate about kids dental and helping form healthy habits from a young age. She loves being a part of the reason kids get excited to brush their teeth and visit the dentist!
Outside of work Kristen enjoys the simple things in life, like coffee, early morning walks, beach swims and chasing around after her two young children along with her kelpie and husband.
Sally joined the Mermaid Smiles team in 2020 as our amazing, friendly receptionist after spending the previous 7 years managing ski resorts in Japan and Perisher. Because of her background as a Speech Pathologist, along with working within the hospitality industry, Sally is very aware of the importance of good dental health and the confidence a healthy smile can give!
She loves working at Mermaid Smiles and being able to welcome regular patients as well as meeting new ones, helping provide the best possible experience to everyone who visits.
Outside of the clinic Sally loves hanging out with her friends and family, eating at new restaurants, and travelling whenever she’s able to.
After working within dental practices for over 8 years, Shari prides herself on understanding anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist. Patient comfort is her number one priority ensuring everyone feels welcomed and looked after during their visit.
Shari has a strong background in Orthodontics and is passionate about giving patients a straight smile with simple treatments like Invisalign. You can spot her working throughout the clinic but usually you can find her on the reception desk welcoming patients and answering calls.
When she’s not at work Shari enjoys finding hidden gems in Op shops and spending time with her wife and fur baby while camping and exploring in their decked-out Suzuki Jimny.