Something to smile about…
Simone is a South Australian-born dentist with over 25 years experience.
She grew up on a farm in Coonawarra and graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor Degree of Dental Surgery. She is passionate about continuing education in dentistry.
Simone is a member of The Australian Dental Association, The Australasian Sleep Medicine Association, The Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics, AADFA accredited, AAA Invisalign accredited and a Platinum Provider for Somnomed sleep apnoea/snoring devices.
In addition, Simone is a long-standing member of the international service organisation for business and professional women, Zonta International. Zonta is a human rights organisation which focuses on projects assisting women and girls.
“I really set a goal that I wanted to make a difference in dentistry and not just be like every other clinic,” Simone says. We have a fabulous, friendly and caring team at Smile by Design Dental Maroochydore, including my wonderful and dedicated practice manager Tammy, who has worked with me for over 20 years. We listen to you; we are down to earth; we are practical; we have a sense of humour; we fully explain your treatment choices in easy to understand terms and encourage you to ultimately decide your own treatment preference. In addition, we welcome questions and we are happy to demystify dentistry. Furthermore, we empathise and provide honest, practical advice on what we would do ourselves faced with your specific dental issue.
Patients have become long term friends. “I’ve had patients return to the practice for a follow-up appointment and hug me,” Simone says. “We have patients who travel from Brisbane, Bribie Island, Western Queensland, Hervey Bay and from overseas to see us on a regular basis. It is a huge compliment for us all. It’s very satisfying knowing that you have changed someone’s life for the better.”
Comfy neck pillows, aromatherapy, headphones to listen to music, or watch a DVD movie and a dedicated children’s play area with a television, DVD’s, toys and books are all routinely available during your dental visit.
Overall, it is the entire friendly and compassionate team at Smile by Design who will make your visit a positive experience in your quest for beautiful and/or healthy teeth. Even the face behind the gorgeous smile on our website belongs to a real person, dental nurse Sarah.