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Meet the Team

Tania Hill, Practice Manager

Tania Hill — Practice Manager

In her role at the practice, Tania ensures that the day-to-day operations of our dental office run smoothly. She has taken courses in the following: Practice Management, Infection Control, and Business Management.

When she’s not working, Tania enjoys spending time with her family, relaxing and personal development.Wendy Bazzana, Dental Assistant

Wendy Bazzana – Receptionist/Dental Assistant

Formerly, Wendy was employed as a resort manager for 20 years. While she enjoyed working in that industry, she’s glad she made the career switch to the dental field. For her, being part of an allied health field assisting patients to achieve a smile they are happy with is rewarding. Wendy also endeavours to make each patient’s visit pleasant in our calm and friendly environment.

Since 1983, Wendy has had on-the-job training on a permanent and casual basis. She possesses a Diploma of Hospitality Management. Also, she has training in infection control in an office based environment.

In her spare time, Wendy enjoys spending time with family, cooking and gardening.

Saori Hara, Dental Assistant/Dental Hygienist

Saori Hara, Dental Assistant

Your health starts from your mouth! I became interested in dentistry as I always wanted to contribute to people’s health.”

Dental professionals typically see patients on a more regular basis than other healthcare professionals. Because of that, Saori is able to develop long-term relationships with them. Serving in her role has enabled her to meet people from all aspects of life. She feels emotional warmth seeing her regular patients.

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Education and Professional Development

Saori graduated from Tsurumi University in Tokyo in 2000. To prepare for her role as a dental assistant/dental hygienist, she later attended TAFE SA in Adelaide. In 2018, she earned an Advanced Diploma of Oral Hygiene. Saori has a dental hygiene license both in Japan and Australia. She has worked in the dental field since 1999.
To maintain and further her dental knowledge, Saori attends several continuing professional development courses throughout the year.

Outside the Practice

When she’s not working, Saori enjoys travelling, exploring nice restaurants, jogging and body boarding. She also speaks Japanese.

Maria Gallo, Dental AssistantMaria Gallo – Dental Assistant

Ria was inspired to pursue a career in the dental field as she was looking for a career change and found the dental industry very interesting. In her role at TC Smiles, she performs a variety of tasks and ensures that patients are comfortable and feel cared for.

Outside the practice, Ria loves going to the beach. She also likes to go on long walks and socialise with friends.

Rona Lane — Dental Nurse

Rona Lane, Dental NurseFor Rona, what interested her the most about dentistry was patient interaction and patient care.

For me, the most fulfilling aspect of being a dental nurse is seeing the patient satisfied and walk out with a smile.”

Rona has a Certificate IV in Dental Assisting. As she previously worked for a paediatric specialist for two years, she has experience working with kids and special needs children. Rona also worked in GA and Theatre.
In her spare time, Rona enjoys going to the beach, reading books and doing yoga.

Rachel Bryant, Dental Assistant

Rachel Bryant – Receptionist/Dental Assistant

Helping patients to have an excellent experience at every visit is one of Rachel’s goals at the practice. To prepare for her role here, she earned a Diploma in Dental Nursing. She qualified in Nottingham, England.

Rachel has spent nearly thirty years in the dental industry working in the UK and Australia. She worked in the areas of sales and marketing for Oral-B, as well as specialist sales for dental implants.

Outside of the practice, Rachel enjoys being a mum to three very active and adventurous kids who spend every opportunity at the skate park or the beach surfing.

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TC Smiles Team | (07) 5523 2288