Introducing our skilled support team
Our support team at Distinctive Dental Care in Bundaberg consistently ensure that each of our patients have a positive dental experience, both in and out of the dentist chair. From assisting you throughout your procedure, to reminding you of your upcoming appointments, our support team is here to ensure you are comfortable, confident and relaxed.
Ashleigh – Oral Health Therapist
Ashleigh graduated with her Diploma of Oral Health Therapy from Brisbane UQ in 2012. Prior to her study, Ashleigh worked as a dental assistant and has many years experience in the Dental industry.
She is an energetic and enthusiastic part of our team. Although small is stature (and very youthful looking) don’t be fooled by this little dynamo. She loves a challenge.
In her spare time Ash and her partner love to garden, they grow much of the food they eat, they also like to up-cycle old furniture, camp and kayak. Ash is very health conscious, and enjoys jogging and keeping fit; she also loves to bake ‘healthy’ treats for us all using lots of her homegrown fruits and vegetables.
Pene – Practice Manager
Pene became a dental assistant in 1995. She has since then completed her Cert III in Dental Assisting, Cert IV in Dental Radiography, Cert IV in Practice Management and Diploma of Practice Management. Managing our business administration, Pene is both efficient and inspiring.
Pene is married to Dr Makepeace and is often seen enjoying the company of her four children. As a busy working mum, Pene rarely has time for leisure activities, however when she does she likes to spend her time reading or stand up paddle boarding.
Belinda – Oral Health Therapist
Belinda is a focused and dynamic member of our team, starting with us in 2007; she has since completed her Cert III in Dental Assisting, Cert IV in Dental Radiography and She is now a fully qualified Oral Health Therapist after undertaking full-time university studies to become an Oral Health Therapist.
Belinda is a state champion in Archery; she loves camping, fishing, kayaking and country music.
Jo – Hygiene Coordinator
Jo has been a dental assistant for over 20 years; working with us previously, and then rejoining our team when she returned to Bundaberg in 2009. She has completed her Cert III in Dental Assisting, Cert IV in Dental Radiography and Cert IV in Oral Hygiene.
Jo is our rock, she is positive, and inspiring, she is the ‘heart and soul’ of our practice. She nurtures everyone in our team, and every patient she meets. There is always a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye.Jo is very health conscious, and enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two daughters; she loves the outdoors, keeping fit and healthy, regular trips to the beach and walking her dogs.
Aimee – Clinical Manager
Aimee has over five years experience and has been with us since 2012. She has completed her Cert III in Dental Assisting and her Cert IV in Dental Radiography. She is like a bright little butterfly in our midst; she is always flitting everywhere wearing a smile from ear to ear.
Aimee is our ‘princess’ she loves all things girly and pretty, she used to dance as a child and still loves to keep fit, always keeping herself busy. In her spare time Aimee enjoys watersports and taking her Jet Ski out for a spin.
keep fit and active, and surround themselves with a large collection of pets.
Sam – Patient Coordinator
Sam has a certificate 3 in Dental Assisting with nearly 30 yrs experience. She has lived here for over years, raised her two children; and loves spending her weekends on their lifestyle. Sam loves camping, fishing and spending time with her family.
Jessica- Patient Coordinator
On maternity leave
Jess joined our team in 2014, with previous experience as a medical receptionist and a Cert III in Medical Administration. She initially started training with us as a Dental assistant, but her administration skills proved so valuable we quickly put her where she excelled as our front office coordinator.
Jess can be very bubbly with easygoing nature, but she is no pushover. She is always in control and one step ahead of the rest of us. In her spare time Jess helps her husband manage their two cane farms, she is a real country girl at heart, who loves camping, fishing and country music (we all think her and Belinda are twins separated at birth). Jess is also a passionate foodie who loves to experiment with recipes and turn them into gluten free masterpieces.
On maternity leave with baby #3
Natalie joined our team in 2012, having never worked in Dental she was an experienced Medical receptionist who quickly fitted in to our team. Natalie is our most outgoing and vibrant team member who is always happy to talk to you about anything and everything.
Natalie gave birth to her first son in 2013, returning to us part time late 2013, and is now back at the practice again following the birth of her second son in 2015. Natalie and her fiancé are both musical and love to spend their time expanding their talents, they also enjoy good food, wine and friends.