Meet our staff

At Embrace Orthodontists we aim to provide a high level of service from the very moment you walk in the door and we are committed to meeting your needs and desires. Orthodontic treatment should be as comfortable as possible and the more comfortable we can make you feel the better experience you will have. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our practice!

Hygienists

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Madellyn

Dental Hygienist

Madellyn graduated from the Westmead College of Dental Therapy in 1983 and went on to study Dental Hygiene at the University of Queensland and Public Health at Queensland University of Technology, achieving a Bachelors Degree in Health Science.

Madellyn has attained a wealth of experience having worked in the dental profession for over 30 years and in many different dental settings across the ACT, NSW, QLD and Northern territory.

Madellyn has enhanced her orthodontic skills working alongside of Dr. Spiro Pazios since she joined the EO team in 2006. She finds working in orthodontics constantly evolving and challenging as new and exciting technologies are introduced and thrives on learning new skills that benefit both the Practice and Patients.

Madellyn is a professional, friendly member of our staff who loves her work as part of the Hygienist team and is committed to providing excellent service to our EO Patients.

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Sandra

Hygienst

Sandra started her dental career in 1993 as a dental assistant working in both the private and public sectors for 10 years. During that time Sandra completed numerous dental courses at CIT and in 2003 went on to study at Gilles Plains TAFE in Adelaide attaining her Diploma in Dental Hygiene.

After graduating, Sandra returned to Canberra as a qualified Dental Hygienist working in both general and specialists’ surgeries continuing to provide professional dental care to her patients.

Sandra joined the Embrace Orthodontists team in October 2009 working in both EO Belconnen and Manuka. Sandra thoroughly enjoys with such fun, motivating and knowledgeable colleagues.

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Kathryn

Dental Hygenist

Kathryn has been a vital part of the Embrace Orthodontists team for over 6 years.

Kathryn graduated in 1989 with a Advanced Diploma of Oral Hygiene and has worked in Orthodontics and General Dentistry ever since. Prior to her dental hygiene qualification Kathryn worked in specialist dental surgeries as a dental assistant.

Kathryn regularly travels to seminars all over Australia to further her education and is an active member of the local branch of the DHAA and is currently Branch President.

At Embrace Orthodontists Kathryn enjoys removing braces and the educational and preventative aspects of her profession.

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Claire

Hygienist

Claire holds an Advanced Diploma in Oral Health and Certificate IV in Dental Assisting. Her specialist training includes Panoramic Radiography, Intra Oral Radiography, General Anaesthesia & IV Sedation. Claires industry experience includes Endodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontics & Dental Implants as well as General Dentistry. Claire brings a wealth of experience to Embrace.

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Sandy

Hygienst

Sandy graduated from the University of Minnesota, USA with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 1987. Prior to this she graduated with a degree in Advance Dental Assistant from Green Bay Technical College, USA in 1983.

Sandy has been working for Embrace Orthodontists for 8 years. Her 30 year career in Dentistry covers many facets of Dental Hygiene including experience in Orthodontics, Peridontics (Gum Health), Paedontics (children’s dental health) and General Dentistry. Sandy’s experience working in Australia, the U.S and Switzerland enables Sandy to take a ‘best practice’ approach in caring for her patients.

You’ll see Sandy at Embrace Orthodontists in the treatment area at your orthodontic appointments. She is the one with the big smile and “white teeth”. She will do your 3D- Scans, before and after photos or any moulds (impressions) of your teeth you may need. Sandy will educate you on the best way to look after your braces with good oral hygiene and diet. You’ll also see Sandy on the BIG EXCITING day when your braces come off.

Sandy is registered with the Dental Board of Australia and Radiation License Board. She is a member of the Dental Hygiene Association of Australia, ACT branch. She enjoys attending Professional Development Courses yearly with her dental colleges both National and International.

Laboratory Technicians

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Peter

Senior Dental Technician

Peter has been with Embrace Orthodontists for 7 years. He has 28 years of experience in producing Orthodontic Appliances. Being an “in-house” technician allows Peter to speak directly to Dr. Spiro Pazios and Dr. Antony Vidovic ensuring each individual requirement is met for each appliance required. With Peter’s knowledge and attention to detail you can be assured our patients receive the finest and accurate appliances available to suit their particular needs.

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Anthony

Dental technician

At Embrace Orthodontists we aim to provide a high level of service from the very moment you walk in the door and we are committed to meeting your needs and desires. Orthodontic treatment should be as comfortable as possible and the more comfortable we can make you feel the better experience you will have. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our practice!

Orthodontic Assistants

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Stacey

Clinicial Co-ordinator and SureSmile Co-ordinator

Stacey is our clinical and Suresmile co-ordinator. She joined our practice in 2010. She has been in the Dental industry for 4 years prior to joining our team and has extensive knowledge in many various fields including in Orthodontics, General Dental and Prosthodontics.

Stacey has expanded her clinical experience with a Certificate III in Dental Assisting and Certificate IV in Radiography and extended duties. Stacey has taken part in many professional development courses to further increase her broad knowledge of the Dental Industry. Stacey undertakes various duties including the taking of 3D Scans and impressions, assisting with Dr. Pazios and Suresmile Submissions.

Stacey is also currently undergoing additional studies in Oral Health Promotion.

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Eliza

Dental Assistant

We know that the atmosphere of our practice really influences how a patient feels during their treatment. Eliza's warmth and constant smile puts our patients at ease. We currently have over 1200 patients in treatment and Eliza is great at making every single person feel like they have had exceptional customer service. You will see Eliza assisting the Doctors and Hygienists during your treatment.

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Cassandra

Dental Assistant and Indirect Bonding Technician

Cassandra plays an important assisting role to both Orthodontists, ensuring that the Doctors have everything they need to help patients during their visit. After you have your braces on, Cassandra is one of our team who can help instruct you on how best to take care of your teeth and your braces during your treatment.

Cassandra also plays a vital role in our Indirect Bonding. Under guidance from our Orthodontists, Cassie helps pre-prepare our patients braces before the day of fitting. This ensures a higher degree of accuracy in placing the braces and also saves our patients time in the chair due to the increased speed of application.

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Sharon

Dental Assistant & Treatment Co-ordinator

Sharon has been part of our Embrace team for over 10 years. She is a highly experienced Dental Assistant and works with Dr Vidovic. Sharon is multi-skilled, she is able to jump on reception to help out our team and patients and she is also a Treatment Co-ordinator.

Sterilisation Assistants

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Naomi

Sterilisation Lab Assistant

Naomi has been an essential component of the Embrace Orthodontist team almost 3 years. She is currently studying her bachelor degree in Environmental science. Naomi attends annual sterilisation seminars to keep up to date with OHS and ACT health regulations. She is a friendly welcoming person who enjoys maintaining a good relationship with her colleges and patients.

Administration

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Dianne

Business and Marketing Manager

Before joining Embrace Orthodontists, Di taught as a lecturer for three years at the Australian National University, in Marketing and Business Communication.

Di has over 10 years experience in Business Management and Marketing and has completed her Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and International Business) with Distinction and a Certificate III in Fitness with the Australian Fitness Network.

Di sees her main role at Embrace Orthodontists as ensuring that all team members enjoy work and have all the training and resources they need to help patients and their families during treatment. Her other major role is to raise community awareness about Embrace Orthodontists, ensuring its future business success. A major component of this is providing sponsorship to local schools and supporting local charity events.

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Helen

Office Manager

Helen has been a part of the Embrace Orthodontists team for over 4 years. She worked in General Dentistry for over 7 years and started at Embrace Orthodontists as a receptionist. Helen has attained a Certificate III in Aged Care.

Helen has also furthered her education by attending numerous courses regarding Orthodontics and Orthodontic software programming. She is an extremely valuable member of our practice and oversees many projects as well as the day to day efficiency of the practice.

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Erin

Reception & Treatment Co-ordinator

Erin has been with Embrace Orthodontists for 10 years. Being a trained Dental Assistant as well as a Receptionist, Erin is able to help explain the different treatment types available to our patients and what to expect at each appointment. If a patient has a concern during treatment such as a loose wire, Erin can assist our patients over the phone and advise what steps to take

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Katrina

Reception

Katrina started her career in the Dental Industry in 1996 where she was employed by Dr. Peter Boyle in Belconnen. She completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting at the CIT campus in Bruce in 1997 graduating at the top of her class. She continued to work with Dr. Peter Boyle in all areas of the practice including assisting, sterilization, reception and stock management. During her time there she also had the opportunity to work with Dr. Jim Grainer assisting in the removal of wisdom teeth under intravenous sedation. In 2003 she left the practice to raise her family.

Katrina has proven to be a vital member of our team and continues to provide patients with great service.

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