Meet Our Staff

The staff here at Lavrin & Lawrence Orthodontics are dedicated to making your orthodontic treatment a pleasant and stress-free experience. You can feel comfortable in the hands of our friendly and experienced team. 

Dental therapists/hygienists

FionaFiona graduated from the School of Dental Therapy, Melbourne in 1990 and has worked extensively in both the public and private sector. Most recently Fiona has worked in specialist orthodontic and paediatric practices. When not at work, Fiona is usually found in her kitchen following her passion for cooking. Fiona’s other interests include travelling, staying fit and reading.

 
 

SandraSandra graduated from RMIT University, Melbourne with an Advanced Diploma of Oral Health, Dental Hygiene in 2014. She brings with her years of industry experience from her previous role as a Dental Assistant in both orthodontics and periodontics. Her interest in the dental profession was sparked in her late teens with her own experience of having braces, which led her to study in this field. Sandra lives with her husband and pet Vizsla dogs and loves exploring the Yarra Valley and local markets as well as dabbling in restoration projects, motorbike and horse riding.

 
 

Tamsin - dental therapists – hygienists

Tamsin graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Diploma in Dental Therapy in 2005. She then pursued further training in the field and graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2007. Following graduation, Tamsin lived in Darwin and Brisbane where she worked in both general and orthodontic practice in the public and private sector. Having finally come home to Melbourne, Tamsin now works full time in her favourite field of Orthodontics at Lavrin and Lawrence and is very proud of the service they provide. Tamsin lives with her husband and loves film, literature, skiing and polaroid photography.

 

Victor - dental therapistsVictor is one of the Dental Therapists here at Lavrin & Lawrence Orthodontics,who also works part-time in a general dental practice. Victor loves the interaction with our patients; especially when their braces are removed and their new smile is unveiled! He has four adult children - three boys and one girl. Victor’s outside interests include gardening, surf fishing and spending time with his family.

 
 

Treatment Coordinators

AnnaAnna joined the Lavrin and Lawrence team in 2012. As a treatment coordinator, Anna cares for our new patients during their first appointment and guides them through the process of starting their orthodontic treatment. Anna is also responsible for promoting and advertising our practice. With over 10 years’ experience in the Dental and Orthodontic field, Anna has been grateful to be a part of many patients’ journeys, creating healthy and confident smiles. Being from QLD originally, she loves to surf! Otherwise you will find her preparing for the next body sculpting competition or spending time with her beloved dog Heidi and 2 cheeky cats.

 

Kirsti

Kirsti is one of our Treatment Coordinators. With over 12 years experience in customer service 6 years spent as Flight Attendant. Kirsti enjoys sailing, surfing and running in her spare time. She loves the outdoors and adventures. Her goal in life is to cage dive with the Great White Sharks in South America!

 
 

Nadine - dental nurseEver since Nadine was a young girl she wanted to be a dental nurse. Nadine has been in the dental profession for approximately 25 years. She grew up in Adelaide where she married and then moved to the UK for 4 years. She continued working in dentistry in the magnificent city of York and has since returned to Melbourne and now has two children who are at school.

 
 

Administration

Breannon Breannon has worked in the dental industry for the past eight years. Outside of her reception duties at Lavrin and Lawrence Orthodontics, she enjoys travelling, snowboarding and spending time with family and friends.

 
 

HayleyHayley joined the Lavrin and Lawrence Orthodontics team after working in orthodontics for the past 16 years. She loves seeing our patients’ confidence shine when their treatment is complete. Hayley shares here experience between our front office and as one of our valued Treatment Coordinators. Outside of work, Hayley enjoys spending time with her Husband and two young children.

 
 

JacquiJacqui is a very valuable addition to the Lavrin and Lawrence team, bringing with her over 35 years’ experience in the industry! After living in Sydney and Queensland, Jacqui has now settled in Melbourne. She is dedicated to patient care, and has a fabulous rapport with you, our patients. Outside of her working life, Jacqui has a very close family she adores spending time with (and this includes her cheeky Beagle, Sari!) and we had better not forget her love for.. shop… shop… shop…. SHOPPING!

 
 

WayneWayne and his wealth of customer service and administration experience joined our team recently, and we couldn’t be happier. Wayne takes great pride in getting things done right the first time and enjoys developing great rapport with our patients with competence and calmness. When not in the office, he enjoys spending time with friends, family, gardening and travelling!

 
 

Management

Kathleen is our Practice Manager. She has been with our practice since it opened. Kathleen has worked in the dental industry for more than 20 years. Her amazing experience and personal touch helps our office run smoothly.

 

LeeLee has over 11 years’ experience in in the dental Industry. New to orthodontics, Lee has been a practice manager for general dental practices before we were privileged to have her join us! If Lee is away from her superstar work at Lavrin and Lawrence, it is likely you will find her sharing laughter and fun with friends and family, or spoiling her two gorgeous staffys.

 
 

Clinical team

AbdelAbdel has been part of the dental industry for over 10 years. Originally from Sydney, Abdel graduated as a dental technician before moving to Adelaide to work on an Orthodontic practice for 4 years. We are fortunate that Abdel's wife is now studying Special Needs Dentistry here in Melbourne, so Abdel has brought his happy, positive disposition to the Lavrin and Lawrence team! He enjoys outdoor sports and hiking when not spreading smiles around our office.

 
 

AlaynaAlyana made the change from assisting in aged care into orthodontics a number of years ago and has loved the fast paced positive energy that fills this industry. Moving from Sydney mid-2015 and leaving a much loved practice was a hard decision, but she is grateful to have found the Lavrin and Lawrence family to be a part of! Alayna feels that nursing and developing rapport with patients and their families while you see their smiles change and confidence grow is the best part of the job. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends, reading, voluntary work and exploring her new home city of Melbourne!

 
 

CatrinaCatrina has approximately 2 years’ experience working in the world of teeth! She began her time in a general dental practice, and is now thrilled to be a part of the Lavrin and Lawrence team as a superstar nurse and receptionist. Catrina enjoys learning all about the fun and fast paced orthodontic field. Away from orthodontics you will find her soaking up the sun at the beach or cooking for her friends and family.

 
 

ChelseaOriginally from England, Chelsea has worked as a nurse in the dental field for about 10 years. She started in general practice then began working in hospitals, specialising in implants and oral surgery. It was here she found her passion for orthodontic and orthognathic surgical treatment. You will find Chelsea applying her phenomenal multitasking skills in all areas of the practice, from nursing to reception and behind the scenes duties such as ordering! In Chelsea’s spare time she enjoys planning her wedding, cooking and a bit of retail therapy!

 
 

Gabe – dental nurseGabe is a dental nurse and has worked in the dental field for many moons. Approximately 35 years! She left only to have her three children. Now that Gabe’s children are older, she enjoys more holidays with her husband, Mark.

 
 

HollyHolly has joined us here in Melbourne from Queensland. She worked for an orthodontic practice in Brisbane for over many years. Holly enjoys getting to know with the patients as they go throughout their treatment. She enjoys going to see live music and loves to travel and experience new places.

 
 

Marija - dental nurseMarija is a dental assistant with over 10 years of experience. She is originally from Macedonia. Her role is to manage our sterilizing procedures and ensure this runs efficiently. Marija enjoys spending time with her husband and three boys. She also likes gardening and reading books.