Our Periodontal Hygienists

Our registered periodontal hygienists have the critical role of supporting the care provided by your periodontist.

With specific training and exposure to an extensive range of periodontal conditions and treatment modalities, you can rest easy knowing that your periodontist has the best possible support team supporting your health.

Eloise Bensch

AO0P7673Eloise graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2001 and has worked in the dental field for over 10 years in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Eloise moved to Brisbane in 2010 and has experience in general and periodontal practices.

Eloise is a National Past President of The New Zealand Dental Hygienists’ Association

Away from the practice, Eloise is busy running after her little boy, Aaron and daughter Aria.

 

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Meynderd Peens

Meynderd “Meynie” Peens graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2007 (Cum Laude) and worked in the Orthodontic field for 9 years in both Specialist Orthodontic practices and as a Territory Manager for an International Orthodontic Manufacturing company before emigrating to Australia.

Meynie recently joined the Periocare Team after moving up from Melbourne and holds full Dental Hygiene registration in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.

Meynie is a committed runner and takes every opportunity to get out on the road. He has completed a few ultra-marathons and he wants to complete a triathlon in the next 2 years!

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Michelle Fraser

AO0P7597Michelle Fraser graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at University of Alberta, Canada in 1991.  She worked in general private practice in Edmonton,  Alberta for six years before emigrating to Australia.  Michelle is an experienced Periodontal Hygienist and has been with the Periocare team since 2001.

Michelle is a member of the Dental Hygienist’s Association and has held executive committee positions in the Queensland branch. Michelle actively participates in Periocare’s fundraising activities and completed the Kokoda Challenge (2011) and the Oxfam Trailwalker (2012).

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Elizabeth Payne

AO0P7587Elizabeth (“Liz”) joined Periocare in 2005 and is a longstanding and dedicated team member. Liz graduated (dux) in 1990 from Adelaide, which was the only training facility in Australia at the time. Liz has been employed in both private practice and the public sector in  general and specialist dental  practices. She has held executive committee positions in the Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia (Qld).

Liz has additional qualifications in local anaesthesia, orthodontics, oral health education and dental radiography.

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Alan Timmerman

Alan TimmermanAlthough Alan has only recently joined the Periocare team, he has been working in a specialist periodontal practice for almost three years.

Alan graduated with a B.Oral Health Therapy from Griffith University in 2010 and over the past five years has gained experience in various general and specialist practices. His main passion however lies in periodontics. Alan holds membership to the Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia (Qld) and the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association (Qld).

In his spare time, Alan enjoys snowboarding, travelling and fishing.

 

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Jeremy Wheaton

AO0P7591Jeremy joined Periocare in 2007 when the new 800 Gympie Rd premises opened. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 2000 with a B.Applied HSc (Oral Health). Jeremy has over 12 years experience working in general dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics and specialist HIV/Oncology Dental Hospital services (St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney). Jeremy is a proud member of the Dental Hygienists’ Association (Qld).

In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys competitive road cycling and watching rugby.

 

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Our Periodontal Hygiene Team

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