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Melanie Burnett

(BOH)

Oral Health Therapist – Victoria Point

Melanie is a compassionate and highly experienced Oral Health Therapist who is part of the Floss Victoria Point team. Melanie is degree qualified as an OHT, and brings more than a decade of experience to our practice. Melanie is gentle and approachable, and takes great pride in offering outstanding patient care.

Personalised dental care

Melanie is passionate about providing personalised care to each of her patients in order to help optimise their dental health. With a focus on prevention, Melanie works closely with the Dentists to enhance the experience and care of their patients.

Get to know your Oral Health Therapist

Tell us about yourself

I moved to Wynnum about 3 years ago and absolutely fell in love with the area. Since then I have been happy exploring all the areas the Bayside has to offer. I have two beautiful little girls who keep me very busy in my free time!

When did you decide to become an OHT?

After growing up and having a lot of orthodontic treatment myself, I developed an interest for dentistry and in particular preventative health. As I knew I wanted a career working with people and healthcare, becoming an Oral Health Therapist seemed like the perfect fit.

What would you say is your dental philosophy?

To provide exceptional patient care and personalised advice to all my patients in order to optimise their dental health. My focus is prevention and I am passionate about the importance of continuing care.

How do you keep up to date with techniques, technology and teachings?

I attend many continuing education courses and seminars every year and also watch numerous online webinars to always have the most recent information at hand.

As an OHT, what's the best part of your day?

Seeing my patients and getting to know them and their dental needs so I can make a difference in their lives and maximise their dental health.

What is the one thing you want patients to know about your work?

That they are my top priority and I always want to make their appointments as comfortable and easy as possible. Also that I am here to answer any questions they have regarding their dental health so no question is a silly question!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like swimming and the beach, summer is my favourite season! I also enjoy camping with my family when the weather is good. I used to read but don’t have much time anymore so instead I watch a lot of home renovation TV shows these days!

What is something people may not know about you?

I hate winter as I’m cold at the best of times. My favourite food is potatoes – in any form, but especially hot chips!

What would you do if you weren't an OHT?

Anything in the medical industry. I would have loved to be a surgeon.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Organised, loyal and compassionate.

Book an appointment with Melanie

Melanie is available for appointments at Victoria Point.