Our Team

We are extremely proud of the range of talent and experience possessed by our specialised team. Our team consists of Dental Therapists, a Treatment Coordinator, Chair Side Assistants, a Practice Manager and an Administration staff. All the staff maintain and update their skills through regular, quality continuing education programs. Dr O’Callaghan is firmly committed to being up-to-date with all new orthodontic advances and maintaining an excellent, well-trained staff.

  • Siobhan Smith - Practice Manager
    Practice Manager at Virtuosum Orthodontics, with more than 15 years experience managing performance and services across all aspects of this Orthodontic provider, Siobhan Smith is perfectly placed to share her insight and experience with patients. Siobhan prides herself on persistent improvement in the management of the practice and patient outcomes, however her favourite part of the job continues to be the effect that an amazing smile can have in igniting and changing a person's life. Siobhan loves spending time with her husband, Anthony and their two beautiful children, Xavier and Zara. When Siobhan is not ferrying her children from one sporting activity to the next, she loves involving herself in her local community and spending time with friends.
  • Renee Phillips - Treatment Coordinator
    Renee completed her certificate 3 in Dental Assisting in 2001 and worked in General Practice in Greensborough and Diamond Creek for 3 years. Renee commenced working in Specialist Practice with Dr O’Callaghan in 2004, where she has fulfilled many roles including Chair-side Assistant, Inventory Manager, Suresmile Coordinator and Treatment Coordinator. Renee also completed her certificate 4 in Dental Radiography in 2007. Renee is passionate about her attention to detail and enjoys her close interaction with all of our Virtuosum Patients. Outside of working at Virtuosum Orthodontics, Renee enjoys the hustle and bustle of inner city living, yoga, road trips and dancing away to her favourite music.
  • Stacey Cairns - New Patient Coordinator
    Stacey commenced working as an Orthodontic Assistant in Specialist Practice with Dr. O'Callaghan in 2007. Completing her Certificate IV in Dental Radiography at Ingenuity Institute in 2010, Stacey is a senior team member at Virtuosum Orthodontics. As the New Patient Coordinator, Stacey’s dedication and attention to detail is outstanding. Stacey loves meeting the patients and their families for the first time and helping them start their orthodontic journey. Stacey also enjoys going to the gym, travelling and a night out with the girls.
  • Narelle Foulkes - Dental Therapist
    With over twenty years experience as a Dental Therapist, Narelle is the Clinical Director at Virtuosum Orthodontics. Graduating in 1991 with a Diploma in Applied Science (Dental Therapy) from the Melbourne Dental Therapy School, Narelle worked for 13 years in the School Dental Service providing general dental treatment for children in the outer Eastern Suburbs. Narelle joined Dr. O’Callaghan in Specialist Orthodontic Practice in 2003. Narelle is an extremely talented and gifted clinician who is passionate about orthodontics and the incredible smiles she helps to create. Narelle feels privileged to participate in what can be for some patients, a life changing process. Narelle lives on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula with her husband and her two gorgeous dogs, Gus and Pippa. When Narelle is not busy with her local Fly ball Association, she enjoys cooking, entertaining and caravanning.
  • Duncan Lu - Dental Therapist
    Duncan is a highly trained and valued member of the Virtuosum team. After receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Oral Health in Adelaide in 2011, he was the recipient of "The Oral Health Research Prize" for his published article "Access to oral health care for homeless persons: are dental health professional's a barrier?" Duncan spent two years training in the Oral Health public sector in South Australia as well as working as an Oral Health Therapist in a private practice, prior to joining the Virtuosum team. Duncan has a great sense of humour and impresses his colleagues with his cooking skills at lunchtime. Duncan enjoys many sports such as: AFL, tennis, soccer, basketball, golf and snowboarding.
  • Kate O'Loughlin - Dental Therapist
    Kate joined the dynamic Virtuosum Orthodontics Therapist team in 2014 after receiving her Oral Health Therapy qualification from LaTrobe University. Kate’s interest in dentistry began at a young age when she came to enjoy her own dental visits. Kate is passionate about sharing that joy with the patients at Virtuosum Orthodontics. When Kate isn’t helping to create amazing smiles, she is working out at the gym, socializing with friends and family, going to the movies or hitting the dance floor. In her free time, Kate has developed a love for travelling and is a self confessed shopaholic.
  • Nicola Rushton - Orthodontic Assistant
    Originally from the South West if England, Nicola has lived in Australia since 2011. With A keen interest in Oral Hygiene, Nicola gained her Certificate III in Dental Assisting while living in Queensland and working in a General Dental Practice. Joining the Virtuosum Team in 2017, Nicola's warm and caring interaction with the patients and their families has seen her fulfil the role of New Patient Coordinator. Nicola really enjoys getting to know the patients and enjoys the fun, supportive and exciting atmosphere here at Virtuosum Orthodontics. When she's not looking after our patients, Nicola enjoys dining out and spending time with her family and friends.
  • Tayla De Graaf - Orthodontic Assistants
    A people person, Tayla Joined Virtuosum Orthodontics in 2017. Tayla enjoys all aspects of her job, especially working alongside such a dynamic and vibrant crew. It gives Tayla great joy to assist our patient's positive change in their lives through Orthodontic Treatment. Outside of work, Tayla enjoys online shopping, going out for pizza, listening to music and dancing up a storm with her friends.
  • Elise Cutajar - Orthodontic Assistants
    Elise is a senior team member at Virtuosum Orthodontics, commencing working with Dr. O'Callaghan in 2007. Since becoming a Mum to two Beautiful boys and starting her own pot design business. Elise's time is limited but she still loves being part of such a friendly and fun team. With her impressive skills and incredible attention to detail, Elise manages the Virtuosum Laboratory where she helps to create amazing smiles. When Elise is not running around after her boys, she enjoys spending time at the Mornington Peninsula, attending craft markets and shopping.
  • Alycia Olney - Orthodontic Assistants
    Alycia commenced working with Dr. O'Callaghan in 2018 and has completed Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2012 and Certificate IV in Practice Management in 2015. Alycia continues to develop her impressive skills, which include chair side assisting and managing the SureSmile records. Alycia is a people person and she loves the fun and happy environment at work where she helps to create beautiful smiles! In her spare time, Alycia enjoys playing football, holidays, camping and hanging out with her friends and family.
  • Katrece Cecchin - Orthodontic Assistants
    Katrece commenced working with Dr. O'Callaghan in 2017 after completing a Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2011 and Certificate IV with a Radiography License in 2015, Katrece continues to develop her impressive skills, which include chair side assisting, compiling patient records and helping to create amazing smiles! When she is not at work Katrece enjoys spending time with her husband, friends and family. Katrece loves exploring the great outdoors doing such activities as camping and she is also a passionate skier, snow boarder and wakeboarder.
  • Maggie Wilson - Office Coordinator
    Maggie is an integral member of the Virtuosum Team and has just graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science. With a delightfully easy going disposition, Maggie enjoys being one of the first people to greet our patients. The warm interaction and seeing their wonderful smiles at the end of treatment is a highlight. In Maggie's spare time she enjoys playing football, going to the beach on a warm and sunny day and spending time with her friends and family.
  • Jennifer Kay - Office Coordinator
    Jenn has been part of the dynamic Administration team at Virtuosum Orthodontics since 2018. Jenn enjoys meeting new patients of all age groups and watching their fabulous transformation when their braces are removed. Jenn enjoys spending time with her partner and gong for drives on the weekend exploring new places and keeping fit. In her spare time, Jenn revels in a quiet night at home watching Netflix and cooking healthy meals.